Mardi Gras/Gumbo Cook-off

February 26,2022

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.

Trophies for 1,2,3rd Place Gumbo Team

Trophies for 1,2,3rd Best Costume

Trophies for 1,2,3rd Best Decorated Booth

Best decorated mask – Trophy awarded by applause

Beer & Wine Garden  –   Tickets are sold at the entrance to the garden.


Cake Walk

Corn hole

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

Kaitlin Smith, Main Street Coordinator
1500 Lake Forest Parkway (Civic Center)
903-392-8232 Ext 304

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

4th of July Celebration


July 4th
What: Freedom Festival
Where: Lake Forest Park
Fireworks at 9pm

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

City of Henderson Department of Tourism:

27th Annual PRCA Rodeo – Rusk County Rodeo Assoc.

October 15-16th 2021

Rusk Co. Expo Center 3303 FM 13W.

For more info contact:
Rodeo Hotline – Boot Barn – 903-657-3699 or

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

32nd Annual Henderson Syrup Festival

November 13, 2021

What: Mule powered old time syrup making with folk artists, food, bands, antique tractors on Depot Museum grounds. Hayride shuttle to Downtown Historic District where you will find arts & crafts booths, retail vendor booths, food, antique and classic car exhibits, musical entertainment, cloggers & square dancers, children’s activities, Henderson Civic Theatre Melodrama and the Howard Dickinson House.

Where: Depot Museum Grounds 5 acres 514 N. High Street and
10 blocks Downtown Historic District
9am – 5pm

Admission: Syrup Making Adults: $3, Children: $1, Shuttle Ride: $2, Veterans FREE, NO Admission cost for the 10 blocks downtown

Department of Tourism, City of Henderson – 866-650-5529 or
Depot Museum – 903-657-4303 or visit
Car Show – Trey Segura – 512-569-9858

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

The Henderson Christmas Parade will be held on Dec 2, 2021 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 5-8th

The Magic of Christmas Hallmark Style

Christmas Open House in Historic Downtown.

Contact:  James Nicholson



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