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Labor Day Weekend Kow Kick

The Annual Kow Kick and Kow Kick BBQ Cook-off

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Platinum Sponsor

HCTC is a proud community partner of The Annual Kow Kick.
Learn more about them here.

Bronze Sponsors
Johnson's Pest Control  •  Ochoa's Tires

The Annual Kow Kick
The Saturday before Labor Day, the Kimble County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Kow Kick, an arts and crafts fair, in Junction's Schreiner Park located along the banks of the South Llano River. Vendors selling arts, crafts, and food items are scattered around the park, which is covered by shade from the large pecan trees. Live music is provided throughout the day and there are a number of fun activities for the whole family. Plus, later that evening there is a dance in the park!
Vendor Registration
Onine registration or a downloadable registration form can be found here.

Annual Kow Kick BBQ Cook-Off
Featured during the Kow Kick is the Annual Kow Kick BBQ Cook-Off. The event is a Sanctioned State Championship. Contestants will face-off to prove who has the best brisket, pork spareribs, chicken, and beans. There is a kids cook-off as well.

BBQ Cook-Off Event Details

  • Entry is $200 per team and includes entry for Chicken, Pork Ribs, and Beef Brisket. Entry fees for the Beans, Cook's Choice (Appetizers), Maragrita, and Bloody Mary competitions is $25 each. Entry for the kids cook-off (Burgers) is $20.
  • Check in starts at 12:00 P.M. on Friday, August 30, 2024 at the big pavilion in Schreiner Park.
  • Money and Awards Payout for 1st-5th in sanctioned meats.
  • 80% Payback for Beans, Cook's Choice, Margarita, and Bloody Mary.
  • Children's Competition - Awards Only.
  • All participants must provide their own shelter and cooking equipment. Shelters at the park are not available for use as a festival will be taking place on Saturday, August 31, in Shreiner Park.
  • There is no power available from the park as it is reserved for the festival taking place on Saturday.
  • Music at your cooking area is allowed, but we ask that no loud amplified music be played between 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 31, during the Festival taking place in the park. 

Online registration or a downloadable registration form can be found here.



For information contact the Kimble County Chamber of Commerce at:

325-446-3190 or

[email protected]