Time & Location:

  • July 27, 2024 at 11 a.m.
  • Big Engine Bar at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads

Participant Criteria:

  • Entry Fee: $25 per recipe.
  • Open to individuals only.
  • No team entries.

Entry Requirements:

  • Participants must register in advance.
  • Participants will be required to bring everything necessary to compete including:
    • Tomato juice or Bloody Mary mix
    • Spices and sauces
    • Garnishes
    • Shakers and other tools
    • Please note: No outside alcohol allowed.
  • All Bloody Marys must be non-alcoholic.
    (Alcoholic Bloody Marys will be available for sale to the public during the event.)

Drink Preparation:

  • All Bloody Marys and accompanying garnishes must be concocted on site.
  • Preparation may begin at 11:00 a.m.
  • Each participant will receive a space at the bar to prepare his or her drinks.

Presentation & Garnishes:

  • Participants are encouraged to produce a visually appealing presentation and be creative with garnishes.
  • Suggested garnishes include but are not limited to celery, olives, pickles, and bacon.


  • Bloody Marys will be judged by a judging panel.
  • Each judge should receive his or her own Bloody Mary.
  • Drinks will be judged based on taste, creativity, presentation, and overall appeal.


  • Awards will be held at 2:00 p.m.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip reserves the right to disqualify any team not following our rules or anything determined detrimental to the event.