The Cameron Chamber of Commerce and Working for Cameron are hosting the 5th Annual Steaktober Fest in historic downtown Cameron on October 12th and 13th, 2018. A Steak cookoff and Steak Dinner on Saturday will feature our own local beef producer, 44 Farms, with Ribeye steaks and all the trimmings, A true Farm to Table Event!
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 100 years as an organization in October 2018. On October 14th, 1918, the State of Texas approved the incorporation of the Cameron Commercial Club working as a Chamber of Commerce for the city of Cameron. Robert B. McLane, T.N. Herring and B. F. Bonds, business men of Cameron, who are listed on the original charter, began organizing a group of men to bring commerce, development, transportation and a better way of life to the citizens of Cameron. We are truly grateful for the foresight of these men and their families.
We have organized our 100-year celebration in conjunction with the Steaktober Fest on October 12 & 13th, 2018. City Manager Rhett Parker is the Chair of the Festival and is working with Melanie Reed, Retail Tourism Development and Chamber Director, along with the Chamber Board of Directors to make this a tremendous event.
This year we have coordinated with Cameron ISD, because of the C. H. Yoe High Homecoming game on October 12th. We are planning to kick off the event on Friday Night with music, food, beer, wine and artists. Bagley Pecans and the Mercantile Bistro is allowing us to utilize their facilities and we have some great plans to make that a destination both Friday night and Saturday. We are changing things up, adding innovative ideas and making this a fun filled weekend for all!
On Saturday October 13th, festivities will begin at 10:00am in historic downtown Cameron. We have Artist Western Round Up Artist, Neeley Studios and more. Crafters and Farmers Market Vendors. Local winery En Gedi Vineyards and more. We have Antique Vendors bringing in some great items for vintage shoppers. Cameron Car Club will have their vehicles on display along with a Car Cruise In.
The Steak Cookoff competition is being organized by Julie Sulak, State Farm Agent with Working for Cameron, Sam Berry & Daniel Willie. Steak cookers will be on the downtown square ready to compete in the steak cookoff with 44 Farm ribeye steaks, Blood Mary and Appetizer contests. This cookoff is sanctioned by the Steak Cookers Association, and will be judged by celebrity judges!
Cameron and Milam County have such rich heritage, so we want to showcase our three museum locations, on Saturday. We will again have speakers and demonstrations at the Milam County Museum. We are planning Historical Tours, which will originate from downtown, more information will follow.
Music will be played all throughout the day, with bands like, E Flat Porch Band, Charlie Wyler, Nestor Rios and friends with some great jazz music and to name a few. We will close the night with a Street Dance with Chris Martinez.
Fireworks Celebration will begin at Dusk and last for about 15 minutes in the downtown area. Join us on the square.
Mark your calendars for Steaktober Fest in Cameron as your weekend destination in October. For additional information please check our Facebook page Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce or this page. Artist, crafters, and other vendors may call Melanie Reed or Maddie Kostroun at 254-697-4979 or email Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maddie at Maddie.email@example.com .