Electra Chamber of Commerce
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est. 1907

Events

Electra Goat BBQ

Friday, May 09, 2014 thru Sunday, May 11, 2014

THE ELECTRA GOAT BARBECUE AND CRAFT SHOW will be held MAY 9TH & 10TH at the Electra Fairgrounds located on the eastern edge of Electra one block north of Business 287.
 
The Electra Goat Barbecue and Craft Show is held annually on the Friday and Saturday preceeding Mother's Day. Sponsored by the Electra Chamber of Commerce, the event draws contestants and spectators alike from all over the United States. There is a wide range of activities including various awards, children’s games, live entertainment, a Friday night dance and the famous Cookie-Toss contest. The event is sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society and awards over $3,000 in prize money. Contestants compete in four major categories, Goat, Brisket, Ribs and Chicken, and may also enter the jackpot steak and jackpot beans competition.
 
There will be a free dance Friday night from 9:00 PM to midnight.  FEATURING THE STEVEN
STALEY BAND!!!
 
JUDGES NEEDED!!!!  If you would be interested in volunteering to judge one of the categories for the Electra Goat Barbecue, please contact Sherry Strange at the Electra Chamber of Commerce, 940-495-3577.  Come join us for a fun day of activities, music, and great food!
 
TO ORDER GOATS - Electra Food Market is ordering goats for the event.  Orders must be placed by Friday, May 2 2014, at 5:00 p.m.  The meat will be delivered and available for pickup on Thursday afternoon, May 8th
 
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Electra All School Homecoming

Friday, September 19, 2014
08:00 am - 11:00 pm

September 19 & 20 are the dates for Homecoming 2014.  The schedule will probably be about the same as in previous years.  More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Scarecrow Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014
05:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Traditionally the Saturday before Halloween is the date for the Scarecrow Festival.  Activities will begin at 5:00 PM on Cleveland and Waggoner Streets.  More information later. 

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Holiday of Light Parade

Saturday, November 29, 2014
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

The annual lighted Christmas Parade is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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Santa Claus Comes to Town

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Santa arrives at the Chamber to visit with kids and hand out bags of fruit and candy.  He also draws the winning number for the 6 foot socking that the Chamber furnishes.  Local merchants purchase ads in a coloring book through the Chamber and the profit pays for the stocking. The coloring books are given away with the bags of candy.

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