Welcome to the Florida BBQ Challenge!
We are pleased to present the 1st Annual Florida BBQ Challenge. This is a KCBS sanctioned event and we look forward to many years of great BBQ. The event will be supporting the Sweets Foundation which assists local youth focused non-profits.
The event will be held March 23rd - 24th at Beautiful Downtown Lake Park, FL. The park is located at 921 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403. Click here for directions.
An entry of $175 will allow contestants to compete in 4 categories with each category having a 1st through 10th place ranking with prize money for 1st through 5th place and ribbons for 6th to 10th place.
The categories include:
Download the event flyer here
Download Contestant Application here
If you would like to sell food from your booth, you must be in compliance with the Palm Beach County Temporary Food Establishment guidelines.
Download the Vendor Application here
No vendors will be allowed to sell any beverages. This rule will be strictly enforced. Any vendor caught selling soda, water, or any other beverage will be escorted off festival grounds and forfeit there payment.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
|Volunteer Check-in All day||Volunteer Check-In All day|
|Team Check-In 12:00pm-5:00pm||Coffee & Doughnuts for Teams 7:00-8:00am|
|Meat Inspection 12:00pm-7:00pm||Judges Meeting 10:30am|
|Ice Service 10:00am-8:00pm||KCBS Chicken Turn-In 12:00pm|
|New Team Orientation 6:00pm-6:30pm||KCBS Ribs Turn-In 12:30pm|
|Cooks Meeting/Container Pickup 6:00pm-7:00pm||KCBS Pork Turn-In 1:00pm|
|KCBS Brisket Turn-In 1:30pm|
|Awards Presentation 5:00pm|
Times are subject to change.
|GRAND CHAMPION||$1,500 + TROPHY|
|RESERVE GRAND||$1,000 + TROPHY|
|1st PLACE IN EACH CATEGORY||$250 + TROPHY|
|2nd PLACE IN EACH CATEGORY||$125 + PLAQUE|
|3rd PLACE IN EACH CATEGORY||$75 + PLAQUE|
|4th PLACE IN EACH CATEGORY||$50 + PLAQUE|
|5th PLACE IN EACH CATEGORY||$25 + PLAQUE|
|6th - 10th PLACE||WINNERS RIBBONS|
Interested in being a judge?
Access the judges application here
Attendees staying at Stay Inn West Palm Beach Airport Hotel, Please use code BBQ to get special pricing.
Reserve your room here
We need your help at this year's Florida BBQ Challenge!! In addition to our gratitude, each volunteer will receive community hours.
Download the volunteer signup application here
7040 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
PHONE: (561) 420 - 9509
FAX: (561) 795-5524