New this year to the Decatur’s Smokin’ BBQ Festival is a Kid’s Q Cook-Off Competition which
will take place on the first night of the festival.
The competition is limited to 20 teams and will have two age groups, 10 & Under and 11-15. Two
members are allowed per team and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The entry fee of
$30 includes a keepsake grill, charcoal, lighter fluid, and one pound of ground beef to cook and can
make anything that has ground beef in it.
“Our goal in incorporating the Kid’s Q Cook-Off Competition this year is to inspire and encourage
our new and upcoming chefs” said LaVell Peete, founder and producer of Decatur’s Smokin’ BBQ
Festival. “It will put a smile on my Mom’s face to see all these young chefs cooking like she did
with me at a young age.”
Ribbons will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place in each age group.
The deadline to enter is September 21, 2018, so teams are encouraged to download the official
entry form at www.dsbbq.com and register right away.
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 2018 – Check-in is from 4:00–5:00 p.m., Ribbon presentation at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Decatur Civic Center Lobby and Parking Lot, #1 Gary K. Anderson Plaza, Decatur, IL