A Day on Main

Downtown Henderson

2nd Saturday in April

An annual shopping experience for ladies.

It’s your day to stroll on our main streets, sip wine and enjoy some perfect bites while you browse our fashion boutiques, antique malls and favorite eateries.

There will be giveaways and promotions.

Sponsored by the Henderson Downtown merchants.

Location : GPS 100 E. Main Street to the center of Downtown

Mardi Gras/Gumbo Cook-off    2023 February date to be announced

Civic Center  1500 Lake Forest Parkway

The Mardi Gras/Gumbo cook-off event is sponsored by the City of Henderson Main Street Advisory Board

This event is a taste, with all you care to eat. Tickets are $10.00 at the gate.

Adult Beverages

Trophies for 1,2,3rd Place Gumbo Team

Trophies for 1,2,3rd Best Costume

Trophies for 1,2,3rd Best Decorated Booth

Trophy awarded by applause for Best Decorated Mask

Trophy awarded for  Peoples Choice Best Gumbo


Cake Walk

Corn hole

Gumbo Cook-off application and information may be obtained by contacting:


Rusk County Youth Project Show

Always last Thursday-Saturday in February

Rusk County Youth Expo Center
3303 FM 13 West
Henderson, TX 75654

For more information contact:
Rusk County Extension Office – 903-657-0376

Wildflower Tour

April 15-May 31st

A self- guided tour through (3) itineraries in Rusk County. The driving tour includes a map along with attractions.

The tour includes:
Wildflowers, Museums, Shopping, History, Historic Markers, Restaurants, Attractions and Fun!

Click here to down load the Wildflower Map

For additional information or to receive a map by mail contact:

Henderson Tourism Department
1500 Lake Forest Parkway
Henderson, TX 75652

Call: 866-650-5529

Annual Antique Tractor Show

4th Friday & Saturday in April
What: Tractor pulls, large exhibit of antique tractors, small engine displays, corn grinding, horse drawn equipment, tractor games, rope making, hay baling, antique tools and tractor parade.

Where: Rusk County Expo Center at Rusk County Airport – 3303 Hwy 13W, Henderson, TX

Admission: Family $6, Adults $3, Youth $2, Kids 12 and under FREE

Contact: Don Reynolds, 903-889-2671

Freedom  Celebration July 2, 2022


July 2,2022
What: Freedom Festival
Where: Lake Forest Park

Activities  begin at 5:00pm

Fireworks at 9:30pm

168th Annual Sacred Harp Singing National Convention

An historic form of Folk Christian Music – Acappella and four part harmony
August 13th-14th, 2022

Henderson Civic Center
1500 Lake Forest Parkway
Henderson, Texas

Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Donations accepted

For more information contact:
Robert Vaughn 903-863-5379 or rl_Vaughn@yahoo.com

City of Henderson Department of Tourism:

28th Annual PRCA Rodeo – Rusk County Rodeo Assoc.

October 7-8th 2022


Rusk Co. Expo Center 3303 FM 13W.

For more info contact:
Rodeo Hotline – Boot Barn – 903-657-3699 or rellis@verabank.com

City of Henderson call; 866.650-5529 or Rusk County Expo 903-722-9101

33rd Annual Henderson Syrup Festival

November 12, 2022

9:00am-5:00PM      Hayride shuttle back and forth from Downtown to Depot  $2.00 for all day pass.

Depot Museum Grounds: Mule powered old time syrup making with folk artists, food, bands, antique tractors on Depot Museum grounds.  Admission:  Entrance to Syrup Making Adults: $3, Children: $1,  Veterans FREE

Historic Downtown..…NO Admission

Historic District  –  Over 15 blocks filled with  Arts & Crafts booths, Retail vendor booths, Food, Antique and Classic car exhibits, Musical Entertainment, Cloggers , Children’s activities, Henderson Civic Theatre Melodrama and the Howard Dickinson Museum House.

Hayride shuttle back and forth from Downtown to Depot  $2.00 for all day pass

Department of Tourism, City of Henderson – 866-650-5529 or tourism@hendersontx.us
Depot Museum – 903-657-4303 or visit www.depotmuseum.com
Car Show – Ricky Runnels 903-738-3054

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The Henderson Christmas Parade will be held on Dec 1, 2022 in the downtown area.

The lighting of the tree will be at 6:00PM in Heritage Square 101 E. Main St. The parade will begin shortly thereafter.

For more information contact:

Kaitlyn Smith
City of Henderson Civic Center Coordinator

November -18th-20th , 2022

The Magic of Christmas Hallmark Style

Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown.

Contact Kaitlin Smith                                                                                     

City of Henderson Main Street Coordinator

www.mainstreethenderson.com 903-392- 0691


Rusk County Youth Expo Center

The Rusk County Youth Expo Center is located in beautiful Henderson, Texas. Our newly built, attractive buildings are large versatile multi-purpose facilities. The enclosed and covered areas are fully equipped for, livestock sales and shows, concerts, equestrian events, banquets, large group meetings, and a vast array of other special events. We have 12,000 sq. ft. indoor air-conditioned facility, An open air covered pavilion area, and an updated rodeo arena fully equipped for all your rodeo needs. The covered arena provides seating for 4000, an outdoor warm-up arena, separate horse stalls, wash bays, and concession stand. All areas and a large parking lot are within a secure fence.

Contact our Manager:
Jennifer Sprayberry


3303 FM 13 West
Henderson, TX 75654

Henderson Civic Theatre -2021 Season

Show Dates to be announced later due to Covid 19


Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm

Sunday Matinee 2:30 pm


Adults $15, Seniors $12, 18 and Under $12


122 E Main St, Henderson, Texas 75654

Box Office 903-657-2968