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Texas Forest Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Cultural Heritage


Sandra Reed holding historic images of ancestors
Sandra Reed, Bastrop

PROST! SALUD! CHEERS AND GEZONDHEID!

Ask a visitor what they love best about Texas and you'll usually get one answer above all others-"The food!" Where else can you consume pork tamales, a bowl of three-alarm chili (no beans!), bratwurst and sauerkraut, baby-back ribs, kielbasa, dim sum, gravlax, pemmican, crayfish ŽtouffŽe, and pecan pie all in one day? The smorgasbord of cuisine available in Texas reflects a much grander design of diversity-our own!

As Texans, our pride of place is eclipsed only by pride of an ancestry hailing from all points on the compass-Mexico, South America, Eastern and Western Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and Native America. And while Texans across the state may represent a generous distinction of cultures, we all seem to share at least one common denominator-the love of good food. We also like to party. Maybe that's why our calendar is filled with cultural heritage festivals like Oktoberfest, Cinco de Mayo, the Highland Games, Texas Folklife Festival, Charro Days, and the National Polka Festival. Celebrating what divides us also unites us. But enough about heritage. Let's eat!



Upcoming Events

  • November 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Starr Family Home State Historic Site
    407 W. Travis Street
    Marshall  Texas  75670
    United States

    Guests will enjoy 19th century toys and games, viewing living history demonstrations including blacksmith Keith Coleman, and making their own old-time crafts. The Rusk County Dulcimers, led by Tom Loomis, will return again this year.

  • December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Downtown Port Arthur
    Procter Street
    Port Arthur  Texas  77642
    United States

    Port Arthur's cultures come together to display holiday spirit. Look for a Winter Wonderland.