The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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October 24, 2013

All aboard the Hot Pepper Express!

Hot Pepper festivities kick off Friday

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PALESTINE —

The Habanero Stage will feature entertainment acts throughout the day including, Larry Hooper, Cody Reily Band, Blacktop Mojo and Matt Begly & Bitter Whiskey. The Chili Pepper Stage's shows begin at 1 p.m. and features Molly and the Ringwalds, Mark Allan Atwood and Brimstone, Westbound 21, Backseat Molly, and Billboard chart toppers JB & the Moonshine Band.

The year's festival also brings back perennial favorites like the Little Pepper Kids Zone, an antique tractor show, farmer's market, arts and crafts booths and exhibits and BARC's Hot Puppy Fest. All of those attractions will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Hot Pepper Festival attendees are reminded per City Code Chapter 14 Article 2, leash laws are in effect. All animals must be restrained and have current vaccination tags.

“For the safety of our two- and four-legged friends, animal control officers will be monitoring the festival for compliance, and will be available to answer questions regarding the ordinance,” Palestine Main Street Program Director Laura Westgate said.

City officials also urge resident motorists to avoid traveling through the downtown area this weekend as Spring Street will close at midnight Saturday, and will remain closed through Sunday morning for the festivities. Other streets that will be closed from midnight to 10 p.m. Saturday include West Main, West Oak and West Crawford streets.

Check out the Hot Pepper Festival on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HotPepperFestival

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