• BBQ, Bands and Bottle Rockets on the Bosque - July 4th Festival 2017

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    Name: BBQ, Bands and Bottle Rockets on the Bosque - July 4th Festival 2017
    Date: July 4, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    BBQ, Bands and Bottle Rockets on the Bosque is the Erath County’s 4th of July Festival hosted in Stephenville, Texas open to the public. The festival and it’s board are dedicated to giving back to Erath county. 4th of July is an opportunity for the county to unite for Fun, Fireworks, Charity. The festival officially kicks-off immediately following the Annual 4th of July Parade in the Stephenville City Park, and lasts until 5:00PM, when the Night Concert begins on the BirdSong Amphitheater Stage (also inside the park). 

    10:00 a.m.- Event Begins
    10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Merchandise Vendors Open
    10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Children’s Area Open; wristbands day of will be $10 each for all children
    10:00 a.m.-End of Fireworks - Food Vendors Open
    10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Live Music On Stage in Children’s Area

    • 10:30-11:30 Kerri Lick and Thomas Napp
    • 11:45-1:00 Shea Abshier and Giovannie Yanez
    • 1:15 -2:30 Mike Stanley and Shane Watson
    • 2:45-4:00 Buck and Billy Hartman

    11:00 a.m. - BBQ Competition turn in chicken
    12:00 p.m. - BBQ Competition turn in ribs              
    1:00 p.m. - BBQ Competition turn in brisket
    2:00 p.m. - BBQ Competition turn in chef’s choice
    2:30 p.m. - Spotlight Charity Winner Announced on Children's Area Stage 
    3:00 p.m. - BBQ Awards on Children's Area Stage
    **festival goers are encouraged to check out the BBQ area and taste some yummy samples that some cookers may have**
    BBQ Bands and Bottle Rockets on the Bosque will be followed by TexStar Ford Summer Nights Concert Series at the Birdsong Ampitheater.

    Charity Spotlight
    The Charity Spotlight is a way for BBQ, Bands, & Bottle Rockets on the Bosque to give back to Erath County. The majority of the funds received in entry fees., sponsorship, etc. are granted to a selected Erath County Non-Profit Organization.

    If you would like your organization to be considered for the Charity Spotlight, click here to complete the form.

    BBQ Cook-Off
    The BBQ Cook-Off held will consist of 3 meat categories: Brisket, Pork Ribs, & Chicken.

    Entry Fee: $150 to enter all three meats (brisket, pork ribs, & chicken).

    Prizes: 1st: $600, 2nd: $400, 3rd: $200 will be given for each category of meat. 
    In addition, an award will be given for Best of Show & Chef's Choice.

    Additional info: There will be a mandatory meeting on July 3rd. Time to be determined. Head cooks are responsible for their team members' actions. Any member out of control will result in disqualification of the team and removal from the area. Each team will provide their own meat. All meat must be prepped and cooked on site. The application is not considered complete until your payment is received. ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE DUE TO TEAM CANCELATION, DISQUALIFICATION, NO SHOW, OR WEATHER.

    Stephenville City Park
    378 W. Long St.
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, July 4th
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Contact Information:

    Bottle Rockets Bracelets are required for Children to play and/or receive any items inside the Bottle Rockets Kids Area.

    ALL Children regardless of age (birth & up), are REQUIRED to have a Bracelet NO EXCEPTIONS. Games Booths vary in skill level, and will be listed out as application approvals are granted.
    *Parents do not need a bracelet to accompany their kids.

    Bottle Rockets Bracelet Information:

    • Pre-Sale Bracelet Price: $5.00 from June 1 - June 30
    • Festival Bracelet Price: $10.00
    • Pre-Sale Bracelet Vendors: Stephenville Chamber of Commerce, Lone Star Ag Credit, Mattressville, Saddle Rags, & Stephenville Parks & Rec Department (SPARD)
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