Cook Off

To enter the Culinary Explosion Cook-Off, it take is a good cook and $25. Enough food must be prepared to provide samples to at least 5 judges, plus small (bite-sized) samples for at least 100 members of the public. A full list of rules and regulations is available below. The categories for this years cook off include BBQ, Soul, and Cajun. If you are not a cook, you can purchase your tasting ticket at the festival.

Terms and Conditions

All food must be cooked on the festival grounds.

Only five (5) members allowed per team.

Teams must provide enough of each dish for at least 100 samples to tasters.

Teams are provided a 15 x 15 area in which to cook and provide samples to tasters.

No electricity is provided.

Check-in and day-of registration if from 7:30 am to 9:30 am.

Tasting starts at 1:00 pm. Samples will be ready for pick-up at 1:30 pm.

Tasting tickets will be sold for $10.00.

Additional votes may be purchased for $1.00 each.

Please purchase all beverages from the festival.