Central Maine BBQ Cookoff
June 24-26, 2022
Skowhegan State Fairgrounds, Skowhegan Maine 04976
Cooks Information Packet
Thank you for your participation in this year’s event! We are very excited with the changes and upgrades to our event for the 2022 season. Our location, the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds has lots of amenities such as spacious sites, “real bathrooms”, buildings for judges and plenty of water and electricity!
There are lots of events going on during this weekend. Some of the events will be: Corn hole tournament, a meet and greet opening reception held on Friday night, Kids Corner with games and more, people’s choice competition, SCA (Steak Cook-off Association) competition, two Kids-Q events, and KCBS 4 category competition. There will be something for the whole family!
The tentative schedule of events for the BBQ Competition portion of the festival is listed below. To view the festival events, please refer to the website and Facebook page. http://skowheganregion.com.
2:00pm - Competitors arrive and set up
6:00pm – 10:00pm Social and Welcome, there will be munchies and other food items, 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Music and a fire.
7:00am – 9:00am Competitors arrive and setup (no driving on the fairgrounds after
9:00am) for BBQ teams
10:00am KCBS reps to inspect meat and cooking stations for KCBS contest
10:30am Kids Q Team meeting for Event 1
10:45am Kids Q judges meeting for Event 1
11:00am KCBS Turkey Team meeting
11:30am First Responders Event Meeting and Start
12:00pm Beverage Garden Opens
12:30pm Kids Q Turn in for Event 1
1:00pm – 5:00pm People’s Choice judging
1:30pm Kids Q awards for Event 1
1:45pm Lobster Meeting
2:00pm Kids Q Team meeting for Event 2
2:15pm Kids Q judges meeting for Event 2
2:30pm First Responder Turn in
3:00pm First Responder Awards
3:30pm Kids Q turn-in for Event 2
4:00pm KCBS Turkey Turn In
4:30pm Lobster Turn-In
4:30pm KCBS Cooks meeting
5:00pm SCA Cooks meeting
5:00pm - 9:00pm VIP Event
5:30pm Kids Q awards for Event 2
5:45pm SCA Judging meeting
6:30pm – 7:00pm SCA turn-ins
7:15pm - 9:00pm Event in the Grandstand/ Beverage Garden
8:00pm SCA, KCBS and People’s Choice awards
9:00pm - 11:00pm Beverage Garden Open with music
9:22am Good Luck Shot
10:00am KCBS judges meeting
12:00pm KCBS Chicken turn in
12:30pm KCBS Pork Ribs turn in
1:00pm KCBS Pork Shoulder turn in
1:30pm KCBS Beef Brisket turn in
2:30pm Dessert turn-in
2:00pm – 3:30pm People’s Choice 2 judging (judging on left over from cooks)
3:30pm – 4:30pm Dessert, People Choice 2, and KCBS awards
The event is located at 33 Constitution Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976. It’s an easy ride located off Route 201. Teams can start loading in on Friday after 2:00pm. You will be escorted to your site once you enter the fairground’s main gate. We will try to accommodate your space size needs.
Water and Electricity:
Water and electricity will be provided. Teams should bring hoses and splitters to attach to the water infrastructure and cords to plug into standard receptacles. Teams wishing to run air conditions or other electric devices that draw more amperage than provided should bring their own "quiet" style generator.
Campsites can be reserved for an additional fee. These sites will have 30amp hook ups and water. In order to reserve a campsite, please visit: www.skowheganregion.com in the comments, please specify what team you are with. Campsites are $30.00 a night.
Ash, Grease, Trash:
There will be designated areas for ash and grease. Trash should be bagged and placed out front of your site. We will have volunteers picking up trash.
Well behaved pets are welcomed. They must be up to date on shots (current rabies certificate) and must be registered. The fairgrounds and event coordinator have the right to request this information as they see fit.
Ice will be available on the fairgrounds
The food vendors will be open on Saturday serving a variety of food such as hamburgers and hot dogs. We will also have various food vendors.
Within the town of Skowhegan, there are many stores, Motels, lots of local restaurants, etc.
There is a dump station within the fairgrounds. Donation only to use it.