We reached out to Thomas Martinez, president of Taylor Texas Chamber of Commerce to get his thoughts on The 36th Annual Taylor International Barbecue Cook-Off.

2013 marked the first year that the Chamber took over the event due to the Jaycees bowing out. This sort of sea change is big news in small town Texas. Mr. Martinez reports that the organizers had a goal of 50 teams competing in the affair and nearly hit the mark with 43 entrants.

Murphy Park was reportedly filled with happy vendors selling all sorts of goods to the throngs of people who crowded into the festival grounds.

2013 is the first year we missed the event in a solid coon’s age but work duties beckoned. Hearts filled with sadness, we’re already making plans for 2014’s party.

Here are the winners:

Grand Champion: Triple A Cookers

Reserve Champion: Czexicans!

Beef champion: Triple A Cookers

Pork champion: Patin Construction

Poultry: Czexicans!

Goat: Triple A Cookers

Wild Game: The Law Dogs

Lamb: Triple A Cookers

People’s Choice: Barbie Q Queen

Bob Roberts Award: Smoke House Cookers

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