Local September Events in Tyler and Longview: Crafts, Pumpkin Patches, and More!

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It’s September and fall is here! As you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking to yourself how fast 2022 has flown by. And we’re right there with you. The Autumn Equinox is fast upon us, and to make the most of the season, we’ve compiled a fun list of activities you can do in and around Tyler and Longview. 

LFBC Car, Boat, Motorcycle Show 

Who: Family-friendly 

What: Car, boat, and motorcycle show hosted by Lake Fork Baptist Church Student Ministry. There will be awards, prizes, concessions, a motorcycle raffle, and more. 

Where: Lake Fork Baptist Church, 9483 W FM 515, Alba, TX 75410

When: Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm 

Tickets: $20 per entry. Click here for ticket information and registration. 

Wildfood Walk at Tyler State Park 

Who: Family-friendly 

What: Some of those pretty wildflowers and stately trees are more than just pleasing to the eye. They can be quite tasty, handy, or even lifesaving. Learn to identify some of the edible and useful plants of the East Texas Pineywoods. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and be ready for a moderate mile walk through the forest.

Where: Tyler State Park, 789 Park Road 16, Tyler, TX 75706

When: Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Tickets: Adult tickets are $6  and children 12 years and under are free.

Symphony in the Park 

Who: Family-friendly 

What: Bring the family to Bergfeld Park on Saturday, September 3, 2022, for the Second Annual Symphony in the Park. This FREE concert features Richard Lee and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra performing show tunes, popular classical,  patriotic celebratory music, and much more. It’s an event for all ages to enjoy. Bring your blanket or chair and come early to get the best seats for this family-friendly event. Symphony in the Park is presented in partnership with The City of Tyler.

Where: Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave., Tyler, TX 75702

When: Saturday September 3, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

Tickets: FREE

80’s Night – Family Fall Festival

Who: Family-friendly

What: Family friendly 80s-themed arcade and festival. We will have over 20 arcade-style games plus other activities such as bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, 80s dance floor, and more! 

Where: High Hill Farm – 12626 County Road 217, Arp, TX, 75750

When: Monday, September 5, 2022 from 4:00 PM  8:00 PM

Tickets: Info on where to buy tickets coming soon

Learn to Love Your Life with Catherine Harman

Who: Adults

What: Learn how you can reclaim your life and love every single day by learning The Catherine Harman Thought Retraining Process. 

Where: Longview, Virtual via Zoom

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 12:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tickets: FREE. Reservation required

Caring Crafts Group at The Children’s Park 

Who: Family-friendly

What: Caring Crafts Group meets monthly to make crafts for events throughout the year, particularly angels for the Day of Remembrance. 

Where: Children’s Park of Tyler, 110 E Dobbs St., Tyler, TX 75701

When: Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tickets: FREE 

Party Like Gatsby ’22: For Longview Food Pantry

Who: Family-friendly 

What: Come party like it’s 1922 with a cause! The Longview Food Pantry will be having their Roarin’ 20s Party this year again—but with a twist. This year they are taking monetary donations to benefit the Longview Food Pantry to help those in the Longview community. Their goal is to raise $500.

Where: 210 Ray Creek Dr., Longview, TX 75605-1207

When: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm 

Tickets: More info to come. 

Tyler Gold Run 5K 

Who: Family-friendly

What: September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Tyler Gold Run 5K is a family event where you can run or walk for a great cause: to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer awareness. All proceeds will benefit local childhood cancer families or go toward research.   

Where: Bergfeld Park, 1510 S College Ave., Tyler, TX 75702

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. 

Tickets: FREE. Register here.  

Lanes Chapel UMC Pumpkin Patch 

Who: Family-friendly

What: Pumpkins, gourds, and more! 

Where: 8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, TX 75703

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Monday, October 31, 2022. Open Monday – Friday from 10 am until dusk; Saturdays from 9 am until dusk; and Sundays from noon until dusk.

Tickets: FREE admission. Free train rides and games. 

Know of an event we didn’t include here? Comment below! 

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