Edom Texas

The Shed Cafe, Edom, Texas ... legendary home cooking & desserts for over 35 years

Edom, Texas is just a short 15-mile drive west of Tyler towards Ben Wheeler and Canton as shown on the map below, at the intersection of FM 279 and FM 314.

It's a lovely small community of restaurants, art galleries, shops, farms, retreats, B&Bs and more. Edom is also the home to spring and fall art shows well known in all of Texas.

We love to visit and have lunch at Edom, and attend the Edom Festival of the Arts, which will be held next on October 12-13 of 2019. Also popular with visitors is the Folk Fair held in April.

We always enjoy a meal at The Shed Cafe, and visits for berry picking in the early summer at Blueberry Hill Farms.

Artisans in pottery, silver jewelry, glassware, macrame, and leather crafts live in town and operate attractive shops. We like to shop at Zeke & Marty, Potters Brown, the Old Firehouse Gallery, and other shops along the main street.

Canton Texas First Monday Trade Days ... visit there now!

We also make special trips to Blue Moon Gardens nursery just east of Edom. The quality of all of their plants is excellent, and their selection of butterfly and hummingbird-friendly plants is huge.

The grounds themselves at Blue Moon are very well done and make a great place for walks, and the inside gift shop and garden center are not to be missed! Blue Moon also offers a variety of interesting and informative classes, with well known regional instructors such as Midge Jackson.

Another popular stop for gardeners and nature lovers is Glenda Mae's Daylily Farm. In addition to their huge selection of daylillies, the farm also offers annual bedding plants, soil amendments, herbs, vegetable plants, succulents and basket plants.

Nearby is the Texas Rose Horse Park which offers a variety of equestrian events at its beautiful location on Texas Highway 110, just off I-20 at Exit 548.

West of Edom on FM 279 is the historic community of Ben Wheeler, known as the home of the Feral Hog Festival in the fall.

Located just a few miles west of Ben Wheeler is the City of Canton, the county seat of Van Zandt County, and home of the First Monday Trade Days.

It is considered the largest free flea market in the United States, and is held on Thursday - Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month. Up to 100,000 visitors can shop there in a given weekend.

Edom, the third oldest town in Van Zandt County, was first established several miles from its present site in 1849.

Sometime later the town was moved to its present location. For more information about the history of Edom, we recommend a visit to the Edom Historical Society Museum in walking distance from other popular attractions in Edom.

Scenes Around Edom

Shown below are photographs we shot during a recent trip to Edom.

The Shed Cafe, Edom, Texas ... legendary home cooking & desserts for over 35 years
The Shed Cafe, Edom, Texas ... legendary home cooking & desserts for over 35 years

"Downtown" Edom Texas
"Downtown" Edom Texas

Edom Service Station
Edom Service Station

Edom Texas scene

Edom Historical Society Museum
Edom Historical Society Museum

Blueberry Hill Farms, Edom Texas ...
our favorite spot for picking Texas Blueberries in June of each year!
Visit the Blueberry Hill Farms web site
Blueberry Hill Farms, Edom Texas

For More Information about Edom

For current information about Edom and events, we recommend a visit to the website of the Edom Chamber of Commerce and Visit Edom Texas on Facebook.


Map of Edom Texas (courtesy of Google)

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