33rd Annual Harvest Festival
October 14th & 15th, 2022
The Harvest Festival is dedicated to celebrating the many influences that make up our rich deep East Texas heritage through exhibitors, presenters, displays, and performances all set in our "Living Village" grounds circa 1840-1920. All participants are dressed in period costumes, using period tools, and demonstrating period skills. There will be outstanding shows of both music and dance, and lots of interesting food.
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Visit the "Special Exhibit" room off the museum store. There is a photo display of native Southeast vegetation, which can be observed in person if you take a hike on the Big Wood Nature Trail. The display was organized by Volunteer Betty Zimmerman. The photos are copyrighted. Both the trail and the display are free. Enjoy!
Also don't miss the Clyde Gray House Museum tours on Saturday. Clyde Gray was a local artist and founder of the village. The museum is his former home and contains his artwork both in tile and oil. He developed the technique to paint on tile. Volunteer and board member Annabeth Willis is the museum curator. Admission is half-price for these tours on Saturday.
Festival Visitor Information
"Kid's Day" is on Friday, October 14th. Schools are invited from 9:00am -1:30pm. However, the village will be open until 3pm.
Saturday, October 15th, the fun begins at 9am and continues to 5pm. There will be tours of the "Clyde Gray House Museum" today only.
Throughout all days there will be music, dancing, demonstrating of period skills, shopping opportunities, and lots of interesting food. Take your picture with folks in period costumes.
Admission: Collected at the event.
Adult = $6, Children 5-11 = $3,
4 & under - free
Parking: Parking is available on the top of the hill on HWY 190. There will be a shuttle bus so stand near the building and ticket area for transportation to the front gate. There is a path for those who wish to walk.
Festival Participants Information
Participants are welcome to sell their wares if they are appropriate to this time period (circa 1840-1920).
Details for meals and accommodations are listed on the registration form.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 30th
Click to download a registration form. (PDF)
For additional information call or email. This contact information is at the top of this web page.
As a 501C non-profit corporation, all profits derived from this event go for restoration and furthering our purposes in History related education.