Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ – April 24-25
Kids, cooks, and barbecue aficionados will join forces in Colleyville on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, to benefit Special Olympics. The Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is one of the largest sanctioned barbecue cook-offs in Texas and one of the largest small-market contributors to Special Olympics. It all happens at Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Texas.
Friday, April 24 – 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities kick off at 6:00 with a free fish fry (until the fish is gone), and activities for children, as well as a free concert by the Texas Cartel starting at 7:30. Admission to the V.I.P. area, offering complimentary barbecue and beverages, can be purchased for $25.
Saturday, April 25, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the serious business of Texas barbecue cooking and judging gets underway. Gates open to the public at 11:00 a.m. While the cooks get down to serious cooking, people can do some serious eating with heaping plates of Texas Q for just $7.
Kid-Q Contest on Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
In Texas, barbecue is an art and kids are never too young to get started. Contestants between the ages of 8 and 14 vie for the title of “Best Kids-Q Chef” on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Contestants must be 8-14 years. There is a $5 entry fee per child and charcoal grills, which the kids can take home, and chicken for barbecuing will be provided.
The event concludes with an auction and raffle, which are open to the public. Sponsors of the 2015 Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ are Hall’s Wine & Spirits, MillerCoors, and Progressive Waste Solutions.