Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest at the Texas State Forest Festival


LUFKIN, TEXAS (September 11, 2014) – Cotton Patch Café is looking for Cobbler Gobbler’s with the messiest face and biggest smile as they celebrate 25 years of pride in East Texas.


This year, at the 30th annual Texas State Forest Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers, festival-goers will have the chance to show off their cobbler eating skills. The 1st Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest sponsored by Cotton Patch Café will be a contest you won’t want to miss.


Clothing will get messy in a matter of seconds as contestants will not be allowed to use their hands. Contestants will have 10 minutes to gobble cobbler. All cobblers will be weighed before the contest and will be weighed again at the end of the 10 minute time limit.


There will be four winners: the Champion Cobbler Gobbler will be the first person to finish his/her cobbler and stand upright in less than 10 minutes; the cleanest plate winner; the sloppiest award winner will be the person with the messiest clothes, face, etc.; the junior division award winner will be someone under the age of 12 to finish his/her cobbler and stand upright in less than 10 minutes


Preliminary Events: Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Finals: Saturday, September 20th at 12:30 p.m.


All cobbler eating contests will take place at the George H. Henderson, Jr. Expo Center in the Children’s Festival pavilion.


To register, please complete a Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest waiver at Cotton Patch Café located at 1615 South First in Lufkin, Texas.


Waivers must be signed by contestants prior to the contest. Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present with a signed permission entry form.


We hope to see you with the messiest face and biggest smile at the 30th annual Texas State Forest Festival.


For more information about these activities contact the Chamber of Commerce at 936-634-6644 or visit

Lee Miller
Lee Miller was born in Denison, TX and grew up in East Texas with his family. He studied music education at Stephen F. Austin State University taking a job in television on his last day of student teaching. Lee also provides business authoritative expertise to the broadcast industry as a consultant. Presently he is CEO of MSG Resources LLC, which specializes in consulting within broadcast best practices, distribution technologies and media strategy mastery. - - - - - Lee Miller is a well-known veteran of the broadcast media industry with particular experience in leading for-profit and non-profit broadcasting organizations. His career began in Lufkin, Texas in the early 80’s where he progressed from studio operations to creative services and network management. Mr. Miller has since received various professional designations and memberships such as Society of Broadcast Engineers accredited frequency coordinator, The Energy Professionals Association Certified Energy Consultant, and National Religious Broadcasters Television Committee & past Chair. Lee also serves as the Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance, is a member of the Advanced Television Systems Committee and is proud to be part of Texas Association of Broadcasters Golden Mic Club, highlighting extraordinary careers in broadcasting. Continued engagement with his community is at the core of his business practices serving on the board of the Salvation Army and as keyboardist for the contemporary worship band at Harmony Hill Baptist Church. Lee lives near Lufkin Texas on one of his family’s tree farms located in the Texas Forest Country region north of Houston. He is married to Kenla and has two grown children, Joshua, COO of MSGPR Ltd Co and Morgan, a Critical Care ICU RN.

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