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It's Time to Fire Up the Grills!

The Annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest is accepting team registrations and sponsorships.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 09, 2022, 11 AM - 3 PM
Location: EFSC Melbourne Campus, 3865 N. Wickham Road

Each year the EFSC Foundation hosts a Backyard BBQ to raise money for student scholarships and other college initiatives. This ticketed event includes BBQ tastings, live music by the band Alter Ego, kid’s zone, vendors, food trucks and so much more. In addition to the BBQ, attendees can visit the “Red, White & Wheels Car Show."

Tickets are $10 per person, available at the gate, with free parking. Please note that only persons with disabilities can be accompanied by working service animals on the campuses of Eastern Florida State College and at this College-sanctioned event.

Sign Up a BBQ Cook-Off Team

Do you love to BBQ? We've got two team sign-up options: Sign up as a Backyard Team or sign up as an Organization. View the complete BBQ competition rules for more info.

All teams are eligible to compete for the $1,000 Grand Champion prize, as well as in our three categories: brisket, pork, and ribs. There will be a 1st Place ($500), 2nd Place ($250), and 3rd Place ($100) winner in each category.

All teams can also compete for a People’s Choice Award. Organizations will participate in the Corporate Challenge, with the winner receiving the coveted Golden Pig Trophy to proudly display until next year’s event, while Backyard Teams will compete for their own special People’s Choice Award and prize!

Space is limited, so be sure to sign your team up early!

Sponsorship Information

We'd love to have you support this year’s event. Check out the sponsorship opportunities or contact Jaime Curtis at 321-433-7053 or for additional information.

Please note: In order to ensure the health and safety of our friends and neighbors in Brevard County during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Backyard BBQ Cook-Off and Family Fest may need to be moved to a later date or canceled altogether dependent on CDC, State of Florida and Eastern Florida State College decisions related to the virus. Should this occur, all sponsors and teams will be given the opportunity to decline participation and receive a refund or make a direct donation to scholarships.