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boogiesnap
08-17-2011, 01:36 PM
how much is the actual cost of putting on a 30-50 team contest?
stuff like porta potties, water, gift bags, trophies, security, permits, etc etc.

i imagine it varies region to region, but what's a ballpark figure?

Sledneck
08-17-2011, 04:32 PM
10k - 15k

goodsmokebbq
08-17-2011, 04:37 PM
10k - 15k


Before prize money...

Sledneck
08-17-2011, 04:41 PM
Before prize money...

Yep...

boogiesnap
08-17-2011, 07:08 PM
holy fark!!!

really?

we are an expensive bunch to invite over.

breakdown of cost?

Rocco05
08-17-2011, 07:32 PM
Thank God there are folks out there that can put that kind of money up, so that folks like us can compete.

pigmaker23
08-17-2011, 11:12 PM
Contest like norwalk, 30-40K


10k - 15k

Jeff_in_KC
08-17-2011, 11:16 PM
Our total expenses run about $4000 max. That does not include prize purse.

BBQchef33
08-18-2011, 12:00 AM
Smokin at the Maples.

43 teams
10K prize pool.... all entry fees minus about 15$ per team towards KCBS fees and a few comped teams.

Expenses.... about 9K.

off the top of my head..
Trophies
potties
golf cartS (<<< YOU WILL NEED THIS), AT LEAST 2, 3 IS BETTER.
Generator and fuel for generator
Event insurance $400/2 DAYS
band
kcbs Fees <<<< OUCH
Team breakfast
vending
VIP/Volunteer meals/tent supplies

KCBS now also requires the names of onsite security, so u may be hiring a rent a cop.

Brewer
08-18-2011, 12:19 AM
Smokin at the Maples.

43 teams
10K prize pool.... all entry fees minus about 15$ per team towards KCBS fees and a few comped teams.

Expenses.... about 9K.

off the top of my head..
Trophies
potties
golf cartS (<<< YOU WILL NEED THIS), AT LEAST 2, 3 IS BETTER.
Generator and fuel for generator
Event insurance $400/2 DAYS
band
kcbs Fees <<<< OUCH
Team breakfast
vending
VIP/Volunteer meals/tent supplies

KCBS now also requires the names of onsite security, so u may be hiring a rent a cop.

Damn... you guys get golf carts, generator power and a team breakfast.... Our comps offer public crappers, questionable power and you'd be lucky if someone walked over to your space to throw a few biscuits at you in the morning... :tsk: I can't imagine they cost more than $3-4K to host in the Pacific Northwest.

hankf19
08-18-2011, 12:24 AM
In California:

MArketing - $2,000
Health Dept *assuming 50% PC* off a 50 team field - $1,750
Police- $1,500
County Fire Permit- $1,200
Band- $600
Stage, Tents, Chairs, Electricity, Tables, - $6,000
Merchant fees on CC transactions - $500
Banners, Flyers, tickets and other printing - $1,200
Rent of facility (Most)+/- $1,000 (some as high as $7,000 for 1 day event)
Trash pickup and containers- $1,000
KCBS sanctioning, reps reinbursement for hotel and travel + $12 per team = $1,200+
PC materials, 2oz cups, napkins, forks, boats, etc.. $450
Beer Garden fencing and setup + permits and product- $500
City permits- $100
Misc- $3,000

So between $20,000 and $30,000 BEFORE Prize $$$....I've done one that cost me north of $40,000 (without prize money)... and a simple ribfest backyarder with $2,500 in prize $$ (12 teams showed up) that cost me only $11,876 and brought in $13,125 thanks to $5,000 in sponsors...

hankf19
08-18-2011, 12:28 AM
In California:

MArketing - $2,000
Health Dept *assuming 50% PC* off a 50 team field - $1,750
Police- $1,500
County Fire Permit- $1,200
Band- $600
Stage, Tents, Chairs, Electricity, Tables, - $6,000
Merchant fees on CC transactions - $500
Banners, Flyers, tickets and other printing - $1,200
Rent of facility (Most)+/- $1,000 (some as high as $7,000 for 1 day event)
Trash pickup and containers- $1,000
KCBS sanctioning, reps reinbursement for hotel and travel + $12 per team = $1,200+
PC materials, 2oz cups, napkins, forks, boats, etc.. $450
Beer Garden fencing and setup + permits and product- $500
City permits- $100
Misc- $3,000

So between $20,000 and $30,000 BEFORE Prize $$$....I've done one that cost me north of $40,000 (without prize money)... and a simple ribfest backyarder with $2,500 in prize $$ (12 teams showed up) that cost me only $11,876 and brought in $13,125 thanks to $5,000 in sponsors...

Oh forgot Trophies $1,500 -- this one I've notice teams really don't care about these, and many a team has told me so... I did my last contest with only $1,000 budget here, and I can go as far as $750 (still giving trophies through 10th place) in all 4 meats + GC and RGC and 1st-3rd in 1 or 2 additional categories... With a combo of trophies that still look great.

hankf19
08-18-2011, 12:30 AM
Oh forgot Trophies $1,500 -- this one I've notice teams really don't care about these, and many a team has told me so... I did my last contest with only $1,000 budget here, and I can go as far as $750 (still giving trophies through 10th place) in all 4 meats + GC and RGC and 1st-3rd in 1 or 2 additional categories... With a combo of trophies that still look great.

Oo[s forgot Insurance - $500 and Porta Poties - usually 10 with 1 ADA, 1 Gray water tank (250gallons) and a few wash stations- $700.

CBQ
08-18-2011, 10:11 AM
Oh forgot Trophies $1,500 -- this one I've notice teams really don't care about these, and many a team has told me so...

Really? We love getting little plastic animals. :thumb: Some contests also make custom themed trophies up here...Saratoga, Mainely, Lexington...cool stuff.

boogiesnap
08-18-2011, 10:24 AM
those lexington 1st place trophies were farkin awesome.

Fatback Joe
08-18-2011, 10:50 AM
those lexington 1st place trophies were farkin awesome.

I am kind of fond of the one for GC :becky::bow:


I didn't know the cannonball on top wasn't attached and as I walked to my truck the ball went rolling across the field. LOL

CBQ
08-24-2011, 09:10 AM
Western Maine and Harpoon also have good ones. Some of the beer taps on the Harpoon GC trophies are real working taps, as a few GC winners have demonstrated by hooking up a keg to their trophies.

boogiesnap
08-24-2011, 09:12 AM
Western Maine and Harpoon also have good ones. Some of the beer taps on the Harpoon GC trophies are real working taps, as a few GC winners have demonstrated by hooking up a keg to their trophies.


oh, that is just farkin awesome too!

pigmaker23
08-24-2011, 05:28 PM
it is pretty cool to drink from a trophy, even if you had to make it yourself because Harpoon was to cheap to make a RGC trophy. ( and have any type of decent prize money pool)

OTE=boogiesnap;1762102]oh, that is just farkin awesome too![/QUOTE]

ique
08-25-2011, 08:38 AM
it is pretty cool to drink from a trophy, even if you had to make it yourself because Harpoon was to cheap to make a RGC trophy. ( and have any type of decent prize money pool)


Oh look we have a hater. One of the most popular BBQ contests in the country so they must be doing something right.

I dont think I've ever heard that story about the Anchormen winning reserve at Harpoon... why dont you or Ray tell it yet again. :roll:

HarleyGirl14226
08-25-2011, 09:03 AM
The Boston Hills GC trophy is pretty freaking cool as well...

Scottie
08-25-2011, 09:37 AM
Oh look we have a hater. One of the most popular BBQ contests in the country so they must be doing something right.

I dont think I've ever heard that story about the Anchormen winning reserve at Harpoon... why dont you or Ray tell it yet again. :roll:


Is that where getting Bobo'd started? :becky:

I know the answer, but i was getting a chuckle from that. Thanks for the laugh Chris.