The Second annual “Boots and Hoses” cook-off and concert will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, at the Walking K Ranch in Ivan, just 1.5 miles off Highway 67 on FM 1148.
Entry fee costs $20 for each division or $80 for all five divisions which includes chili, ribs, brisket, chicken and beans.
The cook-off will take place Saturday, Sept. 6. The barbecue event will be sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society and the chili cook-off will be sanctioned by Tolbert.
There will be 80 percent payback on top five places in brisket, ribs and chicken, with $80 buy-in for one or all three meats.
There will be 80 percent payback on top three places in chili and bean competition
The event also will feature a magarita contest, along with an open class contest, which will take place at 7 p.m. Friday. Entry fee will cost $10 for each category.
A Bloody Mary contest will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. Entry fee will cost $10.
The event will feature live music both nights.
Presale tickets will cost $30 for a weekend pass.
Tickets cost $20 a day at the gate. Children age 12 and under will get in free.
Friday's concert line-up will feature 380 West Band from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Saturday's concert line-up will feature Nick Verzosa from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Josh Ward from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
All proceeds from the event go to the Hubbard Creek VFD, Eliasville VFD and Newcastle VFD.
For more information, contact Danny Stueart at 254-246-2288 or email


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