Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Well, as the song goes, School's out for Summer!! or almost. Now it time to make your summer travel plans. We certainly hope The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast will be included in those plans. Spend a couple of days with us. Rest and relax in the "hang out" room upstairs in the barn gameroom. Swing your cares away in one of two hammocks.
Kicking Off is Canton First Monday weekend. may 31 through June 2. Always lots of  great shopping.
A really great thing On June First for the garden lovers or not!

Smith County Master Gardener Annual Garden Tour
A unique opportunity to view five private gardens and landscapes in Tyler TX.
Advance tickets $10 each, on sale in Tyler at: Brookshire’s Grocery – 100 Rice Road; Potpourri House – 3320 Troup Hwy.; Blue Moon Gardens – 13062 FM 279, Chandler; Rubicon Wild Birds – 19456 Hwy. 155 South, Flint; and Extension Office – 1517 W. Front, Suite 116.
Visit for more information or find us on Facebook
Tour gardens include:
Breedlove Garden - 1216 E. Dulse Street, Tyler, Texas  Gary Garden - 3601 Flagstone Drive, Tyler, Texas
Rentfro Garden - 3811 Long Leaf Drive, Tyler, Texas  Bourns Garden - 3819 Broadmoore Court, Tyler, Texas Anderson Garden - 3880 Brighton Creek Circle, Tyler, Texas

Tyler Farmers Market
The Tyler Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday beginning May 4, 2013.

Hours are 7am-1pm. In addition to fruits and vegetables, the new market will feature local artists, musicians, and nonprofit organizations.
Admission is free.
Showing at the Liberty! SCI FI!!
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) June 6 at 7 p.m.

Starring Richard Dryfus
Tickets are $7 online or at the door
Roy Neary, a cableman, is sent out to investigate a power outage when his truck stalls and he is bathed in light from above. After this, strange visions and five musical notes keep running through his mind. Will he find the meaning of the visions, and who - or what - placed them in his mind? ... The US Government determine where the visitors plan to land and create an elaborate cover-up to keep people away. However, a group of people, including Neary, share a vision which draws them to the place and a meeting with new, and old friends.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Wizard of Oz has been pulled from viewing by Warner Bros. so we are bringing Willy Wonka in it's place. Sorry for the inconvenience.

June 8 at 3 p.m.
Starring Gene Wilder
Adult tickets are $7
Kids 12 and under are $5
A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
 June 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Starring William Shatner
Tickets are $7 online or at the door for cash
It is the 23rd century. Admiral James T. Kirk is feeling old; the prospect of accompanying his old ship, the USS Enterprise--now a Starfleet Academy training ship--on a two-week cadet cruise is not making him feel any younger. But the training cruise becomes a deadly serious mission when his nemesis Khan Noonien Singh--genetic conqueror from late 20th century Earth--appears after years of exile. He begins capturing Project Genesis, a device holding the power of creation itself, and schemes the utter destruction of Kirk.

  Second Annual Comedy Festival

June 14 & 15
Online Tickets are $20 per night or $35 for both nights
Tickets at the door are $25 per night or $40 for both
VIP Boxes are $160 and seat up to four people
Both nights start at 8 p.m. The event is organized and produced by Tyler comedians Jamey Whitley, Brandon Davidson and Tyler Elliott.

Kicking off the festival Friday night is host Tyler Elliott and the return of last year’s winner of the title “2012 East Texas Funniest Comic”, Tyson Faifer. This year’s contest features nine standup comics who were chosen by a panel of the festival committee from over 30 submissions. Each comic will have five minutes to win the crowd over. The audience will vote for who they believe is the undisputed “East Texas’s Funniest Comic”.
While votes are being tallied the audience will be engaging in the unpredictable improv comedy style of Tyler’s own Card 53, who rely on their “off the cuff” brand of humor and audience participation.
We will end the night by crowning the new “East Texas’s Funniest Comic.”Saturday night will feature the winner of “Festival Favorite” from the Frisco Comedy Festival, Fourth Wall Comedy. They are comprised of the most seasoned improvisers in the Dallas- Ft. Worth Metroplex with over 25 years of combined experience. Their chemistry and fast paced brand of Improv, music and sketch comedy style will have you laughing till you cry
And then we welcome Brandon Davidson. Brandon’s comedy spans from personal subjects to social commentary. He is a husband, father and disappointment to his parents and others. His stand-up comedy has been called, "intelligent, honest and super-duper adorable, just like him." He's a great cuddler and once urinated beside former President Bill Clinton movie theater during a showing of the smash hit Encino Man.

Our Headliner is Daryl Felsberg
After being on the road for over 10 years now, he has honed his comedy voice into a character that the industry and fans alike have taken notice of. In 2009 Daryl produced his album “Bad Fattitude”selling nationwide, while getting air play on XM / Sirus Comedy. That same year Daryl was tapped to be the host
of“The Shopper’s Club”; a shop from home show on a regional cable network. Daryl was yanked off the air after only 3 months for mocking the clients and their products all though viewership was at an all time high. His rants on obesity, society and the absurdities of everyday life keep audiences laughing and on guard. From stage toTV,the only thing bigger than he is are the laughs."

You may have seen Daryl at: Bally's Las Vegas, The Gold Nugget Las Vegas, The Laugh Factory Los Angeles, Laffs Comedy Cafe Tucson AZ, Hyenas Comedy Club Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas, Funnybone Comedy Clubs.

More at the Liberty later this month! Check back soon!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013
Door open at 6:30 PM
Show starts at 8 PM Tickets on Sale Now! Tickets
$20 Risers$30 Floor Seating
$40 Golden Circle$100 Upstairs Lounge Don’t Want To miss This One!
At the Oil Palace

25th Annual Overton Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival

The 29th Annual Tomato FestSaturday, June 8, 2013

in Downtown Jacksonville, Texas.

(Commerce & Austin Streets)
Jacksonville, Texas is known as the Tomato Capital of the World. This title was given to the city back in the
early 1900s, when our tasty tomatoes were shipped across the country in state-of-the-art refrigerated rail cars. Nowadays, people from all parts still know a trip to Jacksonville will procure a box or two of our famous tomatoes.
In celebration of our renowned crop, visitors arrive for the annual Tomato fest, held every second Saturday in June, just as the tomatoes ripen. Tomato Fest welcomes festival-goers to gather tomatoes to take home, anticipating their transformation into relishes, salsa, stews and more.

The festival boasts over 26 various activities for the entire family to enjoy. Activities include: Motorcycle, Tractor and Antique Car Shows, Various Tournaments (fishing, soccer & tennis), Arts/crafts/information Booths, Food Court, Farmer's Market, Salsa Contest, Tomato Shed Tour, Kiwanis Club Auction, Tomato Shoot, Tomato Eating Contest (celebrities & kiddos), Live Entertainment, History Display, Tomato Peeling, Tomato Mashing Contest and many Kids' Activities.

On June 12, 2010, the festival and its celebrated centerpiece even garnered Jacksonville a starring a role on the television show "Glutton for Punishment”. More than 150 local volunteers, alongside TV personality, Chef Bob Blumer, raced the clock to craft the world's largest bowl of salsa, certified by Guinness World Records.
Lets Not forget about the many summer camps in East Texas! Rosevine is the perfect place for you to stay when dropping off or picking up the kids! Here are a few-

This isn’t just any old summer camp! This is Pine Cove Christian Camps located near both Tyler, Texas and Columbus, Texas. Pine Cove, one of the most renowned Texas summer camps, gives you the chance to experience the great outdoors along with the comfort of quality facilities! Pine Cove's Youth Camps, Family Camps, and Day Camps offer crazy theme nights and fun activities such as paintball, wakeboarding, horses, and ropes courses, but our ultimate desire and hope is for people’s lives to be transformed through the love of Jesus. Our staff desire to build relationships with each camper and challenge them to grow intimately in his/her walk with the Lord. What better way to spend a week or two of your summer?

Rockin' C Ranch, Texas

Located in East Texas, Rockin' C Ranch is located on 150 acres, including their own 10-acre private lake, between Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA. and its rolling hills provide a great platform for ranch life. Rockin' C Ranch is a summer camp on a true working ranch.

At Rockin’ C, there are traditional camp activities like swimming, canoeing and ziplines combined with unique hands on engagement like cattle drives, collecting eggs, digging holes for fence posts and building picnic tables. Campers really get some of what they've lost in this highly technical and fast-paced world -- the chance to do some physical labor, build conversation skills while they’re working, and understanding more about life... in a fun and loving environment.
What we love:
This is a summer camp on a true East Texas working ranch. They have great (and unique) activities, plenty of land, super food, and a wonderful caring staff. Traditional camp activities like swimming, horse back riding, canoeing, high ropes course, combined with unique activities such as cattle drives, collecting eggs, bottle feeding calves and building picnic tables.
Parent perks:
The activities are awesome, but they will personally grow and develop while at camp. Their self-esteem will shine under the mentoring of incredible college-age role models. While the kids have a lot of fun, they also are learning some great life lessons and building character.
More info:

Camp Huawni
The Ultimate Kids CampFirst of all – welcome to Camp Huawni…the kids camp that’s been reinventing summer fun since 1965! We’re head over heals that you’ve found our site and think it’s cool that you want to learn more about what many of your friends consider the best kept summer camp secret of all time.

Enough of the hoopla — we’d rather just give you a one-minute snapshot of the magical place we call Camp Huawni!

Camp Huawni is THE summer camp of all summer camps in Texas that you will hate leaving. For nearly half a century, Camp Huawni has specialized in good ‘ole fashion fun." In 1965, founder Earl Adams, known around here as Daddy Earl, turned his life-long dream of starting a kids camp into a reality. As a life-long educator, Daddy Earl noticed that kids, just like you, weren’t experiencing fully the joys of “just being a kid” in the structured environment of K-12 school. So, with some pine planks, a hammer, and a hill-top view once scattered with sugar cane, Camp Huawni was born. Now, three generations later, the Adams Family continues to reinvent fun just for you.
Over-The-Top Summer Camp CounselorsSo what keeps your friends coming back to Huawni like aKrispy-Kreme donut? Other than the fact that we’re experts at fun, we provide an electrified environment for friendships to flourish, and we do it with over-the-top counselors. Just think – you have this cool, college-aged older sister or brother who actually bugs you to play with them. That’s really how it is, and they love you just like you are…you don’t have to pretend to be popular or someone you’re not.

The Next blog we will talk about The Texas Shakespeare Festival. Yes we have a world renowned Festival right here in East Texas!  It will be time for fireworks shows and our country's birthday at the end of the month, Canton Trade days will roll around again, and, since it will be a little slow for the festivals, we will feature a couple of restaurants in the are and a couple of ongoing music venues. 

Come visit Tyler, East Texas, and The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast!! Fires will still burn nightly for a few more days!! and breakfast will still be served daily.

Fountain The Courtyard of Rosevine Inn

Until Next Time!!
Innkeeper Becca  signing Off

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
May is here and summer will arrive before we know it. May brings graduations, end of school, great weather and happy times. Lets see what is going on in Tyler through the end of the month! Be sure to check the last blog, too.  This is an update!
Come get an autograph!!
Dallas Cowboy Legend Walt Garrison

12:30 PM
Dallas Cowboy Legend Walt Garrison will visit the Brookshires in Whitehouse, TX to sample his line of salsa and sign autographs. Free for the whole family!!!

USDAA Dog Agility Trials-Dog Show   Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Start Time: 8:00 am End Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Texas Rose Horse Park
Tyler Obedience Training Club hosts two days of USDAA agility including Agility Standard and Games plus Grand Prix of Dog Agility local qualifier!
Come out and have a terrific time seeing all the fine & exciting agility athletes at Texas Rose Horse Park Indoor Arena! No cost for spectators. Food concessions on site.
Contact: Cheryl Etheridge
Phone: 903-882-0254
More Info:

UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-In-One Contest

3:00 pm MAY         13 5:00 pm MAY 14 5:00 pm MAY    15 5:00 pm MAY
16 5:00 pm MAY    17 5:00 pm MAY

This contest offers amateur golfers age 18 and older the opportunity to compete, at $1 per shot, in preliminary daily rounds. Daily qualifiers are those who hit a hole-in-one, as well as those who hit closest to the hole during the daily qualifying rounds. Those who qualify advance to the finals which are set to take place at Hollytree Country Club on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Qualifiers have the opportunity to win $1 million dollars, a Cadillac SRX or $25,000 with a hole in one. The chance to qualify on Saturday, May 11th as well as Friday, May 17th will feature extended hours and allow contestants to try and qualify until 11 pm under the "The Night Lights." The tee box and green will be well lit for players and will feature one additional qualifier each hour from 7 - 11pm. Bring your family and friends and come on out to enjoy this addition to a great event!
Hole-In-One Finalist Photos 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 18
For more information, please contact the UT Tyler Office of University Advancement at 903.566.7411 or email
TJC 2013 Pops Concert

May 11 at 6 PM
Evening of dining, dancing to TJC jazz band, music of Fifties sung by Chorale.

Cash bar, silent auction.
Tickets will be available until 05/06/13 from any chorister or online at
Event Cost: $25.00
ETSOA Presents: Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel Five

May 14 at 7:30 pm
The vivacious trumpeter and band leader Doc Severinsen leads The San Miguel Five in an evening of sophisticated Latin rhythms and jazz. The program features gorgeous ballads, both Latino and American, plus some great movie music and the popular gypsy jazz, a la Django Reinhardt.

For tickets and more information contact the East Texas Symphony Orchestra at 903-526-3876 or visit (Note: The ETSO is not performing at this concert.)
Contact: East Texas Symphony Orchestra
Phone: (903) 526-3876

No Hungry Children Benefit Festival
May 18 at 10 AM
89.5 KVNE will be at the 2nd annual No Hungry Children Benefit Festival! Bring at least 3 non-perishable food items with you as admission. Together we will feed hungry children right here in Tyler and in Nairobi, Kenya.

The festival features activities for the kids (bounce houses, dunking booth, cake walk, reptile exhibit), vendor booths, food court, and a worship stage with praise bands and artists playing throughout the day. Free concert by Luminate!
Like to dance?
Third-Saturday C & W Dance

Come dance the night away to the music of Hoss Huggins and the Ponderosa Band at TASCA's 3rd Saturday C & W Dance.

The event will take place on May 18, 2013 from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in our large ballroom.Bring a snack to share and enjoy a fun evening.
Admission is $5.00 per person.
For more information, call (903) 871-3217 or send an email to

At The Liberty Theatre

Bernie - 2011 Starring Jack Black and Shirley McClaine

Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
We meet Bernie Tiede, a chubby undertaker, who takes pride in his work. He's a Gospel-singing tenor. In a series of interviews with townspeople, mixed with flashbacks, we follow Bernie as he arrives in Carthage, Texas, where all the ladies adore him. He then befriends a wealthy, mean-spirited widow named Marjorie Nugent with who he becomes her constant companion in both daily routines and expensive vacations. All seems to be well as we see Marjorie change from sour and lonely to happy with Bernie. But gradually the new wears off and Marjorie becomes controlling and possessive. What will sweet Bernie do?

You may be confused about whether to see this one!
Dazed and Confused
- 1993 Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jason London

Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
It's the last day of school at a high school in a small town in Texas in 1976. The upperclassmen are hazing the incoming freshmen, and everyone is trying to get stoned, drunk, or laid, even the football players that signed a pledge not to.

Heritage Day at the Goodman-LeGrand

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Start Time: 10:00 am End Time: 4:00 pm
Come celebrate Texas heritage with Civil War re-enactors, heritage artisans, and memorabilia including displays of Civil War era weaponry, a cannon and medical instruments.
You'll also enjoy tours of this historic home by wonderfully costumed re-enactors portraying the Goodman family, live demonstrations and sales of heritage crafts by artisans, and horse and carriage rides for the family!
Lectures, musicians playing vintage selections and concessions will be available throughout the day.
More Info:
Location Details
Goodman-LeGrand Museum
624 North Broadway
Tyler TX 75702 US
Location Phone: (903) 531-1286

Memorial Day weekend is May 24-27!  Come spend a weekend with us and enjoy the Rosevine Inn!
We have games in the barn and the yard. Relaxing on the patio and the "hang-out room" upstairs in the barn.
The treehouse is so great. Resting and relaxing is what you need and it is what we offer.
The next weekend is First Monday Trade days -again. If you missed something or want to go for the first time-here is your opportunity.

Check back soon for suggestions about June events!! Lots to do and see.
Don not forget until then that