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March 10, 2017 - March 11, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
San Benito Fairgrounds
San Benito, TX 78586
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Texas Independence Celebration, Symposium, Cook-Off & Market Day

Friday, March 10, 2017

March 10-11, 2016 Texas Independence Celebration Texas History Symposium, Cook-off, Market Days & Art Show The 5th Annual Sanctioned Barbeque cook-off is scheduled to begin on March 10, with winners to be announced the following day. March 11 features three live re-enactments of battles, leading up to the State’s freedom from Mexico. Battles include the famous Battle of the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto, and the Battle of Bexar with period attire. Also on site will be demonstrations of vendors baking pan de campo, quilt-making and other old-time skills. Vendor spaces available for foods, arts/ crafts and corporate/businesses. Other events include the Annual Elks Lodge Chili Cook-off, a brisket plate sale, period parade, Declaration of Independence signing ceremony, live music, raffles and refreshments. Food & Drink and Arts & Crafts vendors are wanted. For more information, please call Wayne Powell at 245-4643 or email Fred Garza at or 956-367-3155. Event t