Holiday Events in Gladewater

Holiday - Gladewater, TX

Gladewater knows how to ring in the Christmas season. If you’re looking to add a little excitement to the holidays, check out these fun local events.

The Gladewater Opry Annual Christmas Show

Get the whole family into the holiday spirit at the Gladewater Opry’s yearly Christmas show. This spectacular event features over a half-dozen bands and musicians, along with a visit from Santa Claus for the little ones. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on December 21. Tickets cost $10.

Luke LaPrade Live

If you’re looking for a fun way to fill the gap between the Christmas and New Year’s festivities, check out this live performance by rising country music star Luke LaPrade. He’ll be performing at The Central Station Brick & Brew on December 27 at 7:30 p.m. 

New Year’s Eve Celebration

For a night of fun, food, and classic tunes, head to the Antique Capital RV Park on New Year’s Eve. This year, the New Year’s Eve Celebration will feature country music, ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll, and the comedy of Carol Swanson. Enjoy dinner at 7:00 p.m., and live entertainment begins at 8:00 p.m. The festivities run until midnight. Tickets cost $35, and RV parking will be offered at a reduced rate.

At McKaig Chevrolet Buick, we’re excited to celebrate the season with the Gladewater community.

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Best Barbecue Joints in East Texas

Best Barbecue - Gladewater, TX

Looking for the best barbecue joints to hit while you’re in East Texas? Make a delicious weekend out of these awesome locations.

Stanley’s Famous Barbecue Pit

With a claim to fame like winning “Best Pork Rib” in the First Texas Monthly BBQ Festival, Stanley’s is a can’t-miss for any foodie. They proudly feature a special 11-spice rub and sweet glaze, and the owners regularly master new skills and come up with fresh ideas to improve their menu.

Joseph’s Riverport Bar-B-Cue

Owner Stephen Joseph is a favorite of the Riverport community. Despite the town’s small population, there’s always a line out the door of Joseph’s. Guests can order a wide selection of meats by the pound, or opt for one of many house specials, like the heavily-loaded “swamp fries.”

Bodacious Bar-B-Q

There’s lots of “Bodacious Bar-B-Qs” in East Texas, but none are quite like the original location in Longview. Their famous brisket is smoked for anywhere from 24 to 26 hours, and all of their beef is hormone-free and purchased from Central Texas farms. Plus, the current pitmaster has a culinary degree from Kilgore College and has participated in BBQ festivals all over the state.

Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque

Evie Mae’s began simply; with a huge smoker hitched to a pickup truck. The family business quickly grew from a DIY parking lot setup to a beloved food truck, and eventually to a successful brick-and-mortar location in Wolfforth, Texas. Evie Mae’s is unique among BBQ restaurants since everything on the menu is gluten-free — with the exception of sandwich buns and white bread — without sacrificing an ounce of flavor.

If you’re in the neighborhood and need a way to get to these outstanding barbeque restaurants, head over to McKaig Chevrolet Buick and find you’re next ride.

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Check Out These Summer Events Near Gladewater, TX

Summer Events near Gladewater, TX

Looking for fun summer events near Gladewater? A range of festivals offer much to do, even if you are passing through.

The Roundup Rodeo

The Roundup Rodeo occurs in Gladewater from June 5-8. Founded in 1937 by Jack Yates, the rodeo is one of the top recognized rodeos in the state. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, you will find events for the whole family.

Texas Blueberry Festival

Take a short drive to Nacogdoches on June 8 for the 30th annual Texas Blueberry Festival. If you love the iconic blue fruit, you will enjoy the annual harvest with activities, food, and more. Over 19,000 visitors experience the Blueberry Festival every year.

East Texas Country Music Festival

Come visit Salmon Lake Park for the East Texas Country Music Festival in Grapeland from July 4-6. It will feature over 25 country bands, a fireworks show, and more. The lineup includes Cooper Wade, Holly Tucker, Sarah Lee Hobbs, Justin Kemp, and Aaron McDonnell. Stay at the various campsites or cabins in the area.

Whether you’re looking for a rodeo, a farm-fresh market, or a fun outing for the whole family, this region offers something for everyone. Hop in your car and explore the area today, including the new inventory selection at McKaig Chevrolet Buick.

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Summer Fun in Gladewater, Texas

Summer Fun in Gladewater, TX

There’s plenty of summer fun in Gladewater, TX, especially in the summer months! Here are some ways you can celebrate the summer season in and around Gladewater.

Saturday Night Opry

If you’re in the mood for some music on the weekends, check out the Saturday Night Opry. Every Saturday night, step out from the summer air into The Gladewater Opry, which hosts different country music acts every week. It’s a great way to support local musicians.

Gladewater Round Up Rodeo

Founded by Jack Yates back in 1937, the Gladewater Rodeo Round-Up is a weekend packed with rodeo events June 6-9. It’s family-friendly, too, with a children’s event called Mutton Bustin’, where young kids can practice their rodeo skills.

Freedom and Fireworks Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day by adventuring out to Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center in Longview for Freedom and Fireworks Celebration. This Fourth of July celebration has carnival rides, free music, a dog-themed fashion show, and fireworks.

Gladewater Art & Wine Stroll

The Gladewater Art & Wine Stroll takes place downtown on August 10, where you can see different art exhibits throughout shops and try wine from local wineries. Enter into a drawing for a gift basket. Though there’s wine, this event is family-friendly!

Before you have fun, make sure nothing funny is going on with your vehicle. Bring it in for service at McKaig Chevrolet.

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