You’ve probably noticed – it’s beautiful around here. Lush, rolling hills unfold into expansive ranches and forests. You can’t go a mile or two without almost tripping into a stock pond or lake. Walk along a tree-covered path in the forests of the East Texas Arboretum. Learn how to bait a hook and then catch “a big one” at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. “Up” for a challenge? Try the ziplines at New York, Texas Zipline Adventure.
Everything in Athens is nearby. Put on your sneakers and take a walk through town. Along the way, you’ll discover eclectic galleries and shops.
Perhaps you’ve planned to spend your day at a barrel race at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex? Or participating in a race at the Cain Center? No worries! When you get a break, spend it relaxing with friends at one of our many eateries. Or, check out the latest releases on the big screen of Athens Cinema 4.
You’ll want to be certain to bookmark www.athenstx.org and register in the MyAthens section in order to stay in touch with us for special events.
The annual Old Fiddler’s Reunion has been around for over 80 years! If you haven’t come to town for this event before, you certainly won’t want to miss it! Throughout the year, Athens is packed with fun events and activities for all ages.
Open every Saturday May through October, the Athens Farmer's Market offers fresh produce, homemade goods and so much more. In 2013, the Athens Farmer's Market was voted #1 Best Produce in County Line Magazine.
By the pint or by the bushel, there's nothing better in summer than fresh, sweet berries.
The Athens Farmer's Market believes that small, local farms and businesses are essential to the local economy,...
This is an evening fun run that is family-friendly. Glow sticks, and other glowing attire will be handed out a...
A guide to local retail shops & galleries
America's Best Value Inn offers a central location from which to begin your Athens exploration.
Stay appreciated. Stay Picky. Stay Smart. Stay Impressed. Stay Invigorated. Stay Holiday Inn.
Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try our casting pond!
The ziplines offer you a panoramic view of the beautiful rolling hills and trees of East Texas.
A guide to local eating establishments
A fitness center with its many exercise areas and civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.
The new hotel is close to a variety of local attractions and recreational activities as well as many corporate locations in A...
Tara Vineyard and Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.
General tourism brochure for Athens, Texas.