photo colleyvilleoldtymebbq_zps4cad620b.jpgIt’s BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks, and barbecue aficionados join forces for food, fun, and a good cause—proceeds benefit Texas Special Olympics. The Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is one of the largest sanctioned barbecue cook-offs in Texas. Admission to the grounds is free!

Here’s what’s going on each day:

Friday, April 25, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities kick off at 6:00 with a free fish fry (until the fish is gone), and activities for children, as well as live music starting at 7:30. Admission to the V.I.P. area, offering complimentary barbecue and beverages, can be purchased for $25. Space in the V.I.P. section is limited and fills fast, so plan to come early to get a space.

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the serious business of Texas barbecue cooking and judging gets underway. Gates open to the public at 11:00 a.m. While the cooks get down to serious cooking, people can do some serious eating with heaping plates of Texas Q for just $7.

Kid-Q at 1 p.m.: In Texas, barbecue is an art and kids are never too young to get started. Contestants between the ages of 8 and 14 vie for the title of “Best Kids-Q Chef” starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee per child and charcoal grills, which the kids can take home, and chicken for barbecuing will be provided. Contestants can register at the event.

Colleyville Center is at 5301 Riverwalk Dr. in Colleyville.