GatorFest Cook Off – Sep. 7

Texas GATORFEST, the Lone Star State’s most unique festival, would like to invite you to participate in the Annual Texas GATORFEST Barbecue Cook-Off to kick off this year’s festival. The family oriented festival is one of the fastest growing festivals in Texas. It has established a reputation for being “good old fashioned Texas fun” and providing visitors with a variety of entertainment. The celebration of the alligator and its wetlands habitat has something for everyone!

The cook off will be held the weekend before Texas GATORFEST 2018 – September 7 & 8th, on the festival grounds in historic Fort Anahuac Park.

George Dearborne and Branded live Friday, Sep. 7 at the Texas Gatorfest BBQ Cook-off Street Dance.

Participants and visitors alike will enjoy the entertainment throughout the day on the Gator Pit stage located within the cook-off area.

This Year’s GatorFest Pageant is Saturday, September 8, 2018 beginning at 9:00 am with Mr. Gator Tot followed by the rest of the groups at Anahuac ISD Auditorium.

Festival’s Live Music is scheduled for Sep. 14, 15 and 16 as follows:

Friday, September 14, 2018
6:30 pm Bayou Roux
8:30 pm Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers
10:30 pm Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun

Saturday, September 15, 2018
8 pm William Clark Green
10 pm Aaron Watson

Sunday, September 16, 2018
12:30 pm Larry Tillery Band

New this year is Extreme Jeep Show on Sunday, September 16, 2018 with registration beginning at 8:30 am.

For complete list/schedule of events, please visit