Event Schedule

Thurs. May 23 | Fri. May 24 | Sat. May 25 | Sun. May 26

* schedule subject to change

23

May

Thursday

6:00 pm -

11:00 pm

Soft Opening Kickoff

The Local Cafe
211 Temple Hall Hwy
Granbury, TX 76049
 
This is the pre-party to the pre-party. This event is BYOB and open to all that wish to attend. No ticket is needed for this event. Space is limited and is first come, first serve.

24

May

Friday

10:00 am -

4:00 pm

Pre-Registration (with DJ T Foxxx)

Pre-registration has become a party of its own, or what they call a “Herf” in the cigar communities. A gathering of old and new friends, enjoying a cigar, and if lucky a great Craft Beer.Pre-Registration is designed so the attendee can get a bulk of their free gifts, and put them up, so they don’t have to carry them around. There is a lot of cool shopping and raffle winnings that you will want to have free hands and so you won’t have to stand in a long line to get in.

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Ballroom
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

1:00 pm -

4:00 pm

Granbury Signature Drink Competition

Best Western Granbury Inn & Suites - Outdoor Event
1517 Plaza Drive North
Granbury, TX 76048

Mixologists will get their chance to shine in this event! Competitors will mix up the best signature drink they can concoct, and the rest of the attendees will share the burden of drinking them all to decide who makes the best! Winners will have the name of their drink published in the Visit Granbury website, in over 200 social media communities, their name placed on the name plate of the Granbury Signature Drink Trophy, that every year’s winner will be placed on. Restaurants and bars will serve said drink all year long.

Hosted by Visit Granbury

Lake Granbury Conference Center
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

5:30 pm -

7:30 pm

The Drew Estate VIP Denim and Lace Dinner

An exclusive dinner where the attendee gets to break bread with all the royalty of the cigar and craft beer world. Yes, you get an amazing dinner, and of course Storm will provide you with some outstanding gifts, but what you are paying for, is the excitement of getting to rub elbows with some of the most passionate artists in the Premium cigar and Craft beer worlds.

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Ballroom
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

6:45 pm -

7:00 pm

Guest Speaker & Title Sponsor Presentation

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Ballroom
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

7:00 pm -

11:00 pm

 

CASI Chili with Beans Competition (ages 18+)

Turn in Time @ 7:00 pm

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

7:30 pm -

11:00 pm

The Drew Diplomat Legendary Pre-Party

The pre-party has easily become one of the most exciting events of CATSFEST. It is a true social event that you will not soon forget.  There will be exciting music with DJ TFOXXX, adult beverages, spectacular Craft Beer, and of course a couple of exciting premium cigars!

Best Western Granbury Inn & Suites - Outdoor Event
1517 Plaza Drive North
Granbury, TX 76048

8:00 pm -

11:00 pm

East of Dallas POD Chili Cook Off (ages 18+)

Turn in Time @ 8:00 pm
Automatic Qualifier to The Terlingua World Chili Championship 

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices


25

May

Saturday

8:00 am -
5:00 pm

Chili Cooks Set Up / Vendors Set Up & Exhibition

All vendors must be completely set up by 10:45 am

Lake Granbury Conference Center (Vendors)
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Hewlett Park (Chili Cooks)
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

10:00 am -
1:00 pm

Over the Top Bloody Mary Men's & Women's Competition (ages 21+)

Details coming soon!
Tickets can be purchased at https://texasmenstate.org

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

11:00 am -
4:00 pm

Registration Open

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Ballroom
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

11:00 am -
5:00 pm

VIP Gates Open - Cigar Round Up & Craft Beer Experience

Lake Granbury Conference Center
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

11:00 am -
10:00 pm

Silent Auction

Cost is $10 per person or any festival ticket

Lake Granbury Conference Center
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

12:00 pm -
5:00 pm

General Admission Gates Open - Cigar Round Up & Craft Beer Experience

Lake Granbury Conference Center
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

12:00 pm -

5:00 pm

Texas Men’s Jr. Championship (ages 8-17)

Turn in Time @ 12:00 pm

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

12:00 pm -

5:00 pm

Live Concert - Janie Balderas Band

Janie is a Texas country sweetheart songstress! A native Texan, she has been dubbed with the slogan "Country music with attitude," and she wears it well. Don't let the boots and cowboy hat fool you, she may be country but she has some rock n' roll running through her veins! Her voice is a blend of country, honky-tonk, rockabilly and rock. She definitely has her own sound and style and pretty much stays true to herself. Balderas and her band always make sure to entertain and have a good time with the crowd because that's what it's all about! For more info: Janie Balderas Band

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Outdoor Stage
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

12:00 pm -

12:15 pm

Opening Ceremony with Color Guard and National Anthem

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Outdoor Stage
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Junior ROTC

1:00 pm -

5:00 pm

Texas Men’s State Championship (ages 18+)

Turn in Time @ 1:00 pm
Automatic Qualifier to The Terlingua World Chili Championship 

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

2:00 pm -

4:00 pm

People’s Choice Open Chili Competition (ages 18+)

Your Vote Counts!

Turn in Time @ 2:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased at Hewlett Park for $5 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Take a stroll around to sample the best chili that Texas has to offer.

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park

650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

3:30 pm -

5:00 pm

SirBeardsALot Beard & Mustache Competition

Enter the SirBeardsALot Beard & Mustache Competition! This event takes place on Saturday in the main CATSFEST area. Contestants can compete in 6 awesome categories for outstanding prizes! Ladies can enter too and get in on the fun with the fake beard category!

Categories:

  1. “Sweetest Staches” – Natural and Styled Mustaches.
  2. “Prestigious Partials” – Goatees, Sideburns and Mutton Chops.
  3. “Bodacious Beardsmen” – Business Beards, Groomed Beards and Full Natural Beards.
  4. “Whiskerina” – Best (Fake) Creative & Artistic for the ladies.
  5. “Follicle Freestyle” – Most Creative & Artistic Men’s.
  6. “Overall Winner” – The five category winners go head to head for the Grand

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Ballroom
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by SirBeardsALot

4:00 pm -

4:05 pm

Craft Beer Winner Announced

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Outdoor Stage
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Junior ROTC

4:20 pm -

4:30 pm

Drill Team

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Outdoor Stage
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Junior ROTC

5:30 pm -

7:30 pm

GraburyRadio.com CATS Scavenger Crawl

Hosted by Yolanda “Yogi” Jones

Goals: for attendees to learn all about the city of Granbury and more specifically the town square, while having a blast! This will also give the townspeople a way to be part of the festival. No age restrictions.

Cost: $10 per individual OR a Concert, VIP, GA, Companion or Golf ticket.

Start location: The boardwalk bridge at the Conference Center, water side of the bridge. There will be a bag piper that will lead everyone over the bridge into the town square.

Requirements: You must have Instagram. 4 person teams

Historic Granbury Square
205 E Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048

6:00 pm -

8:00 pm

Live Concert - Proud Country - Taylor Bonham & Rhonda McCullough

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Outdoor Stage
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by VFW

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Asylum Cigar Press Olympics

10 fun adult games - traditional games with a cigar twist. Winners receive very cool prizes from Asylum Cigars.

Examples of Games

  1. Human Size Jenga
  2. Longest Ash
  3. Corn Hole
  4. Washers
  5. Flick ash in the floating cup
  6. Longest Ash Flick

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Parking Lot
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048

Hosted by Hosted by the San Antonio Cigar Riders
Sponsored by Asylum Cigars & Cigar Press Magazine

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Live Concert - Mark Trimmier Band

Lake Granbury Conference Center - Outdoor Stage
621 E Pearl Street
Granbury, TX 76048


26

May

Sunday

10:00 am -

4:00 pm

Cigars for Warriors 2-Person Scramble Golf Tournament

2-man scramble format, greens and cart fees included, hamburger bar. Top teams awards for hole in one prize, longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and worst score prize. Mulligans $5, max of 2. Shotgun start @ 10:00 am

Harbor Lakes Golf Course
2100 Clubhouse Drive
Granbury, TX 76048

11:00 am -

3:00 pm

Christmas in May - Mild Bill's Chili Verde Competition (all ages)

Turn in Time @ 12:00 pm
Mild Bills Chili Verde Rules Apply

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

12:00 pm -

5:00 pm

The Crazy Pizza Party

Best Western Granbury Inn & Suites - Outdoor Event
1517 Plaza Drive North
Granbury, TX 76048

1:00 pm -

5:00 pm

Christmas in May - CASI Red Chili Competition (ages 18+)

Turn in Time @ 1:00 pm
CASI Rules Apply

Websites for Rules & Information

Hewlett Park
650 E State Loop 426
Granbury, TX 76048

Sponsored by Mild Bill's Spices

 

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100% of the profit from this event will be donated directly to the military charity Operation: Cigars for Warriors!

 

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