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Winnsboro's Autumn Trails

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Winnsboro, 150 years old this year, is 90 miles east of Dallas at the intersection of Texas 11 and Texas 37. The Winnsboro Autumn Trails runs every weekend in Oct., with special sesquicentennial events also scheduled. The three tour routes begin at City Park, with maps available at the Autumn Trails Assn. office, 201 W. Broadway (903/342-1958). For general area information, contact the Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce, 101 N. Main, 75494; 903/342-3666; Winnsboro's area code is 903.

Autumn Trails Events

For more information on the following events, call the Autumn Trails Assn. at the number listed above.

Sep. 25 Celebration of the Generations costume party, 7 p.m., Oaklea Mansion, 407 S. Main St., 342-6051.

Oct. 2 Oilfield Days, 2 p.m. at the Depot, Main and Broadway sts. Queen Autumn Trails Coronation, 7 p.m., High School Auditorium, 409 Newsome St.

Oct. 8-9 UPRA Rodeo, 8 p.m., Rodeo Arena, Wheeler Dr. off Coke Rd.

Oct. 9 Barbecue Cookoff, City Park, serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Tractor Show, City Park, Wheeler Dr. off FM 515 and Texas 11 (begins at 9 a.m. with a tractor parade from the depot, Main at Broadway, to the park).

Oct. 9-10 Arts and Crafts Fair, 8-5, Elm at Main St.

Oct. 15 Autumn Trailriders Parade, 4 p.m., downtown along Main St.

Oct. 16 "42" Dominoes Tournament, 9 a.m., Team Worldwide Gym, 639 W. Broadway. Barn Dance, City Park Auditorium, 8 p.m., Wheeler Dr. off FM 515 and Texas 11.

Oct. 17 Big Woods Trail Ride (horseback ride), 8 a.m., beginning at City Park.

Oct. 22-24 Trade Days Swap Meet, all day at City Park.

Oct. 23 Sesquicentennial Wrap-Up (call 342-3666 for details). Sidewalk Sale, downtown Winnsboro.

Oct. 23-24 Antique Car Rally, 10:30 a.m. parade on Sat., starting at the railroad tracks on W. Broadway, followed on Sun. by a tour. For route, call 342-1958.

Oct. 31 Winnsboro Gun Club historic exhibit and demonstrations, 11 a.m. at the gun range. Call 967-2552 for directions.

Sites Mentioned

Depot Museum, Main at Broadway sts., open Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-4 during the Autumn Trails and other special events, 342-3666. Trails Country Center for the Arts, 200 Market St. (342-0686;, presents Vaudeville on the Bowery, 7 p.m., Sep. 18 (admission), and a Fiber Arts Show Nov. 5-6 during regular hours (Tue-Sat 10-4). Bent Pine Gallery, 4003 FM 852 E (4 mi. east of town), 365-7268. R.H. McCrary Co., 216 N. Main St., 342-5333. Winnsboro Bakery & Cafe, 210 N. Main St., 342-6119; Lou's Country Inn, Texas 37 S (2 mi. south of town), 629-7199. Scroggins General Store, FM 115 in Scroggins (8 mi. northeast of town), 365-7415. Down Home Barbecue, Texas 31 E (3 mi. east of town), 365-2377. Oaklea Mansion, 407 S. Main St., 342-6051. Thee Hubbell House, 307 W. Elm St., 342-5629. Cypress Creek Country Club, 8102 FM 115, 860-2154.

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