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Event Series Event Series: 5th Annual Riverside Smoke Off

5th Annual Riverside Smoke Off

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The unmistakable smell of smoke-kissed meats will again permeate Riverside Park for the 5th annual Riverside Smoke Off! Staying true to the native cuisine of Texas participants will prepare a wide range of BBQ staples – brisket, pork ribs, beans, chef’s choice and Dutch Oven – Sweet. Kids ages 5 – 17 years old are not left out in this competition – they can participate in ribeye steak and pork ribs. Riverside Smoke Off is where you can have a big time BBQing and hanging out, a little enjoyable rivalry between teams while having the chance to kick back, relax and enjoy the outdoors.

Cookers can enter 8 categories:  Brisket, Pork Ribs, Chicken, Chef’s Choice, Beans, Dutch Oven Sweet, Best Decorated Site Award and the best smoked weenie (new this year).  Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all categories except Best Decorated Site Award- this year’s theme is Texas.

The popular and tasty kid’s cook categories are rib-eye steaks and pork ribs. Kid’s Cook Ribeye Steak (ages 5 –12 years) – $20 entry fee (steak is provided by Jurek’s Meat Market) and ribs category (13 – 17 years) – entry fee is $20. First place in each age category will win a prize and trophy.

You have two options for camping and Brisket entry (must enter brisket category): Colorado Cove (water, sewer & electric) – $200 (price includes camp site, 1 RV/Camper and 1 car) or the Wilderness Area (water & electric) – $150 (price includes camp site, 1 RV/Camper and 1 car); Pork Ribs, Chef’s Choice, Beans, Dutch Oven Sweet, are $25 each category; additional vehicles/day use vehicles are $10/car.  If you want to enter an additional brisket the entry fee is $100. You can enter each category multiple times. You can enter the Best Decorated Site and Best Smoked Weenie at no charge. Additional camp sites can be reserved.

How to Register:

  1. In person at Bay City Parks Administration, 1209 10th Street, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  2. In person at Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668, Monday – Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  3. Register on-line at https://www.cityofbaycity.org/190/Parks-Recreation. Click on the Riverside button.
  4. Call Riverside Park at 979-245-0340 or Parks and Recreation at 979-323-1660.


March 22
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Riverside Park
7330 FM 2668
Bay City, TX 77414 United States
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(979) 245-0340
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