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The Humble BBQ Cook Off is a KCBS Sanctioned event, judging will be handled and monitored by KCBS. The Kansas City Barbecue Society will meet about rule changes in January 2019. We will inform you of the changes when we receive them. In the meantime, see the KCBS rules are listed below.

Rules for Teams with Multiple Entries

A). Each Paid Entry have their own un-shared cooker.
B). Each Paid Entry have their own un-shared ice chest.
C). Each Paid Entry have their own preparation table. *

Exception If a prep table is shared, there will be:
A). Signage to show the whom the area is being used by.
B). A definite Barrier the full depth of the table being shared
and at least 1’ high across the table as not to all ANY product to
be passed or shared.


Humble BBQ Cook Off has one of the highest purses of $15,000!
See document below for details!

Registration for Cook Off



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  • Head Cooks must initial each page of the 2020 BBQ Rules and return them to julia@humblerodeo.com before their cook spot will be secured.
  • Head cooks must have cook team members sign a copy of the 2020 Release of Liability and turn in as they enter the gates of the event.
  • Alcohol Management information needs to be reviewed and followed by all parties.
  • Margarita Contest will be happening Friday, January 31, 2020.
  • BBQ Cook Off Band Registration is required for all teams having bands enter the grounds. All band members must have a ticket to enter. For a donation, we will help your band move into your tent. REGISTRATION DUE BY JANUARY 10, 2020.

Sanitary Equipment

Teams with paid spots will be able to purchase Port-O-Lets and Handwashing stations here: 2020 Humble BBQ Cook Off Add Ons

BBQ Cook-Off Add-Ons: 2020 Humble BBQ Cook Off Add Ons

Add-ons, such as extra spots, Cookers' pre-sale wristbands, or Cookers' reserved parking spaces will be available when the event is closer.

At the gate, purchase of BBQ Cook-Off Wristbands are $15 for adults and $10 for kids per day.

Five, 2-day wristbands are included with the full Cook-Off Team Entry fee. Pre-sale 2-day Adult Wrist Bands can be added on to the entry registraion for the discounted $20 Presale price. Pre-sale 2-day Children’s Wrist Bands may also be added on for the discounted $10 Presale price. Presale ends December 15th, no exceptions.

Port-o-lets and Hand Washing Stations may be reserved in the near future.


Please contact Julia Arcuri at julia@humblerodeo.com.

Cookers' Parking

Parking at Humble BBQ Cook Off 2020

Each purchased cooking spot is allotted 2 Cook Team Parking Stickers. Each sticker allows a vehicle (car, truck, van, etc.) to enter the east gate of the Humble Civic Center Arena complex off Will Clayton Parkway. These stickers must be affixed (before arrival at gate) to the vehicle’s windshield near the Registration/Inspection stickers. Stickers must be attached to the entering vehicle’s windshield in order to avoid transfer. These vehicles may park in the gravel lot and the parking lot leading from Will Clayton Parkway. Any vehicle in these lots without a Cook Team Parking Sticker will and can be towed at the owner’s expense.

THE GATE BETWEEN THE GRAVEL LOT AND THE COOK OFF AREA WILL BE LOCKED at 2PM on Friday, January 31 and will remain locked until 1 AM Sunday, February 2, 2020.

VIP Parking Passes and Handicapped Vehicles will enter the east gate of the Humble Civic Center Arena complex off Will Clayton Parkway. These vehicles must have the day’s correct hang-tag on the mirror of the vehicle or a handicapped license plate or placard on mirror to enter. These vehicles will travel west on the south side of the arena to the VIP parking lot. Any vehicle parked in this lot without the correct hang-tag or handicapped credentials will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.

All other vehicles must be parked at Humble High School, 1700 Wilson Rd, Humble, TX 77338. This lot is free and a shuttle is provided, Friday: 4pm – 12am and Saturday: 9:45am - 12am.

No parking is available at The CATE Center, The CATE Center at 9155 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble, TX 77338.

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