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Here are JUST A FEW Featured Events:
April 29-May 1, 2016
Chicken Fried Steak Festival
In April 2011, the Texas Legislature declared Lamesa, Texas the "Legendary Home of the Chicken Fried Steak". The City of Lamesa celebrates this declaration each year on the last weekend of April by having a fun-filled weekend and cook-off competition. This year's CFS Festival kicks off on Friday night with a handmade chicken-fried steak dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a roll. Saturday's Highlight is the Chicken Fried Steak Cookoff Competition. Contestants start at 10:00 and must turn in their entry by noon to the Judges table. Festival attendees also get to pick their favorite Chicken Fried Steak. All winners will announced at 3:00pm. Saturday night the Hot Air Balloons will put on balloon glow and fire concert for spectators in the park. Vendors and contestants can register online
May 6-8, 2016 Texas Crab Festival 2016 - Crystal Beach, Texas
Honoring the "blue crab", which is usually plentiful here in spring and summer. The 30th-annual event features live entertainment, food and craft booths, a crab legs contest, crab races, Wiener Dog Nationals, carnival and a kids' stage.