10 a.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Parade
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Hot Pepper Project Show, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 106 E. Crawford St.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Chili & BBQ Cook-off in Old Town
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Arts and crafts, downtown area, Oak Street and Main Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Little Pepper Kids Zone, downtown area on Main Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Longhorn Exhibit, corner of Crawford and Sycamore streets
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, corner of Sycamore and Oak streets
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 4-H petting zoo, parking lot corner of Sycamore and Crawford street, across from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Admission is free.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Antique Tractor Show, Crawford Street
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — BARC Hot Puppy Fest, downtown area on Main Street
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Shadowhawk Blades blacksmith demonstration, downtown area on Main Street, specializing in custom-made knives and swords
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Brute Force & Ignorance Ironwerks, Old Town
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Beer Garden open in Old Town
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Live music and entertainment on three stages (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jalapeno Stage, noon to 4 p.m. on Habanero Stage and 5 to 11 p.m. on Chili Pepper Stage)
11 a.m. — Macho Pepper Eating Contest, Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
11:30 a.m. — Oil Peña Costume Contest — Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
Noon to 2 p.m. — “Texas Car Wars” Discovery Channel, Old Town. Frank Hendrix photo and autograph session.
1 p.m. — Macho Pepper Eating Contest, Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
3 p.m. — Macho Pepper Eating Contest, Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
4 p.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Chili & BBQ Cook-off judging in Old Town
5 p.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Chili & BBQ Cook-off winners announced in Old Town
6 to 11 p.m. — Beer Garden moves downtown
7 p.m. — Dogwood Jamboree “Autumn Country” show, Palestine Civic Center. Tickets are $15 at the door. Tickets for children under age 5 are free. Cost is $6 for children ages 8-10.
7:30 p.m. — Palestine Community Theatre’s “The Robin Hood Caper,” Texas Theater, 213 W. Crawford St. in downtown Palestine. Tickets are $8 for children ages 8-12 and $12 for adults.
10 a.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Parade
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