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CANCELLED:2020 - 31st Annual Watermelon Festival - BBQ Cook-Off

  • 17 Jul 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • 18 Jul 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • East side of FM 1887 at Main St, Hempstead, Texas, across from the Gazebo Park
  • 35


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

The 2020 Watermelon Festival BBQ Cook-off is sanctioned by the IBCA! See the official IBCA Rules.

75% Payout in Cash Prizes, plus Trophies awarded in each of Beef Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs, and Chicken categories, in addition to Grand Champion and Reserve.

Jackpot Margaritas will be held Friday night, with a 50% payout, and Jackpot Beans will be held during the cook-off on Saturday, also with a 50% payout.

Event Times

Noon to 5:00 p.m. Check-in
6:00 p.m. Head Cook's Meeting
8:00 p.m. Jackpot Margaritas

10:30 a.m. Jackpot Beans
12:00 p.m. Chicken turn-in
    2 separate halves, fully jointed chicken (to include breast, wing, thigh and drumstick)
1:30 p.m. Pork Spare Ribs turn-in
    9 individual cut ribs (bone in), St. Louis Cut acceptable
3:00 p.m. Beef Brisket
    9 full slices

For full meat requirements and other details, see the IBCA Rules.  Any changes to the schedule due to the number of entries will be communicated by email prior to the cook-off and at the Head Cook's meeting.

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