It's a lovely small community of restaurants, art galleries, shops, farms, retreats, B&Bs and more. Edom is also the home to spring and fall art shows well known in all of Texas.
We love to visit and have lunch at Edom, and attend the Edom Festival of the Arts, which will be held next on October 12-13 of 2019. Also popular with visitors is the Folk Fair held in April.
Artisans in pottery, silver jewelry, glassware, macrame, and leather crafts live in town and operate attractive shops. We like to shop at Zeke & Marty, Potters Brown, the Old Firehouse Gallery, and other shops along the main street.
We also make special trips to Blue Moon Gardens nursery just east of Edom. The quality of all of their plants is excellent, and their selection of butterfly and hummingbird-friendly plants is huge.
The grounds themselves at Blue Moon are very well done and make a great place for walks, and the inside gift shop and garden center are not to be missed! Blue Moon also offers a variety of interesting and informative classes, with well known regional instructors such as Midge Jackson.
Another popular stop for gardeners and nature lovers is Glenda Mae's Daylily Farm. In addition to their huge selection of daylillies, the farm also offers annual bedding plants, soil amendments, herbs, vegetable plants, succulents and basket plants.
Nearby is the Texas Rose Horse Park which offers a variety of equestrian events at its beautiful location on Texas Highway 110, just off I-20 at Exit 548.
West of Edom on FM 279 is the historic community of Ben Wheeler, known as the home of the Feral Hog Festival in the fall.
It is considered the largest free flea market in the United States, and is held on Thursday - Sunday preceding the first Monday of each month. Up to 100,000 visitors can shop there in a given weekend.
Edom, the third oldest town in Van Zandt County, was first established several miles from its present site in 1849.
Sometime later the town was moved to its present location. For more information about the history of Edom, we recommend a visit to the Edom Historical Society Museum in walking distance from other popular attractions in Edom.
Scenes Around Edom
Shown below are photographs we shot during a recent trip to Edom.
The Shed Cafe, Edom, Texas ... legendary home cooking & desserts for over 35 years
"Downtown" Edom Texas
Edom Service Station
Edom Historical Society Museum
Blueberry Hill Farms, Edom Texas ...
our favorite spot for picking Texas Blueberries in June of each year!
Visit the Blueberry Hill Farms web site
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