According to a 1899 news article, "“The first meeting of the old settlers of Wood County, and their representatives, was held in the town of Quitman, Wednesday, August 2, 1899..."
The Wood County Texas Old Settlers Reunion is held annually on the first Weekend in August.
The 2017 Old Settler's Reunion will be the 115th Wood County Old Settlers Reunion, August 2 - 5, 2017.
It will be held at Jim Hogg Park in Quitman, Texas.
The Old Settler Reunion runs Wednesday through Saturday.
50 cent Admission to the Midway and it's Carnival rides open at 630pm
Free Entertainment (held under the Pavilion) starts each night at 7pm.
The 2017 lineup:
50's and 60's w/ Dale "the C" Cummings
Karaoke Music Contest - 7pm
(Cash prizes by age group)
(probably Gospel Music)
Country Music night by The Rodd Grimes Band