Due to recent rains in the area and forecasted storms for this weekend, the City of Schertz has rescheduled the SchertzQ: Schertz Turns 60 event and cancelled the BBQ competition scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at Pickrell Park. The City is looking to reschedule most of the event elements for Sunday, October 7 from 12:00PM – 9:00 PM on Main Street. Additionally, weather permitting, the fireworks show is planned for October 7.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the safety of all attendees and staff is our number one priority. Stay tuned to Facebook and Schertz.com for updates.
CELEBRATING THE CITY'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY AND The Best BBQ Cook-Off in Schertz
september 14 & 15, 2018
Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St
The City is celebrating 60 years of incorporation this September, and we want to bring our community out for two back-to-back days of fun! The celebration will include the annual IBCA sanctioned SchertzQ barbeque cookoff featuring some of the best BBQ cookers in South Texas. Live music and a Family Zone featuring activities and games will provide event goers entertainment for all ages. Bring your appetites, we'll have plenty of local food and refreshment vendors present. Craft and business vendors will offer a unique shopping experience, and families can enjoy a carnival. The evening will conclude with a firework spectacular!
We will be offering event shuttle service for SchertzQ event goers on Saturday, September 15. Shuttles will be running between the two pick up locations & Pickrell Park from 3:00 - 7:30 PM and 8:40 - 10:00 PM. The shuttle will break during the fireworks show from 7:30 - 8:40 PM.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14:
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Test your skills with life-sized versions of favorites: Jenga, Connect Four, Checkers, Twister, Yahtzee, Tic-Tac-Toe, Hopscotch, Matching Game.
SOUNDS OF THE TIMES
Connecting the past with the present, enjoy the music of SoundCream Airstream. This unique music experience will have you tapping your toes and dancing in the night. Blankets and lawn chairs encouraged.
A selection of rides and games from Alamo Attractions, Inc. Carnival will be open from 6:00 - 10:00 PM.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:
Bring the entire family for a fun afternoon of games, activities and contests. The FREE Family Zone will be open from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Elements include a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable playground, rock wall, bungee jump, photo booth, car show display, tie-dye art, cake walk, and Settler's Corner, presented by the Schertz Historical Preservation Commission.
Live music begins at 2:15 PM. Scheduled to appear:
2:15 PM: Silver Serenaders
3:00 PM: Marcy Grace
5:00 PM: Prophets & Outlaws
A selection of rides and games from Alamo Attractions, Inc. Carnival will be open from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Watch the Fireworks Show from Pickrell Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a front row seat (canopies are not allowed).
Fireworks Show, sponsored by H-E-B, is scheduled at 8:15 PM.
IBCA SANCTIONED SCHERTZQ BBQ COOK-OFF
Test your BBQ skills at the cook off. Entrants compete in three categories - Chicken, Ribs, and Brisket- for a chance at a $10,000.00 purse. Cook sites are nestled throughout Pickrell Park just steps away from family activities and live music.
JUNK ART COMPETITION
You know what they say, "One man's trash is another man’s treasure." So go ahead, rummage through that recycle bin and head right to the craft room. Crafters of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the City of Schertz Junk Art Competition. All entries must be made from items that have served as one purpose and remade into art, for example an old sweater made into a stuffed animal, cereal box turned into a file organizer, plastic bottles into a light or even some tin turned into a sculpture. The sky is the limit.
A panel of judges will review entries by age category and select a finalist from each group. A Best-in- Show winner will be named out of all finalists and will receive a special Plaque of Recognition. Each category will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place ribbons, and all participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Any person ages 4 and up can enter
the contest. One entry per participant.
A selection committee will review artwork submissions based on the following criteria:
- Interpretation of the theme
- Technical skill
- Artistic appeal & design
- Level of Difficulty
- Entire entry must be made from 90% re-purposed material
Turn in time is from 9:30 –10:00 AM at Pickrell Park on Saturday, September 15 under the Family Zone tent. All entries must be received no later than 10:00 AM.
Finalists will be selected and notified at the SchertzQ event at 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 15. Entries must be picked up by 2:00 PM.
We are partying like it's 1958! As part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration, we will be offering free cupcakes, BJ's Root Beer, and Starbucks Coffee. Vendors will also have food and beverages for purchase.
|Food Vendor List|
|Gracie’s Ice Cream|
|Kona Ice of New Braunfels|
|Life's Lemons LLC|
|Old Fashion Kettle Corn|
|The Purple Pig BBQ|
|Letty's Aguas Frescas|
|Schertz United Methodist Church|
|Metrocom Rotary Club|
CRAFT & BUSINESS VENDORS
Opportunities for food-craft-business vendors are available. Please call the Events Office at (210) 619-1635 for more information.
|Resort Vacations, Inc.|
|River City Believers Academy|
|Floor Covering International|
|Hand Poured Hope Soy Candle Co|
|Simpler Times Hand Craft|
|Barking Bad Bakery|
|Lone Star Paws 4 A Cause (nonprofit|
|Gypsy's Lotions & Potions|
|Bad Mom T-Shirt Company|
|Texas Wood Work|
|Jill Hinrichs Realtor Simmonds Real Estate|
|Americraft Siding and Windows|
|Elite Metal Fabrications|
|Best Dressed Boutique|
|City of Schertz|