The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-Off is Thursday, October 11. For the first time in its history, the cook-off will not be in the downtown area. This year, the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has moved the event to the South Plains Fairgrounds.

In a previous interview with KFYO Eddie McBride, President and CEO of the Chamber, said that the move to the fairgrounds was needed because of growth of the event. Thousands are expected to make their way to the Hub City BBQ during the event which begins Thursday at 5 p.m.

Tickets for this year's Hub City BBQ can be purchased at the gate for $30 per person.