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Winners Of The 53rd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest Announced
Oct22

Winners Of The 53rd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest Announced

The 53rd Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival, sponsored by Alliance Bank drew a huge crowd, with long lines forming more than an hour before serving time, with people eager to pay their $8 to partake of the entries, despite the whipping autumn winds Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. Hopkins County Stew By the Numbers “We prepare for 8,000 people and we were reaching our limit today. Judging from our ticket sales and supplies, we had...

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More Views of the 52nd  Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest
Oct25
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2021 Hopkins County Stew Contest Champions
Oct25

2021 Hopkins County Stew Contest Champions

Although the final count for ticket sales aren’t yet in, the 52nd Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest was estimated to have drawn well over 6,000 to Buford Park Saturday morning, Oct. 23, to sample some of this year’s entries. Overall, 150 signed up to compete in the 2021 Hopkins County Stew contest. However, due to some personal emergencies, a few teams had to back out prior, leaving 145 pots of stew....

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Chamber Connection: 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest To Be Held Saturday, Oct. 23
Oct20

Chamber Connection: 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest To Be Held Saturday, Oct. 23

By Butch Burney It’s stew time in Sulphur Springs! Saturday is the 52nd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest, sponsored by Alliance Bank, Alliance Bank Financial Services and Galyean Insurance, at Buford Park. Get there on Friday to check out more than two dozen market vendors, who will be set up on the south side of the square, stay for the appetizer contest and get ready for Dubb and the Luv Machines in concert from...

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Hohenberger, Brantley, Juarez Receive Top Hopkins County Stew Contest Awards
Oct24

Hohenberger, Brantley, Juarez Receive Top Hopkins County Stew Contest Awards

Top honors at the 2020 Hopkins County Stew Contest went to super cooks LaWanna Hohenberger and Broc Hohenberger and Richard Brantley and Ashley Brantley. Wade Juarez captured the John Chester Campsite award. Despite COVID-19 restrictions on the gathering, cooks turned out for a fun time. Even the weather cooperated. Friday’s storm and weather front dropped temperatures to the perfect stew weather on Saturday. First place Beef...

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Hopkins County Stew Contest 2018
Oct27

Hopkins County Stew Contest 2018

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Hopkins County Stew Contest: Getting Ready
Oct26

Hopkins County Stew Contest: Getting Ready

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Brown and Gray to Appear at Hopkins County Stew Contest
Oct23

Brown and Gray to Appear at Hopkins County Stew Contest

The 49th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest will be held on Saturday, October 27th, at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Stew service will begin at 10:45 a.m.  This year marks the largest ever number of contestants in the World Champion Stew Contest, with over 165 pots competing in four categories: Chicken, Beef, Super Stew Chicken, and Super Stew Beef.  Those competing in the Super Stew Categories have earned...

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Teams, Sponsors Sought for 49th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest
Aug21

Teams, Sponsors Sought for 49th Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest

It is with great excitement that we announce this year’s 49 th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Buford Park, where hundreds of contestants will compete for cash prizes with their favorite stew recipes. (Registration form for contestants found below.) Over 7000 people are expected to attend this year’s event. Sponsors for the contest are also being sought.  Sponsors for the...

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Deadline for Hopkins County Stew Contestants to Reserve Last Year’s Stew Site is September 15
Sep08

Deadline for Hopkins County Stew Contestants to Reserve Last Year’s Stew Site is September 15

Hopkins County Stew Contest is Saturday, October 28th, but the deadline for last year’s stew cooks to keep their same stew site is Friday, September 15th at 5 p.m. After that date, the site will be released and will be open to new cooks. (Registration and rules found here.) If you have cooked before, you may pick up your goody bags and grocery check on October 17th at the Dairy Museum between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.  This will be a...

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