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Fire up your grills, start working on your bean recipes and start mastering your signature drink. There is a $10 registration fee for the beans, “open food” category and beverage categories. Winner takes the jackpot. New this year is the “Open Food” category. Anyone may enter any type of food as long as bacon is one of the ingredients. Desserts are excluded from this category. Competition for this event will be Friday evening. The “open adult beverage” competition will also be held Friday evening. A Bloody Mary competition will be held Saturday morning. Grill Fest 2023, Presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held April 1st with set up and cooking starting on the evening of March 31 st . In addition to the food and beverage competitions there will be a Washer Pitching Tournament and 42 Tournament. Steve Adams, Karoke will provide musical entertainment. The public is invited to attend and sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations. Entry is free There is still plenty of time to register for all events including the cook off. The Registration fee is $150.00 for the meat category ($200.00 after Friday, March 17th) You may sign up for the beans, “Open food” and beverage up until the events begin. Thank you to all our Sponsors. We could not have this event, or any of our events, without the generous support of all our Sponsors. Presenting Sponsor is Farmers State Bank: Gold Sponsors are Pilgrims Pride and Texas Farm Bureau Insurance; Silver Sponsors are Ace Hardware of East Texas, Baldwin Tree Service, Bobs Pawn and Gun Shop, Cobb Vantress – Timberlake Farm, R&D Distributing, Timberwolf Lake Works, and 4C Electrical Services: Judges Table Sponsor is C&J A/C & Electrical: Entertainment Sponsor is Rapid Payday & Title Pro; 42 Tournament and Washer Pitching Sponsor is Shelby Savings Bank. The City of Center is the Award Sponsor. Brock’s Rocks in Comfort Station sponsor. Coozie Sponsors: Despino Tires and H&R Block. Thank you to Texas Glacier for donating the ice and to Bobby Daw for all his help at the Shelby County Expo Center. 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 .

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