Fair on the Square
The Fair on the Square is held the 1st Saturday in October EVERY year! Come find out what makes this Huntsville tradition a sell out every year!
A Texas Size Celebration!
For over 40 years on the first Saturday in October, Huntsville, Texas has been the hot spot to find one of kind treasures and gift items during the Annual Fair on the Square hosted by the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce. 400 booths of arts, crafts, food and entertainment are sure to please festival patrons who will make the drive to Huntsville on the first Saturday in October each year to attend this Huntsville tradition.
Huntsville, Texas sits halfway between Dallas and Houston and is nestled among the beautiful tall pines of East Texas. The fair is held on the quaint historic downtown square which comes alive each year with the sights, sounds and smells of the festival. Many local merchants located on the square also open the doors to extend their genuine Texas hospitality!
Bring your Christmas list as this is a great place to begin your holiday shopping or treat yourself and enjoy the day browsing for those unique treasures to take home! Several vendors have been participating in the fair for numerous years, some as many as 20 plus. Vendors come from locations across the state; however several are local crafters who see the festival as an opportunity to showcase their hand crafted items from jewelry, apparel, toys, yard art and more as well as many manufactured items.
And what would a festival be without those tasty temptations that will have your mouth watering and your stomach growling. Just follow your nose to the Food Court and experience real “fair” food flavor as vendors tempt your taste buds. Spectators will satisfy their hunger with everything from fajitas to funnel cakes, barbecue to kettlekorn, fried pickles to fried Twinkies and everything in between. And…You can count on ice cold lemonade or sweet tea to quench your thirst!
The Fair on the Square is an event that the entire family can enjoy. The Kids Korner offers a variety of entertainment options many of which are FREE! Moonwalks, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon creations, bungee run and a giant coloring mural are sprinkled throughout the park to provide hours of fun!
Come listen to the sounds under the big tent in The Watering Hole as “The Battle of The Bands” entertain from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grab a beverage of choice and enjoy the shade while listening to some great Texas music! The tent will come alive on Friday night from 6:00-10:00 p.m. as crowds gather to enjoy a Pre-Fair Street Concert which officially kicks of the annual celebration. And admission to the concert is FREE! And if they isn’t enough to entice you, then come hungry and enjoy Tallent’s Sausage...recognized in Texas Monthly as one of the Top 10 places in Texas to get a sausage wrap! And that is free too...until we run out.
The "Wine Knot", our very own wine tasting tent, will set up on Saturday during the festival to allow patrons to sip and experience some of the best wines in Texas. Admission is only $15 or buy 2 for $25 and enjoy 10 tastings and food pairings from 5 local restaurants, 1836 Steakhouse, City Hall Café, Farmhouse Café, Frank's Taco Station and Carbonero. Entertainment by Buford Snowden will set the ambiance with some great music throughout the afternoon.
Classic car enthusiasts will be drooling over the wide array of automobiles on display in the Classic Car Show orchestrated by the Huntsville Cruisers. Those wishing to register may contact the chamber for more information.
We invite you to experience this Texas size celebration and see for yourself what keeps bringing back an estimated 15,000 visitors each year. Stroll the streets of downtown Huntsville and enjoy all that the Fair on the Square has to offer! With FREE admission, great shopping, stellar entertainment and fabulous food, this is an event that is NOT TO BE MISSED!
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 6 for the pre fair celebration concert and Saturday, October 7, 2023 for the 49th Annual Fair on the Square! General registration will begin in June, 2023. For more information contact Events Manager Laura Green at 936-295-8113. We are also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thefaironthesquare.