Patriotic weekend planned on Toledo Bend Lake

Published 2:26 pm Friday, May 19, 2023

The Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce and Sabine County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host a three-day patriotic event on Toledo Bend Lake June 30-July 2.

This fun-filled weekend will include a poker run, patriotic boat parade, car shows, live concerts featuring Louisiana artists such as the LaCour Trio, and more.

The Poker Run will be held on Saturday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boats, cars and motorcycles are welcome to compete for prizes valued up to $1,500. Participants can visit up to 17 marinas and land stops around Toledo Bend on both the Louisiana and Texas side to collect unique stamps to make a five card poker hand which will be drawn at Lost Frontier RV Park and Marina in Hemphill, Texas, beginning at 2 p.m.

Participants can register online from now until June 30 or at any official Poker Run stop the day of the event. Early online registration fee is $35. The registration fee on the day of the event is $40.

To learn more and register for the Poker Run visit

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Pink Sisters of Many and American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars Aux Post 10351 of Hemphill.

For a full schedule of weekend events visit or call Sabine Parish Tourist Commission at 318-256-5880.