The 28th Annual Holtville Athletic Club Rib Cook-Off is coming.

This year's event is scheduled for Saturday , January 26, 2019 at Holtville's Samaha Park. Organizers anticipate a crowd approaching 12,000 and have reserved tons of fresh St. Louis style pork ribs for the hungry attendees. There will also be 250 gallons of Old Fashion homemade ice cream and classic Keg Root Beer.

Teams are invited to prepare the ribs and compete for the over $10,000 in prize's and awards with top prize of $1,000 for the Judge's Choice Best Ribs. Other categories include best side dish , best homemade pie and a prize for the best booth. Admission to the event is free but attendees may purchase tickets to sample the ribs and other delicacies. All net proceeds from the Rib-Cook Off benefit youth activities in the Imperial Valley region, to include educational endeavors and athletic groups.

There will be live entertainment throughout the day starting with IV Blues at 9:30 a.m. , Eevaan Tre' & The Show at 10:30 and Megan Strahm and the True Blues at 12:15 p.m.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m. and continues until all the ribs are gone ( approximately 2:00 p.m. ).

Major event sponsors are LaBrucherie Irrigation Supply , Telemundo , Univision , LATV , KYMA 11 , the Barbara Worth Country Club , Smart & Final , Lucky Supermarket , Humble Farmer Brewing and KXO AM1230 / FM107.5.