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22nd annual San Augustine Sassafras Festival

The 22nd annual San Augustine Sassafras Festival will be held Oct. 26 & 27. Pre-registration for the second annual Sassafras Festival Old Fashion Fudge Making Contest is underway through Wednesday, Oct. 24. The competition is open to everyone, with cash prizes for winners over age 12. Registration is also underway for the Sassasfras Festival 5K Fun Run/Walk to be held at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27. Early entry is $25 until Oct. 19, with late entry, $30. The event benefits the San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce community beautification projects.  In addition, entries are being accepted for the Sassafras Festival BBQ Cook-off, with meats judged to include: sliced brisket, pork ribs and chicken halves. Also, a “festival food” challenge will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Imogene’s Café and Homemade Baked Goods on the San Augustine Square. Anyone 18 or older will be allowed to participate. The challenge will be to see who can eat the most Hot Wings in 10 minutes. Entry fee is $10 per person. For more information on the San Augustine Sassafras Festival, Oct. 26 & 27, contact the chamber.

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