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5th Annual Athens EggFest

Participants come from across the country to showcase their personal recipes, meet with fellow Eggheads, and share some great food with the crowd!

Last updated: 12/16/2014

Athens Bowling Center

Twenty-two lanes of pure adrenalin!

Last updated: 04/16/2013

Athens Scuba Park

Who would ever suspect that just beyond downtown Athens lies sunken treasure?

Last updated: 12/8/2014

Athens Videos

Check out our Athens videos to get a sneak peak into what Athens has to offer!

Last updated: 08/27/2014

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament, 2015

Fun-filled day of trying to catch the biggest Bluegill at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and/or Lake Athens.

Last updated: 12/16/2014

Cain Center and Cain Park

In 1983, the Cain Foundation built and donated this unique facility to the people of Henderson County. Since then, it has served all of East Texas, both as a fitness center with its many exercise areas, and as a civic center with rooms available for a wide variety of functions.

Last updated: 12/18/2014

Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 2015

Celebrate the joint heritage of Texas and Mexico with food, music, dancing, and games for the entire community.

Last updated: 11/25/2014

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

Experience the awe and splendor of a variety of colorful gardens year-round. Two miles of nature trails offer a quiet woodland retreat.

Last updated: 12/9/2014

Enchanted Trail

Stroll through the East Texas Arboretum and see fairies, gnomes and trolls along the Enchanted Trail May 2-June 27.

Last updated: 11/25/2014

Fly Fish Texas! 2015

Anglers from all over converge on the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to learn the latest in fly fishing techniques.

Last updated: 12/16/2014

Good Times Skate

Let the good times roll!

Last updated: 04/17/2013

Lake Athens

Lake Athens offers guests a variety of water sport activities.

Last updated: 12/9/2014

National Fishing Day, 2015

Kick off summer with free hot dogs and soft drinks, games and fishing!

Last updated: 12/10/2014

NY-TX Zipline Adventures

Leave your fears behind as you experience the thrill of a lifetime at NY-TX Zipline Adventures, just 15 miles from Athens (off of Highway 175 East).

Last updated: 07/24/2014

SUGGESTED ITINERARY: A full day of fun!

Enjoy a day in Athens without spending too much, or skimping on time!

Last updated: 04/23/2013

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Get eye-to-eye with some of the largest freshwater fish in captivity, then try your hand at catching one of their friends in the casting pond!

Last updated: 12/9/2014

Holiday Entertainment

Christmas Park Land of Lights, 2014

The drive through Christmas Park will be open November 10, 2014 to January 3, 2015.

Last updated: 10/31/2014

Fireworks at the Fishery, 2015

One of the biggest displays in East Texas will light up the skies over the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and adjacent Lake Athens.

Last updated: 12/12/2014

Halloween at the Hatchery, 2015

Local businesses and organizations will hand out FREE candy and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will be decorated throughout with a Halloween theme.

Last updated: 12/16/2014

Livestock and Horse Shows

Benefit Barrel Race for Brook Board

The Benefit Barrel Race for Brook Board will take place at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex.

Last updated: 11/21/2014

Fire It Up Productions - January 17 & 18

A two-day team roping event with free admission! Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex Jan. 17 & 18.

Last updated: 12/9/2014

Fire It Up Productions, January 3 & 4

A two-day team roping event with free admission! Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex Jan. 3 & 4.

Last updated: 12/9/2014

American Competitive Trail Horse Association

Riders enjoy an opportunity to further their horsemanship skills in an enclosed setting by completing a set of 8 obstacles along an obstacle course.

Last updated: 12/9/2014

Music

Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion, 2015

The Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion is an annual event for lovers of fiddle music.

Last updated: 11/25/2014

Tara Vineyard & Winery

Tara Vineyard & Winery is the oldest winery in Henderson County, established in 2004.

Last updated: 06/26/2014

Texas Gospel Music Hall

Come enjoy nationally acclaimed gospel recording artists in a laid-back, smoke-free environment.

Last updated: 08/7/2013

Rodeos

Henderson County Regional Fair Park Complex

Large or small, livestock, rodeo, or special event - there's always SOMETHING going on at the fairgrounds!

Last updated: 12/8/2014

Theater

Henderson County Performing Arts Center

HCPAC is a performing arts center that provides entertainment and education to patrons of all ages.

Last updated: 04/17/2013

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Christmas Park Land of Li...

Dec 21 2014

The drive through Christmas Park will be open November 10, 2014 to January 3, 2015.

Athens Farmer's Market - ...

Jan 3 2015

The Athens Farmer's Market believes that small, local farms and businesses are essential to the local economy,...

Fire It Up Productions, J...

Jan 3 2015

A two-day team roping event with free admission! Come on out to the Henderson County Regional Fair Park Comple...