CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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2000 Hogan Lane
Bellmead, TX 76705
Every Tuesday night
1703 South First St.
Austin, TX 78704
Every Wednesday at 7 pm
Little Woodrows (Southpark Meadows)
9500 South I35 Ste 100
Austin, TX 78748
Every Thursday at 7 pm
Kingsland Bluebonnet Festival
April 9-11, 2010 (2nd weekend in April)
Kingsland's activities include a 10K volksmarch, bluebonnet trails, bicycle tour, bicycle rode, music, children's games, chili cook-off, horseshoe pitching, arts and crafts, washer pitching contest, martial arts exhibition and barbecue dinner.
Kingsland Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 465
Kingsland TX 78639
31st Annual Kerrville Easter Festival& Chili Classic
April 3-4, 2010 (Easter weekend)
Saturday events include a walkathon for youth, cook-offs, 5K Easter Run, Armadillo races, Easter egg hunt, Chili Judging, 4x4 bed post derby. Other events include washer pitching tournament and children's activities. Time: Cooks party on Friday with live music and Saturday at 10am, festival and cook-off. Cost: $3 parking donation. Location: On the Guadalupe River at Flat Rock Lake Park, Kerrville, TX. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 792-3535. Please mention this listing when inquiring.
21st Annual Llano Crawfish Open
April 16-17, 2010
Washer tournament Saturday 11 am
Llano Golf Club and County Park
23rd Anniversary Dripping Springs Founder’s Day
April 9-11, 2010
The annual City of Dripping Springs, Texas Founders Day Festival held in downtown Dripping Springs commemorates and celebrates the founding of our community in 1850 by the Moss, Wallace, and Pound families. The festival promotes cooperation and volunteerism in the community and generates community spirit and recreation. Thank you to our sponsors for making this year possible!
This celebration includes a parade, a chicken cook-off, a street dance, arts and crafts, contests, live music, a fiddler's contest, horseshoe and washer pitch contests, & car show.
Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 578
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
54th Annual Smithville Jamboree
March 30-April 3, 2011
The Jamboree features two downtown parades, dances at night, an arts and crafts fair, a fireworks display, and horse shoe and washer pitch tournaments. They usually have a day when senior citizens get free admission.
Smithville Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 716
Smithville TX 78957
Kerrville Senior Games
April 2010- No games scheduled
2108 Sidney Baker
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Washer tournament from usually held from 9-12 on Friday at Louise Hays Park
Derrick Days Celebration
April 24, 2010 (last Saturday of the month)
Derrick Days is community celebration downtown including washer pitching tournament, chili cook-off, parade,street dance, entertainment,community play, food booths, bed races, and other fun activities.
For information contact Corsicana Chamber of Commerce at 903-874-4731
Cinco de Mayo Festivals
No events available
Weimar Chamber of Commerce
May 8-9, 2010 (Mother’s Day Weekend)
29th Annual Butterfield Stage Days
May 14, 2011
Bridgeport, TX 76026
Bridgeport got its name from the toll bridge built for the Butterfield Stagecoach line over the West Fork of the Trinity River. The town grew up around the stagecoach stop, and remained even after the stage quit running during the Civil War.
The festival begins on Saturday with outdoor contests, a carnival, entertainment in the park, food booths and arts and crafts. Games include horseshoes, washers and something special for the kids. They usually have stagecoach rides as well. At night you can partake of the barbecue supper, then attend the street . A rodeo parade takes place the next Thursday, followed by three days of rodeo.
55th Annual Live Oak Festival- Columbus, Texas
May 15, 2010
Contact Person: Mary Stavinoha
The 55th annual Live Oak Art & Music Festival will return to its roots with the introduction of the inaugural Juried Art Show, hosted by the Live Oak Art Center. The festival, most of which takes place around the courthouse square, also features art and retail vendors and live music throughout the week. In addition to nationally recognized acts, local talent is scheduled, such as the highly acclaimed and unique Columbus High School Steel Pan Band. Other events include the annual Greg Lundgren 5k Run, an antiques fair, dinner theater, and children's games. For a full schedule of events, see the special Live Oak Festival section in this edition of The Colorado County Citizen printed the 3rd week of May, the week of the festival. For more information, call the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau at 979-732-8385.
Jaycee's Crawfish Fest
May 22-23, 2010 (4th weekend in May)
Crawfish eating & peeling contests, Louisiana Styled music & food. Crawfish sold by the pound, jambalaya, boudin plus red beans and of course some Texas favorites too. Horseshoe and washer pitching, arts and crafts, BBQ cookoff, fun children's area with jumping castles, race cars, face painting, games and rides. Time: Friday TBR; Saturday 10 am to Midnight. Cost: Saturday Adults $5; Under 12 Free. Location: Downtown - Market Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-997-2350. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on the 4th Saturday in May.
49th Annual STONEWALL PEACH JAMboree and Rodeo
June 19-20, 2010 (usually 3rd weekend)
P.O. Box 1 Stonewall, Texas 78671 or 830-644-2735
The event kicks off early Friday morning with a breakfast at the Stonewall Fire Station, followed by a rodeo and dance that evening. Don your best Western duds, and save your energy for some full-throated hollerin’ at the rodeo (Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m.), which features bareback riding, calf roping, team roping, bull riding, and barrel racing, along with a kids’ calf scramble and a clown act.
Saturday’s festivities include a peach parade, a baking and preserve contest, a peach show, a washer-pitching tournament, the Peach Queen Pageant, and continuous live music and other entertainment.
June 4, 2011 (usually 1st Saturday in June)
Join in the fun at Snook Fest’s multi-arts media, antique farm equipment display, contests, children’s barnyard, Czech& country music all day, BBQ & chili cook-off, foods& crafts. 9-5. City Park, 12 miles west of College Station, off Loop 2155. (979) 272-3021.
Snook Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 10
Snook, TX 77878
26th Annual Tomato Festival
June 12, 2010 (2nd Saturday in June)
Features a tomato-eating contest, live entertainment, all kinds of tomato-related activities for children, salsa contest, arts & crafts booths, pony rides and much more. Downtown Jacksonville, Commerce and Austin streets. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacksonville Chamber Of Commerce
526 E. Commerce
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
Red, White, and Buda
July 3, 2010
Red White and Buda is an Independence Day celebration of our nation's birth. July 4th will be celebrated with a fireworks display and patriotic recorded music in the park. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic supper, watch the fireworks and visit with neighbors. Sponsored by Buda Area Chamber of Commerce. We hope you will plan to attend.
It is a relaxed, fun-filled, family oriented pre-Fourth of July Celebration, full of eating, playing and fellowship. The first celebration in 1995 exceeded expectations with entries in washer-pitching, horseshoe pitching and watermelon eating contests. Come see what they dream up for the next celebration.
The event starts at 10:00am with parade down main street of decorated vehicle for people of all ages and vehicles of all types and it ends with a large fireworks display after dark. Throughout the day, Red White & Buda offers activities which include carnival events geared to young people, arts & crafts, vendors, food vendors, and a full day of musical and activity based entertainment. We hope you will plan to attend.
Frontier Days and Old Settler's Reunion
July 3, 2010
Frontier Days offers visitors a parade, arts and crafts, 5K run, games, music and food. You can see children’s ballet folklorico and re-enactment’s of the legendary Sam Bass shootout, which took place at Round Rock. Other activities include square dancers, washer pitch & horseshoe contests, puppet show, cannon shootout, fence painting, chicken flying contest, watermelon seed-spitting & pepper eating.
*Washer tournament starts at 1 pm
Round Rock Parks and Recreation
CO: Dominic Digesualdo
301 W Bagdad Buildling 2
Round Rock, TX 78664
Snyder July 4th Celebration
July 3-4, 2010
Snyder’s salute to Independence Day features a fireworks display, parade, arts and crafts, stage show, carnival and food booths. Contests include washer pitching, hula hoop, and limbo.
Snyder Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Drawer CC
Snyder, TX 79549
City of Cedar Park 13th Annual Fourth of July Celebration
July 3, 2010
Come enjoy live music, air castles, prizes, washer tournament, games for all ages and fabulous fireworks. Free to public.
Location – Milburn Park , 1901 Sunchase Blvd.
Washer tournament begins at 4pm. Registration begins at 3:30pm
For more information contact the City of Cedar Park – Parks& Recreation Dept. at 512-401-5500.
Levelland Early Settlers Reunion
July 10, 2010 (2nd Saturday in July)
Every second Saturday in July, one of the biggest events on the South Plains is held in Levelland. Celebrate the city's rich heritage with good food, music, fellowship, arts, crafts and a parade...
Early Settlers Day is a time to pay tribute to those who first settled in the area as musicians and vendors surround the downtown square and county courthouse to have a good time and honor the pioneers of the past...
Early Settlers Day includes numerous food festivals, over 90 trade booths and a large music stage. Each year brings a new theme but the same old good times. Help celebrate with the early settlers of the past and the pioneers of the future.
Some of this year's activities include:
Turtle Race, Stick Horse Race, Pancake Breakfast, Dog Show, 4-H Project, Horseshoe/Washer Pitch, Ferris Wheel, Kiddie Train Rides, Rock-Wall Climb, Street Dance, Pony Rides, Water Slides, Antique Tractor Display.
Levelland Chamber of Commerce
1101 Avenue H
Levelland, TX 79336
38th Annual Spring Ho Festival
July 9-11, 2010 (2nd weekend in July)
(washer contest at 12:30 on Saturday)
More than a quarter of a century ago, Lampasas' first Spring Ho Festival was held. The Spring Ho event is now held annually the second week of July to commemorate the rejuvenating powers of Sulphur Springs. The Spring Ho Committee has charge of the event, which has grown dramatically since its inception more than two decades ago.
Dancing, BBQ cook off, talent contest, gospel singing, fireworks, fishing, a county fair, arts and crafts, washer pitching, and concessions are just part of the week's offerings. Also featured are attractions like a carnival with rides and games, water sports, running races, a pet parade and the grand parade complete with parade marshals.
P.O. Box 985
101 East 8th
Lampasas, TX 76550
529-BBQ's 8th Anniversary Doubles Washer Tournament
July 2010 (usually 3rd week in July)
BBQ, Beer, Fun-Live Music
1st Grand Prize $1500.00
2nd prize $500.00
3rd prize $200.00
Other prizes include trophies, t-shirts, raffles.
Entry fee: $50/team
To register, contact us by phone or in person to register. Space limited.
Tournament will start on Monday, with semifinal games every night that week starting at 7:00pm (if space permits, registration will be allowed the week of the event) Top two winners + 1 wild card from each night will play in finals on Saturday, starting at 1:00pm
Kathryn Moody 713-906-0087
Josh Moody 713-983-7679
12512 FM 529
Houston, TX 77041
12th Annual Raymon Parks Memorial
July 17, 2010-12 pm
There will be a Washer sign under the Hogan Lane street sign where you turn off of Old Dallas Highway. 11th Annual Tournament and some of the best washer pits money can buy. Food concessions will be available. Draw tournament to take place after main tournament. Tournament is 100% payback - 50% for 1st, 30% 2nd, 20% 3rd place. Very competitive tournament. Bring chairs and BYOB. Washers may be measured and weighed (just a heads up). Call Sam at 254-709-7539 if you have any questions.
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival
July 29-31, 2010 (last weekend in July)
(washer contest on Saturday)
Clute Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 997
Clute, Texas 77531
979-265-8392 / 1-800-371-2971
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival is approaching its 30th annual festival, in Clute, Texas (55 miles southeast of Houston). The Festival was started to promote and encourage tourism in the City of Clute. Over the years, the festival has grown tremendously, attracting some 20,000 plus visitors over the three-day event.
The Mosquito Chase "run"
Century Buzz Bike & Skate Tour
BBQ and Fajita Cook off
Mr & Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest
Mosquito Calling Contest
Doubles Horseshoe Pitching
Doubles Washer Pitching
Ms. Quito Beauty Pageant
O' You Beautiful Doll Contest
Xtreme Karaoke Finals
August 6-8, 2010
There will be lots for everyone to do at "The Festival". There's a Ladies & Men's Softball Tournament, a RAD (Run Against Drugs), the Chili Cook off, Volleyball Tournament, Golf Tournament, Arts, Crafts, Antiques, Collectibles, Go Texan Events, Horseshoe Pitching, Cow Chip & Eggs Toss, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Dunking Board, Petting Zoo, Tricycle Races, Homecoming Carnival, and lots of Food Booths & Ice Cold Refreshments.
P.O. Box 115
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Brady/McCulloch County World Championship Goat Cookoff
September 3-4, 2011 (Labor Day weekend)
The Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 38th Annual World Championship Goat Cookoff during over Friday and Saturday of Labor Day Weekend at Richards Park. The celebration features 125 cooking teams assembled from all over Texas and the United States, cooking goat each in their own way. Cooking teams have traveled from as far as England to participate. Over 100 arts and crafts booths, kids games, horseshoe and washer pitching, and other events round out the day at the park.
At the end of the day, judging of the cooking team entrants occurs with prizes being awarded to top three teams. A Super Bowl winner is also announced from entrants of previous winners. Many other winners are announced, such as the Best-Looking Cooking Camp, the best designed arts and crafts booths, and the winners from the horseshoe and washer pitching competition. For more information, contact the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce at 325-597-3491.
36th Annual West Fest
September 2-4, 2011
Westfest is a Czech/Polka festival held each year during Labor Day weekend.
The Washer Pitching contest begins at 3 pm on Saturday afternoon. Registration is at 2. 40 team field can be expected.
Splash Jam 2010
September 5, 2010 (usually first Sunday)
The City of Cedar Park
Location – Milburn Park , 1901 Sunchase Blvd.
Come out to Splash Jam 2010 and play in the annual free washer pitching tournament for teams of two. Splash Jam features FIREWORKS at dark, live music, inflatables, face painting, and more. Concessions are available in the park or bring your own. Stay after the fireworks and enjoy a Free Movie in the Park on the big screen.
Washer tournament begins at 5pm. Registration begins at 4 pm The washer tournament is free to all teams. Doubles will be played. Prizes awarded to the top teams. For more information contact the City of Cedar Park – Parks & Recreation Dept. at 512-401-5500.
22nd Annual Wendish Fest
September 26, 2010 (4th Sunday of the month)
Washer tourney at 2 pm
HELL-HATH-NO-FURY LADIES' STATE CHILI COOK-OFF
October 2010 (usually 1st weekend in October)
412 Luckenbach Town Loop
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
(830) 997-1024 - Fax
41st Annual Texas Rice Festival (BBQ weekend)
September 29-October 3, 2010
The Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration held the first weekend of October honoring rice farming, which is a major economic activity in the region of Southeast Texas around the town of Winnie, Texas. The first Texas Rice Festival was held in downtown Winnie in 1969. The event is now a week-long event held in Winnie-Stowell park which has a permanent grandstand which was built for the event.
The festival includes a carnival, parades, livestock show, open horse show, BBQ cook off, nightly street dances, antique car show, cooking contest, pageants, karaoke, and features food made with rice and featuring the flavors of the Cajun culture which is strong in the area. Typical fare includes rice balls, gumbo, ettouffe, pistolettes, blooming onions, crab balls, boudain balls, funnell cakes and many other delicacies. The event is renowned for its outstanding cuisine.
Entertainment Schedule Not Yet Released
Past entertainment featured the music of Jason Boland, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Kevin Fowler
Go-Texan Fun Day
October 2010 (usually held 3rd weekend)
An annual Go-Texan Fun Day is held in the fall at the Sheriff's Posse Arena. Funds are raised for local scholarships through various contests. Contests include; dominoes, men's and women's hay hauling, barbeque cook-off, washer pitching, horseshoe pitching and quilts. Entertainment includes children's games, clowns, music and mini-train rides, plus plenty of food and cold drinks.
The Giddings Chamber of Commerce
171 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
(979) 542-3455 – Phone
(979) 542-7060 – Fax
83rd Annual Austin County Fair
Austin County Go-Texan Contest
October 13-17, 2010 (usually 2nd week in October)
Austin County Fair Association
P.O. Box 141
Bellville, Texas 77418
Austin County residents will compete in Horseshoe Pitching, Washer Pitching, Domino Tournament, Barbecue Cookoff and Team Penning. The Quilt Competition will be held during the Austin County Fair. The winners of these events will advance to the Go Texan Competition in Houston. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Committee guarantees one scholarship of $2,500 to one student from each county that participates in the competition. Depending upon how well the county does in competition the scholarship may be upgraded to $5,000 or $10,000.
38th Annual Cuero Turkeyfest at City Park
October 8-9, 2010
CUERO TURKEYFEST ASSOCIATION
124 E. Church Street
Cuero, Texas 77954
What do "Turkeys" have to do with it? Cuero Turkeyfest is a celebration of which the North Star, Worthington, Minnesota and the Lone Star, Cuero, Texas come together for the 2nd heat of a friendly rivalry of the GREAT GOBBLER GALLOP. Your invited to the kick-off dance on Friday that starts the weekend off with featured artist Dean Seltzer & The Redneck Mothers. Join us at 10:00 a.m. Saturday to see which Turkey claims the title for their city as the "Turkey Capitol of the World" which takes place directly before the parade. The winning turkey receives the "Traveling Turkey Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph" to sport in their town for the next year. After the parade downtown Esplanade its up to the city park where the action takes place, featuring Dances and Live Entertainment under covered pavilion. Also, for your enjoyment your guarenteed lots of Food, Beer Pen, Arts & Crafts, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Lawnmower Races, Bull-Riding, Turk Olympics, Chili Cook-Off, Barbecue Cook-Off, Washer Pitching, and Horseshoe Throwing.