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Lickskillet Days Festival - Expired Event

Location 145 North Live Oak
Fayetteville, TX 78940
October 20, 2012 - October 21, 2012 - CONFIRMED!
Description: 2012 FAYETTEVILLE TEXAS LICKSKILLET DAYS – Mark your calendar for the third weekend in October! You won’t want to miss the festivities during the 36th Annual Lickskillet Days. Saturday October 20, 9 AM-midnight - Sunday 21, 10 AM-4 PM, Fayetteville, Texas will celebrate the area’s German and Czech heritage. Slated to be the biggest and best Lickskillet ever, there will be something for everyone.
Contact nameLiz Cubage
Phone(979) 378-4021
Show hoursSat 8-midnight, Sun 10-4
Application Deadline2012-10-12
EntertainmentRevived this year is the Lickskillet Family Fun Run & Walk, a 5K and 1K race, which will take place on Saturday October 20. Participants should plan to meet at City Hall, 202 Main, in Fayetteville, Texas. The 1K starts at 8 AM. The 5K starts at 8:30 AM. The 1K is a grassy, level course, which starts and finishes at City Hall. The 5K is relatively flat course with a slight hill, which starts and finishes just a short walk from City Hall, continues along Ross Prairie Church Road, and has a water station at the quarter-way mark at Las Brisas Farm and a water/rest stop the halfway mark at Brethren Church. Lions Club volunteers on ATVs will travel the 5K route and EMS will be on call in case of need. T-shirt pickup and day of race registration begins at 7:30 AM. Fayetteville’s Lions Club will sell breakfast tacos beginning at 7 AM in the Old Fire Station across the street. Warm-ups will be offered from 7:45-8:30 AM at City Hall. Awards will be given at City Hall directly after the completion of the 5K. For online registration go to For more race information, or sponsorship opportunities, contact Race Director, Jen Elsasser at 512-417-4223 or email at [email protected] In addition to the Fun Run, this family friendly festival will offer something for young and old around the Historic Fayetteville Town Square including a Fairy-tale themed kids’ activity area, a pumpkin patch, a pumpkin decorating booth by Art for Rural Texas (ARTS), kiddy train ride, sodas, ice-cold refreshments, hamburgers, pastries, pies & kolaches, arts & crafts/folk art vendors, home & garden vendors, silly contests, live music entertainment, and raffles (proceeds promote Fayetteville and to benefit local scholarships). Visit our shops on the Square and our area businesses to take advantage of their Lickskillet “specials.” If you are curious about the area, tours of the historic Courthouse, jail, and Fayetteville Heritage Museum will also be given. SPJST Hall will be hosting a BBQ and Bean Cook-Off, a horseshoe tournament, and more live music. If you pay attention, you will see an authentic “small town Texas” drama unfolds before your eyes! And for a real treat, you will be able to rub elbows with a couple of Texan Cheerleaders! Get an autograph or your photo taken with one of the Cheerleaders or splurge and do both! Saturday morning, you will be charmed by the instrumental sounds and songs provided by the Sowell Family Pickers. Mike Stroup’s Band carries on the tunes with his unique blend of Texas, bluegrass, and swing. Saturday evening, it will be time to put on your dancing boots for Lickskillet’s street dance. It will be kicked off at 6 PM by Larry Sodek and his Polka Band “The Central Texas Sounds.” At 9 PM, homegrown favorites, Southbound 955’s Country/Southern Rock sounds, will take over the stage. Our Little Miss and Mr. Lickskillet will open the polka dance floor and our 2012 Lickskillet Queen and her court will boot-scoot to Southbound 955’s first tune.
ActivitiesSunday, all the festivities continue on the square along with the ever-popular Lickskillet Days Parade featuring unique floats, trail-riders, antique cars, and local charm. Then, enjoy a main meal of fried chicken with all the trimmings, watch the Fayette-Czech Singers and Dancers, enjoy more live music provided by Herr Herridge und die Texas Deutsche Band, shop area businesses, the square, and vendor booths, stay to see who wins the raffle items as well as how the “small town Texas drama” ends. Fun for all! Plan to stay for the entire weekend of fun-filled events and experience small town “Fayetteville, the way Texas used to be.” Our wonderful and unique lodging facilities will suit every whim and fancy. See our website for a list of lodging, food, and other local services. Over the years, German and Czech immigrants called this small community home, naming and renaming it many times. At one time, Fayetteville was named Lick Skillet (Lickskillet). Supposedly, latecomers to the numerous community festivals, who complained that all the food was gone, were told to “lick the skillet.” SO, DON’T BE LATE! For more information including vendor information, go to www.fayettevilletxchamber .org, or email [email protected]
Art/Craft Space
$50 12x14
Response deadline2012-10-12

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