June 1st & 2nd, 2023

Join us at the first-ever Texas Ranger BBQ Cookoff and celebrate the Texas Ranger Bicentennial!

BBQ teams may register below.
Free admission to the public – food, fun, entertainment!

Register your teams fast! Spaces are limited!


$1,000 entry fee includes a 40’x40’ spot. Electrical hookups on first-come-first-served basis. You may bring your generators. Additional 40'x40' connecting spaces may be added on for $750. 


The event will be judged and overseen by the Lone Star BBQ Society. Please check their website for rules and regs.

Teams will need to check-in and setup between Noon and 5pm on June 1st.

Chef's choice is Thursday night.

Thursday, June 1st

Noon Check in for Teams
6pm Mandatory Cooks mtg.
7pm Chef’s Choice turn
8pm Gabe Garcia Band

Friday, June 2nd

11am First Turn in
1pm Second Turn in
3pm Last Turn in
5pm Awards Presentation
9pm Ray Johnston Band


Peoples Choice (Buckle)
Champion Ribs (Buckle)
Champion Chicken (Buckle)
Champion Brisket (Buckle)
Overall Grand Champion (Trophy Winner)


1st Place Over All - $2,500

2nd Place Over All - $1,750

3rd Place Over All - $1,000


$750 Vendor fee includes a 40’x40’ spot. Electrical hookups on first-come-first-served basis. You may bring your generators.


Vendors can include merchandise sales and food sales. Permits will be required.

Chief's Trophy

Overall Grand Champion - Chief's Trophy

Do you think you've got what it takes to earn the Chief's Trophy?

Created especially for the Texas Ranger Bicentennial BBQ Cookoff - this Trophy is one-of-a-kind and tells the story of the Texas Rangers in 8 distinct panels. 

Crafted of real Texas Mesquite, this showstopper could be yours if you're the best of the best!

Enter today for your chance at the Chief's Trophy and bragging rights!

Enter Today - $1000 per team


Thursday, June 1st - 8PM

Gabe Garcia Band

Free Admission to the Public!
Festival Seating (Bring your own folding chair)
Clear Bag Policy
No Outside Food or Beverages

Friday, June 2nd

The Ray Johnston Band with Fiddle & Steel

Free Admission to the Public!
Festival Seating (Bring your own folding chair)
Clear Bag Policy
No Outside Food or Beverages

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsorships come with exciting perks! Check out the highlighted perks in our sponsorship grid. To see a full list of perks click here.

Gold Sponsors ($200K)


Russell S. Molina
Majestic Reality

Silver Sponsors ($150K)

Lt. Governor Sponsors ($100K)

Bellevue Foundation - The Davies and Cryer Families
Commissioner Steven Stodghill - Winston & Strawn LLP

Highland Dallas Foundation

The Cash Family Foundation

Lt. Colonel Sponsors ($50K)

Buffalo Bayou Resources LLC - Chad Dresser
Craig Jones
David Gaither
Frost Bank
Ray Naizer - JMEG, LLC

Chief Sponsors ($25K)

Allen Blakemore
Ann Box
Carl & Victoria Lambert
North Side Electric Motors (WM B "Klip" Morefield III)
Steven P. Mach/Mach Industries
PPI Security
The Hat Store
Superior Trophies
Molina's Cantina
Redi-Carpet, Inc.

Assistant Chief Sponsors ($15K)

Origin Bank
Dan Williams Company

Major Sponsors ($10K)

Alvaro Gonzalez
Anderson Oil - Scott Anderson
David Walls
Dibo Attar
J Mace Insurance Group, Inc
Jerry R. Reed
John Domolky - Fidelity Charitable
John S. Bundy and Shelly Bundy
Karl Ellis
Mike and Rosie Moncrief
Thomas & Judy Schleier
Connectivity Source - Scott Aronstein
Robert Jameson
Massimo Medioli

Captain Sponsors ($5K)

VANCO Ring Gasket Specialty, Inc
IBC Bank
Leonard Blaylock
Randall C. Pickett
Robert and Tara Levine
Ronnie Weil
Lisa & Thomas Laird
David Tomlin
Cliff Caldwell

Lieutenant Sponsors ($2.5K)

David W. and Connie R. Souther
Oil States - Gary Childress
Thomas Anderson
Thomas Palmer
Bobby West

Donors & Partners

The Molina Family Businesses

Friends of Chuck Logo

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