Jacksonville, Texas- It’s about to be “tomato time” in Jacksonville! This year the City of Jacksonville will celebrate the 32nd Annual Tomato Festival this June. Jacksonville has been producing tomatoes for the commercial market in the State of Texas for over a century, since 1897. Tomatoes became the primary crop until the 1950s. During this time, Jacksonville earned the title “Tomato Capital of the World.”
Jefferson, Texas- Grilling on the Bayou is coming back to Vale Street Gardens, 306 Vale Street, Jefferson, Texas on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (or until food runs out). Volunteer Big Green Egg Chefs will purchase and prepare enough food to be served in small portions to hundreds of Tasters who will pay an entry fee to sample the variety of foods cooked on Big Green Egg cookers. Proceeds benefit the historic Jefferson Carnegie Library. The event is sponsored by Friends of Jefferson Carnegie Library and Wholesale National Supply’s Longview location.
Rusk, Texas- The Cherokee 4-H Parent & Adult Leaders’ (PALS) Association has partnered with the Texas State Railroad in Rusk to sponsor the Texas Hobo Cook-Off & Gyspy Jamboree. The event will be held on the grounds of the Texas State Railroad Campground in Rusk on Saturday, July 3-4.
Jacksonville, Texas- Chili’s is the place to be Saturday, June 13, as they host the 10th Annual Tomato Fest Street Dance. Boogie Butt Productions will provide the entertainment this year featuring Reagan Johnson, Group Therapy and Lady Chazz & the Tramps. Come join the FREE fun beginning at 7pm this Saturday.
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