When it comes to hosting a music festival packed with Texas talent and extreme entertainment, the third time's a charm. Over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, Adam Carrillo will host his third annual Labor Day at the Super C Lake, and he promises it will be the best yet.
The musical lineup boasts more than a dozen acts including Casey Donahew Band, Wade Bowen, Johnny Cooper, Turnpike Troubadours, Rich O'Toole and more. A few hot local acts like the Clint Levi Band and Mike Stanley will also take the stage.
The entertainment doesn't stop there - Carrillo has a full slate of extreme sports in store. Carrillo, a retired professional bull rider, said CBR (Championship Bull Riding) will take hard hitting action to the arena Saturday and Sunday in the Horizon Series produced my his brother, Gilbert Carrillo, also a retired bull rider.
"It is a team event, which brings in more stock contractors, instead of just two or three like a lot of events," Carrillo said. "The bull riding will offer a lot of action."
How about some gasoline fueled action? The Pinn-it-riders, a motorcycle freestyle stunt show, will also wow the crowd. As of Tuesday, Carrillo said he was still working to bring another extreme team - Red Bull's North Texas Wakeboard Exhibition Team - to the lake.
If you like competition, Carrillo said you will not want to miss the volleyball and washer and horseshoe tournaments.
And if you prefer the heat of the kitchen over the heat of competition, the three-day festival will be home to a CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) sanctioned chili and bean cook-off.
Carrillo said events throughout the day, including tube rides for the kids, fishing and camping make Labor Day at the Lake an event for the whole family. Children six and younger are free.
"This a kid-friendly event," Carrillo said. "But at about 9 p.m., when the sun goes down, we like to put the kids to bed and have a little more fun."
For tickets, directions and more information, visit www.superclake.com. Advanced tickets will remain on sale through Sept. 1 and may be purchased by calling 485-7881.