Monday, July 19, 2010

Canton Trade Days, Hot Air Balloons and More!

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Well it has been hot! In Texas we deal with the heat with cookouts, swimming and air conditioning! Shopping in Canton slows a bit, but it still goes on. We will feature the 33rd annual balloon festival July 30 and 31st. Other happenings will also be mentioned

"Rise, Loss & Revival of Cherokee Beadwork
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 @ 5:30pm at The Tyler Museum of Art.
Lecture by Martha Berry titled: "The Rise, Loss, and Revival of Traditional Cherokee Beadwork." Lecture with be held at the Tyler Museum of Art in the Classroom. Visitors are encouraged to view the exhibition "Cherokee Beadwork: Finding a Lost Art" in which examples of Mrs. Berry art are on view.
33rd Annual Great Texas Balloon Race
Balloon Flights begin the event on Friday morning with a flight over the City of Longview. Launch and landing sites change each year as they are always determined by wind and the weather.
Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.                                                                       
Live Concerts in the afternoon and evening both Friday and Saturday always feature an entertaining band as the headliner. Local and regional bands play during the day.
Vendors display their arts, crafts and other merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway.

Food Vendors make sure there is always enough to eat and drink during the day and evening.
What fun and Rosevine Inn is a perfect place for you to rest after spending a fun day at The Great Texas Balloon Race!!

Canton Trade Days
The next First Monday Trade Days in Canton is July 29 through August 2, 2010.

Booths open 9am.
Do Not Forget that the best thing you can do is Stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. Rest and Relax with us. Enjoy the gameroom and the Hot Tub (turned down for the summer heat!). We have the best breakfast around, too!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Shakespeare, Fresh Produce, Music, Kids Things to Do

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!! July is a hot and quiet month, but there is still many things for you to find to do. Staying at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is the best thing you can do! Then while you are here you can go to the Shakespeare festival in Kilgore, visit our farmers markets and stock up on the delicious fresh vegetables and fruit grown in the area, enjoy many music venues in the area while relaxing when it cools off in the evening, and so much more! Many of these happenings will be featured in the blog.

Texas Shakespeare Festival
East Texas’ only professional theatre company. 2010 season includes As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Learned Ladies, Two by Two, and a children’s show of The Tortoise and the Hare. "...indisputably the best Shakespeare festival in Texas." Austin American Statesman
Single Tickets $28-$22; Season Ticket Package $85; Children’s Show Tickets $7-$
July 2 through August 2 Thursday-Sunday; Children’s Show July 22-3
*Please see event website and schedule for show times.*

 East Texas State Fair Farmer’s Market
 Fruits, veggies, candles and plants are just some of the things being sold at this year’s East Texas State Fair Farmer’s Market.

Everything sold at the East Texas Fair Grounds is produced locally, naturally, and most of it was hand-picked the day before selling.
The East Texas State Fair Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7:00am till 1:00pm. It will run through August 14.

The first Venue is the largest this Month-A really fun place just 30 minutes from The Rosevine Inn!!
Moore’s Store • Downtown Ben Wheeler
After lots of hard work and heartfelt conviction for the historical building, Moore’s Store was brought back to life opening its doors in September 2009 as a restaurant and live music venue. In an attempt to remain true to the building’s historical architecture, many of the original aesthetics of Moore’s was painstakingly retained and restored. But, a few new amenities were added including a wonderful sound system and performance stage for patrons to enjoy live music, while they dine. I will publish the lineup each month for you!

Every Thursday in July: 7-9 p.m. • Ben Lowery

• Friday, July 2 • Karaoke with Riley Harris • No cover • 7-10 p.m.
• Saturday, July 3 • Karaoke with DJ Law Dawg • N0 Cover • 7-10 p.m.
• Friday, July 9 • *Amy Adams • $5 cover • 7-10 p.m.
• Saturday, July 10 • *Zydeco Stingrays • $5 • 7-10 p.m.
• Friday, July 16 • New West Band • $5 • 7-10 p.m.
• Saturday, July 17 • *Mouse & the Traps 45th Anniv. Reunion with Bugs Henderson• $20, 7-10 p.m.
• Friday, July 23 • *Danny Hollis • $5 cover • 7-10 p.m.
• Saturday, July 24 • Jeff Allen w/ John David Kent & The Dumb Angels • $10 • 7-10 p.m.
• Friday, July 30 • *Wesley Pruitt Band • $10 • 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 31 • *East Texas Jazz Orchestra • $15 cover • 7-10 p.m.

In Kilgore on July 15th on the grounds of the "Worlds Richest Acre" Located at Main and Commerce there will be an outdoor concert SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL at 8 pm, then on July 19th
GEORGE FABER will perform at the same location at same time!!

Amy Adams will be at Coyote Sams Bar and Grille in Tyler  at 6:30 and
Scotty G. will be in Lindale at Miranda Lamberts Red 55 Winery

On July 10 a town just 10 minutes East of Tyler  there is a fun festival
Chandler City Fest
Load up the kids and lawn chairs and head to the Chandler City Fest on Saturday, July 10th for a day of family fun starting at 9 a.m.

Enjoy live music all day, an antique car show, arts and crafts vendors, a hot air balloon launch, disc golf tournament, watermelon seed spittin’ contest...even a Chandler Memorabilia Museum with relics from the community’s past.
The kiddos will be entertained with a bouncy house, kids train and face painting! Plenty of cold refreshments and delicious concessions will be available all day including famous, mouthwatering Chandler Fire Department Barbeque served from 11 a.m.
A good old fashioned Street Dance follows with opening acts Lori Lee and Cory Elrod taking the stage at 7 p.m., followed by country legend Tony Douglas and The Shrimpers playing their all time hits as well as releases from their new cd!
Tickets are $6 in advance, $8 night of the show, 12 and under free.For info on tickets call 903.849.6853 or visit
A fireworks finale wraps up the day’s festivities at 10pm. Recognizing 50 years of city incorporation, proceeds from this newly organized annual festival will benefit the Chandler Public Library and Museum, which will be taking orders for the soon to be published, Recipes & Recollections, a book of community memoirs and family recipes! The day’s festivities take place at Winchester Park on FM 315 South and promise to be a Good Time for A Good Cause, so mark your calendars for July 10th!
Wow that sounds like fun-You could stay at The Rosevine Inn, of course!!
The next day July 11 there is a
East Texas Wedding Extravaganza
The East Texas Wedding Extravaganza is the ONLY Summer Bridal Event of East Texas! We offer brides what they are looking for…creative ideas, trendy alternatives and the classic traditional for today’s brides. Our fashion shows are New York style runway, fun and high energy.You’ll find no other bridal fashion show like it in East Texas. We’ll put you in direct contact with the wedding specialists you are looking for and vendors you never even thought of! Our event offers you a showcase of amazing ideas, fabulous prizes! We invite you attend, have fun, be inspired and find all that will make that special day your personal special day�!For More Details, Purchase tickets & Brides to Be Pre-Registration

Bring the kids on July 24 there will be a
Kids Magic Show
The Magician C.J Johnson will preform on stage.
Robert E. Lee High School Auditorium.
The price of advanced tickets are $9.00 per person, you may purchase tickets at the door.
This is sponsored by the Jaycees
That will be very interesting!!!

By the Way
If you are bringing and/or picking up you kids at Summer Camp-Do not forget to stay at Rosevine Inn!
Camp Tyler, Pine Cove Camp, Sky Ranch, Rockin C Ranch,  Camp Langston and all the others!!