Cameron Fun Fest kicks off tonight

The Cameron Fun Fest will nring back the popular Kid Fish event in Ledbetter Park Saturday.

This weekend’s new Cameron Fun Fest featuring the annual Cameron Police Department Shoot-out barbecue cook off offers something for everyone with variety of events headquartered at Wilson-Ledbetter Park and the annual Cameron Car Club Classic Car Show on the downtown square.
The barbecue cook off is likely to be the largest sanctioned event in Central Texas, according to 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 this weekend at Wilson-Ledbetter Park features the 5K Beer & Brat Trot, a pet parade for children, 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.
The Cameron Fun Fest 5K Beer and Brat Trot features categories for runners of all ages with a kids 1K for children up to 13 years of age starting at 8 a.m. and an adult 5K run/walk starting at 8:30 a.m. and featuring computerized chip timing for serious competitors. Medals will be awarded to all child participants; cash and prizes to adult competitors. In addition, cash prizes will be awarded for the best costume and largest group.
Beer and brats will be available at the finish - root beer and hot dogs for the kids. Adult registration is $25; kid registration is $10. (Free T-shirt Included). Runners may register anytime online at
In addition, the Cameron Car Club’s Classic Car Show will be Saturday on the downtown square, Club spokesman Tom Kelly said. The Car Show opens at 9 a.m.  with award classes available to cover any vehicle entered from 1900-2016. Cars may be entered the day of the show.
Like many of the events planned at Ledbetter Park, the car show was once a feature of the annual Dewberry Festival, which has been absorbed into this event.
The Cameron Fun Fest Kid Fish will be held at the Wilson-Ledbetter Park pond, under the direction of Game Warden Buck Burchett and Texas Parks and Wildlife. The free children’s fishing event starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Children must be accompanied by an adult and fishing poles will be available for those who do not have their own.
Rain is forecast over the weekend with chances of precipitation about 50 percent. If changes are made to the Fun Fest schedule as a result, announcements will be made through social media.