The Largest Steak Competition East of the Mississippi River

Join us for the 7th Annual Sunshine State Steak Cook-off, featuring tens of grill teams vying for a top prize in this professionally-judged event! This fundraiser is hosted by Ave Maria Catholic Parish to benefit local charities. This year, the cook-off is in conjunction with the "Great American Saturday," hosted by Ave Maria Development.

All grill teams are welcome. Entry fee is per team. Tickets for the Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off are $20.00 per person and include live music, kids fun zone, and 16oz Ribeye steak, salad, roll, baked potato, and water.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


Ave Maria is a short trip from Naples in southwest Florida.

From I-75 S, take exit 111 toward Immokalee Road East. Continue, then turn right onto Oil Well Road. In ten miles, turn left onto Ave Maria Boulevard. Stay on Ave Maria Boulevard and you'll smell the steak!