Every fall, art and festival lovers look forward to their annual trek to the Denison Fall Fest Street Fair. The arts district is located in a 30-block area of historic downtown Denison. The old-fashioned street fair takes you along Denison’s Main Street lined with tents serving food, offering crafts and kid-friendly activities. The tempting storefronts house art galleries, art studios, antique stores, art schools, restaurants, recording and dance studies and specialty shops. There is plenty to see and do over the weekend. There are lots of green spaces to enjoy along with museums, the Old Katy Depot plus buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Denison is located in Grayson County on U.S. Highway 75 (in Dallas also called Central Expressway). State Highway 120 passes through Denison from east to west and State Highway 84 borders northern Denison. It is about 70 miles from north Dallas. In keeping with the historic ambiance try staying overnight in the Inn of Many Faces. It’s a 3-story Queen Anne Victorian mansion on two wooded acres in historic downtown Denison.
Visit the historic birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Have a picnic in the lovely wooded parks. Visit the home of T.V. Munson, whose research in the late 19th century saved the French wine industry from the phylloxera plague that threatened vineyards around the world. Some restaurants have a wine tasting room where grateful connoisseurs toast Munson.
For decades the Denison Arts Council led the community in preserving its rich heritage and offered a creative nurturing environment for artists in all genres. In 2009 Denison Arts and Cultural District (DACD) received recognition as a new State Arts & Cultural District by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Denison Fall Fest Street Fair information
Check the Denison Arts website above for information and dates for the upcoming Denison Fall Fine Art Tour.