Friday, March 13, 2015 - 3:32pm
SAN BENITO, TX — The sixth annual Texas Independence Day Celebration and Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off is scheduled here March 13-14 at the San Benito Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Events begin Friday at 7 p.m. with a parade of horseback riders, wagons and other vehicles in downtown San Benito near the railroad tracks.
The celebration is held in conjunction with the 3nd Annual IBCA Sanctioned BBQ Cook-off, which gets underway Saturday, March 13. Prize money of $10,000 will be awarded, with trophies, to top cookers.
A “Best Chili in Town” Cook-off is being added to Saturday’s events this year under the direction of San Benito Elks. Cash prizes and a People’s Choice Award will be awarded. Call (03)201-8945 for more information or to register.
On-site events Saturday are scheduled for 9 a.m. Events include demonstrations by the Bear Clan Indian Tribe in a 30-foot teepee with Native American artifacts, bows and arrows and other related items. A market day featuring arts/crafts and food will also be held at the site.