Cameron Fun Festival and CPD Barbecue Shoot-out offers something for everyone

The annual Cameron Police Department Shoot-out Barbecue Cook off is growing into an annual festival with literally something for everyone.
“We want a festival that offers a variety of entertainment and showcases Cameron,” said Daniel Willie, who is not only one of the organizers of the annual Shoot-out, but serves as president of the Cameron Chamber of Commerce this year. Other organizers are Julie Sulak, Sam Berry and Bobbi Weisman.
The newly minted Cameron Fun Festival and CPD Barbecue Shoot-out April 29-30 at Wilson-Ledbetter Park features a pet parade for children, 5K Beer & Brat Trot, washer tournament, horseshoe tournament, Kid Fish, bounce houses, arts and crafts booths, food and beverage concessions, live music on Saturday night and the Shoot-out Barbecue Cook off sponsored by the Police Officers Support Team. In addition the Cameron Car Club’s Classic Car Show will be Saturday, April 30, on the downtown square.
Many of the events were featured in the annual Dewberry Festival, which has been absorbed into this event.
“We are working with Texas Parks and Wildlife and the local Game Warden Buck Burchett to bring back the free Kid Fish event,” Willie said. At the last Dewberry Festival in 2015, the Kid Fish was cancelled due to flooding at Ledbetter Park.
Last spring’s flooding also affected the 2015 CPD Shoot-out, but all of the approximately 65 cooking teams that registered still came, Willie noted.
“This year, our event will probably be the largest sanctioned cook-off in Central Texas,” Willie said.
Events start Friday night, April 29, and continue all day Saturday, April 30. More details will be announced.