Explore: The Forest Trail Region
June 23, 2018 (All day)
The smell of spices and the sound of Mariachi will fill downtown Marshall during the inaugural East Texas Taco Fest!
July 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
The Main Street Junk in the Trunk Trades Days event will be held in downtown San Augustine around the courthouse square. The Main Street Program is seeking vendors and shoppers to participate. Call 936-201-9798 or 936-275-3172
July 5, 2018 - 10:00am
The rare steam locomotives of the historic Golden Age debut alongside the vintage diesel brigade for rail tours throughout the summer season. Steam Engine trains depart from the Palestine depot every Thurs,Fri&Sat through July.
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.