Athens

Athens has the charm of a small southern town while still retaining many of the qualities of a larger city. Its surrounding countryside and lakes offer a perfect backdrop to the many artists and other talented people that call Athens home. While progress is evident everywhere, Athens embraces its heritage and celebrates its colorful past. Athens is nationally acknowledged as “The Home of Original Hamburger” and is also home to the Annual Texas Fiddlers Contest and Reunion, the oldest such event in the U.S. Things to do while in Athens include taking a walk along a tree-covered path in the forests of the East Texas Arboretum, learning how to bait a hook and then catch “a big one” at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, adventuring onto the ziplines at New York, Texas Zipline Adventure, or enjoying tasting wines and beautiful scenery at Tara Vineyard & Winery. www.athenstx.org

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Athens Events

April 21, 2018

Spring Opening!

Come join us at the Spring opening of the Athens Community Farmers Market!  Enjoy fresh produce, homemade jams and jellies, fresh cut flowers,...

April 20, 2018

Henderson County Art Club 90th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale

The Henderson County Art Club's 90th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale will be at the Women's Building at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens...

April 19, 2018

Animal Farm

Plant Sale - Henderson County Master Gardeners
April 28, 2018

Plant Sale - Henderson County Master Gardeners

The Henderson County Master Gardener Association  (HCMGA) will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 28, from 9am to 2 pm, at...

Song Swap with Heather & Billie
April 28, 2018

Song Swap with Heather & Billie

Heather Nikole Harper and Billie Jo Sewell perform live at this event at White Fox Vineyards, Murchison, TX. The show is free of charge for all...

Athens Spring Fling
May 4, 2018

Athens Spring Fling

Food, wine and entertainment in the most picturesque setting in Athens. A wonderful way to celebrate the season. Contact for tickets.

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