It is shaping up to be a great weekend, and there are a lot of things to keep you busy. While a normal Fall Saturday means running the ball and stopping the run, there are a couple extra things going on this weekend. So when you aren’t watching LSU vs. Alabama or Oregon vs. USC, get out on the town and do a little eating for a good cause. Here are three options:
American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off
The Junior Exec board of the ACS is putting on a sweet chili cook-off tomorrow at Audobon Park. The teams will start cooking around 6am, and the event opens up to the public at 11am and runs until 3pm. There will be food, drinks, and tvs to watch some of the day games, so take a break from your living room and get out there.
Saturday also marks the 10th annual India Fest, which will be a showcase of Indian culture with an emphasis on food. The event will be at the Agricenter from 10am to 7pm. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children, and there will be a lot of great Indian food available for purchase. Other highlights will include a sweet kid’s area with face painting, games, etc and some great live music and dancing. Last year there were about 7,500 visitors, so help make this year the best yet!
Memphis Farmers Market Harvest Celebration
Sunday night brings the Memphis Farmers Market’s largest fundraiser of the year. It will be from 4pm-7pm under the Central Station Pavilion. There will be a great auction and a ton of food. I’ve been to this before, and it was an awesome time! Here are the food highlights:
Grilled meats and fish prepared on site by:
- Claybrook Farms, Donnell Farms, Newman Farms, Lake’s Catfish, Paradise Seafood
- Alchemy, Amerigo, Bluff City Coffee, Elegant Farmer, Green Beetle, Felicia Suzanne’s, Interim, Napa Cafe, Mosa, Primetime Catering, Rizzo’s Diner, Rock ‘N Dough, Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream, Trolley Stop Market
Beer by Ghost River and wine by Athen Distributors and Blackstone Winery. Live music by Bluff City Backsliders and Deering & Down, and special performances by the Greater Memphis Square and Round Dance Association and the Riverboat Cloggers. Plus, get ready to wear your “Barnyard Chic” attire, we’re planning a “Boots & Buckles” contest. Tickets for this spectacular evening are just $35 in advance; $45 at the gate.
Get out on the town
There are always great things to do on the weekends here in ol M-town, but these three offer up a chance to fill up your belly and do a little bit of good on the side. If one were inclined, one could definitely hit all three events and still watch a lot of football. Just sayin’.