It’s officially fall, and in Possum Kingdom, TX that means that it’s Possum Fest season! This is one of my favorite events that the Chamber of Commerce puts on every year, and this year I’m excited to announce that I will be working the event on both Friday and Saturday. So, if you haven’t made plans to attend Possum Fest next weekend, here are all the reasons why it should be added to your calendar.
5. You Get to See Me
I will be working the Chamber of Commerce booth on Friday night from 5 PM – 7 PM and on Saturday from 1 PM – 3 Pm. Come by to say hello, purchase your raffle ticket for the smoker, or browse the live auction pieces. Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. The item is a Lyfe Time Smoker and it retails for $5,000. You don’t have to be present at Possum Fest to win, so if you’re unable to make it down and would like to purchase tickets, please let me know.
New this year at Possum Fest is a Cornhole Tournament. Prize money will be given to the top 3 teams that win. Grab your buddy and make plans to be at the event starting at 5 PM on Friday evening. The tournament is double elimination and the entry fee is $25 per team if you register by September 30, and $35 leading up to the event.
3. BBQ & Chili-Cook Off
Nothing says fall in Texas like BBQ and Chili. You won’t want to miss sampling some of the best food around. Come ready to taste chili, ribs, brisket, pork, cobblers, possum nibble, Bloody Mary, margaritas, salsa and beans. If you want to participate in the cook-off, click here for the entry form. The form must be turned in by September 30th.
Supporting local business and vendors is one of my favorite parts about Possum Fest. When you support small business, you’re helping your own neighbors and friends. Christmas isn’t far off, start your holiday shopping early.
1. Live Music
It’s not a Possum Kingdom festival without a live band! Don’t miss hearing Playin' Possum perform on Friday night.
Below is full calendar of events for Possum Kingdom’s Possum Fest 2019. I hope to see you all there!
12pm Meat Inspection begins
5pm Cooks Meeting in Great Room Kitchen
5pm Cornhole Tournament
8pm-11pm Playin' Possum Performs
8pm-11pm Silent Auction begins
10am-3pm Silent Auction continues
4pm Live Auction
Cooks Awards immediately after the live auction
Benefit Drawing immediately after the cooks awards