Frequently asked questions

When is the Texas State Forest Festival?

The Texas State Forest Festival will be held through September 16-19, 2021 at the George H. Henderson Expo Center.

What are the hours?

Thursday: 5pm - 10pm Friday: 5pm - 10pm Saturday: 10am - 10pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm

How much are tickets to the Festival?

$3. Children 3 & Under are FREE. You may leave the festival and come back that same day, but you MUST get your hand stamped before leaving.

Where can I buy tickets for the Texas State Forest Festival?

Tickets will be available at the gate.

What are the Hushpuppy Championships?

If you've got the secret ingredient to the most delicious hushpuppy recipe, then sign-up your team for the 50th Annual Southern Hushpuppy Championships to be held at the 37th Texas State Forest Festival on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Call the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce at 936-634-6644 to sign up today.

How much are Carnival wristbands?

Thursday 5pm-10pm | $20
Friday 5pm-10pm | $25
Saturday 11am-12pm | $30
Sunday 11am-5pm | $25

Where is the Carnival located?

You must enter through the Texas State Forest Festival gates to access the Carnival, which is located in the side parking lot of the Expo Center.

Where do I park?

In the main parking lot of the Expo Center, in the back parking lot (attendants will guide you), or on the road just past the Expo Center next to the Ellen Trout Zoo.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No pets are allowed on the Festival and/or Carnival grounds.

Can I smoke at the Festival?

No smoking allowed on the Festival and/or Carnival grounds.

Where to stay? Accommodations in Lufkin/Angelina County

Need a place to stay? Find hotels in the area at www.VisitLufkin.com