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News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, Tito Vodka Girls, February 2015
Tito's Vodka girls add spice to the Wild Game Crew party tent. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Kendall Koehne, Linda Smith, Tracy Pennington
Close to 300 teams are competing in the World Championship Bar-B Que Contest this weekend.  Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Rodger Sumicek, Michael Poujol, Trey Schwarz
The Wild Game Crew — Rodger Sumicek, from left, Michael Poujol and Trey Schwarz — claim to own the best of cookoff partying. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Bret Simmons, Cayenne Social Club
Bret Simmons handles a vat of potatoes spiced with crawfish seasoning at the Cayenne Social Club party tent. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Clayton Rogers, Sane Boatman, Daryl Downs
Clayton Rogers, from left, Shane Boatman and Darryl Downs welcome guests to Posey's Posse. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Maria and Gregg Saxe
Gregg and Maria Sax among the 60,000 visitors who landed at NRG Park Thursday night. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Kendall Koehne, Linda Smith, Tracy Pennington
Volunteers Kendall Koehne, from left, Linda Smith and Tracy Pennington serve up barbecue sandwiches for everyone. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Tim Perrin, Robert Cullum, fan, Billy Pitre,Joey Hicks
Gents from New Orleans — Tim Perrin, from left, Robert Cullum, a female fan, Billy Pitre and Joey Hicks — dress pimp style for the barbecue fun. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015,, Alligator at Cayenne Cookers
Alligator on the grill at the Cayenne Social Club. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Meaghan Gallacher, Missy Verkin
Members of the rodeo gate committee Meaghan Gallacher, left, and Missy Verkin. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Renee Prescott
Rodeo volunteer Renee Prescott, a pharmacist by day, rides the rockin' bull. Free rides for all. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Tom Laucius
Beer stand committee member Tom Laucius decks out in Mardi Gras beads. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, Glittering saddles, February 2015
Who needs a disco ball when you have disco saddles rotatiing overhead? Wild Game Crew.  Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Grant Pinkerton
Gary Pinkerton of Pinkerton's barbecue stokes the fire smouldering beneath the cabrito for the crowd of 1,100 expected at this party. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Tom Laucius
The Alamo gets a nod among the themed tents that pack the barbecue site. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015, Clayton Rogers, Sane Boatman, Daryl Downs
Over the top party set-ups are part of the barbecue entertainment. Photo by Shelby Hodge
News, Shelby, World Championship BBQ Cook-off, February 2015,
The Cayenne Social Club celebrates its 20th anniversary of competing  in the barbecue contest.  Photo by Shelby Hodge