BBQ Competition

Who can enter the contest?

Anyone who loves to cook ‘em low and slow. We are sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and Kansas BBQ Society. Weekend cookers, try our Backyard/Amateur Division.

What are the fees?

Fees for the professional competition are $375 before July 22th and $500 after. The fee gets you into either MBN or KCBS competition. Want to compete in both? Add $200. Want more? Ancillary

categories include: Anything Butt, Chicken and Desert.  Applications can be downloaded after March 1, 2012.  Please note that a separate application will be needed for electricity.

Fees for the Backyard/Amateur competition are $125 per category before July 22th and $175 after. The Backyard/Amateur competition is open to everyone with a charcoal or wood grill. Categories include: Ribs, Beef, Poultry, Seafood & Desert.


Porta Jons and additional power are available if order before August 10, 2012.

Do I have to compete in all the categories?

No. However, to be considered for the MBN Grand Championship you must compete in either the whole hog, ribs or shoulder division. To be consider for the KCBS Grand championship you must compete in all four KCBS sanctioned categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket. The winner of the KCBS division will be a Tennessee State Championship.

Prizes and Awards?

$25,000 in Prizes & Awards

Grand Champion $3,000
Reserve Champion $1,000

Grand Champion $3,000
Grand Ol’ Porker* $1,000

1st $500
2nd $300
3rd $200
4th $100
5th $75

Anything Butt/Ancillaries
$350 to Each Category

$350 to Each Category

*The Grand Ol’ Porker Award is for the highest placing local middle Tennessee team.

Invite Your Friends & Guest

Team fees include passes for eight (8) team members.

Additional team passes can be purchased here 
Prices are $10 per day or $15 for a two day pass.  Ticket prices includes admission to the BBQ Competition, Music on the Cumberland Kids Zone, Music City Cornhole Tournament and more.

A portion of all proceeds benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children and Wounded Warrior Project.