World Championship Steak Cook-Off


CLICK HERE to purchase your 2014 World Championship Steak     Cook-off tickets!

(when ordering your steak tickets online, you will be charged a service fee by of $2.00 per ticket.)

Tickets may be purchased by phone:

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 online or by calling the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce at 870-234-4352.

 2014 Rules And Entry Forms

Below is all the information you need to ready yourself for the 2014 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 Cookoff!
Entry deadline Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

• Steak Cookoff 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 forget to enter the 4th Annual Appetizer Challenge

Sponsored by: Southern Title & Closing

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

• Appetizer Challenge Entry Form
• Appetizer Challenge Guidelines

2013 Appetizer Challenge Scores click HERE


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

Southern Title


Farmers Bank

Royal Oak

Grill Grate

beef council

Yoder smokers


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 25th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-off Saturday, May 17, 2014

You are invited to cook in the 25th 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 70 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, Summit Bank, 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 4th 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. We look forward to seeing you at the 25th 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 – Governors 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

Champion champions website

 Here are the winners of the 2013 24th Annual World Championship Steak Cook-Off:

Trash Can Grillers, Corpus Christie, Texas

Congratulations!  They are the Winners of $4,000, Governor’s Cup Trophy & Tremendous bragging rights!



Steak Cook-off Ranking Results

Steak Cooking:

Winner, Trash Can Grillers, Corpus Christi, Governor’s Cup trophy, and $4,000.

First runner-up, Lake Erling Sizzlers, trophy, gift bag and $2,000.

Second runner-up, Fruit of the Loin, Camden, trophy and $1,250.

Third runner-up, Open Pit Grillers, Conway, trophy and $750.

Fourth runner-up, Coastal City Smokers, Corpus Christi, Texas, trophy and $500.

Fifth runner-up, Almost World Famous, Warren, certificate.

Sixth runner-up, Seventh runner-up, Wood’s Place, Camden, certificate.

Seventh runner-up, Shorty Dunn and the Cook ‘em Up Gang, certificate.

Eighth runner-up, Lei’d Back Ranch, certificate.

Ninth runner-up, Owl’s Nest Grillers, certificate.



Winner, SteakBusters, BancorpSouth, Magnolia, trophy and $500.

First runner-up, Muleriders Steak Cookers, Magnolia, Southern Arkansas University, trophy and gift basket.

Second runner-up, Understeakers, Lewis Funeral Home, Magnolia, trophy.

Third runner-up, Steakin’ It Easy, trophy.

Fourth runner-up, Ma and Paw Grillers, trophy.


Rig Construction:

Winner, SteakBusters, BancorpSouth, Magnolia, trophy and $500.

First runner-up, When Ya Hot Ya Hot, Arnold-Baker Chevrolet, Magnolia, trophy and gift basket.

Second runner-up, Coffin BBQ Pits, trophy.

Third runner-up, Freeo Creek Barbecue, Camden, Magnolia, trophy.

Fourth runner-up, Plumb Good Steaks, Pinner Plumbing, Magnolia, trophy.



Winner, Bloomin’ Idiots, The Blue Hydrangea (circus theme), Magnolia, trophy and $500.

First runner-up, SteakBusters, BancorpSouth (Ghostbuster theme), Magnolia, trophy.

Second runner-up, Home Town Grillers, Peoples Bank (Mardi Gras theme), Magnolia, trophy.

Third runner-up, Understeakers, Lewis Funeral Home, Magnolia, trophy.

Fourth runner-up, Grill Billys, trophy.


Appetizer Challenge, sponsored by Cowling Title Co.

Winner, Shrimp Taco with mango sauce and chipotle, Shorty Dunn and the Cook ‘em Up Gang, $500 and trophy.

First runner-up, Hawaiian Pork Sliders, Beefeaters,, Magnolia, $200.

Second runner-up, Carter’s Chicken Boat, Carter’s Great Rate Grillers, Magnolia, Carter Federal Credit Union, $100.



If you’re up for another challenge, you may want to consider the:

2014 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge…

                     Sponsored by the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association

It is sure to be great fun with worthy rewards!

The 2013 Magnolia Blossom Festival’s Beef Challenge, sponsored by the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, was won by Chris Armand of Emerson, who ate 55 ounces of steak, baked potato, salad, and roll in 45 minutes. Armand beat his nearest competitor by only 0.2 ounces, and was awarded a $350 cash prize for his effort. (Check the Entertainment page for more information on how to enter)


Congratulations Chris Armand, Winner of the 2013 Blossom Festival Beef Challenge!  Pictured, left, Cammie Hambrice, 2013 Festival Director, middle,  Cattleman’s Association representative, and on right,  the
2013 WINNER, Chris Armand

2013 winner