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.
Barbeque Apparatus

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!