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Flywheel Festival

This twice yearly festival is A celebration of the old flywheel machine technologies employed on farms throughout the country in the early twentieth century, the event features flywheel exhibits, an anvil shoot, skillet tosses, tractor pulls, music, old-time demonstrations, crackling and soap making, an arts market and more.

2024 DATES:

APRIL 26th & 27th

SEPTEMBER 27th & 28th

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Houston Light of Nights

The courthouse and downtown merchants do their best to make the Houston Square a Holiday wonderland during the Christmas season. With lights and decorations, downtown Houston is the place to be to take a buggy ride, listen to carolers and enjoy the crisp nights of the Christmas season.

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Sparta Opry

The Sparta Opry started in the early 1990s when a small group of men met in an abandoned house to play music. Now known as the Sparta Opry, with a nod towards country music variety show the Grand Ole Opry, it has become a weekly session of music, food and friendship that regularly brings in crowds of several hundred people. The popularity of the Opry is better understood knowing that the town of Sparta has a population in the neighborhood of 150.

Watching the Rodeo

Chickasaw Agri-Center

The newly renovated Chickasaw County Agri-Center holds a number of popular events throughout the year at its 500-seat indoor arena, and outdoor arena, located just south of town. Events include horse shows, rodeos, team roping, barrel races and more and both arenas are set up with roping boxes, derigging shoots and return alleys. When the Center is not hosting an event, it is available for rental for personal use or for events.

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