BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. – Stew teams and individuals from across the region can participate in the third annual Old Family Stew Cook-off beginning 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center. The deadline for entry is Sept. 8.
The winner will be named "West Tennessee StewMaster," receives a trophy and earns bragging rights. Entry fee for the cook-off is $10 and all sales will benefit the stew team's favorite charity. Second and third place winners will also be recognized.
Teams will be required to make a minimum of 10 gallons of stew. Individual ingredients can be prepared off site but stews must be put together on site and ready at 11:30 a.m. for judging.
Judging criteria requires the use of chicken and/or beef as a meat ingredient. Wild game is not allowed. Potatoes, corn and tomatoes must also be used in some capacity. Judges will score based on ingredients, taste, texture and visual appeal.
This year's event is held in conjunction with Tina Turner Heritage Days which also includes an antique tractor show, Nutbush tours and a Tina tribute concert Saturday evening.
For rules and more information, visit www.tinaturnerheritagedays.com or call the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center at 731-779-9000.
About the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds are Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. For more information, visit www.westtnheritage.com or call 731-779-9000.