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Spirit Of Texas Festival: Round Top Meets Nutcracker Market In Aggieland

Scot Walker '90 January 12, 2017 10:23 AM updated: January 13, 2017 5:54 PM

A four-day charity event featuring entertainment, vendors, cookoffs, contests and world-record attempts is coming to Wolf Pen Creek Park & Amphitheater in College Station. 

The 2017 Spirit of Texas Festival will run March 2-5. Organizers plan to try to break world records for the largest pot of chili and the largest group of Texas Two-Steppers. There will be an art contest and show, a barbecue cookoff, food trucks, car and bike shows, a pageant and much more. The event is to benefit selected charities: K9s 4 CopsRonald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, and Mobility Worldwide.

This event presents many opportunities to get involved:

  • Are you a vendor selling cool treasures, valuable antiques, special wares or things we just can’t live without? The festival will feature hundreds of vendors from across the state and the country displaying unique keepsakes. For information on the market, vendor guidelines and a link to sign up as a vendor:
  • Think your team grills the meanest barbecue? Then sign up to be part of the $10,000 Charity BBQ Cookoff:
  • If you operate a food truck, you can hop on the $11,000 CurbSide SmackDown challenge:
  • Ever wanted to participate in setting a verified world record? Everything is bigger in Texas, and that is going to include a Guinness record for the world's largest Texas Two-Step. You can sign up at

More information about the Spirit of Texas Festival can be found on the event website at

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