Rusk County Wildflower Trails

May 24, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Guide yourself through historic Rusk County on three wildflower trails.  The trail itineraries provide a scenic view of the beautiful wildflowers, historic markers, museums, shopping, and  informative views of Rusk County and its historic past. For the self driving map brochure, contact the Tourism Department of the City of Henderson at 903-657-6551 Ext...

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East Texas Sacred Harp Convention

Aug 10, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019

The East Texas Sacred Harp Convention is an annual gathering of shape note singers. Songs are sung a cappella from the Sacred Harp tunebook. The Convention was organized in 1855, and is the oldest Sacred Harp convention in Texas, and the second oldest in the United States. Throughout its history, the East Texas Musical Convention has convened annually in six East Texas counties:...

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The annual event includes mule-powered old time syrup making with folk artists, antique tractors, storytelling, and bluegrass and dulcimer music. Hayride shuttles will be available to Historic Downtown where you can enjoy 300 shopping vendors, bands, antique and classic cars, cloggers and square dancers, a children's section, pony rides, and a melodrama at the Henderson Civic Theater. The...

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