Mardi Gras/Gumbo Cook-off

February 6,2021 

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:

Laura Wilkerson, Main Street Coordinator
1500 Lake Forest Parkway (Civic Center)
903-392-8232 Ext 301

Rusk County Youth Project Show

February 26-29, 2020

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 3rd
What: Patriotic Parade
Where: Downtown Henderson Texas

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

167th Annual Sacred Harp Singing National Convention

An historic form of Folk Christian Music – acappella and four part harmony
August 7th-8th, 2021

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:

Laura Wilkerson
City of Henderson Civic Center Coordinator

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