Palestine, Texas – Cool off at the “Hottest Little Festival in Texas” featuring the Cody Johnson Band. The Hot Pepper Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Palestine Main Street District. Events this year include a BBQ & Chili Cook-Off, Peppers & Patriots Parade, a Veterans tribute, live music, beer gardens, arts & crafts, unique food vendors, a kid’s zone and much more.
“This festival is ideal for all ages,” stated Heather Hrebec, City of Palestine Event Coordinator. “There will be hands-on exhibits, great food, Texas music and we will also be honoring our veterans on Saturday evening.”
The BBQ & Chili Cook-Off kicks off on Friday, Oct. 24 at The Hollow in Old Town Palestine with live music by Kenny McCann, Gary Kyle, Matt Begley & Bitter Whiskey and Backseat Molly.
The festival fun will continue at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 with the Peppers & Patriots Parade through historic downtown Palestine. The Main Street District will be filled with entertainment, activities and an extreme trampoline show, performed by world-class athletes at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Live music for Saturday begins at 10:45 a.m. and includes Larry Hooper, Paul Ruark, The Pat Ryan Band, Jarrett Zoch and The Bigsbys.
The headline act is the Cody Johnson Band, whose singles have been listed at the top of the Texas music charts. The popular country singer will start at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, following the Veterans Tribute at 8:30 p.m.