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BBQ Austin Cook Off Registration

BBQ Austin is a Champions Barbeque Alliance-sanctioned BBQ cook-off with teams from all over Texas coming to compete. Each team is competing for best BBQ and hosting the public to raise donations for the Rodeo Austin mission of growing the next generation of Texas kids. BBQ Austin features over 200 cooking teams, hosts 40,000 attendees, and gives out over $24,000 in cash and prizes to BBQ Teams.

Registration is now CLOSED

NEW FOR 2024!

  • New team layout
  • Space options offered in a package format
  • Limited team spaces available
  • Higher payouts
  • Regular and extended registration pricing for contests
  • No onsite add on’s
    • Contests
    • RV’s
    • Portables, handwash, grey water


March 1, 2024
12:00pm Event Open to Public
12:00pm Chief Cooks Meeting
5:00pm BBQ Sauce Turn In
7:00pm Jack Pot Turn In
11:00pm Public Event Closes

March 2, 2024
9:30am Bloody Mary Turn In
11:00am Event Open to Public
11:30am Bean Turn In
1:30pm Chicken Turn In
3:30pm Ribs Turn In
5:30pm Brisket Turn In
11:00pm Public Event Closes

March 3, 2024
12:00pm Awards Ceremony



Registration for 2024 is now CLOSED! 

Rodeo Austin is sanctioned by Champions Barbeque Alliance and will abide by all CBA rules and regulations.

December 15, 2023 will be the last day to receive regular pricing for additional contests. These contests are non-refundable. Extended registration rates will start on December 16, 2023, and continue to the team registration deadline of January 12, 2024.

Teams who have not registered AND PAID IN FULL by the January 12, 2024, deadline will not be registered for the event. There are many important details regarding the competition which can be found in the BBQ Austin Team Handbook. Please read the complete handbook before registering for this event. This resource answers many of the questions you may have before and during registration.

NEW FEATURE! Online registration will allow users to create accounts that allow teams to access and edit their entry throughout the registration period. Click here for a How to Register guide with tips for speedy registration.

Team Handbook Click here 

Team 101 Click here


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2023 Contest Results



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