BBQ Cook-off 2018
Slots are available but limited! It's going to be beautiful weather, so go ahead and send in your registration! Come on out to THE BBQ Capital of Texas and compete in our biggest cook-off of the year!
Lots of changes this year so please read the registration packet carefully!
Application & Rules Information
- All Applicants must pay $150.00 to cook all 3 meats (brisket, pork ribs, & chicken)
- Entries are limited to the first 40 cookers who sign-up.
- Please have a Fire Extinguisher on site.
Download a combination BBQ & Chili/Pinto Application HERE
Payments may be made online by clicking the link below, click the "Register Now" button, click "Continue to your event registration."
This event is held by the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce & Chisholm Trail Roundup with all rules for judging written by these organizations and Lonestar Barbecue Society.
Contestants entering the BBQ Cook-off may setup after 5pm on Tuesday prior to the Cook-off but ONLY if entry fee has been paid IN ADVANCE. All contestants MUST vacate the Lockhart City Park by Noon on Sunday. Security provided Friday and Saturday only.
A team will consist of a Chief cook and up to three assistants. Chief cook will be held responsible for the conduct of the team. Excessive use of alcoholic beverages will be grounds for disqualification, with no refunds of entry fee(s). Quiet time is from 1:00am to 8:00am. Only Moderate amplification during the day. Contestants must be signed in before or at cooks meeting.
MEETING OF COOKS
A Mandatory Cooks meeting for all categories will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at the BBQ Judging Tent.
COOKED ON SITE
Any category entered must be cooked on site, as defined in the Lonestar Barbecue Society By-laws without pre-cooking or marinating. Random inspections may be performed to assure that meat is not prepared prior to the official start of the competition.
Cooks are to prepare and cook in as sanitary manner as possible. Cooking conditions are subject to inspection by judging committee. Infractions identified by the judging committee shall be immediately corrected or the cook will be subject to disqualification. During and after the event each team is required to keep the area clean of all trash.
ENTRIES PER PIT
Lonestar Barbecue Society recognizes only one entry (one chief cook) will cook on a given pit. It will be the responsibility of the promoter's to monitor entries. Notwithstanding, multiple entries in the same category by the same cook and multiple entries from the same piece of meat shall not be allowed.
The promoter may specify the types of BBQ pits, as defined in the By-laws of the Lonestar Barbecue Society, allowed during any sanctioned cook-off. Non-specification will authorize any type of cookers.
Any commercial or homemade, trailered or untrailered, pit or smoker normally used for competitive barbeque. A BBQ pit may include gas or electricity for starting the combustion of wood or wood products but not to complete cooking.
BYC (Backyard Cooker)
Any cooking device by design or nature that is inherently portable and designed is intended for recreational cooking.
NO OPEN/GROUND FIRES ARE PERMITTED!!!
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