Barbecue cook-off, classic car show in Groves

classic Cadillac

The first annual Smokin-n-Groves BBQ Cook-off, held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, and the third annual Pecan Festival Classic Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 31, will have fun for folks of all ages while benefitting the Groves Senior Citizen Center.

The Smokin-n-Groves BBQ Cook-off is still looking for teams to enter the competition. Approximately 14 teams have entered so far, including the Groves Fire and Police departments. Curtis Humphrey, chairman of both upcoming events, says he usually likes to have about 20 teams participating, but will welcome any number of teams that wish to compete. There will be three categories to compete in – chicken, ribs and brisket. Teams can begin lighting their pits at 5 p.m. on Friday the 16th, and judging will begin around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday the 17th. The event welcomes adults to BYOB, so long as the beverage is not in its original container.

The Pecan Festival Classic Car Show will begin around 7 a.m. on Oct. 31 and wrap up around 4 p.m., so as not to interfere with Halloween plans for local families. The event is considered a kick-off to the annual Pecan Festival, which will take place Nov. 5-8 this year. There will be tickets sold for individuals to win several different prizes, and drivers will have the option to purchase a car’s length of tickets for only $20. Residents of all ages are welcome to come observe the variety of classic cars in attendance and purchase tickets for a great cause.

To enter teams for the barbecue cook-off or for more information, contact Humphrey at (409)718-8976.