Weekend Planner for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Taste of Bridgeoport


Sip, sample and shop at Taste Bridgeport Saturday.

The Texas food and wine celebration on Halsell Street in downtown Bridgeport is 4 to 9 p.m., followed by a concert featuring the Spazmatics – a crazy 1980s cover band.

Advanced ticket sales run through Wednesday. Cost is $30 each or $55 for couples. They can be purchased online at or at the Chamber office.

Tickets will be available at the gate for $40 each. You’ll have the chance to visit 16 food stops and 13 beverage booths, featuring beer, wine and whiskey. Plus, you can shop Bridgeport’s downtown stores and boutiques.

This is the third year for the event, and what started as an intimate food and wine pairing has evolved into a full-blown buffet. You won’t go away hungry!



Gather up the family and head to Paradise Saturday for some good, old-fashioned fun.

The Paradise Main Street Festival is downtown. Festivities include musical acts all day, including the Higher Praise Quartet, Brandon Gentry and the Wise County Chorus, among others.

There will be a vintage car and tractor show, a collection of cute travel trailers courtesy of the Getaway Gals and lots of vendors and food trucks. The festival wouldn’t be complete without its quilt show and a Blue Ribbon Baking Contest, plus a silent auction and raffle items, all on display at the fire hall.

Cost to attend? Nothing. This shindig is free. Guests are encouraged to park at the high school and ride the shuttle – also free – to downtown.

To enter any of the contests, go to the Paradise Historical Society website, Questions? Call 940-859-3691.



The Decatur Eagles are inviting a slew of friends, including many local teams, to a race at the Reunion grounds.

Reunion Run is Saturday at Joe Wheeler Park at the Wise County Fairgrounds. Athletes look forward to a flat, fast course as a final tune-up before their district contests.

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