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. Judging and sale of winning entries will take place, Saturday, Oct. 27 during the upcoming Sassafras Festival. Only homemade fudge will be accepted, and recipes must be attached with entry. No fudge requiring refrigeration will be accepted, and participants must submit full batch of fudge. The contest is for amateurs and no business entries will be allowed. For information, contact the San Augustine County Chamber, 936-275-3610.
It’s Sassasfras Festival week in San Augustine, as the 22nd annual event will be held this Friday and Saturday. The San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce, in addition to volunteers, have put together another fun-filled festival. Among some of the events is the 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday; the festival’s BBQ cook-off; a festival food challenge at 11 a.m. Saturday at Imogene’s Café and Homemade Baked Goods on the square. The challenge will be to see who can eat the most hot wings in 10 minutes. Entry is $10 per person and the contest is for anyone 18 or older. Entries are also being taken through tomorrow, Wednesday for the homemade fudge contest. For more information on the San Augustine Sassafras Festival, contact the chamber of commerce, 936-275-3610.