By Mason W. Canales

Killeen Daily Herald

Wine, eats, and other beverages are already on the menu, as the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce's Food and Wine festival is only two days away.

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce has organized a Food and Wine Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Harker Heights Community Park located at 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

"It is going be nice – good wine, food and music," said Ted Smith, chamber board chairman.

Between 25 and 30 vendors are already committed to the event, and still more are expected to participate, Smith said.

The chamber will probably be accepting vendors until that morning, said Chamber President Bill Kozlik.

The festival will host a variety of local food vendors from Olive Garden to the Peloton Ridge Country Club, Kozlik said.

The chamber is still compiling the list of wineries, Kozlik said.

"I think we have done very well on the vendors for this year, and the ones that aren't coming this year are committing to next year," Smith said.

Five bands will fill up the six-hour block the festival will run. The bands and solo artists included on the venue are Paul Cox, Cake in the Hall, Darryl Cruise, The Phantoms and Mac Bynum.

The chamber is expecting between 750 and 1,000 people to attend the event.

"It is going to be nice," Smith said. "My goal is to have a bunch of smiling faces leave the park on Saturday."

Tickets to the festival are $30 a person in advance and $35 at the gate. Advance tickets are available by contacting the chamber at (254) 699-4999. Each person who attends will receive a free wine glass. Find out more information about the festival at

"People should come and have fun," Smith said. "It will be a good time."

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7554.

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