We have received some great feedback, and have updated our space reservations to be flexible in width. When registering, please indicate the minimum width and length of space you will need, and we will arrange reserved spots accordingly. Due to this change, we won't know exactly how many teams we can accept, and will post on this page when the event is completely booked.
The 2018 Watermelon Festival BBQ Cook-off is sanctioned by the IBCA! See the official IBCA Rules
75% Payout in Cash Prizes, plus Trophies
awarded in each of Beef Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, and Chicken categories, in addition to Grand Champion and Reserve.
Jackpot Margaritas will be held Friday night, July 20th, with a 50% payout, and Jackpot Beans will be held during the cook-off on Saturday, also with a 50% payout.
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Head Cook's Meeting
2 chicken halves complete with wingtip
Pork Spare Ribs turn-in
9 individual pork spare ribs
9 full slices
Standard turn-in times listed above apply up to 75 teams - any changes to the schedule due to the number of entries will be communicated by email prior to the cook-off and at the Head Cook's meeting.