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Plan Your Weekend :: November 10 – 12 | East Texas Moms Blog

weekend guide

November is a busy month in East Texas.  With so many local events happening, we want to be your guide to planning the weekend.

If you don’t see your event listed here, please add it to our community calendar, send us a message or leave a comment.

November 10-11:  Deck the Halls Holiday Bazaar | Mount Pleasant, Texas Come shop with over 40 boutique vendors to find something for everyone on your Christmas list! From holiday decor, women’s clothing, jewelry, toys and gourmet foods, there is something for everyone!

4:30pm-8:00pm on Friday
8:30am-4:00pm on Saturday

$7 for guests 12 and older
$5 for seniors (65+) and military (with ID)
$3 for guests 5-12
Guests 5 and under are free


November 10-11:  Deck the Halls Holiday Bazaar | Mount Pleasant, Texas Come shop with over 40 boutique vendors to find something for everyone on your Christmas list! From holiday decor, women’s clothing, jewelry, toys and gourmet foods, there is something for everyone!

4:30pm-8:00pm on Friday
8:30am-4:00pm on Saturday

$7 for guests 12 and older
$5 for seniors (65+) and military (with ID)
$3 for guests 5-12
Guests 5 and under are free

November 11:  Edgewood Heritage Festival | 102 E. Elm Street, Edgewood, Texas Edgewood Heritage Festival celebrates the heritage of rural life and community sharing through family friendly exhibits and activities. The festival features:
– Special Veterans Day Celebration at noon
– Classic Car Show
– Antique Tractor and Engine Show
– Model Train Demo
– Blacksmithing and old time printing demo
– Artisan Village (knitting, weaving, quilting, arts and crafts)
– Worm composting
– Old West Shootout
– Jams and Jellies, Pinto Bean Cookoff, Gourmet Bake Sale, Carnival Food
– Dog Parade
– Photo with Santa
– Children’s Fun: Rock climbing, mini train rides, inflatables, face painting, sand arts, and more
– Children’s art exhibits
– Cultural Shows by Edgewood school children
– Edgewood High School Drama Club performances
– Vendor galore
– Explore the 22 authentically restored buildings representing the rural life of East Texans in early 1900s
– And more
Admission is free.

November 11:  Fall Outdoor Activities | 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Daingerfield State Park   Bring the family and enjoy this beautiful time of year

November 11:  Heritage Syrup Festial | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Historic Downtown Henderson (514 N. High St., Henderson, Texas)  Experience old time syrup making, folk artists, storytellers, antique tractors, food vendors, carousel rides, and live music at the Depot museum. then catch the hayride shuttle to Henderson’s historic downtown square for arts and craft, food vendors, live music, antique auto show, melodrama and children’s activities. Family fun and education come together at Henderson’s Annual Heritage Syrup Festival.

November 11:  Hit The Bricks | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Downtown Tyler, Texas The second Saturday of every month, Downtown is the place to be! Downtown businesses will host special events on and off the square for all to enjoy. PARKING IS FREE in the parking garage and on the square! Also, ride the FREE hop on/hop off shuttle! November’s Theme is “Fall Festival.” Check out the special events happening in November!
-On the square11am-5pm: Free Fall Festival games, vendors, Free Face Painting provided by Jujubilee’s Professional Face & Body Art, and bounces houses (bounces houses are $3-$5 per house or $15 for unlimited jump)
-Nightmare Before Christmas, 3pm at Liberty Hall, $5. Costumes encouraged! 🙂
-Scavenger Hunt at Goodman-LeGrand House
– Gallery Main Street Art Exhibit Opening, “Heavy Metal,” 5:30pm
– Strada Caffè – Tyler Texas will offer a free brewed or iced coffee for all Veterans, 8am-8pm
– 903 Handmade: “Meet the Makers of 903” including: Simply Made by Kat & Eva (vegan leather bows); Letter’d with Love (hand lettered mugs, ornaments, and note pads); Abby’s American Adventures (children’s book author & Abbi the Australian Shepherd), also enjoy Café 1948 and Deux Petits Macarons
– Ye Olde City Antique Mall, 10am-5pm, enjoy a “Harvest Treasure Hunt” (find hidden bricks throughout with $10 gift certificates attached); also find FREE items with tiny pumpkin tags. (One brick or free item per family.); they will also serve harvest cookies and drinks all day!
-Under the Christmas Tree Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale at Griffin Real Estate Group (121 E. Erwin), 9am-5pm, Shop handmade, one-of-a-kind treasures! 

– 8:30pm – Haunted WALKING Tour of Downtown ($8/person), get tickets

– 9:30pm – Haunted RIDING Tour of Downtown ($15/person), get tickets

*Parking is FREE and you can catch a ride with the FREE hop on/hop off shuttle
**Events are subject to change and we’re always adding new events, so check back often for a full list.

November 11:  Natural Livestock Farm Tour | 10 a.m. – Noon Shady Grove Ranch,, Jefferson, Texas Visit a small, pasture-centric family-owned farm in Jefferson, Texas, to learn about healthier, more humane ways to raise beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs. Meet pigs, chickens, and cows up close and tour a lovely pasture farm in the rolling hills of Marion County. Sample some simple farm fare after the tour concludes, and take advantage of the generous 10% discount on all product purchases for tour-goers. Cost: $5.

November 11: Saturday Drawing Class |  10 a.m. – Noon Palestine Texas Curious, Palestine’s popular arts/science museum, is offering two more drawing classes for adults in conjunction with its Texas Heroes art exhibit that features works by well-known local artist Janet Staples. These classes will be taught by Pat Rainey, an art educator with over 35 years’ experience. Ms. Rainey is known for her ability to help beginners succeed and advanced students further refine their skills. Participants will learn basic proportions of the face, and how to use value (shading from light to dark) to add dimension to details. She will be joined on Saturday, November 11, by exhibit artist, Janet Staples, who will share with participants her techniques and how to develop skills from the ground up.
Prices for each class are $12 for non-members and $8 for members. The classes are available as a package of three at $32 for non-members and $21 for members. Reservations are required. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]
The Texas Heroes exhibit is on view at Curious October 26 – December 30, 2017. It is on loan from the Texas Oil and Gas Association in Austin, TX. Other exhibit programming includes a Gallery Talk on Wednesday, November 8, at 5:30 pm and a Family Day on Saturday, December 9, from 10 am – 3 pm.
The Curious Store is also open. It features numbered and unnumbered prints of the Texas Heroes artwork for sale individually or as a set. Many Store items are currently marked half-price to make room for new merchandise.
For more information, go to or email [email protected]

November 11: Texas State Railroad Polar Express | Palestine, Texas Texas State Railroad begins service to the North Pole aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ starting on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The magical story comes to life the minute the train departs the Palestine Depot for the journey to the North Pole. (The adventure is even more fun when families and friends show up in their pajamas!)
Enveloped by the motion picture soundtrack, passengers will relive the magic of the tale as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, chefs serve hot chocolate and cookies as they recite the classic children’s book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. (Be sure to purchase a book along with your tickets so your child can read his/her own book along with the chefs.)
At the North Pole, Santa and his elves greet passengers and then board the train. St. Nick gives each child the first gift of Christmas – a silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear ringing!). On the ride back to THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train depot, chefs lead passengers in singing joyous Christmas carols.
The journey begins November 11th and runs through December 27th on select dates. Book today because trains fill up fast!
Seats are limited in the exclusive 24-seat Presidential Car where keepsake POLAR EXPRESS™ mugs, hot chocolate and cookies make this a truly magical experience. First Class features table-top seating for parties of four along with POLAR EXPRESS™ mugs hot chocolate and cookies. Coach, with historic Pullman-style seating, hot chocolate and cookies, has large viewing windows, thrilling children as they get their first glimpse of Santa and the North Pole.

November 11: Holiday Open House | 5 – 9 p.m. Gladewater, Texas Holiday shoppers are invited to stroll, explore andget a head start on their Christmas shopping at the Gladewater Main Street 2017 Holiday Open House.  Enjoy free food and discover the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.  Hosted by Gladewater Antique District Association – GADA

November 11:  Free Movie Night “Flywheel” | 7 p.m. Van, Texas Van Movie House 255 west Main

Please let us know about any events happening today!

The East Texas Experience ~ A Mom's Guide to November

Mom's Guide to November

Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans.  If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.

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