World Championship Steak Cook-Off


Steak Cook-off Dinner Tickets will NOT be available online for 2015.
Please order by phone at:

Once tickets are purchased, there are

Your steak dinner will include a delicious
16 oz. Certified Angus Beef Ribeye, baked potato, salad, roll & drink.
Tickets are $20 each; available by calling the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce at 870-234-4352.

The serving lines will open at 6:00 p.m. on the Downtown Square Saturday, May 16

Once you go through the 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?!


 2015 Rules And Entry Forms

Below is all the information you need to ready yourself for the 2015 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 Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

• 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 5th Annual Appetizer Challenge!

Sponsored by: Southern Title & Closing

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

• Appetizer Challenge Entry Form
• Appetizer Challenge Guidelines

2014 Appetizer Challenge Scores click HERE


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

Southern Title

Royal Oak


Our event, the World Championship Steak Cook-off was selected as an automatic qualifier to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas in 2012.  Click the link below to find out more information:


The 26th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off Saturday, May 16, 2015

You are invited to cook in the 26th 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!

Certified_Angus_Beef_logoEach year there are over 4,000 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. 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!

In addition to these categories, you may also compete in our 5th Annual Southern Title & Closing Appetizer Challenge. Please send your separate entry form for this competition. A complete list of rules and entry forms are available on the left side of this page.

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 26th 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

2014 Winner of Champion of Champions, celebrating the 25th year of the World Championship Steak Cook-off: Woods Place, Camden, AR!

winner champion of champions

 Here are the winners of the 2014 25th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off:


SMOKE HOUSE RATS #2, Boyd, Texas
They are the Winners of $4,000, Governor’s Cup Trophy & Tremendous bragging rights!

winner cook-off

Steak Cooking:Steak Cook-off Ranking Results

Winner, Smoke House Rats #2, Governor’s Cup trophy, and $4,000.

First runner-up, BeefEaters, trophy, gift bag and $2,000.

Second runner-up, Blank & Sons, trophy and $1,250.

Third runner-up, Smoke House Rats #1, trophy and $750.

Fourth runner-up, Sizzle & Steer, trophy and $500.

Fifth runner-up, Grill Billys, certificate.

Sixth runner-up, Cow Good, certificate.

Seventh runner-up, Flame Broiled & Taste, certificate.

Eighth runner-up, Poppy’s Outhouse, certificate.

Ninth runner-up, SAU Mulerider Cookers, certificate.



Winner, Understeakers, Magnolia, trophy and $500.

First runner-up, King Farms, trophy and gift basket.

Second runner-up, Steakbusters, Magnolia, trophy.

Third runner-up, When Ya Hot Ya Hot, trophy.

Fourth runner-up, Mulerider Steak Cookers, trophy.


Rig Construction:

Winner, Understeakers, Magnolia, trophy and $500.

First runner-up, Albemarle Chefs, Magnolia, trophy and gift basket.

Second runner-up, Steak Busters, trophy.

Third runner-up, Plumb Good Steak Cookers, Magnolia, trophy.

Fourth runner-up, SAPA Sizzlers, Magnolia, trophy.



Winner, Flame Broiled & Taste, Magnolia, trophy and $500.

First runner-up, Steak Busters, Magnolia, trophy.

Second runner-up, Grill Billys, Magnolia, trophy.

Third runner-up, Understeakers, Magnolia, trophy.

Fourth runner-up, Zodiac Aero Steaks, trophy.


Appetizer Challenge, sponsored by Southern Title & Closing.

Winner, Marc & Mandy Headrick, Lollipop & Jelly Beans

First runner-up, Clark Huff, Magnolia, $200.

Second runner-up, Danny & Becky Jones $100.



2015 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge…

                     Sponsored by the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association

 great fun with worthy rewards!

The 2014 Magnolia Blossom Festival’s Beef Challenge, sponsored by the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, was won by Creighton Bailey of Magnolia and was awarded a $500 cash prize for his effort. (Check the Entertainment page for more information on how to enter the 2015 Challenge.)


Congratulations Creighton Bailey, Winner of the 2014 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge!  Pictured below on left, Winner Creighton Bailey and on right, Food Network’s star Anthony Anderson

Winner app challenge creighton bailey