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Team Registration and Regulations:
The entry fee is $475.00 per team. 2023 registration forms can be found here.
To be eligible for the grand prize, you must compete in the four main categories. Categories are: Brisket, Pork, Ribs, Chicken and (optional) Mac N’ Cheese.

Competitors will have the opportunity to sell 2 oz. sample portions on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM and on Sunday from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Samples can be any barbecue themed item.

Jim Monihan Mac N’ Cheese Challenge:
On Sunday, teams will have a chance to compete in the Jim Monihan Mac N’ Cheese challenge in honor of our good friend and BBQ aficionado, Jim Monihan, of Privateer Productions. The contest is free to enter and will be turned in, in a KCBS format for “anything goes.” Judging will take place on Sunday at 1:00 PM (Times subject to change)

Jim Monihan loved Mac ‘n Cheese almost as much he loved the BBQ community.

Following the judging on Sunday,  guests can sample the Mac N’ Cheese from each competing team from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Set Up & Tear Down
Competitors may begin setting up in their designated space after 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, May 27, 2022. Competitors must be completely set up and have all vehicles removed by 11:00 AM on Saturday.
Tear down is on Sunday, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. No tear down is to occur before that time for the safety of guests at the event.

Team Hotel Rooms 
Competitors receive a special discount rate. RV Park spots are still available!

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners! 

Grand Champion: Warpig BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion: Piggy D’s
Third Place: Old Town Franklin BBQ

First Place Chicken: Pitbull BBQ
First Place Ribs: Warpig BBQ
First Place Pork: Booties BBQ
First Place Brisket: Old Town Franklin BBQ
Mac N Cheese: Smoke-in-Law BBQ (perfect score!)

People’s Choice: Bandon Rain – Cranberry Squall Cider
Ale: Lagunitas – Phase Change Juicy Ale
Lager:  Sam Adams – ’76 Lager
IPA:  7 Devil’s – Groundswell IPA
Cider: Square Mile Cider Co – Rosé Cider

2022 Teams:

California Grillbillies
Son of Smoke
Dances with Smoke Barbecue
Big Bite BBQ
Bearded Boar BBQ
Prison Break BBQ
Jeremiah Johnson Mountain Man BBQ
BBQ Bros
Smokin’ Timbers
RJ’s Smokehouse
Small Axe BBQ
Old Dirty Basters
Greenhorn Smokehouse
Warpig Smokehouse
503 Backyard BBQ
Hogger Q
NW Smokehouse
Booties BBQ
Smokeshow BBQ
Crooked Pigs
Mudville BBQ
Rob’s Smokin’ & Grillin’
Gladiator BBQ