Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Sulphur Springs: World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest

October 26, 2013 (All day)

The World Champion Hopkins County Stew Contest hosts 140 cooking teams stirring up hearty chicken or beef stew in huge cast iron pots over open wood fires at beautiful Buford Park on the 4th Saturday in October. Visitors are encouraged to get to the stew grounds early so that they may enjoy seeing the campsites uniquely decorated with wagon trains, simmering pots and glowing campfires.


  • Buford Park
  • Sulphur Springs, Texas
  • 75482


  • Contact:
    Chamber Of Commerce
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  • Just $5 buys a bowl (for all the stew you can eat), along with cheese and crackers.

Map of Event