Break out the pots; cook-offs for scholarships slated this weekend
Country and western music singer Kevin Fowler will headline tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 5, on the first night of the seventh annual South Texas Music Fest Chili & BBQ Cook-off. This year the cook-off has been expanded to include chicken, ribs, brisket and beans.
The two-day event that continues through Saturday, Oct. 6, is a fundraiser to benefit the Jody McCormick Scholarship Fund for graduating Port Aransas High School seniors. Mc- Cormick was the owner of Sharkey's Beach Club before his death on Nov. 16, 2006.
The event will be held at Sharkey's, 2600 State Hwy. 361.
Registration for the CASI sanctioned chili cook-off and the IBCA sanctioned barbecue cook-off will be from 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow and 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Sharkey's.
Entry fee for the chili cook-off is $20 per team. For the barbecue section, the fee per team is $15 for chicken or ribs, $35 for brisket or $65 for all. The bean competition fee is $10 per team, and it is a winnertake all event.
All food must be cooked on site.
Chicken teams will turn in samples to the judges at noon; ribs at 1:30 p.m.; chili at 2 p.m. and brisket at 3 p.m.
Chili cooks will be striving to earn points that will allow them to compete at the Terlingua Chili Cook-off.
Doors will open at 8 p.m. on Friday for the Fowler concert. Pre-sale tickets are $12; at the door, $15 and under 21 may see the concert for $20. Tickets may be purchased at Sharkey's.
The Scott Wiggins Band will play inside on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. A $7 cover will be charged at the door, and 21 and up only will be allowed entrance.
For more information, call Victoria at 749-4254.