COVID-19 Notice:

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in Arkansas, facemasks will be required in all indoor facilities at the Outdoor Expo. The decision to require masks is based on rising case counts, the severity of the Delta variant of the virus, limited hospital capacity, guidance from the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Health, and the overarching need to protect those who come to our campus.


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Thank you to our cookoff sponsor the Withrow Family

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Get Grillin' at the Rib Cook-off!                                                                                                   

By joining the Rib Cook-off, you will be supporting education in our community and, at the same time, taking a shot at winning the prize and bragging rights for the best-tasting ribs in town! In 2019, we had over 30 teams competing. There are cash prizes for 3 categories!

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Date: Saturday, September 11
Cooking Time: 8:00 a.m.--2:00 p.m.
Location: East of the El Dorado Conference Center, 311 South West Ave., El Dorado, AR at the corner of S. Washington and E. Locust. “Cookers’ Headquarters” tent is located on S. Washington St. by the MAD oil derrick.
Set-up: Friday, September 10, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. First come, first served. Cookers will set up on South Washington Ave, between Locust & Pony St., east of El Dorado Conference Center. If there is an overflow of grills, they will be placed on E. Locust St., east of S. Washington.

Rib Pick Up

3:15-3:45 p.m.         Pick up cooked ribs ($20 per rack), at the El Dorado Conference Center (east entrance)

                                 Maple Room, South Foyer (across from the Bookstore), 300 South West Avenue

Click Here to Purchase Rib Tickets Online!  

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, AT 12:00 p.m. A limited number of rib tickets may be purchased at the Information Tent, located at the intersection of S. Washington & E. Locust St. on the day of the event.

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Best Ribs
1st Place $2,000 & Trophy

2nd Place $750 & Trophy

3rd Place $500 & Trophy

4th Place $250 & Trophy

5th Place $125 & Trophy

6th Place $75 & Trophy

Cooker's Choice
1st Place $500 & Trophy

2nd Place $125 & Trophy

3rd Place $75 & Trophy

Best Rig Construction

1st Place $250 & Trophy

2nd Place $100 & Trophy

3rd Place $50 & Trophy

Best Team Spirit
1st Place $250 & Trophy

2nd Place $100 & Trophy

3rd Place $50 & Trophy

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