The Event

NEW!! The 17th Annual Texas Steak Cookoff kicks off Friday, May 15, 2020, with an exclusive COOKOFF KICKOFF & Taste of Hico party featuring Eleven Hundred Springs with Kati Rhodes at 7:00 pm at 101 Elm. Simultaneously, a FREE TO THE PUBLIC street dance will be held in front of the Post Office on First Street, featuring the music of Back Road Drifters.

The Steak Cookoff proper begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 16, 2020, in the Historic Downtown Business District of Hico, Texas. This family-friendly event offers a chance to look on as backyard chefs from all over the Southwest compete to see who cooks the best steak in Texas. Eat a steak and enjoy artisan vendors, local shopping, a magician & face painter for the kids, live music on the main stage, polka music at the Craft Beer tent (NEW!!) and a wandering mariachi band. There will also be a wine tasting featuring local Texas wineries.

Be sure to check back below for the Steak Cookoff Timeline (subject to change), so you can know when to be where. Oh, and be sure to buy your tickets today!


2020 Texas Steak Cook-off Schedule of Events

Music schedule, events, and turn in times will be updated 1st quarter

9:00 AMCook’s Meeting
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMWine Tasting
12:00 Noon12th Annual Texas Steak Cookoff Opening Ceremonies
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMCowboy Cafe
5:00 PMServing Lines Open
5:30 PMVIP Dinner Begins
7:00 PMPrizes awarded
7:15 PMAnnounce All Winners


Friday, May 15, 2020

Street Dance Stage

8:00 PMTBA

Cook-off Kickoff Party Stage

7:00 PMKati Rhodes
9:00 PMEleven Hundred Springs

Saturday, May 16, 2020

11:00 a.m.Holli Garet
11:50 a.m.Opening Ceremony with Pastor Don Moore and Jonna McCameron
12:00 p.m.Calvin Clary
1:00 p.m.Jack Barksdale
2:30 p.m.Kerri Lick
5:30 p.m.Zero Miles to Empty

Hico Mercantile Courtyard (101 S. Elm)

1-3 p.m.Roger Sanders/Danielle Mills

Cowboy Cafe and Dining Tents/Roaming

3-6 p.m.Mariachi de Oro

Hico Mercantile (101 S. Elm)

12-4 p.m.David G. Wonders: Texas' Magic Ambassador

texas steak cookoff

P.O. Box 335
Hico, Texas 76457


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