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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hillsboro, Texas, Casts Spell of the Seven Seas 

The charismatic Texas town of Hillsboro is cooking up a great start to summer with two fun-filled events on the first weekend of June. 
The festivities kick off on June 1 and 2 with a finger-lickin’ good time at Hillsboro’s first annual Steak Cook-Off which will include competitive cooking, wine tasting, arts and crafts, live music and a carnival. Steak dinner and wine tasting tickets are on sale now for $20.
And then – ahoy ye captains, first mates, scallywags and lassies, put on ye best pirate threads for a fancy festival: the Texas Pirate Festival on June 2 and 3 at 8581 State Highway 171.
Jack Sparrow enthusiasts will be in for a fun-filled treat with more than 100 vendors, swordplay, singing, dancing and games – without the fear of Davy Jones’ Locker.

The festival won’t cost visitors an arm, a leg or a lot of booty. However, missing this swashbuckling festival deserves a walk off the plank. Children ages six and under are free; six to 12 are $5; adults are $12.
Visit www.middlefest.com or call Paul at 254.582.6238 for more information.
Hillsboro is located in North Central Texas and is the county seat of Hill County. A town just off Interstate 35, Hillsboro is the primary center for trade and commerce in Hill County and is the midway point between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Waco. Hillsboro is home to the popular Outlets at Hillsboro as well as many antique stores, museums, restaurants, and historic bed and breakfasts that unite the city’s small town atmosphere with modern convenience. Also serving as the gateway to Lake Whitney, Hillsboro offers both visitors and residents “everything within reach.”
For more information about top events in Texas take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Texas.