Pickin' N Pullin'
A KCBS State Championship
And A Backyard BBQ Competition
April 29th, 2017

Pickin’ N Pullin’

A 2017 KCBS State Championship

What is a KCBS State Championship & Who Can Compete?
The Kansas City BBQ Society has spent decades perfecting BBQ Competitions. They send representatives to our event to ensure that everyone is competing by the guidelines they have established. The answer to who can compete is a simple one, anyone! The entry fee is a little bit steeper than the Backyard BBQ tournament but so are the rewards. If you are signed up as a KCBS team you will be rewarded with not only cash but points as well. If you compete in enough tournaments the points can earn you entry into national championships like the American Royal or the Jack.

Entry Fee:
$275.00 per team (Before March 31st)
$250.00 per team (If entering the People’s Choice and paying before March 31st)
$300.00 per team (After March 31st)
$275.00 per team (If entering the People’s Choice and paying 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.

Prize Money:

Download the Printable Prize Money Schedule.

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 Pro teams campsites come with large paver patios this year. 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!

Rules are as follows:
Download the Printable PDF of 2017 KCBS Rules.

Will be blind judging by the KCBS Judges.

Start Time:
Meat inspections will begin at 9:00AM on Friday morning. After you pass inspection you can begin prep work.

People’s Choice

People’s Choice is an optional category. You must provide proof of a mobile food permit or get issued a temporary food permit by our local health department because your entry will be judged by the patrons of the Pickin’ N Pullin’ BBQ Competition. Competitors turn in 4 pork butts to the Rockahock event staff. Your dish will be given a secrete number that only the staff knows. Patrons of the BBQ Competition will be sold a ticket to sample your BBQ. Each patron gets (1) one vote for his or hers favorite pork sample. The teams with the most votes win!
*All the proceeds from the People’s Choice Category are donated to Proclaiming Grace Outreach, a local non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose mission is to help those in need of food, clothing, and small home repair in the New Kent and James City County area.
Download the Health Departments Temporary Food Permit application here.
All Temporary Food Permits will be paid by the event organizer.

P.C. Prize Structure:

1st Place ..............$500.00+Award
2nd Place .............$ 250.00+Award

P.C. Start Time:

After New Kent Health Department Inspects and approves your cooking area on Friday, April 28th. Your KCBS entries may be prepared anytime after your meat inspection.

P.C. Meat:

1) Will be supplied by competitors, but you will receive a discount of $25 on your PNP entry fee.
2) You must turn in 4 pork butts. You will receive 2 aluminum pans with tops to use for turn-in.
3) Meat must stay in its raw and natural form (no additives marinades, injections, seasonings etc) until after the cook's meeting at 5pm on Friday.
4) Your meat and your working space must be inspected by the local health department. Download an application to see the requirements. If you are not already licensed to serve food in the state of VA please fill out a Temporary Food Permit to serve your food in the People’s Choice Competition. Temporary Food Permits must be turned in no later than April 1st, 2016. The event organizer will pay for your Temporary Food Permit so please send your paper work to jcaldwell@rockahock.com or mail them to 1428 Outpost Road Lanexa, VA 23089 to the attention of Jon Caldwell.

P.C Turn in:

1) 2:45 PM to 3PM Saturday, April 30th inside the Clubhouse.
2) Must be shredded, pulled or chopped
3) Must be sauced before it is turned in to event staff
4) No garnishments

BBQ Teams Schedule of Events

Time Event Location

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

Pro Teams will be announced as they sign up. Check back soon for updates

number of teams Team Name State
1 2 Rhodies BBQ Virginia
2 3EyzBBQ Maryland
3 3N1 Q Virginia
4 Adam's Rib Virginia
5 All Fired Up BBQ Maryland
6 Big Dog BBQ Va Virginia
7 Bros BBQ Virginia
8 Buckner Buckner Bros BBQ Virginia
9 Checkered Flag 500 BBQ Pennsylvania
10 Colonial Embers Virginia
11 Crazy Horse BBQ New Jersey
12 Dirty Possum BBQ Virginia
13 Dirty Redds BBQ Maryland
14 E.O.D. Wrecking Crew Maryland
15 Firehouse BBQ Virginia
16 FireSide Alchemy Virginia
17 Grate Smoke BBQ Virginia
18 Grateful 'Que Virginia
19 Great White BBQ Virginia
20 Holy Smoke BBQ - NC North Carolina
21 Jam'n Hams Virginia
22 JDs Smokin Misfits Virginia
23 Knees In The Breeze All American BBQ Maryland
24 Knob Hill BBQ Virginia
25 Life Is Good BBQ But Is Better Virginia
26 Lil Wills Southern Que Virginia
27 Lo'N Slo' BBq Pennsylvania
28 Love N Smoke Virginia
29 New Revolution Q Maryland
30 Old Colony Smokehouse North Carolina
31 Old Virginia Smoke Virginia
32 PA'S Farms BBQ Virginia
33 Rhode Hog BBQ Rhode Island
34 Rockin Robyns BBQ Maryland
35 Smoke 'N' Barrels BBQ -VA Virginia
36 Smoketastic BBQ Virginia
37 Smokey Dog BBQ Virginia
38 Spicy Mike's Grillin Virginia
39 Sweet And Savory Maryland
40 TailWind BBQ Virginia
41 Taste Of Grace Virginia
42 Wolf's Revenge BBQ Virginia
43 Zombie Barbecue Pennsylvania