The grills and pits are firing up for the Hot as Hell Barbeque Cook-Off in Lampasas, as part of the Spring Ho Festival.

The cook-off is Friday and Saturday at Cooper Springs Nature Park, which is located at N Hackberry Street and E Avenue A in Lampasas. For check-in and tasting times, click here.

Brisket, pork spare ribs, 1/2 chicken, appetizers, and beans will all be submitted for judging in the contest with the winners receiving cash prizes. And the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce remarked that a 9-year-old-boy who is competing is said to be a dark horse in the cook-off.

The Spring Ho Festival will be going all weekend long with square dancing, pony rides, a pet parade and the carnival will also be available for people to enjoy.

For more information on the cook-off and the festival click here