3rd Annual Classic BBQ Cook Off

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Entry DEADLINE September 13,2013

$100 Entry fee - Non Refundable

Three Meat BBQ Cook Off

  • Chicken - Turn in 12 noon
  • Tri-Tip - Turn in 12:30pm
  • Pork Ribs - Turn in 1:00pm

Fair Grounds Event Website

Classic BBQ Cook Off Website

Google Map to Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley CA

Info Matthew Willoughby (530) 401-8293 or thepitstopbbq@gmail.com


Team Application

Judges application coming online soon.

Contact Tracy Allen at ladyskir@aol.com if you want to get on the judges list.


Prize Money

$2500 Total Prize money

$500 for Peoples Choice winner / PC prize money only goes to teams that vend

$500 for Grand Champion / $300 for Reserve Grand Champion

1st Place $175.00 / 2nd Place $125.00 / 3rd Place $100.00 per division

Awards Ceremony - 4:30pm

Peoples Choice Competition & Vending

  • PC Judging will be done by six random audiance members, no formal training.
  • Teams will turn in six additional pork ribs for PC judging.
  • NO Garnish for PC
  • PC Turn in will be at 1:30 at event stage.
  • PC Vending Starts at 1:30pm and ends at 4:00pm unless you run out of food.
  • PC tickets available in advance & at event. Five Tickets for $10.
  • Teams can set Peoples Choice vending food amounts to be served per ticket.
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds must approve menu items for vending.
  • Water and power will be available.
  • Teams PC vending payback is 75/25 split, and $500 to PC Champion.

Rules & Regs

  • Event is open to Pros and Amateurs
  • This is a three meat cook, Tri-Tip / Chicken thighs/ St Louis pork ribs
  • Must enter all three meats to qualify for Grand Champion
  • Must vend to public to be eligible for Peoples choice prize money
  • Entry fee is $100.00 and non refundable
  • Teams can start setting up at 5:00am Sunday Sept 22nd, teams must be prepared to serve by 1:30 pm
  • Small cooking trailers allowed at site (upon discretion of Nevada County Fairgrounds)
  • No vehicles at cook site
  • Meat Inspection will be done at check in (no pre-seasoning or marinade before inspection)
  • Water and power will be avalible
  • Each team must have a min 5lb working fire extinguisher at cook site
  • Overnight dry camping will be avalible for those choosing to come in saturday evening. Teams must make arrangements with Nevada County Faigrounds within competition entry form.
  • Break down and cleanup is allowed after 4:00pm, No vehicles inside event while guest are in attendence.
  • Team / Vendor agrees to clean and vacate premises by 7:00pm on Saturday Sept 22, 2013
  • Event will be hel Rain or shine, no refunds
  • Wood, briquettes, pellets and gas legal (No electric)

Teams Confirmed

  • Ash Kickin' Smokers
  • Big Shot BBQ
  • Carolina Q
  • Charlie Dawgs
  • High Dessert Smokers
  • Smokin' the Bandit BBQ
  • Pork Dynasty
  • West Coats BBQ

Teams Expected

  1. Bradas Of Da Rack / John Candaleria / Auburn Ca (VENDOR)
  2. Buffalo Boys BBQ /
  3. Diamond Lounge Q


Tracy Allen - Head Judge

  1. Kyle Nesser (Cook)
  2. Brad Klinefeld (PC)
  3. Ronnie Santana (PC)
  4. Daniela Santana (PC)
  5. Dave Bagettie (CBJ)
  6. Todd Yates (CBJ)
  7. Jody Hall (Cook)
  8. Richard Hill
  9. Steve Geffs

 Missy Yates (Turn-in Table)


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