Unfortunately, TUFF has made the difficult decision to cancel Cooking 4 Courage 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay tuned for more details on the

2021 Cooking 4 Courage BBQ Cook-Off

November 12-13, 2021

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Conroe, Texas

Live Music Both Days


Fun for ALL

BBQ Cook-off sanctioned by

TUFF Kid's Cook-off


Silent & Live Auction

Event is open to the public, $5.00 donation entry

Veteran's Day Presentation hosted by VFW Post 4709  12 p.m.

FREE Veteran's Dinner Saturday, 11/14 from 12 - 6 p.m.



Post 4709

Cooking 4 Courage is an annual event with the purpose of raising funds for, bringing awareness to and honoring our veterans, active military and first responders.


The event is anchored by a sanctioned BBQ Cookoff, which is currently the second largest in Montgomery County. The event includes guest speakers, food & craft vendors, carnival games, TUFF Kids Cook-off, as well as live and silent auctions.

VFW Post 4709 sponsors a Free Veterans Dinner, open to all Veterans.  Evenings are capped off on stage by Texas Country Music.


Funds raised are used for PTSD recovery, re-acclamation and employment as a civilian, and other local Veteran/First Responder supported causes. 

For Questions

BBQ Cook-off or General Information

Gari Lynn Hessong 469-626-TUFF (8833)

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Jason Rinn 281-782-7955



Teresa Buckley 281-543-7111

2019 Sponsors

Title Sponsor:
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2018 Sponsors

Title Sponsor:
Event Sponsors:

Pat Morgan Plumbing

Magnolia, TX

First Financial Bank

Conroe Convention & Visitors Bureau

Cunningham Gas

Backwoods Saloon