As the weather gets slightly cooler and visions of Fall start appearing in the community, the opportunity to be entertained outside increases. Grilling is part of Texas and so is bragging about the best steak, beans, and chili. Now is the time to show off your talents!
The Conroe Downtown Area Association (CDAA) will host the Downtown Conroe Main Street Showdown and Chili Cook Off on Saturday, October 6th in the Jury Parking Lot and Founder’s Plaza Park in Downtown Conroe beginning at 7 a.m. and lasting until 5 p.m. when the awards are presented. Awards will be presented in several categories: Steak, Beans, Chili, Dessert, and Open categories.
“We are anticipating a lot of enthusiasm and team bragging at this event,” shared Ron Saikowski, Board Member of the CDAA and coordinator of the event. “When you think of Texas, you think of chili cook-offs. This event will bring out some top ranked teams that have won awards to show us what you got!”
Teams can sign up to participate in one category for $125 (beans, chili, dessert, open) just steak for $150, or all 5 categories including steak for $250. Entry forms are available on www.ExperienceDowntownConroe.com. Teams will get information and begin to set up at 7 a.m. The event is open to the public at 10 a.m. You can vote for People’s Choice for various categories for a fee of $25 per vote for each of the People’s Choice categories.
Sponsorships are valuable to maintain many of the events that the CDAA brings to the community without charge or a minimal fee. Events include Shakespeare in the Park, Chalk Up Conroe, Monthly Market Days, the Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treating, Christmas on Main and the Conroe Americana Music Festival. Proceeds from the Downtown Conroe Main Street Showdown and Chili Cook-Off will enable the CDAA to have the ability to move forward with these events in the future. For additional information about the event, please contact Ron Saikowski at 713.252.2729.
After the Downtown Conroe Showdown, the Conroe Country Music Opry Show will be presented by Sharity Productions with Country Artists Tony Booth, Stephen Pride (Charley Pride’s younger brother), Brian Collins, and Freddie Pate. Tickets are available at www.OwenTheatre.com with a portion of each sold ticket donated to the CDAA.
Individuals or businesses can be a member of the CDAA and it is not exclusive to Downtown Conroe businesses. The mission of the CDAA, a non-profit 501c4, is to foster, promote, maintain and encourage the civic, social, tourist, and economic welfare of the Downtown Conroe area. Monthly activities are posted on the event calendar section at www.ExperienceDowntownConroe.com for year-round events in historic downtown Conroe.
“Come enjoy the vibrant history of downtown Conroe while enjoying Texas cooking and Texas music,” said Ron Saikowski.