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.
$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.
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.
Meat inspections will begin at 9:00AM on Friday morning. After you pass inspection you can begin prep work.
People’s ChoicePeople’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 email@example.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
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
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