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It is the mission of the FBA to promote the uniquely American tradition of barbecuing meat over natural wood or charcoal-fired heat and smoke through education, family-friendly fellowship, and competition.

2021 FBA Funcook Team Sign Up

  • 04/30/2021
  • 05/02/2021
  • 14900 Camp Mack Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898


2021 FBA Fun Cook

Organizer: Ben Purvis, 863-634-0848
Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
Additional Reps: Joe Theodoredis, Jim Douglas

April 29 - May 1
Camp Mack
14900 Camp Mack Rd

Lake Wales, FL 33898

  • Thursday April 29th - Set up and the traditional Cocktail Crawl. Teams will make a drink of their choice to be judged.

o Minimum of 12 drinks

o Judged on creativity, taste, and overall impression

o The cost to enter will be $20.00 and the winner will receive a great prize donated by our sponsors.

  • Friday April 30 - Meat inspection and cook team meeting at normal times. There will also be 3 ancillary category turn in times. We are planning a potluck dinner for that night so be sure to make a bit extra and bring it to the potluck for everyone to try.

o Categories are appetizer, side item, and dessert. You can make and decorate these boxes any way you chose.

o You will need enough of each category for 12 celebrity judges to sample.

o Entry will be $20.00 per category and the winners will win some great prizes donated by our sponsors.

  • Saturday May 1 - We will have a 4 category BBQ showdown.

o The categories will be turkey, ribs, pork and tri tip.

o Entry for these categories will be $30.00 per category.

o Cash prizes will be paid on all 4 categories with a 40-30-10% split going from 1st-3rd. The actual dollar amounts will be based on the number of teams to sign up. The remaining 20% will be split up with 10% going to pay FBA expenses and 10% going to charity.

This event will be limited to the first 30 teams to sign up. It is for fun, so Backyard and Pro teams are welcome. Each category will require a minimum of 10 teams and the main event will require a minimum of 20 teams.

As a bonus for all backyard teams, Thursday night and Friday night we will have a round table discussion featuring some of FBA’s top pro teams and judges. We will show you how to select, trim, box your meats and discuss different proven techniques and share some tips and tricks. There will be time for you to ask questions and possibly get some samples of sauces and rubs that are used by these teams.

We are trying to schedule some airboat rides for Sunday if you chose to stay over. Please let us know if you are interested.

** In addition to your sign-up fees, each team will be responsible for booking their own camp site! You can call Camp Mack and tell them you are coming for the FBA event and which days you will be staying.

3050 Dyer Blvd, Suite 178

Kissimmee, FL 34741

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