Merchandise, Promotion & Food Vendor Information

We look forward to seeing you and your products at this year’s State Championship Cook-off. So don’t delay and get your application to us as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Remember to fill our all the information requested using our online form, and don’t forget to let us know if you are require any special needs. If you have any questions, you can call Sally Ross at 956-650-0331. Vendor Application and payment is due by February 15th.



All booths will be in the “Exhibit Hall” which is an enclosed building (no A/C). Standard booth sizes are 10’x10’ ($150), 10’x20” ($225), and 20’x25’ ($350). The Exhibit Hall can/will be locked overnight to secure vendor booths. See attached layout.



All booths will be in an open-air location near the Exhibit Hall. Each vendor space is approximately 10’ x 10’ but varied sizes may be negotiated. Fees are based on sales and can be discussed individually by calling us at the number above. There will be a minimum fee.

Vendor Information

Booth spaces will be issued by Vendor Coordinators. Check-in and setup will be open from 5-7 PM on Thursday and 12-4 PM on Friday. Electricity is available on a limited basis. Each vendor will be issued 3 gate passes (wristbands that must be worn and are not transferrable) that will provide free entry to the event on Friday and Saturday. If you need additional passes, you will be able to purchase a limited number in advance only for $5 each. Anyone entering the gate during admission hours without a gate pass will be required to pay admission to enter the event. Admission is $5 per day. Admission fees are charged on Friday (6-9pm) and Saturday (9am-8pm). You will not be able to move vehicles in/out of the vendor areas except as follows: Friday up to 5pm and Saturday 12am to 8am. There will be no vehicle traffic in or out of the event except as noted above.

Contact Vendor Coordinator
Sally at 956-650-0331

Vendor Layout

Vendor map layout

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.