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Barbecue, mini golf and more coming to Mesquite

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 30, 2016

Mesquite will be bustling with activity May 6 through 8, hosting a barbecue competition, carnival, parade, vendor booths and miniature golf tournament.

Smokin’ Hot Mesquite Days will combine the barbecue from Smokin’ in Mesquite and the various entertainment from Mesquite Days into one large event. The first Smokin’ Hot Mesquite Days will feature award-winning barbecue teams from California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and various other states in a championship sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

More than 40 of the biggest names in barbecue will fire up their grills to prepare a variety of ribs, chicken, pork and beef brisket on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at the CasaBlanca Resort.

In addition to the  tastings, there will be a carnival, Zumba-thon, parade, City of Mesquite Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast, various vendors, live music, entertainment and more starting as early as Wednesday, May 4, and lasting through the weekend. A full schedule of events, dates, times and locations can be found at www.visitmesquite.com.
In addition, Eureka hotel-casino is hosting a miniature golf tournament as part of the weekend festivities. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 7, at 4 p.m. The 18-hole tournament is open to the public, with the chance to win a variety of cash and prizes.

There will be two rounds, with a portion of entry fees for the first round being donated to the players’ chosen alumni association. The second round will be open to those not part of an alumni association. In addition to the tournament winnings, creative golfers can win prizes for the ugliest pants, craziest socks, most school pride, best dressed and more. Food and beverages will be available at the event.

Additional details can be found at www.eurekamesquite.com.