Cook Off Competition Rules & Regulations

Cook Off Rules & Regulations

  1. Jackpot Chili – Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – cook chili on site; cook must taste chili at turn in; judging at 7:00 pm; awards presented.
  2. Central Texas Barbecue Association (CTBA) rules and guidelines will be followed. (Copies Available)
  3. Cooking equipment and setup will be allowed on the contest site after 3:00 pm, Friday, October 27, 2017. Only cooking equipment and two (2) vehicles will be allowed inside the gates for setup with convenient parking for other team members. Only ONE vehicle may remain inside your cooking area. Tents and motor homes are allowed on the cooking site. Parking in designated areas only; illegally parked vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.
  4. Barbecue contestants must be in place no later 9:00 AM, Saturday, October 28, 2017.
  5. A Cook-off Team consists of a Chief Cook and three (3) assistants. Chief Cook and three (3) assistants must be same as listed on application at time of check-in and shall not be changed without approval of Cook-off Committee. Cook Team (limit 4 team members) will be admitted to grounds at no charge. Grounds admission for other members in group $5.00 each; ages 10 and under free with paid adult.
  6. The Chief Cook will be held responsible for the conduct of the team and guests. EXCESSIVE USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL BE GROUNDS FOR DISQUALIFICATION AND REMOVAL.
  7. Type of cooking device is not restricted. All barbecue fires must be wood or wood substance. No electric or gas fires will be allowed. No open fire, holes or dug pits allowed.
  8. Kerr County Fair Association shall not be responsible for accidents, theft or damage.
  9. Judging as follows: Salsa: 11:00 am; Pinto Beans: 12:00 noon; Chicken: 1:00 pm; Pork Ribs: 2:00 pm, Beef Brisket: 3:00 pm. Awards are scheduled for 5:00 pm
  10. All measures will be taken that judges will not know contestant entry being judged.
  11. Precooked entries shall not be allowed. A contest committeeman will inspect all entries. You may start your contest meat after it has been inspected. The source of your perishable foods will be required.
  12. Kerr County Fair Association will provide space ONLY. Contestants must supply ALL needed equipment and supplies. Any part of contestants’ or teams’ equipment must not exceed the boundaries of the assigned space. No electricity will be supplied. Each Cook-off Team shall be responsible for cleanup within their assigned space.
  13. Cook-off Committee reserve the right to make additional rules and regulations as situations warrant. Decisions of Cook-off Committee are final.

2017 Cook Off Application