Annual Terrell Heritage Jubilee
The 32nd Annual Heritage Jubilee, April
19-21, 2013 at Ben Gill Park, is a fun-filled celebration
for the whole family.
Events include a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, arts
& crafts exhibition, carnival, live music, a quilt
show, an auto show, a rodeo, the Fountain
5K Run, and other special attractions.
The celebration traces its origins to a livestock show
first held in 1981. In subsequent years the show
added entertainment, games, contests, food. Heritage Jubilee
retains the western flavor of the original livestock show.
Entertainment includes trick ropers, gun fighters, horses,
and a cowboy poet.
Terrell Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors
Bureau volunteers and staff work with the North East Texas
Fine Art Alliance, Terrell Garden Club, Home Depot, Poetry
4-H, Terrell Heritage Society, and the City of Terrell,
to put together a full weekend of activities and entertainment.
More than 12,000 visitors attend the event each year.
The Heritage Jubilee is sponsored this
WFAA Channel 8, The City of Terrell and the Terrell Chamber
North Texas Antique Tractor and Engine Club
hosts their annual show in Ben Gill Park in June.
Tractors are the main attraction, with
antique models, antique toy tractor pedal models, an antique
tractor "sled pull" and a tractor parade. Water
pumping, wheat threshing, corn grinding, rope making,
and antique tool exhibits demonstrate activities of days
Annual July 4th
It's a red, white & blue celebration for kids of
Cheer for the youngsters putting on their best patriotic
colors for the Tricycle/ Bicycle Decorating Contest
and Parade at Ben Gill Park.
Enjoy your favorite all-American musical selections at
the North East Texas Symphony's Independence Day
Concert, at the Ben Gill Park Pavilion, followed
by fireworks in the park.
The Chamber of Commerce Convention &
Visitors Bureau's annual July 4th Fireworks Display
draws 5,000-6,000 spectators who "ooh" and "aah"
at the fiery show. Don't miss it! Held in dark at Ben Gill
October brings spooky fun to Terrell with
a haunted house voted the best in the Dallas area.
Haunted Verdun Manor tells the tale
of the twisted Baron Michael Verdun and his vampiric wife,
Lady Cassandra. This unearthly duo hosted fiendish masquerades
and bizarre dinners in their strange house on Voodoo
Now, each fall, the ghosts of the baron and his lady
haunt the remains of their mansion, burned with them inside
it by angry citizens seeking revenge for the unspeakable
horrors visited on their families and friends.
This themed attraction features 30,000 square feet of
horrifyingly real theatrical sets, atmospheric stage lighting,
eerie special effects, and a talented cast of costumed
live actors guaranteed to treat visitors to a frightfully
Other spine-tingling Thrillvania attractions include
Cassandra's Labyrinth of Terror, Sam Hain's Hayride,
and Granny Lupu's Séance Theatre.
Downtown Terrell welcomes whole families
of spooks and goblins with safe Trick or Treating,
music, contests, and other Halloween favorites.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with special events
that highlight the holiday season.
Join us for the downtown Christmas Parade, Candlelight
of Homes, special holiday shopping events,
and all the glittering lights of the Christmas
Don't miss the holiday musical programs
at area churches and schools.