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RiverFest - Bandera's ultimate riverside picnic


The 15th annual Bandera Riverfest is the ultimate riverside picnic - and features events that prove it. The Watermelon Eating Contest takes place at 11:30 am near the main stage. Each contestant takes a place at a table and gets a slice of juicy watermelon.

At the whistle, everyone eats as much as they can in one minute.

Several rounds are usually done with the prize being a watermelon, of course! Riley and Katilen Ernst of Lamars, Iowa, happily chowed down last year. In the Hot Dog Eating Contest, contestants have three minutes to put away as many hot dogs - and buns - as they can with the winner receiving a fun trophy. Check the schedule for times for the Hot Dog Eating Contest, sponsored again by Big Lou's Hot Dogs. RiverFest is slated for Saturday June 30, in Bandera City Park with gates opening at 10 am.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors ages 55 years and over with children ages 12 and under and active military with ID admitted free.

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or call Growth Resource at 830-796-4447.