I think done correctly this would be an awesome feature to SMF.
If I can do anything to help bring this to fruition let me know.
Yes he does! But he also said he would be willing to neighboring states. But the suggesting I made was to replace Iowa with MO and see what comes up. Neighboring state would be Iowa and Des Moines or Ankeny Iowa would be doable. ut the search turned up several comps. at different levels. I could point him to one 5 miles from me that my son helps organize for the organization he is president of.
The Sedalia Center in Big Island VA, is having their annual BBQ @ Sedalia May 17, 2014
It is open to all. Cooking only pulled pork. And the judging is done by the visitors to the contest. No judges. Just lots of fun.
I will have more information later.
I was wondering what information you have found and are willing to give on small scale BBQ cookoffs. Our Chamber has been having one for the past couple of years, and it has been less then productive. I am really wanting to see it become a popular event that brings in more participants. What has been your experiences of pros and cons to these events?
Firinupthefox, I am finding 2 different dates for the amateur cookoff on your website, July 12 & July 13th.
I might be interested but have to look at the calandar to be sure.
You can sign up the July 13, 2014 Firin' Up the Fox Amateur contest here...
We also have BBQ 101 & 102 classes taught by Chris Marks in April 2014.
I live in central Missouri and our town holds an annual bbq cookoff for weekend fun. It has become a little poorly run these last few years and we are afraid it may die off. I am in search of information, ie: rules, guidelines, of different cookoffs that aren't sanctioned. Have you participated in these enough to have saved any paperwork that might be beneficial for me? I would love to see this become a big blowout popular event that brings in "chefs" such as yourself that will enjoy the event and come back year after year. please let me know if you can help. thanks SAM