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 2018 – September 7 & 8th, 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 9th. A Horseshoe and Washer Tournament will be held during the day on Saturday also.
•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.
•There will be NO OYSTERS FOR SALE at the Cook-Off! Contestants must make THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS FOR OYSTERS AND ALLIGATOR MEAT.
•Oysters will not be provided with entry fee and there will be no alligator meat for sale at the cook-off.
•Times: Friday Judging Times will remain the same as last year. Saturday will be as follows: Bloody Marys – 9 am; Chicken – 10 am; Ribs – 11:30 am; Gator – 1:30 pm; and Brisket – 2:30 pm.
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 office at 409/267-4190 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hope that you can be a part of Texas GATORFEST 2018 and will . . . . .
See ya’ later alligator!
Burl McBride, Ambassador Paige & Josh Sherman, Co-Chair
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