East Texas is great place to be this weekend for those looking for a celebration. Nearly a dozen towns will hold family friendly events this weekend.
Lindale’s Countryfest In Lindale, Countryfest takes place throughout the day Saturday in and and around 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, a climbing wall, food, a mechanical bull and live music.
Since 1984, the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce has coordinated Lindale’s Countryfest, which typically attracts thousands of visitors and residents with arts and crafts, games for the kids and food.
The Texas Music City Grill & Smokehouse will present music throughout the day.
Edom Art FestivalDozens of 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.
Van Oil FestivalVan 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 the park featuring Elfin Page, Chase McClanahan and Holly Tucker. Concert tickets purchased on eventbrite.com cost $18 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 12.
Mineola Fall Craft FairThe 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.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.
Winnsboro Autumn TrailsThe Winnsboro Autumn Trails will offer a day of events on Saturday.
The Winnsboro Civic Center will be the site of arts and crafts vendors, a pet show, activities for children, a pie-baking contest and the Taste of Winnsboro Cookoff.
Fair on the Square in RuskThe 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, a dunking booth, a 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, a Kids Zone play area, a car show, live music and auctions. A parade is set to step off at 11 a.m. from Veterans Memorial Park.
Chandler Pow WowChandler’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 FestivalThe Canton Main Street program will present 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. by a concert by Dylan Wheeler.
On Saturday, events will begin at 10 a.m. and include pumpkin decorating, a scarecrow contest, games, music on two stages and a barbecue competition.