Tonight is the night.

It's the start of one of East Texas' most anticipated events.  The Texas State Forest Festival gets underway at the Expo Center in Lufkin featuring the KICKS 105 Pom Pon/Dance Team Championships sponsored by Academy of Gymnastics and Dance.

Squads representing Huntington, Hudson, Lufkin, Diboll, Center, Onalaska, and Pineywoods Academy will be competing tonight in various dance categories such as Pom Pon, Hip Hop, and Jazz.  Registration will begin around 5:45 and the competition gets underway at 7.  A complete look at the performance schedule is listed below.

The Texas State Forest Festival will run through Sunday and features events like the Hushpuppy Championships, Lumberjack Show, cheerleading competition, East Texas Got Talent, plus there's a huge carnival and plenty of food vendors and much, much more.  Be sure and check out the Forest Festival Facebook page as well.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JR HI HIP HOP

 PINEYWOODS ACADEMY

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JR JAZZ

LUFKIN MIDDLE SCHOOL POM SQUAD

HUNTINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL SPARKLERS 7th/8th GRADE

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL/JR HI POM PON

DIBOLL JR HI DAZZLERS

HUDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL SPIRIT SQUAD

PINEYWOODS ACADEMY

LUFKIN MIDDLE SCHOOL POM SQUAD

HUNTINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL SPARKLERS 6TH GRADE

 

HIGH SCHOOL POM PON

PINEYWOODS ACADEMY

HUNTINGTON HIGHSTEPPERS

CENTER CHAPARRALS

HUDSON HIGHLIGHTS

 

HIGH SCHOOL HIP HOP

 ONALASKA HIGH SCHOOL

DIBOLL DAZZLERS

PINEYWOODS ACADEMY

CENTER CHAPARRALS

HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ (OFFICERS)

 HUNTINGTON HIGHSTEPPERS (OFFICERS)