Cook Team Updates

Cook teams, Please read:  

Thank you for coming out to our event.  We are looking forward to a really exciting event and are glad you are joining us.  Just a few housekeeping notes:

With some weather expected Friday, check in and potentially judging are being moved indoors.  There will be signs to help you find where to go to check in and pay your registration and ancillaries if not paid already,

We're asking teams not to arrive before 4 pm.  That way many of the businesses will have cleared out and provided us more space

When you arrive on Friday, please stop at the tent that says "Cook teams stop here".  We have a golf cart and will get you to your spots.

All cook teams are invited to our Cook Team breakfast Saturday morning at 8 am with fresh breakfast tacos and coffee.

If you have food leftover after your turn-ins on Saturday, please donate them to our teams or leave them out for tastings for the general public.  Donations will help us feed our volunteers

Some of you may be far from the turn in tent, so leave yourselves enough time to get there - walk it off if you need to!

Generators are welcome

There is a kids zone for Saturday if your kids need to burn off some energy.

We have bathrooms inside Northpoint Church, as well as our silent auction and 50/50 raffle

We will have silver ash cans throughout the cook area for your remaining hot coals.  Please use these instead of leaving in the parking lot.  We will also have a golf cart and volunteers circulating to pick up trash.

Turn In times

Friday Night

Jalapeno Poppers  7:30 pm

Chicken Wings   8:15 pm

Dessert    9:00 pm

Signature Cocktails  9:30 pm  (Sponsored by Leanderthal Distillery)  All entries must include Leanderthal Spirits


Turn in times on Saturday are:

Beans:  10:00 am

Chicken:  Noon

Ribs:  1:30 pm

Brisket:  3:00 pm

Festival Emergency contacts

In case of emergency or if you need to reach our onsite promoters in a hurry, call or text:


Tim Keaney (512) 948-6404

Debbie Keaney (512) 585-9563