BBQ Blues & Brews

BBQ Blues & Brews


How the Judging Works
The competitors will be cooking all Saturday night. Then, starting on Sunday at 11:00 AM, every 30 minutes still, they will begin turning in their products. KCBS has strict requirements about how all of the meats shall be prepared and turned in.

The four standard categories are: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork and Beef Brisket; and we’ve added our own special category, Mac N’ Cheese.

The categories will be judged in the following order
Chicken – 11:00 AM
Pork Ribs – 11:30 AM
Pork – 12:00 PM
Beef Brisket – 12:30 PM
Mac N’ Cheese – 1:30 PM
(Times are subject to change)

On Sunday at 4:00 PM in the Event Tent, we will be awarding $15,00 in prize money! The competition pays the top 10 places in each of the four standard categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket) as well as a bonus for the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Third Runner Up. For the Mac N’ Cheese Challenge, the first place winner will receive $350, second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50.

To sign up to judge, email Amy Bailey at with your CBJ number. To become a Certified BBQ Judge and take the class, fill out the Certified BBQ Judging Class form.