Jamie Bergeron

Speedboats of the Deep South Racing Association (DSRA) will be roaring down the Sabine River in Orange at speeds of more than 100 mph during the Shootout on the Sabine, with plenty of high-octane outboard action on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, plus a special concert with one of the South’s best Cajun acts — Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin’ Cajuns.

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The Texas Rice Festival started as a one-day affair in Winnie in 1969 and has since grown into a eight-day harvest celebration, now in its 47th year. The renowned Texas Rice Festival recognizes the significance off rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in the Winnie area. The festival includes a carnival, livestock show, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls. The final weekend of the event is upon us with gates opening at 5 p.m.

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La Roxx

The annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be held at Conn Park (166 South St.) in Vidor from Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24. Gates open at 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Offering great family fun including Mac’s Carnival & Attractions, vendors and plenty of food, there will also be an IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off, horseshoe and washer tournament, plus a diaper derby.

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