Sweet Potato, Hot Pepper Festivals + More in East Texas This Weekend
There are quite a few outdoor activities planned for East Texas this weekend, but rain could be putting a big damper on them.
Portions of East Texas could see up to seven of rain, with most of us receiving around two to two-and-a-half inches. With all the rain that is forecasted, some outdoor events this weekend could be in jeopardy.
Knowing that, there will still be celebrations for the sweet potato, hot pepper and more!
We've got a list of a few things scheduled for East Texas this weekend, but due to the weather they could be cancelled at any time, so check their website or social media link for the latest details.
A fundraiser to help those affected by Lupus in Longview. The event will feature a Lupus walk, scavenger hunt, obstacle course and more and will be held in the Longview High School parking lot beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday morning (October 24th)
The golden sweet potato reigns supreme in Golden! The community honors it with its own festival! The Golden Sweet Potato Festival began in 1982 and continues today. The event concludes on Saturday, October 24th in downtown Golden. There will be a parade beginning at 10 a.m. followed by activites, games and live music through 7 p.m.
Things will be heating up in Palestine Saturday with the celebration of the spicy pepper! Events include a macho pepper eating contest, chili and bbq cook off, salsa making contest, petting zoo and a parade. Activities begin at 10 a.m. in the historic Main St. district of downtown Palestine.
The walk begins at Bergfeld Park in Tyler with proceeds benefitting local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.
The Longview Dog Park is the location for the annual Howl-O-Ween event Saturday, October 24th! The event features costume contests for both pets and owners, there will be games, door prizes and more! There are entry fees that will support the Longview Dog Park. Howl-O-Ween will be held on the corner of H.G. Mosley Parkway and Bill Owens Parkway from 4 - 6 p.m.
This comic convention has events scheduled all weekend beginning today (October 23rd). The comic con will be held at the East Texas Fair grounds buildings and there are costs associated with attending.