The 15th Annual WEAT-NTS OPStoberfest was held Friday, October 14th at St. Jude Venue in Arlington, Texas. After a week in New Orleans at WEFTEC a record number of over 30 teams participated in various categories to compete for the title of pit master. The BBQ CookOff continues to raise funds for the North Texas Ops Challenge teams to go to national competitions. Many of the cookoff teams started at least a day in advance with preparation to smoking meat and then setting up tent stations all day for the evening family-friendly event. A larger-than-expected crowd of more than 250 people enjoyed fantastic food, mingling, and cheered as awards were given for best chicken, beef, pork, wild game, home-brewed beer, or homemade dessert. Additional awards went for Pit Master, Most Hospitable Team, and Best Kids’ Costume.
Most Hospitable – City of Fort Worth
Pit Master – RJN