Written by Carina A. Brunson Friday, 18 February 2011 10:46
The 8th Annual “Smokin’ on the Rio” Texas State Championship BBQ Cook-off will be held next weekend, Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Livestock Show Grounds in Mercedes. The event kicks off with live entertainment on Friday night and gates opening at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Friday night will feature live entertainment from classic rock bands Par Three, Midlife Crisis and No Drama. The first band will take the stage at 7 p.m. A Pan de Campo and Carne Guisada Jackpot will be held as well with judging starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday night events are free.