Bar-B-Q Fest happens in two weeks

By George Garza

For many years the Vidor Chamber of Commerce Texas Bar-BQ Festival has been an annual affair celebrated on the last weekend of April. This year, though, April transitioned into May and there was no festival at Conn Park.

“We changed it from the last weekend of April to the first weekend of June, trying to get away from the rain” said Jeanette Winfrey, president of the Board of Directors of the Vidor Chamber of Commerce. “For the past three or four years we’ve been blessed with rain during the festival or right before the gates have opened. And rain makes a lot of mud that can be a problem at the festival. Sure enough, this year on the last weekend of April, we had a gully washer right here in Vidor, so we evidently made a good decision. 

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