Edom

Edom established itself as an arts community years ago. The town formed in 1855 and quickly became a major stopover site for lumberjacks, freighters, traders and cattle drives. By the 1860s, its roads were lined with churches and saloons, as well as a wagon factory, sawmill, hotel, leather-goods shop, tannery, school and cemetery. Farming flourished as the community grew and by 1914, the community had added four general stores and a cotton gin. The mid to latter twentieth century saw many rural communities, including Edom, shrink as people left for the cities. In 1971, though, potter Doug Brown moved to town, soon followed by other artists who purchased several old buildings along Farm Road 279 and established the annual Edom Festival of the Arts that has helped turn the town into a regional draw. Today, art shops in the downtown area include Potters Brown, Zeke & Marty, Ken Carpenter Jewelry, Arbor Castle Birdhouses, and The Old Firehouse Gallery. A nationally-recognized restaurant, The Shed Café receives visitors daily from all over Texas and beyond. www.visitedom.com

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HEATHER LITTLE: EDOM ART FEST

 

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Edom Events

February 2, 2019

Beyond The Pale

True to their name, Beyond The Pale delivers a wild musical ride outside the boundaries of convention. Delighting audiences for over fifteen years,...

Tom Kimmel
February 23, 2019

Tom Kimmel

Singer, songwriter, entertainer, poet and teacher, Tom Kimmel is all of these things and more. Once an eclectic rock and roller, Tom found his...

Jacob Johnson
March 23, 2019

Jacob Johnson

Part virtuoso and part storyteller, you might say that Jacob Johnson does with a guitar what Gene Kelly did with dance. Although his songwriting...

Edie Carey
April 6, 2019

Edie Carey

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart-grabbing songs, but perhaps most...

Farmhouse Customs and Friends Spring Barn Sale
April 13, 2019

Farmhouse Customs and Friends Spring Barn Sale

Farmhouse Customs and Friends Pop Up Spring Barn Sale! April 13-14, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Two miles east of Edom, Texas on FM 279. Follow the...

Blueberry Picking
June 1, 2019

Blueberry Picking

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

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