SO YOU THINK YOU CAN CRAWFISH
Team Requirements and rules for Battle Dawgs 22 Crawfish cookoff
- The entry fee is $25 per person, minimum team of 2 members. Teams must be confirmed and paid by April 11, 2017. (Late entry is $35) The team will gain entry to the competition, get one all you care to eat armband per team member, and be provided with an event t-shirt, KEG wristband and an event dog tag. One person assigned as team captain. Team Captains are responsible for the team members, cooking area and any guests. No more than 4 guests are allowed in the cooking area.
- This event is Rain or Shine and entry fees are non-refundable.
- Team members under 16 must be accompanied by an adult while in the cooking area.
- All team members must sign the “Team Participation & Liability Waiver” at the safety briefing held the morning of the event.
- This entrance fee is non-refundable.
- Checks are to be made payable to Battle Dawgs 22. Entry fees may also be paid online through paypal. No checks will be accepted after April 19, 2017.
Team Rules and Regulations:
- Set up will begin at 7:30 ALL VEHICLE MUST BE OUT OF AREA BY 9:30.
- Teams will receive a discount from the Crawfish boil sponsor Bozos in Pascagoula. Once the entry form and payment has been received the team contact will receive a voucher to take to Bozos. 2 bag minimum for entry into the contest which will be judged at 3:00pm.
- Each team will need to bring a table and chairs for the cooking area.
- Each team is responsible for their crawfish fixings, equipment and utensils to both boil and serve its crawfish to the public. Examples of utensils and equipment include, but are not limited to, boiling pots, boiling baskets, propane, ice chests, ice, burners, knives, chopping boards, tables, chairs, garbage bags, etc…
- Each team should provide its own 10L x 10W pop-up tent to serve as its working, boiling, and serving area. No covering will be provided from event coordinators.
- BD22 will provide crawfish tables in general eating area and plates for serving crawfish to the public.
- Propane tanks or fuel tanks shall be in good working order and within code as per federal and state standards and regulations. You must receive a sticker from the inspector before setting up.
- Each team is responsible for transporting its own equipment, supplies, pots, etc.
- Competition officials will supply water and drains.
- Water and draining of “grey water” or waste water will be shared between teams so cooperation and good sportsmanship is expected and encouraged.
- No electrical power will be supplied.
- Teams may bring their own coolers into the cook-off area for their own consumption only but no outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed. NO GLASS of any type will be allowed.
- No team may have a generator
- All teams must boil a minimum of two (2) sacks of crawfish and have a batch cooked and available to the general public by 11:00am. The team serving areas must be staffed by team members beginning at 11:00 pm until the end of the event. Your “judging batch” must be delivered to the judging tent by 2:30 or your crawfish will not be judged. Special containers will be provided ahead of time. Each team is asked to provide a team member to accompany your batch to the judging area.
- Cooking booth decoration, banners, signs etc are encouraged but not necessary.
- It is VERY IMPORTANT that teams check for public armband before distributing trays of crawfish. Guests deciding to only buy a plate will have plate in hand. After all, this is a fundraiser and its success relies heavily on your participation.
- Commercial Boilers may be utilized to assure a constant and steady supply of crawfish.
- Team Associates shall remain in their serving areas distributing crawfish to the general public until their supply of crawfish is depleted.
- Team captains are responsible for maintaining clean and safe boiling areas.
- IMPORTANT: Dumping of crawfish pots onto grass or in unauthorized areas is strictly prohibited. Care must be taken to avoid spills. Crawfish peels should be thrown in garbage bins. Failure to comply will result in disqualification without refund.
- Each team is responsible to clean up their booth area after the cook-off is over. No items can be left on in the area after the event. Teams MUST be prepared to stay until the event is over at 4:00 pm. The 1st place winners will be asked to stay until the conclusion of the event at 6:00 to continue to cook SUPPLIED crawfish for the public.
- A Safety Team meeting is Mandatory for each team. This briefing will be held inside the VFW hall.
- All day logistics regarding parking, load in, judging and schedule of events will be distributed April 22, 2017 prior to the event.
- Raising money by any means for any other cause or purpose at this event is not permitted, without written approval and in coordination with Battle Dawgs 22.
For questions about these regulations or about the event, please contact event director: