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If you can't find the answer you're looking for during Festival hours please call the Expo Center at 936-637-3976. If you can't find the answer you're looking for outside of Festival hours please call the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce at 936-634-6644.

Festival Questions

When is the Texas State Forest Festival?

Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21, 2014.

What are the hours?

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Where is the Festival located?

The Texas State Forest Festival is held at the George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin.
1200 Ellen Trout Drive
Lufkin, TX 75904.

How much are tickets to the Festival?

Tickets are $6 at the gate; Children 3 & Under are FREE. You may leave the festival and come back that same day, but you MUST get your hand stamped before leaving.

Where can I buy tickets for the Texas State Forest Festival?

Tickets will be available at the gate.

How do I register for a competition?

Visit the "Get Involved" tab at the top of our website to register today!

What are the Hushpuppy Championships?

If you've got the secret ingredient to the most delicious hushpuppy recipe, then sign-up your team for the 43rd Annual Southern Hushpuppy Championships to be held at the 30th Annual Texas State Forest Festival on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Check in our Events section for additional information. Thank you to A-1 Party Rentals for sponsoring this event.

Carnival Questions

When is the Carnival?

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 5:00pm - Midnight
Saturday: 9:00am - Midnight
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

How much are Carnival wristbands?

Wednesday only: $20 ($5 OFF if you bring 3 canned goods) - sponsored by KTRE
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: $20

Where is the Carnival located?

You must enter through the Texas State Forest Festival gates to access the Carnival, which is located in the side parking lot of the Expo Center.

Where can I buy wristbands for the Carnival?

Purchase wristbands on the Carnival grounds inside the Forest Festival.

General Questions

Where do I park?

In the main parking lot of the Expo Center, in the back parking lot (attendants will guide you), or on the road just past the Expo Center next to the Ellen Trout Zoo.

Is there an event map?

Yes. Please check our Events section to view the map.

How do I sign up to be a volunteer?

Visit the "Get Involved" tab at the top of the page to register as a volunteer today! You'll receive a free Forest Festival t-shirt and gain free entry to the event before/after your shift.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No pets are allowed on the Festival and/or Carnival grounds.

Can I smoke at the Festival?

No smoking allowed on the Festival and/or Carnival grounds.
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