Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler, first settled in the 1840s, followed the same basic curve of growth and decline that many small East Texas towns experienced. But then a renewal began a few years ago when retired businessman Brooks Gremmels and his wife, Rese, started the Ben Wheeler Arts & Historic District Foundation and began to restore old buildings and turn them into restaurants and shops with the intention of returning the town to its 1935 look, to bring new businesses, and to inspire a new community-friendly attitude and sense of pride back into the area through events, festivities, and other social projects.

Ben Wheeler has two thriving restaurants, Moore's Store, and The Forge, that feature great menus and live music five days a week. Several quaint shops line the small downtown street.

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Ben Wheeler Events

September 19, 2018

Live Music at the Forge

September 21, 2018

Live Music at Moore's Store

November 17, 2018

Holiday Bazaar

Presented by the Colfax Community Women, this annual event includes sales of handmade crafts, baked goods, a silent auction, and a quilt raffle.

September 20, 2018

Bingo Night!

December 8, 2018

Santa Claus in Coming to Ben

Santa Claus is coming to Ben Wheeler! Join us for songs, smore's, crafts, and Santa!  Bring your cameras and your kiddos and let's...

Barstool Races
March 16, 2019

Barstool Races

The Forge in Ben Wheeler holds this fun event each year on St. Patrick's day weekend. Contestants build race carts using barstools and compete...

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