Harris Mercantile & Trading Co. in Avinger sells everything from spurs and horse bits to Christmas lights and spray paint.
A Family Celebration
In honor of spring, this trio of towns hosts a month of homespun events, including a festival to kick off the blooming season. Although the happenings start the beginning of April, the Wildflower Festival occurs April 21 through 24. On these dates you'll enjoy the best blooms of the year.
During the festival, you can catch a parade in each of the three tiny towns. You'll find live music on the streets, bake sales, and little Mr. and Miss Wildflower pageants. Each town's plan boasts a unique event such as a rodeo in Linden, an art show in Avinger, and a carnival in Hughes Springs.
Seeing the Town
If April 21 through 24 is already filled on your calendar, don't rule out a trip to the area. There are other activities to check out, and the wildflowers will bloom for a few more weekends.
Hometown of Don Henley, Linden is known for its great music. The Music City Texas Theater has live concerts and impressive performers.
For a terrific steak, eat at Avinger's Five D Cattle Co. Chaps and saddles serve as decorations and are as enjoyable as the hearty cuts of beef.
After you fill up, swing by "Avinger's little Wal-Mart," Harris Mercantile & Trading Co. This store sells everything from horse bits to children's toys. There's only one bad thing about this drive and the wildflowers, says one local. "The crummy part is that we can't see these pretty flowers all year long."