World Championship Steak Cook-Off

steaksFor Steak Cook-off Dinner Tickets: Please order by phone at: 870-234-4352

Drive-Thru Tickets also Available!
The drive-thru will be located on the east side of First Baptist Church.
Enter from Main Street.

Once tickets are purchased, there are

Your steak dinner will include a delicious 16 oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, (cooked by one of our fabulous cooking teams) baked potato, salad, roll & drink.
Tickets are $20 each.

The serving lines will open at 6:00 p.m. on the Downtown Square Saturday, May 19

Once you go through a serving line for your tray & sides, You will then proceed to the cooker of your choice to pick up your delicious ribeye.  Will you pick the World Championship Steak?!


 2018 Rules And Entry Forms

(2018 Entry Forms are not available at this time,  Please check back soon!)

Find below all the information you need to ready yourself for the 2018 World Championship Steak Cook-off.

Click on, download, and save these rules, mail in your entry form and then get ready to fire up your grill to see if you will be the next winner of the World Championship Steak Cook-off!
Entry deadline Friday, April 20, 2018.

• Steak Cook-off Entry Form
• Steak Cooking Rules
• Steak Judging Rules
• Additional Competition Guidelines

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact the Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at

Do you have what it takes to be a judge?

If you are interested in being a judge for the World Championship Steak Cook-off, click the link below.

Judge Criteria


Don’t Miss The 8th Annual Appetizer Challenge!

$500 Cash Prize for 1st place! Download your entry form below to compete in this challenge.

• Appetizer Challenge Entry Form
• Appetizer Challenge Guidelines

2017 Appetizer Challenge Scores click HERE


We want to say a special thanks to these sponsors for their generous donation and support:

Royal Oak


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The 29th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off Saturday, May 19, 2018

You are invited to cook in the 29th 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 3,500 mouthwatering Ribeye steaks!

Certified_Angus_Beef_logoEach year there are over 3,000 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. Certified Angus Beef Ribeyes.  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.

The World Championship Steak Cook-off was an Automatic Qualifier for the
2017 World Food Championships!

We look forward to seeing you at the 29th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off®!

What’s at “STEAK” in this competition?
The Governor’s Trophy & Prize Money
totaling $10,000!

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
Parade-Overall Winner/Showmanship-$500

Winners of the 2017 28th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off:

Congratulations, Mr. Daniel Willie, El Jefe Cookers, of Cameron, Texas!
Winner of $4,000, Governor’s Cup Trophy & Tremendous bragging rights!

2017 World Championship Steak Cook-off RANKING RESULTS HERE 


World Championship Steak Cook-off

Winner – El Jefe Cookers, Daniel Willie, Cameron, TX, $4,000.

First runner-up – United Steaks Air Forks, Austin Schlech, $2,000.

Second runner-up – Big Misteaks, Pachely Torres, $1,250.

Third runner-up – Big Jon’s Big Eats, Jon Roger, $750.

Fourth runner-up – Flat Creek Grillmaster, Dana Weatherford, $500.

Fifth-through ninth-place winners received certificates:

Fifth runner-up – Otter Creek Farm, Robert Baxley.

Sixth runner-up – Char Grillers #1-Oscar Hulett

Seventh runner-up – Grillin Crew, Kenny Meaks.

Eighth runner-up – Maw and Paw Grillers, Allen Newton.

Ninth runner-up – Hometown Grillers, Jamie Waller.


2017 Parade Ranking Results HERE

Winner – Steak Busters, Mike Waters, $500.

First runner-up – Flame Broil & Taste, Jeff White.

Second runner-up – Hometown Grillers, Jamie Waller.

Third runner-up – Albemarle. Todd Tribble.

Fourth runner-up – Barbeque Krewe, Robert Schwartz


2017 Showmanship Ranking Results HERE

Winner – Steak Busters, Mike Waters, $500.

First runner-up – Albemarle, Todd Tribble

Second runner-up – Hometown Grillers, Jamie Waller.

Third runner-up – Bloomin’ Idiots, Dustin Evans.

Fourth Runner-up — CMC MillTime Grillers, Justin Barne

O.A. “Buddy” Franks Rig Construction:

2017 Rig Construction Ranking Results HERE

Winner – When Ya Hot Ya Hot, Danny Jones, $500.

First runner-up – Blowin’ Smoke Grillers, Johnny Joseph.

Second runner-up – Bloomin’ Idiots, Dustin Evans.

Third runner-up – CMC Milltime Grillers.

Fourth runner-up – Plumb Good Steak Cookers, Jeff Pinner


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