It appears as if this weekend is going to be a perfect weekend weather wise to enjoy an outdoor festival in East Texas! There's no shortage of festivals this weekend, there are events celebrating the yam, the hot pepper and feral hog! Find your niche and enjoy it this weekend!

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    East Texas Yamboree

    Gilmer - Courthouse Square

    Wednesday, October 19th thru Saturday, October 22nd

    The East Texas Yamboree celebrates the yam! East Texans will be headed to Gilmer every night this week through Saturday to experience the carnival, but the Yamboree is more than that! There's the queen's coronation, parade, livestock show, live music, street and barn dances, car show, 5k and one minle run and contests too! These contests feature baking a yam pie, yam pie recipe, canning and more. There's something for everyone at the East Texas Yamboree this weekend!

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    Hot Pepper Festival


    Saturday, October 22nd

    The heat is being turned up in Palestine Saturday for the Hot Pepper Festival in downtown! Peppers of all kind will be the center of attraction with special contests created specifically for them, including a salsa making contest, pepper eating, chili cookoff and more. Activities include petting zoo, tractor show, live music, kids area and of course the Hot Pepper parade Saturday morning at 10! There will be special art and crafts vendors in the downtown area selling their creations.

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    Feral Hog Festival

    Ben Wheeler

    Saturday, October 22nd

    It's unique. It's Ben Wheeler. It's the Feral Hog Festival! This festival will feature a hog calling contest, art vendors, live music from 11a to 6p, along with cooking competitions, a parade, queen's pageant and many other vendors! Among those scheduled to appear on stage are Chance Pena (former contestant on The Voice) and internet sensation and Chewbacca Mom, Candace Payne!