2019 Goodwill BBQ Cook Off, presented by Payne Auto










Harlingen, TX – Goodwill Industries of South Texas will host their 6th Annual Goodwill BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, October 19th at Valley Race Park from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. This International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA) sanctioned championship cook-off draws talented cookers from all over Texas to showcase the best in BBQ – chicken, ribs, brisket along with beans and pan de campo. 

As the largest  fundraising activity for Goodwill in the Rio Grande Valley, the public is also encouraged to bring gently used clothes to the onsite Clothing Donation Drive from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Proceeds from the event help the free job training such as digital skills training and employment placement programs for people with disabilities and other disadvantages to employment in South Texas.

Other Saturday events include a Kid’s Q competition at 11 a.m., along with a live music performance by the Chris Marshall, followed by Kikker Daddy at 1 p.m. Additionally, YouTube star, Parker Coppins, aka “Parker Plays” will be on-site as one of the volunteer taste judges and visit with the cooking teams. 

Grillin’ T’s was awarded Grand Champion at last year’s Goodwill Cook Off.  This year, 40+teams are anticipated to compete.  Approximately $4,000 in prize money will be awarded to top cookers including the coveted title of Grand Champion.

About Goodwill Industries of South Texas, Inc. Goodwill is a community based non-profit and provides critical human services such as job training, employment placement and support services to people throughout South Texas.  The mission of Goodwill is to create life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.  Find out more at GoodwillSouthTexas.com