SC Chamber Of Commerce Seeks Cook Teams For Sanctioned Barbecue Cook-Off

March 14, 2017 - Presented By Farmers State Bank

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces that the Grill Fest sanctioned barbecue cook-off, presented by Farmers State Bank, will take place Saturday, April 8 on the grounds of the Windham Civic Center. The Gold Sponsors are Tyson Foods and Roughrider Tire Service.  Entertainment is sponsored by the Windham Civic Center.

“Over $6,500 will be awarded in prize money to registered cook teams. Cook teams may register and enter the contest with a $150 registration fee prior to March 25 or $200 after that date,” according to the Grill Fest Committee. The barbecue cook-off is sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society.

Prize money for the top three cook teams will be awarded in three categories – Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. First place is $1,000, second place $750 and third place $500. Trophies will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Set-up, meat inspection and cooking will begin Friday afternoon, April 7. Cook teams may also take part in the Bean Cook-Off with a $10 entry fee and jackpot prize.

An entry wristband will be $10 with the public invited to sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations.

In addition to the Chillin’ and Grillin’, there will be a Washer Pitching Tournament, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, a 42 Tournament and music.  

Registration forms and additional information is available at or at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office – 936-598-3682.  Questions may be emailed to