Mark Your Calendar For Palestine’s 2018 Hot Pepper Festival


If you’re a true Texan, you know that “Texas heat” doesn’t just refer to the temperature outdoors. We’re also big fans of spicy heat, the kind that comes from the vibrant, diverse, deceptively innocent-looking hot pepper. It’s for the love of that kind of heat that the Hot Pepper Festival came to be – and it’s coming back to Palestine, Texas, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!

Hot Happenings

Last year’s Hot Pepper Festival was an all-fired success, with 178 vendors and too much fun to keep track of, and we expect no less this year. This event promises lots of free family fun for all ages, with such attractions as a hot pepper eating contest, live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, concessions, and farmers’ market vendors throughout the streets of downtown Palestine.

Already signed up for the event are Exaggerface, offering face-painting, henna tattoos, and caricatures; Usborne Books & More; Jimisons BBQ; Once Upon a Cone; Blazin Pizza Company; and many more. And there’s still plenty of time to throw your company’s name in the ring! Use this form to apply as a vendor.

Here are just a few of the things you can look forward to at this year’s event:

  • A mechanical bull – We’re in Texas, y’all!
  • Zorb Ball racing – Be the ball.
  • Rock wall – How high can you climb?
  • Triple Lindy – Race your friends down this three-across inflatable slide.
  • Amazon Inflatable Zip Line – A thrill-seeker’s dream.

Many more vendors and activities will be added before this year’s festival rolls around, so check the Hot Pepper Festival’s Facebook page and click “Going” to get updates!

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Hot Deals at McLarty Toyota

As one of the hottest sponsors of this year’s Hot Pepper Festival, McLarty Toyota knows its stuff when it comes to heat. You’ll see that for yourself when you visit our Palestine dealership and explore our huge inventory of new Toyotas! From the hot-selling RAV4 to the ever-practical (but surprisingly spicy) Camry and Corolla and all the rest, McLarty Toyota has them all – and the best part? New or used, our vehicles are priced to sell quickly. And when you factor in the special deals and incentives that we offer, the Toyota of your dreams can be a reality that suits your budget better than you ever imagined! Visit us today and let us help you find the perfect vehicle for you at a price you’ll have to see to believe.

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