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2017 BBQ Austin

All,   MARK YOUR CALENDARS, BBQ AUSTIN will be on March 3-5, 2017.  We understand that the date overlaps the Houston BBQ Cook-off.  However, the logistics of moving it to another date would be tremendous; and, we are sure that are teams will stay faithful to us.  While sign up is not ready yet, I am taking reservations for teams at this time, since we expect even more teams than last year with some of the changes on the horizon.   I wanted to let you know about a couple changes that are being implemented.  The Team Space Entry Fee will be $500.  This is basically the same thing as before, except the Entry fees for Brisket, Chicken, and Rib Competitions have all been bundled with the team space.  The other change is that the $750 donation requirement per space has been deleted.  Although, we still strongly encourage all our teams to collection donations to support our purpose – Texas Youth Scholarships and preserving Western Heritage.   On another note, the BBQ Auction & Dance is coming up on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  Teams are encouraged to donate as many items to the auction as they wish, with the top two (2) dollars raised items counted toward your teams donation jar.  Teams have donated items such as gift certificates, tastings, BBQ cooking for party's of 20 or 100, anything is appreciated.  These are just some ideas.   Again, if you want to reserve your spots now for 2017 BBQ Austin, please let me know.  Team Registration will officially open October 1, 2016.   Look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you soon.   Nola     Nola K. Plumb, BBQ Austin Committee Vice-Chair Team Registration 832-630-6652   Dear Cookers: Please consider this as your official invitation to participate in the upcoming BBQ Austin. The Cook-Off will be held on March 3-4, 2017. It is before the Fair and Rodeo which run March 11-25, 2017. The mission of BBQ Austin is to raise scholarship funds for the youth of Texas. Come have fun with us and compete in the various competitions under the judge’s tent. Also, don’t forget about that significant BBQ Austin Grand Champion’s purse that you could win! This year we have put all of the forms online at to make signing up even easier. I want to reiterate the forms that we have to have back: 1. Official Entry Form 2017 2. Temporary Food TEAM Permit. (This must be signed by each team CHIEF COOK per space; no substitutions. Temporary Food permits will not be provided and Your team’s participation in the cook-off will not be possible without this.) 3. W9 Form 4. RV Space Form 2017 5. Band Form 2017 The BBQ Austin Team Handbook & Contest Rules, Team General Information, as well as 2016 Results and Contributors, are all on the website as well. However, if you need me to send you the forms, please let me know. Forms 1-5 must be submitted with full payment by January 31, 2017. If you have friends who would like information on how to participate in the Cook-Off, please send their name and address to our address below or we can be reached via e-mail and phone. Also, please let me know as soon as possible how many spots your team wants this year. So, those spots can be reserved for your team. On behalf of the entire BBQ Austin Committee, thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in March! Sincerely, Nola Plumb Nola K. Plumb, BBQ Austin Vice-Chair "Team Registration" 832-630-6652 Nola K. Plumb, BBQ Austin Vice-Chair "Team Registration" 832-630-6652

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