Bar-B-Q Teams

30+ Professional Teams from across the region will gather to compete for more than $12,500 in cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights. This year's cook-off is an official Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned contest and as such KCBS rules will apply. For full information see our applications.

Pro Teams will compete in 4 categories including: Brisket, Chicken, Pulled Pork, Ribs. Winners will be selected in each category and an overall winner will be selected based on the highest combined score.

Applications to compete as Pro-Team may be found here »

Want to try some rockin' championship styled BBQ from the teams?

Sample the diversity of flavors and cooking styles that our BAR-B-Q Team Pit Masters have worked so hard to perfect! If you've never had championship styled BBQ don't miss your chance!

FRIDAY: Springer Mountain Farms Drumstick Dine Around

Friday Drumstick Sampling Event
Starting at 6pm on Friday night some of our competitive BAR-B-Q Teams will be serving up drumsticks for $2 each while supplies last! Samples can be purchased at participating team booths. Look for the BLUE flags at each team booth which will designate which teams have samples to sell. Samples will sell out so get them early!

SATURDAY: Taste of the Pig

Saturday Pork Sample Event
Starting on Saturday at 1pm our competitive BBQ teams will be selling $1 pulled pork or whole hog samples while supplies last. Look for the blue flags on participating team booths which will designate that they still have samples to sell.

Please note: All sample sales on Friday and Saturday at team booths are cash only! Food cost is not included in ticket price.

BBQ Teams 2016

The number of teams continues to grow! Check back to get a complete list.

(DD= Friday Night Spinger Mountain Drumstick Dine around participant)
(We are filled up...please contact us for waiting list info)
3 Taxi Guys(whole hog)-DD
The 300
Advanced Smokeconomics-DD
Awesome Q
BBQ Shogun
BHR Big Butts
Ben's Best Q Stew
City Gone Country
Crimson Q-DD
Deep South BBQ-DD
Department of Porks and Rumpreation
FYC BBQ
Front Porch GA BBQ-DD
Hog and Ale Smokehouse
Hogslap BBQ
IB Smokin'-ATL-DD
Marr B Q-DD
Mountain Smoke BBQ
Nice Rack-DD
Rolling Grill
S.O.S. BBQ
Schorr Good BBQ -DD
Smoke Slingers
Smoke in a Tree
Sonny's Pitmasters
Southern Tailgates-DD
Uncommon Q-DD
Unprohibited
Village Porkers(whole hog)-DD