Explore: The Forest Trail Region
August 6, 2015 (All day) to August 9, 2015 (All day)
August 6, 2015 - 7:00pm to August 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Country Music musicians from around the world compete for Texas Sounds awards. 30 acts (bands, duos, and solo artists) from 15 nations on 4 continents.
July 30, 31, August 1, 2
August 6, 7, 8, 9
August 7, 2015 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
The Teddy Bear’s Train Ride
Departs Rusk Depot 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.
The train runs to Maydelle where the engine turns around on our historic 1890's turntable and returns to Rusk. Meet the entire Beary...
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.