The 5th annual Orange County BBQ Blow Out will be Oct. 10-11, at the Mauriceville Crawfish Grounds, located  on Hwy. 62, just south of Hwy. 12.

The BBQ Blowout, which is sponsored by the Orange County Go Texan teams, supports higher education for the youth of Orange County.

Friday, starting at 6:30, there will be a chief cook’s meeting, a dessert competition (desserts must be cooked on site), and a mystery dish. The sponsors provide the mystery ingredients.

Music starts at 8:00 pm, and it is suggested that those in attendance should bring lawn chairs and friends along for the fun.

Saturday, there will be washer and horseshoe tournaments. BBQ turn in times are 12:00 for chicken; 1:00 for ribs, and 2:00 for brisket. Awards will be presented at 3:00 pm.