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34th annual ‘Cottonfest BBQ Cook-Off’ to be held

Posted: 3:31 PM, Sep 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-04 20:18:44-04

You might see a smoke ring in the air around Robstown at the end of the month.

That’s because Robstown officials have announced the 34th annual “Cottonfest BBQ-Cookoff.”

It’s an event most people will expect to see beef brisket, spare ribs and chicken.

More than a dozen cook-off teams will fire up their pits and grills. If you want to enter this year’s competition, organizers say the entry fee is $200 per team. If anyone wants to enter the event, call Wanda Russell at 361-933-5211.

This year’s Cottonfest is coming Sept. 28- 29 at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds (RMB Regional Fairgrounds) with the addition of a Cottonfest 5K run.

Along with bragging rights, this IBCA sanctioned event has a guaranteed $10,000 payout.