Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Making Memories in Davey Dogwood Park

The Dogwoods are in full bloom and absolutely beautiful. 

Our friends at recommends visitors and locals toTake a drive to Davey Dogwood Park in Palestine this spring! Pack a lunch, some lawn chairs or a blanket, and bring your favorite book. Plan a photo shoot, or take a hike.....

We agree!
Davey Dogwood Park - Spring 2014
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Davey Dogwood Park - Spring 2014
Palestine, Texas

Davey Dogwood Park - Spring 2014
Palestine, Texas

Don't miss the last weekend of the Dogwood Trails Celebration (April 4-6).   Find a full schedule of events at

April 4,5,6- Texas Theatre presents "Ghost of a Chance" which tells the story of newly engaged couple Bethany and Floyd who are each dealing with obstacles on their path to true love. For Bethany, it’s the ghost of her dead husband, Chance. Bethany has brought her finance, Floyd, and his overbearing mother, Verna, up to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance, her first husband. Much to her consternation, he or rather, his ghost is still there. Only Bethany can see him, so Floyd and Verna think she is crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of, well, it seems to them nobody. Chance, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd. Bethany even brings in a delightfully kooky psychic to help deal with the ghost of Chance. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $8 Students (Ages 4-18) $12 Adults
                                                     Historic Texas Theatre - Palestine, Texas

April 4-6- Main Street Architectural Scavenger Hunt - Find the architectural gems of the main Street district. Pick up your “Hunter Tips” at the visitor center, download from, or find them on the Main Street Facebook page. For more information call (903) 723-3014.

April 5, 2014-Dogwood Trails #Instameet in #PalestineTX–Want to meet up with Instagrammers?  Join us for a “photo walk” filled with dogwoods, nature & history.  10am: Davey Dogwood Park (Pavilion)  2pm: Palestine Main Street (Old Town Palestine) For more information, follow @PalestineTx on Instagram.

April 5,6- Piney Woods Excursion -11:00am -3:30 pm  Palestine Depot, Park Rd 70, Palestine, TX 75801 and Rusk Depot, Park Rd. 76 , Rusk, TX 75785.  Roundtrip Excursions depart from the Palestine and Rusk depots at 11:00 am and return at 3:30 pm. The trip is 1 ½ hours each way with 1 ½ hour layover at the opposite depot for a total of 4 ½ hour experience. Box lunches come with the Lone Star Class ticket. They are available for pre-order for all classes ($10 each if not riding in Standard Class) or you may bring your own. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the concession car. Half-way trips for those interested in a shorter excursion may board at either depot at 11:00 am or 2:00pm and halfway through the trip switch trains when they pass at the Mewshaw Siding. Total trip is 1 ½ hours. For reservations phone: 877-726-7245 or book online at:

Texas State Railroad - Palestine, Texas
April 5- Boston’s Buckin BBQ Cook-Off – Check in and set-up is Friday April 4-Sanctioned by Lone Star Barbecue Society, official rules & entry from at   Located at the Anderson County Rodeo Grounds, Hwy 287 N., Palestine, TX.  Entry fee $100…90% Payback from paid entry fees.  ½ Chicken, pork spare ribs, brisket (any or all) Jackpot Beans $15. 9:00am Head Cooks Meeting, 11:00am Beans , 12:00pm ½ Whole Chicken, 1:00pm Pork Spare Ribs , 2:00pm Brisket. Awards to follow. For more information please contact Kim (903)731-4943 Charlie (903)933-3529 ALL proceeds to Boston Porter Memorial Scholarship  50/50 CASH giveaway at awards ceremony.  

April 5,6-– Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tours-11:00am–3:30pm on Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-5:00pm at 503 N. Queen St.  For more information please call (903)729-2463

Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine, Texas

April 5-Architecture Walking Tour of Main Street–12-2 p.m. – Local Historic Preservation Officer Jacob Morris, will lead a walking tour of the District. The tour will include information on the styles and examples of historic architecture in Palestine, and will be an interactive discussion of the history and significance. Free and open to all ages, begins at City Hall. For more information contact the Main Street office at (903) 723-3014 or visit their Facebook page

Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience. We invite you to join us this weekend for a great celebration full of history, fun and dogwoods (

Dogwoods in Palestine, Texas: Spring 2014

Pink Dogwoods in Palestine, Texas: Spring 2014