Cook Teams

Sign up below, and mark your calendar!

We pay back 1-10 overall and each category. Our total prize purse is usually around 13,000 but varies year to year.

It costs $300 (with an $11 convenience charge for paying online) to Register for the Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival. After June 30, all payment must be made by check and mailed to the Event Organizer.

We are a sanctioned FBA Contest and follows the official FBA timeline.

This event is also a qualifying event for the World Food Showcase.

NOTE about Payment:

Even if you are NOT prepared to pay online right now… I need you to register ASAP, so I know who’s coming and I can work out some necessary details.

IF this applies to you, go ahead and register, and just SKIP the payment portion.

All payments will need to be received by June 30th.  I can always send you an online invoice, and you can pay with a card at that point in time, or if you want to send a check, or have your sponsor cut the check to us, that’s fine… all physical payments will need to be sent to:

Smokin on the Suwannee BBQ
13944 48th ST
Live Oak, FL 32060

Fill out my online form.

Confirmed Teams


Directions to Suwannee County Fairgrounds, 1302 11th St SW, Live Oak, Florida.

Take Interstate 10 to exit #283 (the US 129 Live Oak exit) and proceed south on Hwy 129. Cross US 90, turn right on Hwy 136 (11th Ave.) and proceed west. After crossing SR51, look for Suwannee County Fairgrounds on the right. Immediately after Shands Hospital