Haymaker’s July 4th Pickled-Egg Eating Contest Benefits East Austin Children’s Artist Program

Written by Carmen Maverick

Final Showing of Little Artist BIG ARTIST Exhibit at Pump Project Art Complex. Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos.

Photo by Jennifer M. Ramos.

Local neighborhood comfort food and drink haven Haymaker is signing up participants for a pickled-egg eating contest to benefit the East Austin-based Little Artist BIG ARTIST program.

Haymaker’s 1st Annual Pickled Egg Eating Contest is Friday, July 4 at 4:30 p.m., 2310 Manor Road. $20 entry fee includes a commemorative T-shirt, drink of choice, and a chance to eat as many habanero house-pickled eggs as possible in 5 minutes for the grand prize of $250.

“We love to take part in events and programs that are uniquely Austin, like Little Artist BIG ARTIST,” said Haymaker’s Sarah Miller. “Everyone’s invited to cheer on the participants. “Support from the neighborhood builds a strong local network for Little Artist BIG ARTIST,” says Pati Shampton, Chula League’s executive director. “This event shows how East Austin residents and businesses partner to benefit kids, schools and arts education. We’re excited to celebrate Independence Day with Haymaker and find the fastest pickled-egg eaters in Austin.”

To sign up or for more information contact or sign up in person at Haymaker. A maximum of 15 contestants can participate.

About Little Artist BIG ARTIST (LaBA) Program + Chula League
Every spring “Little Artists” learn how art — such as pottery, painting, and photography — moves from budding idea to the marketplace. “BIG ARTISTS” provide time and professional experience as working artists to guide Little Artists to envision, plan and create at least two pieces of artwork. Little Artists debut their work at a spring show, along with a journal and a piece by their BIG ARTIST. One piece from each Little Artist is sold via auction at the annual Cherrywood Art Fair in December. Auction proceeds are donated back to the Little Artists’ school art programs. For more information visit http://chulaleague.org/little-artist-big-artist.

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 April 2014 Little Artist BIG ARTIST Exhibit at Pump Project Art Complex.

Both LaBA and the Art Fair are programs of Chula League, a non-profit organization dedicated to the valuable role of arts in East Austin neighborhoods. To date, Chula League has endowed more than $20,000 to East Austin schools from Cherrywood Art Fair and Little Artist auction proceeds.

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