rules & regulations
Limited spots available, sign-up today! First come, first booth selection!
BBQ MASTER COOKING GUIDELINES:
A cooking space is 27 x 18 feet, if more space is required, please specify on attached form (additional fees may apply.) Cooking units only.
It is required that teams bring their own table and chairs for set-up, necessary supplies and utensils for cooking and serving. It is recommended that they provide tents to keep their patrons out of the sun.
Each booth purchase comes with six (6) wristbands. Wristbands are required to be worn by booth volunteers present at the Bakken BBQ. Additional wristbands are available for purchase.
No selling of merchandise or food at the event allowed. No refunds allowed after May 16, 2023
BAKKEN BBQ PIT
The Bakken BBQ is going to have a 10×20 tent will be located next to the stage and will serve as the headquarters. A Bakken BBQ committee member will be present throughout the event for questions. The headquarters will house all the information for the BBQ masters, volunteers, and sponsors.
The BBQ masters can pick up their cooking information, wristbands, and drop off their food for the judges. This tent will also serve as the People’s choice tent and will be monitored by a Bakken BBQ volunteer.
Generators, Roll-offs, Ice, and Port-O-Lets will be available Thursday. Ice will be delivered to companies on Friday until the event starts at 4:00 p.m., companies will then be required to grab their own ice.
Companies can start setting up their booth space Thursday at 4:00 P.M. and have until Friday at 8:00 A.M. to have ALL their items inside the gate. The venue will be open all night, no security will be present at night.
No outside vehicles will be allowed after 10:00 A.M. on Friday. Please DO NOT block the walkways while unloading. If necessary, please unload right away and move vehicle outside the venue. No vehicles are allowed to leave the event premise during event hours.
Door will open at 4:00 P.M. Please have food ready.
Each team will need to come up with their own menu capable of serving a minimum of 500 patrons (that can change depending on number of companies participating). Must be served with gloved hands or appropriate utensils. Please only serve bite size portions, as each patron will sample food from multiple companies.
10-Code Security and Event Staff will be on site during all operational hours of event, we have the right to restrict or reject any vehicle or person for reasons of safety.
Please visit the Bakken BBQ Pit tent for all your first aid needs.
A Bakken BBQ representative will deliver ice throughout the day until the event starts. Companies will be responsible for getting ice after 4:00 p.m.
Each team is responsible for providing garbage cans and liners at your booth. Large roll-offs will provide for all teams to dispose of their OWN garbage throughout the night.
All companies are responsible for keeping their space clean and sanitary. Please dispose leftovers in the garbage and not on the ground. Companies must have their booths deconstructed and removed from the location Saturday no later than 10:00 A.M.
Speakers are strategically placed around the venue to all companies and public to hear announcements and music throughout the event. Please do not touch speakers. If you would like them moved or turned down, please see the Bakken BBQ Pit canopy to speak to a representative.
Generators and/or Light Plants will be placed around the location for company use. In order to provide electricity to each participant, please provide amount of plug in’s required on attached form. Extension cords will not be supplied, we suggest 100 feet. Do not place any cords near the public walkways, if necessary, please tape your cords to the ground.
No open containers of hard alcohol beverages are permitted outside the designated area. Teams are allowed to bring their own alcohol; however, all public alcohol sales are permitted by Maverick’s only! NO HARD ALCOHOL OR GLASS ALLOWED ON PREMISE.
Companies are allowed to bring signage (banners, signs, tablecloths, and/or other company materials). Decorated booths and costumes are encouraged.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT INDIVIDUALS WHO VIOLATE ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY.