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Hello Fellow BBQ Cooks!

On behalf of the Livingston – Polk County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Smoke in the Pines BBQ Cook-Off to be held on June 25-26, 2021 at Joe Pedigo City Park in Livingston, Texas.

Thanks so much to all the cooks that attended our first year in 2020.  All of you guys made our event a great success, with a total of 52 teams and a Jack qualifier!  With your continued support, we are hopeful to increase our numbers even more in 2021!

Our total payout for 2021 will be $5,500. We also will be offering a Cooker’s Pool with a $50 buy-in, payable on the IBCA meats only.

Update:  Payout with 75+ teams will increase to $7,500.

Cook spaces are 30’ X 35’ and include water and 35 amp power, limited 50 amp available, get them while they last!

Entry fee is $200 and includes the IBCA events, ancillaries are $20 for each event.  If you require extra room, you may purchase an additional 30’ X 35” space for $75.

New for this year, we will also be holding a Kid’s ‘Que event.  Children between ages 5 – 17 are eligible to participate.  Entry fee will be $25 for each participant and will include a BBQ grill, charcoal, and pork chops.

We are also hosting the Smokin’ Hot Auto & Bike Show and are expecting a great turnout of some of East Texas’ finest classics, street rods, and custom bikes!  We also have expanded with vendor booths to include several boutique-styled & vendors who specialize in a variety of merchandise.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with the Chamber staff or myself.  My cell number is (936) 328-9864.

Looking forward to seeing you all in June!


John Clifton, Chairman

Smoke in the Pines BBQ Cook-Off

Livingston – Polk County Chamber of Commerce


Click on the logo above for the online Entry forms for the Cook Teams,  Kids' Que, Smokin' Hot Auto & Bike Show, and vendor booths.  After clicking you will be directed to the Chamber's calendar of events Smoke in the Pines page.  Click the register button.  After registering Cook Teams, you will receive an email with Ticket, Schedule of Events, Rules & Regulations and a copy of the Release of Liability.

Printable Entry Forms are below.  Please be sure you sign the Release of Liability & Indemnity Agreement with each entry form.

Cook Team's Official Entry Form

Kids' Que Entry Form

Vendor Booth

Smokin; Hot Auto & Bike Show


IBCA Judging Rules


Upcoming Events

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