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.  www.benwheelertx.com

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Ben Wheeler Events

January 31, 2019

BINGO Fundraiser for Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District Foundation

Ben Wheeler. The foundation is a 501c3 organization with a mission to enhance and promote the value of the district’s creative and economic...

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...

Blueberry Picking
June 1, 2019

Blueberry Picking

A second location, The Berry Bush, is located in Ben Wheeler.

Battle of the Neches Pow Wow - 180th Anniversary
July 13, 2019

Battle of the Neches Pow Wow - 180th Anniversary

July 15, 2019, marks teh 180th anniversary of the Battle of the Neches between the Texas Militia and tribes of Cherokees and other Native...

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