We are excited to announce that once again, the 6th Annual Lufkin’s Bistro is sold out. Over the years we have increased the number of tickets sold and we have always been privileged to have a sold-out crowd. This year was no different, we increased the numbers to 900 and we sold out at the quickest rate yet, with 100 people on a waiting list. We would like to thank the community for their continued support and we hope to continue the tradition of Lufkin’s Bistro for many years to come. If you were not fortunate enough to get tickets to Lufkin’s Bistro, remember that Bistro is always scheduled for the first Saturday in October. Mark your calendars for next year and remember to call early.
The first Saturday in October is not only reserved for Lufkin’s Bistro, but the annual Pineywoods Purgatory bike ride. Saturday is the 24th annual Pineywoods Purgatory. If you have not signed up to ride, but still wish to, it is not too late. Registration is taking place this evening at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center as well as early tomorrow morning. This ride is designed to accommodate the most experienced to novice riders, so join in on the fun. As riders complete their route, the Exposition Center will have a fabulous catered lunch waiting for them. This is a great event, so don’t hesitate to get involved. For more information on registration please contact the Exposition Center at 637-3976.
Angelina County AirFest preparations are in full swing. Be sure to save the date of Oct. 10 to be out at the Angelina County Airport for a day of fun and excitement as world class aerobatic pilots, static displays and war birds put on a show you won’t soon forget. Tickets range from $8-$10 with discounts for seniors and military. Not only can you enjoy this fabulous show, but you can experience it first-hand. Take a ride in a B17 or B25 jet. To pre-register for your flight go online at visitlufkin.com or call 366-3013 for more information.
There is a lot of excitement going on at The Pines Theater right now, and you do not want to miss out. Oct. 9, 7 Bridges — The Ultimate Eagles Experience will perform a stunningly accurate tribute to the music of the Eagles. 7 Bridges faithfully re-creates the experience of an Eagles concert from the band’s most prolific period. Oct. 14, The Unexpected Boys will be performing the hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. This will be a night of classics such as, “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk like a Man” and “Sherry.” Sing along with The Unexpected Boys. Tickets for both shows can be purchased online at thepineslufkin.com or by calling 633-0359.
If you missed last month’s performance by The Diamonds, then you missed the big reveal of the 2016 Pines Presents Series. We are so looking forward to this season of soul-stirring songs from beloved artists such as Melinda Doolittle, Music City Hit-Makers, Jane Monheit, Jaci Velasquez, The Hit Men, Angela Primm, and Dailey and Vincent, as well as the incredible announcement from Sandi Patty.
For more information on the 2016 Pines Presents Series and to see the video preview of each performance, go online to thepineslufkin.com.
Tickets will go on sale this month. Save the Dates: Week of Oct. 5: Season ticket renewal, not changing seats. Week of Oct. 12: Season ticket renewal, changing seats. Week of Oct. 19: New season tickets available for purchase. Week of Oct. 26: Individual tickets and season tickets available for purchase.
On another note, The Pineywoods Veterans Celebration is scheduled for Nov. 7 in Downtown Lufkin. We are excited to carry on the tradition of having a Veterans Day parade here in Lufkin and we look forward to honoring our local veterans. If anyone is interested in participating please contact us at 633-0359.
The Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to wish everyone a happy fall. We are very privileged to have so many things going on right here in Lufkin and we hope that you all find a way to get involved in the community. For more information on upcoming events call us at 633-0359.
Taylor Mulnix is an administrative assistant for the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her email address is email@example.com.