Robert Earl Keen
The Josh Abbott Band
The cookoff is IBCA-sanctioned with more than 100 cook teams participating. The Homer’s Grand Champion secures a spot in the World Food Championships, in November in downtown Las Vegas.
Homer’s Backyard Ball evolved from a casual get-together in Travis Homer’s back yard in 1997. It has grown every year, and now receives regional and national attention. This is the event's 18th year, and it is being advertised in four states. Homer’s Backyard Ball is a production of the Homer’s Backyard Ball Foundation, a registered 501-c-(3) nonprofit organization, that donates substantial amounts of money to children’s charities throughout the area. Beneficiaries include the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Khiva Shrine of Amarillo, Snack Pak for Kids, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and others.
Tickets are $40 and are available online at www.homersbackyardball.com or at these locations:
Amarillo Electric Specialists
Grand HealthMart Pharmacy
I Don’t Know Sports Bar and Grill
Rhett Stevens Motors
Blue Willow in Canyon
HealthMart Pharmacy in Hereford
The event is BYOB. Please, do not bring pets or glass containers of any kind. There is a free fajita plate starting at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. or until the food runs out.