Special to the News-Standard
TRINITY — The city of Trinity is seeking entries for its Beat the Heat BBQ Cook-Off to be held in conjunction with the annual July 4 celebration.
The cook-off will be held at The City of Trinity Community Center, 604 S. Robb St., on July 3, a Saturday.
The IBCA-sponsored event boasts a $20,000 guaranteed cash payout for a $250 entry fee. The deadline for entries and payments is July 2.
Cash payouts will be given for first through 10th places in all three IBCA meat categories — chicken, pork spareribs and brisket.
There also are additional jackpots:
•Friday Night: Chef’s choice and margaritas (two events), $25 entry per event, 100 percent payout.
•Saturday: Beans and Bloody Marys (two events), $25 entry per event, 100 percent payout.
Payouts will be given for first through third places, and will be determined by number of entries.
Junior Pitmasters of America is sponsoring a youth beef steak cookoff as well. Entrants must be between the ages of 7-17, must be able to trim, season, cook and present steaks unassisted, and must supply a prep table, seasonings and cooking utensils, and food gloves.
Entry fee is $25, and there will be payout for first through third places.
A fireworks show will be held at dusk on Saturday, July 3.
Entry forms are available to submit by mail or fax as well.
Friday, July 2
3-6 p.m. Tray pickup
6 p.m. Head cooks meeting
7 p.m. Chef’s Choice turn-in
8 p.m. Margarita turn-in
Saturday, July 3
10 a.m. Bloody Mary turn-in
11 a.m. Bean turn-in
Noon Chicken turn-in — two (2) separate 1/2 fully jointed chicken halves (to include breast, wing, thigh and drumstick.)
1:30 p.m. Pork spareribs (9 individual pieces)
2:30 p.m. Kid's Que meat pick up
3 p.m. Brisket (9 slices)
3:30 p.m. Kid's Que turn-in
Awards for both Kid's Que and IBCA BBQ time to be determined.