Winnsboro is well known for its unique stores and shops as well as annual events.  Watch the video from YOLO Texas featuring the Sinclair Market and the 2022 Renaissance Festival.


Winnsboro Texas is a historic town  where the pines meet the oaks filled with beautiful lakes and amazing spring and fall colors.

Winnsboro Texas is a designated cultural arts district and a Main Street Town offering not only art, music and literature  but unique annual events, award winning restaurants and shops in a welcoming community.

In 2018 Winnsboro was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Best Downtown in the Uppper East Side of Texas County Line Magazine competition.

upcoming ANNUAL EVENTs

autumn trails

month of october

For more than 60 years Winnsboro has hosted the Autumn Trails Celebration every October. The town is filled with visitors from not just Texas but surrounding states as well. The highlights of the month are the Antique Car parade that is the largest in the Southwest. There are a variety of events each weekend to enjoy. If you care for a drive there are four driving tours to see the colors of fall

Art & Wine festival

Art and Wine lovers from all over the State come to unwind with a quiet day in the country, enjoying the colorful autumn leaves and doing a little shopping. You won’t find a better place to spend an autumn weekend! Enjoy the ambiance, good food and fantastic art and wine. Recognized as one of Texas’s 40 cultural art districts, Winnsboro is the perfect setting for this festival of fine art.


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explore Winnsboro

New businesses in 2022

The Elusive Turkey Restaurant and Bar

The original Elusive Turkey was located on Broadway Street and closed during the pandemic. It has now been re-opened at 218 N. Main St. in Winnsboro. The owners of the Elusive Turkey, Ron and Dana McGlone have truly transformed the building into a very welcoming and fun place with a true hometown vibe. They are passionate about providing the best and most unique food offerings with friendly and welcoming service.

Ron and Dana are from Winnsboro and truly appreciate the special place they call home. They recognize the value of close friendships and support from the community that is hard to find in bigger cities. The theme song from Cheers, “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”, came to mind as he shared his feelings. Good thing there is a very long bar in the restaurant to accommodate both regulars and first timers.  Continue to Article

Elusive Turkey
218 N. Main St.
(903) 347-2151

Hours of Operation
Wednesday through Saturday 4:00 to 9:00 pm

Backstage Coffee Lounge

Deneice Scott, creator and owner of the Backstage Coffee Lounge, is anxious to become an active participant in the Winnsboro Community.  Her goal is to offer the best coffee and tea drinks as well as unique foods that will be sure to create a regular following.  The lounge offers classy but comfortable seating so patrons can spend time with friends, read or even get a little work done.

Offerings will include lattes, cappuccinos, specialty teas and frozen smoothies similar to frappuccinos.  Initial food offered will include cinammon rolls with a coffee flavored glaze, cookies and other breakfast items.  Future food items will be similar to theatre and deli foods, sandwiches and grab and go items.  Additionally look forward to an amazing lemon cake.

217 Market St.
Winnsboro, TX  75494

Hours of Operation
Monday through Saturday
7:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Hours will be extended in the future)

Haven's Cafe

Haven’s Cafe is a full service casual restaurant serving delicious traditional American breakfast and lunch items in the heart of Downtown Winnsboro.  Haven’s is currently open from 7 am to 11 am for breakfast.

The Hamilton family brings years of experience and education in the restaurant business.  For the owners, Amelia and Derrick Hamilton, opening Haven’s Cafe is the fulfillment of a dream of working for themselves and running their own place! The Hamilton’s will be extremely hands on so look for the in the front and back of the house whenever you come in.

303 N Main St.
Winnsboro, TX  75494
Open for Breakfast 7:00 am – 11:00 am
(Hours will expand in the near future.)

Coyote Smoke BBQ Company

Following a career in banking and finance, Wylie, the owner transitioned to the outdoor kitchen business. As he learned all aspects of the field, from retail to logistics to construction, he cultivated a love for Texas BBQ. He has been honing his skills on the pit and is pursuing the dream of providing the best food and BBQ experience possible for the Winnsboro community and beyond.

Offering meat by the half pound and brisket, turkey, sausage and pulled pork sandwiches with sides of mac & cheese, pinto beans and potato salad.

200 N Main St.
Winnsboro, TX  75494
Fridays and Saturdays: 11am until 3pm (or Sold Out)

Pump House Gym

Family Fitness center that provides 24/7 Access and security monitored cameras. New state of the art equipment with spin, yoga, zumba and much more available. Fresh towel service and clean showers. Lockers provided. Friendly knowledgeable staff with personal trainers available.

500 Park Street
Winnsboro, TX  75494
(903) 720-9150

Office 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday
Fitness Gym available for members 24/7

Modern Country Art Gallery

Modern Country is an innovative, contemporary art gallery in the heart of downtown Winnsboro.  Chris Brown, owner of the gallery exhibits art of his own as well as several artists in glass, basket weaving and more.  Stay tuned for Art Exhibits and artists receptions on a regular basis.

215 N. Franklin
Winnsboro, TX  75494

Open Wed. – Fri. 11am to 5pm
 Sat. 11am to 4pm.

Goofy Goobers Pop Shop

Calling all nerds. This is the shop for you. The store carries collectables, 90’s nerd stuff, pokeman, star wars, beetle juice items and much more. They also have a collection of custom clothing and vintage clothing.

If the lights are on they are open
112 E. Elm Street – 903-347-1047

Carnegie Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Stay at this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath vacation rental home. Boasting a completely renovated interior, a deck with an outdoor dining area, a cozy front porch that’s perfect for morning coffee, and an ideal location, this retreat will easily have you feeling right at home. Consider perusing the local farmer’s market across the street on Saturdays, shopping and grabbing a bite to eat in town, or seeing a show at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts!

Corner of E. Carnegie and S. Walnut
Additional Information

Elm Street Apothecary

Kelley Swan is the owner and Herbalist Consultant at the new Elm Street Apothecary.  Her shop offers herbal, eco-friendly and handmade products. 

She is proudest of her handmade soaps using Calendula Olive Oil, and, medicinal and functional teas.

300 North Main St. Suite C
Monday – closed
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Angelic Interior Designs by Shenell

Shenell is passionate about her consulting and interior design.  She offers a variety of services from helping design a new room to the purchase of the items needed.  She even offers floral arrangements.

Her blog includes many helpful instructions for home projects and design suggestions.

606 South Main St.
(972) 926-3348​
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

DNA Smoke Shop

DNA Smoke Shop is a one stop Smoke Supply Shop, offering all smoke and novelty items, Texas grown hemp products to take care of aches & pains, anxiety, depression, and many other medical needs. All natural, Lab Tested.


Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
503 E. Carnegie
Winnsboro, TX  75494

Bunkhouse B & B

Take it easy at this unique and tranquil getaway. One mile from downtown Winnsboro yet outside the city limits. Winnsboro, home of the famous “Autumn Trails”, has something for every season. This ranch features Red Poll Cattle. The back patio overlooks a valley pasture with beautiful sunsets and large oak trees. We call our ranch a little piece of heaven. The property is gated and secluded. Walk down the long driveway to the oak tree with a swing. View the cattle from the fences.

One mile outside Winnsboro on Hwy 37


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