July 4 celebration to feature back-to-back barbecue competitions
By Tony Farkas
TRINITY — The city of Trinity will again host its Beat the Heat cook-off in conjunction with its July 4 celebration.
This year, though, it will be two competitions, scheduled for July 2-3.
This cook-off is IBCA sanctioned and will follow IBCA rules, and will be held at the Trinity Community Center, 604 S. Robb St.
Entry fee for each day’s cook-off is $250; there will be cash payouts for first through 15th places in all three IBCA meat categories.
Grand champions will receive $750, and $500 for reserve champions. Payouts for first are $725 and drop $50 for each subsequent placing. A $20,000 cash payout is guaranteed in each cook, and there will be a payout also overall grand and reserve champions for the doubleheader event.
As well as the competition, there will be side events, including Chef’s Choice and margaritas on July 1 and beans and Bloody Marys on July 2. Both events have a $25 entry fee and boast and 80 percent payout.
Also, there will be a junior competition on Saturday, and the fireworks show will be on Saturday at dusk.
Food and merchandise vendors also are welcome: merchandise booths 8x8 inside sites run $75 and food space $100. Space is limited.
All checks should be made payable to the City of Trinity (deadline for paying by check is 5 p.m. Friday, June 17). Entry and payment deadline is 9 p.m. Friday, July 1.
Teams are welcome to set up starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, and stay through Tuesday, July 5.
For information, call (936) 594-2507 or visit cityoftrinity.com.