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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Doug and Beth Brown: Potters Brown


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Edom Events

Blueberry Picking
June 1, 2019

Blueberry Picking

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

June 15, 2019

Gardens & Wines Tour

Explore the gardens and wineries of the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District while sipping and shopping through this beautiful Texas destination....

Battle of the Neches Pow Wow - 180th Anniversary
July 13, 2019

Battle of the Neches Pow Wow - 180th Anniversary

July 15, 2019, marks the 180th anniversary of the Battle of the Neches between the Texas Militia and tribes of Cherokees and other Native...

August 16, 2019

Faith County

November 9, 2019

The Hallelujah Girls

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