Palestine Fall Festival & Parade
Palestine- Join the citizens of Palestine this weekend for their annual Fall Festival in historic Downtown Palestine! Fall in love with Palestine this weekend, a charming East Texas city and the furthest westward extension of the last of the Deep South! In addition to the Fall Festival celebration, take in the amazing historic architecture from the early 1800s in Downtown Palestine, which is filled with specialty shops, antique stores and unique merchandise. Spend the weekend with your family in one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the Pineywoods!
Saturday, October 29, from 9a.m. to 4p.m. Historic Downtown Palestine will be buzzing with fall festivities. The Palestine Fall Festival Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 29, kicking off a full day of activities in the Old Town and Downtown Main Street District area of Palestine!
Due to the Ivanhoe roof collapse in downtown Palestine last week, the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce will use a new parade route for the Palestine Fall Festival on Oct. 29.
The parade will start at the Anderson County Courthouse Square, then travel down Crawford Street through Old Town, turning left on Sycamore Street, then right onto Main Street, right onto Tennessee and right onto Lacy Street, and finally back to the courthouse. Judging will still be held from the Chamber building at 401 W. Main St.
Visitors and citizens are encouraged to sit in Old Town and watch the parade. Crawford, Sycamore and Main streets will be the best places to see the parade. City officials and Old Town Merchants are excited about the new route in hopes that it will boost business.
Following the parade, the Palestine Fall Festival will continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. with live music, arts and crafts vendors, food, activities for children of all ages, including a new mechanical bull ride. Two children’s areas are planned with slides, bounce houses, bungee run, train, dunking booth, carnival games and much more!
The arts and crafts vendors are normally on Oak Street and Sycamore, double lined on Houston Street. This year vendors will be moving to Crawford Street across from the Texas Theatre, Denby’s Restaurant and Palestine Church.