3pm all cars moved out of the event area to the parking lots
5pm-8pm private team night red wristband required for entry. No exceptions.
6pm-6am Allstate security on site patrolling
Don't forget to give your Thursday night cooking team helpers their tickets from your sponsor packets they will exchange for a wristband on Thursday. Note, the red bands are only good on Wednesday, and will NOT work for Thursday.
Morning teams continue to move in
9am health department on site
12pm head cooks meeting under the covered pavilion
1201pm Playing of the National Anthem
1205pm Information on rules, judging, and then pick up cook's bags and judging boxes
230pm turn in Other
330pm turn in ribs
430pm turn in brisket
5pm-8pm main event gates open to public.
5pm -7pm Velvet Funk Band on Stage
715pm Playing of the national anthem
720pm Awards on Stage - bring your numbered tickets. We will announce places 1st thru 5th and post places 6th thru tenth at the stage so come check your numbers and claim your certificate.
755pm opportunity to win drawing on stage for a flat rock griddle or two SWA tickets. Buy a chance for $5 or 6/$20 or 30/$100. Ask a staff member.
8pm event closed and APD will begin pushing out the crowd
845pm* cook teams can begin pulling out IF APD has cleared the crowd and it is safe. This time is an approximation. Don’t get in a rush for safety please.
Thanks for helping make this event a success. Mark your calendars for the first Thursday in October in 2024.
*** This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Below is a map of the event area. Cook Teams must enter through Gate #3 off of 3rd & Grand. Cars/vehicles should NOT park within the event grounds in the yellow square area on the map below or anywhere around the blue stage area. You may drop items off, then you are asked to move vehicles to event parking areas or the lots south of the yellow square. Please note, no vehicles will be allowed in after 3pm, and all vehicles must be moved out by 3pm each day for safety and to allow room for our guests. Do NOT block Fire Lanes or park where we have asked you not to, or you risk being towed.