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

Transitions/Transformations Art Exhibition
August 25, 2018

Transitions/Transformations Art Exhibition

Opening Celebration Local Artists Refreshments Free Admission

Fall Efforts to Prepare Your Garden for Spring
September 18, 2018

Fall Efforts to Prepare Your Garden for Spring

  As part of the Henderson County Master Gardener Association’s Library Series, Bob Erickson, an HCMGA Master Gardener, will present “Fall...

Uncle Fletch Hamburger Festival
September 22, 2018

Uncle Fletch Hamburger Festival

As always, the festival will feature its major contests: The Weinstein Law Mooing Contest, The McDonald's Burger Eating Contest,...

October 4, 2018

"Facts and Fantasies of Texas Gardening, An Evening with Neil Sperry

Henderson County Master Gardener Association Hosts Neil Sperry Tickets Go On Sale July 1 The Henderson County Master Gardener Association, HCMGA,...

October 18, 2018

The Odd Couple

This Tony Award winning play never grows old.  Oscar and Felix become the ultimate roomates when their wives leave them. ...

November 3, 2018

That's Moving Art Exhibition

Local Artists Refreshments Free Admission

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