Cook Teams / Vendors / Volunteers

The Big Swamp Cook-Off welcomes everyone!

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

The Collier 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 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.


Steak Cook Off Division

Professional cook teams from all over the United States compete for cash. The Professional Cook Teams are associated with the (SCA) Steak Cookoff Association. If you are a Backyard BBQ'r and are interisted in participateing in this event click on the link below to enter.

To participate in this division cook teams need to Register and complete the Application at the SCA Web Site by clicking the link below.


People's Choice Award Division

Do you enjoy grilling yourself then come on out and try your luck for bragging rights for our People Choice Award? Weather your a Backyard BBQ'r or a Cook Team you have a chance to compete in this division. Cook Teams are given 2 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 Backyard Cooks & Cook Teams need to fill out our application. Entry Fees and application must be recieved by December 30, 2019. Entry Fee is $50.00 to cook in the People's Choice. Entry Fee will be re-funded when Pork Butts are turned in if recieved before December 30th 2019. After that date there will be no refund.


Peoples Choice Division Times

Saturday Jan 4th
  • 10:00am Peoples Choice Turn-In
  • 5:00pm Awards

Steak Cook Off Division Prizes

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

Ancillary Prize

  • Ancillary TBA Payout

Steak Cook Off Division Times

Saturday Jan 4th
  • 8:00am - 11:00am Team Setup
  • 11:00am Cooks Meeting & Steak Selection
  • 12:00pm Judges Meeting
  • 1:00pm - 1:15pm "Bloody Mary" Turn-In
  • 2:00pm - 2:15pm "Taco Turn-In"
  • 3:00pm - 3:30 Steak Turn-In
  • 5:00pm Awards