BBQ Steak Contest


There will be two SCA competitions during the 2018 Elk Grove Western Festival, one on Friday night and the other on Sunday morning.  Anyone age 18 and over can enter either or both of the competitions.

The main difference between the two competitions is the Friday night SCA competition is being held during the KCBS competition so entrants will be competing against the KCBS teams and steak turn-ins will be between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm.

Note that this is the first time these teams will compete in the SCA format so it will be a level playing field for all.  The Sunday SCA competition will be the same format, just not including the KCBS teams and will be in the morning (either 11 am or 12 pm steak turn-ins.)

Here are more details regarding the event:

  1. First place winners on Friday night and Sunday will be invited to the SCA World Championship.
  2. Entry fee for either competition is $100.  If they enter both competitions, total entry fee discounted to $175 instead of $200.
  3. Payout will be 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300 & 3rd Place $200.  All three places will receive a trophy.
  4. Anyone method of cooking the steak can be used.  Gas grill, charcoal grill, smoker, butane stove with a cast iron skillet…anything!!
  5. TWO RIBEYE STEAKS WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH ENTRANT!!!  Yes, you read this correctly!!  Meat will be provided!!
  6. Great way to officially settle the family argument of who cooks the best steak!

The Steak Cookoff Association started in 2013 and held 9 cookoffs that year and all were in the United States.  In 2018 SCA expects 180 events to be held in the United States and in 14 countries around the world.

There will be a class held on Thursday evening (5/3) for folks to become an SCA Certified Judge.  Cost is $85 and includes a two year membership in the SCA.  Usually only receive a one year membership however since the SCA events are just now kicking off in California, the SCA decided to add an extra year.  Folks interested in becoming an SCA Certified Judge can email me at



Folks interested in entering can send me an email to

 and I will send you the information you need to enter. 


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