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Welcome to the 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. The profits generated from the event have been used to purchase student projects at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show’s Sale of Champions. We feel it is very important to promote the involvement of students in the agricultural lifestyle that develops leadership, responsibility, and dedication.
We look forward to seeing you and your pits at this year’s State Championship Cook-off!
We have many opportunities for you get become a sponsor for the 2015 Smokin' on the Rio.
Music, Fun for Kids, Team Rodeo All Day, Food, Drinks, Beer & Wine and fun, fun, fun!