This summer prepare to have your world and taste buds rocked at “The Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest 2017" a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Barbeque Competition - a day filled with great eats, fantastic music, vendors, lots of prize money and of course…bragging rights!
There will be 3 separate competitions for everyone to enjoy…
1) The Professional Competition: Professional cook teams from all over the country will come to compete against each other for prize money and trophies. The Professional contest will be the standard four KCBS meats: Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket at the standard turn-in times, starting at 12 Noon on Saturday, August 26th.
2) Fire Company Throwdown: where our local fire companies (and maybe not so local) go head on head & hose to hose! The Fire Company teams will compete for prize money and a trophy with one meat category, Chicken.
Turn-in for the Fire company teams is currently scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
3) New this Year! "YOU BE THE JUDGE" - People's Choice Charity RIB-OFF: CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL
PARTICIPATING TEAMS (PRO and Fire Company) and ALL FOOD CONCESSION VENDORS. This is a DOUBLE BLIND Contest.
KCBS Judging Procedures will apply (based on appearance, taste and tenderness)
Judges are donating $20 to judge your entry; the monies will be donated to the Fleischmanns "Light the Park" project.
People's Choice Rules and Prizes are included on the People's Choice Entry Application (below, scroll down).
Professional and Fire Company contests will be run under the Kansas City Barbeque Society contest rules for 2017:
GENERAL INFORMATION for Competing Teams: The following general information is provided for competing teams. This page will be routinely updated as contest plans mature.
THE GREAT CATSKILL MOUNTAIN BBQ FEST (2nd Annual) will be held at Fleischmanns Park, Wagner Avenue, Fleischmanns, New York 12430.
WATER & ELECTRICITY - Water and electric are still in the process of being restored at our park; we currently have the same availability as last year (subject to change... we will update this page as progress is made):
Limited electric available at this time. If possible, please bring generators (Honda Quiet or comparably silent). We will keep this page updated regarding any changes to the availability of electric.
Water is shared and will be available at a central location. Please bring your own approved containers to transport water.
ICE: Ice will be available for purchase at a nominal fee (just enough to cover our cost).
TENTS: Local fire codes require that any tent 12’ x 12’ or larger must be fire rated. Cooking may take part at the edge of, but not under, tents. All teams should have at least one current fire extinguisher rated at least 2A 10BC.
ENTRY FEES are listed on the entry applications (click appropriate button below):
PRO Teams - Want to sell your BBQ? $150 BBQ Vendor Space 12' x 15' Vendor Space or $50 to sell from Competitor Booth
ALL FOOD VENDORS must have a valid food permit from the NYS Dept. of Health, 28 Hill Street, Oneonta, NY 13820-9804
Telephone: (607) 432-3911
FOOD SALES STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM COMPETITOR BOOTHS UNLESS APPROVED AS A VENDOR WITH A VALID FOOD PERMIT
FOOD SAMPLES STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM COMPETITOR BOOTHS
Questions? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-901-9690
NEW THIS YEAR! "YOU BE THE JUDGE" - People's Choice Charity Rib-Off
Fire Company & People's Choice Ribs
TURN IN TIMES
2:00 Fire Company Chicken
3:00 People's Choice Ribs
TEAMS & COMPETITION
11 am - 7 pm
PRO TURN IN TIMES
YOU BE THE JUDGE - People's Choice Charity Rib-Off
(click image above for Entry Application)
PAY ONLINE (Pro Team & Fire Company Entry Fees ONLY)
Click the MARK PROJECT button below. Then, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the DONATE button.
In the MEMO section, please type "GCM BBQ FEST"
After payment has been made, please email us and let us know the the name payment was made under, the name of your team, and the amount paid. Email to: email@example.com