Bonham Visitors Center is here to help guide visitors and tour groups to the many attractions, museums, and events in and around the City of Bonham, Texas and surrounding Fannin County. Dating back to 1837, we are one of the oldest cities in Texas. Offering restaurants for dining with friends and family, Hotels and Bed and Breakfasts for a special get-away, Our quaint little city is an amazing jewel just an hour north of Dallas.

Most notable from here is former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Sam Rayburn. We are home to the Sam Rayburn Library and Museum and the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, Mr. Sam’s former home. One of our new attractions is the Barn Quilt Trail. It’s the largest in Texas and offers hours of sightseeing enjoyment. Be sure to plan to visit Bonham, Tx on your next trip.

February is Black History Month, join in the celebration!

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"CALL FOR ARTISTS AND ARTISANS FOR RED RIVER ART FEST APRIL 14"
The Fifth Annual Red River Art, Wine & Music Fest at the Creative Arts Center in Bonham is slated for Saturday, April 14 from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. Included in this year's festival is music all day by a variety of groups and musicians, including Little Big Iron, Deanie Horn Deal and Buck Creek, the Bonham Big Band Express and the Say No Ensemble.
The Vendor Tent houses wineries and artists of all types. This year, artists who are not members of the Creative Arts Center must apply for inclusion and be juried in. Applications and rules can be found on the centers website.
"We want to make sure that the art included in our festival provides a meaningful experience for our visitors," says Creative Arts Center Executive Director Lisa Avila. "So we are encouraging artists and craftsmen of fine pieces to apply. I hope regional artists will get on board and participate in this great event. Everyone who visits has a terrific time. One of last year's jewelers said she had the best sales of any event she's ever been to."
The festival also includes all day art projects for children, classes, an Art Walk, a Silent Auction and Art Exhibition and Youth Art Contest. For more information call the center at 903-640-2196. Or check out our Facebook on either the Creative Arts Center or Red River Art Fest wall or at wwwcreativeartscenterbonham.com.
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 FANNIN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS 2018 GARDEN, LAWN & HOME EXPO SET MARCH 24 
                      Save the Date March 24, 2018!!!
       Master Gardeners 2018 Garden, Lawn & Home Expo
   Fannin County Master Gardeners Expo will be held Saturday, March 24, at 8:30 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. at the Bonham Civic Center, 1100 E. 5th ST. Bonham (Trades Day / Armory Bldg.). Local venders with plants, landscape items, garden supplies, handmade crafts, gifts, home needs and decor, and equipment will be selling their items throughout the day. The Expo is free and opento the public. Demonstrations and informational booths will also be offering handouts and assistance.
   Presentations will be given beginning at 9:00 a.m. with Michael Cook, Denton County Viticulture Specialist, Growing Grapes in North Texas, at 11:00 a.m. Steve Chamblee, Candor Gardens, Texas Tough 50 (Plants), and 1:00 p.m. he will present Great Garden Ideas. At 2:00 p.m. Blake Shook, Desert Creek Honey and Texas Bee Supply, will present Hobby Bee Keeping
   All of the speakers are well known and respected for their knowledge and interesting, informative talks. Each presentation will offer 1 CEU for Master Gardeners.If you are interested in being a vendor at the Expo, please contact Alice at 903-583-4986.
BONHAM CITY COUNCIL ORDERS GENERAL ELECTION ON MAY 5, 2018
   At a regular meeting Monday, February 12, 2018, Bonham City Council approved an order calling for an election to be held May 5, 2018 to elect council members for the at-large and mayoral positions.
   Early voting at Bonham City Hall will run April 23 through May 1 during normal business hours at Bonham City Hall, with the exception of extended hours of 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on April 26th and again on May 1.
   Due to restoration of the Fannin County Courthouse, the city election, along with the school board election, will be conducted at Bonham City Hall.
   In the public forum segment of the meeting, Emily Porter touted the remarkable group of black athletes who will speak February 24 at Bailey Inglish cafeteria.  If you have children or grandchildren, try to get them there, Ms. Porter remarked.  This will be inspiring as well as informative.
   Lonnie Bennett, Michelle Johson Williams and Lonell Phea are among the panel of athletes who will speak February 24 in Bonham.
   Porter also gave council members brochures developed by the City of Bonham that will be distributed at the Fort Worth Home & garden Show.

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