Titus County tourism booms
September 5, 2014 - garden totes
‘Everything Texas Uncorked’ designed for Oct.
With a retrogression easing and Mount Pleasant and Titus County removing approval in several venues as a best destination, internal tourism trade popped this summer.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Faustine Curry pronounced a numbers compared with tourism exceeded all expectations.
“The visitors center, phone calls, inquiries, packets mailed out, all was approach adult from final year,” she said.
Despite carrying many hotel and motels since of a interstate, there were still reports some weekends there were no bedrooms to be hand, Curry said.
“There were during slightest a integrate of times when all a bedrooms were sole out for a weekend,” she said. “Everything was booked.”
Curry pronounced Titus County is sketch tourists since of a lake, that benefited from a soppy and cold spring.
“The lakes are full, and it’s not been only blaringly hot,” she said.
Titus County also has some singular tourism draws, including a Sweet Shoppe USA bureau – a largest hand-made chocolate bureau in a country- and a private Mid-America Flight Museum.
Curry pronounced while his collection, stored during a Mount Pleasant Regional Airport, is not open to a public, owners Scott Glover opens it by appointment.
Among a newer attractions is a antique phonograph vaunt housed during Hoover’s Jewelers downtown.
The Chamber is adding a new eventuality subsequent month to expostulate tourism trade even aloft — a Everything Texas Uncorked Ranch Run and Wine Festival.
It will be hold Oct. 11 during a Priefert Ranch. The Ranch Run will start during 8:30 a.m. and underline a 1K, 5K and 15K run.
The Wine Festival will have a booze garden from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wine will be sole by a taste, potion or bottle. With a 5 dollar opening price attendees will accept a commemoration potion and receptacle bag.
There will also be live music, humanities and crafts, and workman food.
“It’s going to be only another one of a good things to see when we revisit Titus County,” Curry said.
“Uncorked” will join a normal Oct events of Fright-ober – a Diamond Dash, a vital story tomb tour, and a Halloween Carnival.
Lou Antonelli is handling editor of a Daily Tribune.