National Championship Barbecue Cookoff

National Championship
Barbecue Cookoff

National Championship Barbecue Cookoff

4th Saturday in October

Bring your appetite and plan to spend the day at this event with something for everyone.

Nearly 200 cooking teams enter this “invitation only competition” to compete for almost $20,000 in prize money and the chance to be named the Grand Champion. These cooking teams are quite creative in the types of rigs they bring to the competition.

National Championship Barbecue Cookoff brisket

You will want to be sure to buy your tickets for the "people’s choice" contest because as you stroll around the grounds you are likely to be met by invitations to "have a sample" by the competing teams. As you know, a "sample" in Texas can be called a meal anywhere else.

National Championship Barbecue Cookoff

There are also the Bosque Bottoms 2k & 5k Fall Runs, a parade downtown, amazing arts and crafts booths, wine tasting, live entertainment and lots of kids activities. A Classic Car Show and a Children's Carnival are also part of the day's activities.

Besides the mouthwatering barbecue available everywhere you look, other food booths will be offering anything from roasted ears of corn to funnel cakes and much, much more.  So be sure to come hungry and stay awhile.

Dates and times subject to change. It is recommended that you confirm these with the event organizer.

Website 254-435-6113 Email

Bosque Bottoms Park and Downtown
Meridian, TX 76665




October 26, 2019 (Sat)

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