The Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors BBQ Cook-Off will be held, 12:15-5 p.m., on Saturday, April 8 at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport. This barbecue competition attracts top competition barbecue teams from across the South. Barbecue lovers who pay admission to the festival may sample ribs, brisket, chicken and more while enjoying games for kids, a festive atmosphere and family activities. There will be a rib-eating contest at 3 p.m. - rib-eating contest participants can sign up to participate online. There will also be a kids' cooking competition taking place during the event; participants can sign-up to participate online.
Adult admission is $10 and paid admission allows guests to sample barbecue and cast a vote in the prestigious People's Choice Award competition. Admission is free for children ages 12 and under.
Proceeds from the BBQ Cook-off will go towards the Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors’ college scholarship essay contest for Ark-LA-Tex high school seniors.