Edom, Texas is just a short drive west of Tyler towards Ben Wheeler and Canton as shown on the map below, at the intersection of FM 279 and FM 314.
It's a lovely small community of restaurants, art galleries and more. It is also the home to spring and fall art shows well known in all of Texas, and the Second Saturday Art Jam.
We love to visit and have lunch at Edom, and attend the Edom Festival of the Arts, which will be held next in October of 2014.
Held the third weekend in April each year is April in Edom, a street fair for all ages, held in mid-April of each year.
|Fresh blueberries from Blueberry Hill Farms in Edom
The Second Saturday Art Jam, sponsored by 279 Artisans Trail, includes activities such as exhibits of the works of artists, craft demonstrations, children's art, antique and hot rod car shows, and more.
Along the trail visitors will find 11 artists shops representing 50 artists, antique stores, fresh farm produce, three nurseries/garden centers, a motorcycle/ice cream shop, several music venues, two clothing stores, one bed & breakfast, one spa service, and four restaurants.
279 Artisans Trail is a combined effort of artists and businesses along Farm Road 279 between Edom and Ben Wheeler, dedicated to the promotion of arts and culture through education, entertainment, community interaction and trade. For more details, maps, schedules, etc., visit www.279ArtisansTrail.com
We always enjoy a meal at The Shed Cafe and the Edom Bakery and Grill, and visits for berry picking in the early summer at Blueberry Hill Farms. Artisans in pottery, silver jewelry, glassware, macrame, and leather crafts live in town and operate attractive shops. We like to shop at Zeke & Marty, Arbor Caste Birdhouses, 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! Plus, their new outdoor pizza kitchen is beautiful. Blue Moon also offers a variety of interesting and informative classes, with well known regional instructors such as Midge Jackson.
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.
Located just a few miles east of Edom is the City of Canton, the county seat of Van Zandt County, and home of the First Monday Trade Days.
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.
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
Edom Marketplace Restaurant ... currently closed