Friday, April 23, 2010

Real Texas Festival 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well, if you are in the North Texas area, you are in luck. For a weekend filled with fun and excitement, head on out to the Real Texas Festival. This years festival is being held at the Rodeo Center in Mesquite, Texas.

This event is great for the entire family! You can expect to hear over 10 bands, including the top Country music band, Cross Canadian Ragweed. Be sure to b ring your man along for the car show sponsored by Hooters.The show is being produced by well-known car show producers Gasoline Alley and will provide a great opportunity to see such classics such as the 1957 Chevy, 1955-57 T-bird and a 1932 duce coupe. You may even see a car like you or your parents used to drive "back in the good old days."

And what's a Texas event without Barbecue?! Certainly not an event I want to attend. The Real Texas Festival is gearing up for what could be the largest Taste of Mesquite Barbecue Competition ever as the event continues to grow. Last year, more than 30 barbecue chefs or teams participated and for 2010, organizers are planning on having 50. Cooks from all over the state and region are invited to compete for the $500 Grand Champion prize, as well as for awards for the top three places in the categories of brisket, pork spare ribs and one half chicken. All in all, the contest has a $2,000 pay out.

The weather is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend! Live bands, Car Shows and Barbecue? What more could you ask for?! I will see you there!!

Ticket Info:
Purchase advance tickets for $12 now via Ticketmaster. The ticket includes all of the festival attractions on Friday OR Saturday – all of the concerts including the headliners, all rodeo performances and all of the special attractions such as the Cowboys and Chrome Car Show presented by Hooters. The ticket price even includes general admission or shuttle parking.


Participate in the Real Texas Food Drive presented by Dallas Regional Medical Center. Bring a non-perishable food item to the gates on Friday or Saturday – or Friday and Saturday – to receive $3 off the gate admission of $15. Last year, the festival generated 3,200 pounds of food for local food pantries and it is our desire to generate even more in 2010.

And, note that children 12 and under are admitted free each day of the festival.

To purchase tickets, click on the following link or paste it in your Web browser :

For more information, visit the official Real Texas Festival website.


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