Annual Father’s Day Smoke Off 2020

Rules, Regulations & Guidelines

Contest Date June 20, 2020


  1. No entry fee will be required for smoke off contestants
  2. All contestants must register in the office no later than 12pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020. At this time you will receive your presentation container and scorecard copy
  3. A blind judging system will be used.
    1. Contestants will draw presentation numbers later in the day on Saturday
  4. Category options are:
    1. Beef- Brisket. Loin, Ribs
    2. Pork- Shoulder, Butt, Loin, Ribs
    3. Poultry- whole, halved, pieces (chicken and turkey)
  5. Entries must contain three portions (per category) to be judged
  6. Please check the provided scorecard to see what areas will be judged on. Judging is based on appearance, tenderness, texture, and taste
  7. All meats MUST be prepared and cooked on site. NO PRE-COOKED OR PRE-SEASONED ENTRIES WILL BE PERMITTED
  8. The cook must comply with all health standards while cooking the meat
  9. Meat showing signs of being too undercooked will be disqualified
  10. Contestants must provide their own ingredients, utensils, and equipment needed for cooking and presenting entries aside from the provided presentation boxes
  11. Meats may be presented with or without sauce on it as the contestant wishes. Sauce may NOT be pooled in the container. To simplify judging, no side sauce containers will be permitted in the meat judging containers.
  12. Contestants may garnish their entries. However, garnishments are not included in the presentation judging
  13. All entries must be submitted in appropriately labeled (provided) containers to the judges to qualify
  14. Contestants must have entries submitted to the judges no later than 3:30pm – judging will begin promptly at 3:45pm
  15. There will be one winner awarded in each category and one overall Grand Champion
    1. Prizes will be provided from the sale of dinner tickets
    2. For each ticket sold $5 will be put into the prize pool
  16. Winners will be announced at dinner
  17. Each contestant is responsible for their own cleanup
  18. Contestants are welcome to provide side sauces for the dinner
  19. Remaining meats are to be submitted to the rec building for the dinner by 4:45pm
  20. Only contestants are exempt from the cover charge.
    1. Remaining family members are visitors are expected to pay for dinner tickets
    2. Cover charge for adults is $8 per head
    3. Cover charge for children ages 7-17 is $5 per head
    4. Children ages 6 and under are free

IMPORTANT NOTE: a representative “meat inspector” will be coming around to each contestant’s cooking area to ensure that all the rules are being followed.