1. All meats must be cooked on site. This includes the preparation and
completion but not pre-trimming.
2. Please keep everything as sanitary as possible. This is a publicly judged
contest, but we will have quality control assuring that everything is up to
the highest standard of cleanliness.
3. BBQ pits may include any commercial, home made, trailered, untrailered,
pit or smoker normally used in competition. You may use gas or electricity to
assist in starting the combustion of wood or wood products, but may not
be used to complete cooking.
4. The categories are pork butt, brisket, chicken, and spare ribs.
You must enter at least two categories. The chicken may include thighs,
drumsticks, breasts, and wings.
There will be two opportunities to win! A publicly judged contest based on popularity (more info below) and a panel of blind judges. The panel will begin judging at 7. This is not a sanctioned competition. Each contest has a $250 prize, so you potentially win $500!
You may serve your meats with sides to garner more votes for the
publicly judged competition. How it works is cook-off goers will buy a ticket to
taste. They will then give that ticket to the team they want to vote for after
having tasted a sample plate from all teams. Be sure that you stand out so you
can be remembered when it comes time for people to give up their ticket!
Appropriate sides may include coleslaw, potato salad, beans, etc. Cookoff goers may purchase as many tickets as they want.
A sample plate should be appropriate for what you are serving if you have sides,
such as a divided Styrofoam plate or a red and white checkered paper food tray.
Anything else you need like napkins, forks, knives, spoons should be available
Public judging is open from 6pm-8pm. Winners will be announced at 8:30.
You may arrive as early as 4am to begin cooking. We will call to confirm arrival
time if you did not do so already on the registration form.