Shootout on the Sabine returns for third year

Published 8:43 am Monday, May 16, 2016

Special to The Leader

The City of Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting the 3rd annual “Shootout on the Sabine” DSRA Drag Boat Races event from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at the City of Orange Boat Ramp.

This event will include 50 to 60 racers from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Depending on the classification, speeds of more than 100 mile per hour are possible and are sure to entertain those of all ages.

Food and drink vendors will be on site serving BBQ, hamburgers, kabobs, seafood, pistolettes, links, cheese sticks, gumbo, desserts, ice cream, and much more. Craft vendors will also be on site. There will be a children’s activity area, which will include bounce houses, rock climbing, remote control boat races, and Kingdom Zoo.

There will also be live entertainment by American Idol finalist Kree Harrison, a native of Orange County, at the Riverfront Pavilion, which is scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday. The concert is sponsored by Cecil Atkission Motors. Please bring chairs and coolers for the concert only.

Both events are free to the public. No dogs, no pets, and no coolers allowed at the City Boat Ramp.

“The purpose of the Shootout on the Sabine event is intended to promote tourism and hotel stays. We are excited to bring the community together with family friendly fun for all ages,” Brandy Judice, CVB coordinator, said.

For additional information, please contact Judice at the Orange CVB office at 409-883-1011.