It's here! The 48th Annual New Boston Pioneer Days, also known as The Hottest Festival in Texas, started up last night and goes through this Saturday, August 18 in downtown New Boston, Texas.

There will be fun for the whole family. Live music, carnival rides and two free concerts. Doug Stone Friday, August 17 and Gene Watson Saturday, August 18.

There will also be Handcraft and Quilt contests, Homemade Cooking Contest, a Volleyball Tournament and their first Dutch Oven Cook-Off. To enter any of the of the competitions find out how to register at the New Boston Pioneer Days Facebook page.

If you love cars you'll need to check out the car and motorcycle show.

The New Boston Pioneer Days Festival is hosted by the New Boston Chamber of Commerce at the T&P Trailhead Pavillion located at Highway 8 and Ellis in New Boston.