The Kidz Q’

SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS

Event Sponsors:


The Kidz Q’


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Time: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Along with the Saucy & Glazed BBQ Contest, the 2020 Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival will include a kids BBQ contest. The Newton Rotary will sponsor and host this event on Saturday of the festival. where up to ten kids ages 7-14, may compete to be the King or Queen of the Kidz Q’ with the top three places being paid out.

Here’s how it works. The first ten kids/teams to sign up will earn a spot in the competition. A team may be made of one or two kids max. The top three places will be paid out. Each participant/team may have only one parent or sponsor in the cooking area for safety during the event. The kids will be cooking 1.5 pounds of hamburger seasoned and cooked by them. (basically 1-2 patties)

Entry Information:
Deadline for entry is Wednesday, July 7, at midnight. This is a free event and limited to the first ten kids/teams to sign up online! Each participant and all accompanying them must purchase a button to enter the festival grounds. Additionally, each kid/team will have a ready to light BBQ grill waiting for them and will receive their protein (hamburger) free of charge.



First Place:      $75

Second Place:   $50

Third Place:      $25


Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 10, 2021 (Schedule subject to change)

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Check-in  (The check in table is in Area 5 of the festival near the tennis courts)

12:00 – Cooks meeting  (at check-in table) Meat and turn in boxes will be handed out at this time.
After the cooks meeting, teams will go to their sectioned off area.

12:00 – 12:30 – Set up of team tables, tens and cooking area

12:30 – Start grills and begin cooking

1:45 – Turn-in sample by the kids at the check in table

2:45 – Judging completed

3:00 – The Kidz Q’ Awards will start off the Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition Awards Ceremony


1. Check-in will be completed at noon on Saturday, August 15th.

2. All Kids Q’ Competitors must have a parent or guardian present.

3. Hamburger will be provided by the event sponsors. All submissions for the competition MUST use the hamburger provided by the event sponsors.

4. Only one adult assistant and team cooks will be allowed in the cooking area. All other family members MUST stay outside the cooking area. Once admitted the cteam and adult supervisor must stay within the cooking area until the team has turned in their box. (Suggestion: bring folding chairs)

5. Adults – NO alcohol or tobacco in the preparation and cooking areas.

6. Please bring your own table for food preparation. (4 to 6 foot tables are recommended) Bring your own utensils, seasonings and marinades. Please bring food service gloves for your child to wear while handling the meat. Please also bring hot pads or oven gloves as the lids to the grills will be hot.

7. No garnishes will be provided. Please bring your own garnish IF you choose to garnish. Garnishing is NOT required in the Kidz Q’.


There will be only one age group. KCBS rules apply unless otherwise noted. Each entry submitted will consist of one cook only.

1. Ages 7-14 will cook hamburgers.

2. Each entry will receive 1 ½ pounds of raw hamburger.

3. At least ¾ of a pound of the pre-cooked weight of the meat must be submitted in the box that was given to you at check-in.

4. KCBS rules on garnish do NOT apply; there are no rules on garnish.


1. The kids must do the preparation, cooking and presentation with only a small amount of adult help. If a child or adult is not comfortable with cutting or various dangerous tasks, a judge may be called in to grant permission of the supervising adult to help with the task. The child should be able to do most of the following with the above exceptions: Put their own meat on the grill, turn his/her own meat on the grill and take the meat off the grill, do most if the preparation by themselves.

2. The supervising adult should not be touching the food unless the child needs help with a dangerous tool that he/she does not feel comfortable with. This is a children’s cooking contest and we want them to have fun and make it their event!

3. Handicapped children need not be eliminated from competition. Each handicapped child may be assisted by the supervising adult when needed. The handicapped child may ask their supervising adult, who may ask a judge, for permission to perform a task. Please let us know when registering if the child is handicapped so we may set up proper assistance and care.


1. All children will cook in a designated area on grills provided. Grills are property of the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival and need to be left at the cook-site once complete.

2. A parent or guardian must be present with the child during the entire cooking competition and ONLY ONE assistant per child will be allowed in the cooking area. Our cooking space is limited and for safety reasons, we want to give the kids as much space between each other as possible. This one adult must stay within the cooking area with the child until the child has turned in his/her box. We suggest you bring a folding chair and sit back and watch your child cook.

3. Entries will be submitted in the numbered containers provided by the event sponsors.

5. Judging will be based on appearance, tenderness/texture and taste.

6. Judging ranges are from nine being the highest and one being the lowest.