Corsicana Porchfest & Crafternoon set for Jun 9

Ever consternation who lives in a pillared estates in a ancestral tools of tiny towns in Texas? Cities with a abounding past and a old-fashioned downtown for lunch tucked off a turnpike between large cities? Corsicana has an open invitation to get to know a homeowners in a famous Carriage House District of town, where oil barons, politicians and early business leaders staid before a spin of a century, during a abounding duration of a initial oil find in Texas.

The area is hosting a Inaugural Corsicana Porchfest Crafternoon Jun 9 with an invitation to association with locals and homeowners on porches, sip afternoon drinks and suffer internal favorite snacks, and hear live party – both nationally famous and locally grown. Take a step behind in time when a “social” meant something some-more than a certain impression count posted message.


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What?: Corsicana Porchfest Crafternoon.

When?: 1 – 5 p.m. Jun 9.

Where?: Third Ave. and 21st Street.

Cost?: Free.


The eventuality starts from 1 to 5 p.m. Jun 9, and includes about a dozen homes on Third Avenue, commencement during 21st Street. A categorical display theatre will horde live jazz song while a birthright theatre presents internal low-pitched talent. Outside a Lines Creative Studio will wobble Corsicana story amusement into party via a afternoon.

Corsicana Porchfest Crafternoon is a city-authorized eventuality to entice passersby off a turnpike and past a 19th century storefronts along downtown’s red section streets. Just 8 blocks divided though dark from overpasses and lorry stops stands a noble mansions of a ended era, many lovingly easy by generations of families as good as newcomers.

The prosperous Victorian and Queen Anne homes with wrap-around porches, low lawns and manicured flowerbeds, and lonesome side entrances for horse-drawn carriages were standard in a oil bang days when resources bubbled adult from a ground. Many are listed on a National Register of Historic sites noted with plaques with a central seal.

Each home will have a opposite draught for sipping, afterwards strolling to a next. Adirondack chairs underneath century-old trees are placed to lay awhile and splash in a vibe. Old-fashioned, homemade cookies from Cake Love and selected popsicles from Steel City, Corsicana’s famous Deluxe flake from Collin Street Bakery, along with food trucks, will also be on hand.

Unique demonstrations are planned, bringing together craftspeople, artisans, growers and chefs. CJ Farms will denote how to interpose lavender into dishes such as lemonade, butter and honey. Lavender brownies, honey, plants and scented sachets will be for sale. Chef Andreas from Across a Street Bistro in downtown Corsicana will yield cooking tips along with a demonstration. Lowell Dunn of Canterbury Court will share insider tips on spotting antique items. Twyst’s artistic owners Shelly Simmington shows how easy it is to renovate aged seat into signature pieces regulating Annie Sloan marker paint.

Advice on gripping a group of chickens for organic eggs, tips on rosebush pruning and conceptualizing with plants, how to interpose spices into food, a art of pickling, preserving and canning, and other invited qualification makers will be on porches and lawns with collections for sale. A children’s activity will be supposing by a Corsicana Library.

This eventuality immediately follows a City’s renouned downtown Mimosas during a Market event, where internal emporium owners flow nominal Mimosas for business from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A new micro Farmers Market called Pocket Market is also open on Beaton Street, offered an array of equipment accessible from a incomparable Navarro County Farmers Market south of town. A giveaway trolley will run from downtown to Porchfest via a afternoon, commencement during 1 p.m. To assist entrance and to accept a wristband for libations, imitation a sheet during; a eventuality is free.

Corsicana Porchfest Crafternoon is done probable by a inexhaustible underwriting by Corsicana’s oldest businesses: Oil City Iron Works, Collin Street Bakery, Clifford Brown III of Kilmarnock Oil, Across a Street Diner and Bistro, Orkin Pest Control, Main Street Project, Walker Realty, Kinsloe House, H.E.B and more.

For some-more information and to imitation a nominal ticket, go to For underwriting and businessman showcase opportunities, hit Karie Denny, Main Street Director during

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