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BBQ Cook-Off Rules Packet & CBA Cook-Off Rules


  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 – Professional Tent Companies and Port-O-Lets ONLY! Gates will open at 12:00 PM for professional tent companies and for the Waste Management to deliver Port-O-Lets. Gates will be locked at 8:00 PM.
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 • 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM – cooking teams may begin arriving and setting up their locations.
  • Friday, January 28, 2022 • 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM – cooking teams may work on setting up their locations. At 2:00 PM, all vehicles need to be moved off the parking lot and out of fire lanes because gates will be closed for the public to begin entering.
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 • 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM – cooking teams will be allowed to restock their cooking areas and will be allowed to drive back in with supplies. At 12:00 Noon, the gates will be shut and locked and NO MORE ALCOHOL can be brought in from that time on.
  • Sunday, January 30, 2022 • 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM – Tear down begins. Cooking teams and tent companies must have all items gone from the BBQ Cook-Off area by 12:00 PM.

Cooker Parking

Each purchased cooking spot is allotted 1 Cook Team Parking Pass. Each pass allows a vehicle (car, truck, van, etc.) to enter the east gate of the Humble Civic Center Arena complex off Will Clayton Parkway. These passes must be placed on the dashboard for clear view and must be present before arrival at gate.

Any vehicle in these lots without a Cook Team Parking Sticker will and can be towed at the owner’s expense.

There will be no cooker parking in the VIP Parking lot. No exceptions.


Cooker wristbands are included with the cooker packet, per team registered. There will be enough wristbands for all cookers on team. Wristbands will need to be worn at all times during cook-off.


  • Each team will be allocated approximately 30' x 40' space(s). Easements are not offered for sale.
  • Props, trailers, motor homes, tents (including water barrels), etc… covering any other part of cook team equipment MUST NOT EXCEED THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ASSIGNED SPACE. NO EXCEPTIONS! Easements are not to be used. Safety access is needed during the event.
  • Tent companies may not be scheduled to arrive for set up on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 12:00 Noon.Tear down must begin Sunday, January 30, 2022 after 7:00 AM and must be complete by 12:00 Noon.
  • All Tents Companies must use Water Barrels; stakes of any kind are prohibited. (City of Humble Ordinance) NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Cook teams may not exceed a maximum of four (4) cook-off spaces that qualify for Competitions.
Damage to any utilities will be the responsibility of the cook team! (To be billed by Humble Rodeo and BBQ Cook Off Committee)


  • Portable fire extinguishers must be present for the type of fire or oil being used per 30 X 40 per space, in full view.
  • No smoking in enclosed tents.
  • The Fire Marshall will be tagging “occupancy limits” on all enclosed tents.
  • Hay bales are not permitted inside or outside your tent areas.


1.Head Cooks are responsible for the conduct of their team members and guests.

2.Excessive use of alcoholic beverages may be grounds for disqualification,

3.Under no circumstances are alcoholic beverages to be distributed to the public by contestants.

  • NO ONE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE SHALL BE SERVED OR ALLOWED TO CONSUME ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON THE GROUNDS. Each team must monitor its own area as it pertains to minors.
  • Each cook team must comply with all laws pertaining to the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Security officers and committee personnel will be permitted to all areas of the Cook Off, including all Cook Off team tents, etc. and will have authority to handle matters in accordance with the law.
  • NO LEWD OR INAPPROPRIATE ACTS will be tolerated. Any cooks, guests, staff, etc. participating in or allowing inappropriate activities in their assigned spaces will be disqualified from the Cook Off, the cooker’s event will be shut down, and the team involved will be removed from the premises immediately and not allowed to participate in future Humble BBQ Cook Offs.

6.Any cook team having inappropriate music, entertainment, contests, etc. may be asked to leave the contest area immediately.

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