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Steaks on Main Ribeye Cook-off in Bonham April 13
By Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc.
Apr 13, 2024
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Bonham, Texas -- The Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc. is preparing for its second annual Steaks on Main Ribeye Cook-off and dinner on April 13, 2024, at the Fannin County Courthouse on 101 E Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham, TX 75418.

Steaks on Main is a communitywide event created to promote agriculture and Fannin County through a day-long ribeye steak cooking competition, ribeye dinner, and a free concert on the Bonham square. The purpose of the event is to bring together Bonham, Fannin County, and the surrounding areas in the spirit of food, fellowship, and friendly competition. Excess proceeds raised from the event are intended to be donated to County FFA and 4H programs. Please join us and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, a ribeye dinner, and live music.

The Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc. was able to donate over $20,000 back to local FFA/4H programs in Fannin County in 2023 and they hope to be able to continue that success in 2024.

The association is proud to announce their new website - Steaks On Main. Here you can find links for tickets, cooler fee information, and team entry. A ticket is NOT required to attend but will be required for the ribeye dinner. There will be a limited number of VIP tickets available this year for VIP tent access. For more information, please consult the website above.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available as well.  Sponsorship information can be found on the association’s website or reach out to a member of the Fannin Agricultural Association.

Ribeye Cook-Off Competition

The Steaks on Main Ribeye Cook-Off Competition is open to all who would like to enter. The teams will set up between 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 13 and the competition will begin at 10:00 AM with a cook’s meeting. Steaks will be judged on taste, appearance, tenderness, and doneness. Team entrants will have a location in proximity to the Fannin County Courthouse. Teams are encouraged to cook hors d’oeuvres throughout the day for the public and all team entrants will be required to cook steaks for the ticketed ribeye dinner at 6:30 PM. Winners will be awarded a cash prize.

Prize Amounts

1st Place                    $2,000 & Champion Belt Buckle

2nd Place                   $1,500

3rd Place                      $750

4th Place                      $500

5th Place                     $250


For a complete set of rules or to enter a team, please email or contact Cole Lackey @ 903.227.8076

Ribeye Dinner

The ribeye dinner will consist of one (1) choice or better ribeye steak cooked by the competition teams served with baked potato, salad, and trimmings. Seating will be available for all who purchase a ticket.

Tickets for the ribeye dinner are on sale now for will-call pick up the day of the event at the Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc./Steaks on Main booth located on the square.


Ticket Price - $35.00

Cooler Fee - $20.00



Live Music


The association is proud to welcome this year’s headliner, Cody Canada and the Departed, to Bonham, Texas for a great evening of live music. With opening acts Waves and Red Stone Revival, it is sure to be a show that you won’t want to miss.


Cody Canada and the Departed


Schedule of Events

7:00 AM 10:00 AM: Ribeye Cook-Off teams arrive and set up.

10:00 AM: Cook’s meeting on northwest corner of square.


 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM: Competition, hors d’oeuvres, community fellowship.


4:00 PM: Ribeye Cook-Off Awards Presentation


6:30 PM: Ribeye Dinner & Live Music


8:30 PM: Cody Canada and the Departed


Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc. was created to promote agriculture in Fannin County and surrounding areas through community outreach and events, as well as support agricultural education in County schools and youth agricultural education programs.

For more information regarding the Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc. or Steaks on Main please contact us via email @ or contact the following persons:

Jaylen Wallace – 903.227.8499

Cole Lackey – 903.227.8076

Blaine Alexander – 903.449.1076

Christy Flanagan – 903.449.2861

Amy Lindsey – 903.327.4889

Landon Shinpaugh –903.227.5140

Cody Maxwell – 903.227.2606

Dean Lackey – 903.227.1687

Jessica Withrow - 903.821.6786