Dumas hosts BBQ Cook off and Cowboy Classic Rodeo

In Dumas, at McDade Park hundreds of people have been gathering to take advantage of a bar-b-que cook off, with a prize of seven thousand dollars.

The meals include a little something for everyone including beef brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken, and it wouldn't be a bar-b-que without a good pot of beans.

Not only can folks enjoy a delicious meal, but they're also dancing and shopping the day away.

"The BBQ is a competition and we're out here trying to win. We're cooking ribs, brisket, pork butt, chicken, and beans," said head cook of the Burn Ban BBQ Team, Terry Brazile "It's not really the prize that's important, teams just come out and cook and have a good time, meet the community and see who can beat each other."

Just across the street at the Moore County Rodeo Arena, the seventh annual Cowboy Classic Rodeo is wrapping up with events for all ages, as well as good watching.

From the crowd favorite of muttin' bustin' to the fast paced roping and speed events, folks have been gathering in the stands to watch.

Pronews 7 caught up with some of last night's contestants to find out their favorite part of the rodeo and of course like most cowboy's they were all fun and games.

"Well of course we just enjoy the winning part. It's always great!" said team roper, Lucas Screws.

"It was a little muddy last night, but there was a huge, good crowd, and the rodeo had good added money," said tie-down roper, Bryce Harris "It was just a straight up rodeo!"

As they were loading their horses to head to the next rodeo in Oklahoma, Screws said with a wink, "Ya, this was a fun rodeo and we did good. They're gonna be paying us big!"

The rodeo committee said they are expecting another great turnout for Saturday's, August 10, 2013 rodeo and invite people to come enjoy the show.