Calendar of Events

Gilmer Brewing Company - 4th of Brew-ly

July 5th and 6th on the Gilmer Square


Bring your lawn chair and come celebrate freedom with Gilmer Brewing Company!

5 - 10 pm on Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th  with live music 7 - 10 pm both nights.

Henderson Street next to the brewery will be blocked off there will be games, a special food menu, and fun for the whole family! We'll also be having a contest for most patriotic dressed (more details on that soon)!

Purse Bingo hosted by The Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, September 14th in the new South Wing of the Civic Center

Purse Bingo featuring Designer name purses like Tory Burch, Coach, Kate Spade, and many more. Twelve bingo games will be played for a chance to win one of the purses. Tickets are $35 each and are limited. There will also be a raffle for a Louis Vuitton purse. Hor d' oeuvres will be served along with a cash bar. Call the chamber at (903) 843-2413 for more information.

The Decades of Rock and Roll

Saturday, Septmeber 21, 4- 7 pm, Gilmer Civic Center

Starring Sting Ray Anthony, Travis Powell as Elvis, Spinout and Shake, Rattle, and Role, and Dale Cummings

East Texas Poultry Days

Saturday, September 28th at 7AM - 3 PM at the Yamboree Grounds

A Trades Day for poultry owners to sell or buy all kinds of poultry, cages, nesting boxes, feeders, and rabbits and goats.

82nd East Texas Yamboree

Wednesday, October 16th - Saturday, October 19th

One of the largest festivals in East Texas, with over one hundred thousand attending. The Yamboree includes a Four-day carnival with live music, Pageant, Livestock Show and Sale, Barn Dance,  Parades, Gospel Singing stage, Street Dance, Arts and Crafts shows, Fiddler's Contest, Art, Photography, Canning, Yam Pie, Decorated Yam, and Yamm'licious Contests.

Christmas Tree Lighting on the Square

6:00 on Courthouse Lawn

The Christmas season officially starts on the square with the tree lighting, opening of the Brick-Street Gallery, and Open Houses and Specials at Square businesses.

Yulefest 2019

Saturday December 7, 2019

A day of fun and festivities on the historic brick-street square. The day starts with Breakfast with Santa at First Baptist Church then moves to the square for Candy Cane Lane Crafts for Kids, Rides for the Kids, Food Trucks, the Santa Parade, and Yulefest movie featuring Elf. For more information, go to or call the Chamber at (903) 843-2413.

Breakfast with Santa

Yulefest, Saturday, December 7, 2019

Start the Yulefest day with Breakfast with Santa. Pancakes will be served as kids visit with Santa  and get their picture taken with him. Breakfast will be at the First Baptist Church Activity Center. Prices are $4/$3 in advance; $5/$4 at the door. 

Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet

Thursday, February 1, 2020

Doors open at 5:30, the buffet dinner will begin serving at 6:15 and the program will begin at 7:00

MegaRun 2018

March, 2020

MegaRun is a family friendly event put on once a year by the DFW Chapter of Texas Four Wheel Drive. We welcome all types of vehicles from stock to rock bouncers, and drivers of all experience levels. The event includes guided trail runs in vehicle classes from mild to unlimited, and competitions such as: The Rock Garden, Obstacle Course, a Barrel Race and King of the Hill. We also have a Saturday night raffle, barbecue, and awards. Click the website link to register!

South-Central River Rally @ Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area

April 2020 hosted by Texas Rovers

Land Rover enthusiasts from around the region will be coming to Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area Rover Rally hosted by the Texas Rovers. The park sill be closed during this event. Additional information is available from the Texas Rovers web site. 

March Madness Mud Run

March 2020

Get Down & Dirty at the March Madness Mud Run @ Thomas Falls. 5K with land & water obstacles. Individual Winner & Team Awards! Complimentary burgers from Texas Roadhouse. Free water-plunge zipline after the Run! Benefiting Combat Warriors. NO WALK-INS. REGISTER ONLINE @

Thank you sponsors Etex, Gilmer National Bank, Open Range, Williams Insurance, Gilmer Discount Tire, Helathfast medical,  Paul Herndon State Farm,  ABC Auto and many more.

Lone Star Toyota Jamboree @ Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area

1st Weekend in May, Thursday - Sunday

Toyota lovers will head to Barnwell Mountain on May 12th for the 2016 Lone Star Toyota Jamboree. Attendees will enjoy some great Texas style outdoor fun and comradery.  More information is available on the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree web site. Hotel space is available at the Exeuctive Inn and Gilmer Inn in Gilmer.

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