Who doesn't love a BBQ competition? Whether you are a backyard, weekend griller, or a youngster just getting started, show the residents of Monroe County your skills!

Rules and Regs from KCBS.

Grand Champion Prize
Reserve Grand Champion Prize
$500
$750

Entry Fees

  • Backyard BBQ  (each entry includes 3 Festival wristbands and 3 Smoke 'n Sauce BBQ t-shirts)

    • $135 - 12'x15' space 

    • $165 - 12'x30' space 

    • $195 - 12'x45' space

  • Kid’s BBQ Cookoff (12-18) - $15

  • Anything Butt Categories - $20/entry

    • Delectable Desserts

    • Boisterous Beans

    • Passionate Potatoes

    • Savory Sides

  • Scandalous Sauces - $20

Prizes

1st

2nd

3rd

Potatoes

$30

$20

$10

BBQ Pork

$200

$100

$50

BBQ Ribs

$200

$100

$50

Chicken

$200

$100

$50

Dessert

$30

$20

$10

Sauce

$30

$20

$10

Beans

$30

$20

$10

Sides

$30

$20

$10

People's Choice

Submit your pork butt for the people to enjoy and decide who gets to take home the People's Choice banner, plaque, and the bragging rights. (Non-cash award)

BYOPB (bring your own pork butt) - $20 entry fee

Dealer's Choice (2 pork butts provided) - $50 entry fee

People's Choice Judges - open to all fair-goers for $10 a tray. Each tray will be filled with a numbered sample and a paper on which to record their top 5 choices. The People's Choice judging will take place between 12 and 3 pm Saturday, July 24th. 

Award will be given Saturday afternoon to the team whose palatable pork won the taste buds of the people!

Meet the Teams

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Tallulah Falls School Pit Vipers

All the way from Tallulah Falls, GA these impressive young people and their coach, Tom Tilley, a Bloomington native, have accumulated many awards for their BBQ skills. Be on the lookout!

Wink's BBQ

From Bloomington, IN, this backyard BBQ team was started by Pit Master Kyle Winkler in 2012 and has made a name for itself at the Kentuckiana competition. Bring on the local BBQ! 

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Bad Ash BBQ

Driving in from Elizabeth, IN is the owner and founder of the Kentuckiana BBQ Pit Masters group. 

Oh, and they have already challenged Great White Smoke to bring the heat! ;)

Hailing from Kansas City, MO Fat Bottom BBQ not only competes in BBQ competitions, they also do amazing work supporting programs that help kids battling serious illness and children's literacy. Get ready for some tasty KC BBQ!

Family and Food. What more could there be to life?

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Sanctioned by

KCBS

THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 20,000 members worldwide.

KCBS sanctions over 500 barbeque contests world wide. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events.

KCBS serves as a clearinghouse of barbeque information which provides:

  • Networking with related trade associations and other contest-sanctioning organizations

  • Tracking trends in barbeque related products, and equipment

  • Teaming up with other food organizations and the media to promote barbeque

With our library, and extensive archive of barbeque related articles, KCBS offers educational programs, consultation services, and civic organization presentations to help promote barbeque as America's Favorite Cuisine.