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The Heartbeat of Steaks on Main

At Steaks on Main, we’re passionate about celebrating the heart and soul of Fannin County. What started as a simple idea to promote agriculture and foster community spirit has evolved into an annual extravaganza that brings together Bonham, Fannin County, and our neighboring areas.

Our mission is twofold: to showcase the incredible talent of our local grillmasters through a ribeye cooking competition and to create an unforgettable experience where food, fun, and fellowship reign supreme. We believe in the power of bringing people together over a shared love for good food and good times.

But it’s not just about grilling steaks. It’s about giving back. We’re proud that the excess proceeds raised from this event go right back into supporting our County FFA and 4H programs, nurturing the future of agriculture and youth development in our community.

From the fiery grills to the lively beats of the free concert, Steaks on Main is a celebration of everything that makes our community vibrant and thriving. Join us as we fire up the grills, dance under the stars, and create unforgettable memories, one ribeye at a time. Together, let’s savor the flavor of togetherness!

Behind the Grill

Steaks on Main Committee Members

Jaylen Wallace


Jaylen Wallace is a fifth-generation resident of Fannin County with his wife Kate and their children. He grew up on his family’s small farming and ranching operation in Gober, Texas. As a previous member and officer with Dodd City FFA, his passion for the future of agriculture in Fannin County stems back many years. A graduate of Texas A&M University – Commerce with a degree in Agribusiness, Jaylen has been employed with Texas Farm Credit in Bonham since 2016 where he serves as the Branch Manager. In addition to the Fannin Agricultural Association, Inc., he serves on the board for Fannin County Farm Bureau, Fannin County Central Appraisal District Agricultural Advisory Board, and serves on the Lake Ralph Hall Zoning Commission. In his spare time, he enjoys taking care of his small farm and ranch operation with his family. He hopes to instill his passion for agriculture in his children Judd, and Reese, so that they can continue as the sixth generation to farm and ranch in Fannin County. 

Cody Maxwell

Vice President

Blaine Alexander


Blaine Alexander grew up between Leonard and Trenton on land his father’s family has been raising cattle on in Fannin County since the 1800s. He grew up active in the Leonard FFA and attended Kansas State University majoring in Agribusiness. He lives in Leonard with his wife, Kerbi, and manages his family’s Angus seedstock operation, Bear Creek Farms, as well as their two feed stores, Bear Creek Country Stores in Leonard and Bells. One of the main missions of Bear Creek is to invest into the future of agriculture, which is why Blaine is so passionate about the work this organization is doing. In his spare time, he likes to help promote local businesses in his home town by serving on the board of the Leonard Chamber of Commerce. 

Amy Lindsey


Amy Lindsey, originally from Celina, TX, has worked for the USDA for over 30 years. Amy serves as the County Executive Director for Fannin County Farm Service Agency. She has raised alfalfa and coastal hay, pecans, bees and a small cow/calf operation. Amy also serves on the Fannin County Fair Board. 

Dean Lackey

Committee Member

Cole Lackey

Committee Member

Landon Shinpaugh

Committee Member

Landon was born and raised in Bugtussle, TX. He is a 2002 graduate of Bonham ISD and also graduated Texas A&M in 2008 with an Ag Science & Technology Degree. He has two handsome sons, Gus & Sam. He lives in Honey Grove. Landon works for Helena and is a certified crop advisor. Landon loves to cook, hunt & fish.

Jessica Withrow

Committee Member

Christy Flanagan

Committee Member

Christy Flanagan is from Leonard, where she and her husband Craig and son JT have a commercial cow/calf operation, develop heifers and bulls for a registered Beefmaster group, and do custom farm work.  Christy was an officer and active in Leonard FFA in high school and then later served as the Friends of FFA booster club president for 8 years. She is also currently involved with multiple fundraisers to help kids in Fannin County.