Beaumont Event Round-Up for September - November 2014

September 2014

September 1 - September 30: Marking (ing) Time: Expanded Notions in Drawing
Celebrating the lines and marks made by those artists who work strictly on paper, Mark(ing) Time invites several internationally recognized artists to show their works on paper in the Dishman. This exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary thought on what constitutes drawing and printmaking today. (409) 880-8959 www.lamar.edu/dishman

September 5: Art Museum of Southeast Texas Gala
The Art Museum of Southeast Texas will celebrate its anniversary with fine dining, entertainment, surprises and much more. (409) 832-3432 www.amset.org

September 6: Neches River Rally
If you've ever wanted to be up close and one with nature, then kayaking down the Neches River is your ticket to a front row seat. Join the Big Thicket Association during their first annual "Neches River Rally." This special occasion celebrates the dedication of the newly established Cooks Lake to Scatterman Paddling Trail as part of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Paddling Trail Program. (409) 790-5499 www.bigthicket.org

September 6: Hurricane Pro Wrestling
A great night of wrestling action! (409) 626-2194

September 6, 13, 20, 27: Neches River Adventures Boat Tours
Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians. (409) 651-5326 www.nechesriveradventures.org

September 6, 13, 20, 27: Beaumont Farmer's Market
Organic growers from no further than a 150-mile radius will have their products available for purchase every Saturday. Participating vendors include local farmers and chefs selling fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, jellies, granola and other locally made items. In addition, chefs will also perform demonstrations about how to prepare the produce.
(409) 363-0495 www.beaumonttxfarmersmarket.org

September 13: Spindletop Roller Girls
Experience the hard-hitting action of the Spindletop Roller Girls roller derby team.
(409) 838-3435 www.spindletoprollergirls.com

September 13: Lamar Football: Lamar Cardinals vs. Texas College
Get your game face on & catch the action of the Lamar University Cardinals Football Team.
(409) 880-1715 www.lamarcardinals.com

September 18-21: Texas Pecan Festival (Groves)
Join the celebration at the Texas Pecan Festival! To celebrate all the pecan trees in Groves, residents head out to Lions Park for a carnival, vendors and contests. Visitors can witness a pie-eating contest, horseshoes and more as bands play and fans line up for foods on a stick.
(409) 962-3631 www.texaspecanfestival.com  

September 20: Symphony of Southeast Texas: Maser Series 1 Concert:
Delight in the sounds of the greater-Beaumont area's 70-member professional symphony orchestra. (409) 892-2257 www.sost.org  

September 20: Anthony Lucas Day Engineering Day
Born in September, 1855, Capt. Anthony F. Lucas was the engineer who, with much encouragement from his wife, Caroline, brought in the historic well at Spindletop in 1901. Gladys City will celebrate Captain & Mrs. Lucas' with an afternoon dedicated to determination, persistence and ingenuity. Families will have a wide variety of supplies and tools in the ‘Makers Station' to design and build their own creations. Families can also enjoy the Lucas Gusher Re-enactment at 1 p.m. (409) 880-1750 www.spindletop.org

September 20: Lamar Football: Lamar Cardinals vs. Mississippi College
Get your game face on & catch the action of the Lamar University Cardinals Football Team.
(409) 880-1715 www.lamarcardinals.com

September 20: Mojo Challenge Obstacle Race
MOJO Challenge is an extreme 1-2 mile obstacle racing competition in which participants scale over a demanding set of challenges. There's no mud and no distance running, which means the course is jam-packed with obstacles. (409) 951-5400 www.mojochallenge.net

September 27: Lamar Football: Lamar Cardinals vs. Sam Houston State
Get your game face on & catch the action of the Lamar University Cardinals Football Team.
(409) 880-1715 www.lamarcardinals.com

October 2014

October 1-5: Texas Rice Festival (Winnie)
The Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration honoring rice farming, which is a major economic activity in the region of Southeast Texas. The festival includes a carnival, two parades, livestock show, longhorn show, open horse show, BBQ cook off, nightly street dances, antique car show, rice cooking contest, pageants, and features food made with rice and flavors of the Cajun culture. (409) 296-4404 www.texasricefestival.org

October 4: Beaumont Main Street's DOGtober Fest
Families and their favorite canines can enjoy great food, music and festive things to do with your dog at Beaumont's DOGtober Fest. You won't be able to resist the BONE Appetit Food Court, BarkArt, The SPAW, The Barkery, PAW Readings, Neiman Barkus Shopping and more! Everyone and their dog will be there! (409) 838-2202 www.beaumontmainstreet.com

October 4-6: Fire Prevention & Family Safety Festival
A fun day of free family fun at the Fire Museum of Texas! Bring the kids for demonstrations, safety themed booths from community groups, food and a Kid's Bounce Zone. Learn ways to keep your family safe and improve your health and wellness in a fun and safe learning environment.
(409) 880-3927 www.firemuseumoftexas.org

October 4, 11, 18, 25: Neches River Adventures Boat Tours
Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians.
(409) 651-5326 www.nechesriveradventures.org

October 4, 11, 18, 25: Beaumont Farmer's Market
Organic growers from no further than a 150-mile radius will have their products available for purchase every Saturday. Participating vendors include local farmers and chefs selling fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, jellies, granola and other locally made items. In addition, chefs will also perform demonstrations about how to prepare the produce.
(409) 363-0495 www.beaumonttxfarmersmarket.org

October 8: Art of Beer
An annual fundraiser for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, this foam-filled and adventurous event gives you the opportunity to sample a few new brews and learn things about beer you might have never known. Also, always included is a delicious dinner and lively entertainment.
(409) 832-3432 www.amset.org

October 11: Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run: Color Rush
Lace up and save lives! Join the fun in downtown Beaumont for this year's 5K Ribbon Run, Color Rush! It promises to be a colorful event. (409) 833-3663 www.giftoflifebmt.org

October 11: Lamar Football: Lamar Cardinals vs. Southeastern Louisiana
Get your game face on & catch the action of the Lamar University Cardinals Football Team.
(409) 880-1715 www.lamarcardinals.com

October 11: Beaumont Children's Museum, Touch-a-Truck
A unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types - public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool - all in one place! Crafts, activities and kid-friendly food will be available to make this a perfectly entertaining day for the entire family! (409) 651-8435 www.beaumontchildrensmuseum.org

October 17: Disney Junior Live On Tour!: Pirate & Princess Adventure
Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. (800) 782-3081

October 17-19: Texas Style Cool Autumn Nites: Cars, Trucks & Bikes Show
Texas Style Cool Autumn Nites is an open run car, truck and bike show. This annual event takes place in downtown Beaumont and includes Top 50 trophies and other categories, live band, 50/50 pot, games, goody bags, door prizes and more! (409) 769-7599 www.coolautumnnites.com 

October 18: Hurricane Pro Wrestling
A great night of wrestling action! (409) 626-2194

October 24: McFaddin-Ward House Fall Community Picnic
In celebration of World Food Day, bring your own picnic and join locals on the grounds of the beautiful McFaddin-Ward House for a community picnic. Held annually, first floor tours of the house and live music are provided. (409) 832-1906 www.mcfaddin-ward.org

October 25: Symphony of Southeast Texas: Maser Series 2 Concert:
Delight in the sounds of the greater-Beaumont area's 70-member professional symphony orchestra. (409) 892-2257 www.sost.org   

October 25: Art Museum of Southeast Texas "Eat a Bug!" Family Art Day
Frightful creatures and spooky art activities await at "Eat a Bug!" Family Arts Day at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET). Children and their families are invited to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead by feasting on fried crickets, decorating sugar skulls and enjoying a variety of exciting art activities and folk dancing by the Mexican Heritage Society.
(409) 832-3432 www.amset.org

October 25: Texas Energy Museum Dinosaur Day
This educational program features outdoor activities for children to learn about dinosaurs and how fossils are found and studied. Activities include talks by professional "dinosaur hunters," making huge papier-mâché dinosaurs, searching for real fossils and hands-on, creative activities. Every visitor can help make and paint huge papier-mâché dinosaurs and excavate their own dinosaur replica from a "fossil-pit". (409) 833-5100 www.texasenergymuseum.org

November 2014

November 1: Lamar Homecoming: Lamar Cardinals vs. Houston Baptist
Get your game face on & catch the action of the Lamar University Cardinals Football Team during the Homecoming Game! (409) 880-1715 www.lamarcardinals.com

November 1: Wildcatter Weekend: Yount-Lee Day Equestrian Day
From therapy horses to award-winning saddlebreds, visitors will delight at being able to ride, groom and learn all about the care and riding of horses. The event pays tribute to Pansy Yount, who was world famous for her saddlebred horses here in Beaumont and in Kentucky.
(409) 835-0823 www.spindletop.org

November 1, 8, 15, 22: Neches River Adventures Boat Tours
Sail aboard the Ivory Bill to learn about the unique ecosystems along the Neches River with their dense bottomland forests of hardwoods and pine trees. The area is home to more than 200 tree species, 47 mammals, 300 birds and many reptiles and amphibians.
(409) 651-5326 www.nechesriveradventures.org

November 1, 8, 15, 22: Beaumont Farmer's Market
Organic growers from no further than a 150-mile radius will have their products available for purchase every Saturday. Participating vendors include local farmers and chefs selling fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, jellies, granola and other locally made items. In addition, chefs will also perform demonstrations about how to prepare the produce.
(409) 363-0495 www.beaumonttxfarmersmarket.org

November 4-8: Mamie McFaddin's Birthday Celebration
Join the McFaddin-Ward House in celebrating Mamie McFaddin-Ward's birthday! In celebration, the museum will be offering free tours from Tuesday, November 4 through Saturday, November 8. Tour reservations are required. (409) 832-2134 www.mcfaddin-ward.org

November 15: Hurricane Pro Wrestling
A great night of wrestling action! (409) 626-2194

November 15: Lamar Football: Lamar Cardinals vs. Incarnate Word
Get your game face on & catch the action of the Lamar University Cardinals Football Team.
(409) 880-1715 www.lamarcardinals.com

November 27: Turkey Trot
Join us for the annual Thanksgiving Day run, Turkey Trot. Distances are 5K, 10K and Kids K. www.searimstriders.org