BBQ Competition adjusts to weather forecast


Due to the forecast of inclement weather this weekend, the Cookin’ on the Cane BBQ Competition will undergo some changes. Everything will still take place on the downtown riverbank, rain or shine.

Judging for the IBCA Competition will begin at noon Saturday, June 4. There are $5,500 in cash prizes and awards will be given to first, second and third place and grand champion.

Since this event is a State Championship, with points counting towards the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbeque, the event cannot be postponed or cancelled.  The cookers traveling to Natchitoches are counting on the points for their season.  After consulting with the IBCA Head Judges, event organizers decided to cancel the People’s Choice portion of the competition and the live music.  Although the weather will change the event slightly from previous years, organizers still welcome the community to show some Natchitoches hospitality.

“They love coming to our great town and we feel it is important to give them the competition they were hoping for,” said Alan Pasch. “We thank you for your understanding.”