San Augustine hosting Saturday's Sassafras Festival

28th Annual Sassafras Fest on tap this weekend in San Augustine

One of the big draws in the fall in San Augustine is the annual Sassafras Festival, now in its 28th year. Set for Oct. 26-27, the festival features live music, arts, crafts, a barbecue cook off, a classic car show and even an old fashioned fudge contest loads of food and more.

Friday night will feature Burgers and Bingo from 6-9 p.m. with cards going for $20 in advance or $25 at the event with chances to win loads of prizes.

For visitors wanting to sample some of the best fudge around, the fudge making competition ends with awards and a sale. The aroma of smokers being stoked up for the barbecue cook off starts early on Saturday of the festival with categories of beef, pork and chicken all being judged.

Arts and crafts, petting zoo, live entertainment, a Halloween costume contest, classic car show are all part of Saturday's festivities.