Featured photo: A margarita from Fatty Arbuckles in the Red River District.
PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway has ended. Congrats to Christine G., our lucky winner!
Got plans for the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 3? Organizers of the 3rd Annual Red River Margarita Pour Off have made a pair of tickets available for one lucky 20×49.com reader to join in the fun as some of Shreveport-Bossier’s best restaurants and bars gather to compete for the title of “best margarita.” You must be 21 years of age or older to enter this contest and the winner and their guest will be ID’d at check-in to confirm identity and age.
To enter, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “It’s margarita time.” Entries must be received by noon on Wednesday, Aug. 30. A winner will be drawn at random and notified on Wednesday afternoon. Multiple entries will not increase your chances of winning.
The annual margarita pour off will be held in the Red River District of downtown Shreveport, 2-7 p.m., with live music from Southern Roots as well as tacos and beer for sale. As of right now, there are 18 bars and restaurants listed as competing, with an indication that more competitors will be announced. Pre-sale general admission tickets are $25 and a military discount is available. Purchase tickets or learn more about ticket pricing here.
Here’s how it works, courtesy of the official website:
-Each paid attendee will be given 1 margarita sampling card
-Each paid attendee will be given 1 wooden chip to vote with
-Each paid attendee will be given 1 wristband to verify age of 21 years or older
-Paid attendees will sample margaritas then place their wooden chip into the ballot box on the table of their favorite margarita
-The establishment with the most chips wins title, belt and a $1k cash prize
Proceeds raised at the Red River Margarita Pour Off will benefit a non-profit organization called GoSBC, whose stated mission is to “seed the birth of new restaurant concepts that are environmentally, socially and health conscious.”
If you attend the pour off, please celebrate responsibly and whatever you do, please don’t drink and drive.