I love cooking in the great outdoors. Even more so, I love cooking in the great outdoors in a real cook-off competition. To me, the time of year does not matter because if you are a serious Master Chef of the grill all that really matters is how the meats cook up. The end result should be lots of blue ribbons and trophies.

The very 1st Annual Blazzin' Summer Cook-Off in beautiful Hawley, Texas is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2023, beginning at 10 am. You know for a fact this is going to be a serious competition when first place is paying out $1000, $600 for second place, and $400 for third place, and there are three separate meat categories.

This is one serious cook-off competition. If you win first place in chicken, pork ribs, and brisket you could win as much as $3,000 cash. There's also a dessert competition paying $200 for first place, $100 for second, and $50 for third. The 1st Annual Blazzin' Summer Cook-Off is a benefit fundraiser for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center and the Food Bank of West-Central Texas.

Everyone is invited to attend. Purchase a sampler's wristband for only $12 (ages 14 and up) and $8 for children (ages 6-13). Children under five get in free. Attendees with a wristband will be able to sample anything the cook-off competitors are barbecuing.

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The 1st Annual Blazzin' Summer Cook-Off is being hosted by J. Miller Firearms. To register or volunteer for the event, contact Alyse Miller at (325) 829-8139.


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