The Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate the outdoors at our upcoming event - Hunt Hondo, scheduled for August 11, 2018. Hunt Hondo will be held at Paloma Pachanga, a premier dove hunting destination located just east of Hondo city limits.
Supported by the City of Hondo, the day begins with a beautiful cross-country 5K "Outrun the Gun" fun run/walk. Designed with the whole family in mind, the race will wind around the property offering a true cross-country jaunt! Awards will be given for top runners in youth, mens and womens divisions and, of course, a best dressed camo award.
The Texas Dove Hunters Association will bring back the very popular Dove 101 seminar. Great for anyone new to hunting, this class encourages all who are age 8 and up. The class offers safety lessons, bird identification, ethics in the field and hands-on demonstrations. Lunch and a Dove 101 booklet are also included in this class.
Be sure to bring the little ones and get them registered for the “Cutest Camo Kid”. The Cutest Camo Kid must be 5 years old or younger and dressed to impress in their finest camo attire and gear (no live weapons). Winners will receive prizes for top boy, top girl and overall camo cutie.
Kid's Fishin' is back for children up to age 14. A catch and release activity, bait will be provided, you bring your favorite pole! This event is sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Game Warden, Jorge Tamayo will also bring the Operation Game Thief trailer and provide information on the services TPW provides.
The 2nd Annual Silver Creek Meat and Outdoor Gear Archery Competition will take place starting at 9:00am. Divisions available for youth and adult, traditional and compound.
Bring all your friends out and enjoy the day shooting skeet! Paloma Pachanga will be offering shoots from 9am to noon at their beautiful 5 stand skeet range overlooking the Hondo Creek. All you need to bring is your gun and ammunition. Ammunition will also be available for purchase from Paloma Pachanga.
Raffle tickets will be sold all day for chances to win guns, fishing trips, dove hunts and other related items. Raffle tickets can be found online, at the Chamber office and will be sold all during the event.
Hunt Hondo wouldn't be complete without a Dove Dance! Landry Scott Ritter & Double Bogey take the stage at 7:00. Americana at its finest, LSR & Double Bogey move quickly from one tune to the next and know how to read a crowd! Coming off the release of his first solo album, Taking Flight, Landry Scott Ritter hits the ground running by featuring 10 originals all guaranteed to make you move.
The Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to bring back the Parisa Pachanga! A "cook-off" of sorts of the county's favorite snack that brings out old and young who have held the family's recipe in their hands since birth.
For 175 years this delicacy has been passed down with pride from French/German immigrants who knew a thing or two about raw beef and how to prepare it. Hyperlocal to South Texas, primarily Medina County and specifically Hondo, Castroville, Quihi and D'Hanis, parisa is as unique as the people who prepare it and in these parts this delicacy and it's varied recipes are taken very seriously.
This unique meat spread is traditionally made with finely chopped raw beef, peppers, spices, cheese and is cured with lemon or lime juice. Every recipe is indicative of the family it traveled to to the new world with, and is "the best" depending on who you ask. Some say the perfect vehicle for the spread is a saltine cracker, and is best washed down with an ice cold beer.
At last year's inaugural event, Alvarez Meat Market took home the 1st place prize and more importantly, the bragging rights. Find out who will win this year... What’s in your recipe?
For more information,or to register for any of these events visit the Chambers webpage athttps://www.hondochamber.org/hunt-hondo and be sure to “Like” the Chambers Facebook page for updates and contest info.