The Texas State Forest Festival kicks off for 2022

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) — The Texas State Forest Festival kicked off Thursday night at Lufkin.

Texas State Forest Festival organizers expect more than 14,000 people to attend this fun event. The four-day festival features classics like carnival rides, fair food and exciting competitions.

This is the 38th year of the festival. Organizers said more than 150 volunteers have come together to make this possible, working around 2,500 hours to prepare for Thursday’s kick-off.

Activities range from free ax throwing, meeting professional Tomahawk wrestlers, and aerial stunts with Pirates of the Sky.

“We love being here at the forest festival, but kind of like these guys were saying because it’s an opportunity to meet some people in the community, let them know what we’re doing,” said Cody Tayloe of Tomahawk. Professional Wrestling.

“It’s amazing to see the guys on the motorcycles. We’re mostly excited for the food! And he’s excited for…the rides! said Becky Hannah, parent and Lufkin resident.

Children look forward to the festival and the rides reserved for them.

Doors open at 11 a.m. on Friday. General admission is $8.

Live music will be played all weekend, so the community can enjoy a relaxing evening.

The Texas State Forest Festival continues through Sunday at the George Henderson Expo Center next to the zoo.

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