Patrons take part in an earlier Dogtoberfest in Tyler. The event is set for Oct. 19 on the square in downtown Tyler. (File Photo) 

The Texas Rose Festival is not the only festival come to East Texas this weekend and next weekend. 

Here is a list of other events on tap.

Dogtoberfest set in Tyler

The SPCA of East Texas will present live music, food trucks, vendors, craft beer and pet adoption opportunities at the its annual Dogtoberfest.

The event is set from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 on the downtown Tyler square.

"The ultimate goal of the day is finding forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible while enjoying a fun filled day of music, food, craft beer and shopping," said a statement from organizers.

At least 21 breweries will be serving craft beer and nine food trucks will be on site. Set to perform are Vivian Villapudua, Simon Young, JT Wilkinson, Street Waves, Gorgeous Jetson and Defrance.

Edom Art Festival 

Dozens or artists and craftsmen will be represented at the annual Edom Art Festival.

The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in a meadow behind some of the artists' studios in the Van Zandt County town. 

The festival also features music, food and arts activities. 

East Texas Yamboree

In Gilmer, the annual East Texas Yamboree will take place Oct. 16 to 20. 

The event includes parades, livestock and other competitions, exhibits, displays a coronation show, a carnival and dances. 

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Van Oil Festival 

Van celebrates its oilfield heritage with events Saturday. Activities include a 5K run at 7 a.m. and parade at 10 a.m. Food, displays, music and activities for children will be in the city park. 

The festival will close with a concert from 5 to 9 p.m. in city park featuring Elfin Page, Chase McClanahan and Holly Tucker. Concert tickets purchased on cost $18 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 12.

Mineola Fall Craft Fair

The Mineola Fall Craft Fair will include a carnival on the grounds and a vendors market inside Mineola Civic Center, 1150 N. Newsom St.

The fair is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Winnsboro Autumn Trails 

The Winnsboro Autumn Trails will offer a day full of events on Saturday.

The Winnsboro Civic Center will be the site of arts and crafts vendors, activities for children, a pie-baking contest, pet show, Taste of Winnsboro Cookoff.

Lindale Countryfest

The Lindale Chamber of Commerce's Countryfest celebration will take place from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Picker's Pavilion, 205 E. North St.

Activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Harvest Hustle 5K. Attractions will include vendors, pony rides, a petting zoo, climbing wall, food, a mechanical bull and live music. 

Fair on Square in Rusk 

The 32nd annual Fair on the Square is set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Rusk.

Visitors will find vendors, food, entertainment, games, face painting, hay rides, dunking booth, bounce house and a petting zoo.

Hawkins Oil Festival

"A Night at the Movies" is the theme of the annual Hawkins Oil Festival on Saturday. 

Events will include a pancake breakfast, vendors, food, Kids Zone play area, car show, live music and auctions. A parade is set to step off at 11 a.m. from Veterans Memorial Park.

Chandler Pow Wow

Chandler's annual Pow Wow celebration on Saturday in Winchester Park will include a parade at 10 a.m. and cornhole tournament at 11 a.m.

Attractions in the park throughout the day will include vendors, food, live entertainment and activities for children. 

Canton Autumn Festival

The Canton Main Street Program will presents its annual Autumn Festival on Friday and Saturday.

The festival will begin at 5:30 p.m. Friday with a beauty pageant followed at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Dylan Wheeler.

On Saturday, events will begin at 10 a.m. and include pumpkin decorating, scarecrow contest, games, music at two stages and a barbecue cooking competition.


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