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BBQ Cook Off

Date: Sept 16 - Sept 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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18th Annual Comal County Fair

BBQ Cook Off

Date: Cooks Choice Dessert: Friday, September 16, 2022

BBQ Cookoff: Saturday, September 17, 2022

All entry forms with entry fees for returning cookers must be

received in the Fair office by July 15, 2022.



Spaces are limited to the first 100 teams.


ALL ENTRY FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPT. 6TH AT 5:00PM OR until all spaces are filled. (Whichever comes first.)

Chairman: Sammy Sikes 210-389-4462 (C)

Co-Chairman: Jeff Bujnoch 830-463-1376 (C)

Location: Comal County Fair Grounds


  • Entry Fee: $200.00 per team (only one entry per team)
  • Jackpot Beans: $30.00 per entry. Limit of one (1) entry per team.
  • Cooks Choice Desert: $30.00 per entry. Limit one (1) entry per team
  • Additional 30x30 spot IF AVALIABLE: $150.00 (Additional space only, this is not considered an entry. You must make contact with the chairmen prior for this option.)
  • RV Spaces: $30.00 per night. This is in addition to your entry fee. All RV spaces are currently full. To be put on a waiting list call the Fair Office at 830-625-1505.
  • Water/Electricity, non-RV Spot: $25.00 for the weekend for spots where available. You will be notified by the committee if your spot has water or electricity for use.



  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in beans, chicken, ribs, and brisket categories.
  • 1st place in dessert


  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in beans, chicken, ribs, brisket, and dessert categories.


  • 4TH through 10th place in all categories.


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 15th 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 spaces 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 15th.
  6. No overnight camping will be allowed on Thursday, September 15th.
  7. No meat will be inspected on Thursday, September 15th.
  8. General setup will be available on Friday, September 16th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 17th from 6 a.m.-8 a.m.
  9. All meat and bean 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 16th 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 16th.
  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 evening. 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.

BBQ 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 17th. 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. Categories: Beef Brisket, Chicken Halves, Pork Spare Ribs, Jackpot Beans and Cooks choice dessert.
  7. 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.
  8. Head Cooks meeting will begin SATURDAY September 17th at 8:00 a.m. SHARP under the food court.
  9. Teams can pick up their judging containers after the cooks meeting on Friday September 16th under the food court from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and again on Saturday September 17th after the cooks meeting.
  10. Payout for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places in beans, chicken, ribs, and brisket categories and 1st place in dessert.

Cook’s Choice Dessert Rules

  1. Only one (1) entry will be accepted per team.
  2. All dessert entries must be turned in on Friday by 6 p.m at under the food court.
  3. All desserts must be cooked on site and over a fire or on a BBQ-pit within the Comal County Fair Grounds. No prebaked entries will be accepted.
  4. Each dessert must be baked from scratch. No mixes or pre-made items are permitted (ex. Jell-O, Cool Whip, etc.).
  5. For health reasons, no desserts requiring freezing, or refrigeration are allowed (ex. Cheesecake, ice cream)
  6. 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).
  7. All dessert entries will be submitted in a judging tray provided by the CCFA and can be picked up at 4:00pm in the food court before the cooks meeting.
  8. All dessert entries must fill the bottom part of the judging tray or the quantity must be half dozen or more (cookies, brownies).
  9. At the time of submission all desserts become the property of CCFA.
  10. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday September 17th at the completion of the BBQ Judging.

Alcohol Management

  1. NO ALCOHOL will be allowed on the Fairgrounds during set up on Thursday September 15th.
  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 throughout the event.
  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 1 a.m. 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.
  7. Any team or individual caught bringing alcohol onto the fair grounds with the exception of the allowed (2) 100 quart ice chests, will be immediately disqualified and removed from the fair grounds. NO WARNINGS WILL BE GIVEN.

General Rules and Regulations

  1. All spaces are 30’x30’. All team must remain with-in the assigned 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 except for service animals as defined in the Americans With Disabilities Act.
  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.
  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. Teams may be disqualified if a vehicle associated with the team (member or visitor) is not removed by Friday September 16th at 7:00 p.m.
  10. Disorderly conduct or unruly behavior will not be tolerated. Teams will be disqualified and asked to leave the grounds immediately.
  11. 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.
  12. All teams must enter the Fair Grounds from the Parking Entrance on Common Street.

Additional rules or regulations may be made as the situations



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 rules or regulations may be made as the situations

warrant. Decisions of the BBQ Cook Off officials are FINAL.

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