• Watermelon Festival - BBQ Cook-Off

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    Name: Watermelon Festival - BBQ Cook-Off
    Date: July 21, 2018
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    Event Description:
    The 2018 Watermelon Festival BBQ Cook-off is sanctioned by the IBCA!  See the official IBCA Rules.

    Trophies plus cash prizes awarded for top three scores in each of Beef Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, and Chicken categories: 1st place $100, 2nd place $75, 3rd place $50, in addition to Grand Champion trophy plus $200 cash, and Reserve Champion trophy plus $100.

    Jackpot Margaritas will be held Friday night, July 20th, with a 50% payout, and Jackpot Beans will be held during the cook-off on Saturday, also with a 50% payout.

    Turn-in Times

    Jackpot Margaritas: 8:00 p.m. (Friday)
    Jackpot Beans: 10:30 a.m.
    Chicken: 12:00 p.m.
    Pork Spare Ribs: 1:30 p.m.
    Beef Brisket: 3:00 p.m.
    East side of FM 1887 at Main St, Hempstead, Texas, across from the Gazebo Park
    Date/Time Information:
    Check-in between noon & 5 p.m. Friday
    Head Cook's Meeting TBA
    Contact Information:
    Entry fee is $150.00, showmanship included
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