WHAT IS THE MAZATZAL GRILL MASTERS BBQ COMPETITION? The Mazatzal Grill Masters is a nationally recognized KCBS Master Series BBQ competition held annually the last week of September. The competition is
WHAT IS THE MAZATZAL GRILL MASTERS BBQ COMPETITION?
The Mazatzal Grill Masters is a nationally recognized KCBS Master Series BBQ competition held annually the last week of September. The competition is a limited field event, open to just 40 national competition BBQ teams. Event is presented by the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, KCBS and Arlieque Event Management. Over $17,000 in prize money is up for grabs along with the title of “MAZATZAL GRILL MASTERS” Champion.
WHAT IS A TESTICLE FESTIVAL?
A tradition as old as cowboys themselves, testicle festivals started out as a “calf fry” where members of the ranching communities would gather together to brand and castrate their cattle. Being ever resourceful and never one to waste product, these ingenious men would sit around the camp fires and cook the castrated testicles, “had a ball” (pun intended) and the rest is history. The Testicle Festival, Calf Fry, Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, whatever you call it, our Testicle Festival is a family friendly celebration steeped in our rich western heritage.
WHAT IS A KCBS MASTER SERIES EVENT?
This is the highest level of KCBS competition and is the most popular type of contest KCBS sanctions. A Master Series Sanctioned Contest requires the teams to cook 4 meats (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt, & Brisket). The cooking source at a Master Series Sanctioned Contest shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. KCBS Rules and regulations apply. Master Series Sanctioned Contests are eligible for the American Royal and the Jack Daniels World Championship. In addition, all KCBS team members who participate in a Master Series Sanctioned Contest earn points towards the KCBS Team of the Year awards held each year at their annual banquet.
WHERE & WHEN IS THE MAZATZAL GRILL MASTERS BBQ COMPETITION & TESTICLE FESTIVAL?
The Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ Competitin & Testicle Festival is held at the West parking lot of Mazatzal Hotel & Casino, Payson, Arizona. Just a 90 minute scenic drive North East of Phoenix, Arizona.
Friday Sept 28 – Team set up/cooking begins
Saturday Sept 29 – Event open to public 10am – 4pm. BBQ Award ceremony 3:30pm.
Eating Contests – 1pm Hot Wing, 2pm Kids Pie, 3pm Rocky Mountain Oysters
Live Entertainment by the Pete Cumming Band 12pm – 3pm
september 28 (Friday) - 29 (Saturday)
Mazatzal Hotel & Casino
Highway 87, Mile Marker 251, Payson, AZ 85541