Turn-n-Burn’s Largest Payout in Texas

SUE BROWN, EDITOR , Pleasanton Express

The IBCA sanctioned event brought 144 teams to compete at the Pleasanton Riverpark. It was perfect weather for the 5th Annual Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Turn-n-Burn Barbeque Cook-off – and the pay-out was, too.

At the end of the day and while the winners were still being announced, money kept being added to the biggest pay-out in Texas for an International Barbeque Cookers Association (IBCA) sanctioned BBQ Cook-off.

The total amount awarded was over $60,000. The 144 teams – 33 of them from Atascosa County – filled the Pleasanton River Park this year. Trailers, BBQ rigs and pop-ups claimed their places on Friday and the smoke started filling the air soon after.

This year’s sponsors were: Glazer’s Distributing, JW Hughes, Pursch Motors, Inc., Double K Homes, Genco, McAnear, Cam Safety, TNT Truck Outfitters, AP Electric, Bull Dog Machinery, LO Transport, South Texas Regional Medical Center, Atascosa Dodge, WESTERN Premium BBQ Products, KSAQ, Atascosa Materials, Legacy Turfgrass, Rooster Safety and Texas Pride Fuels.

WESTERN Premium BBQ Products’ Family Vendors helped add-on $12,000 to the winnings.