With a full slate of live music, food, games and events, organizers of this year's Robstown Cottonfest say they believe this will be a fun-filled weekend at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds.
The event kicks off at noon Saturday, with live music and an ICBA Cookoff Competition.
Live musicians with a wide variety of musical styles, including mariachis, Tejano, country, soul and contemporary Christian will perform throughout the day Saturday and Sunday.
Headlining performers include Ricardo Castillon y la Diferenzia, Jaime y los Chamacos, Los s Arias and local band, Raya.
At 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, a Man vs. Food eating competition will be held for the first time ever at Cottonfest. Categories include a five pound angus burger and spicy "suicide" hot wings.
This year's event will also feature a car show to be held all day Sunday. Admission is free for spectators, and categories include lowrider, hotrod/muscle cars, classic, bike, import/domestic and truck.
The traditional Nueces County Country Time Live Turtle Races will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Moises Vasquez, a representative of Ixpoze Marketing, the company in charge of promotion for the event, said organizers changed the name from "Cottonfest" to "Robstown Cottonfest" this year to highlight the pride the community has in their city.
"We're very proud of the progress the city has made," Vasquez said. "We're a hub, and we want to welcome our friends from San Patricio, Jim Wells and Kleberg to come check us out.
For more information, contact the Robstown Area Development Corporation at 387-3933.