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This cook-off is sanctioned by the Alabama Barbecue Association.

The competition is open to everyone. The $100 entry fee includes all competition categories

and up to six team members. (Additional members may enter for $10 per member.)
The entry fee also includes two T-shirts.

1. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all 5 categories (chicken, ribs, anything "butt", boston butts" and sauce). The “Baldwin’s Best Q—People’s Choice Award” will be chosen from samples offered. Patrons will be asked to cast their vote for $1 each, and the team that earns the most “votes” wins. Teams are asked to provide approximately 50 lbs. of  meat (any kind) for  tastings. Tastings will be held from 11 a.m. until all samples run out.

2. Teams may enter any and/or all categories. Additional awards will be presented for:
                        Grand Champion
                        Reserve Grand Champion
*Must enter ribs, butts and chicken categories to be considered for Grand Champion Awards. Alabama BBQ Association will only be awarding BBQ Trail points in chicken and ribs. 

3. Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or holding. Electric is permitted as a fire starter, provided that the competition meat is not in/on the cooking device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, forced draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted. Fires shall not be built on the ground.

4. Contestants shall provide all needed equipment and supplies. Safety at this event is paramount. Any unsafe acts or safety issues identified by the SBCF Rep will be immediately corrected. Failure to follow the directions of the SBCF Rep may cause removal from the grounds. Contestants must adhere to all fire and safety codes. A fire extinguisher shall be near all cooking devices.

5. All contestants must be in place by 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 18. Grounds will be open for contestants Friday, March 17 beginning at 9 a.m. for set-up of equipment.

For additional details, please contact Kylee Raulerson at 251.943.5590.



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 WINNERS

  
GRAND CHAMPION: Team Ballinger
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION: Bama-Que
BALDWIN'S BEST “Q” –
People’s Choice: Natural Born Grillers

BEST CHICKEN
1st – 
Deez Nuts Smok'n Butts
2nd – Key's Southern Spice
3rd – 
Team Ballinger

BEST RIBS
1st –
Beaks to Butts
2nd –
Ground Hog Smokers
3rd – 
Bama Smokin-N-Grillin

BEST BOSTON BUTTS
1st –
Team Ballinger
2nd –
Bull & Bones BBQ
3rd – Dwelling Place Pit Crew

BEST ANYTHING “BUTT”
1st –
Ground Hog Smokers
2nd –
Natural Born Grillers
3rd – 
Dwelling Place Pit Crew

BEST SAUCE
1st –
Fairhope Brewing Company
2nd –
Bama-Que
3rd –
Bull & Bones BBQ
  

Grand Champion
Team Ballinger

The Cook Off is held in Heritage Park in Downtown Foley at the intersection of Hwy 98 and Hwy 59.
 
Visit  or call the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation for more information.
 
112 West Laurel Ave.
Foley, AL 36535
251.943.5590
FESTIVAL 
HOURS
10:00 AM - Gates Open
10:30 AM - Student/Teacher Grants
11:00 AM - Samples begin
Noon - 4:00 PM - Entertainment
4:30 PM - Awards
LOCATION