More cook teams than ever at cookoff

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 7, 2015

One of fall’s most popular events in the Andalusia area is on tap this coming Thurs., Nov. 12, and should be bigger and better than ever.

Organizer Hunter Grimes said the annual Alabama Wildlife Federal’s Wild Game Cookoff will have more teams than ever before.

“The last three years we have seen a steady increase in teams, and this year we are planning for 14 cook teams,” he said.

The competition is open to everyone and there is no entry fee, but teams must pre-register prior to the day of the event at

Categories include wild game, fish and fowl. Prizes will be awarded to first through third place in each division, as well as Best Overall and a People’s Choice Award. A Best Presentation Award and Runner-Up will go to the cook teams with the best decorations for their cook team area that best reflects the atmosphere of a “Wild Game” cook-Off.

The overall winner will be invited to the state finals next August to compete for the title of AWF 2016 Wild Game Cook-Off State Champion.

A silent auction will be held, and will include guns, hunting items and Auburn/Alabama prints, and ladies’ items.

“We want everyone to come out to enjoy live music, good food, and support he Alabama Wildlife Federation,” Grimes said.

Tickets are available for $40 per person/per couple at the door. Admission is free for cook teams and youth under 15. Tickets include complimentary food and a one-year AWF membership.

For ticket information contact Grimes at 334.222.3123 or the Alabama Wildlife Federation at 1.800.822.WILD.

The event, which is held in the Covington Center Arena, begins at 6 p.m.