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Comment by Thom Emery on November 1, 2013 at 1:07pm
Festival is SOLD OUT

Comment by Thom Emery on November 1, 2013 at 1:07pm

Entry Form up Nov 1st
Team drawing November 15th

Entry fees will be due Nov 31 

Taste of BBQ Fees will be due Jan 31 


Information list 

1 Riverside Co Health Dept will be requiring screen walls 

  on the meat prep and serving EZ Ups

2 A solid back wall on the EZ Up blocking vision from the front picket fence 

   to the back of your team site is HIGHLY recomeneded 


4 Each team Head Cook will receive 4 ticket vouchers that are exchanged for individually coded          wristbands No more vouchers are available to teams,

Exception the large Full Vend Teams

5 Fire Extinguisher requirements below The City will shut your booth down with out the proper unit

6 Teams buy 300  3 ounce Cups at a $300 cost 

 These 3 ounce Cups are sold at $3.00 you keep all of the $ you bring in 

7 Taste of BBQ cups may contain only the following  Chicken or Rib or Pulled Pork or Beef Brisket

   or your pre approved Chefs Choice item Listed below by team

8 Taste of BBQ Chefs Choice items are exclusive and on a pre approved basis, see entry form

9 Additional Taste of BBQ Cups will be available during the weekend 

10 IBCA Texas Style will be three categories Half Chicken, Spare Ribs, Beef Brisket slices

IBCA Rules

READ THE RULES for the Saturday IBCA Contest

10 LIVE Judging will be done on site on a random basis

Friday Full Vend teams first


11 Friday LIVE judging all afternoon 
Judged in a random order set at Thursday 
Cooks meeting

Saturday IBCA turn in times 
Half Chicken 1230 
Pork Spare Ribs 130
Beef Briskets Slices 230 
(No Burnt Ends)
Awards for Friday and Saturday at 430 pm

Sunday Outlaw Chili
turn in 1230 awards 430 pm

Comment by Thom Emery on November 1, 2013 at 1:24pm


                Fire Prevention Office


                                                  46-990 Jackson Street · Indio, California 92201 ·   


               Dale Frailey                 

               Fire Marshal   

Coachella Music Festival & Stagecoach Music Festival


The City of Indio Fire Services/Riverside County Fire Department would like to welcome you as participants to the Coachella Music Festival & Stagecoach Music Festival.  We hope your stay in Indio will be a pleasant one.

The City of Indio Fire Services/Riverside County Fire Department will conduct fire inspections for all concessions, and enforce fire protection standards for the Festival.  Inspections will consist of certifying that all participants in the Festival have met the required standards.  All concessions and exhibits will be inspected on or before opening day.  Those exhibits and concessions, which do not meet the minimum fire safety standards on the day of inspection, will be required to comply prior to conducting business.

The following is a list of the most common fire safety violations that the fire inspectors will be checking for:

  1. Minimum of one (1) fire extinguisher with a minimum rating of 2A10BC, with a California State Fire Marshal approved service tag that reflects a current inspection date, shall be required for each concession using any type of open flame device.  The inspection date shall be within the last twelve months.
  2. Multi-plug connections, frayed/broken electrical extension cords, or cords with less than 12-gage wiring are prohibited.
  3. All L.P.G. tanks (empty or full) shall be secured with a small chain or other approved device and kept a safe distance from open flame.  L.P.G. tanks can be placed into plastic milk crates for protection.
  4. Cooking that requires the use of a deep fat fryer(s) shall provide a minimum of one Class K portable fire extinguisher. Class K extinguisher shall be a minimum of 1.5 gallon in capacity.
  5. No portable generators will be allowed.  All power needed for your booth shall be provided by the event electrical contractor. 
  6. Outdoor cooking that produces sparks or grease-laden vapors shall not be performed inside the booths.
  7. All cooking devices shall be in good working condition. All cooking equipment shall be restricted to UL approved commercial cooking appliances only.
  8. All cooking devices shall be on a flat stable surface.
  9. If wood, charcoal or any other type of approved solid burning material is utilized, the material shall be stored away from any combustible material and usage shall be confined to a cooking device designed for such use/material. All hot material shall be disposed of in a proper container designed for the hot material. Hot material shall not be stored near combustible material. There shall be a method in place to prevent any combustible material from coming in direct contact with the discarded hot material.
  10. Portable vendor carts shall be prohibited from the use of any combustible liquid or gas fuel for the purpose of providing lighting to said carts.

Please remember that the City of Indio Fire Services/Riverside County Fire Department’s primary concern is your safety.  If these fire safety rules are followed we should have a safe and enjoyable Music Festival.  If you have any questions, please call the Indio Fire Prevention office at (760) 347-0756.




Captain Dale Frailey

Fire Marshal

Rev. 3/10

Comment by Todd Rakos on November 1, 2013 at 9:16pm

What exactly is being judged live and what criteria is used.

I will write a full blog post on the LIVE judging 

Teams will be scored based on a two minute interaction with the judges 

On Taste of BBQ, Presentation both oral and physical 

Our Goal is to find the Stagecoach Taste of BBQ Champion 

with three scores 

1 Overall finish in the IBCA blind box

2 Overall Best Booth 

3 Overall in the LIVE

the three are added together, low score wins 

example IBCA 1st over all 1 point, Booth 10th overall, Live 27th 

example team score 38 


Comment by Thom Emery on November 12, 2013 at 1:19pm


Stagecoach is a adventure, half the process is getting there.

Just so you understand a little of the how it comes together….

Goldenvoice is actively selling the space within the polo grounds all year 

and as we get closer to the festivals date this speeds up 

Months ago you were told we were returning to the Terrace area 

and as the map was more and more defined it became obvious

the contest would need to be in two rows of teams as it has been in the past.

Upside is we will be able to enjoy the 20X50 spaces like 2013

Downside half the teams will not have public frontage and will not

be able to compete in LIVE judging 

Questions just ask here please 

I will be talking to all of you this month 

1 Blue Moon Saloon* Best Booth 2013 Free entry Second Row or Back

2 Lowbelly BBQ* Half Off Booth 2013 Front

3 When Pigs Fly* Half Off Booth 2013 Vendor Section

4 Walleys Smokin Pit*  Front

5 D Blacks Smokin Que* Back

6  Best in the West* Back

7 Infinite Smoke BBQ* Back

8 Thighs, Butt, Breast and BBQ* Back

9 Master of Disaster* Front 

10 Pig Pushers* Front 

11 Smoky Bones* Front

12 Dirty Harry BBQ* Front

13 Ol Blues BBQ * Front

14 Smokin Mos BBQ* Front 

15 Meat Inc* Front 

16 BBQ Babes* Back

17 Pure BS * Front

18 T and J Backyard BBQ* Back


20 Toys 4 BBQn Back

21 Shenanigans BBQ* Front

22 Major Woodys* Front 

23 Lucky 13 * back 

24 Kyles BBQ* Back

25 Porketeers* Back

26 Grilla Tactics Front  

27 Smoketacular* Back

28 Stacked Ribs BBQ* Back

29 999 BBQ* Back

30 Lil Disasters* Back

Comment by Thom Emery on December 4, 2013 at 7:13am

LIVE Judges and IBCA Table Captains will be posted in two groups 

Event Staff 

1 Thom Emery 

2 Kathy Emery

3 Katy Emery LIVE

4 Lauren Laddusaw



8  IBCA Head Judge Kelly Macintosh

9  IBCA Kathleen Macintosh

10 Livier Diaz 

Live Judges and IBCA Table Captains

1 Todd Carpenter

2 Beverly Carpenter

3 Brian Carreiro

4 Rachel Carreiro

5 Jason Blackburn

6 Michelle Faraoni

7 Shelly Tucker

8 Joe Tucker 

9 Sandra Hardin

10 James Harden 

11 Robert White

12 Mary White 

13 Brad Mascho

14 Lisa Mascho

Comment by Thom Emery on March 5, 2014 at 1:57pm



Experienced LIVE Judges and IBCA Table Captains

Comment by Thom Emery on March 28, 2014 at 9:10am
Friday is our LIVE Taste of BBQ competition
Your best for the LIVE judges
Taste teams may cook competition meats,and selected taste items all days
Chili is added on Sunday

Team Name Taste Item
Meat, Inc. Moinks, Hot Wings
Major Woodys Carne Asada
Grilla Tactics ABTs
Smokin Mos Chili, Moinks
Ol Blue Tri tip, Pig Candy
Smokey Bones Pig Shots
Pig Pushers Bacon-wrapped smoked pineapple, Meat smores
Shenanigans Pig candy
Dirty Harry BBQ Meatballs, smokey links
Pure BS BBQ hot wings, smoked sausage
Master of Disaster Texas style sausage, pulled pork
Walleys Tri tip, hot wings
Lowbelly Ribs
Comment by Leslie Klinke on March 28, 2014 at 3:27pm

Hi thom,

I was under the empression that for the taste of BBQ we could serve the 4 comp meats every day plus our one none comp item every day and chili on sunday. that is not what I am reading above. Also our non comp items listed are not what we asked for.

I will edit for clarity
If every team "got what they asked for" we would have too many selling the same items
Comment by Thom Emery on April 1, 2014 at 10:53am

Friday, April 25th: $2,000 total


  • LIVE BBQ On-site Judging
    • First place: $800, Gold record
    • Second place: $600
    • Third place: $300
    • Fourth place: $200
    • Fifth place: $100
    • Places 6-10: ribbon
    • Best Booth
      • First place: Gold record
      • Second place: Gold 45 record
      • Third place: Gold 45 record


Saturday, April 26th: $6,000 total Both Friday and Saturdays Awards will take place Saturday at 430


  • IBCA Grand Champion: $600, gold record, Golden Ticket to World Food Championships and $1,000 traveling money
  • IBCA Reserve Champion: $400, gold record
  • Chicken: $1,00 total
    • First place: $400, gold record, ribbon
    • Second place: $300, ribbon
    • Third place: $150, ribbon
    • Fourth place: $100, ribbon
    • Fifth place: $50, ribbon
    • Places 6-10: ribbons
    • Ribs: $1,000 total
      • First place: $400, gold record, ribbon
      • Second place: $300, ribbon
      • Third place: $150, ribbon
      • Fourth place: $100, ribbon
      • Fifth place: $50, ribbon
      • Places 6-10: ribbons
      • Brisket: $1,000 total
        • First place: $400, gold record, ribbon
        • Second place: $300, ribbon
        • Third place: $150, ribbon
        • Fourth place: $100, ribbon
        • Fifth place: $50, ribbon
        • Places 6-10: ribbons
        • Combined LIVE/Booth/IBCA Winner take all: $1,000



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