I'm goin to Festival of the Pig

Lynn Dollar

TVWBB All-Star
In two weeks, June 21-23. Its the Oklahoma Barbecue Championship. I've never been to a comp event. It runs Friday through Sunday, if I were gonna pick one day, which day should I go ?

Any tips on attending these events, would be appreciated.

https://www.okbbqchamp.com
 

Jason in CA

TVWBB All-Star
I went to one around the corner from me not long ago. Here are some of my thoughts.

https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?77457-BBQ-Championship&p=852050#post852050

I also met Chris while I was there since he was there judging the Q at this event.
https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?77843-6th-Annual-Elk-Grove-Western-Festival-amp-BBQ-Championship-Elk-Grove-CA

I went for a short time on Friday when the teams were rolling in and setting up. And went back on Saturday during the day competition. My thoughts if you only go one day would be to go Saturday three or four hours before turn on time. That way you see everyone cooking and smell all the food. But when it gets close to turn in time (my experience, at least an hour before) the turn in, back off. That is crunch time for the teams.

I made myself scarce untill all the boxes were turned in, then went back to the pits. By that time most of the teams were packing up and waiting for results.

I've only been to one, but I'll do it again when it comes back. Others with more experience probably have more advice to offer.
 

Lynn Dollar

TVWBB All-Star
Well, I will be going on Sunday, that's when they turn in their cooks. I've already bought my tickets.

This should be fun
 

Cliff Bartlett

TVWBB 1-Star Olympian
Have a good time Lynn. I'm hoping to catch one close to me some day. I think it would be a great way to spend the day.
 

Lynn Dollar

TVWBB All-Star
We had a line of T-Storms move through this morning, 7 to 8 am'ish . Expected to rain till noon or one oclock. Looks like my first barbecue comp visit is in trouble.

Thinking about those crews cooking through this, they had briskets on the pit, and were probably either prepping ribs or putting them on the pit when the storms blew through.

Hope it clears off.
 

Lynn Dollar

TVWBB All-Star
And everything but the cook off was canceled due to weather.

We made a quick pass through the cooking area and looked at the smokers and headed home.

Dang, I was gonna have a few beers and enter the karoke contest .................................... not really :eek:
 

Bob Bass

TVWBB Guru
Looks like Clark Crew BBQ took the Grand Champion honors, with SuperSwine BBQ taking Reserve Grand Champion. A couple of very well known BBQ teams there !
 

Lynn Dollar

TVWBB All-Star
I was wondering about the results. Clarks Crew wins about everything, them and Butcher, who btw, I did not see there. Doesn't mean they weren't there.

Clarks Crew is going to open a barbecue joint in OKC. Its under construction now. Will have two 1000 gallon propane tank smokers. And from the plans I saw, they will have a hostess who will seat customers with waiters taking orders. That's a big departure for barbecue joints here.
 

Lynn Dollar

TVWBB All-Star
I did get a few pics ............. honestly, it felt a little awkward taking pics of these people cooking, it was like walking through a campground taking pics of people camping :)

I did not see any WSM or Kettles.


This is Clarks Crew Jambo




A JP Custom offset



I saw more Jambos than any other type of smoker



I think I saw at least three using drums



At least an equal number with pellet poopers, the Yoder 640 being the most popular





Edit, I've found out this is a Jambo


 
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Bob Bass

TVWBB Guru
Excellent photos, Lynn !!

Looks like Clarks Crew is currently #2 in the KCBS Team of the Year points race.
AND... Our very own TVWBB Member, Jerry of Burnin and Lootin, is #5 !!!!!!
These are KCBS's international standings !!!

[h=1]2019 Team of the Year[/h] BOOMERANG BBQ
2794​

[HR][/HR] CLARK CREW BBQ
2535​

[HR][/HR] BUNCH OF SWINES
2461​

[HR][/HR] 4 LEGS UP BBQ
2407​

[HR][/HR] BURNIN AND LOOTIN
2401​

[HR][/HR] WOLF'S REVENGE BBQ
2330​

[HR][/HR] B-S BBQ OUTLAWS
2190​

[HR][/HR] BUCKSHOT BBQ - TX
2177​

[HR][/HR] GETTIN' BASTED
2163

[HR][/HR] SLAPS BBQ

2149​
 

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