17th Annual Cookoff – November 9, 2019

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Paella.  Originally from Valencia, Spain, where it is traditionally eaten on Sundays, paella is now enjoyed the world over.  Paella Lovers United is an Austin based group that loves Paella and holds an annual festival each fall.   We welcome you to join in on all the fun.   Can you believe we will be celebrating 17 years of Paella Lovin’ spirit?   We welcome you to unite with our group and become an official “Paella Lover”!

Our 17th annual Spanish culinary festival is an outdoor event: (held each fall).  Event Date: Nov 9, 2019 – rain or shine.  General admission doors open 12:00 PM. Competition starts at 12:30 and runs until sunset(ish).  During that time you will have opportunity to see and taste the many paellas being made by our competing teams and also enjoy a great selection of tapas (Spanish appetizers) while listening to and watching live Flamenco music and dance.

Location: Paella Lovers United is moving to our beautiful new location at Camp Ben McCulloch 18301 Fm 1826Driftwood, Texas.  Right across the street from the Salt Lick. There will be plenty of free on-site parking and camping for those who wish to spend the night.  ( $15 per day for tents and $20 for RV’s  512-858-2084 )

Team Sign-up is available now.  Please see Paella Team Registration
Team Entry Fee: Paella Competition Teams: $35 – allows 3 Paella team members max
Adults: $57
Children 7-15:  $20
Children 6 and under free with parent
Reserved Table: $625 –  Includes 1 private, reserved table, 8 adult tickets, 2 bottles wine

Entry includes tapas, paella, beverages, live flamenco music and dancing performances, and unforgettable memories!

Advanced Ticketing is required

In order to properly accommodate all those attending, advanced tickets must be purchased though the  tab. This is to assure that we have enough goodies on hand for everybody’s enjoyment.  We have taken every effort to keep costs down and still provide a quality gathering.   Each year’s surprising record turnouts have prompted us to make a few changes.  Last day to purchase tickets will be Oct 31, 2019 unless we sell out.

NOTE:  Due to the size of this gathering and the Texas Alcohol Beverage Control (TABC), we are also forced to request BYOB.

Seating may be somewhat limited.   You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs, folding tables and/or blankets.

We look forward to seeing you.

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