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22nd annual Sassasfras Festival

The 22nd annual Sassasfras Festival is this weekend in historic downtown San Augustine. The San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce has put together another fun-filled festival. There’s local entertainment scheduled to start Friday night with the Ashton Hill Band at 7. Saturday’s entertainment includes: The Dusty Boots Band with local artist Shane Mathews at 10 a.m.; a patriotic concert with Charles Delaney at noon; Cowboy Church Band at 1 p.m.; in addition to The Windham Family singers at 2 p.m.; Amanda Jo Johnson at 2:30; and the Throw Down Band wrapping up the day’s events at 4:30. The festival features lots of arts, crafts and food vendors, contest, and other events, including a 5K Fun Run and Walk and hay rides. For more information on the San Augustine Sassafras Festival, contact the chamber of commerce, 936-275-3610, or go to their website,