The fifteenth annual Mesta Festa will be held Saturday, October 9th at
Perle Mesta Park. The event will begin at noon and end around
6:00pm. As always, the best in local entertainment will be on hand
along with OKC’s best breweries. Beer and wine tasting will be
provided by Bricktown Brewery, Coach’s, Belle Isle Brewery, Texas Sux
Beer, Coop Ale, James E. McNellies Pub House, The Blue Note,
Mustang Brewing Company and Battered Boar Brewing Company.
Deer Creek Winery will provide wine tasting again this year.
What would any festival be without great food? Back by popular
demand, The Prohibition Room, located at 23rd and Classen, will be at
the park serving up their delicious Chicago Dogs. Big Truck Tacos will
make an appearance as well. They are a local favorite and made a
great contribution to the festive atmosphere last year. For something
sweet, Bella Crema Gelato will be back for their sixth appearance at
The annual Chili Cook Off takes on all new meaning this year. As
many of our neighbors know, Michael Persons was one of the founding
members of the Mesta Festa Committee. Michael was very active in
the neighborhood, having served on the board and participated in many
fundraising events. Michael passed away suddenly in December of
2009. To honor Michael and his contribution to Mesta Festa, the
Chili Cook Off will be known as the Michael Persons Memorial
Chili Cook Off. Everyone is welcome to participate and compete in
the cook off. Registration begins at 11:30 the day of the event at the
park. Entry fee is $5 per crock-pot of chili. Prizes and bragging
rights will be given to Best in Show and several other categories.
Wilson Elementary School will once again be conducting the children’s
activities, and a good time is promised!
Summer Steele has worked long and hard to get artists for the event.
It’s not too late to enter your work in the art festival/sale/contest.
Contact Summer Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dana Meister at email@example.com.
Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, kites, footballs,
hula hoops, friends, neighbors, relatives -- anything and everything to
make this a memorable event!
The event is free with a suggested donation of $12.00. If you would
like to volunteer to help, contact Mary Jane Southwick at 850.4920