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MESQUITE and surrounding Area Events.

 

 

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North Texas Events & Texas Chili Cook Offs

 

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6/10 - The City of Mesquite's Summer Sizzle returns Saturday, June 10, from noon - 9:30 p.m. in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. With an "80's Summer Party" theme and new contests, this family-friendly event will kick-off the summer with live music, a spectacular fireworks show, children's activities and much more.

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May

Mesquite

MESQUITE: May 1-31 Melvin Brown Exhibit Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: May 6 Kidfish Poles and bait are provided, or participants may use their own gear at this fishing event for children 16 and younger. City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Ave. cityofmesquite.com/pard 972/216-6260

MESQUITE: May 12-13 Mesquite Meander Historic Cemetery Tour Historic Mesquite Inc. and the Mesquite Community Theater present their seventh annual walk through the cemetery, a unique and informative way to present a history lesson about the early residents who helped build the community. Mesquite Cemetery, 400 Holley Park Dr. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

MESQUITE: May 13 Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert: Musical Confetti The orchestra presents a whirling mixture of colorful music to end the season. Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. mesquitesymphony.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: 6/10 The City of Mesquite's Summer Sizzle returns Saturday, June 10, from noon - 9:30 p.m. in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. With an "80's Summer Party" theme and new contests, this family-friendly event will kick-off the summer with live music, a spectacular fireworks show, children's activities and much more.

Garland

GARLAND: May 13 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and handcrafts vendors, live music and food trucks. 701 W. Avenue A. resurrecteddesigns.com

Dallas

DALLAS: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed" This exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. Perot Museum, 2201 N. Field St. perotmuseum.org

Other Surrounding Events

Terrell

TERRELL: May 27 - Mark Hardin Memorial Air Race -  more

June

Garland

Garland: June 24-24 - Chili Cook Off - Beans $5 turn in 12 pm. 50/50 raffle.There is also a Texas State ELKS Championship CCO the same day. Entry in the ELKS CASI CCO allows the cook to enter the State CCO free. As Michelle Kirk won the last Texas state ELKS CCO and the Garland ELKS lodge 1984 is her home lodge it is required to host this event. If you only cook the ELKS state CCO then the fee is $15. The State ELKS CCO turn in time is 1 pm. If you cook CASI CCO then you can dip out of the same pot and add what you want to for the ELKS cup of chili. The CASI chili CCO cup has to follow the CASI rules. All ELKS in the state of Texas are invited. Located at 3825 Duck Creek, Garland, TX - MAP

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Chili Cook Offs

May to September 2017

                 
5/6/2017 12th Annual Red Hilliard Memorial CCO Lewisville TX 75057 997 Hwy 121 Business East 1:00 PM Chili Grind Beans entry fee $5, turn in 12. Junior cooks free, turn in 12:30. Make checks payable to VFW Post 9168. RVs welcome, no hookups.
5/13/2017 41st Cowtown CASI Grapevine TX 76051 1501 Dooley St 1:00 PM Chili Grind Additional Info May 12,13,14 Come join us at The Vineyards Campgrounds & Cabins for the 41st annual Cowtown CASI CCO. Cowtown will have raffles for great items. Thursday night arrivals welcomed. Plenty of RV parking, RV full hook up spots & Very nice Cabins. All Rv spots and Cabins are at a 25% discount. Call and Make your reservation at 817-329-8993.If you had a spot last year and did not take your refund and took a free night let them know. May 12th Friday night Beans 7pm and Salsa 8pm contest, CASH prizes! SaturdayMay 13th CASI rules grind only. Trophies for top 10 chilis, top 10 Junior, and top 3 show. 1ST place auto qualifier if we are over 100 cooks. It's the 11th annual North Texas Junior Chili Championship, junior entry (ages 8-17) $10.00 turn in 12 noon. CASI rules as well. Covered Judging. Stay after the cook off Saturday night for a BBQ dinner and please bring a side dish to share. Send early registration to David Sexton 5615 Goodwin Ave Dallas Tx 75206 payable to Cowtown CASI. Must be received by May 1st. You can get more info on our COWTOWN CASI Facebookpage or contact David Sexton at Cowtowngp@tx.rr.com or 817-793-0656 See March 14 for day after cook off.
5/14/2017 41st Cowtown CASI Pod CCO Grapevine TX 76051 1501 N Dooley St 12:00 PM Chili Grind Additional Info May 12,13,14 2016 Come join us at The Vineyards Campgrounds & CabinsGrapevine Tx for the 41th annual Cowtown CASI Day after CCO. Thursday night arrivals welcomed. Plenty of RV parking, RV full hook up spots & Very nice Cabins. All Rv spots and Cabins are at a 25% discount. Call and Make your reservation at 817-329-8993. 1ST place auto qualifier . Send early registration to David Sexton 5615 Goodwin Ave Dallas Tx 75206payable to Cowtown CASI. Must be received by May 1st. You can get more info on our COWTOWN CASI Facebookpage or contact David Sexton at Cowtowngp@tx.rr.com or 817-793-0656 See March 15 for day after cook off.
5/20/2017 38th Annual Top of Texas Pod CCO Championship Irving TX 75061 2015 N. Britain Rd. 1:00 PM Chili Grind Jackpot Beans $5.00 Entry turn in High Noon. Junior Chili - CASI rules apply turn in 12:30PM Entry $10.00.Challenge of Champions Entry $10.00 + 2 can goods for Irving Cares Food Bank - Pays top 3 Plenty of RV parking, limited hook-ups, Cooks Dinner Friday evening.
5/21/2017 Sunday after TOT Pod CCo Irving TX 75061 2015 N. Britain Rd. 12:00 PM Chili Grind See Day Before
6/10/2017 VFW West Tawakoni West Tawakoni TX 75474 100 East Highway 276 1:00 PM Chili Grind The Auxiliary will serve breakfast for all the chili cooks. Date changed.
6/11/2017 VFW West Tawakoni West Tawakoni TX 75474 100 East Highway 276 12:00 PM Chili Grind See cookoff day before.
6/17/2017 Knights of Columbus Irving TX 75060 2906 Rock Island Rd 1:00 PM Chili Grind In case of bad weather cooks can cook inside. RV parking available no hookups.Trophies for top 3 chilis and 1st shows. Beans $5 turn in 12 pm.
6/24/2017 Garland Elks CCO Garland TX 75040 3825 Duck Creek 1:00 PM Chili Grind Beans $5  turn in 12 pm. 50/50 raffle.There is also a Texas State ELKS Championship CCO the same day. Entry in the ELKS CASI CCO allows the cook to enter the State CCO free. As Michelle Kirk won the last Texas state ELKS CCO and the Garland ELKS lodge 1984 is her home lodge it is required to host this event. If you only cook the ELKS state CCO then the fee is $15. The State ELKS CCO turn in time is 1 pm. If you cook CASI CCO then you can dip out of the same pot and add what you want to for the ELKS cup of chili. The CASI chili CCO cup has to follow the CASI rules. All ELKS in the state of Texas are invited.
6/25/2017 DAM Pod FOC CCO Garland TX 75040 3825 Duck Creek Dr 12:00 PM Chili Grind There will be a 50/50 event.
10/14/2017 Our Sunflower Friends Of Ellis County Family Festival Chili Cookoff Waxahachie, TX 75167 2300 US 287 12:00 PM Chili Grind We  will have Red Beans (Pinto Beans and Chili Beans), and a Brisket cook offs. There is also a category for open chili and red beans if you like.   Turn in times: Red Beans - 1:00 p.m., Brisket 2:00 p.m.  Camping Available for self contained units starting Friday, October 13th and can stay through Sunday. Come early and get your special spot.   Live music Friday night. Saturdays events will start at 8:00 a.m. with the 5K walk/run, followed by car show, bike show, balloon release, live and silent auctions, tons of kids activities and raffle for a 2017 Jeep or $25,000 cash.  Raffle tickets are $100 each with only 500 tickets to be sold.  Children Sponsored this year are 2 little boys, Adam and Parker.  Both 2, both battle a form of childhood cancer.  Please feel free to check out our website at oursunflowerfriends.org for more information.  100% of all proceeds will go to the families.  Raffle tickets will be available starting May 1st through our webpage.

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