Cook Teams / Vendors / Volunteers

The Big Swamp Cook-Off welcomes everyone!

Want to see if you got what it takes to WIN?

The Collier County Fair is proud to announce its Eighth Annual Big Swamp Cook-Off competition. On January 4th a large contingent of the country's top cook teams will arrive in Naples to compete as the top cooks. The competition will take place at the Collier County Fairgrounds 751 39th Ave NE Naples, FL 34120. Admission is Free for adults and children.

To participate as a Cook Team, Become a Vendor or Volunteer Click Download Forms.


Professional Division

Professional cook teams from all over the United States compete for cash. Professional Cook Teams associated with the Steak Cookoff Association.

To participate in this division cook teams need to Register and complete the Application.


People's Choice Award

Professional Cook Teams are given a Boston Butt to prepare for competition. The general public will be voting on the tastiest Pork Butt presented. This is the only competition the general public will be able to taste your BBQ best so get out the rubs and sauces, this is the one that will make you famous. Winner receives bragging rights and a trophy.

To participate in this division cook teams need to fill out our application.



Pro Division
  • 1st Place $750
  • 2nd Place $400
  • 3rd Place $200
  • 4th Place $100
  • 5th Place $50

Ancillary Prize

  • Ancillary TBA Payout

Cook Off Times

Saturday Jan 4th
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Team Setup
  • 11:00am Cooks Meeting & Steak Selection
  • 1:00pm Judges Meeting
  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm Ancillary (TBA) Turn-In
  • 3:00pm - 3:30 Steak Turn-In
  • 5:00pm Awards