Mark your calendars for the week of September 21 - 25, 2016 because the beloved Forest Festival is headed back to Lufkin.

There's something special about the Lufkin Forest Festival. The smell of corn dogs and funnel cakes fills the air. The sounds of laughter and cheering can be heard from rides for kids and those that are kids at heart.

Many East Texans may have found love or maybe have memories of past Forest Festivals that can never be forgotten. One way or the other, this is an annual event that can't be missed.

Events, Entertainment, Sights, Sounds, and Flavors:
East Texas Pom Pon/Dance Competition (Wednesday from 6 PM to 9 PM)
ETX Cheerleading Championship (Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM)
Southern Hushpuppy Championships (Saturday from 2 PM to 6 PM)
East Texas Got Talent (Saturday, starting at 7 PM)
Inspirational Praise Sing-Off (Sunday)
The Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show: Dogs will perform air stunts and test their agility for your entertainment.
The Great Bear Show: Education on the majestic bear.
Axe Women Loggers of Maine: These ladies are World Champion choppers and axe throwers.
The Magic Bean: A magic show with an agricultural theme, teaching kids about how things go "from farm to kitchen".
Kid's Pedal Tractor Pull: Kids will pedal to face off against a machine to reach the finish line.
Food Court: BBQ, Pastries, gigantic corn dogs, and much more.
Marsha's Petting Zoo: Bring the kids to get up close to some cute and furry creatures.
The Monkey Man: Get your picture taken with this eccentric fellow and his cute Capuchin monkey.
Karate Exhibition (Friday at 7 PM)

There will be lots more, and also a giant carnival complete with food vendors and rides.

When:
Wednesday 5 PM - 10 PM
Thursday 5 PM - 10 PM
Friday 5 PM - 10 PM
Saturday 9 Am - 10 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM

Where:
George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center in Lufkin TX

Cost:
$6 Gate admission

Learn more at texasstateforestfestival.com or check social media with the hashtag #TXForestFest