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Spend Labor Day Weekend In The Oldest Town In Texas

Spend Labor Day Weekend In The Oldest Town In Texas!

Spend Labor Day weekend in the oldest town in Texas! Nacogdoches has something for everyone, from history to football. Follow the red brick streets downtown and shop until you drop and enjoy the diverse nightlife scene when the sun goes down.

Stay in one of the many bed and breakfasts in Nacogdoches such as the Historic Llano Grande Plantation or the Jones House Bed and Breakfast. Or if you want to stay in the thick of things book a room at The Hotel Fredonia in Downtown Nacogdoches.

Get an early start on this Labor Day weekend by kicking off your celebrations with some Pineywoods football! The SFA Lumberjacks will face off against Mc Murry in the first game of the season Thursday, September 1, at 6:00PM at Homer Bryce Stadium! Grab your purple gear and support the Lumberjacks!

Spend all day Friday discovering East Texas history in Nacogdoches. Visit the Old Stone Fort, and Millard’s Crossing. Take a walk through historic Oak Grove Cemetery, where signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence are buried. Nacogdoches has history on tap and enough to go around! Visit the Nacogdoches Visitor Center to discover all of the history Nacogdoches has to offer.

You will surely work up quite an appetite exploring East Texas history in Nacogdoches. Nacogdoches residents definitely have their favorite restaurants such as Auntie Pasta’s and Clear Springs however; Frank in Nacogdoches is quickly becoming a local favorite. Frank, Purveyor of Artesian Sausage is the best place for a hot dog and a cold beer. Frank originally opened in Austin but recently put in a new location in Nacogdoches. Try the Jackelope, Texalina, or Notorious P.I.G and find out what all of the locals are raving about!

Friday evening make plans to be downtown at 6:00PM. Antique cars and trucks will be on display around the Historic Downtown Square in Nacogdoches during Friday Night Cruise Nights.

Nacogdoches is full of entertainment and offers something for everyone. Catch “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Lamp-Lite Theatre Friday night at 7:30PM, or see the Nac Pack Jazz Trio perform at the Hotel Fredonia at the same time.

Check out the Nacogdoches nightlife scene at the Nine Flags at The Hotel Fredonia. If you are staying at The Hotel Fredonia have all the fun you want! Music lovers are encouraged to check out the Flash Back Café in Nacogdoches. The Flash Back Café is a popular hangout where many Nacogdoches bands and locals have played. Bull Frogs is a sports bar and

Saturday, start your day at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market. Shop local produce for the best taste of East Texas. Then take a stroll downtown and wander in and out of the unique little antique stores and boutiques. Browse art, antiques, and collectibles. You never know what you might find in Nacogdoches!

If you didn’t catch “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Lamp–Lite you won’t have to live in regret. Catch the Saturday show at 7:30PM. For those who fancy live music, head to The Hotel Fredonia for the musical stylings of “The Visitors” from 7:30PM to 10:30PM. Saturday night Granger Smith will perform at Banita Creek Hall. Doors open at 8:00PM.

Visit Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, and find out what you have been missing deep in the Pineywoods!

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