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Friday, April 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM EDT
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Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Sumter American Legion Fair Grounds 
700 West Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29154
 

 
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Glenn Button 
 
8039839934 
glenn.button@yahoo.com 
 

2018 Seventh Annual Barbecue Cook-Off Benefiting the Boy Scouts of America

 Henry Shelor District


The Seventh Annual Barbecue Cook-Off Benefiting the Boy Scouts event will begin on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Sumter County Fairgrounds Agricultural Building located at 700 West Liberty Street.  BBQ Contestants may check in with Glenn Button (803) 983-9934 between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM. To check in earlier contact Glenn Button to arrange.

Contestants will be provided wings at the time of check in. The winner of the 2018 Best Wings Award will receive a $250.00 cash prize during the Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Cook teams will need to have wings ready to serve when the gates open to the public at 6:00 PM Friday, April 6, 2018.  Patrons will roam from station to station choosing wings to consume.  Each patron will receive one (1) wing piece from any ten (10) stations that they choose.  Each time, the patron will present their admission ticket to be punched by the Boy Scout assigned to each station.  A patron may visit a station multiple times if they wish, but each one (1) wing piece serving will require an additional punch.  Tickets for Friday only are $8.00.  Patrons must have their tickets with them to receive wings.  The Friday Night Wing Ding will end at 9:00 PM.

Only registered contestants, South Carolina Barbecue Association Officials, and event committee members will be permitted to remain on the Sumter County Fairground premises after 9:30 PM.

BBQ Contestants may pick up their butts after noon on Friday April 6, 2018. The cook team meeting to be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, April 6, 2018.  Each team will be responsible for preparing a minimum of four (4), and  depending on the number of teams entered, may be asked to cook more. The contestants will present their boxed sample to the SCBA Judges in accordance with association rules, but all butts received from Henry Shelor District will be prepared and ready for public consumption no later than 11:00 AM Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Any team that fails to provide the number of butts received as prepared barbeque will be disqualified from receiving any awards.  SCBA Judges will determine the winner of the 2018 Barbecue Cook-off benefitting the Boy Scouts.  Prizes will be distributed at 2:30 PM Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Prizes for the Seventh Annual Barbecue Cook-Off benefiting the Boy Scouts will be as follows:

$1,000.00 – First Place

$   750.00 – Second Place

$   500.00 – Third Place

$   250.00 – Friday Night Wing Ding Winner

Gates will open to the public at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Patrons with a wristband will be allowed to roam from station to station sample BBQ. Each patron will receive a 2 ounce serving of barbecue.  Each time, the patron will present their wristband to the Boy Scout assigned to each station.  A patron may visit a station multiple times if they wish, but each 2 ounce serving of BBQ will be give out at a time.  Tickets for Saturday only are $10.00.  Patrons must have their wristbands on them to receive BBQ.  Presentation of the barbecue is at the discretion of the individual competitors., but serving cups will be provided by Henry Shelor District for distribution to patrons.  Patrons may roam from station to station on Saturday until closing or when the BBQ runs out.  Patrons will not be permitted to enter the fairgrounds after 1:30 PM.

In addition, the event will sponsor an optional Ribs Competition.  Contestants that wish to enter the optional Ribs Competition will be responsible for providing their own ribs. The buy in for the Ribs Compeition is $50 in addition to the $250 pork entery fee. Entry fees generated by the ribs competition will be split as follows: 1st place 50%, 2nd place 35%, 15% to the event.  After judging, participants in the rib event will be free to do with the ribs as they choose.  Contestants in the Rib Competition will be permitted to sell their ribs on premises to patrons that wish to purchase them. If you are found selling ribs and not paticipating in the ribs competition, your team will be disqulified from the entire event. Prices, presentation, and sales of ribs will be at the discretion of the individual competitor.  Proceeds will belong to the competitors in appreciation of their participation in the 2018 Annual Barbecue Cook-Off, benefiting the Boy Scouts.