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Queen Mab Ball - Mardi Gras
Sat Feb 12 @ 8:00pm
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Festivals
February 12, 20228 p.m.-Midnight Featuring Live Entertainment Fun, Food, Music, Dancing, Costumes, Beads, crowning of 2022 Mardi Gras King & Queen, and more!​Light hors d'oeuvres provided by catering …
Chocolate Sunday / Opera House Theater Players
Sun Feb 13 @ 2:00pm
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Fundraiser
Everybody's Favorite Fundraiser! "Chocolate Sunday!" Sunday, February 13, 2022 Suggested $15 Donation, Children under 10 Free Just enter your BEST chocolate recipe - Entries are judged on Taste, Text…
Jefferson Mardi Gras Upriver Celebration
Fri Feb 25 — Sun Feb 27
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Holiday
Festivals
We look forward to seeing you all in 2022 The Krewe of Hebe presents the Jefferson Texas Mardi Gras. Feb. 25-27 2022 Theme is "Steampunk on the Bayou." Mardi Gras Upriver is one of the most festive …
Embear's Pardi Gras
Sat Feb 26 @ 12:00pm
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Festivals
Saturday Feb, 26, 2022 Embear's Pardi Gras FUN! Free live music from Noon to 4pm At EmBear's Vintage 218 N Polk St Jefferson, TX 75657 https://www.facebook.com/embearsvintage
St. Patrick’s Day Spring Break Special Express – gas-powered locomotive
Thu Mar 17 @ 11:00am — Sat Mar 19 @ 2:30pm
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Tickets
Train
St. Patrick’s Day Spring Break Special Express – gas-powered locomotive in Jefferson, Texas March 18 & 19, 2021 Thursday and Friday Historic Jefferson Railway St. Patrick’s Day Spring Break Special E…
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Sat Mar 19 @ 10:00am
Mar
19
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Shamrocks & Shenanigans Historic Downtown Jefferson, Texas Sip, Shop and Save SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 AT 10 AM CDT – 5 PM CDT Put on your best St. Patty’s Get Up & come to Historic Downtown Jefferson…
March Miata Madness 2021
Sat Mar 26 @ 8:00am
Mar
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outdoor
March Miata Madness in Marion County, Saturday March 27,2021 An annual event open to Mazda Miatas to be held in the 100 block of E Austin St in Jefferson, TX. The block in front of the Jefferson Gene…
City-Wide Rummage Sale
Thu Mar 31 @ 8:00am — Sat Apr 2 @ 3:00pm
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Community
Jefferson, Texas - City Wide Rummage Sale. FREE event to the public. Twice a year in the Spring and Fall the Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Jefferson Texas City Wide Rummage Sale. Jefferson Homeowne…
History, Haunts & Legends
Sat Apr 2
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Ghosts & Hauntings
History Haunts and Legends Paranormal Conference April 2, 2022 *History, Mystery and the Unexplained, *Special Guest Speakers, *Book Signings, *Vendors, *Night Time Investigations Ticket: 903-601-3375…
Outlaw Nationals Car Show
Fri Apr 15 @ 3:00pm — Sat Apr 16 @ 5:00pm
Apr
15
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Cars
Fundraiser
Jefferson's Outlaw Nationals Antique Rod Show! Open Car Show, If it runs bring it! This is Jefferson's most popular Car Show Early Bird REGISTRATION THRU 3/30/2022 FEE: $30 - $40 includes T-Shirt (…
Annual Historical Pilgrimage
Thu Apr 28 @ 9:00am — Sun May 1 @ 2:00pm
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Historical
Festivals
April 29 through May 2, 2021 The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club proudly presents the annual Pilgrimage and historical home and garden tours the first weekend of May each year. Four of Jefferson's fines…
Diamond Bessie Murder Trial - Play
Thu Apr 28 @ 7:30pm — Sun May 1 @ 2:00pm
Apr
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May
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Theater
Historical
“Diamond Bessie” Murder Trial – Play The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial is a unique adaptation of the last stages of a nationally famous trial which actually took place in Jefferson, Texas. This trial of…
19th Century Social Events-pilgrimage
Fri Apr 29 @ 7:00pm — Sun May 1 @ 9:00pm
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Historical
* Friday, April 29, 2022: 7:30 pm - Illumination at Oakwood Cemetery Corner of North Main and Webster Streets Saturday, * April 30, 2022: 1:30pm - Ladies Tea at the Jeffersonian Institute, 120 East Au…
Pilgrimage Express – gas-powered locomotive
Sat Apr 30 @ 11:00am
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Tickets
Train
May 1, 2021 Historic Jefferson Railway Pilgrimage Express – gas-powered locomotive Includes stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit for alligator feeding (weather permitting) Saturday Narrated Historical …
All-Aboard for Jefferson Train Days
Sat May 14 @ 10:00am — Sun May 15 @ 4:00pm
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Train
Community
Two days of Trains, Trains and Trains! Four in-town destinations: 1) Historic Jefferson Train Show Saturday, May 15, 10AM–5PM; Sunday, May 17, 11AM-4PM Jefferson Train Show with several modular mod…
Big Cypress Corvette Weekend
Thu Jun 2 @ 10:00am — Sat Jun 4 @ 4:00pm
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Cars
Big Cypress Corvette Weekend This show is all about fun. We have 3 days of great stuff lined up beginning on Thursday morning with a historic and scenic cruise. On Friday is Blindfolded golf cart moto…
3rd Annual Jefferson Antique Tractor Show
Fri Sep 16 @ 11:00am — Sat Sep 17 @ 4:00pm
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Cars
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Community
3rd Annual Jefferson Antique Tractor Show, September 17 (early registration) and show on September 18, 2021. Displays-Slow Race-Tractor Parade-Working Exhibits-Swap Meet Free Admision to Exibitors and…
Fall City Wide Rummage Sale
Thu Sep 29 @ 8:00am
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City wide Rummage Sale Maps/Locations are outside the Chamber Gate Ready for Pick UpDowntown 120 Austin Sale Thursday Spt. 30 Friday Oct. 1 Saturday Oct. 2
Fall City Wide Rummage Sale
Fri Sep 30 @ 8:00am
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City wide Rummage Sale Maps/Locations are outside the Chamber Gate Ready for Pick UpDowntown 120 Austin Sale Thursday Spt. 30 Friday Oct. 1 Saturday Oct. 2
Fall City Wide Rummage Sale
Sat Oct 1 @ 8:00am
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City wide Rummage Sale Maps/Locations are outside the Chamber Gate Ready for Pick UpDowntown 120 Austin Sale Thursday Spt. 30 Friday Oct. 1 Saturday Oct. 2
East Texas Burn Run
Fri Oct 7 @ 3:00pm — Sun Oct 9 @ 11:00am
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Motorcycle
Fundraiser
East Texas Burn Run; Continue the Ride!Friday Oct. 7 thru Sunday Oct. 9, 2022 Jefferson, Texas Hosted by The Phoenix Organization of Jefferson, Brother's Keepers Motorcycle Club. Music provided by Roc…
2021 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards - 2
Thu Oct 13 @ 6:00pm
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13
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Music
Three evenings of concerts by musicians from many countries around the world. Doors open at 6pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday Awards start at 3pm. (FREE) Additional performances by many of th…
FALL History, Haunts & Legends 2021
Fri Nov 4 @ 9:00am
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Ghosts & Hauntings
Jefferson Texas 2021 History, Haunts and Legends. November 6, 2021 A fun event for people who enjoy history, mystery, the unexplained , and things that go bump in the night. Lectures, special guest, v…
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Sat Mar 18 @ 10:00am
Mar
18
Sat
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Shamrocks & Shenanigans Historic Downtown Jefferson, Texas Sip, Shop and Save SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2021 AT 10 AM CDT – 5 PM CDT Put on your best St. Patty’s Get Up & come to Historic Downtown Jefferson…
March Miata Madness 2021
Sat Mar 25 @ 8:00am
Mar
25
Sat
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Cars
outdoor
March Miata Madness in Marion County, Saturday March 27,2021 An annual event open to Mazda Miatas to be held in the 100 block of E Austin St in Jefferson, TX. The block in front of the Jefferson Gene…
Annual Historical Pilgrimage
Thu May 4 @ 9:00am — Sun May 7 @ 2:00pm
May
4
Thu
May
7
Sun
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Tickets
Historical
Festivals
April 29 through May 2, 2021 The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club proudly presents the annual Pilgrimage and historical home and garden tours the first weekend of May each year. Four of Jefferson's fines…
Diamond Bessie Murder Trial - Play
Thu May 4 @ 7:30pm — Sun May 7 @ 2:00pm
May
4
Thu
May
7
Sun
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Theater
Historical
“Diamond Bessie” Murder Trial – Play The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial is a unique adaptation of the last stages of a nationally famous trial which actually took place in Jefferson, Texas. This trial of…
All-Aboard for Jefferson Train Days
Sat Jun 17 @ 10:00am — Sun Jun 18 @ 4:00pm
Jun
17
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Train
Community
Two days of Trains, Trains and Trains! Four in-town destinations: 1) Historic Jefferson Train Show Saturday, May 15, 10AM–5PM; Sunday, May 17, 11AM-4PM Jefferson Train Show with several modular mod…
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All-Aboard for Jefferson Train Days

Two days of Trains, Trains and Trains! Four in-town destinations: 

1) Historic Jefferson Train Show 
Saturday, May 15, 10AM–5PM; Sunday, May 17,  11AM-4PM
Jefferson Train Show with several modular model railroad layouts and model train vendors at Jefferson Convention and Visitors Center, 

2) R.D. Moses Model Railroad display at the Jefferson Historical Museum, 

3) Historic Jefferson Railway excursion along the Big Cypress Bayou including a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit, (see more below)*

4) Tour of Atalanta, the private railroad car of rail baron Jay Gould, led by docents in period dress.  Purchase tickets at each individual venue.  

5) Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari Visit Lonesome Dove Drive-Thru Safari, petting zoo and train ride, two miles morth of Jefferson on Hwy 59. 

ADMISSION $16   CHILDREN 4-12 $10, 3 & UNDER FREE
Saturday, May 15, 10:30AM–4PM; Sunday, May 16,10:30AM–4PM
Lonesome Dove Phone: 903-240-6180

Added attractions to the Train Show include a Kid’s Corral complete with crafts and games and an area where children can play with wood train toys.  The train vendors will have products for model train enthusiasts and for the entire family. 

 Tickets for Train Show are $7, children under six free, and includes a tour of the R.D. Moses layout at the Museum.  Purchase tickets at the Train Show day of event.  

*The Historic Jefferson Railway recreates the Golden Era of Railroading with narrated day trains on Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30, and Sunday at 2:30.  An antique gas-powered narrow-gauge locomotive will take you on a scenic trip along the Big Cypress Bayou.  As you roll through the history laden Piney Woods, you’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine and traverse the site of one of the oldest, historical towns in Texas.  You can still see building remains from the 1800’s.  Each train ride includes a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit to see seven live alligators.  Watch them jump out of the water for their dinner.  Great photo opportunities, too.

 Train tickets are $12, children under six free.

 Tickets can be purchased online at www.JeffersonRailway.com or at Historic Jefferson Train Depot on day of event. 

 Jay Gould Rail Car “Atalanta” is an opulent private parlor railroad car with original elegant furnishings of a mansion on wheels.  It is a Pullman built by the American Car & Foundry Company in 1888.  Check at the Excelsior House for tickets and tour times, or call 903-665-2513. 

 Sunday Social, 1:00-3:00 pm. Come join an old-fashioned Sunday Social at the General Store on Austin Street in downtown Jefferson.  Purchase a root beer float, nostalgic candy and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.   “The Core, Band” with Travis Babb on guitar will be playing outside on the lot next to General Store.  Riverport Ambassadors in period dress make this an event you will want to see.  Free to the public.  There will be plenty of time to visit the Jefferson Train Show and ride the train.  

Jefferson, Texas is a member of the Union Pacific Railroad’s Train Town USA Registry as a part of UP’s ongoing efforts to recognize cities having a historical connection to the railroad. 

For more information:  www.HistoricJeffersonTrainShow.com; 903-240-6039; 866-398-2038. info@JeffersonRailway.com.  Facebook: Historic Jefferson Train Show; Historic Jefferson Railway; Jefferson General Store,  The Core, Band. 

Also go to www.visitjeffersontexas.com for information on lodging and other activities in Jefferson, Texas.

 

Date
May 15 - May 16
Time
10:00am - 4:00pm
Location
Jefferson Convention & Visitor Center
305 East Austin Street
Jefferson, Texas
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