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Grill Fest 2019



Grill fest 2019 is scheduled for April 6th at the rodeo arena


Presented by farmers state bank


The Grill Fest sanctioned barbecue cook-off, presented by Farmers State Bank, will take place Saturday, April 6th at the Shelby County Expo Center/Rodeo Arena. The Gold Sponsor is Tyson Foods and the Entertainment is sponsored by Rapid Payday & Title Loans LLC.


“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 23rd 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 50% of the cook teams will be awarded in three categories – Pork Spare Ribs, Chicken and Brisket.  Trophies will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Awards are sponsored by the City of Center.


In addition to the Chillin’ and Grillin’, there will be a Washer Pitching Tournament and 42 Tournament, sponsored by Mathews Real Estate and Shelby Savings Bank, and DJ Jesse will provide music.  Additional fun activities will be offered for children and adults.  


The public is invited to attend and sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations as well as enjoy all the fun activities.  Entry is free


Silver sponsors are Ace Hardware of East Texas, B & S A/C and Heating, Watson and Sons Funeral Home and 4C Electrical Services,                                                                                                                       


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




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