On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the 9th Annual Tractor Pull and Chili and Brisket Cook-off will be held at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. All proceeds benefit children at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, and the Southern Christian Home for Children in Arkansas.
At 9 a.m., the Antique Tractor Pull & Show will be held inside the Civic Center and conducted by the Lake County Antique Tractor Association. There is no admission fee but donations will be accepted for the charities. At 11:30 a.m., chili will be served from the Chili Cook-off. $5 is All-You-Can-Eat chili and Dutch Oven cobbler. At noon, a live public auction of donated items will take place. Ira Black FFA Mechanics Project Auction will follow, as well as the Allarea Black Home Economics contest, and Ag project show winners will be announced. At 3 p.m., there will be the Brisket Cook-Off Judging. The winner of the Brisket Cook-Off will be announced and brisket will be sold in concessions starting at 5 p.m.. The Stone Groove Band featuring Sadie Evans, Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen 2016, will perform at 5 p.m.. The last event of the day will be the Hot-Rod Garden Tractor Pull inside the Civic Center at 6 p.m., admission will be $10 at the gate. The Hot-Rod Garden Tractor Pull will be conducted by the Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association. For more information, contact Wade Bartley at 903-348-1878.