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

March 29, 2019

Curtis Grimes

March 30, 2019

Tuxedo Cats

April 20, 2019

5th Wings Over Pegasus Airshow

The Pegasus Project presents the Fifth Annual Wings Over Pegasus. The event features airshows, airplane rides, skydivers, pony rides, kids’...

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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