Autumn Trails is a tradition that celebrates our history, agricultural heritage and good old fashioned family fun. It spans the entire month of October with something different to see and do every weekend.
The Antique Tractor Show & Pull, as well as the Antique Car Rally, are among the most popular events largely due to the variety of vehicles and the parades that showcase them so well. Bring your camcorder or digital camera to catch some great shots.
The always-popular 34th Annual Trades Day and 23rd Annual Swap Meet hold a combined event at City Park for three days.
Plus there's food. Lots of food! There's a sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off one weekend and the Taste of Winnsboro Cook-Out the following weekend during the Trail Ride. I must confess, we do love to cook and eat in Winnsboro!
The annual Trail Ride draws folks with their horses to City Park for a 3-day campout. The event begins with a Welcome parade on Friday afternoon at 4 pm in downtown Winnsboro. Saturday night is the big Barn Dance at the City Auditorium where there's always some serious boot-scootin' music. The Big Woods Trail Ride follows beautiful country back roads outside the city.
Plan your visit early. Check out the Special Packages
being offered by Thee Hubbell House
, Oaklea Mansion
, Hunter's Moon Farmhouse
and the lakeside Triple C Guest Ranch
. Our friends at Lake Fork Marina
also have accommodations for couples and families.
Enjoy one of our many restaurants while you're in town - ranging from American steak and BBQ to Italian, Mexican. . . and good old down-home cookin'. Brewbaker's Pub
, Double C Steakhouse
and Cibo Vino Italian are all award-winning restaurants in the historic downtown area. Plus, Art & Espresso
is a favorite meeting place for breakfast, light lunch, coffee and desserts throughout the day. Gina's Creative Cakes
is also a great place to pick up cookies, cakes and pies made from her grandma's recipes.
By the way, with the hot weather we've been having, the leaves are likely to wait a few more weeks to display their most vibrant colors. We will, however, be posting "color alerts" as the leaves change so you will know when to take a drive in Autumn Trails country.
Here's the list of events, provided by the Autumn Trails team. . .
2010 Official Schedule of Events
Saturday, Oct. 2, 7:00 pm
Coronation of Queen Autumn Trails LII
Winnsboro High School Auditorium
Tickets available from contestants,
Autumn Trials office at the Depot
or are the door.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Art & Crafts - City Park
Call for booth information
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 8-9
Antique Tractor Show & Pull
Friday from 6:00 pm
Saturday stating at 9:00 am
Saturday, Oct 9
Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off
Register at the Autumn Trails office
in the Depot or call 903-342-1958
Friday, Oct. 15, 4:00 pm
Welcome Parade - Trail Riders
All Weekend Campout
Parking $2.00 per vehicle,
per day for campers
Restroom facilities available
Concessions for your convenience
Saturday, Oct. 16
"42" Tournament, 9:00 am
Winnsboro Senior Citizens Center
Register at the Autumn Trails office,
Saturday, Oct. 16
Taste of Winnsboro Cook-Out
Begins at 5:00 pm at City Park
Barn Dance at City Auditorium at 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct. 17
Big Woods Trail Ride
Friday Oct. 22 - Sunday Oct. 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Trades Day and Swap Meet at City Park
Registration begins at noon on Thursday
at City Park
Saturday, Oct. 23, 10:30 am
Antique Cars Grand Entry Parade,
All day in downtown Winnsboro
Sunday, Oct. 24, 9:00 am
Antique Car Tour
Leaves the Trails Country Motel
These are not official Autumn Trails
events, but occur during Autumn Trails.
Saturday, Oct. 9
Annual Tour de' Trails Bicycle Race
sponsored by the Pilot Club
Saturday, October 23
All School Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 30
Livestock & Dairy Show
Agricultural Pavilion, City Park
No pre-registration required
For further information, call:
(Chamber of Commerce)