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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 7 - 9 & 14 - 16, 2022
Any Monty Python or Sherlock Holmes fans? You will be exuberant over The Play That Goes Wrong, the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production. Winner of Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards, this global phenomenon will be in Palestine beginning in October and running through mid-October (purchase tickets and find more information). You will laugh until you cry at these accident-prone thespians who battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy a play and always the right season to enjoy a good laugh with friends or family.

Historic Bowers Mansion Ghost Hunt

October 14, 15, 21, 28-31, 2022
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, 2022
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

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Meditate On Muscle Strength at Oh My Goat Yoga

Goat Yoga
We could all use some stress relief. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past couple of years, things can be tense these days! The perfect remedy just might be a yoga session at Oh My Goat Yoga. Offering stress through fitness and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit in an amazingly calm atmosphere with certified instructors will have you feeling your best. Book a private party during your stay, or just drop in for a visit and grab a specialty cake or cookie or a cheeseboard. Cabins available to stay in are only 5 miles up the road allowing you to plan a stay close by. Don’t forget to grab a t-shirt and some goat soap before you leave!

Goat Yoga Classes

Goat Yoga
Goat Yoga
Oct 08, 2022 | 6:00 PM
Book session by calling 903-549-2920 or email ohmygoatpalestine@gmail.com
Offering stress relief through fitness and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit in a tranquil atmosphere with certified instructors with goat yoga, goat therapy and meditation.
In the Spirit Goat Yoga
In the Spirit Goat Yoga
Oct 29, 2022 | 6:00 PM
Book session by calling 903-549-2920 or email ohmygoatpalestine@gmail.com
Offering stress relief through fitness and relaxation for the mind, body and spirit in a tranquil atmosphere with certified instructors with goat yoga, goat therapy and meditation.

Camino Gravel Adventure

September 24, 2022
Looking for your next endurance race to train for? Add The Camino 205, to your bike racing bucket list. This multi-distance, two-day race follows 35-, 70-, and 105-mile routes on gravel roads throughout the breathtaking Davy Crockett National Forest. If you want to test your mettle, opt for the 155- or 205-mile options over both days. Finish your ride back in Palestine and hang out for the Camino 205’s finisher’s festival that includes live music, great food, awesome giveaways, and more. No matter how far you pedal, you’re guaranteed an unparalleled adventure that’ll have you coming back for more.

Hot Pepper Festival

October 22, 2022
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
903-727-2711


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