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Barbeque Team


So you say you like to BBQ ...

Have we got a deal for you! Yep, that’s right!! The Cold River
Cattle Company Barbeque Team (in conjunction with
the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest sponsored
by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo) is looking for you!

The Cold River crew has been cooking at the HLS&R barbeque cook-off for over a quarter of a century. The team is made up of doctors, lawyers, bankers and even a few Indian chiefs.

This event is part of the kickoff weekend for the rodeo events, so the mood is great and the food is fantastic! We cook a full range of food: brisket, sausage, chicken and whatever else gets close to the fire! And of course ... all the trimmings. Over the years, Cold River has won the Grand Champion title for both brisket and chicken. And we always win the “Best Place to Be” award.

Cold River provides donors and their guests food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) in a private tent. We have live music entertainment each night ... plus, a “Miss Blue Jeans” contest on Saturday. Security is provided, even calls to Yellow Cab for those who are just too full!

Proceeds benefit kids in the Houston area. Donations are tax-deductible and allow us to hold two special events that bring us more enjoyment and energy than all the other stuff combined. On Friday, from 10 a.m. to noon, we will host children from the Small Steps Nurturing Center; and our annual party for the Sunshine Kids organization is Saturday morning.

So come on ... jump on the wagon! We would love to have you as a part of our team. If you have any questions about the team, the event or just general information, please give us a call.

Paul Brindley
Team Coordinator

Happy trails from the
Cold River Cattle Company
Barbecue Team



Rodeo Drive, Booths
B440, 442 & 444
Notice: Due to rule changes with HLS&R, we are unable to host Donor/Team Parties on Wednesday nights. Donor Packets have been revised to reflect this change.

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Donor & Donor Guest/Team Party
Thursday Wristbands Only

Friday, February 23, 2018
Donor & Donor Guest
VIP Wristbands & Friday Booth Wristbands

Saturday, February 24, 2018
Donor & Donor Guest
VIP Wristbands & Saturday Booth Wristbands

Friday Special Events:
Small Steps Nurturing Center: 10am to 12pm

Saturday Special Events:
Sunshine Kids Party: 10am to 1pm
Miss Blue Jeans Contest: 3pm

Cold River Cattle Company