Rib cook-off, apple pie contest, auction in Eldon
ELDON — Gothic Area Tourism of Eldon is seeking contestants for its annual BBQ Rib Cook-Off set for Saturday at the KD Center in Eldon.
Entry fee for the contest is 10 pounds of pork loin back ribs.
The ribs are to be cooked on-site, and judging begins at 4:15 p.m. Ribs are judged on taste, tenderness and appearance.
A traveling trophy will be awarded, as well as $100 to first-, $75 to second- and $50 to third-place winners.
The festivities also will include an apple pie contest.
Bakers can bring their favorite apple pie for the contest, plus a pie of their choice as an entry fee, which will be placed in the pie auction.
Pies must be at the KD Center by 2 p.m., with judging taking place at 3 p.m.
The apple pies will be judged on taste, texture and appearance.
First-place will receive $75, $50 for second, and $25 for third.
At 5 p.m., the donated ribs will be served as part of a free-will donation dinner, which also will include sweet corn, green beans, sliced tomatoes and watermelon.
The pie auction will begin after the meal is served.
Proceeds will benefit GATE for the betterment of the community.
For more information about the BBQ Rib Cook-Off, call Shirley Stacey at 641-680-2634.
For information regarding the apple pie contest, call Lisa Sedore at 641-777-1935.