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Employee Tamale Eating Contest

Sponsored by Market Street

  • Date: September 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Location: Wayne Ferguson Plaza
    150 W. Church Street
    Lewisville, Texas 75057
  • Introduction: City of Lewisville employees compete to eat the most tamales in 2 minutes.

Before the World Tamale Eating Championship presented by Market Street takes place during Western Days on Sept. 29, City of Lewisville employees have an opportunity to showcase their tamale-eating skills. This activity is part of Western Week, which includes a Movie in the Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Come by Wayne Ferguson Plaza at High Noon to watch employees compete for bragging rights and an opportunity to compete in the main competition on Saturday. 

Market Street will also be selling all flavors of tamales on-site, so you can have your lunch with some entertainment.

Lewisville Western Days offers two days of great family fun, including five stages of live music featuring Randy Rogers Band on Friday and Gary Allen on Saturday.

This year’s Western Days event will include an expanded Western Village featuring the Indigenous A.C.E dancers, the Kid Kountry Playground presented by Castle Hills, a mechanical bull, a working blacksmith, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Cattle Drive Parade, Castle Hills Culinary Corner, an art gallery exhibit at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, and many more exciting, family-friendly activities.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Attendees will need to present their ticket at the gate for free admission between the hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. However, beginning at 7 p.m. both nights, free tickets will no longer be redeemable, and a $10 charge will be assessed for admission for everyone except children under 12, who are always free.

Festival-goers are encouraged to use the free shuttle service to access the festival grounds. Shuttle hubs will be set up at DCTA Old Town Station, 617 E. Main Street; DCTA Hebron Station, 952 Lakeside Circle; and the parking lot at the Lowe’s at 1001 Valley Ridge Boulevard.

Shuttle times are 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturday from both DCTA stations. The shuttle schedule is the same from Lowe's on Saturday, but doesn't begin until 4:45 p.m. on Friday. Shuttles will run every 10-15 minutes. While this is a pet-friendly event, pets and weapons will not be allowed on shuttle buses per bus company policy. Limited public parking will be available in various lots around Old Town.

For the latest information on Western Days 2018, please visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com.