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Oct 25 - MUST SEE Waxahachie: TCR Festival Waxahachie, Join Bob Phillips and crew at his annual bash on the courthouse square in Waxahachie, TX! The Texas Country Reporter Festival features artists, craftsmen, music, and food from all over the Lone Star State – much of it featured on TCR over the years. It's free, family-friendly, and fun! Pets are welcome, but they must be leashed.
Oct. 25-26 - MESQUITE: Buchanan Antique and Collectibles Market Hundreds of dealers from sell treasures and hard-to-find items. Big Town Event Center. www.buchananmarkets.com 405/844-6055
Oct. 18 - MESQUITE: Pumpkin Fest Fall festival offers crafts, games, rides, a costume contest, entertainment and food. Hours are 10 a.m.–8 p.m. City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway. www.cityofmesquite.com/pard/pumpkinfest.php 972/216-6260
Oct. 17-19 - MESQUITE: The Woodworking Show Includes workshops and exhibits. Big Town Event Center. www.thewoodworkingshows.com
Oct 18, Nov 15 - MESQUITE: Arcade Auction Find pinball machines, arcade games, air hockey, pool tables, foosball tables, jukeboxes, dart games, change machines, kiddie rides, cranes, slot machines, video poker and other amusement and coin-operated items. Big Town Event Center. www.auctiongamesales.com 800/551-0660
Oct. 17-18 - MESQUITE: Winter Nationals—Lucas Oil ASCS Sprintcars National Tour Enjoy auto racing at the Southwest's most famous dirt track. Racing starts at 8 p.m. Devil's Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road. www.devilsbowl.com 972/222-2421
Oct. 16-18 - MESQUITE: Treasures Barn Sale Includes a wine-and-cheese preview party on Thursday evneing (tickets required). The sale on Friday and Saturday features attic finds, cast offs and other items sure to be someone's treasure. Opal Lawrence Historical Park Barn, 701 E. Kearney. www.historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468
Oct. 11 - MESQUITE: Mesquite Symphonic Band Concert Begins at 7:30 p.m. Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444 or 972/216-8125
Oct. 1-30 - MESQUITE: White Rock Weaving Center Exhibit The exhibition features 75 pieces by more than 20 weavers. Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444
Sep 30 - MESQUITE Taste and Trade Sample food from local restaurants and browse booths with food, prizes and fun. Mesquite Exhibit Hall at Rodeo Center 1800 Rodeo Drive. www.mesquitechamber.com 972/285-0211
Chili Cook Offs
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9/26 - 9/27 - Stafford, Tx Almost Last Chance CCO. - Held at Houston Elks 151, 10150 W Airport Blvd. Absolutely NO FRILLS CCO. Nothing but chili. Chili grind only. RV parking with limited hookups. Pool, bar will be open. Entry $20, turn-in on Friday is 8:00 PM. Contact Susan Armand 713-248-0681, or email email@example.com. Make checks payable to Space City Pod. Benefits Elks Charities. CASI Rules Apply.
9/27 - Waco, TX - Last Chance Chili Cook Off. - To be held Saturday Sept 27th at the Karem Shrine Pavillion Located at 400 Karem Circle Waco, Texas North of Waco on Hwy 6 Take a Right @ Hwy 6 & 185. CHILI GRIND ONLY ! Entry Fee $20.00 Turn in time 2pm Limited Hookups First Come Basis.See next day Cook Off. For more information contact Donna Conrad @ Dangergail@aol.com or (254)855-4733
10/04 - Irving, TX - 13th Annual Veterans Memorial CO - Held at the VFW Post 2494. 3375 N. Belt Line Road, Behind the skateland - DO NOT use Google or Yahoo maps-you'll get lost. From I-30 go 2 miles north OR from 183 go south 3 miles, 1 block south of Shady Grove or take 161 to Shady Grove east to Beltline S to skateland. Skateland address is 1333 S Beltline rd. at Bush Dr and Beltline. CASI rules apply. CASI entry fee $20, turn in 2:00PM (Chili Grind Only) $5 Entry Jackpot Beans. Jackpot Beans 100% payout, turn in 1:00PM. Benefits VFW Veterans and Family Support. Contact Margaret Hobbs 972-740- 2224 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
10/11 - Whitney, TX - 30th Annual Thousand Trails Whitney - Held five miles north of Whitney on FM933. Saturday and Sunday Chili Cook-Off. Pot luck dinner Friday and Saturday evening @ 6:00 PM. CASI Rules Apply. CASI entry fee $20, turn in 1:00PM. Chili Grind only. Free hook ups for RV'S and also Cabins can be rented if you need a place to stay. They no longer have rental trailers. 30 amp. electrical and water. Dump station is available. Please call 254-694- 2583 to let them know you are attending and for a map go to Google Maps and type this web address. 417 Thousand Trails Drive, Whitney, TX 76692. Contact Darrell Baxter 972- 523-3354; email@example.com
10/11 - Sanger, TX - Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks CO. - Cookoff at Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks is CANCELLED. The cookoff is being held by the Denton Elks in New Location. Held at Denton Elks Lodge 228 E Oak St. Delora Goin 940-230-3238.
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