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All Things Main Street

     Welcome to the official page for all things Main Street in Livingston. This is the hidden jewel of the Piney Woods that everyone has been searching to find. Livingston is the setting that gives a nostalgic old time feeling without having to give up the modern benefits everyone loves. The place to find hand made chocolates, antiques and cute cafes all within walking distance. Somewhere to enjoy a Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at a park around the corner from a restaurant that delivers through door dash. 

     This Historic Downtown Main Street is proof that this little town can overcome anything when it comes together. The major fire of 1902 caused most of the town between Abbey and Polk Street to be destroyed. Only the courthouse and few businesses survived. However, later that same year Livingston was incorporated and the process of rebuilding began. 

     Early businesses in town included general stores, a livery and feed stable, brick factory, cotton gin, hotel, sawmills and blacksmiths. Now Main Street is the place for different kinds of Shopping, Dining, Entertainment and more in the heart of downtown. There is no limit to what this little town has to offer. Main Street is full of unique shops with great finds for all ages and a variety of foods and treats. There is even a park directly on Main Street. There is plenty of side street parking available, or park on the back side of most businesses in the parking lots like a local.

     The Livingston Main Street program envisions historical downtown as the heart of the city and county where social, economic, and civic activities generate a welcoming environment in which local citizens and visitors enjoy diverse experiences. The Historical Downtown Main Street District of Livingston invites all to come and see how #livlocal on Main Street

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Mission

     In 1977 the National Historic Trust developed the Main Street Program to address the decaying traditional commercial districts across America. The advent of shopping malls, highway bypasses, and changing consumer trends in the 1960s and early 1970s led to a mass exodus of these downtown districts, with the buildings being boarded up and falling into disrepair.

     The program goals are to restore the buildings and revitalize the downtown economy. There are over 1,600 Main Street cities in the United States, and 90 of them are in Texas, overseen by the Texas Historical Commission. The Main Street Program offers member cities guidance in historic preservation and renovation, economic development, and architectural assistance.

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See how we #livlocal at these events...

Main Street Raffles Huge Prizes

Main Street Raffles Huge Prizes

Posted Date: 11/16/2022

Main Street Raffles Huge Prizes        It is time for some big prizes and some local love. This year Main Street and many sponsors have come together to raffle off 6 different prize packages worth . . .

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Scavenger Hunt for Rufus The Elf

Scavenger Hunt for Rufus The Elf

Posted Date: 11/18/2022

City of Livingston’s Special Events Presents: A Scavenger Hunt        It’s the time of year for fun, family and friends. Get a group together or enjoy some self-care alone time and join the . . .

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Livingston Hometown Christmas Event

Livingston Hometown Christmas Event

Posted Date: 11/28/2022

Livingston Hometown Christmas        It is time for a special event all the locals look forward to and all the visitors turn into a holiday tradition. Livingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild and . . .

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“All Aboard” for Local Holiday Tradition, Christmas Train Village

“All Aboard” for Local Holiday Tradition, Christmas Train Village

Posted Date: 11/25/2022

“All Aboard” for the Christmas Train Village...  The Polk County Heritage Society ushers in the 2020 holiday season with their 18th Annual Christmas Train Village event. You do not want to miss it! . . .

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Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Christmas Tree Farm Opens

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Local Christmas Tree Farm Opens      The Piney Woods of Texas is just that. Piney woods. With the thick forests full of beautiful trees all over, sometimes the views are taken for granted. . . .

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Painting Class at Sew Fancy

Painting Class at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 11/20/2022

Painting Class at Sew Fancy        Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They are hosting an Pastel Painting . . .

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Annual Open House at Gokey’s Old Town Emporium

Annual Open House at Gokey’s Old Town Emporium

Posted Date: 11/22/2022

Annual Open House at Gokey’s Old Town Emporium      Gokey’s Old Town Emporium is a local Old Fashion Ice-Cream Parlor where the ice cream is just the cherry on top of the sundae. It has everything . . .

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Live Music at Across The Tracks

Live Music at Across The Tracks

Posted Date: 11/25/2022

Across The Tracks hosts Another Great Show        This rustic venue is excited to bring “Live, Local, Music” to downtown. Across The Tracks is located in the Historical Livingston Main Street . . .

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Visit with Santa at Gobel West

Visit with Santa at Gobel West

Posted Date: 11/22/2022

Visit with Santa at Gobel West      Gobel West Accessories is a local jewelry shop with additional accessories such as handcrafted leather goods like belts, wallets, and hat bands. It gives off . . .

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Annual Bethlehem Event in the Park

Annual Bethlehem Event in the Park

Posted Date: 11/25/2022

First Baptist Church hosts "A Drive Through Bethlehem" event in Pedigo Park. This will be a live performance of what life was like when Christ was born. Please contact Church with questions. . . .

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Letters to Santa at Miss Effie's Cottage

Letters to Santa at Miss Effie's Cottage

Posted Date: 11/25/2022

Letters to Santa At Effie’s Cottage      In Livingston, there are many clubs and organizations for people of all ages to join. These groups provide so much for the community, especially during the . . .

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Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy

Posted Date: 07/26/2021

Weekly Chair Yoga at Sew Fancy Sew Fancy is the longest running antique mall and craft store in town. This shop is just outside of the city towards the lake. They host a weekly Chair Y[...] . . .

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Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Livingston Trade Days Weekends

Posted Date: 06/17/2021

Livingston Trade Days        Trade Days is a family friendly environment welcoming locals, day-trippers, weekenders, lake lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to have a good time in the piney . . .

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Lighting Up Livingston For Christmas

Lighting Up Livingston For Christmas

Posted Date: 11/20/2022

Lighting Up Livingston For Christmas      There are so many traditions that people use to get into the holiday spirit. In Livingston, one of the favorites is the annual moment of lighting all the . . .

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Shop Small to Win Big Bucks

Shop Small to Win Big Bucks

Posted Date: 11/04/2022

Shop Small to Win Big Bucks         Livingston is a small town, but the people here love to do the holidays with big style. Everyone is so excited to start celebrating this season and have some . . .

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Shop Small Porch Party at Home Grown

Shop Small Porch Party at Home Grown

Posted Date: 11/21/2022

Porch Party at Home Grown      Home Grown is a local shop with everything from handmade gifts and collectibles to stylish t-shirts. They specialize in all things local and unique gifts that center . . .

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Local Businesses Giving Away $1,300 in Prizes

Local Businesses Giving Away $1,300 in Prizes

Posted Date: 11/12/2022

SHOP SMALL. SHOP LOCAL. SHOP WITH US.        Thanksgiving is almost here and the Livingston Specialty Merchants Guild would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday! While the hope is that the . . .

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Fall Festival in The Vines

Fall Festival in The Vines

Posted Date: 11/18/2022

Fall Festival in The Vines      Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm has been a local favorite since they opened. This wine vineyard on the edge of town gives everyone the beautiful views of the country . . .

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Painting in the Vines

Painting in the Vines

Posted Date: 10/22/2022

Painting in The Vines      Tempe Creek Vineyard and Farm has been a local favorite since they opened. This wine vineyard on the edge of town gives you the beautiful views of the country without . . .

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Pumpkin Patch Opens

Pumpkin Patch Opens

Posted Date: 10/04/2022

Local Pumpkin Patch Open      Leaves on the trees are changing. Football games are the small town friday night sensation. Fall decorations are out. It is almost time for Halloween and it is time . . .

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address  925 US Highway 59 Loop North Livingston, TX, 77351       

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