1st Annual Cowboy Up Rodeo and BBQ

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Cowboy Up at the PRCA Rodeo and BBQ



Location Info

The Showdown Rodeo Committee is excited to announce that the PRCA has asked them to host the California Circuit Finals Rodeo again in 2012…this is the big one!


Friday October 19th (Move in/set up) Saturday 20th Contest, People's Choice Sunday 21st Salsa Contest, People's Choice


Antelope Valley Fairgrounds 2551 W Ave H Lancaster, CA 93536

661-948-6060 ext 154


Prize Break Down

$7,200 Cash Prizes plus Kick Ass Trophies

Grand Champion: $1,000 Reserve Champion: $750 3rd Overall: $300 4th Overall: $250 5th Overall: $200

Chicken, Rib, Pork, Brisket Breakdown per catagory:

1. $250 2. $200 3. $175 4. $150 5. $125 6. $100 7. $75 8. $50 9. $25 10. $25

Peoples Choice

The People's Choice award will be split 50/50 with half of the proceeds going to "Ride for Pink" (Wear Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness) additional half to vendor.

Entry Forms

2012 Entry Form[1]

What You Need To Know

BBQ Schedule PRCA Rodeo Event

Friday 19th - 7:30am – 3:30pm Teams arrive, check in at Poppy Building 10am – 4:30pm Meat Inspection, volunteers & Reps 4pm People’s Choice ***Sell tokens, table*** Ride for Pink Sales 5pm Cooks meeting (Poppy Building) 7:30pm Rodeo

Saturday 20th - 8am -8:45am Cooks Breakfast served in Poppy Building (DON’T BE LATE!) 8am -10am Judges Check In (building) 10am Judges Meeting (building) 12noon Chicken Drop Off, check in booth 12:30pm Ribs Drop Off, check in booth 1pm Pulled Pork Drop Off, check in booth 1:30pm Brisket Drop Off, check in booth 2:15pm Dessert Drop Off, check in booth 4pm Gates Open to Public People’s Choice ***Sell tokens, table*** Ride for Pink Sales 4:45pm Awards Set up 5 – 6pm KCBS Awards, Cantina Stage 7:30pm Rodeo

  • Teams have option to leave after Rodeo, foot traffic at a minimum

Sunday 21st – 11am – 2pm KCBS People’s Choice Sell samples till gone 11am – 12:30am Salsa Entries Drop Off, Cantina Stage 12:30pm Salsa Set Up, Cantina Stage 1am – 1:45pm Salsa Judging & Awards

Friday Set-Up & Move In

  • Tentative*

Enter Gate 6 - BBQ CONTESTANTS ONLY GATE 7:30am - 3:30pm *Teams MUST be on grounds before the public gate opens at 4pm

Booth Sizes; Up to 50x40 space sizes available (We have plenty of space, never you fear user posted image

Meat Inspections begin 10am


8am -8:45am Piping Hot Breakfast free to all contestants, Cook Off (drop off times TBA) & People's Choice


People's Choice, Salsa Competition

Teams Confirmed

In no particular order -

  1. All Hogs Go to Heaven
  2. Daddy O's Smokin BBQ
  3. Fire Bull BBQ
  4. D Blacks Smokin Que
  5. Big Poppa Smokers
  6. Hot & Smokin Catering
  7. Bowling Over Pigs
  8. All Sauced Up
  9. Ridge Route Boys BBQ
  10. Royal Smokin' Hot BBQ Team
  11. When Pigs Fly
  12. Tropical Heat
  13. Papa Roy's BBQ
  14. Cecils Smokn BBQ
  15. Smokehouse 10
  16. The Stubborn Mule
  17. Bill's Best BBQ
  18. BK's Backyard BBQ

Expected Teams

  1. Brazen BBQ

Excited to announce our amazing KCBS Reps: Kelly and Kathleen McIntosh !!!!!

Judges Confirmed

  1. Carl Parrish
  2. Dennis A. Smith
  3. Michael Markowitz
  4. Yomi O. Famuyiwa
  5. Gary McDow
  6. Rosie Karr
  7. Michael Benedetto
  8. Jason Blackburn
  9. Frank Smith
  10. Richard Green
  11. Scott Kuklin
  12. Twila Knaack
  13. Janette Channing
  14. Shuji Sakai
  15. Jon Thomas
  16. Jeff Johnson
  17. Richard Jimenez
  18. David Hornby
  19. Abel Tirre
  20. Anna Palomo
  21. Dave Ball
  22. Vern Vallis
  23. Steve Engbrecht
  24. Jeff Hutcherson
  25. Tim McDonald
  26. Diana McDonald
  27. Eric Engbrecht
  28. Michael Benedetto
  29. Jason Blackburn

Waiting List:

Judge Application: [2]

(If I misspelled your name please fee free to yell at me user posted image)


Grand Champion
Reserve Grand Champion



Pork Ribs



Antelope Valley Fairgrounds has partnered with The Showdown Rodeo and the City of Lancaster to make this a three day event that will be our very own “California Heritage Days” inviting the community to lots of vendors, music, entertainment, a petting zoo, a barn bash, salsa contests and more. Dates are October 19th, 20th and 21st. For those of you who are not familiar with this rodeo, it is the top twelve contestants competing in seven rodeo events.

Rodeo times will be:

Friday, October 19 – 4:00 p.m. - midnight

Saturday, October 20 – 4:00 p.m. – midnight

Sunday, October 21 – 12:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Check out our website http://www.avfair.com

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