Texas State Forest Festival Big Axe BBQ Competition

September 15, 2023 - September 16, 2023
******Any team needing to pull in after 5:00 P.M. Friday 15th, 2023 will need to call Tara Watkins with the Chamber before that day to make arrangements. Failure to do so may result in not being admitted onto the grounds.******

Contest Details

Texas State Forest Festival Big Axe BBQ Competition
IBCA Contest Number: 2024-67

George H Henderson Expo Center
1200 Ellen Trout Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901
[Driving Directions]

Head Judge: Kevin
Tray Pickup: 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Friday
Additional Tray Pickup: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Saturday
Cooks Meeting: Friday at 6:00 P.M.

Turn in times / Schedule
12:00 Chicken
1:30 Pork Spare Ribs
3:00 Brisket


80% Payout

Meats to be Cooked

Half Chicken 1 Fully Jointed Chicken Half (Complete with wing, breast, thigh and leg.)
Pork Spare Ribs (Required: 8 Individual Pork Spare Ribs)
Brisket (Required: 8 Full Slices)

Friday Ancillaries

Saturday Ancillaries

Beans 25.00 10:00 A.M.

Contact and Registration

Contact: Tara Watkins


Entry Fee: 200.00

Contest Registration/Flyer

Competition Results

Head Judge: Kevin
Number of Teams: 11

Tickets Summary: [PDF]

Master Ticket Details: [PDF]

Grand Champion

Darrin Thumann / Lucky 7 bbq

Reserve Grand Champion

Reece Maddox / Maddox BBQ & Catering

Brisket: Darrin Thumann / Lucky 7 bbq
Chicken: David Lindquist / No Maintenance
Pork Spare Ribs: Cole Clifton / Clifton Chevy Cookers


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Darrin ThumannLucky 7 bbq533.48
2Reece MaddoxMaddox BBQ & Catering519.68
3Cole CliftonClifton Chevy Cookers512.74
4Taylor HaneyCoca-Cola Cowboys509.0
5David LindquistNo Maintenance491.72
6Stacy FlournoyBack Yard Burners481.22
7Jake SquiresRite One BBQ480.64
8Travis BarnesLoggins Plumbing464.68
9Shelia ThomasTexas Sales Smokens445.54
10Monica OgilvieBlue Bird BBQ443.12


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1David LindquistNo Maintenance186.94
2Reece MaddoxMaddox BBQ & Catering183.12
3Darrin ThumannLucky 7 bbq180.06
4Cole CliftonClifton Chevy Cookers171.26
5Taylor HaneyCoca-Cola Cowboys167.18
6Jake SquiresRite One BBQ165.66
7Stacy FlournoyBack Yard Burners162.52
8Travis BarnesLoggins Plumbing153.26
9Kyle DeatonFerrara's150.06
10Shelia ThomasTexas Sales Smokens143.22

Pork Spare Ribs

PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Cole CliftonClifton Chevy Cookers187.28
2Monica OgilvieBlue Bird BBQ183.14
3Taylor HaneyCoca-Cola Cowboys181.28
4Darrin ThumannLucky 7 bbq178.8
5Reece MaddoxMaddox BBQ & Catering172.14
6Jake SquiresRite One BBQ170.86
7Shelia ThomasTexas Sales Smokens168.5
8David LindquistNo Maintenance158.74
9Stacy FlournoyBack Yard Burners156.96
10Travis BarnesLoggins Plumbing148.02


PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Darrin ThumannLucky 7 bbq174.62
2Reece MaddoxMaddox BBQ & Catering164.42
3Travis BarnesLoggins Plumbing163.4
4Stacy FlournoyBack Yard Burners161.74
5Taylor HaneyCoca-Cola Cowboys160.54
6Cole CliftonClifton Chevy Cookers154.2
7Kyle DeatonFerrara's150.72
8David LindquistNo Maintenance146.04
9Jake SquiresRite One BBQ144.12
10Shelia ThomasTexas Sales Smokens133.82



PlaceHead CookTeamPoints
1Travis BarnesLoggins Plumbing0.0