BBQ Cookoff Information
BBQ SPOTS LIMITED TO FIRST 70 TEAMS ENTERED!
Teams from all counties are welcome!
2016 BBQ COOK-OFF SPONSORS
LEE COUNTY GO TEXAN CHAMPION TITLE
The Lee County Go Texan competition is a "side contest" to the Open Cookoff and there is no fee to enter. Any team wishing to compete for the Lee County Go Texan BBQ Champion Title must declare by 10:00 am, Saturday, May 6th at the Chamber office. The Chief Cook listed on the entry form must provide a valid ID showing proof of residency in Lee County. The Lee County Go Texan Champion Title will be announced shortly after the Master Cook award.
If you are competing for the Go Texan title, please review the Rules listed below. All teams entered in the Open Cook-Off must cook TWO complete items of each category they are entered in since we auction off the Top 5 places in each division (Chicken, Pork Ribs & Brisket). If you have any questions, please call, text or email for clarification.
The Lee County Go Texan BBQ Champion will receive:
- a Lee County Go Texan BBQ Championship banner to display
- team registration fee paid to the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest (WCBBQ)(external link)
- a reserved team spot at the 2018 WCBBQ
- a sponsorship donation from the Lee Co Go Texan Committee
- assistance from Lee Co Go Texan Committee for BBQ Team fundraising activities
BBQ COOK-OFF RULES & ENTRY FORMS
Please print all forms for your review. You must complete an entry form and sign the disclaimer. Entries can be mailed or dropped off at the Lexington Chamber office. If no one is in the office, please put the entry form and payment in an envelope and drop them in the Chamber mail slot on the front door.
Pre-paid entries must be received no later than April 29, 2017 to ensure that we receive them in the mail by the following week. After April 29th, there will be an additional $20 late-fee added for your entry. The late charge is only charged once regardless of number of categories entered. We are not responsible for lost mailed entries and you will be required to pay at time of check-in if entries were mailed late.
Please complete the Entry Form online, then print the form.
Ensure all information is completed and/or checked off.
- 2017 BBQ Cookoff Rules/Entry Form (Read All Rules Carefully)
Please make checks/money orders payable to: Lexington Chamber of Commerce
IMPORTANT TEAM INFO:
- Very LIMITED camper/RV parking this year. More info coming soon...
- Team spaces will be assigned based on date of registration.
- Unauthorized team setup may be asked to move by BBQ staff.
- All teams should report to Kevin Allen upon arrival (Call/Text 512-461-2011)
- No RV hookups are available. Teams may bring personal generators.
- There is limited electricity/water hookups available on the front lot.
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BBQ COOK-OFF AWARDS & AUCTION INFORMATION
At approximately 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 6 during the awards presentation, the Chamber will auction off to the highest bidder, the top 5 placing entries for Chicken, Pork Ribs and Brisket. The proceeds generated from the BBQ Auction will go to the Lexington Chamber of Commerce to be used for scholarship awards and operating expenses for Homecoming and future events. Everyone is welcome to attend the awards ceremony and auction and anyone can bid on the meat of their choosing.
BBQ AUCTION RULES
- Auction bidders (Buyer) should ensure that the Auctioneer and staff acknowledge that they are bidding on an item.
- The Buyer should clearly indicate their full name and/or company to the BBQ Staff for recognition. The Buyer's name or company will be written on an Auction certificate that will be used to obtain the meat that was purchased.
- Immediately after the BBQ auction ends, the Buyer should proceed to the Chamber building to pay for the meat that was purchased.
- Once the Buyer pays for the winning meat, a certificate will be handed to the Buyer. The Buyer should proceed to the team's cooking spot, present the certificate to the chief cook or cooking team member to obtain their fully cooked meat. BBQ Staff will assist the Buyer in locating the team's spot if needed.
- Once the meat is obtained by the Buyer, the chief cook or team member should go to the Chamber office with the Buyer's certificate to obtain their prize money. Checks can be made out to include either a specific person's name or cooking team name. The Chamber will not provide cash as prize money or cash any prize checks.
- The Buyer should indicate to BBQ Staff if they wish to receive an invoice for tax purposes.
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