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

November 23, 2018

Edom Holiday Stroll

Join the artists and shops of Edom the days after Thanksgiving for "thoughtful" gift shopping.

Beth Wood
November 24, 2018

Beth Wood

‚Äč Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding...

Tom Prasada-Rao
December 15, 2018

Tom Prasada-Rao

Tom Prasada-Rao is a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His rich, effortless voice belies...

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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