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Chorizo De San Manuel

New for 2017

$50,000+

in cash, prizes & jackpots

Smokin’ on the Rio State Championship BBQ Cook-Off was established in 2004 by a group of local businessmen with the goal of raising money in support of youth agricultural projects in the Rio Grande Valley. Be part of the
LARGEST SANCTIONED BBQ COOK-OFF
IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

...Team, Vendor, Sponsor, or just a big fan of BBQ.

February 24-25, 2017

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds

Mercedes, Texas
Event General Admission - $5 per day

FREE Parking

Courtesy of Smokin' on the Rio


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Grillin' Supporters

Sponsors

  • Helena
  • Holt Cat/Texas First Rental
  • McAfee Insurance Agency
  • The Boot Jack
  • A-W Produce
  • B2Z Engineering
  • Cano Auto Group
  • CJ Farms
  • CropGuard Group Ins.
  • Foremost Paving, Inc
  • Frontera Materials Inc
  • Hidalgo County Farm Bureau
  • Law Office of LeAnn Hewitt
  • Lone Star Shredding & Document Storage
  • Mark Conner
  • Mitch & Linda Thomas
  • Republic of the Rio Grande
  • Rio Fresh
  • Rio Grande Aviation
  • Ross Gin
  • Royal Freight, LP
  • Sally Ross
  • Santa Cruz Properties
  • Southern Star Transport
  • Sprint
  • Texas Farm Credit
  • Verturo Interests
  • Weslaco Elks Lodge #2057
  • Wilbur Ellis

Sponsors

  • 3C Ag Services
  • Atlas Hall Rodriguez
  • Barbado Properties LTD
  • Bauer Harvesting
  • Bob Stark's Beef Shop
  • Bullrider
  • D & J Site Const., Inc
  • Davis Equity
  • Elsa State Bank
  • Fausto Salinas
  • FreshTex Produce
  • Idea Public Schools
  • J. Michael Moore Law Firm
  • Mid-Valley Agriculture, LLC
  • Mike & Elizabeth England
  • Park Meadows I, LP
  • Pawlick Farms
  • Phillipp Farms
  • Proud Printing
  • Prukop Farms
  • Reid Farms
  • RGV Gin Company, LLC
  • Rio Grande Regional Hospital
  • Rhyner Construction
  • Sanders
  • Val Verde Vegetable Co, Inc
  • Warren Produce Co., LLC

Sponsors

  • Ata Hinojosa
  • Bell's Farm to Market
  • C.S. Raddatz Leather Co
  • Copyrite Digital Print & Design
  • Doyle Wells Enterprises
  • Ed Bauer Farms
  • Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu Commissioner Precinct 2
  • Elsa State Bank
  • Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano, LLP
  • La Feria Excavagtion, Inc
  • Maverick
  • Mike Zimmerer
  • Rio Grande Equipment Co
  • Salinas, Allen & Schmitt LLP
  • SRS Farms
  • Tex-Mex Sales
  • The Medicine Shop
  • The Tippit Law Firm
  • Tire Centers LLC
  • Weaks Martin Imp Co
  • Rental World
  • B. Henderson Packaging
  • Boots N Jeans
  • Gene Guerra Co., Inc
  • Leatherworks Inc
  • Montalvo Insurance Agency

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Smokin’ on the Rio State Championship BBQ Cook-Off was established in 2004 by a group of local businessmen with the goal of raising money in support of youth agricultural projects in the Rio Grande Valley.