Chili and BBQ Cookoff Roadside Sign 2022

A fundraiser to help provide local firefighters help with PTSD & cancer

See Detailed Schedule
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BBQ Competition

Friday January 28th & Saturday January 29th

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Friday line-up

Friday - 7am or later - BBQ Contestants & vendors may set up

Noon - Bars open

Noon - Meat inspection begins followed with cooking kick off

4pm - Food & Vendors open

5pm - BBQ Cook Team meeting

5pm - Live Music - Bar Fly

5pm - Sauce Competition turn in

5pm - Special Needs Competition

5:30 - Special Needs Turn in

6pm - Cornhole Tournament Sign Up - Cash prizes!!

6pm - Youth Competition

6:30pm - Cornhole Tournament begins

6:30pm - Taste & Judge - Sauce tasting begins 

9pm - Sauce, Youth & Special Needs team winners announced

11pm - Quiet time

Please note entertainment and

schedule subject to change

$3,500 in Prize Money

There's nothing better than finger lickin' BBQ! Come compete in the Firefighters Charity BBQ Contest at Gator Harley   We are accepting cooking teams, vendors, and sponsors. 

 

3 cooking categories to compete in:

Chicken, Ribs, & Butts


Prizes in each category:

1st Place - $300 + trophy

2nd Place - $200 + trophy

3rd Place - $100 + trophy

4th Place - $ 75 + banner

5th Place - $ 50 + banner

6th Place - $ 25 + banner

7th Place - banner/medal

Grand Prize of $500 + trophy

Grand Reserve - $200 + trophy

Overall 3rd Place - $100 + trophy

Peoples Choice Prize

Grand Prize- $300 + trophy

2nd Place - $150 + trophy

3rd Place - $50 + trophy

NEW!! Hometown Division

Prize for each category:
Chicken/Porks/Ribs

1st Place - $250 

2nd Place - $125 

3rd Place - $75

Overall winner:
Hometown and Backyard are combined for this running

 

BBQ Sauce Competition

1st Place - $100 & trophy

2nd Place - Trophy


(prize amounts subject to change based on the number of teams competing. 1st place prizes are guaranteed amounts)

 

All new this year is our Hometown Division. This division is an option for any teams that may not be regular touring competition teams and want to compete in this event.

Friday January 28th cooking setup begins as early as 7AM.  Approved overnight stays are allowed on a request basis.
  Friday Special Needs Cook, Youth Competition & Sauce Competition, plus, a cornhole tournament hosted by Cornhole Junkies with cash prizes!

Live music Friday night!

Saturday is our 9th Chili Cook-off and our main BBQ Competition!

See our complete rules adopted from the Florida BBQ Association here

Accepting applications for vendors. Vending subject to approval. We are allowing 1 team to vend food on Friday (FULL DAY lunch & dinner).

Don't want to compete? Come out and be a judge! Plus, don't miss the chili contest, lots of great food cooked by your Central Florida Firefighters & volunteers, live music, cash bar, cold drinks, vendors, fire trucks, t-shirts, raffles, prizes and much more! Meet your local area firefighters.

This is a charity benefit for the  Firefighter's Charity of Central Florida, a local non-profit organization and helps support the many community programs conducted through out the year. This fund raiser helps raise money for the Florian Foundation Fund - a fund to help local firefighters facing cancer, PTSD and other major medical issues and our local school culinary programs.

Register here now or call for more information
Brian Gamble at 352-267-4580 or Jan at 352-267-3190.

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See Detailed Schedule

Saturday line-up

7am or earlier - Chili teams set up

7am - Backdraft Grill opened for breakfast

$3 Bloody Marys &

$3 breakfast sandwiches

7:45am - Chili Cook team meetings

8am - Chili cooking begins

10am - Live music 

11am - All bars open

11am - Chicken turn in

11:45am - Chili turn in for judges

Noon - Chili served to the public. Taste & Judge tasting begins. 

Noon - Pork ribs turn in

1pm - Pork turn in 

1:30pm - Live music 

2pm - Pork served to the public Taste & Judge tasting begins

4pm to 7pm - Live music 

5pm - Chili  & BBQ winners announced

7pm - Remaining BBQ winners announced (if needed)

Please note entertainment and

schedule subject to change

Advance Tickets

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

Chili Cook-off

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FREE CONCERTS!

GREAT FOOD!

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Vendor Information
Advance Tickets

Think you have great chili?! Come compete in the 9th Firefighter Charity Chili Cookoff at Gator Harley!  We are accepting cooking teams, vendors, and sponsors. All our teams will be judged by the people. An open division comprised of business, organizations, and individuals will be judged by the people as well by our judges.

Cooking setup begins at 7AM or earlier

The open division competes for cash & trophy prizes worth $1,000!

Registration fees - $50 for all organizations/companies or individuals

Non-profits and public safety organizations are free entry up to November 15th. 

Prizes!

People's Choice

1st Place $300 + Trophy

2nd Place $150 + banner/plaque

3rd Place $ 50 + banner/plaque

Judges Choice

1st Place - $200 + Trophy

2nd Place - Trophy

3rd Place - Medal

 



Accepting applications for vendors. Vending subject to approval.

Don't want to compete? Come out and be a judge, plus lots of great food cooked by your Central Florida Firefighters, live music, cash bar, cold drinks, vendors, fire trucks, t-shirts, raffles, prizes and much more! Meet your local area firefighters.

This is a charity benefit for the Firefighter's Charity Alliance of Central Florida, a local non-profit organization and helps support the many community programs conducted through out the year. This fund raiser helps raise money for the Florian Foundation Fund - a fund to help local firefighters facing cancer, PTSD and other major medical issues.

Register here now or call for more information
Brian Gamble at 352-267-4580 or Jan at 352-267-3190.

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Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!

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$1,000 in prizes

Saturday January 29th 7am to 3pm