Denison, Texas: The Small Town with the Big Agenda
You don’t have to go far to get away. Drive just one hour north of Dallas and you will find your weekend destination. Denison, TX is the quintessential small town where you will feel right at home.
The home of T.V. Munson, who saved the French Wine Industry from devastation in the 1800’s, Denison is rich with craft beverage that you cannot get at home. Take a stroll through the vineyards at Hidden Hangar Vineyards and Winery. From 1928 until the 1950’s, the land that the vineyard sits on served as a training airport for “wanna-be” pilots and a fuel stop for those traveling between Oklahoma City and Dallas. The tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday from 12-6 pm where you can sip on varietals such as Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Syrah.
For the whiskey lovers, Ironroot Republic Distillery is a must. The name “Ironroot” pays tribute to T.V. Munson and the “iron” roots that helped save the French wine industry. The distillery is family owned and operated by the Likarish brothers (Robert and Jonathan) along with their mother Marcia and everything is mashed, fermented, distilled, barrel-aged, and bottled on site in Denison. The spirits are made using high quality heirloom and non-GMO corn from local farms to capture the authentic flavor of north Texas.
If you like farm fresh ingredients, check out the Downtown Denison Farmers Market. From farm fresh eggs, meat, produce and even canned goods – purchase something locally grown and get to know our farmers! You can catch the market on Saturdays on the 700 block of Main Street starting in mid-April.
After you’ve hit up the farmers market, take a stroll down Main Street where you will find antique shops, boutiques, breweries, wineries and restaurants. Peruse the public art displays, galleries and studios and even create a masterpiece of your own to take with you.
Denison is surrounded by picturesque parks and natural beauty. Pack a picnic and soak in the sunsets at Waterloo Lake or enjoy a sunset dinner cruise on Lake Texoma.
We roll out the red carpet for visitors all year round with an exciting array of activities designed for people of all ages. So come and join in the festivities.
Music on Main
Our 10 week FREE Summer Concert Series kicks off Memorial Day weekend! Join us all summer long for live music, food, and a lot of fun!