GREETINGS FROM THE ALLIGATOR CAPITAL OF TEXAS!

Texas GATORFEST, the Lone Star State’s most unique festival, would like to invite you to participate in the Annual Texas GATORFEST Barbecue Cook-Off to kick off this year’s festival. Our family oriented festival is one of the fastest growing festivals in Texas. It has established a reputation for being “good old fashioned Texas fun” and providing visitors with a variety of entertainment. Our celebration of the alligator and its wetlands habitat has something for everyone!

The cook off will be held the weekend before Texas GATORFEST 2016 – September 9 & 10th, on the festival grounds in historic Fort Anahuac Park. Participants and visitors alike will enjoy the entertainment throughout the day on the Gator Pit stage located within the cook-off area, as well as a Street Dance on Saturday, September the 10th. A Horseshoe and Washer Tournament will be held during the day on Saturday also.

CHANGES:

Due to the problems experienced in previous year’s festival, each team will be allowed two (2) 110 electrical outlets.  Should your setup require more electrical power, be aware that you will have to bring a generator. There will be no exceptions and any generator used will be subject to inspection by electricians employed by the festival. Enclosed is an information sheet about Texas GATORFEST, the Barbecue Cook-Off rules and an application for entry into the Barbecue Cook-Off . If you need any further information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the festival offi ce at 409/267-4190 or info@texasgatorfest.com .

We hope that you can be a part of Texas GATORFEST 2016 and will . . . . .
See ya’ later alligator!

Burl McBride,                           Paige & Josh Sherman
Ambassador                            Co-Chair
Barbecue Cook-Off                 Barbecue Cook-Off

Hill County Jane LIVE Street Dance
Saturday September 10

2015 BBQ Cook Off  –  September 5, 2015

2015 BBQ Cookoff winners by category:

BBQ – Brisket
1st Place – Texas Select BBQ
2nd Place – Cooyon Cookers
3rd Place – Lone Star Cookers
Gator
1st  Place – Voodoo Cookers
2nd Place – Lasy Ash Cookers
3rd Place – Lone Star Cookers

Ribs
1st Place – Rust Bucket
2nd Place – SL&G Next Generation
3rd Place – Turbine Heat

Chicken
1st Place – Rust Bucket
2nd Place – SL&G Next Generation
3rd Place – Texas Select

Oysters
1st Place – Lone Star Cookers
2nd Place – Just Us Cookers
3rd Place – SL&G Next Generation

Rice
1st Place – Voodoo Cookers
2nd Place – Rust Bucket
3rd Place – Turbine Heat

“2014 BBQ Cook Off Winners”

Blowin Smoke 2 – BBQ Desserts

SLG – Oysters

Voodoo Cookers – Rice

Family Country Cookers – Margaritas

Blowin Smoke 1 – Chicken

Family Country Cookers – Ribs

Lonestar Cookers – Gator

Saw Dem Off2 – Brisket

Video of the event…

2013 BBQ Cook-off Winners

Cook-Off Results
Bloody Mary
1st Place: Travis Bryant – “Slinging Meat”
2nd Place: Shirley Taylor – “Family Country Cookers”
3rd Place: Charlie Gagliano – “Salt and Pepper”

Cook-Off Results
Brisket
1st Place: Shane Hargraves –“Saw Em Off”
2nd Place: Gary Jennings – “Sometimes BBQ”
3rd Place: Darin Garrison – “Texas Original BBQ”

Cook-Off Results
Alligator
1st Place: Steven Landreneau – “Salty Dogs”
2nd Place: Derek Bell – “Kiss Cookers”
3rd Place: Eric Humphrey – “SLG”

Cook-Off Results
Ribs
1st Place: Chris Lamb – “Bakwoods Cookers”
2nd Place: B.F. Williams –“Kenefick Cookers”
3rd Place: Josh Burk – “ Outlaw Inlaw”

Cook-Off Results
Chicken
1st Place: Steven Landreneau – “Salty Dogs”
2nd Place: Joey Enderli – “Blowing Smoke”
3rd Place: Dennis Butterworth – “War Pig BBQ”

Cook-Off Results
Rice
1st Place: Eric Humphrey – “SLG”
2nd Place: Derek Bell – “Kiss Cookers”
3rd Place: Travis Bryant – “Slinging Meat”

Cook-Off Results
Oysters:
1st Place: Shirley Taylor – “Family Country Cookers”
2nd Place: Derek Bell – “Kiss Cookers”
3rd Place: Eric Humphrey – “SLG”

Cook-Off Results
Desserts:
1st Place : Tina Reeves – “Just Us Cookers”
2nd Place: Jamie Jones – “Texas Original BBQ”
3rd Place: Joey Enderli – “Blowing Smoke”