BBQ Team Competition

Contest Rules & Prizes

The four standard categories of this Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event are chicken, pork, beef and ribs. Each type of meat will be barbecued over coals and wood. KCBS certified judges will crown the grand champion and award a purse of $15,000 for the best BBQ in each category. This prize money is sure to delight the winner and bring about friendly competition to those vying for their share! Competition always heats up at closing time. We'll be looking forward to an exciting grand finale this year.
A large black barbecue apparatus used for smoking meats with wheels attached


Event Features

Check-in is Saturday and the Showdown festivities begin Sunday at high noon. We promise this family fun day will give you and our visitors the opportunity to truly enjoy the perks. Quality food vendors, crafters, sponsors and community exhibitors will be on site to enhance the day. Other Showdown highlights include the Classic Car Show and great entertainment on stage. If you're interested in selling as a food vendor, please view the Food Vendor Pack.

Additional Information

For additional information on judge information and contest teams, email Feel free to spread the word so others may enjoy a chance to participate in the 13th Annual Beltway BBQ Showdown! Don't miss being a part of this winning weekend!

It's not too late!

There’s still time to join the competition! You can register to cook only your best single meat category, or up to all 4 meats! Meats include: St. Louis style ribs, pork roast, brisket or chicken.

2019 BBQ Grill Teams

  • 3 Eyz BBQ
  • 3 N 1 Q
  • All Fired Up BBQ
  • Aporkalypse Now
  • B & T’s Q
  • Bad Azz Mule BBQ
  • Blue Eyed BBQ
  • Cerdobellum
  • Clark 1906
  • Danny D’s BBQ
  • Do It Gently BBQ
  • Fred Vegas Smokers
  • Good Googly Goo BBQ
  • HamTown Smokers
  • Hoos Smokin’
  • JD’S Smokin’ Misfits
  • Lakeview BBQ
  • Lost Whiskey BBQ
  • Loud Smoke BBQ
  • Not So Famous Dave’s BBQ
  • Old Town Smokers
  • Old Virginia Smoke
  • Rollin Smoke
  • Smack That Butt BBQ
  • Smoke and Dagger
  • Smoke Deez BBQ
  • Smokecraft
  • South Bowie Smoke
  • Sweet Belly’s BBQ
  • Terrapin BBQ
  • Who Are These Fat Guys
  • Wolf’s Revenge BBQ