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Texas Country Music Festival Review
November 17 - 18, 2006
The 2nd Annual Texas Country Music Festival and BBQ Cookoff was held in Round Rock's Old Settlers Park next to the lake. Old Settlers Park has a 40 site RV park, 100 acre lake with a fishing pier, volleyball court, picnic area, soccer fields, baseball fields, 2.5 mile hiking/biking trail, 18 hole frisbee golf course, and is also home to the Dell Diamond Baseball Field. What this means is that you can get to the Festival early, get a close by parking spot and play games or fish before the music starts. We camped in the Old Settler RV Park and you can read our review by clicking here.
The music started on Friday night (we couldn't make it down in time to catch any of the acts) and the line-up included: Prentice James, Ricky Calmbach, Deryl Dodd, and Micky and the Motorcars.
Saturday's music included:
A large par of this festival is the BBQ Cookoff which starts on Friday night and this year had over 20 teams and some excellent smelling and tasting BBQ. It was fun to wonder through the BBQ cookoff area and check out the teams and their commitment to the cookoff - showmanship, presentation, and BBQ pit - as they compete for Overall Grand Champion Master Cook and Best pit award.
This year, the Texas Music Festival also included several fee-based rides for kids. You can't bring food or drinks into the festival but you can buy cold beer, soda, water, and some limited BBQ items. This years entrance fee was $20 online for two days or $30 at the gate and one day tickets were $15 online and $20 at the gate.
Check this event out next year. If the line-up is good, you should find this an enjoyable Festival and a good value.