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Get Your Goat in Goldthwaite: 20th Annual Championship BBQ & Goat Cook-Off Happens This Weekend!

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Organizers are gearing up for the 20th Annual Goldthwaite State Championship BBQ & Goat Cook-off, happening this Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2017. Sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society, aside from a tasty championship cook-off, there’s so much more to this weekend-long event that’s been going strong now for two decades! In keeping with the event’s theme, coordinators have goat pellet bingo and dress a goat pen contests, as well as a 5k fun run and kids run, vendors, volleyball, washer-tossing, and live music for dancing to your heart’s content.

Get Your Goat in Goldthwaite: 20th Annual Championship BBQ & Goat Cook-Off Happens This Weekend!

Photo: Facebook/Ranch Land Country Store

Hosted by the Mills County Chamber of Commerce, Goldthwaite will play host to a number of barbecue teams in categories for goat (obviously), brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken, and beans. For top honors as “Grand Champion”, however, the entrant must cook goat to qualify. There’s also a healthy competition over Dutch Oven Cobbler that would be well worth a sample! With more than $5,000 in prize money to be awarded, it’s a great way to cook your way through a weekend in the Texas Hill Country!

Get Your Goat in Goldthwaite: 20th Annual Championship BBQ & Goat Cook-Off Happens This Weekend!

Photo: Facebook/MillsCounty Chamber

Free to attend and open to the public, cooking teams were asked to make their application submission by April 15 of this year in order to be eligible to compete. Cash prizes are awarded in 1st-3rd place categories for each of the meats as well as the beans. Prize money is also awarded to the overall Grand Champion and the Reserve Champion, with the Grand qualifying for the American Royal Cook Off in Kansas City later this year. Bring the family out to the Texas Hill Country this weekend for the 20th Annual Goldthwaite State Championship BBQ & Goat Cook-off. Run a little, eat a lot, and dance the night away!

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