BBQ Entry

Rules for the 1st Annual Papertown  Brew & Q Festival (DOWNLOAD the Form)

  1. All cooking spaces will be numbered and pre-assigned by Festival personnel.
  2. A Staff member will direct you to your site. Each team must be checked in by 5:00 PM on May 28th Vendors selling to the public will be allowed to set up no later than 9 am on the 28th. Teams selling to the public cannot start cooking until they pass inspection from the health department.
  3. Teams will be permitted to begin setting up their equipment anytime after arrival.
  4. Papertown Brew and Q will provide an approximate 24’x 24’cooking area. The team shall provide all other equipment, meat and other supplies needed. Each team will provide its own tent. Teams must have containers to carry and hold water. Decorating your site with streamers, banners, flags, signs, etc. boast about your team, sponsor(s), community or brag of your superiority in the finer arts of “outdoor cooking” is appropriate and encouraged. Decorations must be in good taste.
  5. All contestants are requested to respect the rights of all other contestants with a special emphasis from each contestant relating to music, loud and or profane language or infringement on adjoining site with any cars, equipment, coolers, campers, etc. The chief cook will be responsible for the conduct of his/her team and guest. Quiet time is 11pm.
  6. No public display or consumption of any alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the grounds.
  7. Papertown Brew and Q, its employees and its sponsors shall not be responsible or liable for the property of any team, any loss, damage or injury occurring to any team or its representatives. All property of the teams shall be under the care, custody and control of the team, whether in transit to, from or within the cook off.
  8. Papertown Brew and Q reserves the right to make additional rules and regulations as the situation warrants. Decisions by the judges are final.
  9. Vendors will be allowed to sell their own prepared foods. All vendors selling and participating in the contest will be subject to inspection by the Haywood County Health Department.
  10. Drip pans must be used to catch grease.
  11. Each gas cooker must meet safety standards such as:
  12. Proper regulator
  13. Tanks secured to prevent accidental tipping
  14. Other requirements as the market deems necessary for the safety of contestants and the general public
  15. If a cook decides to withdraw, he/she must immediately notify Papertown Brew personnel. Then their area must be cleaned up and vacated ASAP.  A vendor will sell no food after withdrawing from contest.  No refund given.
  16. Each team is responsible for cleanup of their area at the conclusion of the contest. All liquid waste may be dumped at the dump stations.
  17. All food will be cooked in above ground cookers.
  18. No charcoal or wood embers are to be emptied on the ground.
  19. Entry fee is $150 for the festival.  The Contest will be determined by sponsorship received for the event.
  20. Cooks should be prepared to give out small samples of BBQ.
  21. Any food judged “NOT DONE” will be disqualified.
  22. No pets allowed.
  23. If tents or campers are brought in please be advised we have no dumping stations for campers. All roads must be open and passable.

 COOKS MEETING: A meeting with the cooks will be held at 7:00 pm on the 27th at the main stage.

Any person or business may participate please contact
Chuck Rector 828-550 6691 or
Wendy Rector 828-734-3706

Space is limited on a first comes first served basis so register early.