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Welcome to Ben Wheeler, Texas

Fueled by childhood memories of a once-thriving town and a desire to give back to the community, Brooks Gremmels bought property – lots of it – in and around small, unincorporated Ben Wheeler along Hwy. 64 and FM 773 in southern Van Zandt County. His plan: to return the town back to its 1935 look and to bring new businesses, and inspire a new community-friendly attitude and sense of pride back into the area through events, festivities and other social projects.

Upcoming Events

Hog Fest Canceled

Well Friends, with the heaviest of hearts, we must cancel the 8th Annual 2015 Feral Hog Festival. With the 18 inches of rain last weekend and the rain coming this weekend, our festival grounds are under water. This is heartbreaking for our community, but we are hopeful that 2016 will be even better! Stay tuned early next year for updates on the 2016 Hog Fest!

Ben Wheeler Hog Fest 2015!

Hog Festival Applications

Hog Fest 2015 Vendor Application

Hog Fest 2015 Cook Off Entry Form

Hog Fest 2015 Cook Off Rules

Hog Fest 2015 Parade Form

Hog Fest 2015 Pageant Queen Entry Form