The Main Street Lufkin Downtown Hoedown has a new new name, and more updates, while keeping the family fun traditions and spirit of the all day event we've come to know and love!

First and foremost, we'll be calling the "hoedown" by its new name, 'Spring Fest.' I don't know about you, but that sounds more inclusive and appealing for today's youth. I know my kid would rather check out Spring Fest, than the 'Downtown Hoedown.'

We are excited about the changes to our festival. Spring Fest reflects the season and what better time for a festival than the new season. Winter is over and everyone wants to get outside and enjoy the outdoors,” ` Barbara Thompson, Main Street Director

As usual, Lufkin Avenue and Shepherd St. will have plenty of vendors, crafts, and amazing food. Shop owners downtown will be invited to bring their stores out into the streets, encouraging many Spring Fest sales.

This year, the festival introduces the opportunity to zip line over the city, which is something we're sure everyone will want to check out. It will be cool to see our beautiful town from a new angle, and you better believe we're going to send someone up with a GoPro camera.

Spring Fest will also feature live entertainment, a car show, a gospel fest, a fashion show, pony rides, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, and inflatables for the kids. There truly will be something for everyone at Spring Fest in downtown Lufkin this year.

It starts at 10 AM on Saturday, April 22nd. It'll all be packed up by 4 PM, so mark your calendars and don't oversleep that day! This will be a Hoedown Spring Fest you won't want to miss.