Lamesa Crossroads Balloon Rally
April 25 - April 27, 2014
814 S. Houston
United States 79331
Last Weekend in April
Number of balloons: 20
Year began: 2010
In April 2011, the Texas Legislature declared Lamesa, Texas the "Legendary Home of the Chicken Fried Steak".
This year's CFS Festival kicks off Friday night with a handmade chicken-fried steak dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a roll (please contact the Lamesa Chamber of Commerce 806-872-2181 for tickets). Grupo Vida(the Electric Cowboys) will take the Plaza Stage on Friday from 9:00pm to midnight.
Saturday's festivities are held at Lamesa's Forrest Park, which has a covered plaza for live music from local bands and musicians. Hot Air Balloons will take off at sunrise on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Enjoy a classic car show, a team-roping competition at the rodeo grounds, wine tasting from Lamesa's Delaney Vineyards, pony rides, bouncy castles, craft and clothing vendors, and food booths offering the usual fest fare and plenty of Chicken Fried Steak. The Saturday highlight is the Chicken Fried Steak Cookoff. Contestants enter and receive the same meat, but have the liberty to bring all their other ingredients. Saturday night the Hot Air Balloons will put on a Fire concert for spectators followed by a performance from Jake Kellan at the Plaza Stage in Forrest Park.
Vendors, Pilots and anyone interested in participating in the Cookoff can apply online at www.ci.lamesa.tx.us
Web Site: http://www.ci.lamesa.tx.us
tstahl at ci dot lamesa dot tx dot us