The eighth annual Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial BBQ Cook Off is set for May 18 at the Paris and Lamar County Fairgrounds starting at 11 a.m.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person, and children under 5 eat free.

Competing for a $500 cash prize, competitors will win a trophy for first, second and third places in each category. The grand champion of the $500 cash prize must enter all meat categories.

Barbecue categories served and competing include brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken and beans.

Pre-party is set for 6 p.m. on May 17, with music by TJ Chesshire. Barry Diamond will be the DJ on that Saturday.

Raffle tickets are $5 or $20 for five.

To enter a team or for more information about sponsoring the event, contact Ricky at 903-272-2192, Sherry Yeatman at 903-249-0827, Jennifer Bounds at 903-495-8449 or Lou Ann Amis at 903-782-8559.

Visit Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial BBQ Cook Off’s Facebook page here.