Village Events


Tyler County Heritage Society Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet
Held at the Pickett House at the end of January. All current and prospective members of the Society are invited to attend. Includes election of nominated officers for the new year.
  Date: January 25, 2016 - Monday


Toast To Texas Independence - Join Texans and honorary Texans around the world in saluting Texas Independence Day. The Village celebration includes a toast with pure East Texas spring water.

Festival of the Arts - The weekend before Western Weekend.
Featured in the show are heirloom quilts as well as new creations.
This special display is a delight to see as quilts of all ages fill the many buildings in the Village. There will be music and much more.
  Date: Spring 2016

Dinner on the Grounds - Join us for an "old fashion" dinner on the grounds. Great food, great entertainment, great fellowship!
  Date: Spring 2016

Western Weekend - Usually last weekend in March
Trail rides, Rodeo, Trail ride Parade and topped with a Western Dance are events to not miss this weekend. The events are sponsored by the Woodville Lions Club
  Date: Spring 2016


Dogwood Weekend - Usually first weekend in April
This weekend's Saturday is filled with Dogwood Festival activities. It has lots of booth with arts and crafts and food. Many antique vehicles including trucks, motorcycles, and autos participate. Of it has it's Queen and royalty with a coronation ceremony. Of course, there is a parade and much more.
  Date: Spring 2016


May 30, 2015 - Photography Day Camp - For students in Grades 5-8 is over.
  15 students attended the camp. They learned about photography skills, took photos, and produced a journal of their photos. Also a selection of their photos are on display in the Heritage Village Gift Shop display room. Please stop by and see their fine work.

To learn more about the camp and see photos of the event, click here.


June 1, 2014- Beginning of Newsletter delivery via e-mail - Sign up for newsletter delivery by:
    E-mail at:
    phone at:    (409) 283-2272
    mail at:        P.O. Box 888, Woodville, TX 75979
If you prefer to continue with the paper copy, contact us to verify your address and phone number when you pay your 2015 dues and state your newsletter preference, even if it is just to say you no longer wish to receive the newsletter.


July 4, Saturday - July 4th Picnic - The oldest house in Tyler County, the Cauble House, built in 1835 is the setting for our picnic, and a wonderful place to celebrate our countries beginning. More information about the Cauble House. Please join us!
    Time: 6 pm till 8 pm
    Location: Cauble House
         FM 2097 (This link is for the Cauble cemetery near the house.)
         Chester, TX 75936
    Cost: no cost; Must bring your own picnic dinner
    Provided: Heritage Society will provide tables, chairs, plastic/paper ware, plates, and cups, and beverages


No events scheduled


Mexican Fiesta Dinner and Silent Auction Fund-raiser - Friday, September 4, 2015 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm.
    Location: Held at the Woodville Lions Den
        755 US Hwy 190 East,
        Woodville, TX.
    Takeouts available.
    Donations for silent auction items may be left at the Heritage Village Museum Gift Shop.
    Pre-event tickets will be available at the Heritage Village Gift Shop or from members. More information will be posted later.

Ghosts and Legends of Texas Past - Last Saturday in September, the 26th, at 7 pm.
    Cost: Adult - $4.00, Children - $2.00 under 12.
Listen to fascinating stories regarding Legends & Tales from Texas and Tyler County's colorful history.


Harvest Festival - Held the third weekend in October
    This is the largest fall folk life festival in East Texas, featuring pioneer East Texas crafts, pioneer demonstrations, people in unique period costume, outstanding shows of both music and dance, and lots of interesting food.
  Dates: October 16, 17, 18, 2015 - Fri., Sat., Sun.
  Vendors/Demonstrators: Are welcome.
      Registration Deadline: Friday, September 18th
      Click to download a registration form. (PDF)
  General Festival Information: go to the Harvest Festival page. Come join us for Fall's Finest Fun!

Photo Contest - Judged at the Harvest Festival.

For a list of winners, go to the Photo Contest page.


candle on a holder Heritage Village Cherokee Church

Christmas Twilight Tour - Held the first Saturday at 5:30. Free admission. Tour the Village by oil lamps and lanterns! Enjoy natural greenery, cookies and hot apple cider, and visit with Santa Claus! Enjoy music on the Village Green stage followed by a Christmas service in the old Cherokee Church!


Tyler County Heritage Society Board meets the third Monday each month at 10:00 am in the Whitmeyer Library.

East Texas Blacksmith Alliance meets the second Saturday each month at 9:00 am Come join us.

Heritage Village Spinning & Weaving Guild meets the second Saturday each month at 9:00 am New members welcome. Learn More...

Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Order of the Confederate Rose, United Daughters of the Confederacy meet at 10:00 am the first Saturday of each month in the Village.

Rotary Club meet on Wednesdays at Noon.

Sassy Scrappers meet the 2nd and last Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am. Learn More...


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