The Winterville Watermelon Festival is pleased to announce the first ever North Carolina Steak
Cook-off is coming to Eastern Carolina. Events will kick off Friday, April 12th, 2013 with
amusement rides and free entertainment. On Saturday, April 13th, cooks, vendors, and citizens from
around the country will make their way to Winterville, NC – rain or shine.
Teams will compete for the best tasting 16 ounce steak. Besides a great steak dinner, attendees
and participants will enjoy live entertainment, a craft show and a car show. The North Carolina
Steak Cook-off is the first steak cook-off in North Carolina, and one of only three
such competitions on the East Coast.
There will be two divisions competing for prizes: the Grill Master Division and the Fire Department
Division. This event will feature both local and National teams competing for over $6,000 in cash
prizes in 2 divisions as well as bragging rights to be the First NC Steak Cook-Off Champion.
The public will join in the fun through the purchase of a $20 ticket redeemable for a full steak
dinner with fixings featuring a 16oz ribeye. Ticketholders will be allowed to select their favorite
chef for their steak dinner.
Tickets are on sale now for $20. Any group or organization wishing to sell tickets may contact us
to do so and will receive a portion back from those ticket sales.