List of 2020 East Texas Annual Festivals and Fairs
Texans love their festivals and fairs, as evidenced by the hundreds of these events held each year. We celebrate just about every crop harvested, every indigenous dish, and every type of music that's played here.
Throughout the year, music, food, history and holidays inspire festivals and events of all sizes throughout East Texas.
Included below is a list of highlights of the extensive festival season and major events scheduled in East Texas during 2020. We are still updating this list; events are noted as "TBA" where we do not have scheduled dates.
The list focuses on long-running festivals and those with widespread appeal.
Check with individual festival sponsors to determine the latest schedules and information.
Also, be sure to check out:
Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.
In addition, concern over the spread of the Corona virus has resulted in cancellation of some East Texas events.
Highlights of the 2020 East Texas Festival Season
|Drillers Reunion: Spindletop Anniversary
||Emory, Texas||January 18, 2020|
|Mardi Gras in Texas 2020
Parades and Events
|All Over Texas||February 25, 2020|
|Nederland Heritage Festival
|Tyler County Dogwood Festival
|Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail
||Tyler, Texas||March 20 - April 5, 2020|
|Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration
||Palestine, Texas||March 20 - April 5, 2020|
|Piney Woods Quilt Festival
||Carthage, Texas||April 17-18, 2020|
|Main Street Festival
||Grand Saline, Texas||TBA|
|East Texas Gusher Days
||Gladewater, Texas||April 17-18, 2020|
|Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival
||Avinger, Hughes Springs and Linden, Texas||TBA|
|Tatum Pecan Pie Festival
|Port Neches Riverfest
||Port Neches, Texas||TBA|
|Annual Gallatin Gopher Fest
||Grand Saline, Texas||TBA|
||Jacksonville, Texas||June 13, 2020|
|East Texas Country Music Festival
|Great Texas Balloon Race
||Longview, Texas||June 19-21, 2020|
|Gregg County Fair & Exposition
||Longview, Texas||September 11-19, 2020|
|Four States Fair and Rodeo
|Texas State Forest Festival
|East Texas State Fair
||Tyler, Texas||September 25 - October 4, 2020|
|Arts and Crafts Festival
|Piney Woods Fair
|Autumn Stroll Festival
||Mount Vernon, Texas||TBA|
|Fair on the Square
|Fire Ant Festival
|Hawkins Oil Festival
|Van Oil Festival
|Winnsboro Autumn Trails
|Chandler Pow Wow
|Mineola Fall Craft Fair
|Edom Art Festival||Edom, Texas||TBA|
|East Texas Yamboree
|Texas Rose Festival
||Tyler, Texas||October 15-18, 2020|
|Jasper Fall Butterfly Festival
|Taste of Jefferson
|Hopkins County Fall Festival
||Sulphur Springs, Texas||TBA|
|Lone Star Blues & Heritage Festival
|Hot Pepper Festival
|Feral Hog Festival
||Ben Wheeler, Texas||TBA|
|Avinger Wine Festival
|Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival
||Winnsboro, Texas||November 13, 2020|
|Heritage Syrup Festival
|Pioneer Days Festival
|Wonderland of Lights
NOTE: Events are always subject to change.
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The festival calendar focuses on annual events with widespread appeal and interest across East Texas, Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Jefferson, Nacogdoches and other communities.