2016 Fiesta de la Paloma is this weekend!
It is time for the annual Fiesta de la Paloma to commence. Held at the Bill Franklin/Goree Expo Center, activities will begin at 9am and will include food booths, arts & crafts, games, exhibits, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, car show, cook-off, team roping and so much more. Admission is $2 per person, or $5 for a carload of 4 people.
Kicking off the Fiesta will be the practice tractor pulls on Friday, September 30th at 4pm. The TAPTA tractor pull competition will be held on Saturday at 11am. Two free passes are given, per tractor.
The 9th annual Team Roping, benefitting the Coleman Chamber of Commerce, will be held at the Coleman County Rodeo Arena. Books open at 9am and the roping begins at 10am. There is no limit on entries and the entry fee is 3 for $50, 3-steer progressive after 1. Ropings will run together with separate short rounds and cash and prizes will be awarded. Contact Mitch Birdwell at (325) 214-0899 for more information.
Of course, no Coleman County event is complete without food of some sort! The Steak Cookoff Association sanctions the steak cook-off, the entry fee is $150. Prizes will be awarded for 1st-5th place, with awards ranging from $1,000-$2,000. If you are named Grand Champion and cook on Kingsford Professional Briquets, Kingsford will match your winnings. To register for the steak cook-off visit www.steakcookoffs.com.
Lone Star BBQ Society will be holding a BBQ cook-off for beef brisket, ½ chicken, pork spare ribs, dove and pinto beans. One or all meats are a $100 entry fee, dove is $25 and pinto beans are $15. There is a site fee of $25 per site with, no electricity, and RV ONLY site fee of $40 per site, with electricity and water. To view the BBQ cook-off rules, visit www.lonestarbarbecue.com.
The Coleman Noon Lion’s Club will be conducting free, preliminary eye exams all day at the Fiesta. Make sure you stop by and check them out.
As if all of the above listed activities were not enough there will also be the Miss Coleman County Scholarship pageant (held in the Bill Franklin Center), water bubble balls, Texas Tornado Dancers, knocker balls and Cruize ColemanVI. At the Coleman Public Library there will be a fine arts show, and the Fine Arts League of Coleman will present their 25th Fiesta de la Paloma Art Show at Heritage Hall beginning September 30th-October 1st.
Whether it is activities for the children, food booths, viewing arts & crafts, rooting on your friends in the team roping, Fiesta de la Paloma has something for everyone! Don’t miss out! Contact the Coleman Chamber of Commerce for more information at (325) 625-2163.