Carnival Season in East Texas

The months of September and October in the Pineywoods are the times for flashing lights and funnel cakes. The trifecta of carnivals makes its way into East Texas with the Texas State Forest Festival, the VFW Fall Carnival, and the Pineywoods Fair.

The Forest Fest wrapped up a couple of weeks ago, the Pineywoods Fair in Nacogdoches is coming October 12-16, and the VFW Fall Carnival gets underway tonight (9/29) and continues through Sunday.

Here's the scoop on the VFW Fall Carnival

What are the Hours of the Carnival?

  • Thursday: 6-10 pm
  • Friday: 5-11 pm
  • Saturday: 2-11 pm
  • Sunday: 2-10 pm

Where is the Carnival located?

  • The carnival is located at the Lufkin VFW Post Memorial Auxiliary at 1800 Ford Chapel Road.

Will All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Armbands Be Available?

  • Thursday - $25 for an armband. ($5 discount when you bring 3 non-perishable food items)
  • Friday - $30 for an armband
  • Saturday - $35 for an armband
  • Sunday - $35 for an armband
  • Individual tickets will also be sold
    • 250 tickets for $100
    • 120 tickets for $50
    • 20 tickets for $10
    • All attractions require more than 1 ticket.
    • Credit cards accepted/ATM on site

What Kind of Food Will Be Available?

Of course, you'll find your carnival favorites like funnel cakes, popcorn, cotton candy, nachos and more.  The VFW Auxiliary will also have the kitchen going and cooking up great dinner items such as ribeye sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, smoked turkey legs, Frito pies and a lot more.

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