Nixon-Smiley Wild Hog Cook Off to be held Friday, Saturday


The 35th annual Nixon Smiley Livestock Show Wild Hog Cook Off will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11 at the Nixon Smiley Livestock Show Barn & Arena. General admission is $10 for adults, with kids 12 and under free.

No outside food will be allowed into the event. The cookoff events will include salsa and margaritas at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, on Friday. Saturday will feature 9 a.m. dutch oven dessert, followed at 9:30 a.m. by chili, 10 a.m. beans, 11 a.m. pork (other than ribs), 11:30 a.m. pork ribs, and noon for chicken, followed by brisket at 1:30 p.m. The BBQ Cook off will have cash payout and prizes awarded.

Other activities going on this weekend include the El Perro Loco Hog Bay, which will hold puppy, one-dog novice, old and young, two-dog novice, one-dog open and two-dog open competitions. For more information about the El Perro Loco Hog Bay, call Slade Trammell at 830-534-3251.

Saturday schedule for the Hog Cookoff includes a wild hog bay at 9 a.m. Saturday, silent auction at noon and ‘slick & sleazy’ pig races at 2 p.m. The Ranch Rodeo Calcutta begins at 5 p.m. with the Ranch Rodeo, Calf Scramble and Boot Races starting at 6 p.m.