The Vidor Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the Texas Bar-B-Q Festival for over three decades and it just keeps getting bigger every year. The main event of the festival is a massive cook-off which draws meat experts from all over the region to compete for cash and prizes. The competition has three categories: chicken, brisket, and ribs. There is also an overall winner and an award for showmanship. As an added bonus, visitors can enjoy top-notch live entertainment at the festival and a Queen of the Texas Bar-B-Q Festival pageant. Come on down and celebrate this authentically Texan cuisine.
Claiborne West Park
Claiborne West Park, located just east of Vidor, is a favorite spot amongst residents. The park sprawls out over 456 acres and features all of the facilities needed to host an outdoor barbecue, picnic, or family reunion. There are also several playgrounds, a tennis court, a basketball court, and even a disc golf course. Nature lovers will also be impressed by the outstanding birdwatching in the park and the nearly five miles of wooded trails. The park is even a popular destination for mountain bikers who like the challenge the trails offer.
The Stark Museum of A
The Stark Museum of Art, located in the nearby town of Orange, is home to an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century American western art which captures the experience of early settlers in the area. There is also a permanent exhibition of Native American pieces which includes both cultural artifacts and contemporary works from various regional tribes. To enrich the community, the museum hosts many events aimed at developing an appreciation for the arts in children and youth. For convenience, the facility is open Tuesday through Saturday all year long.