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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Have you ever watched a rerun of the hilarious “I Love Lucy” episode where Lucille Ball steps her feet around in grapes during a grape stomp event? (If you haven't, watch a clip on YouTube.)
Christmas in July: City's pre-holiday event kicks off today
It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas...in July.
For the second year, Christmas in July will be celebrated in Palestine with 12 days of food, holiday shopping and fun — starting today.
Montalba VFD gets donation for work
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'Ladies Night Out' set Thursday
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New East Texas Emergency Care Heliport will serve Anderson County, surrounding communities
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Hot Rod's Burger Shop celebrates six months: will start serving breakfast this Saturday
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