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$30,000 in Cash & Prizes

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 3rd largest BBQ Cook-off in the State of Texas...Team, Vendor, Sponsor, or just a big fan of BBQ.

February 26-27, 2016

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Showgrounds

Mercedes, Texas
Event General Admission - $5 per day

FREE Parking


Randy Rogers Band

Concert Pricing

General Admission:
$30 Advance
$35 at the Door

VIP Section:
$55 Advance
$60 at the Door

Tickets go on sale
December 4th

FREE Parking

Click Here to Buy Tickets

Tickets also available locally at...

The Bullrider
Boots-N-Jeans
The Boot Jack

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Our Sponsors

L&F Distributors Valleywide & Budweiser

Smokin' Supporters

  • City of Mercedes
  • Mercedes Economic Development Corp.
  • Billie D. & Stephanie Simpson
  • Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo
Team Registration Here

Grillin' Supporters

  • Chorizo De San Manuel
  • Payne Auto Group
  • Allied Waste
  • Eliff Motors
  • Mid Valley Paving
  • RGV Dustless Sandblasting
  • Vantage Bank Texas
  • The Bullrider Harlingen
  • Boots-N-Jeans Weslaco
  • The Boot Jack Valleywide

Be a Smokin' Sponsor

Smokin' on the Rio

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.