Time                                        Event 

2:00 pm                            Turn In for Judging (Chicken)
3:00 pm                            Turn In for Judging (Ribs)
4:00 pm                            Turn In for Judging (Beef Sirloin/Tri Tip)
2:00 – 5:00 pm                  People’s Choice Tasting
2:00 – 5:00 pm                  People Choice Voting Open
5:30 pm                            Awards

Tastings take place between 2 & 5:00 p.m. Guests may purchase tasting tickets for $2 each.

What should competitors 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

BBQ cook-off tastings will be available from 2 – 5:00 pm.