BBQ Competition Pro Cook Team Application - use code BBQ24 for $50 Off Registration

Deadline: Sep 04, 2024 11:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Sep 06, 2024 10:00 am - Sep 07, 2024 5:00 pm (EDT)
Griffin, Georgia

About the event

The 10th Annual Doc Holliday Festival and BBQ Competition is returning to Griffin City Park in September - the weekend after Labor Day, promising entertainment for the whole family. This exciting event is not only free to attend, but also offers a glimpse into the past and present with a variety of activities and shows. One of the highlights of the festival is the re-enactment group Aces and Eights, who will be performing three shows in the park depicting the famous shootout at the OK Corral. These shows, which run for approximately 30 minutes each, tell the story of the life of John Henry "Doc" Holliday, who was born in Griffin and had a dentistry practice on Solomon Street, making it a must-watch for history enthusiasts and fans of the Wild West. Another major draw of the weekend is the barbecue competition, sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association, which is expected to have around 30+ professional teams participating. The barbecue teams will be set up in the ball field inside Griffin City Park, and the general public will have the opportunity to purchase a sampler platter from twelve of the teams, known as the People's Choice. Not only will guests get to enjoy delicious barbecue, but they will also have the chance to vote for their favorite team, with a prize awarded to the winning team. The Doc Holliday Festival is made possible through the collaborative efforts of various partners, including Eagle's Way Church, the Griffin Downtown Council, the Chamber of Commerce, City of Griffin, Spalding County, Aces and Eights and the Spalding Collaborative. A portion of the profits from the event will be donated to the Spalding Collaborative for Families and Children, making it not just a fun event, but also a way to support the local community. With its combination of entertainment, delicious barbecue, and community support, the annual Doc Holliday Festival and BBQ Competition is a must-attend event for all ages. Don't miss out on this exciting day of festivities in Griffin City Park in September !
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About the application

10th Annual Doc Holliday BBQ Championship 
Official Georgia BBQ Association sanctioned event.
GBA State Championship
GBA Double Points Competition
GA State Brisket Championship
One Team Member (Pit Master) MUST be GBA members prior to competition.  Individual membership is $35, visit 
Entry Fee includes all three Pro Categories, 20'x40' cooking site, 20 AMP Electrical and water connection.  Applications received prior to August 10th receives a $50 discount, use code BBQ24 .
Camper must be on your cooksite.
All teams receive TWO free tshirts, additional tshirts available for $15 each.
Clean restrooms available nearby cooksite.
Contest Schedule: 
8 a.m. - Cook Team Check-in
9 a.m. - Meat inspection begins
5 p.m. - GBA Cook Team Meeting
Welcome Reception
11 p - 7 a - Quiet Time
Ancellary Turn-In (8 person serving minimum)
Wings 6:30 p.m. turn-in
Dessert 7 p.m. turn-in
7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Breakfast provided to all registered cook teams
GBA Pro Turn In (Preliminaries)
9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. Pork Loin Turn-In
10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Pulled Pork Turn-In
11:45 am - 12 p.m. Rib Turn-In
GBA Pro Turn In (Finals)
1:25 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pork Loin Turn-In
1:55 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pulled Pork Turn-In
2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Rib Turn-in
Other Turn In
1:00 p.m. People's Choice Turn-In 
1:15 p.m. Brisket Turn-In

Terms & Conditions

You must read and agree to the GBA Rules and Regulations which may be downloaded below.


Pro Cook Team Registration Fee $375 Non-refundable CATEGORIES: PORK LOIN - PULLED PORK - PORK RIBS Single booth space is 20'x40', includes 20 AMP Power & Water and 2 T-shirts Additional Power purchased separately.
Brisket Championship $100 Non-refundable Additional Championship Entry - payout is same as pork categories with 30 entries.
Ancillary Competition - Wings & Dessert $25 Non-refundable 4 Team Minimum - Prize is $100 - Turn-In is Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Minimum serving for 8
People's Choice Competition (Pulled Pork - Two Butts Provided) $0 Non-refundable The First 12 Teams choosing to participate in the People's Choice Competition will be registered. Prize is $100 Turn in is Saturday 1 p.m. TWO Butts Provided
OPTIONAL - Portable-Toilet at Cooksite $200 Non-refundable Personal portable toilet placed at your cooksite. FREE CLEAN RESTROOMS AVAILABLE NEARBY This optional purchase is for convenience.
20 AMP Power Connection INCLUDED $0 Non-refundable 20 AMP Connection is included in Team Registration
30 AMP Power Upgrade $30 Non-refundable Optional upgrade of power to 30 AMPS. 20 AMP power is provided with team registration.
50 AMP Power Upgrade $50 Non-refundable Optional Power Upgrade to 50 AMPS, 20 AMP power is included with team registration.

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • Rig Set-up Information
  • Rig Set-up Arrival Time (Day/Time)
  • T-Shirt Sizes #1
  • T-Shirt Sizes #2
  • I have read and agree to the GBA Rules and Regulations

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 0
  • You may upload photos of your rig if you wish!
BBQ Competition Pro Cook Team Application - use code BBQ24 for $50 Off Registration
BBQ Competition Pro Cook Team Application - use code BBQ24 for $50 Off Registration
10th Annual Doc Holliday Festival 2024