The annual downtown Fall Festival weekend is about to get underway with the arrival of the Johnson Brothers carnival opening this evening from 5-9 PM adjacent to Crossties in the entertainment district. The Frozen Rail and Underground Pizza will be open for business this evening.

Johnson Brothers Carnival


The fun begins on Thursday, Oct. 28, with the Johnson Brothers carnival based out of El Dorado, Arkansas featuring a variety of popular amusement rides, classic games, carnival food, and other attractions. Admission to the carnival is free with ride tickets available at the ticket booth. On Saturday, the day of the Fall Festival carnival-goers can purchase a $25 Wrist Band to ride all the rides as many times as you like. The carnival will run through Saturday, Oct. 30.

Carnival Hours

  • Thursday - 5-9 PM
  • Friday - 5-10 PM
  • Saturday - Noon - 10 PM

The Second annual downtown Fall Festival is Saturday from 1-5 PM. Free Admission! If you want to attend the Costumes and Cocktails Halloween Party later that evening at Crossties you must purchase tickets.

Scott Lewis

This will be the biggest Halloween bash in town at 8 PM. There will be live music, performing entertainment, spooky surprises, and cash prizes for the best costume.

  • Ist Place - $600
  • 2nd Place - $300
  • 3rd Place - $100

All contestants must be signed up by 10 PM with the contest at the witching hour Midnight. Entertainment provided by the #1 Tupac impersonator in the U.S. and a Mariah Carey impersonator. Performances from a stilts artist, silk aerialist, and many more surprises.

Trick or Treat


Kids can trick or treat safely on Saturday as there will be numerous vendors and businesses who will be handing out free candy while it lasts. And don't forget to take the kids to the dunking booth at 1 PM so they can dunk our very own Wes Spicher from Power 95-9 and Kicker 102-5.

Spooky Pooches


Bring your dog to the fall festival for the Dog Costume Contest hosted by Mutt Works Training. Your dog could earn bragging rights and be crowned as the "Top Dog" in Texarkana

Christmas Tree Village


And by the way, Christmas is coming to the Fall Festival with the popular Christmas Tree Village. Trees will be available for purchase after the fall festival.

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