Norman Fall Fest offers a lot of fun for everyone


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    The Norman Fall Fest kicks off Friday, October 16 with a parade and chili cook off and continues Saturday with a day filled with fun for everyone.
    The festival kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with a parade through town, followed by a chili cook off to begin at 6:30 p.m.
    The chili cook off is sponsored by the Caddo Hills FCCLA. The entry fee for the chili cook off will be $10 per chili entered and contestants may enter more than one batch of chili. First, seco nd and third place winners will be awarded with the winner given the distinction of “Best Chili in Montgomery County”.
    All ingredients must be precooked and the chili must be brought to the event ready to eat. Contestants are asked to bring the chili in a covered black pot. Contestants are required to provide their own utensils and products related to the chili. Spoons and cups for use by the public will be provided.
    Each contestant must cook a minimum of four quarts of competition chili. Any extra chili will be for public consumption.
    The chili will be judged on texture, flavor, consistency, spice and taste, aroma and color.
    For more information regarding the chili cook off please contact Karalee Black at (870) 223-3846, or by email at
    Saturday will have an early start with the Norman 5K Run scheduled to leave the starting line at 7:30 a.m. Runners will meet at the Norman Square. Registration is $20 per runner if received by Wednesday, October 14, and $25 afterward. Kids can run for $10 and all students can run for $15. Contact information for the 5K is
    Participants in the car show will register from 8 to 10 a.m. Winners will be awarded in 12 catagories based on age of vehicle and whether they are customized.
    There is a $20 entry fee for the first car and each additional car may be entered at a cost of $10 per car. The car show will conclude at 3 p.m.
    A 3-on3 basketball tournament will begin at 9 a.m. The tournaments are open to players of all ages. Teams will participate in pool play with bracket positions based on pool play. There will be a $35 entry fee payable to Caddo Hills Schools STUCO. For information call (985) 221-2127, or email
    A co-ed slow pitch softball tournament will begin at 10 a.m. Minimum age to play is 18 with all teams must play at least five women on the field with at least two men and two women in the infield. There will be a $150 entry fee payable to Caddo Hills Schools STUCO. For information call (985) 221-2127, or email
    The pageant will include nine age catagories ranging from newborn to 21 years old.
    Age categories include: Tiny Baby Miss (0-12 months); Baby Miss (13-23 months); Tiny Miss (2-3 years old); Little Miss (4-6 years old); Junior Miss (7-9 years old); Pre Teen (10-12 years old); Teen Miss (13-16 years old); Miss (17-21 years old).
    The pageant will be held at the old Normal School across from the square October 17 at 4 p.m.. All contestants are asked to ride in the parade October 16 at 5 p.m. All entries must be turned in by October 16.
    For more information regarding the pageant please contact Trudy Carter at (870) 356-7427, Teresa McCarter at (870) 828-1524.

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