Happy Birthday Texasfest Cook Off

April 12, 2024 - April 13, 2024
State Championship

Contest Details

Happy Birthday Texasfest Cook Off
IBCA Contest Number: 2024-109

1216 Fairpark Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Josh Kovar
Tray Pickup:
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 6:00pm

Turn in times / Schedule
12:00 Chicken
1:30 Pork Spare Ribs
3:00 Brisket



Meats to be Cooked

Half Chicken 1 Fully Jointed Chicken Half (Complete with wing, breast, thigh and leg.)
Pork Spare Ribs (Required: 8 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 8 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries

Fajitas 7:00pm
Dessert 7:30pm

Saturday Ancillaries

Pan De Campo 10:00am
Beans 11:00am

Contact and Registration

Contact: Diane Bates


Entry Fee: 225

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Josh Kovar
Number of Teams: 21

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

FRED Lozano / Suavecito

Reserve Grand Champion

Mario Benavidez / Chillin N Grillin

Brisket: Mario Benavidez / Chillin N Grillin
Chicken: Oscar Garcia / O3 BBQ
Pork Spare Ribs: FRED Lozano / Suavecito


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1FRED LozanoSuavecito550.24
2Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin548.5
3Liz ShamlianHotMes!543.36
4Mario PalaciosSmoking Hot Box539.82
5Santiago BernalSPG's Deep South BBQ521.82
6Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK518.92
7Roland RuizKill It & Grill It BBQ Team518.46
8Tomas GarciaIts Grillin Time Cooking Team518.14
9Fidel SanchezSomky Cattle516.76
10Carlos GuerraSmokin’ Dirty511.08


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Oscar GarciaO3 BBQ192.0
2Liz ShamlianHotMes!187.66
3Mario PalaciosSmoking Hot Box180.0
4Justin BennettFore Neighbors178.58
5Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK173.94
6Tony GarzaIronhorse Cooking team172.74
7Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin170.48
8Carlos GuerraSmokin’ Dirty168.88
9FRED LozanoSuavecito167.54
10Santiago BernalSPG's Deep South BBQ165.7

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1FRED LozanoSuavecito199.08
2Liz ShamlianHotMes!188.36
3Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin188.08
4Roland RuizKill It & Grill It BBQ Team187.02
5Tomas GarciaIts Grillin Time Cooking Team184.06
6Santiago BernalSPG's Deep South BBQ182.02
7Mario PalaciosSmoking Hot Box180.28
8Fidel SanchezSomky Cattle178.801
9Carlos GuerraSmokin’ Dirty175.4
10Ashley GonzalezMs. JAG BBQ172.56


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Mario BenavidezChillin N Grillin189.94
2Fidel SanchezSomky Cattle187.54
3Oscar Garcia JrSons Of SmOAK186.88
4Roland RuizKill It & Grill It BBQ Team183.76
5FRED LozanoSuavecito183.62
6JJ RodriguezOtra Vez Ustedes180.28
7Mario PalaciosSmoking Hot Box179.54
8Tomas GarciaIts Grillin Time Cooking Team179.08
10Edward OakesDirt Track Cookers174.801



PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Edward OakesDirt Track Cookers181.94
2Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team177.92
3Armin GarzaBad to the Bone175.06


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team207.86
2Armin GarzaBad to the Bone201.6
3Lupe Elizondo1/4 Inch Smokers167.4


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1FRED LozanoSuavecito193.98
2Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team183.42
3JJ RodriguezOtra Vez Ustedes181.8

Pan De Campo

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Ralph FloresCowboy Up Cooking Team179.54
2Armin GarzaBad to the Bone171.1
3Lupe Elizondo1/4 Inch Smokers167.88