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Fiesta Grilldown IconAbout Fiesta Grilldown

Do you and a friend have what it takes to win this year's Fiesta Grilldown competition? We are seeking 10 teams of 2 to compete in the third annual #FiestaGrilldown Carne Asada Contest. #FiestaGrilldown began in 2014. The competition is free to enter and open to the public. Contestants from all over San Antonio and surrounding areas have grilled and competed for a chance to become #FiestaGrilldown champions!

In the end, only one team will be crowned champions of the 3rd Annual Fiesta Grilldown Carne Asada Contest. The winning team will receive a grand prize and a second runner up team will also be given a prize. May the best asada win!

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Fiesta Grilldown Icon When & Where

Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:30—6 p.m.
Palo Alto College in the Central Courtyard
1400 W. Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78224

Fiesta Grilldown Icon How to Enter

Applications will be accepted beginning March 11.

2 Ways To Enter

  1. Preferred Entry: Tag a photo showing how YOU carne asada and be sure to use the hashtag #PACfest and #FiestaGrilldown
    • Include team name
    • Keep your social media account public
    • Have fun and be creative with your submission

    Example of social media entry:

    Fiesta Grilldown Social Media Entry Example

  2. Alternate Entry: Click "Enter Now!" and complete the Fiesta Grilldown Form

    Entries are now closed.

Fiesta Grilldown Icon Contest Rules

  1. Each team must have two contestants
  2. Each team will be allowed one hour to prepare, grill and create their version of the best carne asada
  3. Teams must prepare a plate for the judges using a presentation plate that will be provided
  4. Only judges will sample the final product. Points will be assessed for presentation, taste, originality, and Fiesta spirit
  5. Alcohol is prohibited
  6. All contestants are invited to bring their own seasonings, which they will be allowed to use
  7. Contestants are not allowed to provide food to the general public
  8. Teams will be provided with:
    • One Smokey Joe grill
    • One bag of instant light charcoal
    • 1 lb. of unseasoned fajita meat
    • One pair of grilling gloves
    • Two aprons
    • One mixing bowl
    • One presentation plate
    • One community produce table containing: onions, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, tomato, cilantro, limes, garlic, avocado, salt, and pepper

Fiesta Grilldown Icon Schedule

4 p.m.: Contestants check-in
4:30 p.m.: Mandatory meeting with contestants to review contest rules and answer questions
5 p.m.: Contest begins
6 p.m.: Contest ends
8 p.m.: Winners announced on main stage

Fiesta Grilldown Icon Prizes