Rain is expected but that will not wash out the contest. The ground will soak up much of the rain quickly due to dry conditions according to event planners. Also, the sandy soil and sidewalks at Buford Park will benefit those cooking and attending the event. Lightning is the only thing that would stop Saturday’s Hopkins County Stew Contest.
A few stew cooks may not participate by choice should the weather be disagreeable. However, stew cooks who do participate will be asked to take 10 quarts of stew to the front of Kid’s Kingdom and those will be sold in a drive-thru type environment on Connally Street.
Meredith Caddell, Chamber Executive, said that when people come to Sulphur Springs expecting a great event, she does not want them disappointed by a little rain.
Other events Saturday include Fall Festival and the Corvette Show.