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Bring Your Cook Teams to the 2023 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off

This year's event will be held on April 1st at
Elizabeth Milburn Park (1901 Sun Chase Blvd) Cedar Park, TX. 

General Information:

  • BBQ Cook Off: Friday and Saturday, March 31st & April 1st
  • Competition and Judging: Saturday, April 1st from 12PM to 2:30PM
  • Cedar Fest Festival: Saturday, April 1st from 11 AM to 5 PM. Bring your family for rides, games, food trucks, booths & more!
  • Admittance is free. Some activities may have a fee.

2023 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off Schedule

Friday, March 31st

  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Cooker Check-In
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Meat Inspection/KCBS tray distribution
  • 5:30 - 6 p.m. – Head Cook’s Meeting
  • 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. – Cook’s Dinner

Saturday, April 1st

  • 10:30 - 11 a.m. – Judges Meeting
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Children’s Festival
  • 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. – Competition Turn In

12:00 - Chicken | 12:30 - Pork Ribs
1:00 - Pork | 1:30 Brisket
2:00 - Cook’s Choice

  • 4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

BBQ Cook-Off Information

$15,000 Total Payout!
Grand Champion: $3,000 | Reserve Champion: $2,000 | Place 1st through 10th win cash prizes!

We are only taking the first 70 BBQ Teams! Registration is not confirmed until registration form, W-9 form, and entry fees are received. All teams must be self-contained.

Entry Fee: $250 per team - This is a KCBS Cook-Off
Cook off categories: Beef Brisket, Chicken, Pork, and Pork Ribs

Cook's Choice Winner takes all! Entry Fee: $50 | Prize: $500

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to March 1, 2023: Full Refund
March 1-15, 2023: 50% Refund
After March 15, 2023: No Refund

This is a rain or shine event!

We are only accepting KCBS Certified Judges. Please email your name and judge's number to Spots are limited.

For more information or questions contact Amanda Peet at or at 512.260.7800

Confirmed Teams

2023 Teams

Back Door BBQ Crew

Back Porch Smokers

Barn Burners BBQ

Barton BBQ

Beer & Bullets BBQ Team

Blue Smoke BBQ

BooBoo BBQ

Bourbon Pigs

Chicken Fried BBQ

Chuck Lee BBQ

Cluster Cluck BBQ


Dead Last BBQ

East Texas Smokers

Fat Boyz BBQ

Finger Lickin' Que

Fire Oak Distillery & BBQ Team


Get Em' Hooked

Gettin' Basted



HEB Cedar Park

Heifers, Butts, & Clucks BBQ

Hoggy Style


Kanned Heat

KNR Pipeline

La Pasadita

Lazy Bones BBQ


Loli Q

Minyard Sons

Neat BBQ


One Man's Pits

Pirates, Pigs, & Poultry


Pyramid ATX Construction

Quality in Smoke

Red Dirt Red Meat

Regi - Q

Rockin A Grilling Supplies

Rollin' Smoke BBQ

Smitty's Meating House

Smok'd not FRI'd

Smoke Show BBQ


Smokin Bros

Smokin Coles BBQ


Still Smoking

Sure Shot BBQ

T MAC Smokin BBQ

Tailgate ATX

Team Austin Refrigeration

Texas Chrome Hero's Foundation

Texas Smoke Whisperer

The Breadman

The Pitfather BBQ

The Republic of 'Que

The Smoke Show

Tiny E BBQ

Trinity BBQ

Uncle Stabby's BBQ


Thank You to Our Sponsors
Cedar Park Economic Development
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Texas Rock Solid logo
Hill Country Bible Church
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Central Texas Refuse
Sam's Club
Innovation Workspaces
Texas Spice Company-Logo
Frost Bank
Baylor Scott and White
JT Reisdorph State Farm cropped


9 Round N Vista Ridge

A+ Federal Credit Union

Baylor Scott & White

Hill Country Bible Church


Cedar Park Regional Medical Center

Los Reyes

Da Bull
Rock Climbing Wall
Face Painting
Pony Rides
Balloon Twister