Skip to Main Content

Hello Jr. Pit Master!

Do you have what it takes to be the Grand Champion Jr. Pit Master? Well let’s get you registered and find out. There are two categories: Junior Division, which is 8-12 yrs or Senior Division, which is 13-17 yrs. Age division is determined by age of child on event date. Both categories have Grand and Reserve Champions awarded. Pork Chops will be judged on 3 categories: Appearance, Taste, and Texture.

Schedule & Awards

2024 Contest


Saturday, March 2, 2024

10:30 AM – Jr Cook Check-in
10:45 AM – Jr Cook Meeting
12:30 PM – Pork Chop Turn-In


Awards will be announced after Judging is completed.

Pork chops will be judged based on taste, texture and appearance.

A Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will be named for each division.


Items provided by BBQ Austin:

  • Charcoal
  • BBQ Pit
  • Official BBQ Austin Jr. Pit Master Apron
  • Pork chop

Jr. Cooker will need to provide:

  • Cooking Utensils- such as Tongs, spatula, brush etc.
  • BBQ Rub
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Apron (if you do not want to get your Pit Master apron dirty)
  • Gloves or Hand Wipes
  • Foil
  • Table/ TV Tray (small table to set your supplies on)
  • Additional charcoal, wood chips, etc. after using ALL supplied, if necessary

Official Rules

BBQ Austin Jr Pit Master


Register Now!


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get Involved

Help Rodeo Austin spur on education & western traditions in Texas by donating, volunteering or sponsoring

Learn more

Our Mission

We’re a nonprofit rodeo that cultivates future generations through competition and education.

Learn more