Heritage Syrup Festival
Enjoy the Festival
The tradition of ribbon cane syrup making is commemorated at the Annual Heritage Syrup Festival, held the second Saturday of November from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The highlight of the only folk life festival in East Texas is the syrup making demonstration on the Depot Museum grounds. Experienced syrup makers operate the museum’s antique mule powered equipment to produce old fashioned cane syrup.
While the syrup cooks, other folk artist demonstrate the techniques of lace making, rope making, basket making, blacksmithing, wood carving, quilting, and other old-time survival skills. Folk singers entertain, antique tractors whine, a petting zoo, and local civic organizations offer a varied selection of food and beverages.
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A fun filled experience awaits you on stage two, where you will be entertained by cloggers and square dancers. Relive history while you visit the antique and classic car exhibit. The children’s section provides activities which are sure to promise a fun filled day for the entire family.
Hay ride shuttles, sponsored by the Rusk County 4-H Club, provide rustic transportation between the Depot Museum and Downtown Heritage Square. Call Suzanne Cross, City of Henderson Tourism Coordinator toll free at (866) 650-5529 for more information or Vickie Armstrong at the Depot Museum by calling (903) 657-4303.
ANTIQUE CARS ON DISPLAY
SIGN IN | 8:00AM There is no fee to display your antique car.
LOCATION | Corner of Depot and 306 N. Main Street. Displayed cars will be centered around the (3) blocks of Rusk County Courthouse. Look for directional signs along Highways 64, 259 and 79.
NEW FOOD COURT LOCATION
Food vendor booths will now be located along South Marshall Avenue.
HAYRIDE SHUTTLE LOADING ZONES
COST PER PERSON | $2
SHUTTLE TO DEPOT MUSEUM | Loading Zone: Corner of South Marshall and East Main St. in Historic Downtown Henderson
SHUTTLE TO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN | Loading Zone: Behind the Depot Museum grounds on Mill St., around the fence line.
GPS address for Historic Downtown is 100 E. Main Street. GPS address for Depot Museum is 514 North High Street.