​Friday, Oct 19 (5-11pm) and Saturday, Oct 20 (10am-4pm)

​This event is for everyone who enjoys bbq, good music, and the outdoors!  The competition is for pros and those who are pros in their own backyard. 

​Backyard teams - Do you think your bbq is prize worthy?  Curious as to how you'd stack up against others or how close you come to competition standards?  This is your chance to test yourself and be judged by trained judges!  $2000 will be awarded to 1st-3rd place in three categories (chicken, ribs, and pork steaks) plus prizes for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.  Registration is $25.  (One team member must be a member of the St. Louis BBQ Society which costs $25/year.)

​Pro teams - Compete against other pro teams for a chance to win a share of the $7000 purse!  Prizes will be awarded to 1st-8th place in chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket plus Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.  Registration is $175 to compete and $200 to vend.

​BBQ will be available to purchase so no outside food is allowed, but drink coolers are permitted.

​Enjoy Crystal and the Boneshakers from 6-10pm Friday evening!


Backyard Flyer                   Backyard Entry

Pro Flyer                            Pro Entry