Jasper County, Butterfly Capital of Texas — butterfly festival is the first weekend in October, during the monarch butterfly migration through East Texas
Jasper County’s Texas A & M AgriLife Extension services offers a variety of educational outreach services including programs such as Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and Master Wellness; 4-H and youth education; diabetes, health and nutrition education; and Ag and natural resources programs.
Jasper Master Gardeners manage the Jasper County Farmers Market Saturday mornings during the growing season, May – July and September – November, 8 to 11 a.m. near the intersection of Hwy 190 and 96 in Jasper. The last market in November is a Holiday Market food, music, crafts and more; call our office at 409-384-3721 for details. Vendor forms are available online under the farmers market tab.
Jasper County is located in East Texas and the county seat, Jasper, is 115 miles northeast of Houston and 23 miles west of the Sabine River and Louisiana. Jasper is surrounded by numerous rivers, national and state forests for fishing, hunting, camping and boating, and three major lakes, Lake Sam Rayburn, Toledo Bend and Steinhagen, also known as Dam B.
The 4-H program in Jasper County offers a variety of activities for youth who are in the third grade through 19 years of age. The Jasper County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is March 22-23, 2013.
Jasper County ranks as one of the biggest producers of forestry-related products in all of Texas based on gross receipts from timber production. The County is fairly diversified agriculturally with producers in beef cattle, hay production, row crops, nurseries and hunting leases. It is our goal to provide quality research-based information, educational programs and technical assistance to the people of Jasper County.