festivals

In 1981, the Texas Legislature designated Mauriceville as the “Crawfish Capital of Texas,” and 37 years later, the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival has become the “go-to” festival for all things crawfish.

One of the oldest running festivals in the state, the 37th annual festival will begin Friday, April 21, and go through Sunday, April 23. Sitting on 15 acres, the festival also celebrates music, art and culture, highlighting the unique heritage of Mauriceville and the surrounding areas.

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A highly anticipated event on the crowded festival calendar arrives in Mid-County on March 14. The 44th annual Nederland Heritage Festival welcomes 100,000 friends and neighbors through March 19 for an annual outpouring of fun, entertainment, music, crafts and carnival rides, as well as a delicious array of fair food.

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The eighth annual Autumn Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Shangri La Gardens (2111 W. Park Avenue) in Orange. The fair will include air apple bobbing, apple printing, an obstacle course, pumpkin ring toss, spider mask making, face painting, kids nature dance, pumpkin decorating, seed planting, and of course the last chance to see the scarecrows.

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