Annual Taste of Texas BBQ cook today in Levelland - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/10/10

Annual Taste of Texas BBQ cook today in Levelland

LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) - The sixth annual Taste of Texas BBQ cook-off is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 at The Square in downtown Levelland.

The event will feature live entertainment by the South Plains College Creative Arts Department as well as fun activities for the whole family.

The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under the age of two. The price includes the meal, one drink and one dessert with a ticket. Additional drinks and dessert will be available for purchase.

"This event will have great music, great food and the proceeds will go to a great organization," said Breann Buxkemper, Main Street Coordinator. "We're hoping for great weather and we want to invite everyone to come out to this event."

The cook-off is open to any local or visiting team of barbecue enthusiasts that wish to enter. Teams are required to cook 40 pounds of meat on site and have the meat ready to serve by the 11:30 a.m. deadline. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. April 9. Participating teams can begin setting up at that time.

A panel of celebrity judges will select the winner of the Traveling Trophy as well as two runners up. The winners will be announced at 1 p.m. on April 10.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the SPC Student Government Association. The event is co-sponsored by the Levelland Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Partners In Progress.

For more information, call 806-894-9079.

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