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Anna Mazzocchi
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Okra is a classic staple to any Southern table, and thank goodness for that. The delicious vegetable is one of the most versatile out there, and people have caught on to that over the years – so much so that in Dallas, we have an annual festival to celebrate it!

Okrapalooza is back for its 7th year in East Dallas. This food festival is increasingly popular each year, and we can see why. Chefs from all over come to compete in an okra cook-off, creating original dishes for crowds to taste, local breweries supplying beer, live music, activities for kids, and more. To top it all off, there is always a theme selected for the festival, and this year it is... The Beatles!

Okrapalooza is put on by the Promise of Peace gardens, an organization dedicated to “turn vacant spaces into thriving places” by getting communities together and planting beautiful gardens. Their mission, through these gardens, is to teach the value of nutrition in our diets as well as the sanctity of the environment. Your ticket price of $50 will benefit this great cause.

If you agree that this is the perfect way to end your summer, you can purchase tickets here! Okrapalooza will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 9 at The Lot in Dallas. If you need more convincing, check out these photos from last year’s event.

See you on Sept. 9!

The Lot is located at 7530 East Grand Ave. 

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