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Friday, March 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM EDT

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Sumter American Legion Post 15 Fairgrounds 
700 West Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29154

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Glenn Button 

2022 Tenth Annual Barbecue Cook-Off Benefiting Scouts BSA

Pee Dee Area Council

The Tenth Annual Barbecue Cook-Off Benefiting the Boy Scouts event will begin on Friday, March 25, 2022 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 2022 Best Wings Award will receive a $250.00 cash prize during the Award Ceremony on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Cook teams will need to have wings ready to serve when the gates open to the public at 5:30 PM Friday, March 25, 2022.  Patrons will roam from station to station choosing wings to consume.  Patrons will pay $10 to attend and recieve 10 tickets.  The patron will visit the different booths and present a ticket in exchange for either a flat or a drum.  Other items will be available for purchase also for tickets.  Additional tickets can be purchased at a the rate of $1 per ticket.  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 March 25, 2022. The cook team meeting to be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, March 25, 2022.  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, March 26, 2022.  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 2022 Barbecue Cook-off benefiting Scouts BSA.  Prizes will be distributed at 2:30 PM Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Prizes for the Tenth Annual Barbecue Cook-Off benefiting Scouts BSA 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, March 26, 2022.  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.  Beginning at 1:00pm patron can purchase from the front gate empty half pound and pound containers that they may take to the station of their choice to be filled.  Only containers sold by the event may be filled and given to the patrons.  The container must be filled, no partial filling of containers and no refilling of containers.

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. Management of the ribs competition will be done by the cook teams, with one representative collecting the buy-in, determining pay-out amounts, and paying the winners.  No funds from the ribs competition will be retained by 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 disqualified 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 2022 Tenth Annual Barbecue Cook-Off benifiting Scouts BSA.