$10,000 in Prizes. Enough Said.

Pay by December 31st to get : $50 off the registration fee with promo code "EARLYBIRD"
Shotgun Fred

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Download our Registration Form to email or mail it in.

Payments may be submitted to Friends of Fred by check:
252 FM 2628; Huntsville, Texas 77320 attn: Ben Pruitt

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  • There are 92 spaces, each measuring 40' x 40' with water and electrical hook ups.
  • Teams must provide their own extension cords, lights, hoses, hose splitters, tables, etc.
  • Teams may begin set up at noon Thursday, Feb 15th.

For any additional information please contact Ben Pruitt HERE or at 936-661-4204.

All KCBS rules will apply to this event.

Pay Out Schedule for 2018 Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown

KCBS Category Overall KCBS Score
1st Place $400 T $1,000 T
(Grand Champion)
2nd Place $300 T $750 T
(Reserve Champion)
3rd Place $200 T $500 T
4th Place $150 T $300 T
5th Place $125 R $250 T
6th Place $100 R $100 R
7th Place $100 R $100 R
8th Place $100 R $100 R
9th Place $100 R $100 R
10th Place $100 R $100 R

T = Trophy | R = Ribbon

* KCBS Sanctioned
* Recognized by the Jack Daniels as a State Championship Event
* Qualifier for the American Royal

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