Explore: The Forest Trail Region
April 25, 2014 - 7:30pm to April 26, 2014 - 10:00pm
The 29th Annual PRCA Stampede Rodeo, hosted by the Athens Chamber of Commerce, will take place April 25-26 at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex.
April 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Folk crafts & occupations will be demonstrated by folks in period costumes.
April 26, 2014 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Enjoy great music in a wonderful historic setting at Millard's Crossing's Front Porch Music Festival on Saturday, April 26th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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.