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Fun Things to do in Canton, TX

Posted: August 31, 2022 by Silver Spur Master

The Silver Spur Resort attracts people from all over the country for a multitude of reasons. Whether you find yourself visiting our resort for a wedding or family reunion, we have all the space and accommodations for any event, big or small. Because our venue attracts visitors who may not be familiar with the area, we are often asked, “What’s fun to do around here?” We hope this list of our favorite things to do in Canton, TX helps when planning your next visit!

Fun Things to do at Silver Spur Resort

We’ve built our resort to have a little something for everyone, which is why we host a wide range of exciting events at the Silver Spur Resort. You can check out the availability on our calendar. Here are some of the fun things we offer at our resort as regular events or events that can be catered to specific parties: 

Escape Room

An escape room has finally landed in Canton! If you love a good puzzle, the real-life strategy Escape Room is your cup of tea. Race against the clock to find the clues in the room and break out before time is up! Do you think you can do it? We’d love to host your Escape Room Experience

Treasure Hunter Escape Room at Silver Spur Resort

Day Camps

After a raving success in 2021, Day Camps made a rocking reappearance in 2022, offering a wide variety of camp options for the kiddos that are dear to your heart. Enroll your youngster in a day camp that ranges from Hunter’s Ed to Baking with style. There’s something fun for everyone at the Silver Spur Resort.

Q & Brew

Open to the public for lunch and dinner, our Q and Brew restaurant & brewery fills the texas-sized shoes for legendary Texas Barbeque! All meats are smoked on-site daily in our own personal smokehouse. The menu items are carefully crafted with the Silver Spur’s unique flair and can be served with our own craft beer, or Red 55 wines, the official wine of Miranda Lambert. Like most of Silver Spur Resort, the Q & Brew is a casual, family-friendly environment. The restaurant even hosts fun events, like a monthly Chuckwagon Dinner. You won’t want to miss out on this unique dining experience!

chuckwagon night

Corporate Team Building

If you’re looking for an event venue to host a leadership retreat or to do some good ‘ol team building with your coworkers, Silver Spur Resort is just the place to make it happen. With the amenities to host a group of 10 or 300, we’ve got you covered. Try a fun exercise in communication and problem-solving with a Murder Mystery Party. Or, break down the barriers of corporate life with a few brews at the Q and Brew Restaurant. Stay for one day or 3 with our extensive selection of lodging options. Whatever your team needs, Silver Spur can handle it!

We’d hate for you to miss out on all the fun we have to offer! To keep up with events hosted at the SilverSpur Resort, subscribe to our calendar events and newsletter here.


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Photo courtesy of First Monday Trade Days


Fun in Canton and Beyond!

If the range of activities offered onsite at the Silver Spur Resort still doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of activities that you can find in the surrounding areas to keep you going full throttle! 

Canton’s First Monday Trade Days

If the good Lord hasn’t blessed your soul with the gem that is Canton’s Trade Days, boy are you in for a treat! An East Texas Tradition that is near and dear to the hearts of many, Canton’s Trade Days are an experience you won’t want to pass up. 

Home to the world’s largest flea market, Canton hosts thousands of vendors selling anything you could possibly think of. Dig for treasured antiques, furniture, collectibles, and more at the First Monday Trade Days. Trade Days are open the Thursday-Sunday before the first Monday of every month and we’ve got a handful of tricks and tips to help navigate Canton’s Trade Days. Check them out here!

(And while you’re there, find the Q & Brew at First Monday Trade Days serving up our local craft beer and sangria. Now in 4 locations on Trade Days grounds!)

Q & Brew serving sangria at First Monday Trade Days

Photo courtesy of First Monday Trade Days

Yesterland Farm

While this little slice of paradise only operates seasonally on select weekends throughout the year, Yesterland Farm is a lovely fall respite with fun for everyone in the family. Parooze the BunnyPalooza Easter Extravaganza during the fair-weathered spring months and enjoy the magic of a Winter Christmas Playland in the crisp days of winter. If you can catch these events while they last, you’re sure to be in for a truckload of fun. 

Splash Kingdom

For those summer days where you’re looking to beat the heat, the Splash Kingdom waterpark offers loads of wet fun to cool down the whole family. Offering a calendar of fun activities all summer long, Splash Kingdom is sure to offer the healthy dose of summertime fun your crew is looking for. 

Splash Kingdom & Cabin Package at the Silver Spur Resort

The Downtown Farmers Market

Operating every Saturday in April-October from 8a-12p, this farmer’s market puts the focus on the local farmers and retailers of the beautiful Canton area. Dedicated to healthier eating options and better health, the Farmer’s market offers locally grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, and even wildflower honey! Feel free to shake the hand of a farmer and take a peek at where the food on your table actually comes from. 

Not just a one-stop shop for produce essentials, the Farmer’s Market also offers live music, fresh coffee, and fun for the whole family. 

East Texas Zoo & Gator Park

Located close by in Grand Saline, this exciting spin on a zoo offers dozens of alligators, from itty bitty hatchlings to a big 14-footer named Domino. During the warm summer months, you can watch a Gater chomp down a whole chicken 3 times a day. Not just limited to alligators, the East Texas Zoo & Gater Park offers both large and small primates as well as exotic cats, reptiles, snakes, and lizards. If you love getting up close and personal with the wild, this is the adventure for you! 

Rocky Ridge Drive-Thru Safari

Located close by in Eustace, this 200-acre wild safari offers an up close and personal experience with 25 different species throughout a diverse terrain. The admission includes parking and a bag of feed for the self-guided tour. Feed the animals, enjoy the view, and encounter the wild feel of a safari from the comfort of your own vehicle. 

Rocky Ridge drive thru safari


Whether at our resort or in the surrounding areas, we know that Canton, Texas has endless opportunities for fun, friendship, and making memories with the people you care most about. For an all-inclusive look at events hosted by the great city of Canton, check out the calendar on the city website

Click here to inquire with Silver Spur for your next big event, family reunion, escape room experience, or corporate retreat! We can’t wait to make memories with you. 

Fun things to do in Canton, TX

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