Historic Jefferson Railway announces their annual Terror on the Bayou Halloween Festival with something for gobblins of all ages this Halloween evening, October 31, 2010. Daylight through night activities targeted to satisfy all audiences.
Featuring the Runaway Fright Train, plus carnival games, corn-maze, pumpkin carving, costume contest, mini-maze and mini-haunted house. Runaway Fright Train rides get progressively spookier as the hour grows later, so you can choose your level of spine-tingling, thrill-seeking in the Piney Woods.
Experience the Creepy Screamin’ Corn Maze, Haunted Cemetery and Tunnel of Doom! Walk through the home of the Boggy Creek monster as depicted in the upcoming feature horror movie, “Boggy Creek”, filmed in Jefferson and Uncertain.
Prices range from $14.50-$18.00 for Runaway Fright Train and $12-$15 for the evening Screamin’ Corn Maze. Combination tickets are $23-$27.50. Special daylight maze tour from 1-4pm is only $5.
Find us one mile east of Jefferson off Hwy 49 at Cypress Bayou RV Park.
Order tickets online at www.JeffersonRailway.com, or purchase tickets on-site. Train seating is limited, so get your tickets early!
Stay at Delta Street Inn bed and breakfast. See us online at www.deltastreetinn.com.
Dine as never before on Sunday, October 17, 2010 on Austin Street in historic Jefferson, Texas as the street becomes East Texas’ largest restaurant during the “19th Annual Taste of Jefferson”.
Local restaurateurs, café owners and non-profit organizations turn out samples of their finest foods for this mouthwatering event.
Visitors can start with a soup or salad (or both), pick entrée samples, and then top it off from an assortment of desserts.
Lunch will be served Sunday, October 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-11. Austin Street will be closed to through traffic so bring comfortable shoes for the three-block buffet.
The Taste of Jefferson is sponsored by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce and The Made-Rite Company of Longview, proud distributors of Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper and other refreshing beverages.
Stay at Delta Street Inn, the #1 rated bed and breakfast in Jefferson, Texas by Trip Advisor. See www.deltastreetinn.com.
The 2nd Annual Classic Car Show supporting the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department will be held September 4, 2010. Registration starts at 9 AM; awards at 3 PM. Cars will be on display at the Jefferson Tourism Center parking lot at 305 E. Austin St.
Pre-registration is $20, or $25 on the show date. For more information call 903-742-9449 or 903-665-9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail early entries including your name, year & make of car, address, phone, email, your signature and date to:
Jefferson Fire Brigade Benefit
114 N. Walnut St.
Jefferson, TX 75657
Drawings, Auction, 24 trophies in 12 classes, display of new muscle cars.
Call today and get your space!
Stay at one of Jefferson’s wonderful bed and breakfast inns. Jefferson is the B&B Capital of East Texas.
Come visit historic Jefferson, once the riverport to the southwest. Located on Big Cypress Bayou, between Lake O’ the Pines and Caddo Lake. Lots to see and do!
Visit historical Jefferson, Texas before summer slips away! Feel as though you have travelled far away in just the time of a short drive.
Once the premier port city to the southwest, Jefferson bathes you in Civil War era history and architechture of the deep south and New Orleans. You will feel as if you have travelled much farther than the short drive that takes you almost beyond the piney woods of East Texas.
Adventure awaits you. Great selection of bed and breakfast inns (B&B’s), restaurants galore, unique shopping and a wide array of attractions. Carriage rides, steam train, Big Cypress Bayou boat tours, ghost walk, home tours, soda fountains, history museum, car museum, lake activities at Lake O’ the Pines and boat tours on Caddo Lake…one a wood-fired, steam-driven paddle wheel boat reminiscent of Jefferson’s port city hay day. Refresh yourself with a cold, hand squeezed limeade.
Last minute trips are fun and restful lodging awaits you at comfortable B&B’s like Delta Street Inn. See www.deltastreetinn.com and book your stay now! Or call toll-free 1-877-665-2929 today.
See you soon in Jefferson, Texas. For more info see our tourism site at www.visitjeffersontexas.com and our Chamber of Commerce site at www.jefferson-texas.com.
Participate in the 26th Annual North Texas Norton Owners Association Rallye at Lake O’ the Pines near the historic port city of Jefferson, Texas. Dates are October 1,2 and 3, 2010. See details at http://www.ntnoa.org/.
Join 300 attendees from 5 states and see over 100 vintage motorcycles of mostly British and European manufacturers. All makes and models are welcome.
Enjoy riding the beautiful back roads plus the fishing and camping around the lake. Or enjoy staying in one of many of the B&B’s in Jefferson, the B&B capital of East Texas. Jefferson offers great restaurants, attractions and shopping, too. See http://www.visitjeffersontexas.com/ and http://www.jefferson-texas.com/.
You may wish to stay at Delta Street Inn, a premier bed and breakfast inn. Trip Advisor has named Delta Street Inn #1 of 22 B&B’s in Jefferson. Visit http://www.deltastreetinn.com/ for more information or call toll free at 1-877-665-2929. Email email@example.com.
Riverport Ambassadors of Jefferson, Texas introduce “persons in character” at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2010 in downtown Jefferson. Members in period costumes recreate the Golden Era of Jefferson during the Civil War, bringing mid-1800′s history to life.
Meet the band of merry characters under the trees in front of First National Bank at the corner of Polk and Lafayette. Look for Civil War heroes, scalawags, railroad tycoons, clerks, church ladies or steamboat captains.
Riverport Ambassadors was created by a group of volunteers interested in enhancing the “Riverport Experience” by having fun, dressing in period costume and interacting one-on -one with guests and visitors. Their mission is to promote tourism, support businesses and interpret the colorful history of Jefferson.
Jefferson is nestled in the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas and seems frozen in a simpler time; a time of charm and elegance. More than 100 buildings and homes have historical markers. Many are bed and breakfst inns. Others are museums, craft and antique shops and restaurants.
Come see history brought to life!
Rotary Club of Jefferson, Texas, in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is providing pre-school kids in Marion County, Texas a better chance to be “reading-ready” for school. Kids newborn to age 5 get a free book each month until they turn 5 years old. Contact Rotarians Kathy Patrick at 903-445-2353 or Bob Thomas at 903-407-3137 to register your child, make us aware of a qualifying child or to make a donation.
If you live outside of Marion County, Texas anywhere in the world and wish to find out who sponsors your area, see http://www.imaginationlibrary.com/. This is a Rotary International sanctioned program. Anyone can start a program in your area.
The 5th Annual festival honoring Cass County native and electric guitar pioneer, Aaron Thibeaux “T-Bone” Walker takes place Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19, at Music City Texas Theater in Linden, Texas. Located just 20 minutes north of Jefferson, Texas, this fabulous venue is just west of downtown Linden, off Highway 11.
Walker would have been 100 years old on May 28. His innovative electric guitar style inspired many rock musicians including Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendricks.
After moving to Dallas, Walker became a singer, dancer and guitarist in the night clubs of Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood. He befriended and performed with many blues legends such as Blind Lemmon Jefferson and Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter.
Performers at this year’s event include: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Henry Gray, Emily Elbert, Kayla Reeves and Johnny Winter.
Indoor and outdoor show tickets range in price from Free to $5, $20 and $50.
For more info: call 903-756-7774 or see http://www.tbonewalkerbluesfest.com/ and http://www.musiccitytexas.org/ .
Stay in the historic riverport town of Jefferson, the Bed and Breakfast capital of Texas, on Big Cypress Bayou near Caddo Lake and Lake O’ the Pines.