The smell of barbecue and grills smoking will fill the air this Friday and Saturday, as the 19th Annual Knights of Columbus Cook-Off will be held. This event will feature some of the “legends” of the barbecue world. Granted, they may only be legends in their own minds! But the food will be great and the smells will make your mouth water.
Senator Charles Perry has signed a Proclamation designating this event as a sanctioned event, which makes this an International Barbecue Cookers Association event. Points will be awarded for each category which will go toward qualifying for the State Cook-Off.
This annual event will feature anywhere from 20 – 50 teams of cooks preparing brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken, chili and beans.
The entry fee is $150 for three meats or $75 for individual meats, with an 80% payout for the three meat categories. Pinto Bean contest has a $10 entry fee, and the Chili Cook-Off has an entry fee of $25. There is also a Kid’s Choice Contest on Friday night with a $10 entry fee. Turn in will be at 7 p.m for the kids.
While it is a good time to just walk around and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells, you cannot buy any food during the cook-off. What you can do, however, is be a judge!
They are always needing more judges. To be a judge for this event, you must be 18 or older. Judging will take place at varying times.
11 a.m. – Beans
12 p.m. – Chicken
1:30 p.m. – Pork Ribs
2 p.m. – Chili
3 p.m. – Brisket
For more information, contact Jesse – 432 – 631-1249, or Justin -806-236-0362.
This fundraising event goes to support efforts of the Knights of Columbus, which include help meeting needs in the community, as well as scholarships for graduating high school seniors.