Lake Firefighter Charity, Inc. 2019

A fundraiser to help provide local firefighters help with PTSD & cancer

BBQ Competition

FBA Sanctioned

Friday January 24 & Saturday January 25th

Friday line-up

Friday - 7am or later - BBQ Contestants & vendors may set up

Noon - Bars open

Noon - BBQ Cook Team meeting

Noon - Meat inspection begins followed with cooking kick off

5pm - Youth Competition

6pm - Live Music

6pm - Youth turn in

6:30pm - Youth sampling to public begins

6:30pm - Surprise cook

8pm - Surprise cook turn in

9pm - Surprise cook & Youth finalist & winners announced

11pm - Quiet time

Please note entertainment and

schedule subject to change

$3,500 in Prize Money

There's nothing better than finger lickin' BBQ! Come compete in the Lake Firefighters Charity BBQ Contest at Gator Harley   We are accepting cooking teams, vendors, and sponsors. 

 

3 cooking categories to compete in:

Chicken, Ribs, & Butts


Prizes in each category:

1st Place - $300

2nd Place - $200

3rd Place - $100

4th Place - $ 75

5th Place - $ 50

6th Place - $ 25

7th Place - Banner

Grand Prize of $500 + trophy

Grand Reserve - $250

Overall 3rd Place - $100

Overall 4th Place - $ 75

Overall 5th Place - $ 50

Overall 6th Place - $ 25

Overall 7th Place - Banner

Peoples Choice Prize

Grand Prize- $300 + trophy

2nd Place - $200

3rd Place - $100

 

Surprise Cook Prize

1st Place - $100

2nd Place $ 50

3rd Place - $25


(prize amounts subject to change based on the number of teams competing. 1st place prizes are guaranteed amounts)

Friday January 24th cooking setup begins as early as 7AM.  Approved overnight stays are allowed on a request basis.
 All new on Friday is our Youth Competition and our Surprise Cook Competition. Live music Friday night!

Saturday is our all new Special Needs Benefit Cook & Youth Championship in the morning and our Chili Cook-off and our main BBQ Competition!

See our complete rules adopted from the Florida BBQ Association here

Accepting applications for vendors. Vending subject to approval. We are allowing 4 teams to vend food on Friday.

Don't want to compete? Come out and be a judge! Plus, don't miss the chili contest, lots of great food cooked by your Lake County Firefighters, live music, cash bar, cold drinks, vendors, fire trucks, t-shirts, raffles, prizes and much more! Meet your local area firefighters.

This is a charity benefit for the Lake County Firefighter's Charity, a local non-profit organization and helps support the many community programs conducted through out the year. This fund raiser helps raise money for the Florian Foundation Fund - a fund to help local firefighters facing cancer, PTSD and other medical issues and our local school culinary programs.

Register here now or call for more information
Brian Gamble at 352-267-4580 or Jan at 352-267-3190.

Saturday line-up

7am or earlier - Chili teams set up

7am - Backdraft Grill opened for breakfast

$3 Bloody Marys &

$3 breakfast sandwiches

7:45am - Chili Cook team meetings

8am - Chili cooking begins

9am - Youth Competition finals begins

10am - Youth Competition turn in

10:15am - Special Needs cook begins

10am - All bars open

11am - Special Needs & Youth winners announced

11:15am - Live music begins

11am - Chicken turn in

Noon - Pork ribs turn in

11:45am - Chili turn in for judges

Noon - Chili served to the public

1pm - Pork turn in 

2pm - Pork served to the public

2pm - Chicken & ribs winner

2:30pm to 6pm - Live music

6pm - Pork winners, People's Choice, and Grand winner announced

Please note entertainment and

schedule subject to change

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

Saturday January 25th 7am to 3pm

$1,000 in prizes

Chili Cook-off

FREE CONCERTS!

GREAT FOOD!

Think you have great chili?! Come compete in the 7th Lake Firefighter Charity Chili Cookoff at Gator Harley!  We are accepting cooking teams, vendors, and sponsors. All our teams will be judged by the people. An open division comprised of business, organizations, and individuals will be judged by the people as well by our judges.

Cooking setup begins at 7AM or earlier

The open division competes for cash prizes with $1,000 in prizes!

Registration fees - $50 for all organizations/companies or individuals

Non-profits and public safety organizations are free entry up to November 15th. 

Prizes!

People's Choice

1st Place $300 + Trophy

2nd Place $150 + banner/plaque

3rd Place $ 50 + banner/plaque

Judges Choice

1st Place - $300 + Trophy

2nd Place - $150 + banner/plaque

3rd Place - $ 50 + banner/plaque

Accepting applications for vendors. Vending subject to approval.

Don't want to compete? Come out and be a judge, plus lots of great food cooked by your Lake County Firefighters, live music, cash bar, cold drinks, vendors, fire trucks, t-shirts, raffles, prizes and much more! Meet your local area firefighters.

This is a charity benefit for the Lake County Firefighter's Charity, a local non-profit organization and helps support the many community programs conducted through out the year. This fund raiser helps raise money for the Florian Foundation Fund - a fund to help local firefighters facing cancer, PTSD and other medical issues.

Register here now or call for more information
Brian Gamble at 352-267-4580 or Jan at 352-267-3190.