"A Texas Style Mardi Gras--Jefferson, Texas" Top 5 Page for this destination Texas Things to Do Tip by VeronicaG

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by VeronicaG

Jefferson offers a family friendly Mardi Gras, complete with parades, bead tossing, live entertainment and all the ambience a historic Texas town can provide on the first weekend of February.

Numerous antique and gift shops, restaurants, river cruise and restored homes make a visit there well worth the travel anytime of the year.

Events such as the annual Historic House Tour, re-enactment of the battle of Port of Jefferson and the Diamond Bessie Murder Trial (all held in May) draw hundreds of people to the town. Throughout Jefferson, charming Bed and Breakfasts and historic hotels make your lodging convenient and unique. We just love it!

Jefferson is only a few miles from Texas's only natural lake, Caddo Lake, where a State Park offers camping sites, small trails and cabins.

More on Jefferson and Caddo Lake State Park can be found on their respective pages.

Address: Jefferson, Tx
Directions: In the Piney Woods District--East of Dallas and Ft. Worth

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  • Updated Apr 11, 2008
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