BBQ Tasting Judge Opportunities, SA Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off

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The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo On the Salado

1723 Creekview Drive

San Antonio, TX 78219

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WE NEED TASTING JUDGES for a variety of cooking competitions at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival (SABBQ) on Friday January 24, 2020 and Saturday January 25, 2020. You don’t need any experience to be a judge, just a willingness to taste some of THE BEST BBQ in Texas! All judges must be 18 years of age or older and have no food allergies. In order to judge the Bloody Mary competition, judges must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid ID.

The judging start times are listed below; plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the competition you sign up to judge.


Friday, January 25th
11:00am: Bloody Mary
12:00pm: Dessert
1:00pm: Ribeye Steak
3:30pm: Pinto Beans
5:30pm: Jack-Pot Meat

Saturday, January 26th
10:30am: Chicken
12:30pm: Buckaroo Que
1:00pm: Pork Spare Ribs
3:30pm: Beef Brisket

All judges must purchase a gate ticket to enter the event grounds. Tickets to the event can be purchased now on the event website (see below) for $15 each day or $25 for a weekend combo. Military personnel with ID and children 12 and under are free. The tasting competition takes place at the Bolner Fiesta Judging Tent on the event grounds; maps of the event will be available at the gate upon entry. Only judges are allowed inside the judging tent, including the fenced waiting area. All judges will receive two drink tickets to utilize during their waiting period. Drinks include water, soda and beer.

We ask that you choose no more than two competition categories to judge in order to allow as many interested event-goers as possible to participate. We also have a reserve judging ticket available each day to serve as a wait list for categories that may end up needing additional judges; sign up and we will call or text on the day of the event if you are needed.

https://www.sarodeo.com/about/bar-b-que-cook-off-festival

https://www.facebook.com/SARodeoBBQ

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival is a championship event sanctioned by the International Bar-B-Que Cookers Association (IBCA) and features some of the world's most competitive Bar-B-Que teams, LIVE music, family activities, a BBQ trade show, a kids cook-off, shopping and so much more. SABBQ is one of several events kicking off the 2020 Rodeo Season. All proceeds from this event benefit the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Scholarship Fund.

***FAQs***

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages are welcome at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Que Cook-Off. However, you must be at least 18 years old to be a tasting judge and at least 21 years old to judge the Bloody Mary competition.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Offsite partking will be available. Shuttles will drop off and pick up at Main Gate. Handicap parking and shuttles will be available. Allow yourself plenty of time to account for parking and event entry.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at sabbq.judge@gmail.com; we will respond as quickly as possible!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a list of all registered judges, so no Eventbrite judging ticket is necessary. However, you must separately purchase a ticket to gain entry to the event.

What's the refund policy?

All general admission ticket sales are final and the event is held rain or shine. Please note that if you do not get to judge for ANY REASON, you will NOT be refunded for your general admission ticket to the Bar-B-Que Cook-Off & Festival. SABBQ reserves the right to deny patrons from judging for any reason including but not limited to:

  • Does not meet age qualifications
  • Has already judged other events
  • Arrives at the event late
  • Arrives intoxicated.

We want everyone to have a fun, safe, and memorable experience, and we thank you in advance for your participation and support.

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The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo On the Salado

1723 Creekview Drive

San Antonio, TX 78219

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