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Weatherford: Spiciest Festival Around!

October 6, 2012 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

Clark Gardens Fall Festival
the Spiciest Festival Around

Each year on the first weekend of October, Clark Gardens comes alive. Scarecrows greet Garden visitors as they stroll down Scarecrow Alley. Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes line the pathways, beautiful fall mums and fall asters bloom abundantly. Come celebrate the fall season in the Gardens as we host our annual Fall Festival, the Spiciest Festival Around.

Events include:

  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Children's Activities
  • Half Marathon / 5K Run
  • Food and Beverages
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Salsa Tasting
  • Scarecrow Alley & Contest
  • Evening Concert by Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes
  • Plant Sales
  • Hay Ride
  • Shop on Vendor Plaza
  • Native Plant Walk
  • 2012 Exhibit of Photography Contest Entries

Clark Gardens Spiciest Festival Around sports a Chli Cook-Off, music, food and entertainment highlighting Texas' chili lovin' cultures, salsa tasting, a children's activity area complete with clowns, games and face painting and a vendor promenade. Guests can tour the gardens on an old fashioned hay ride.Vendors proudly display their wares as music plays from the tent. Chili contestants dish out their top secret concoctions, competing more for the bragging rights than the prizes, and each sure that their chili is the best.

On display in the History House are the photographic works of area photographers. Each has been entered in the 4th Annual Garden Photo Contest vying for cash prizes and the coveted People's Choice Award.

The festival concludes with the music of Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes. Named by Harper's Bazaar as one of the top ten party bands in the United States, their show is guaranteed to bring down the house; capturing the looks, sounds and fun of the 50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's. Festival goers will dance and party the evening away.




  • 567 Maddux Road
  • Weatherford, Texas
  • 76088



  • $10 adult
    $5 children (5-12 years old)
    Children 4 and under free
    No rainy day passes or reciprocal memberships honored at Festivals.
    Reserve your table for the evening concert. Call 940-682-4856 or email for details.

Map of Event