Carthage has a feel that is reminiscent of a friendly hometown where one never meets a stranger. Visit the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame to see the names of familiar Texan stars highlighted in 13,000 square feet of exhibits. In the summer, buy a ticket to the Annual Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show and watch as stars that have graced the stage of the Grand Ole' Opry and other prestigious venues unite to perform an unforgettable show. In October, attend the East Texas Oil & Gas Blast. This festival offers an entire day of live music, a car show, baking and costume contests, and an area specifically for the younger members of the family to enjoy.  View the work of local quilting clubs at the Piney Woods Quilt festival in April. Learn more at

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