NORTH COBB COUNTY ROTARY CLUB'S SMOKE ON THE LAKE BBQ FESTIVAL

COOK TEAMS

The 12th Annual Smoke on the Lake BBQ Festival will be held on Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th, 2022. 

This is a single weekend, open entry, BBQ event conducted in association with the Georgia BBQ Association. Any team with at least one current GBA membership is eligible to compete. GBA rules and regulations.

Vendors will be onsite selling food as well as providing activities for the public for both Friday and Saturday. Cook Teams are prohibited from selling food to the public.

Entry Fees for Cook Teams

10×20 Space

  • $200 Early Registration – before Feb 14
  • $250 Registration Fee – Feb 14 to April 14
  • $300 Late Registration – after April 14

20×40 Space

  • Add $200 to Cook Team Registration Fee; limited number of spaces

Prize Details

  • Grand Champion – Trophy & $1,000
  • Reserve Champion – Trophy & $500
  • Meat
    1st Trophy + $200
    2nd Trophy + $150
    3rd Trophy + $100
    4th Ribbon
    5th Ribbon

Questions?

Please contact Jude Dooley at 336-407-5052 or judedooley@gmail.com

Ancillary Competitions – for Judging only

  • Mystery Meat – Friday, 6:00 PM turn in time – $100 Prize
  • Sauce – Friday, 6:30 PM turn in time – $100 Prize


Each participant will be provided with a food item at the 3:30 PM Cook Teams meeting. Participants can prepare the item any way that they wish.

People’s Choice Competitions

Lord of the Wings & People’s Choice Pork have the largest direct impact on our community. The funds raised thru taster tickets are used for multiple Rotary charity events and community efforts. Your support is encouraged and needed.

Lord of the Wings

Friday
  • 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • People’s Choice competition featuring Chicken Wings
  • Cook Teams must have Chicken available at 5:15pm
  • Each participating BBQ team will prepare their own special flavor(s) of chicken wings and the public will judge.
  • Festival/Concert goers will be able to purchase a book of 4 taster tickets that includes one voting ticket.
  • After sampling different team’s wings the taster will give the voting ticket to the team that they liked the best.
  • Each cook team is responsible for distributing the wings at their individual cook site.
  • The Team with the most voting tickets will be crowned this year’s Lord of The Wings.
  • The winner will receive a Primo Grill.

All teams will receive wings to assist you in the event.

 

The wings can only be used for the Lord of the Wings competition. 

 

Any team caught using the wings for anything other than the Lord of the Wings competition will be disqualified from the entire event.

People’s Choice Pork

Saturday
  • 11:30am – 2:30pm
  • People’s Choice competition featuring Pork Butt
  • Cook Teams must have Pork available at 11:15am
  • Each participating BBQ team will be preparing their own pork butts and the public will judge. 
  • Festival goers will be able to purchase a book of 4 taster tickets that includes one voting ticket. 
  • After sampling different team’s BBQ they give the voting ticket to the team that they liked the best.
  • Each cook team is responsible for distributing the wings at their individual cook site.
  • The Team with the most voting tickets will be crowned this year’s People’s Choice Pork.
  • The winner will receive a Primo Grill.

All teams will receive butts to assist you in the event. 

 

The butts can only be used for the People’s Choice competition

 

Any team caught using the butts for anything other than the People’s Choice Pork competition will be disqualified from the entire event.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE COMPETITION RULES

  • If Cook Team receives chicken wings or pork butts, Team must participate.
  • Cook Teams may not purchase tickets to stack their ticket count.
  • Cook Teams may not trade tickets with other Cook Teams.
  • Provided meat is only allowed to be used for the associated event.
  • After the competition ends, any remaining meat will belong to the Cook Team.

LOCATION

SETUP

Friday after 10:00 AM
Please check-in prior to set up

COOK TEAMS MEETING

Friday at 3:30 PM
Location to be determined

SERVING TIMES

Lord of the Wings
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Teams serve Chicken Wing samples to Public

People’s Choice Pork
Saturday 12:00 – 3:00 PM
Teams serve Pork samples to Public

TURN-IN TIMES

Friday
6:00 PM Mystery Meat
6:30 PM Sauce


Saturday

9:45-10:00 AM Chicken
10:45-11:00 AM Ribs
11:45 AM-12:00 PM Pork

AWARDS CEREMONY

Saturday 3:30 PM