Whats the expected costs of a compitition?

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Whats the expected costs of a compitition?

Post by KanataBBQ » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:25 pm

Hey everyone,
Can anyone tell me how much $$$ a competition could set you back?
Whats the average cost for the week-end and how much of this do you ask
your sponsors for?

Any advice would be appreciated...

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Post by Swines&Bovines » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:07 pm

Dave,

The biggest factor is where you are going, as gas can end up being your largest expense. Entry fee is usually about $250. Meat can run you$100 - $200 depending how much you decide to cook. Then you have food for the weekend, beer etc - usually about another $50 - $100 depending on how many people you're feeding and how much you drink. Then the gas you'll need to get to and from the event. It cost us $350 round trip to Ottawa but only about $30 to Paris, so it depends where you are going. On average, we spend between $500 and $1000 per comp. But like the Mastercard comercial says, the friends you'll make and fun you'll have are PRICELESS!

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Post by Duncola » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:34 pm

I would agree totally with you Jason on the numbers you have laid out! In order to reduce the overall costs Dave, you then need to explore the opportunities that may be available with Sponsors. Some sponsors may offer products, ie: Meats, Charcoal, etc...some sponsors may offer $$$, but they are few and far between...Sponsoring is next to Networking...build that network and sponsors will be easier to find and work with... :wink:

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Post by Diva Q » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:09 pm

Buy good tents. Put them up properly and pray. This may save you a few bucks.
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Post by BBQcure » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:22 pm

.there are additional costs for the Canadian open. about 50% more
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Post by wittdog » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:29 am

Diva Q wrote:Buy good tents. Put them up properly and pray. This may save you a few bucks.
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I figure a 1000 for a comp...2 days worth of beer is expensive. :wink:
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Listen to Diva when it comes to buying good tents. She has gone through a few I am afraid due to bad weather. So many if fact that I have seen my shares with Omar The Tent Maker Inc. jump 150% since last season. :wink: 8)
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Post by papa smurf » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:37 am

It depends on the contest; on a contest like the Southaven spring fest my budget is between $500 and $1000. Depending if we are doing whole hog, shoulder and ribs as well as all the ancillary contests (margarita, bloody mary, poultry, beef, exotic, beans and all 3 sauces.
Then when I’m doing the Memphis in May contest I work with a budget of $10,000 (many of the corporate teams have $100,000 budget and more) I use 1000 lbs of charcoal and 2 truck loads of cherry and pecan wood. grills are going constantly,and I’m only doing shoulder as the main category as well as poultry, beef, exotic, bbq beans, all 3 sauces and t shirt design. It is a longer contest (we cook and party for a week) and we have as many as 100,000 people in front of our booth daily and I know you can’t feed everyone but when a pretty girl walks up and wants a smurf beer who can refuse. http://www.crosstowncookers.org/
hope this helps some it just really depends on the contest .
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Post by Swines&Bovines » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:05 am

Just finished doing my taxes for the business and I thought I'd post some info for some of the new people. We did 6 comps last year. Ottawa, Paris, Barrie, Franklin Pa., Merlin and Beeton. We are located in Kitchener, so aside from Ottawa and Franklin, all events are a reasonably close drive. Our total competition expenses were $3799.39 for a per event average of $633.23. Now, there are a few factors to consider... I'm towing a 5000 lb+ "parachute" behind my truck for every comp which increases gas consumption. Gas was $0.90 on average last year - this year will be much higher. We get meat, sauce, rubs and charcoal generously provided by our sponsors which saves probably another $150.00 per comp. Depending on what you are hauling, how far you are traveling, how much beer you drink, how many sponsors you have and how high gas get to this summer, I'd say $500 - $600 for a satelite event seems pretty accurate. Barrie is probably in the $1000 - $1500 range. Hope this helps
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Post by Earl » Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:21 pm

Jason, i have to say it looks like your right on the money. I will add that your numbers do not cover sleeping in a motel if need be. Most of the teams will stay up all night or just put up a tent on thier site so they can catch i few hrs as well as save money.

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