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Register Your Team Now & Sponsor the 2023 Backyard BBQ Cook-Off 

Join the fun as the Eastern Florida State College Foundation hosts the annual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off & Family Fest to raise money for EFSC student scholarships. By competing, sponsoring, or attending the event, you are helping to pave the future for local students.  

WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11 AM to 3 PM - Team sign-up available now!
WHERE: EFSC Melbourne Campus 
TICKET INFO: $10 ticket at gate, with children under 5 free. Ticket includes BBQ tastings and activities.

BBQ Teams compete for the $1,500 Grand Champion prize, plus additional prizes in the brisket, pork, and rib categories.
Click for Cook-Off Team Information & Registration

Sponsorship Levels available now from $250 to $25,000, with options that include a Cook-Off or Corporate Challenge Team!
Click for Sponsorship Level Details & Sign-Up Form

Food Trucks and Vendors can connect with hundreds of people by taking part in the BBQ to sell side dishes or other items. Contact Dawn Niehoff for details at or call 321-433-7055.

The 2023 event will feature:  
Please contact the Foundation with any questions about sponsoring this great event:

Please Note: In keeping with EFSC procedures, only working service animals are permitted on our campus and at this college-sanctioned event. This includes the Red, White, and Wheels Car Show, which is part of the Backyard BBQ event. 

Thank you for supporting the 2022 BBQ Cook-Off!

The 2022 Grand Champion Team: Hold My Rub - View the 2022 Photo Album
Grand Champions Hold My Rub