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.

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Athens Events

April 26, 2019

34th Annual Henderson County Go Texan Rodeo

Friday morning Golf Tournament. Friday night Fried Catfish and Crawfish Broil Saturday BBQ Plates

April 27, 2019

Art and Wine Walk

May 24, 2019

Athens Old Fiddler’s Contest and Reunion

Love Music?  The Athens Old Fiddlers Contest and Reunion is known nationwide and (as far as Athens knows) is the oldest such contest...

June 29, 2019

People Power

Opening reception for "People Power" from 5 to 7 PM

July 18, 2019

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.

 Tale as old as time - An arrogant young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into...

September 7, 2019

Wild Things

Opening reception for "Wild Things" from 5 to 7 PM

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