1. Contestants must cook a
minimum of 1 brisket or 1 slab of pork ribs to participate
in the BBQ Cook-off----Maximum of 3 briskets and 3 slabs of
2. The category to judged,
is Beef Brisket and Pork Ribs.
3. Contestants may check
in beginning at 4:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. Friday August 1st
and 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. August 2nd. At check- in, meat
must be raw, thawed, and unseasoned. Cooking cannot begin
until the meat has been tagged. It is the responsibility of
the Head Cook to make sure the meat is inspected and tagged
at the Tagging Station that is provided. Any untagged meat
will be disqualified.
4. Entries are due at
5. All cooking teams must
be in place by 9:00 a.m., Saturday August 2nd. To qualify
for In County Beef Team, the Chief Cook must be from Fayette
6. Chief Cooks Meeting
will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
7. A 20 x 40 foot area
will be available for each team. Placing of teams on the
grounds will begin Thursday, July 31st after 6:00 p.m. A
committeeman will designate your location. Only one
vehicle per team if space allows on west side of creek.
Teams are not allowed to have ATVs or 4 wheel carts unless a
Schulenburg Director or a Go Texan Committeeman. Due to
limited Space only One Travel
Trailer will be allowed per BBQ Team.
8. Contestants must supply
all needed equipment and supplies. Contestants must
not share cooking equipment. Each space with an entry
must have a separate Pit and Chief Cook. Under no
circumstances will one person be allowed to monitor the
cooking on several pits. Violations
will result in disqualification.
9. The Fayette County Go
Texan Committee will not be responsible for theft or
damage to equipment.
10. Fires must be wood or
wood substance. No electric or gas fires will be allowed.
Holes or dug pits are NOT permitted.
11. The Chief Cook will be
held responsible for the conduct of his guests. Excessive
use of alcoholic beverages will be grounds for
12. Beef and Pork Entries are
$35.00 PER TEAM ENTRY. Electrical fee $25.00 (only if
13. Trophies will be
awarded to the 1st and 2nd Place Fayette County Team and Out
of County in Beef Division. Trophies will be awarded to the
1st and 2nd Place Pork Division. A Best Pit Team Trophy will
be awarded and also an Overall Beef Trophy will be awarded.
14. The highest scoring
Fayette County Team in the Brisket Division will represent
Fayette County in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo World
Championship Barbeque Contest. Insurance and entry fee will
be paid by the Fayette County Go Texan Committee
15. Prize Money will be
50% of Pork and Beef Entries. Divisions: In County Beef
Brisket, Out of Count Beef Brisket, Pork Ribs.
1 to 10 Teams
1 place 50%
of entry fees
11 to 20 Teams 2 places
30% and 20% of entry fees
21 teams and up 3 places
25%, 15% and 10% entry fees
16. Contest committeemen
reserve the right to make additional regulations as
situations warrant. Decision of the committee chairman and
judges are final
17. No garnishes or sauces
will be allowed. No Babyback ribs will be allowed.
Only St. Louis & Spare Ribs will be allowed to qualify.
Pork Ribs Judging –
Saturday Turn In Time-2pm-2:20pm Judging - 2:30 p.m.
Brisket Judging - Saturday Turn In Time – 3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Judging – 4 p.m.
18. DJs or Live Bands will
not be allowed in the cook-off area. Music played will be in
LOW moderation. Music will be discontinued after midnight on
Friday and after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday. Violations of the
above rules will result in disqualification.
19. If you have cooked in
the BBQ Cook-off before and would like to have the same
spot, please let us know on the entry form.