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Harrison County is home to the famous Mr. R.E. Josey, Mrs. Martha Josey, and The Josey Ranch where they train the world’s best calf ropers and barrel racers right here in East Texas.

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Take a trail ride at Karma Farms and enjoy a great horse, the lovely views, bird song, wildflowers, wildlife and our pastures filled with colorful Colonial Spanish Horses. Or book a lesson and see if learning new riding skills is for you. Kids and seniors welcome. Call to make a reservation today!

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Just 13 miles from Marshall and only a short 3.5 miles from Bear Creek you’ll find yourself at Enoch’s Stomp. With 90 acres of rolling hills and 12 acres of grape vines you’ll feel as though you’ve been swept away to wine country! Enjoy dinner, live music, tours, tastings and more at this treasure in East Texas!

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The Marshall Police Officers Association hosts their annual benefit Rodeo at the Marshall City Arena. The rodeo features Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirls Barrel Racing, Cowgirls Breakaway Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.

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The East Texas Square and Round Dance Association hosts the East Texas Square & Round Dance Festival each year at the Marshall Convention center over a course of 2 days. The event includes a Square Dance Workshop, Fashion Show, Rounds Workshop and Square Dance Competition. The event is open to the public to watch. Participants are comprised of 17 square and/or round dance clubs. The Festival takes place the last weekend in March. Visit the East Texas Sqaure & Round Dance Association website for details.

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The Caddo Kennel Club of Texas presents the AKC Dog Show each year in Marshall, Texas at the City Arena. Dogs from all over the country compete for best in show. The event is free and open to the public. Event dates vary from year to year. Contact Caddo Kennel Club or visit their website for information.

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R.E. & Martha Josey are the owners and opperators of the legendary Josey Ranch. Operating the longest running rodeo school in the country, this champion calf roper and barrel racer have instructed well over 200,000 students at the ranch, across the nation an daround the world in their stroied careers. Josey Ranch hosts to several world class competitions including the Josey Reunion Barrel Race & The Josy JR World Championship Barrel Race. The Reunion is open to any of the 50+ years of Josey students and alumni. The Josey Ranch JR World brings the best barrel racers age 20 and under from across the country and around the world each May in Marshall, Tx. The Josey Ranch plays host to thousands of visitors every year. This lovely, unique ranch is located about 6.5 miles from Marshall on Texas Hwy 43. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the sites of world class barrel racers, calf ropers and more like the Josey Trophy Room. While you’re there, be sure to stop into the Josey Western Store.

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Enjoy hay rides, live music, candy, petting zoo and face painting all for free at the annual Harvest Festival in downtown Marshall along Washington Avenue. Little gholes have the opportunity trick-or-treat safely downtown and get the wiggles out on one of the various bounce houses on the square.

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Touch A Truck is a unique, interactive, one-day event that allows children to see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks, vehicles, heavy equipment and more! Families will enjoy the info fair of summer programming and local events everyone can enjoy at our state parks, museums, and attractions as well as youth sports leagues and fun things to do. More information to come. For more information contact the Main Street Office at (903) 702-7777.

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Find your handful of happiness at Market on the Square! The 2019 season kicks off May 18 and will run through mid September every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Join us all season long at Telegraph Park right on the Square for homemade goodness, heartfelt handicrafts, live music, and of course fabulous contests and crafts! A variety of children’s $1 crafts will be presented by the Main Street Program at Market on the Square each second Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. In addition to the crafts, Main Street Program hosts a homemade pie and cookie contest to find the best bakers in all of Marshall, Texas! There is no cost to enter your delicious dish. Connect with us on Facebook through the Market on the Square Facebook page for exact dates, details and more information or call the Main Street office at 903-702-7777.

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