All Teams need to arrive through the team entry gate located on W. Smith Rd (in front of Hillcrest High School). Team check in will also be at that gate. You will need to arrive and be set up by Friday at 2pm but can start as early as Wednesday afternoon. All cars must be off the lot by 2pm and no outside food and alcohol will be allowed in after 2pm. PLEASE REMOVE YOUR VEHICLE AS SOON AS ALL OF YOUR EQUIPMENT IS DELIVERED TO YOUR SPOT. All lanes need to remain open so there is enough room for all the teams to deliver their grills and for us to set up all the tents.
Gates will lock late on Friday night so if you plan to leave at any point and then come back in the middle of the night, please let me know so we can make arrangements.
If you are camping. You will be directed to your spot at Team Check-In.
All teams will receive 2 Team Parking Passes. If you have not already done so and would like to purchase additional parking in Team VIP Parking, passes are $25 each and can be purchased through me before the event.
Volunteers for your booth without wristbands and team parking passes will need to pay to park and pay for their entry. Pre-sale tickets are $8 at Hy-Vee, Great Southern Bank and Kum & Go. Parking is $5.
All teams will receive 5 wristbands for their cook team or volunteers to wear for entry and re-entry into the event. They will be put on at team check in. If you decide to cook for the public on Friday as well, you will get an extra 5 wristbands (10 TOTAL). Cooking on Friday night is the ONLY way to receive extra wristbands/tickets.
Sponsors only are allowed to hand out company info, gifts, items to the public. Teams that are only teams, are not allowed to do so. Please remember that teams and sponsors alike are not allowed to sell anything to the public.
If you have something that you would like to donate to the event, for us to sell in our “General Boar Store” to benefit the children’s charities, please let me know. We can also take donations for the goodie bags (240 total) if you are interested.
You will need to provide your own people to serve to the public. These “volunteers” in your booth are not considered RnR Event Volunteers. They will not receive free parking or entrance. They will need to pay for themselves or use the team wristbands or tickets you provide them. They will still need to pay for parking unless they have our team parking pass.
Mandatory Cooks Meeting
Friday- All Teams MUST attend the MANDATORY cooks meeting at 4pm. (your application may have said 5pm but because of all the parties and public sampling on Friday we have moved it to 4pm.)
Jason Brown will serve as the food services. The meat inspector will be available Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Do not prep your meat until it has been inspected. When you are ready for inspection:
- You will be given a piece of bright colored fabric to attached to your team sign and display when you are ready for the meat inspector, and
- Contact the nearest Rock’n Ribs “Red Shirt” Volunteer, give them your team name and booth number and they will radio in a request for inspection, or contact Jason at 417-827-0320 for an inspection.
Friday Night Public Sampling
Teams are given the option to serve meat to the public on Friday night. Teams choosing to do so will receive approximately 50-60 lbs. of meat for Friday night.
Saturday Public Sampling
All teams are required to serve to the public on Saturday. If you are NOT competing in the KCBS sanctioned events, (rib, pork, chicken, brisket), you will be serving the public from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are competing in the KCBS events, you will be serving from 1:15-5:00pm. Every team will receive approximately 130 lbs. of boneless pork butt generously donated by Hy-Vee.
To serve the public on Friday and Saturday, you will receive a box with the following supplies. Please bring anything else that you might need for cooking and cleaning.
- 1 box of gloves
- 1 plastic spray bottle for bleach water (health code requirement)
- 8 Aluminum Plans
- 12 sleeves of sample cups
- 5 trash bags
- 12 Sheets of 3ft long butcher paper
Will be available for $2 per bag at the volunteer tent and volunteers will be walking around with it Saturday morning.
Cases and kegs of Budweiser products can be purchased at the event by the case and keg. To purchase cases and kegs, go to the official beer truck, closest to the teams (will be shown on map when we have it finalized) and ask for the Beer Truck Manager. You must have proper Team Identification. If you know ahead of time that you are interested in purchasing a keg or case, you can do so on the team registration form. If you need a tub or tap for a keg, you must pre-order. They will not be available at the event.
Please review the sanitation procedures and bring your favorite ball cap to satisfy health codes.
Quiet hours start at 11pm on Friday and Saturday night. Please be respectful of the teams around you.
The KCBS Reps will be available before and after the cooks meeting to answer any questions you might have.
Don’t forget to bring your own 50′ water hose. A hook-up will be in the lane behind your tent. Please don’t drive on the blue hoses! They are water lines and break easily.
People’s Choice Voting Procedure
We will once again be doing People’s Choice Voting via texting.
- Text ROCKNRIBS to 84700 (this will opt the person into the system)
- Two response text messages will come back to the voter
- “ROCK N RIBS: Thanks for joining the Rock ‘n Ribs event text club (8msg/mth). Text STOP 2 end or HELP 4 help. Msg&Data rates may apply.”
- “You can now reply with the booth number you wish to vote for. Reply STOP to opt-out.”
- The voter then replies with the booth number of their choice.
- Another auto response then comes back from the system that says “Thank you! Your vote has been received. Reply STOP to opt-out.”
- People can vote as many times as they like, but ONLY THEIR LAST VOTE WILL COUNT.