Big Feasts Happening This Weekend In North Texas
It’s going to be a busy weekend for Texoma, especially if you love to eat.
Saturday, the 59th annual University Kiwanis Pancake Festival begins at 6 am at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center at the MPEC. It’s all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, soda and socialization. Two things are certain at this event: you will eat more than you planned to and you will run into at least a half dozen people you know. Organizers expect 10,000 + hungry bodies to saunter through the door. 12 hours of all you can eat pancakes; who wouldn’t love that? And all the proceeds go for the many great causes (such as scholarships) that Kiwanis supports. Tickets are $7 in advance, $8 at the door and are available at all United Supermarket locations, A-1 Rentals and from any University Kiwanis member.
Sunday, the feast continues down the road in Scotland, Texas. The media man for the event, Jerry Smith, says the annual Scotland Sausage Feed became an annual event in 1980. It has grown and, each February, swells the population of Scotland from about 500 to well over 1,500 or even more! The men of the Knights of Columbus put on the event each year, with deserts provided by the Saint Bonafice Parish Christian Mothers. The event is the sole fundraiser for the Scotland Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus Hall is located on US 281, just 16 miles south of Wichita Falls. The meal is served from 11 am to 2:30 pm. The Knights will prepare 3,000 pounds of their special (and super-secret recipe) sausage blend. You can enjoy the German Sausage, sauerkraut and all the trimmings there or purchase sausage to go by the pound. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12.