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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East Texas Jazz Orchestra. Ben Wheeler. 5.25.19

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Ben Wheeler Events

August 29, 2019

Live Music at the Forge!

September 7, 2019

The Blade Bar Live Forging Demonstration

Hosted by Johnathan Sibley of Djinn Knives, he will be demonstrating and explaining the process of forging a piece of steel into a blade.

September 28, 2019

Beers, Bands & Blades

Moore's Store calls on all guests to come out and celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary. In celebration of this monumental occasion, they've...

Fall Feral Hog Festival
October 26, 2019

Fall Feral Hog Festival

Event held every 4th weekend in October to have lots of fun around the pesky critters that infiltrate the Ben Wheeler area know as the Wild Hog...

December 7, 2019

Santa Claus in Coming to Ben

Santa Claus is coming to Ben Wheeler. Join us for songs, smore's, crafts, and Santa.  

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