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Fall in Palestine

Fall in Palestine

Crisp morning air and the subtle transition from green to yellow, orange, and red announce autumn’s arrival in East Texas. While there are many ways you can enjoy the season in Texas’ gorgeous Pineywoods region, Palestine is the perfect place to appreciate fall’s beauty. Beyond exploring Davey Dogwood Park or fishing at a nearby lake, you can take on one of Texas’ most unique long-distance bike rides, experience one-of-a-kind festivals, and more. Plan your perfect fall getaway by checking out these amazing autumn adventures in Palestine.

Fall Foliage

Colors typically are at peak the week of Thanksgiving, but for the most up to date information, please call us at 800-659-3484 or click here for the foliage update. Please remember, our color is determined and timed 100% by Mother Nature.

Live Show at the Texas Theatre

October 13- 15 & 20 - 22, 2023

The play is a dark comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal. The hero, Mortimer Brewster, is a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, murderous family and local police in Brooklyn, New York, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves, Elaine Harper, who lives next door and is the daughter of the local minister.

This award winning play will be in Palestine running through mid-October (purchase tickets and find more information).

Historic Bowers Mansion Ghost Hunt

October 14, 15, 21, 28-31, 2023
Built 1878, and located just a stone's throw away from downtown Palestine TX, lies one of the city's most historic and infamous mansions.
This Victorian home and National Texas Historic Landmark has a deep history, with stories of death, murder, and suicide.
Back in the 1950's the then-owner Mr. Bowers, murdered his wife Mary. As the police made their way up the path to enter the home, Mr. Bowers committed suicide. It's believed that their spirits still linger, as well as several others who took their last breath here over the years.
In addition to the 140+ year old home itself, there are several other buildings on the grounds, some of which are accessible, the servants quarters is the only building that cannot be accessed currently.
This is an incredible building with so much history, and you will be one of the first people to investigate it!
Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, with only 20 for sale!
Book securely online here.

Locked in Fear Haunted House

October 21 - 22 & 28 - 29, 2023
For those who are not afraid of a little fright, find your way to a very scary adventure thrill. Haunted houses are frightening, but you haven’t seen anything yet until you experience the darkness and the spirits that dwell in this old, abandoned house! Enter at your own risk! Get lost in this historic three-story, 11,000-square-foot haunted jail. Make your way through a labyrinth of cells, isolation tanks, and dark halls where dread and terror await. Can you escape being Locked In Fear?
Book tickets now HERE.
$12.00 admission per person
704 Avenue A
Phone Number: 903.373.7384

Veterans Breakfast & Parade

November 10, 2023
Honoring all who served. Join the American Legion Post 85 for our annual breakfast as we recognize, honor, and celebrate America's Veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our country. 7AM-11AM | 601 Armory Rd

November 11,2023
Join our parade or come and cheer on our veterans. To learn more about joining in the parade, go to the Palestine Visitor Information Center for an application. Applications must be received by Nov 7th if you would like to be included in the judging. Parade begins at 10AM with the start point being the Anderson County Courthouse. We will proceed to Avenue A, take a right on Oak St and continue to the Visitor Center.

Pumpkin Fun Run

Saturday November 11, 2023
Join us for our annual 5k run/ walk down a country road in Montalba, Texas. 7:30AM registration, 8AM start time
9590 N St Hwy 19
Click to Register

Rock Bottom Ranch Round-up

Saturday October 14, 2023
Come out to the Anderson County Youth Livestock Arena for a day of fun and fellowship. Enjoy food, live music, vendor galore, a job fair, face painting, a petting zoo, photo booths, and more. Live Music by Delnora, Jenna Faith, Rex Brian Robards, and special guest worship with Andrew Marshall. 9AM-8PM | 750 N Hwy 287

Hot Pepper Festival

October 28, 2023
The "Hottest Little Festival in Texas" has something for everyone throughout the streets of Historic Downtown Palestine!
  • Food
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Live Music ALL DAY LONG
Atomic Wing Eating contest
Jalapeno Pepper Eating Contest
Lolly Lick-a-thon sponsored by Intensity Academy

Old Town Vibes

Spend an afternoon or evening around the campfire at Pint & Barrel Drafthouse and enjoy malty brown ales, crisp lagers and hoppy IPA's. Housed in the old luminary for the Palestine Electric Company, built in the 1920's, this unique space offers pub style dining with indoor, outdoor and deck seating.
302 E Crawford Street

Great Harvest Farm- Fall Festival

Sept 29-30, October 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 2023
Fall Festival Grand Opening is Sept 29. Come visit our pumpkin patch, try your hand at pumpkin painting, play in our corn pit, jump on a hay ride, or enjoy our camp fires. Trunk or Treat will be Tuesday October 31st at 7pm.
Fri & Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-7pm
20071 N Hwy 19, Montalba TX, 75853
(903) 681-0879

Railroad Heritage Center

Monday- Saturday
A 13' x 17' scale train display and exhibit that illustrate the many facets of railroading. See if you can locate all 21 Fall trees that are turning with the season. Open Monday- Saturday from 9:30AM- 4:30PM

Halloween at OYC

October 21, 2023
Visit the Shoppes at Over Yonder for treats at each booth. Take part in our DIY Trick or Treat Bag Workshop and bring your camera along for our outside photo area. 619 W Oak | 903.731.4121

Market by the Creek

October 28, 2023
We will have vendors with vintage items, furniture, quilts, artisan and handmade crafts, food trucks, and entertainment. Tents, chairs, and tables welcome. 10AM-6PM | 305 E Crawford | 903.724.1220

Montalba Fall Fest, Veterans Parade, & Market Days

Saturday November 11
Taste Montalba's amazing BBQ, listen to live music, enjoy seeing a cool car show, jump in bounce house, have your face painted, and show your pride to our veterans during their parade through town. There will be lots of vendors and wonderful goodies for sale. 9590 N St Hwy 19 | 9AM-3PM

To become a vendor, email MontalbaMarketDays@Yahoo.com

Trunk or Treating

Saturday October 28th
Montalba Baptist Church
9590 St Hwy 19 5PM-7PM

Tuesday October 31th
Toyota-ween, Palestine Toyota
2728 S Loop 256 | 12PM-7PM

Great Harvest Farm
20071 N St Hwy 19 | 7PM

Grace Church
2130 Country Club Rd | 5:30PM-8PM

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