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In Jefferson County, Beaumont is located northeast of Houston at I-10's eastern terminus, near the Louisiana state line and the Gulf of Mexico.

The first permanent settlers were French and Spanish trappers and explorers who came in 1825 and established a trading post. Oil made the town well-known when the Spindletop gusher made news in 1901.

Beaumont, population 114,000, is the region's largest city. It is one of the world's largest refining and petrochemical centers; also there are paper and rice mills, lumber and pulp products, and a busy port. In addition, Beaumont produces medical instruments and precision industrial equipment.

The city enjoys a semi-tropical climate, which draws visitors year-round for outdoor recreation. French Cajun culture influences its food, lifestyle and music. Beaumont offers the extensive Texas Energy Museum and a variety of smaller museums.


Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Sartin's Seafood | Southern Delight Restaurant |
History John Jay French Historic House | McFaddin-Ward House |
Public Libraries Beaumont Public Library System |
Texas Counties Jefferson County |

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10/16 Coming to The area
Pearland Crawfish Festival Pearland TX April5-7 Great crawfish, food, music, and fun.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute TX July25-27 Many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults.
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston TX September21-22 The Houston Hot Sauce Festival, conducted in September, showcases everything from sauce, salsa and spices to jams, jellies and pickles. The festival also features cooking demonstrations and on stage entertainment.


Texas Rice Festival Winnie TX October2-6 Bar-B-Que Cook-off Weekend, Horseshoe & Washer Pitching Tournaments, Rice Run 5k & Kids Fun Run, Queen’s Coronation & Street Dance