Talk about your fall classics. The Heights Park Neighborhood Association has treated the neighborhood to OktoberFest for quite some time. But, just as the trees are shedding their leaves, this festival is shedding its former format for a fresher, frothier, more fun fall festivity. Say that fffffive times fffffast!

This year’s festival will be at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, on Thompson Drive between Newberry and Greenleaf. It will feature a Chili Cookoff judged by those in the know. Residents are encouraged to whip out their biggest pot and bestest recipe and enter the contest by sending an email to

Prizes will be awarded for the top three tastiest treats.

1st place – $50 gift card to Deep Cuts Dallas Custom Butcher Shop

2nd place – $30 gift card to Haystack Burgers and Barley

3rd place – $20 gift card to Dog Haus Biergarten

If you don’t cook, just come and chow. And don’t forget to bring the beer — after all, it is OktoberFest!

Heights Park Neighborhood Association will provide all the fixins, hot dogs, and root beer for those teetotalers. Come kick off fall with all your neighbors. For the latest information, visit the Heights Park OktoberFest Facebook event.

The Rules for Chili Cookoff Contestants
  1. Sign up to enter by emailing
  2. Contestants must have a crockpot and prepare enough for neighbors to enjoy.
  3. Chili participants need to arrive at 5 p.m. Judges at 5:15 and party starts at 5:30!


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