Explore: The Forest Trail Region
October 5, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Take a peek behind the scenes of the 2010 Coen Brothers adaptation of True Grit with this unique exhibit. Illustrator Gregory Hill’s True Grit set sketches and information about the design of this movie will be on display throughout October.
October 6, 2017 - 10:00am to October 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
Shopping venue to benefit United Way
October 7, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
The Fair on the Square is held the 1st Saturday in October annually on the downtown square in Huntsville, Texas. Over 380 arts & crafts booths, food, entertainment, Kids Korner and wine tasting create an ideal spot for families to enjoy!
About the Forest Trail Region
The Forest Trail Region was the “Gateway to Texas” for Caddo Indians, Spanish and French explorers, Anglo pioneers, European immigrants, and enslaved and freed African Americans. Shadows of early Caddo and Spanish occupation linger, and the stories of Texas’ emergence from a wilderness to a great state unfold in the region’s numerous towns, many among the state’s oldest.
Spanning 35 counties from the Oklahoma-Arkansas border to the Gulf of Mexico, the region encompasses great stories of boom and bust in oil and timber, the early rebellion leading to the Texas Revolution, the El Camino Real de los Tejas, and the mystery and manners you’d expect from the lush, sweet spot between the Old South and the Wild West.
The Forest Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.