The 27th annual Lonesome Dove Fest Smoking Barrel Cook-off is scheduled Sept. 17-18 at the Karnes County Youth Show Barn.

Entry fee is $100 and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third choice for brisket, chicken, ribs and cook’s choice.

Set-up will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 with contest judging starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 18. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. Sept. 18.

Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships for high school students.


  • Starting Friday, September 17th, 2021, repeated every day until Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm