Several events are planned Saturday during 'Spring Fest.'

The Houston Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off a daylong “Spring Fest” this weekend that includes everything from a health fair to demolition derby.

It’s the second year for the event, which is held at the chamber fairgrounds on North U.S. 63.

Here is a rundown on the activities:

–The TCMH Community Health Fair runs from 8 a.m. to noon at the community building.

–A barbecue competition is planned throughout the day. Persons can register on the site if not already pre-registered, said Sharon Horbyk, chamber director. The cost per team is $50.

–The Animal Shelter of Texas County will hold its popular weiner dog races, a pug crawl, dog show and mutt struct. Registration begins at 11 a.m.

–The chamber will host its first car show, which is sponsored by Cable America. These are the classes: Antique, classic (1948 -1986), muscle car, street rod and trucks. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

–Several motorcycle clubs are organizing a 100-mile ride. Proceeds benefit the Texas County Food Pantry. It begins at the fairgrounds and runs through Summersville, Eminence, Salem, Licking and back to Houston. For more information, call 417-260-2885.

–A demolition derby begins at 7 p.m. A $2,000 purse is included. The payout will be increased if 45 vehicles enter, said Horbyk.

–Vendors will have displays. It is hoped farmers market participants will also sell produce.

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