World Championship Steak Cook-Off
The 28th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off Saturday, May 20, 2017
You are invited to cook in the 28th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off in beautiful Magnolia, Arkansas! A total of $10,000 in prize money will be up for grabs, as we grill over 4,000 mouthwatering Ribeye steaks!
Each year there are over 3,500 steaks cooked on the square here in Magnolia, Arkansas. You cannot imagine the smell in the air when more than 80 grills of all shapes and sizes begin the cook-off. Be sure and get your tickets early as they will go fast. Steak tickets are available from the Magnolia Chamber office, Farmers Bank, BancorpSouth, Peoples Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Carter Federal Credit Union, and Jennifer’s. As always, this year’s steaks will be 16oz. Ribeyes, provided to us by Certified Angus Beef Brand steaks. Certified Angus Beef brand is the only Angus Brand endorsed and monitored by the American Angus Association’s 28,000 cattle ranchers.
The winning team team will take home the Governor’s Cup, prize money and tremendous bragging rights.Trophies and prize money will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th runner ups. You are offered additional competition categories in parade, showmanship and pit construction. Please indicate on your entry form which categories your team would like to compete in. We suggest you and your team bring your A game as your competition is sure to be well prepared!
Please book your hotel room ASAP if you will need lodging, as our hotel rooms are limited. (Check our “About Magnolia” page for Hotel suggestions)
We look forward to seeing you at the 28th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off®!
What’s at “STEAK” in this competition?
The Governor’s Trophy & Prize Money
Overall Winner/1st Place – Governor’s Trophy & $4000 prize money
1st Runner Up – Trophy & $2000
2nd Runner Up – Trophy & $1250
3rd Runner Up – Trophy & $750
4th Runner Up – Trophy & $500
Here are the winners of the 2016 27th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off:
Congratulations, Mr. Bryan Lewis with his team Bry-B-Q, of Texas; winners of $4,000, Governor’s Cup Trophy & Tremendous bragging rights!
Steak Cooking:Click Here for Steak Cook-off Ranking Results
Winner – $4,000 prize and the Governor’s Cup– Bry-B-Q/Bryan Lewis, McKinney, TX
First runner-up –$2,000 prize and trophy–Chuck Wagon/Chuck Evans, Linden, TX
Second runner-up — $1,250 prize and trophy–Trashy White Cookers/James Holland, Castor, LA
Third runner-up – $750 prize and trophy–Maw & Paw Grillers/Allen Newton, Thornton, AR
Fourth runner-up – $500 and trophy–Blowin Smoke Grillers/Johnny Joseph, W. Monroe, LA
Fifth-through ninth-place winners received certificates:
Fifth runner-up – Woods Place/Weston Woods, Camden, AR
Sixth runner-up – CMC Steel/Justin Barnes, Magnolia, AR
Seventh runner-up – Freeo Creek BBQ/Mike Elliott, Camden, AR
Eighth runner-up – T&T Grillers/Russell Thomas, Magnolia, AR
Ninth runner-up – Big Jon’s Big Eats/Jon Roger, Ruston, LA
Winner – Steak Busters
First runner-up – The Grillin’ Krewe
Second runner-up – Hometown Grillers
Third runner-up – Understeakers
Fourth runner-up – Circle L Chuckwagon
Winner — Steakbusters
First runner-up – Understeakers
Second runner-up — Hometown Grillers
Third runner-up — Mulerider Cook Team
Fourth runner-up — Albemarle
O.A. “Buddy” Franks Rig Construction:
Winner — Boogeyman BBQ
First runner-up – Dallas Cowboy Tailgate Nation
Second runner-up — When Ya Hot Ya Hot
Third runner-up – Blowin’ Smoke Grillers
Fourth runner-up – Plumb Good Steaks
2016 Southern Title & Closing Appetizer Challenge:
Click Here for Appetizer Challenge Ranking Results
Winner– $500 and trophy–Smoke Mafia/Luke Stroud, Henderson, TX
First runner-up —$200 and tropy–Fruit of the Loin/Scott James, Camden, AR
Second runner-up– $100 and trophy–Open Pit/Mike Gibson, Conway, AR
2017 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge…
Sponsored by the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association
great fun with worthy rewards!
The Magnolia Blossom Festival’s Beef Challenge, sponsored by the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, earns a $500 cash prize! (Check the Blossom Festival Beef Challenge page for more information on how to enter the 2017 Challenge.)