Paragon Casino Resort Hosts BBQ Throwdown, Car Show and Christmas Extravaganza Saturday, November 21

Screen Shot 2015-11-18 at 1.33.09 PM–Sample the best BBQ in the South, enjoy and classic auto show and start holiday shopping–

MARKSVILLE, La. (November 12, 2015) – Paragon Casino Resort is hosting a variety of special activities on Saturday, November 21. The 7th Bi-Annual Tunica-Biloxi Indian Political Action Committee (TBIPAC) BBQ Throwdown will take place at the Paragon Casino RV Resort, in conjunction with the 9th annual Cruisin’ Southern Style Classic Car Show, hosted by Southern Style Cruisers. On the same day, the 10th annual Marksville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Extravaganza will be held in the Mári Showroom, giving shoppers an opportunity to get a head start on their holiday shopping.

The annual TBIPAC BBQ Throwdown features the best barbecue from all over Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi. Contestants compete in three categories: pork spare ribs, brisket and chicken for an entry fee of $164.00. Lagniappe categories include: Margaritas, Sauce, Soup/Gumbo, Dessert and Kids Que, for an entry fee of $25.00 each. Winners in each category will receive cash prizes. Spectators can enjoy tasty barbecue plates served from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for $8.00 each. Craft and food vendors will be set up next to the RV Resort volleyball courts. For more information on the November 21 BBQ Throwdown, please call Amy Sampson at 318-240-6414.

The Cruisin’ Southern Style Car Show is free and open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the Paragon Casino Resort parking lot off of Highway 1. The annual car show gives car enthusiasts an opportunity to show off their classic vehicles. Participants can register on Friday, November 20 from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a fee of $30.00, or on Saturday, November 23 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for $35.00. For $100.00, vendors can secure a location on the campgrounds. All proceeds from the car show will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information on the car show, contact Mike Leduc at 318-346-6367.

Also on November 21, the 9th annual Marksville Chamber of Commerce Christmas Extravaganza will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the Mári Showroom. Admission is $2.00. More than 80 vendors will offer a variety of merchandise, including home-baked goods, candles, purses, jewelry, LSU/Saints items, arts and crafts and holiday decor. Also, shoppers will have a chance to win special giveaways every 30 minutes. For more information on the shopping extravaganza, please call the Marksville Chamber of Commerce at 318-253-0284 or 318-253-4226.