What is a Backyard BBQ Competition?
A Backyard BBQ Competition is for the guys and gals that know everyone likes their grill skills. Maybe they don't have the time or money to go pro like the KCBS competitors but would love a chance to be crowned king or queen of the grill for an entire year. So why not try out those skills on some other backyard BBQ warrriors for a chance to win some cash, trophies and more importantly those never ending bragging rights!
$75.00 per team (Before March 31st)
$100.00 per team (After March 31st)
*Each entry includes 4 wristbands for the festivities on Saturday. Additional wristbands can be purchased for $10/carload. All proceeds go to the Proclaiming Grace Outreach charity.
Friday night's campsite is FREE and will be assigned after you send in your registration payment. You can arrive as early as 9:00 AM on Friday morning. Check out time is 7:00 PM on Saturday. If you wish to arrive early, stay longer or drop some items off before Friday you may call the Rockahock Campground Office (804 966 8362) and reserve your campsite ahead of time. Rockahock has a discounted rate of $30 per campsite for Thursday night and Saturday night.
The cooking sites are actual RV campsites. Most of them have gravel driveways and grass yards. All of the campsites are roughly 75 feet by 25 feet. They also come with water hook-ups, sewer connections and 50/30 amp electric outlets (we sell 30 amp to 110 adapters in our store but they can be purchased at Walmart or Amazon as well). Rockahock also offers cable TV connections and Wi-Fi on most sites. The primitive/overflow sites do not have cable TV. Those sites will be assigned to the late arrivals/registrants if needed.
PS - Rockahock has Cottage, Villa and Yurt Rentals, but hurry they go quick!
Grand Champion...........$ 200
Reserved Champion (new).........$ 175
1st Place Pork..............$ 150
2nd Place Pork.............$ 100
1st Place Pork Ribs........$ 150
2nd Place Pork Ribs.......$ 100
Rules are as follows:
In 2017 the Backyard BBQ Competition will use all KCBS rules and regulations with the exception of 2 things:
1) No Garnishments allowed in the box 2) Gas, pellets, charcoal and wood burning smokers are allowed for amateurs.
Download the Printable PDF of 2017 KCBS Rules.
Meat must be:
1) Pork Shoulder, Picnic or Boston Butt
And Pork Ribs (St.Louis or Baby Backs)
2) Supplied by the competitor
3) Inspected by the event staff on Friday, April 28th. Only raw meat in its natural form. No additives (marinades, injections, seasonings etc) before the cook's meeting.
1) 2:00 PM Saturday, April 29th at the Clubhouse.
2) Pork can be shredded, pulled, chopped, sliced or any combination of these.
3) Ribs must be cut into indivdual rib slices (one bone per cut section)
4) Must turn in at least 6 portions of cooked pork and 6 portions of ribs. You will receive two turn in boxes for your pork ribs and pork meat, it is up to you to determine how much you include for the 6 judges that will test your BBQ.
5) Must be sauced before it is turned in to event staff
6) No garnishments
Will be blind judging by the KCBS Judges.
Time Event Location
BBQ Teams Schedule of Events
Monday - Thursday
Early Arrivals Welcome (Campground Rates Apply)
Friday, April 28th, 2017
Teams Arriving - Check-in Starts at 9:00 AM - Meat Inspections upon arrival by event staff. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM People's Choice Health Inspections (Pro Teams Only) Your Cooking Site 5:00 PM KCBS Cook's Meeting (Pro Teams) Inside Clubhouse 5:45 PM Backyard BBQ Cook's Meeting (Amateur Teams) Inside Clubhouse 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM KCBS Cook's Compound is Open to the General Public Campsites 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM Quiet Time Entire Campground
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
9:00 AM KCBS Judge's Sign-Ins Begin Pavilion 10:30 AM KCBS Judge's Meeting Clubhouse 11:30 AM PNP is Open to the General Public 11:45 AM KCBS Judges in Place Clubhouse 12:00 PM Chicken Turn-In (Pro Teams) Clubhouse 12:30 PM Pork Ribs Turn-In (Pro Teams) Clubhouse 1:00 PM Pork Entry Turn-In (Pro Teams) Clubhouse 1:30 PM Brisket Turn-In (Pro Teams) Clubhouse 2:00 PM Pork Rib Turn-In (Amateur Teams) Clubhouse 2:30 PM Pork Entry Turn-In (Amateur Teams) Clubhouse 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM People's Choice Turn-Ins (Pro Teams Only) Inside Clubhouse 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM (or until it's gone) People's Choice Event Rockadome Amphitheater Kitchen Patio 5:00 PM Award Ceremony Rockadome Amphitheater Stage
Backyard BBQ Amateur Teams will be announced as they sign up. Check back soon for updates
number of teams Team Name State 1 2 Sauced 2 Smoke Virginia 2 B&K BBQ Virginia 3 Bad To The Bone BBQ Virginia 4 Big Ol Boys BBQ Virginia 5 BNB Driving School Virginia 6 Bristow BBQ Virginia 7 Brother Uncle Barbeque Pennsylvania 8 Bubba Joe's Que Maryland 9 ButtMan And Rubbin Virginia 10 Caveman BBQ Virginia 11 Cripple Creek BBQ Virginia 12 Croswell's BBQ Virginia 13 Devil's Triangle BBQ Virginia 14 Double Barrel BBQ Virginia 15 Fire Pigs BBQ Virginia 16 Hot Butts BBQ Virginia 17 Hyzerbomb BBQ Virginia 18 Making BBQ Great Again! Virginia 19 Meat In Your Mouth Virginia 20 Meat Wagon BBQ Virginia 21 Monkey Sushi Virginia 22 Notorious P.I.G Virginia 23 Oinkez BBQ Virginia 24 OLD sALT Bbq Virginia 25 P And P BBQ Virginia 26 P Town Possi BBQ Virginia 27 Pepper Lane BBQ Virginia 28 Pony Pasture BBQ Virginia 29 QU Barbeque Virginia 30 Rock Star Pork Virginia 31 Sauced And Smokin' Virginia 32 South Bowie Smoke Maryland 33 Steel Donkey's BBQ Virginia 34 Stella Que Virginia 35 Tech Smoke Virginia 36 The Smoke Broker Virginia 37 Those People Pulling Pork Virginia 38 Uncle Bears Backyard Que Virginia 39 Up N Smoke BBQ Virginia 40 White Bird BBQ Virginia 41 Wigglestick Barbecue Virginia 42 Wood Juice BBQ Virginia 43 Zen Piggy Virginia