Ready to cook, taste and compete for the top outdoor chef spots all for a good cause? If so, head to the Los Fresnos Rodeo Grounds this weekend for the annual Cowboy Cook-Off Nov. 15-16.
Up to $5,000 in prizes will be up for grabs for the best entries in several categories. This includes fajitas, brisket, pan de campo, chicken, spare ribs and tasty frijoles a la charra.
But the best thing about the cook-off is that its proceeds raise money for scholarships for qualifying seniors attending high schools in Cameron County. A team with Los Fresnos Rodeo Committee picks about a dozen students from throughout the county. Each then receives $1,000 for higher education, whether this be a technical college or university. The committee sends the scholarship information to all the school districts which, in turn, recommend the applicants.
The Cowboy Cook-Off will start Friday with fajitas cooking and judging. On Saturday, judging will continue for the rest of the categories. The committee is looking for judges to sample and rate the food and anyone interested in filling their stomachs to the rim is welcome do so.
Besides the cook-off, there will be a car show on Saturday, the Buckin Good Time Market and a concert from 3BAT Productions. Six bands will play from 1-10:30 p.m. at the rodeo grounds on Saturday. They are La Bomba Loca, Inevitable, Eztigma, Conteno, Carino and Home Town Boys.
Tickets for the Cowboy Cook-Off concert are on sale at J&H Auto Sales.