Texaco Country ShowDown

The Texaco Country Showdown is where stars like Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus and Sara Evans got their start on the road to stardom. If you’re a country performer this is your chance to win the $100,000 national grand prize.

Texaco ShowDown

Real Country 103.5 KYSM is hosting the Texaco Country Showdown at Buster’s Bar and Grill July 18th starting at 7pm

Entries will be accepted until July 3rd. Ten semi-finalists will be chosen to perform in front of a panel of judges at Buster’s Bar and Grill on July 18th with the winner advancing to the regional competition. If you are chosen as a semi-finalist you will by notified by July 9th and you must be at Buster’s Bar and Grill for a sound check at 5:30pm on the night of July 18th.
For complete contest rules please click here.

BockFest 2014

2014 Bockfest will be on March 1st, 2014. Ticket includes buffet breakfast at Busters – doors open at 8:00 am. There are 54 seats available and will be first come first serve. Drop site will be at Target in New Ulm!
Come join the fun with 5,000 people show New Ulm how to party.

Tickets – $35
Time – leave Buster’s 9am – return to Busters approx 5pm 
Bockfest Bus

Chilifest 2013 -Saturday November 23rd

$7 cover

Bean Bag registration 10am – starts at 11am

Cost $20 team


November 23rd is the date for the 6th Annual Mankato’s ChiliFest for Vets and Rett!The event will once again be held at Busters Sports Bar & Grill, and will feature all sorts of events: Bean Bag Tournament, Silent Auction, Live Music, Kid’s Games, Raffle and of course, CHILI! 20+ teams from all over South Central Minnesota will be cooking up gallons of their best chili to try to claim bragging rights to the best chili in Mankato!

Proceeds will once again go to the Minnesota Rett Syndrome Research Association, as well as this year’s Veteran’s cause, the Wounded Warriors Guide Service – Mankato!

Bend Of The River Cookout- June 29th

Bend of the River Cookout will be held at Land of Memories Park in Mankato for 2014.

Mankato Ford Presents the 4th annual Bend of the River Cookout. This year we are excited to host the KCBS BBQ competition along with our amateurs and many other great events like: Bean Bag Tournament, Frisbee Golf Tournament, 3k Fun Run, Kayaking tours, And our great line up of music with Black Jack Billy as our headline.

Gorilla Fun Run in Mankato – April 20, 2013

This year April 20th sets the date for the annual Gorilla Fun Run. Last year we experienced over 500 crazy people suiting up in gorilla suites and running 2.4 miles to raise money for THE MIRACLE LEAGUE of North Mankato.

Don’t forget this years is going to be even bigger and better with an outdoor beer garden!