35th Annual Bois d'Arc Bash

Since 1986, Commerce has set aside the 4th weekend in September to celebrate the bois d’arc tree (pronounced “bow-dark”) at the Bois d’Arc Bash. It is also referred to as an Osage orange tree, hedge apple tree and horse apple tree. We celebrate this unique and tough tree and hope you will join us for a weekend of fun in the Bois d’Arc Capital of Texas!

Each year thousands of people attend the Bash, eager to enjoy a fun-filled family event featuring:

  • Entertainment
  • Music by the Texas Eagles band
  • Food and drink vendors
  • Numerous games and attractions including a carnival at Farmer’s Market
  • Over 125 shopping booths and displays on Saturday
  • Golf Tournament on Friday, September 17th
  • Parade on Saturday
  • Lots of fun for the whole family!

Entry to the Bash is FREE to the public (no gate charge) and proudly presented by the Commerce Chamber of Commerce and our generous sponsors. By City ordinance, dogs are not allowed on the square during the Bash.

Vendor and sponsorship applications are available online.

For more information contact:
Commerce Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, September 25

Downtown Commerce

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Sheryl Miller

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