There is plenty to do in Conroe and Montgomery this weekend, from a Veterans Day barbecue cook-off to fall events and live music and theater.
Here are six things to do this weekend, Nov. 10-12:
1. Veterans Day barbecue continues at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Nonprofit organization Texans United For Freedom hosts the annual Cooking For Courage BBQ Cook-off. The event benefis the TUFF Foundation and The Lone Survivor Foundation, which bring awareness to honoring veterans, active military and first responders.
The three-day event started Thursday and continues through this weekend. Friday’s activities include an open barbecue and margarita cook-offs, live music, live and silent auctions and a fireworks extravaganza in the evening. Saturday’s events include the TUFF Kids Cook-off, live music, a car show and a Veterans Day ceremony led by the Conroe VFW Post 4709.
3-11 p.m. $5 (adults), free (12 years old and under). Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe. 832-712-1760. www.facebook.com/events/1869680756649174/
2. Bonfire and music at Chadillac’s Backyard Waterpark
Chadillac’s Backyard, a homemade waterpark and camping ground created in a Conroe resident’s backyard, hosts a weekend of camping, bonfires and live music from more than 10 bands. Park opens at 5 p.m. Friday and closes 7 p.m. Sunday. Chadillac’s Backyard Waterpark, 16038 Crowley Road, Conroe. 936-231-3327. www.facebook.com/events/157359788196509/
3. Montgomery County Nutcracker Market
The annual Nutcracker Market returns to Montgomery County on Saturday for a holiday extravaganza, featuring more than 150 vendors selling handmade accessories, jewelry, food and holiday decor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 281-610-8577. www.facebook.com/events/378929205827619/
4. Last chance to go to P-6 Farms’ corn mazes
P-6 Farms in Montgomery celebrates the last weekend of its annual Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival. The event features two corn mazes, farm animals, a candy cannon, a tractor hay ride, tug-o-war and pumpkin picking. P-6 Farms opened to the public on Sept. 23, and Nov. 11-12 is the last weekend of the fall season. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children age 2 and younger), $12.95 (online), $15.95 (admission). P-6 Farms, 9963 Poole’s Road, Montgomery. 936-597-6062. www.p-6farms.com
5. LIVE MUSIC
The Corner Pub
302 N. Main St., Conroe
Nov. 10 | DeAnna Wendolyn | 9 p.m.
Nov. 11 | Desdimona | 9 p.m.
The Red Brick Tavern
119 Simonton St., Conroe
Nov. 10 | Reverand Sleepy Ray | 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 11 | Summer Ashly | 9:30 p.m.
Nov. 12 | Johnny Riley | 11:30 a.m.