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Texas State Forest Festival

 Courtesy Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce

September 16–20, celebrate the heritage of the Piney Woods forest industry at the Texas State Forest Festival. The event, which draws about 30,000 people each year, includes the Southern Hushpuppy Championship on September 19, featuring 35 contestants vying to cook the most delicious cornbread balls. Another highlight is the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, which stages multiple presentations per day of feats like axe throwing, log rolling, and tree climbing. A carnival, petting zoo, cheerleading competition, an “East Texas Got Talent” show, and other events round out the festivities.

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