Since its inception back in 1992, the World Championship Barbados Cookoff has been
revered as one of the most unique events of its kind in West Texas. Held over the
Memorial Day weekend and sponsored by the Rankin Chamber of
Commerce, it is not just one, but eleven different cooking events taking place at the same
time. It has drawn some of the best cookers that West Texas has to offer and has dished
out some of the best barbecue cuisine anywhere.