The overall Grand Champion in the Annual Ballinger Barbecue Cook-Off was Joe Fuentes with Smokey Joe's BBQ.

The overall Grand Champion in the Annual Ballinger Barbecue Cook-Off was Joe Fuentes with Smokey Joe's BBQ. Presenting the award was Criselda Garza, 2017 Miss Ballinger. The cook-off was held Saturday, June 24 as part of the 131st Annual Ballinger Birthday Celebration at City Park.

The Reserve Grand Champion of the Ballinger Barbecue Cook-Off is Danny Ogle with Show Me Your Pits barbecue team. Presenting award was Miss Ballinger First Runner-Up Hannah Holcomb.