About The Event
Coming up on the 9th year, BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay has grown to be one of The Mill’s most well attended signature events. In 2012, our first year, we struggled to meet the minimum 15 team requirement to qualify to be a KCBS sanctioned event. Teams came from throughout the Pacific Northwest with most residing in Oregon and Southern Washington. In 2018 we had 33 teams coming from as far as Canada, Texas, Idaho and more.
The beer scene has also grown. In 2012 we featured 8 breweries and now feature over 20 breweries who have helped raise over $50,000 for local non-profits through the beer sample garden.
How it works: $5 entry fee gets you into the event each day. Once inside the event, purchase BBQ Bucks at the information tent to use for a 2oz sample of BBQ from the participating competitors. They can also be used to purchase a full meal from the vendors – Hole in the Wall BBQ and The Mill Grill. The BBQ Bucks are $1 each. More details will follow as we begin planning for 2020.
Event Hours: Saturday, May 23, 2020: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Awards ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. to announce the BBQ, Mac N’ Cheese and Beer winners.
On Sunday from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm guests will also have a chance to sample the competitors Mac N’ Cheese creations (While Supplies Last) and remaining BBQ samples from the judging process from the participating competitors.
Without our generous sponsors and BBQ Committee, we never would have been able to make BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, such a success. We thank our major sponsors Columbia Distributing and Marshfield Mercantile for making this event a reality and for their continued support. We are very grateful to KDOCK Radio who believe in this event as much as we do and have helped us grow the event to the success it is today. We would also like to thank the community for their continued support. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Amy Bailey.
BBQ Committee Advisors:
John Hunt, Darrold Britton, Tim Bradshaw, Richard and Linda Becker.
KCBS: The BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). The Kansas City Barbecue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque. KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. KCBS sends two of their reps to each competition to ensure the cooks follow all rules and regulations and to oversee the judging process.