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Register Now for 48th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest
Aug19

Register Now for 48th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest

Letters have gone out to those who prepared stew for last year’s Hopkins County Stew Contest. Those who desire to cook stew for the 48th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest, Saturday October 28th may sign up now. A copy of the rules and registration form may be found below.  Chamber Executive Lezley Brown says an overwhelming response from those wanting to be a part of the stew contest this year has already begun. New...

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Snapchat Fun At 2016 Hopkins County Stew Contest
Oct18

Snapchat Fun At 2016 Hopkins County Stew Contest

From 6 am throughout the rest of October 22nd, the Hopkins County Stew Contest will have it’s very own Snapchat Geotag! The Geotag will be available anywhere across Buford Park. To access the Geotag, you must first take a photo on your Snapchat App, swipe right on your photo, and the tag will appear. Here is a sneak peek of the tag!

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Team Registration Opens for Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest
Aug18

Team Registration Opens for Annual Hopkins County Stew Contest

Registration is underway for the 47th Annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest. The contest is set for Saturday, October 22nd. Returning stew cooks have the option of keeping their 2015 site which will be reserved until Friday, September 16th. On Monday, September 19, all unclaimed stew sites will be open to new cooks or to returning cooks who would like a new site location. After September 19th, all sites will be assigned on...

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Excitement Builds for Hopkins County Stew Contest
Sep22

Excitement Builds for Hopkins County Stew Contest

2015 could be another record breaker concerning number of stew cooks at the annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest coming up October 24.  Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meredith Caddell said over 50 cooks arrived Friday to claim their sites. Monday, 12 arrived to secure a site and five signed on Tuesday morning. The west side of the grounds are filled and the east side of the grounds have a few open sites left. Less...

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Chamber Connection – June 8: Entries Hopkins County Stew Logo Contest Open Until July 14
Jun08

Chamber Connection – June 8: Entries Hopkins County Stew Logo Contest Open Until July 14

By Butch Burney It’s June, which means stew is in the air – or at least the planning has begun. Hopkins County stew pot The 53rd Annual World Championship Hopkins County Stew Contest is opening up its annual logo contest. This year’s theme is Road Trip Stew 22 (the stew is Oct. 22, 2022), a take off from Route 66. The logo contest runs through June 30. The winner will receive four stew tickets, four T-shirts with the logo on the...

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The 50th Anniversary of the Hopkins County World Champion Stew Contest
May21

The 50th Anniversary of the Hopkins County World Champion Stew Contest

50th Anniversary Stew Contest The 50th Anniversary of the Hopkins County World Champion Stew Contest will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs, Texas. That Saturday will be traditional in the fact that Hopkins County Stew will be cooked in cast iron cauldrons over an open flame in the park, stew service will begin at 10:45 a.m. for the general public, and winners will be announced as soon as judging...

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Video Presentation: 2017 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Stew Contest
Oct31
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Stew Contest Saturday Features 161 Pots of Hopkins County Stew
Oct19

Stew Contest Saturday Features 161 Pots of Hopkins County Stew

The annual World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest is coming up Saturday in Buford Park. The context will feature 161 pots of stew. Chamber of Commerce Executive Meredith Caddell is hoping for the best weather-wise. Ms. Caddell said excitement is building as stew-cooks are preparing for the event. Friday night, activity will begin on the stew grounds in Buford Park. T-shirts will be for sale both Friday night and Saturday. Stew...

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Chamber Connection: The 53rd Annual Stew Festival Was Fantastic
Oct27

Chamber Connection: The 53rd Annual Stew Festival Was Fantastic

By Butch Burney, CEO/President, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Wow, what a great day at the park! Despite some gusty winds and a little bit of a warm day, the 53rd Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival, sponsored by Alliance Bank, was fantastic! Thanks to our 167 cook sites, our adult volunteers and student volunteers, about 7,500 people were able to enjoy beef and chicken stew, with crackers and cheese, while also shopping the...

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Oct. 19 Chamber Connection: Stew Festival Includes A Concert, Kids Zone, Vendors Market
Oct19

Oct. 19 Chamber Connection: Stew Festival Includes A Concert, Kids Zone, Vendors Market

Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce logo Sulphur Springs Texas By Butch Burney, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Now is the time to get your tickets before the 53rd Annual Hopkins County Stew Festival, sponsored by Alliance Bank, on Saturday, Oct. 22. Marking the stew grounds on the northwest entry to Buford Park stands a huge stew pot, a tribute to our Hopkins County heritage and home of the World Championship cooking...

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