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BBQ Cook Off

Date: Sept 18, 2020 - Sept 18, 2021
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17th Annual Comal County Fair
BBQ Cook Off

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021

All entry forms with entry fees for returning cookers must be
received in the Fair office by August 2, 2021.

We will not be opening any new spaces this year due to COVID.
Only returning cookers will be allowed to cook in this year’s
cook-off.

RAIN OR SHINE COOK OFF WILL GO ON. NO REFUNDS
WILL BE GIVEN FOR ANY REASON.

Spaces are limited to the first 100 teams

ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE JUNE 29, 2021

Chairman: Sammy Sikes 210-389-4462 (C)
Co-Chairman: Jeff Bujnoch 830-237-9261 (C)

Location: Comal County Fair Grounds

ENTRY FEES:
 BBQ - $150.00 per team
 Jackpot Beans - $25.00 per entry. Limit one (1) per team.
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!
Cook’s Choice Dessert- $25.00 per entry. Limit one (1)
per team. Will be held Friday, September 17th !
 RV Spaces - $30.00 per night, this is in addition to your
entry fee. RV spaces are currently full. To be put on
waiting list call the Fair Office at 830-625-1505.
 Electricity - $25.00 for the weekend to be paid to the fair
office for anyone using electricity and/or water that is not
in an RV space. This is in addition to your entry fee.
Electricity/water is not available in all spots, you will be
notified by the committee if your spot has electricity.

AWARDS:
PAYOUT FOR 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in beans, chicken, ribs,
and brisket categories.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places beans, chicken, ribs, brisket,
and dessert categories.

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

Move In, Set-up, and Move Out Procedures:

1. Advanced Set-Up: Teams with large pits, RVs, large tents or
port-o-potties may set-up only those items on Thursday
September 16th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please enter off Common
Street.
2. Advanced Set-Up must be requested in advance and must be
noted on your entry form.
3. All spaces are 30’x 30’. All teams must remain with-in their
designated spot. No encroachment on other space will be
tolerated. This will be strictly enforced.
4. Any trailer or RV that does not fit within the designated spot
must be removed to the back parking lot. This decision will be at
the discretion of the BBQ Committee and all decisions are
final.
5. NO ALCOHOL will be allowed on the Fairgrounds during set
up on Thursday September 16th .
6. No overnight camping will be allowed on Thursday,
September 16th .
7. No meat will be inspected on Thursday, September 16th .
8. General setup will be available on Friday, September 17th
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 18th
from 6 a.m.-8 a.m.
9. All meat and beans entries should be in one vehicle to be
inspected at the same time, not located in several vehicles.
10. Vehicles with few or small items will be asked to park in the
dirt parking lot and hand carry the items to the team space (team
should bring dollies and hand carts to assist in this process).
11. Only two (2) vehicles from each team will be allowed in the
competition area to unload at one time.
12. On the day of set-up, vehicles will have a two (2) hour time
limit to unload and may be disqualified if left in the competition
area longer than two (2) hours.
13. All vehicles in the competition area should have an assigned
placard to be placed in the vehicle windshield or dashboard with
the name and contact number of the driver so that vehicles that
impede setup may be moved quickly. Placard will be assigned at
check-in gate by the BBQ-Committee and must be returned
when leaving the fair grounds.
14. All vehicles exiting the competition area on Friday
September 17th will do so by following the road on the back of
the rodeo arena and exiting into the parking area near Common
Street.
15. All vehicles must be out of the cook-off area by 7 p.m.
Friday September 17th .
16. Teams are welcome to start breakdown of their cooking site
after the awards; however, Vehicles will not be allowed onto the
competition area until 8:00 pm Saturday. Vehicles will follow
designated route to enter and exit the competition area.
17. All vehicles when exiting the competition area on Saturday
will do so at the Grant Street exit gate.

Contest Rules and Regulations:

1. All teams must prepare their BBQ on-site. NO PRE-
MARINATING OR PRE-COOKING.
2. All teams must furnish their own raw meat and cooking
supplies.
3. All raw meat must be inspected prior to head cooks meeting
on September 18th . Any meat that has not been inspected will not
be judged.
4. All entries, meat and beans should be in one vehicle to be
inspected at the time, not located in several vehicles.
5. Jackpot Beans: Dry pinto beans only. Beans may be pre-
soaked but not pre-seasoned.
6. Cook’s Choice Dessert: Must be all fresh ingredients, no
store-bought boxes may be used.
7. Categories: Beef Brisket, Chicken Halves, Pork Spare Ribs,
Jackpot Beans and Cooks choice dessert.
8. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. with Beans, followed by
Chicken Halves at 12 p.m., Pork Spare Ribs at 2 p.m., and Beef
Brisket at 4 p.m.
9. Teams can pick up their judging containers on Friday
September 17th starting at 5p.m. under the food court and again
at the cooks meeting on Saturday September 18th .
10. Head Cooks meeting will begin Saturday September 18th at
8:00 a.m. SHARP under the food court. Any teams who have
not picked up judging containers may do so after head cooks
meeting.
10. Prizes: Trophies and payout for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in
Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, and Chicken.
Trophy for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in dessert.
Plaques and ribbons for showmanship and jackpot money for
Beans.

Cook’s Choice Dessert Rules

1. Only one (1) entry will be accepted per team
2. All desserts must be cooked on site and over a fire within
the Comal County Fair Grounds. No prebaked entries will
be accepted.
3. Each dessert must be baked from scratch. No mixes or pre-
made items are permitted (ex. Jell-O, Cool Whip, etc.).
4. For health reasons, no desserts requiring refrigeration are
allowed (ex. Cheesecake, ice cream)
5. Each dessert entered will be required to provide a list of all
ingredients on an official Comal County Fair page
provided. (This will aid those with food allergies. The
recipe is not needed just a list of ingredients).
6. All dessert entries will be submitted in a judging tray
provided by the CCFA and can be picked up at the fair
office before 5:00pm.
7. All dessert entries must fill the bottom part of the judging
tray or by the half dozen or more (cookies, brownies).
8. At the time of submission all desserts become the property
of CCFA.
9. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony
Saturday at the completion of the BBQ Judging.
All dessert entries must be turned in on Friday by 6 p.m.

Alcohol Management

1. NO ALCOHOL will be allowed on the Fairgrounds during set
up on Thursday September 16th .
2. Teams are allowed to bring 2-100qt ice chest worth of beer
onto the grounds. Beer and Ice will be available for purchase at
the Fairgrounds.
3. Per TABC rules and the CCFA License, NO alcohol other
than beer or wine is allowed on the grounds at any time.
4. Consumption of alcohol must stop at midnight on Friday, and
1am on Saturday.
5. Team conduct is the responsibility of the team captain/head
cook.
6. Drunk and disorderly conduct by any team member or their
guest is grounds for team disqualification and removal from
grounds.

General Rules and Regulations

1. All spaces are 30’x30’. All team must remain with-in their
designated spot. No encroachment on other spots will be
tolerated. This will be strictly enforced.
2. Any trailer or RV that does not fit
within the designated spot must be removed to the back parking
lot. This decision will be at the discretion of the BBQ
Committee and all decisions are final.
3. No ground fires.
4. NO animal(s) of any kind WILL BE PERMITTED on Comal
County Fair Grounds with the exception of service animals.
5. No motorized vehicles (GOLF CARTS, 4 WHEELERS,
DIRT BIKES ECT), WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE
FAIR GROUNDS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
FAIR/COMMITTEE OFFICIALS.
6. Music within your team area is allowed. HOWEVER,
sound/stereo systems or LIVE music which interferes with
announcements, entertainment, or other events sponsored by the
CCFA or which intrude upon or interfere with the comfort of
fellow contestants WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. Offenders
may receive up to 3 warnings from BBQ Committee officials
and non-compliance will be grounds for disqualification.
7. ALL LIVE ENTERTAINMENT MUST BE APPROVED
PRIOR TO SET UP.
8. ALL vehicles and extra trailers must be parked in outfield
grass parking lot behind fair office. UNAUTHORIZED
VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AT OWNERS EXPENSE.
9. Disorderly conduct or unruly behavior will not be tolerated.
Teams will be disqualified and asked to leave the grounds
immediately.
10. Each Head Cook will be responsible for the conduct of their
team members and guests and keeping their area clean,
including final departure clean-up.
11. All teams must enter the Fair Grounds from the Parking
Entrance on Common Street.
Additional rules or regulations may be made as the situations
warrant.

COVID-19
Although Texas is now 100% open and masks are not required,
we do ask that each person who enters the Comal County Fair
Grounds be respectful of everyone’s space. Please try to practice
social distancing when not within your own team cooking area.
Additional precautions will be taken during the judging to try
and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Additional rules or regulations may be made as the situations
warrant. Decisions of the BBQ Cook Off officials are FINAL.
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BBQ COOK OFF ENTRY FORM

2021 BBQ Cookoff Entry Form

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