AUSTIN (KXAN) — The town’s focus is turned as soon as once more to the annual Austin Metropolis Limits Music Competition, however crowds and loud live shows aren’t for everybody. Listed here are some different concepts that will help you plan your weekends.
Quesoff appears for finest tacky dish (10/8)
A contest to seek out Austin’s finest queso dish will occur at The Mohawk (912 Purple River St.) this Saturday, from 12 to three p.m.
The competitors is split into 4 classes: Meaty, Spicy, Veggie and Wild Card. Greater than 35 groups will compete in these classes, and the groups embody a number of earlier winners.
A panel of judges will decide an entry as finest in present. This 12 months’s panel contains Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue, Luis ‘Beto’ Robledo of Cuantos Tacos, Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam, Rosa de Lima of La Santa Barbacha and Austin Metropolis Council member Vanessa Fuentes.
Advance tickets are already offered out, however the organizers mentioned they’ll nonetheless have some tickets out there on the door. Ticket gross sales profit the Central Texas Meals Financial institution.
Pun Off World Championship (10/8)
The Pun Off World Championships returns to Austin for its forty fifth 12 months — far longer than the ACL Music Competition. This 12 months’s competitors revolves across the 45 rpm vinyl report.
“For the report, we’ve been ‘spherical 45 years, and it’s been just about two since punsters have grooved, stay and in individual, for the O. Henry Museum Pun Off World Championships. However the tables have turned, and we’re coming again in model,” championship coordinator David Guggenheim mentioned in a press launch. “First, we’ll get within the groove throughout Punniest of Present, when contestants will ship a ready monologue (in full stereo). The punster who soars to the highest of the charts can be declared Punniest of Present! Then, we’ll fade out the afternoon with Punslingers, the place contestants will go spherical and spherical with one another to see who has the perfect puns up their sleeve. The winner of the vinyl spherical can be labeled the World Champion Punslinger!”
The occasion sometimes occurs on the O. Henry Museum, however this 12 months it’s going to take a flip on the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Heart (600 River St.), from 11 a.m. to six p.m.
Bluebonnet Horse Expo (10/8)
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society’s (BEHS) Fall Coaching Problem will happen on the group’s sixteenth annual Bluebonnet Horse Expo, this Saturday on the Williamson County Expo Heart (5350 Invoice Pickett Path in Taylor). The Expo runs from 8:45 a.m. till 6 p.m.
Contestants prepare a rescued horse for 3 months previous to the Expo, the place they’ll showcase that coaching. All the introduced horses can be out there for adoption after the competitors.
The occasion additionally options clinics, demos, auctions, distributors and a stick horse competitors for kids.
Admission prices $10 per individual over the age of 10 years outdated, and the occasion is BEHS’ sole fundraiser every year.
Kyle Founder’s Parade (10/8)
The Metropolis of Kyle celebrates its 142nd birthday Saturday, beginning with a “Kyle on Monitor” Founders’ Parade at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Gregg-Clarke Park and ends at Entrance Road.
The route will shut Heart St. from Ramiez St. to N. Predominant St. in the course of the parade. The Metropolis recommends watchers discover a spot on Heart St. between Gregg-Clarke Park and Mary Kyle Hartson Park.
As a part of the birthday celebrations, Kyle may even see the set up of a historic marker on the Kyle Railroad Depot at midday.
Kyle residents and guests may even be capable of attend a birthday celebration on Burleson St. after the parade.