WELCOME TO THE
2015 Firefighters BBQ Cookoff & Music Festival!
Join this fun weekend for serious cookers and amateurs alike and activities and fun for the whole family. There will be lots of cash prizes for the cookers and some awesome music. If you attended last year at the HFD Val Jahnke Training Facility then you know what this is about. This fundraising event enables Firefighters Helping Firefighters to support firefighters in crisis.
BBQ TEAM ENTRY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
YOU DO NOT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER TO PARTICIPATE
Great times, Great cause, Great entertainment,
Great cash prizes for BBQ, Chili, Margarita & Bloody Mary contests
Great kids activities, Great vendors and businesses,
Great volunteers, Great sponsors
Be part of something GREAT!
- EVENT INFO
- BBQ TEAMS
- MARGARITA & BLOODY MARY CONTESTS
- VENDOR BOOTHS WELCOME
- FOOD SERVICES
Come out and enjoy the live music, food vendors, fantastic Kids Space full of inflatables and obstacle courses, face painting and vendor booths selling all kinds of goodies!
Friday 5pm – Midnight
- 6:30 p.m. Margarita Mix-off Contest – On the Rocks only. Celebrity judged contest open to anyone! Sign up and show us what you got!
- 8:00 p.m. Firehouse Chili Cookoff – Back for the 2nd year, BBQ Teams prepare their best chili for bragging rights, cash and a really cool apron made out of fire bunker gear.
- 8:30 p.m. LIVE MUSIC (band TBA)
Saturday NOON – Midnight
- 9:00 a.m. Bloody Mary Mahem Contest – Do you have an “eye opening” recipe? Celebrity judges will kick off their day tasting some of the best concoctions.
- NOON – Gates open
- Enjoy the activities and DJ music to get your day going
- 2:00 – Cowboy Dave, from 100.3 The Bull, is our gracious emcee for the day and will kickoff our bands who will entertain the crowd late into the night
- 2:30 – LIVE MUSIC (band TBA)
- 5:30 p.m. Join us for “Champion’s Circle” Awards ceremony to reveal the best cookers of this event! See last year’s winners.
- 5:00 – LIVE MUSIC (band TBA)
BBQ TEAM INFO & REGISTRATION
Grand Champion: $750
Reserve Champion: $500
1st Place Brisket, Chicken & Pork Spare Ribs: $750 + trophy
2nd Place Brisket, Chicken & Pork Spare Ribs: $500 + trophy
3rd Place Brisket, Chicken & Pork Spare Ribs: $250 + trophy
4th Place Brisket, Chicken & Pork Spare Ribs: $150 + certificate
5th Place Brisket, Chicken & Pork Spare Ribs: $100 + certificate
6th – 10th Place all receive certificates
You can also join in on the fun for our 2nd annual Firehouse Chili contest, Dessert Jackpot
or our NEW Margarita Mix-off Contest and Bloody Mary Mahem Contest
|TURN IN TIMES|
|Margarita Mix-off||FRIDAY – 6:30 PM|
|Firehouse Chili||FRIDAY – 8:00 PM|
|Bloody Mary Mahem||SATURDAY – 9:00 AM|
|Dessert Jackpot||SATURDAY – 10:30 AM|
|Chicken||SATURDAY – 12:00 PM|
|Pork Spare Ribs||SATURDAY – 1:30 PM|
|Brisket||SATURDAY – 3:00 PM|
|This event is sanctioned by IBCA. Please read both their standard rules and the rules for this specific event prior to registration.
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Firefighters BBQ COOKOFF RULES
MARGARITA & BLOODY MARY CONTESTS
Only $25 per entry or $10 per entry for registered bbq teams
1st Place: $150; 2nd Place $100; 3rd Place: $50.
Mix a great concoction for cash prizes and bragging rights. Friday night at 6:30 make your best Margarita on the Rocks to be judged by some local celebrities. What’s on the menu for Saturday morning at 9:00? Only the best Bloody Mary’s! Participate in just one category or go for the gusto with both of them. Calling all mixologists, restaurants, home professionals and bbq teams to get in on the action….and the cash!
Interested in being part of the fun and getting a “free” ride into the event? Come join us to volunteer. Here are the benefits of being a volunteer (14+ years of age):
- Gosh darnit, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy!
- You are enabling Firefighters Helping Firefighters to optimize any proceeds from this event to help our firefighters in crisis (see mission below).
- You can be one of the cool kids and get some free access to the party of the summer!
- With 4+ hours of volunteering you can get a free single 2-day pass.
|NON-PROFIT (proof of 501c3 required)||FOR-PROFIT|
|STANDARD outdoor space||10 x 10 – $150||10 x 10 – $200|
|PREMIUM outdoor space
(endcaps or covered areas)
|NOT AVAILABLE||10 x 10 – $250 (limited availability*)|
|STANDARD indoor space
(A/C & electric access included)
|NOT AVAILABLE||10 x 10 – $350 (limited availability*)|
|PREMIUM indoor space
(endcaps with A/C & electric access included)
|NOT AVAILABLE||$400 (limited availability*)|
|ADDITIONAL space||10 x 10 – $100||10 x 10 – ½ price of first space|
|Electrical hookup (outdoors)||$35|
|Cleanup fee (refundable after inspection)||$100|
*Available on a first-come, first serve basis for vendors who are paid in full.
PLEASE READ THE FULL RULES FOR PARTICIPATION AS A VENDOR PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION.
Sponsorships are one of the most important aspects of a fundraising event this size. We depend on the support of our community and businesses to make the event possible. Sponsorships may be through donated in-kind services/goods needed to produce the event or they may be cash donations and the advertising benefits are the same. We have sponsorships available for every budget and many advertising benefits included.
Interested in selling food at the music festival?
Application DEADLINE: June 15, 2015
We have limited spaces and we limit the types of food sold to make sure you are successful.
$150: Friday 5:00pm – Midnight
$250: Saturday 12:00 – Midnight
$325: Friday and Saturday (per hours listed above)
$35: Electric hook-up
$100: Cleanup fee (refundable in whole or part after inspection)
City of Pasadena FOOD PERMIT is required to serve food on the premises. Each vendor is required to file and pay for their permit. The approved permit must be emailed to us no later than June 28 in order to participate. Food Permit must be displayed and visible on the outside of the vendor vehicle where food is served.
READ THE FULL RULES PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE APPLICATION.
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Our organization was born out of the tragic Southwest Inn Fire in 2013 and since then we have raised enough money to provide support to more than 45 fire families. There is no other organization in Houston with the primary mission of serving active duty firefighters and yet there is a significant and growing need. We have many firefighter families suffering from life threatening illnesses requiring extended medical care, many have had major surgeries, some have suffered loss of their dependents and some families have lost their firefighter in the line of duty. We are their safety net. In addition to these services we also give back to the community through our Hangin' With Heroes program where our firefighters spend quality time with hospitalized children. We hope you come out and enjoy what we have to offer and help raise money for the same firefighters that protect and serve the city of Houston.