Annual Events

Houston County Events!

Every 1st and 3rd Weekend

Crockett Trade Days located at 764 Hwy 21 W. Vendors selling and trading antiques, collectibles, clothing, crafts, furniture, jewelry, books, toys, stamps/coins, and more. Call Mike and Sharon Cook at 936-204-0731 or Email for more information.

October – March

2016 – 2017 Piney Woods Fine Arts Season Series – Visit for the 26th season line-up of exciting entertainment. 


Lovelady Lovefest – 2nd Weekend in Lovelady Community Park in Lovelady. This annual event around Valentine’s Day has fun for the whole family. There is a parade in the morning and cook-offs going on throughout the day. You’ll find activities for the kids, festival food, live entertainment, arts and crafts booths and more. Contact or 936-546-4054 for more information.


Mission Tejas Easter Sunrise Services –  Come celebrate Easter with friends and family at Mission Tejas State Park. Mission Tejas will hold an Easter Sunrise Service. The Service will begin at 6:45 a.m. Coffee, donuts, muffins, and hot chocolate will be served. Entry to the Park for the Sunrise Service is free. Contact Mission Tejas State Park for more information at 936-687-2394.


Houston County Fair & Livestock Show – Porth Ag-Arena – Crockett. For more information call 936-546-2265.

Mission Tejas Folk Festival 4th weekend in April at Mission Tejas State Park. Living history demonstrations including the one room school, blacksmithing, spinning & weaving, Spanish Soldiers, goat raising, bee keeping, wild west re-enactments and much more. Contact Mission Tejas State Park for more information at 936-687-2394.

Piney Woods Music & Arts Festival – 4th weekend in April at Historic Camp Street. A great day of music, BBQ, kids activities and much more! Live Music* BBQ Cook-Off* Kids Activities*Arts & Crafts. Silent Auction and Raffle benefiting Arts in Education for East Texas.

Bluegrass Fun Weekend – Open stage and band audition showcase at Salmon Lake Park. For festival & ticket info please visit or or contact Salmon Lake Park at 936-687-2594.


Sale on the Trail – 1st weekend in May, nearly 200 miles of bargains – from Natchitoches, LA to Crockett, TX. The “Sale on the Trail” event, planned and promoted by the El Camino Real Caddo Region Trail Partners promotes tourism and acquaints participants with the beautiful highway so important to early history in Louisiana and Texas. Visit for more information.

Crockett Lions Club PRCA Rodeo Porth Ag-Arena in Crockett. Attracts some of the best cowboys in the world to compete against the world’s best bucking stock. For more information contact James Waldrop at 936-544-0999.

Piney Woods Fine Arts Association Youth Talent Showcase 3rd Saturday in May at the Crockett Civic Center. Talent showcase for the youth of Houston County and their families featuring a variety of dances, vocal, instrumental and theatrical performances. Visit for more information about this event and other fine arts events scheduled throughout the year.

Bluegrass Gospel Music Festival – Annual Memorial Day weekend bluegrass festival presented by the Texas Bluegrass Music Association at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland. For festival & ticket info please visit or or contact Salmon Lake Park at 936-687-2594.


Piney Woods Fine Arts Association Summer Lightnin’ Series – The Piney Woods Fine Arts present this series of free concerts every Thursday in June at J.B. & Kathryn Sallas Amphitheatre at Arnold Park, Crockett. These shows have something for everyone from blues musicians and rockabilly to Tex-Mex rock-n-roll. Visit for more information about this event and other fine arts events scheduled throughout the year.

Juneteenth Parade  On the Square in Downtown at 10:00 a.m., followed by official ceremony and introduction of Miss Juneteenth Queens and their courts.


4th of July Parade On the Square in Downtown Crockett at 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by the Crockett Downtown Beautification Committee. Festivities during parade include homemade ice cream & fruit pie competition, and concession stand with hotdogs and cold drinks.

Annual 4th of July Boat Parade and Fireworks Display at Houston County Lake – Decorated boat parade. Everyone who has anything that floats can enter, from a canoe to a boat. Prizes from “Most Original through “Best of Show”. $5 entry fee. Large fireworks display with great viewing from your boat or on the shoreline. For advance information contact Charles Sutton at (713) 465-3781 or day of event at 936-546-5756.

Coca-Cola Fireworks Display  Crockett Coca Cola hosts the annual ”Fireworks Over Crockett” fireworks display in the field in front of the Crockett Civic Center located on Edmiston Drive in Crockett. Patriotic music will be played both prior to and during the event, so bring your lawn chair or sit on your tailgate and enjoy as Coca-Cola lights up the sky!


Myrtis Dightman Rodeo Saturday before Labor Day—Porth Ag Arena, Crockett. For more information contact Myrtis Dightman, Jr. at 713-882-3959.

Bluegrass Music Festival – Annual Labor Day Weekend Bluegrass festival presented by the Texas Bluegrass Music Association. For festival & ticket info visit or or contact Salmon Lake Park at 936-687-2594.


Polka Fest  Piney Woods Polka Fest hosted by Piney Woods Fine Arts Association — Brats, Beer and grammy award winning Brave Combo! Brave Combo is America’s premier dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey — offering what one critic recently wrote, ‘even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education,’” This entertaining good-time is fun for the whole family, come out for authentic German food and drink, and Polka, Polka, Polka!

Grapeland Peanut Festival  Celebrations of agriculture roots, games, rides, food, arts & crafts, and of course PEANUTS! Contact Brandon Bridges at or visit for more information.

World Championship Fiddlers Festival of Crockett, Texas  4th Weekend in October at Davy Crockett Memorial Park in Crockett. Over 75 years of Fiddlers Festival tradition returns to its roots as an outdoor fiddling festival on Saturday under the pavilion at Davy Crockett Memorial Park. Fiddlers at all age levels will compete for the grand champion title in Crockett’s long-time fiddler’s competition. For additional information please contact Charles Arnold at 936-544-2089. In addition, reserve Friday night for entertainment and jam sessions at the park. For additional information on Friday night’s activities please contact Pipp Gillette at 936-544-8656. Visit for up-to-date info.


Old Mill Music Festival  1st Friday and Saturday in November in Kennard. Come and see some of the best in the business at this all acoustic two day event. Visit for more information.

Lighted Crockett Christmas Parade – Thursday before Thanksgiving – on the Square in Downtown Crockett at 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Houston County Career Women.

Christmas in Crockett – Saturday before Thanksgiving – on the Square in Downtown Crockett. Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce’s largest and most exciting event is the Annual Christmas in Crockett Arts and Crafts Festival which is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Christmas in Crockett draws a very large crowd of locals and tourists who return year after year for this fun filled family event. Contact the Crockett Area Chamber of Commerce at 936-544-2359 or visit for more information.


Christmas on Main Street in Grapeland – Visit for more information.

Christmas in Kennard and Kennard Christmas Parade  For more information call 936-655-2219.