2020 Battlin' BBQ Cook Off Cancellation Announcement



2021 Battlin' BBQ Cook-off
October 29th and 30th

The  Cook-off will be held at N.O. Simmons Park in Ingleside, Tx ; which is 20 miles North of Corpus Christi.

There will be signs along the highway to direct the teams to the BBQ Competition area. 

We will have 65 BBQ Team spots available for the Cook-Off. All spots will be 30' wide x 40 ' long. 


Electricity will not be provided; however, teams may bring generators . Teams may also bring RVs, travel trailers, etc.


Portable restrooms and wash stations will be on-site , as well as locations to fill containers with water.  The park also has a public restroom.

All BBQ teams will enter the park at the BBQ Team entrance. Teams will not be permitted to allow any guests vehicles to park at their team spot . Only the vehicles of team members competing will be allowed onto the grounds. This is to reduce congestion and to keep areas open in the case of an emergency. Teams that do not abide by this rule will be asked to leave the premises.





Click Here to View the BBQ Competition Rules and Other Important Information 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are RVs and Travel Trailers allowed at the cook-off?

RVs, Travel Trailers, Toy haulers, etc are allowed at the Cook-Off  in your BBQ Team's designated spot.  All items must be able to fit within the Team's 30 foot wide x 40 foot designated area. All items that do not fit in the Team's area must be parked elsewhere. There are NO hookups on-site.             

Will there be electricity provided?

• Electricity will not be provided during the event. Teams wanting electricity must bring their own generators.

Will there be any wash stations or bathrooms?

• Wash stations and portable restrooms will be on-site for use. Also, the park does have its own restrooms. 

How do we know where to set up ?

All team spots will be on a first come - first serve basis. These locations are not to be altered.  All areas will also be marked in paint on the ground .

Are we allowed to bring alcohol?

BBQ team members above the age of 21 are allowed to bring and consume alcohol during the event. We do ask that all alcoholic containers be disposed of properly and in a timely manner. We also ask that all members of each team also drink responsibly.

What are the turn in times for Saturday, October 31st?


12:00 PM - Chicken
1:30 PM - Pork Spare Ribs
3:00 PM - Brisket
4:00 PM - Jackpot Beans
5:00 PM - Awards


What are the sizes of the BBQ Team spots?

All team locations will be 30’ W x 40’. Vehicles or items that do not fit within your team's area must be parked elsewhere  

What kind of BBQ pits can we use?

Any commercial or homemade, trailered or un-trailered, pit or smoker normally used for competitive barbeque. A BBQ Pit may include gas or electricity for starting the combustion of wood or wood products but NOT to complete cooking. Pit should be of a permanent design that contains separate individual cooking chambers and heat sources (no sharing of heat sources). 

Can we use a Pellet Smoker?

Pellet smokers are allowed to be used during the competition. Teams using pellet smokers must bring their own generator for electricity.

Is it required that our meat is inspected prior to cooking?"

No. It is not required to have meat inspected prior to cooking.

Are there any utility or electric hookups ?

No, there are no hookups on-site

Can we pay the day of the event or are we required to pay ahead of time?

Entry Fees can be paid the day of in the BBQ Cook Off; however, your spot will NOT be guaranteed until payment is paid in full. Due to this, it is highly recommended that your team pay the entry fee soon after completing the online registration form. If you have any issues or questions about this, please contact us as  we are willing to make exceptions on a case by case basis. 

What day and time is the Head Cook's Meeting ?

The mandatory head cooks meeting will be at 7PM on Friday.  

How many teams are allowed to compete?

This cook-off will be limited to 65 teams.

How early can we arrive Friday?

Teams may enter the park and set-up as early as 11 AM Friday

What time can we start cooking Friday?

Teams may begin cooking once they arrive and set up their area.

Will there be cash prizes?

Yes. There will be a total of $8,000 worth of cash prizes

2021 BBQ Cook Off Registration

Fill in all information below. Any registrations where information is not filled out properly or entirely, will not be accepted

Success! You have just entered your team into the 2020 Battlin' BBQ Cook Off!

Please go to the payment section , just below the registration section and pay for your teams entry. . If payment is to be made by a company, sponsor or someone else not on your teams registration, please notify us. Your spot in the cook off is not guaranteed until payment of the entry fee is made in full. If you have any questions regarding payment of entry fees , please contact us.

Cook Off Entry Fee

Entry fees are non-refundable unless the cook-off is canceled 

Entry Fee

175.00