Explore: The Forest Trail Region
October 19, 2018 - 9:00am to October 20, 2018 - 9:00am
Come and Experience an old time East Texas Celebration
October 20, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
A Branson style Country Music Show
October 26, 2018 - 10:00am to October 27, 2018 - 7:00pm
It's unusually hot in Palestine during the "Hottest Little Festival in Texas".
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.