East Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-East Texas Happenings

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The Memorial Day holiday is upon us! That begins the good old summertime.  That means graduation-then vacations, camping, summer camp, picking fresh produce-and so much more!!

You can check out this site every 20 or 30 days for suggestions on things to do in the area. We, of course, want you to stay with us here-at The Rosevine Inn when you come to Tyler. You will live all the fun things to do right here on the property. So let’s get started with suggestions!!

Memorial Day weekend brings

Nature Fest weekend  at the Mineola Nature Reserve
May 25 and 26
Friday’s schedule
7 p.m  Western reenactment followed by a longhorn cattle drive at 7:30
Cowboy Ray will sing Cowboy songs at 8 pm  and then at

8:45 Jeff Hurley will entertain with campfire stories.
At 9:15 the East Texas Astronomers will host star gazing!

Saturday’s schedule
For the early risers!! 8am birding hike with Tyler State Park Ranger Boyd Sanders  then a 9am hike for an amphibian/reptile nature hike with Dr. Neil Ford of the UT Tyler campus.–also The Creature Teacher, Birds of prey with Last Chance Forever, a noon Memorial Day observance with Paul Gates and MORE.  Hikes can last up to 2 hours and the other events will last around 45 minutes each.
The preserve is open all year long and is located on the Sabine River. Sometimes during the week , the place can be an almost private experience. For more info go to the website  by clicking here
http://mineolanaturepreserve.com/  .

Remote control aircraft anyone?
T.U.F.F. Big Bird Fly In
Friday, May 25th, 2012 – Sunday, May 27th, 2012 at 10 am each day
The Texas Unlimited Fun Flyers (T.U.F.F.) will be holding their annual Big Bird fly in Memorial Day weekend.

Come watch as some of the top rc pilots demonstrate their skills with their remote controlled aircraft. Bring the family out for this fun filled event.

Admission is free with lunch available on Saturday for $5.00.
Event Contact Information:
Kole DeWoody
(903) 767-0076
Northside RC Airpark
Lakewood Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702

81st Annual Old Fiddlers Contest and Reunion
The Athens Old Fiddlers Contest and Reunion is known nationwide and (as far as we know), is the oldest such contest that has run continuously year after year.

Begins May 24 thru 27!

The Athens Old Fiddlers Reunion kicks off on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. with the Jam Session.
The main attraction is the Fiddler’s Contest. This is broken into five divisions – Ages 18 and Under; Ages 19 – 30; Ages 31 – 65; Ages 66 and above; and Ladies Division. Each division pays five places. There will be a play-off between the 1st place winner of each of the five divisions. The winner of this round will be recognized as the Grand Champion.
Concession and novelty vendors will be set up along the sidewalks. In addition to vendors, there will also be carnival rides for younger guests.
The festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until early evening. Following the competition, we will hold our famous Street Dance in front of the bandstand. Just take a look at the schedule of events planned . . .   http://www.athensfiddlers.com/

Want to pick some fresh fruit? Here is a list of farms in our county (Smith) There are many more we can direct you to in adjoining counties, too!

Smith County


Barron’s Blueberries – blueberries, and prepicked produce
16478 County Road 431, Lindale, TX 75771. Phone: 903-882-6711. Fax: 903-882-6711. Email us at: barronsblueberries@hotmail.com. Directions: Take Jim Hogg exit off of I20 and head North 3 1/2 miles. Turn right at Blue sign and follow signs for 3/4 mile to field. Crops are usually available in June, July. Open: dawn to dusk everyday. Payment: Cash, Check. Field planted in 1982. (UPDATED: May 18, 2011)
Deep Creek Farm – Blackberries, Blueberries
Highway 271, Tyler, TX. Directions: One-half mile south of I-20 on Highway 271. Phone: 903-877-3222. Open: 7am-7pm in season. (UPDATED June 6, 2008)
Indian Creek Farm – blackberries,
11519 County Road 1139, Tyler, TX 75709. Phone: 903-526-8519. Email: indiancreekproduce@gmail.com. Open: Tentative opening date for blackberries is May 7, 2012; Open Monday to Saturday from 7am-8pm; Closed Sundays. Directions: 4 miles west of Tyler, one-half mile off Spur 364 on Indian Creek Road (C.R. 1139) on the left. Look for our bright yellow signs. .Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: May 04, 2010) (UPDATED: April 26, 2012)
A visitor writes on June 13, 2011: “Great place, friendly people. They provide buckets and bags for picking. Very reasonably priced; currently $2.75/lb for u-pick. They have a thorn-less variety that is great for younger children who want to pick as well. Visited on June 13, 2011 –No need to reply to this, just wanted to give updated info if you needed. :)”
Moore Farm – Pumpkins, Vegetables, Cut Flowers
Directions: From Tyler, US Hwy. 69 South to Bullard, turn right at the stoplight on to FM 344. Travel West on 344 for 3 one half miles to CR 181. Turn right (North) on CR 181. Farm is 8/10 mile on left. From Hwy.155 and FM 344, at stoplight turn right (East) on FM 344. Continue on 344 through 4-way stop at Teasleville for 1 one half miles, at CR 181 turn left. Farm is 8/10 mile. Phone: 903-894-1030 Email: moore_farms@yahoo.com

Plantation Pines Farm – peas,
9640 Cr 429, Tyler, TX 75704. Phone: 903-595-6860. Email: joeyandcharlotte@wildblue.net. Directions: Off highway 69 between I-20 and Loop 323. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in July. Open: Monday thru Saturday; Daylight to Dark: Closed on Sunday. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: July 03, 2008)
Plantation Pines CHRISTmas Tree Farm – CHRISTmas Trees, Purple Hull Peas, Pumpkins, Gourds and Indian Corn
10098 CR 429, Tyler, TX 75704 in Smith County. Directions to Farm: From Dallas Exit I-20 at Tyler, Highway 69 South (US69 exit, go south 3.2 mile and turn right on Plantation Pines Road (CR 429). Our farm is on the left. From Tyler north on US 69, 1 mile north of Loop 323 turn left on FM 2016, second blacktop road on right, Plantation Pines Road. (CR429) about a mile on right – pasted Plantation Pines Peach Farm. Click here for mapping directions! 903-595-2046. We offer Leyland Cypress and Virginia Pine CHRISTmas Trees any where from 4 foot to 12 foot tall. During the CHRISTmas season we offer hayride, school tours, fresh wreaths and lots of farm fun. Every June we have a crop of purple hull peas. This will be our first year for the pumpkins, gourds and Indian Corn, so wish us well!!
Plantation Pines Berry Farm – Closed
(They pulled up their peach trees a few years ago, around 2005)
Plowhorse U-Pick Produce – beets, eggplant, peas, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes,
9531 Highway 501 (Pineville), Forest, MS 39074. Phone: 601-900-8673. Open: Monday to Saturday 6am to 6pm: Closed on Sunday. Directions: From Jackson: I-20 to Forest Exit. Turn left. Go to traffic light at Wal-Mart and turn right. Go approximately 3 miles to end of road and turn right onto highway 501. Farm is about 16 miles on right. U-pick sign is at road. From Meridian: I-20 to Forest Exit. Turn right. Go to traffic light at Wal-Mart and turn right. Go approximately 3 miles to end of road and turn right onto highway 501 . Farm is approximately 16 miles on right. U-pick sign is at road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: April 29, 2010)
Rainbow Ranch – Blueberries
Phone: 903-597-7986. Directions: Please call to arrange picking times. One and a half miles north of I-20 on Lavender Road, Exit 560.

Tyler Blue Berry Farm – Uses natural growing practices, blueberries, Honey from hives on the farm, U-pick and already picked, restrooms, picnic area
9628 Cr429, Tyler, TX 75704. Phone: 903-526-4440. Email: BlueBerryTyler@yahoo.com. Open: May 18 is 2012 opening Day; Monday – Saturday 7am to 7pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: South on highway 69 off I20 about 3.5 miles past second stop light. On the Right go CR 429 about 1.5 mmiles we be on the left down the white picked fence. Or take 3271 off 69 or 110 to CR429, Or 2016 of 69 or 110 to CR429. Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. (UPDATED: May 15, 2012)
A visitor writes on June 14, 2011: “Tyler Berry Farm in NOT CLOSED!!! They have plenty of berries and is very clean. ”
A visitor writes on June 10, 2011: “Berries came in early this year. I went last weekend make sure you start from the back and move to towards the front. Berries are very Ripe. ”

You can always find Music in Ben Wheeler at  Moore’s Store and The Forge.

Wesley Pruitt @ The Forge    May 24
Friday, May 25

7pm Kimberly Torres Duo @ The Forge
8pm Bob Mauldin Band @ Moore’s Store

Saturday, May 26

7pm Ben Lowery & Wes Hendrix @ The Forge
8pm Shinebox @ Moore’s Store

Thu, May 31, 7pm – 9pm
Heather Little @ The Forge

DescriptionLive Acoustic Music by Heather Little, No Cover
Check back here for more!!
June 1

Ben Lowery and Texas Express @ Moore’s Store 8 pm                Moore Store
Meridith Crawford @ The Forge  7 PM                                           1551 FM 279, Ben Wheeler

June 2                                                                                                    http://www.benwheeler.tx.com/
Wesley Pruitt Band @ Moore’s Store 8 PM
The Frames with Jared Hollis @ The Forge  7 PM                           The Forge
1610  FM   279                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

June 7                                                                                                      903-833-5970
Clay Shelburne @ The Forge 7 PM

June 8
Bill Hilly Band @ Moore’s Store 8PM
Mike Acoustic @ The Forge 7 PM

Okay it is Camp time-here are a couple in our area. Do not forget-Rosevine Inn is the perfect place to stay when dropping of or picking up you campers!
Sky Ranch Summer Camps

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 – Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Sky Ranch Christian Camps, located just 30 minutes outside of Tyler, in Van, Texas, has been serving youth and families for over 55 years! Campers aged 6-16 enjoy a week of residential camp, participating in a variety of activities – from the waterslides, the blob, Party Pool, Crazy pool,and lake activities, to ziplines, laser tag, and MORE- all while learning about who God created them to be. A strong Bible curriculum and counselors who serve as Godly character role models, combined with incredible facilities create and environment where young lives are impacted forever!

Contact: Guest Services 903.266.3300
Website    http://www.skyranch.org/
Event Contact Information:
(903) 266-3300
Sky Ranch Van Texas
24657 County Road 448
Van, Texas 75790

Pine Cove Christian Camps is more than just a Texas summer camp. During the summer, Pine Cove hosts a full summer of fun-filled, life-changing experiences for campers of all ages. Nearly 20,000 children, youth and families each summer attend sessions at five Christian Youth Camps and three Christian Family Camps in the Tyler and Columbus, Texas areas.

During the non-summer months, Pine Cove offers the same experiences as our Christian summer camps, but through retreats, conferences, outdoor education, and other venues, accommodating over 30,000 visitors each year. These programs offer ample opportunity to get away to the peaceful surroundings of one of the most celebrated Texas Christian camps.
Pine Cove Christian Camps is a ministry that for forty-four years has sought to glorify God through Christian camping. Whether you join us at our renowned facilities for a spectacular week, weekend, or day, it is our desire that you leave Pine Cove refreshed and changed… all for His glory!
Pine Cove                                                

PO Box 9055 Tyler, TX 75711
June 3 is the first session!!

But the day before is
Pine Cove’s Free Family Fun Day

•Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 @ 11:00am – 3:00pm
We are eagerly preparing for our 5th annual Free Family Day! The events this year will take place simultaneously at both our Tyler and Columbus, TX camps. Free Family Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 2nd from 11am-3pm.
The event is totally FREE and we encourage families who are considering Pine Cove for the first time this summer to attend. You may RSVP for the event beginning Tuesday, April 17th. Check out our website for more details in the weeks to come!
Contact Phone: 877-474-6326
Email: info@pinecove.com

Day camp in Tyler An Idea!! Stay at Rosevine with the kids-they go to camp by day-you relax at the Inn!!
2012 Camp Discovery…igniting curiosity!

Discovery Science Place Summer Camps
Monday, June 11th, 2012 – Friday, August 10th, 2012
Week-long sessions offer kids entering Pre-K through 8th grade endless ways to explore and engage in dynamic hands-on activities.
Event Contact Information:   Discovery Science Place
(903) 533-8011

Okay we cannot forget


This month begins MAY 31 THRU JUNE 3

A Hollywood Event right here in East Texas-Rosevine Inn is the nicest place to stay near Kilgore!!
Longview Ballet Theatre presents “Bernie”

Thursday, May 31st, 2012 @ 6:00pm
4 Star Cinema in Kilgore

Red Carpet/Movie Ticket (6:30pm)
includes an introduction by Bernie Director Richard Linklater – $50*
VIP Ticket including Red Carpet, Movie (6:00pm), and After Party with Question and Answer with Director Richard Linklater and Co-Screenplay Writer Skip Hollandsworth – $150*
From the Director of School of Rock and Dazed and Confused, comes the story of how a small town reacts to a terrible crime when the accused is the beloved assistant funeral home director and the victim is the richest and least liked person around.
Starring Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Longview native, Matthew McConaughey as prosecutor Danny Buck Davidson.
On Sale Now!
For tickets, click here or call the Belcher Center Box Office at (903) 233-3080, M-F 10-5.
All proceeds benefit
Longview Ballet Theatre
*plus applicable fees
Event Contact Information:
Belcher Center Box Office
(903) 233-3080

2012 Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 – Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Since its beginning in 1938, the Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo has grown to be one of the premier rodeos in the country. At the 2008 PRCA convention held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo was selected as one of the top 5 medium outdoor rodeos in the nation. Also in April of 2008 The Gladewater Round Up Rodeo Committee was inducted into the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame. This is a great achievement, and I would like to congratulate all of the dedicated volunteers that make up our committee.

Our 75th rodeo will be held in our eight year old state of the art rodeo facility. This much improved facility is an example of the pride and commitment that is shown by our volunteers.
Schedule of Events:
•Tuesday June 5 2012 – 6:00 P.M. – Slack Night. No Admission Charge Timed Events.
•Wednesday June 6 2012 – 8:15 P.M. – First night of rodeo
•Thursday June 7 2012 – 8:15 P.M. – Second night of rodeo – Again this year we are promoting the program called “”Tough Enough To Wear Pink Night””. Everyone is encouraged to wear pink and a donation will be made to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure for Breast Cancer Awareness.
•Friday June 8 2012 – 8:15 P.M. – Third night of rodeo
•Saturday June 9 2012 – 12:00 P.M. – Sponsor Party at the Former Students Building. Tickets Are $10.00 at the Door
•Saturday June 9 2012 – 8:15 P.M. – Fourth night of rodeo
Ticket Prices:
Class A: $14.00
Class B: $12.00
Kids 12 and under get in Half Price!!! (at the GATE ONLY)
To order tickets you may call (903) 845-5126. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday located at the Gladewater Rodeo grounds. Office will not be open until Monday May 28th 2012. You can email questions from site or call James Moore at (409) 939-3421.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 845-5126

We always feature

So for the first part of June
“Father of the Bride” (1950 Movie)

Thursday, June 7th, 2012 @ 7:00pm

A father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, and the financial and organizational pain of arranging her wedding.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writers: Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay), and 1 more credit.
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett and Elizabeth Taylor.

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

In honor of Anne Frank’s birthday on June 12

Tickets are $7
Based on Anne Frank’s diary, and the stage play that was adapted from it: In Nazi-occupied Holland, Otto Frank and his family have decided to go into hiding, because of the increasing persecutions against Jews. The businessman Kraler and his assistant Miep prepare a hiding place in the rooms above their place of business, and arrange for the Franks and another family, the Van Daans, to stay there. Later on, they are joined by the dentist Dussel. Together, they try to avoid detection while hoping for Holland to be liberated by the Allies, but even meeting basic needs can become a challenge, and even minor incidents could present a grave risk.

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
Starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell

June 14 at 7:00 p.m.
The film follows the fortunes of Charles and his friends as they wonder if they will ever find true love and marry. Charles thinks he’s found “Miss Right” in Carrie, an American. This British subtle comedy revolves around Charlie, his friends and the four weddings and one funeral which they attend.
East Texas Comedy Festival
June 15 and 16, starts at 8pm

Tickets are $20 per night or $30 for both night together

Box seats are $160 for both nights and seat up to 4 people

Join us for some side splitting fun and help us crown the Funniest Comedian in East Texas!! On Friday night 10-12 contestants will each have five minutes to win the crowd over in their favor. At the end of the night the audience will vote to determine who East Texas’s funniest Comic .

Then on Saturday night the crowned winner of East Texas Funniest Comic will return, as champion to perform a 10 minute set all on their own! We will also have performances from improve groups Card 53, of Tyler, and Dallas improv troupe Fourth Wall Comedy. Consisting of former members of Ad-libs in Dallas and with over 25 years of combined experience, Fourth Wall Comedy is considered by many in the DFW area as the funniest improvisers in Texas

East Texas Comedy Workshops East Texas Comedy Workshops

Saturday, June 16
Tickets for each workshop are $25 or both for $45
Workshop I

Improv Games & Short-Form, taught by Nikki Pierce
A short-form crash course, giving insight and tips to conquer conducted games, verbal/physical justification games, option games, scenic games, story-telling games, character-based games, victim games and musical games with an emphasis on performance.

Nikki Pierce moved to Chicago to pursue acting and improvisation after performing short-form improv in Kansas City, though she originally hails from the giant state of Texas. She has studied at Piven Theatre, the Acting Studio, and quite possibly every improv theater in the city (the Annoyance, iO, and the Second City – Conservatory, Music Conservatory and Acting), and can regularly be seen performing with the Davenports (an improvised soap opera, which she co-produced), Thirsty (a short-form drinking extravaganza), YMBJ at iO, the ladies of WILL, and SongCo (one of Second City’s Resident House Ensembles). She is more than thrilled to return to East Texas, and would love to thank you for supporting her even though she fled the state. Shout out to Ross and the little mamas for their support and undying love.

Workshop II

Freestyle Rapping, taught by Ross Bryant
Freestyle rapping can be super daunting, but with practice you can start kicking it with confidence and fun. This workshop will focus on improvising and performing rhyming couplets.
Ross Bryant is from coastal North Carolina, and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and Appalachian State University. Ross traveled the world as a member of Second City’s Touring Company, performs regularly at the iO Theater, and is an ensemble member of the critically-acclaimed shows The Improvised Shakespeare Company and Baby Wants Candy. In the past, you may have seen him performing at ComedySportz Chicago, on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea with Second City, or hosting a comedy rap battle called HATERADE. Recently, he co-wrote the Second City Theatrical production Wildcat on a Hot Tin Roof for Northwestern University. Ross loves his family, friends and Nikki P.

Tim Hawkins LIVE!

Clean comedy with an edge!
•Saturday, June 9th, 2012 @ 4:00pm
•Saturday, June 9th, 2012 @ 7:00pm

Want clean comedy with an edge? Tim Hawkins brings the funny. Hawkins has been accused of being equally gifted and twisted. Whatever your take, he has definitely become one of the most in-demand comics in the country. His arsenal includes high energy stand-up, physical comedy, slick guitar skills, a thousand faces and voices, and improvisational chops, which all combined create an insane comedy experience. And yes, the guy can even sing. (Find out more at  www.timhawkins.net )
General Admission – $20/ $25 at door.
Performances at 4pm and 7pm.
All proceeds go to local missions.
Event Contact Information:

David Berryhill
(903) 566-2080
Super Ride X World Championships

U.S. Equestrian Drill Championship

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 – Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
The Super Ride World Championships, now in it’s tenth year brings in over 500 contestants from around the world.

Contestants and their families stay five to seven days.
The sport of mounted drill team competition is family friendly and provides flashy and thrilling entertainment to all ages.
Events: Mounted Color Guard, Quadrille, 4H Drill, Theme Drill, Rodeo Drill, Ride of Champions, Youth, Adult and Senior Divisions.
$5 daily or an all days pass for $20.
Event Contact Information:
Gary Bonner
(972) 679-0770

Well that does it for the first part of June!!  Check back with us soon and often for more to do in the area when you visit The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. Come rest and relax with us. The Hot Tub is great!!

Enjoy all the fun in the barn-games-ping pong-billiards-board games-relax in “the hang out” room in the swinging Hammocks!! Play badminton or croquet on the lawn or
just sit by the fountain in the courtyard and read a good book-
The choice is yours
See You Soon!!

Innkeeper Becca signing off**********


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