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Local Events and News

 

     The Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild loves taking every chance possible to keep the community that they serve well taken care of and especially entertained. This means making sure we supply our site with as much information as we can on local events. Not only do we share events that we and our members sponsor/host, but we also share with locals and visitors alike additional events that might be of interest. Feel free to submit an event to the calendar.

     There are many different types of local events going on all year. Livingston loves to have family friendly events that keep us coming together like the famous. In small towns like this everything can turn into some kind of a reunion. It’s always a special sight to see all kinds of people coming together for some random fun but having it turn into extra special memories with loved ones. There are also many events just for kids with the entertainment geared towards a younger crowd. Plus some events set up with a more adult environment when it is time for a night out on the town. Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to see how we #livlocal at these events. 

     On the off chance there is not an event going on during a visit to town or additional places to make some memories are needed, then check out these favorite local places to shop, dine, stay, or play.

pumpkin patch double creek

Local Pumpkin Patch Open

     It is almost time for Halloween and it is time for some fall fun! There is one place perfect for families and individuals to have a great time surrounded by all things fall, Double Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch will be open October 8th and stay open on Saturdays and Sundays until Halloween. There is a $7 admission fee to per person over 2 years of age. Take a ride on the Hayride or go for a jump in the Bounce House. Let the kids make a memory in the Playhouse, Petting Zoo, or Corn Maze. There’s even a Fire Pit when the Texas weather permits. 
     The Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild can’t wait to help you celebrate the holidays and #LivLocal. Enjoy Double Creek Farm and all Livingston’s other local events

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Marty Stuart Live in Livingston

     The Polk County Commerce Center is going to have live music and a good time on October 8th. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are coming back to Livingston for one night of fun. The show will be at 7:30pm. Marty Stuart is a country and bluegrass music singer, songwriter, and musician. He has toured with Lester Flatt and Johnny Cash before he began a solo career in the early 1980s. Ticket prices vary.

     The Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild is excited to invite one and all to #LivLocal at this concert hosted by Guild member, Polk County Commerce Center.

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Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farms pitcher of mimosas for mimosa sundays

Sunday Funday Mimosas

     Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm might be famous for their one of a kind wines, but they also serve up a great mimosa, sangria, and hop wine. The first Sunday of every month is “Sunday Funday“ at Tempe so they have discounted pitchers of Mimosas to celebrate. November 6th is the next one. The fun begins at 1pm and goes until they close at 5pm.  

     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this fun “Sunday Funday” hosted by Guild member, Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm.

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famers and artisan market at anniversary park

Anniversary Park Farmers & Artisan Market 

     Every year Livingston Main Street hosts a fun and family friendly event in Anniversary Park just off Main Street. This year’s Farmers and Artisan Markets will run in the mornings on the first and third Saturdays as long as the weather permits. It will go from 8am-12pm. The vendors are always changing so make sure to go more than once.
     The Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild and Livingston Main Street are proud to invite locals and visitors out to see how we #LivLocal at this event for all ages. 

 

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trade days

Trade Days Weekends

     Trade Days is a family friendly environment welcoming locals, day-trippers, weekenders, lake lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to have a good time in the piney woods. It is specific Saturdays and Sundays in Pedigo Park.There are a wide variety of vendors, so there is always something special to take home. 

      Livingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild invites the town and its visitors to come see how we #livlocal at Trade Days weekends.

Scheduled Fall Markets 2022: October 15th and 16thNovember 19th and 20th  

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sew fancy

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy


     Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They host a weekly Chair Yoga Class for some summer time entertainment. This is one of the extra events that Sew Fancy has going on regularly. Be sure to come out and have a good time on Fridays at 1:00pm. They will be having a coach from “Sit and Be Fit” lead the yoga class. There is a class limit so be sure to contact Sew Fancy as soon as possible to reserve spots. 
     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this event hosted by long time Guild member, Sew Fancy. Feel free to hit the town to shopdinestay, or play before or after enjoying Chair Yoga.

 

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double creek farm hot chocolate and christmas trees

Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens

     This farm has acres of land to adventure through. Not only will this be the place to find the perfect tree, but it’s a place to make some memories. Get bundled up and make the way around this perfect setting for holiday pictures. Admission to the tree farm is free and trees are priced individually. Double Creek Farm has lots of activities available like hayrides, a playhouse, and duck races. They also have a concessions stand with hot chocolate and more. Farm opens November 25th.
     The Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild can’t wait to help visitors and locals alike celebrate the holidays and #LivLocal. Head on over to enjoy Double Creek Farm and all Livingston’s other local holiday events

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selfie trail ideas

#LivLocal on this Selfie Trail around Livingston

There are tons of places around town to make memories. Here is a list “Picture Perfect Locations” the Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild invites visitors and locals alike to enjoy and get some great pictures at.

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Pumpkin Patch Opens

Pumpkin Patch Opens

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Local Pumpkin Patch Open      Leaves on the trees are changing. Football games are the small town friday night sensation. Fall decorations are out. It is almost time for Halloween and it is time . . .

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Concert

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Concert

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Concert        The Polk County Commerce Center is going to have live music and a good time on October 8th. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives are . . .

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Anniversary Park Farmers & Artisan Market

Anniversary Park Farmers & Artisan Market

Posted Date: 03/20/2022

Anniversary Park Farmer’s Market Starts for Summer        Every year Livingston Main Street hosts a fun and family friendly event in Anniversary Park just off Main Street. This year’s Farmers & . . .

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Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/26/2021

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They host a weekly Chair Y[...] . . .

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Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Posted Date: 06/17/2021

Livingston Trade Days        Trade Days is a family friendly environment welcoming locals, day-trippers, weekenders, lake lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to have a good time in the piney . . .

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Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens      The Piney Woods of Texas is just that. Piney woods. With the thick forests full of beautiful trees all over, sometimes the views are taken for granted. . . .

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Concert Downtown Featuring Multiple Performers

Concert Downtown Featuring Multiple Performers

Posted Date: 07/22/2022

Across The Tracks hosts Another Great Show      This rustic venue is excited to bring “Live, Local, Music” to downtown. Across The Tracks is located in the Historical Livingston Main Street . . .

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Pen and Ink Class at Sew Fancy

Pen and Ink Class at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/20/2022

Painting Class at Sew Fancy        Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They are hosting an Pen and Ink . . .

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Yoga in the Vineyard

Yoga in the Vineyard

Posted Date: 07/22/2022

Yoga in the Vineyard      Tempe Creek Vineyard & Farm is a local wine vineyard on the edge of town. It gives off that loving country feeling without having to really travel from paved roads. The . . .

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Ice Cream Social at Miss Effie's Cottage

Ice Cream Social at Miss Effie's Cottage

Posted Date: 07/23/2022

“Ice Cream Social”           In Livingston, there are many clubs and organizations for people of all ages to join. These groups provide so much for the community, especially during the holidays. . . .

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Past Events and Yearly Traditions

zentangle seashell pen and ink art

Painting Class at Sew Fancy

     Sew Fancy is hosting a Pena nd Ink Art Class. This is one of the locals favorite extra events that Sew Fancy has going on regularly. Be sure to come out and have a good time on Tuesday, August 2nd at 12:30pm. They will be having someone coach the painting of a “Zentangle Seashell”.  There is a class limit so be sure to contact Sew Fancy as soon as possible to reserve spots. The cost is only $15 per person. 
     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this Pen and Ink Art Class hosted by long time Guild member, Sew Fancy

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across the tracks meredith crawford and zach aaron conert show flyer

Live Music in Downtown

     This rustic venue is excited to bring “Live, Local, Music” to downtown. Across The Tracks is located in the Historical Livingston Main Street District. They are a music venue that hosts a variety of talent performing music in many different genres. Come on out to see Meredith Crawford and Zach Aaron on August 6th. The show starts at around 8:30pm.

     Across The Tracks is a family friendly performance space with tockets available at the door. This is a non- smoking facility, but they do have a BYOB/Wine policy on show nights. Grab some friends and make a night of it with dinner at a local favorite. Keep an eye out on the calendar and the Across The Tracks facebook page for inside peeks at upcoming shows. 

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mother and son enjoying yoga in the vines

Yoga in the Vineyard

     Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm is hosting  “Yoga in the Vineyard" for some Summer fun on Saturday August 27th from 10am-11am. Tickets to this event also include one glass of wine or one glass of mimosa. Everyone is encouraged to bring a yoga mat to be as comfortable as possible. This will be an outdoor event so please be prepared for the weather. This event occurs before the Vineyard actually opens, so be sure to swing back by after 12pm for wine, mimosas, petting longhorns, and some yummy appetizers. 
     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this celebration hosted by member Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm. Feel free to hit the town for a meal or adventure before or after enjoying “Yoga in the Vineyard". It is sure to be a good time for all.  

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polk county garden club new member ice cream mixer flyer

“Ice Cream Social”

     The Polk County Garden Club is a hosting an “Ice Cream Social” for those interested in joining or learning more about the Polk County Garden Club. Head on over to this event on Tuesday, August 30th, from 2pm-4pm for some entertaining conversation while enjoying some ice cream delights. 

     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild and Livingston Main Street invite visitors and locals alike to see how we #livlocal at this event in the historical district. Feel free to hit the town to shop, dine, or play before or after enjoying this “Ice Cream Social" with the Polk County Garden Club. 

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Park’s City Pool Open Now

     Matthews Street Park’s City Pool has a deep end for swimmers to take advantage of with the diving board and slides. It also has some covered seating, a snack bar, and a separate baby pool. Just outside the pool are tennis courts and play equipment to make for a whole day of fun. Just across the street there is a walking track, covered picnic tables, and volleyball nets. The park has made upgrades and wheelchair accessible additions so even more people can enjoy themselves. 

     Livingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild invites the town and its visitors to #livlocal at Matthew’s Street Park and the City Pool this summer.

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livingston public library events

Library Summer Fun Events

     Small town summers are one of a kind. The Livingston Municipal Library is hosting a variety of events for children this summer. They have book readings and book fairs like one could expect. Some of these days they have extra unexpected things like Story Times and visits from The Houston Natural Science Museum. Be sure to check out the library website for more information.
     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild is pleased to invite visitors and locals alike to #livlocal and make some memories at these events for some summer fun. 

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students painting during art class at sew fancy

Painting Class at Sew Fancy

     Sew Fancy is hosting a Pastel Art Painting Class. This is one of the locals favorite extra events that Sew Fancy has going on regularly. Be sure to come out and have a good time on Monday, July 25th at 6:00pm. They will be having someone coach the painting of a “Sea Turtle”.  There is a class limit so be sure to contact Sew Fancy as soon as possible to reserve spots. The cost is only $30-$35 per person. 
     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this Painting Class hosted by long time Guild member, Sew Fancy

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performer at Tempe Creek Vineyard

Live Music in the Vines

     Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm is hosting  “Live Music in the Vines” for some good time Summer fun on Saturday July 23rd at 5pm. It is sure to be a good time for allThere will be live music, food and fun. The wine, fun, and food begins at 12pm but the music doesn’t start until 5pm. The live performace has free entry, so come on out to sip some wine at this outdoor event.

     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this celebration hosted by member Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm. Feel free to hit the town for a meal or adventure before or after enjoying “Live Music in the Vines”.

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Alma' Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe concert in progres

Elvis Night with Vince King

     Alma's Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe hosts Elvis Night with Vince King. This will be a fun night with both dinner and a show on Thursday July 21st. The dinner will be from 5:30pm-6:30pm. The show will start at 7pm. Call over to Alma’s for tickets at 936-327-3222. Tickets are $50 each.

     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this event hosted by long time Guild member, Alma’s Courthouse Whistle Stop Cafe. Feel free to take a bit to wander around the Historical Main Street District before the show to shop or play before enjoying this concert.

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teacher and student during art class at sew fancy

Painting Class at Sew Fancy

     Sew Fancy is hosting a Pastel Art Painting Class. This is one of the locals favorite extra events that Sew Fancy has going on regularly. Be sure to come out and have a good time on Tuesday, July 19th at 12:30pm. They will be having someone coach the painting of a “Sea Turtle”.  There is a class limit so be sure to contact Sew Fancy as soon as possible to reserve spots. The cost is only $30-$35 per person. 
     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this Painting Class hosted by long time Guild member, Sew Fancy

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Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farms vines of grapes

Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farms Harvest Day

     Anyone can come join in on the fun of Harvest Day. Thursday, July 14th, the fun begins at 6am. Tempe Creek Vineyard invites one and all to come help them harvest the grapes that make the best wine in East Texas. Tempe will provide breakfast and lunch to those who help with this intricate process. Drinks throughout the day will be provided and a glass of wine at completion. It will be hot, sticky and wasps are present so please dress accordingly. They provide some pruners or gardeners can bring their own if they like. 

     Livingston Specialty Merchant’s Guild invites one and all to #livlocal at this fun “Harvest Day” hosted by Guild member, Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm.

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