KCBS BBQ Contest


November 9, 2019

Competition Details 

As a sanctioned KCBS Competitor Series, cooks compete in three categories (Chicken, Ribs, Anything Goes.) Teams can compete on any type of cooker: Wood, Charcoal, Pellet, Electric, and Gas

Competition Categories: Chicken, Ribs, Anything Goes

Ancillary Category: The MRE (Meal Ready To Eat) Challenge!

Teams will randomly select two MRE's and combine them to create 6 turn ins! Do you have what it takes to make military food better? 


MRE Challenge $40 entry 75/25 prize purse split with Mission Zero Hundred Hours 501c3 and the category winner.

Tentative Prize Purse: $5,000 with payout through 10th place! The prize purse may increase based on team registration

Green Mountain Grills has donated TWO SMOKERS for the Veteran on the team that wins Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion!


Trophies awarded - 1-5 place

Ribbons awarded -  6-10 place

Due to our event size we have a limited number of cook sites available

9 x 20 - 7 spots available ($100)


18 x 20 - 25 spots available ($125)

20 x 30 - 10 spots available ($175)



6am-7am 20 x 30 Trailer Load in Window

6am – 9am General Load in Window

9:30 am Cooks Meeting

10:00am MRE Challenge Selection 

2:30pm Chicken Turn in

3:00pm Rib Turn in

3:30pm Anything goes turn in

4:00pm MRE Challenge Turn in

4:00pm – 5:30pm Load out of Crusade parking lot

5:30pm Awards Ceremony


Electricity hook ups not available. Generators are permitted

Water hook ups not available. We will have a central faucet available

Event Information
  • Breakfast Buffet for Teams AND Judges

  • Bloody Mary Bar

  • Whole Hog BBQ Lunch provided by Steamboat BBQ

  • Food and Drink Specials all Day

  • Awesome Goody Bag for Teams AND Judges

  • Presentation of Colors and Veterans Salute

  • Sponsored 9:22 Shot


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