Mark your calendar for BBQ Cook-Off from the Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors, on Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.  The BBQ Cook-off is Grillin’ for Grads. Admission is only $10 and you receive three tasting tickets and one People’s Choice voting token. Admission proceeds will go towards the Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors’ college scholarship essay contest for high school seniors in the area.

Festival goers will enjoy a vast selection of food, live entertainment by the Bayou Boogie Band 11:30 am – 4:00 pm, and People’s Choice voting between 12:30 – 3:00 pm and the announcement of the winners at the Award Ceremony at 4:00 pm.

Go to for all BBQ event activities and times.

If you are interested in entering the competition or sponsoring a team, download an entry form from the website, email or call 318-865-5555.

For those true BBQ backyard fanatics, catch the Friday night kickoff party in Festival Plaza 7:00 pm-10:00 pm with music by the Bluebirds Magnificent. Admission is $10.

This is the 3rd Annual BBQ Cook-off by the Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors. The event features a friendly competition between over 40 BBQ teams from across a three-state region made up of top chefs, professional BBQ teams and backyard grilling fanatics.

The teams will be judged on categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket and a Grand Champion crowned during the evening’s award ceremony. Judging follows the “Best of the Best” National BBQ Festival rules and teams can place in each category for cash awards.

For additional information contact:

Cindy Smith, Kalmbach Smith Meadows
Phone: 318-227-8611
Alt. Phone: 318-518-3688


Madge Davis, Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors
Phone: 318-865-5555

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