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Margarita

The margarita has been given the title of “unofficial cocktail of Texas,” and those wishing to celebrate its taste can do so at the inaugural Margarita Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon – 8 p.m. outside at the Ford Midway at Ford Park (5115 I-10 North) in Beaumont.

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Yellowfin Elite Redfish Tournament Series Tournament invites the public to attend the weigh-in on Saturday, April 30. From noon to 5 p.m., the public can watch the Super 7 finalists weigh their fish on Pleasure Island. And then there’s the Sea Rim State Park-sponsored youth fishing rodeo, music, activities and food vendors. Gator Country will bring gators and other critters. You just bring your lawn chair.

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Funnel cakes, turkey legs, alligator-on-a-stick. Have some pork kabobs, donut burgers, candy apples, popcorn and a plethora of fried snacks. Just about anything you can think of to eat is available from more than 75 food vendors at the 73rd annual South Texas State Fair on the grounds of Ford Park, which begins Thursday, March 24, with the 11-day festival of fun ending Sunday, April 3.

Gates will open at 6 p.m. next Thursday and there is literally something for everyone. Some come for the food. Some come for the games, carnival rides, exhibits, live music and the rodeo.

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Southern Summer Night is an event that Southeast Texans have become accustomed to each year — enjoying delicious food, hearing fabulous music and just having a great time. The event, scheduled for Saturday, July 19, at the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center in Port Arthur, is formerly known as Cayman Night and is in its third year with its new name and theme. Proceeds benefit the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce and the Port Arthur International Seafarers’ Center.

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