Download Team Registration Packet here.

BBQ Contestant FAQ/Tips

What should you bring?

While not everyone will need all of the following items, the list below may be helpful.

  • Smoker(s)  (Note: It’s not the size of the smoker that counts, just the taste of the meat!)
  • Rubs, sauces, seasonings or marinades
  • Charcoal, wood, propane (if gas)
  • Kitchen utensils including knives, spoons, brushes
  • Electric knife for making precise cuts in meat
  • Hot pads, oven mitts, etc.
  • Aluminum foil and plastic wrap
  • Soap and water container (cold water will be available)
  • Paper towels/dish rags
  • Disposable gloves
  • Work table(s)/portable kitchen counter
  • Food and beverages to keep you sustained
  • Lawn chairs
  • Awning/portable shelter (Please bring sandbags for weights; no stakes allowed.)
  • Cooler(s) for your own food and for the uncooked meat and also the cooked meat that is resting
  • Ice (one bag will be provided with the meat, any other ice needed can be purchased at the marina)
  • Lettuce and/or parsley (if you plan to spruce up your boxes)
  • Aprons
  • Ash bucket and shovel/scoop
  • First aid kit – Bandaids, gauze, tape, aspirin, scissors
  • Sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Cups and bowls
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Juice
  • Matches/lighter
  • Measuring cups/spoons (unless your rub is premixed)
  • Paper (for lighting the charcoal, etc.)
  • Plates, plastic forks, etc. for eating your food
  • Waste basket/trash bags
  • Rain coat
  • Propane stove (for heating water, cooking beans, coffee, etc.)
  • Sunglasses/wide brim hats
  • Tongs
  • Zip lock bags
  • Thermometers to check smoker temperature and also meat temperatures

Guests to the BBQ Cook-Off can enjoy tasting Lena Brewing Company craft beers from 11 am – 2 pm. 

Pulled pork, chips and beverages will be available at the cook-off from 11 am – 6 pm.

BBQ cook-off tastings will be available from 4 – 6:30 pm for $2 each.