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2024 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off

General Information:

2024 Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off Schedule

Friday, April 5th

  • 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 6th

  • 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: $300 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: $75 | Prize: $500

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to March 1, 2024: Full Refund
March 1-15, 2024: 50% Refund
After March 15, 2024: 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 Erika Sainos at or at 512.260.7800

2024 Teams

Rednecks con Fuego

Quality in Smoke

ATX Hot Sauce

The Republic of 'Que

Barn Burners BBQ

Blue Smoke BBQ

Minyard Sons Services

La Pasadita


Dead Last BBQ

Chuck Lee BBQ

George's Jungle

Smokin Cochinos in Training

King Carne BBQ

Blues Hog

Rollin' Smoke BBQ Texas









Get Er Done

The Bread Man

Crossed Rifles BBQ

Smokin Cochinos

Momma Bear Roofer

The Grillfathers

Barton BBQ

Waterbear Global

Pappo's BBQ

Beer! Smoke! Damn good BBQ

Damn Yankee Texas Barbeque

Chasco Constructors

Smokin Bros

Tiny E BBQ







Texas Chrome Hero's

Fire Oak Distillery & BBQ

The Chopping Block

Chicken Fried BBQ

Get'em hooked BBQ

Smokin Cole's BBQ

JC’s Good Ol’ Boys

WarPig BBQ

Smok'd not FRI'd

On Call Cookers


Kanned D

Totally Bodacious BBQ 

Texas Smoke Whisper

Smitty's Meating House













2024 Cookoff & Festival

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