Friday, June 13, 2014

The 66th Annual Aransas Pass Shrimporee Takes Place This Friday the 13th Weekend

Who is heading to the Texas Gulf Coast this week to Aransas Pass for the 66th Annual Shrimporee?

This morning, on Twitter, we saw the Shrimporee being talked about, with some of the talk mentioning pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp and pepper shrimp.

With shrimp being one of our favorite seafoods, it would seem we might have a weekend full of tasty treats at the Shrimporee.

Shrimporee runs for three days, starting today, Friday the 13th of June, though Sunday the 15th.

Admission is $7 for Adults, $3 for Kids 7 - 12, free for Kids 6 & under. A Three Day Pass is $12. Senior over 65 and Active Military are $3.

Hours are Friday 6pm til Midnight, Saturday 11am til Midnight, Sunday 12pm til 6pm.

The Shrimporee Parade starts up Saturday at 10am.

If you enjoy a good Outhouse Race, that race runs Saturday starting an hour before the parade, a 9am.

At the Shrimporee you will find two stages where you can enjoy live entertainment and dancing all weekend long.

At the Shrimporee you will find Commercial Exhibits, Arts & Crafts, Miss Shrimporee Contest, Shrimp Eating Contest and plenty of activities for kids.

For more information go to the Aransas Pass Shrimporee website.

And, since you will be in the neighborhood, you may also want to visit Port Aransas, where you may get to hear Alma, the Songbird of the Texas Gulf Coast sing.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Texas Festivals in June

June is a big month for Festivals in Texas.

In June the musical drama titled TEXAS starts up in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, playing Tuesday - Sunday through August.

Also in June, in Luling you can thump a watermelon at the Watermelon Thump and enter a watermelon speed spitting contest.

In Aransas Pass at the Shrimporee you can enter a shrimp eating contest.

Below are some of the festivals taking place in Texas in June. Please let us know if you have a June Texas Festival we need to know about. Or if you want to make a comment about one of the June Texas Festivals.

Kerrville Folk Festival
City: Kerrville
Each year since 1972, more than 100 performers grace the stages.

City: Canyon
This Palo Duro Canyon State Park outdoor musical drama attracts visitors from around the world. You can watch the TEXAS show along with a Chuckwagon Dinner..

City: Longview
This is a three-day arts & crafts festival with music, kids activities, 5-K and 10-K run, food.

City: Aransas Pass
Enjoy lots of seafood and a parade down the town's main street. Includes a shrimp-eating contest.

Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
City: Arlington
Features Scottish Highland Dancing, national dancing, bagpiping, drumming, Scottish folk music and much more.

Tom Tom Festival
City: Yoakum
Includes a rode Friday and Saturday night, weiner dog races, barbecue cook-off and arts & crafts.

Texas Folklife Festival
City: San Antonio 
Brings together more than 40 ethnic communities from across Texas to celebrate in a cultural. extravaganza of music, food and dance.

Tomato Fest
City: Jacksonville
Includes arts & crafts, entertainment, tomato eating contest, kids activities, street dance, farmer's market and tomato peeling.

Fort Griffin Fandangle
City: Albany
With singing, dancing, pantomime and pageantry, this outdoor musical re-creates the look and feel of the Old West.

National Championship of Mounted Drill Riding
City: Canton 
Unparalleled competitive events, and overall family value.

Watermelon Thump
City: Luling
Watermelon thumping, watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon eating and more.