Kids Q

2012 Kids Q Participants at Rivefest in Decatur AL

Two of the kids participating in the 2012 Kids Q at Riverfest show off their Academy Sports + Outdoors bags.


Academy Sports + Outdoors is a 2013 Sponsor of the Riverfest Kids Q

The 2015 Kids Q, sponsored by Academy Sports + Outdoors will give 20 kids the chance to vie for the title of best young cook at Riverfest (plus a nice gift card to Academy!). The competition will be held on Saturday, September 12th and is open to all kids 8-18. There are only 20 spots available!

How to Register

You can register by downloading the application below and returning it to the Decatur Jaycees at PO Box 1025, Decatur, AL 35602. You can also register online using the registration form below (online fees apply). All participants will be given a bag and grill to keep courtesy of Academy Sports + Outdoors. The registration fee is $30.

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The Prizes

1st Place: $100 Academy Gift Card
2nd Place: $75 Academy Gift Card
3rd Place: $25 Academy Gift Card

The Rules

Each contestant must be between the ages of 8-18. We are limiting the contest to the first 20 contestants with paid entry fees. The category will be ribeye steaks (provided by the Decatur Jaycees and Halsey Food Service). The entry will be judged on the same criteria as the KCBS Sanctioning group’s rules. Taste, tenderness and appearance will be judged. All contestants must attend the cooks meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Cooking begins at 8:00 a.m.
Entries are due at 9:00 a.m.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The contest will provide the grills. Ribeye steaks will be provided by Halseys Food Service. Tables will be provided by the Decatur Jaycees. ALL OTHER COOKING SUPPLIES ARE TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CONTESTANT. For example, cutting boards, knives, spices, sanitizing wipes, garnish, etc.

Hold Harmless Clause: The Decatur Jaycees shall not be responsible or liable in any way for any losses, costs, damages, liabilities, debts or expenses incurred by the participants of the 2015 Riverfest Cook-off, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors or assigns as a result of any acts, omissions or negligence of any person, firm, partnership or corporation attending or participating in the 2015 Riverfest Barbecue Competition, whether or not the act, omission or negligence occurs prior to, during or following the 2015 Riverfest Barbecue Competition.