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BBQ Competition

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The Creekstone Farms
KCBS BBQ Competition 

This is a KCBS sanctioned competition. Four meats will be judged in this contest: Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket. KCBS 2022 Official Rules and Regulations & Judging Procedures will be used. Teams must compete in all four meat categories to qualify for Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion.

The Creekstone Farms People’s Choice Tasting Contest will return this year and be held Friday, June 10 from 7 to 9 pm. Pulled park may be prepared prior to arrival (three pork butts per team). Three pork butts will be given to participating teams to replace those prepared. A discount on entry fee is given for participating. Payout for People’s Choice has increased and will pay to 5th place.

Registration form must be completed before using link below to make payment.

Online Registration
Printable Form

Set up

  • Register early, space is limited to 43 contestants.
  • Space is allocated at Derby’s High Park on a first-come, first-served basis. No assigned spots.
  • Derby Public Works staff will park each contestant on Friday, June, 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All teams will be parked in a pre-determined manner to expedite electricity hook-ups. There will be no saving spots. Please arrive at the same time as your favorite neighbor so we can get electricity hooked up as soon as possible.
  • 120v (30 AMP) power supply is available no farther than 50’ from each space. Bring your own extension cords.
  • Unlimited free ice and a water source are provided near contestant spaces.
  • A designated area will be provided for trash and ash disposal.
  • Tear Down – Most teams want to leave directly after awards. PLEASE DISCONNECT ALL POWER AND WATER SOURCES BEFORE GOING TO AWARDS. Staff will disconnect water and power beginning at 3 pm.

Turn-Ins

  • All meat will be inspected upon arrival at the park. No preparation may begin prior to meat inspection.
  • Teams will be given an approved KCBS numbered container for each meat by our KCBS reps at the Cook’s Meeting at 5:30 pm, Friday, June 10, at the judging tent.
  • Entries should be brought to the Judging Tent at the following turn-in times on Saturday, June 11:
    – Chicken: noon
    – Ribs: 12:30 pm
    – Pork: 1 pm
    – Brisket: 1:30 pm

Prizes

  • A total of $18,400 will be paid out in prize money for all the competitions at the BBQ Festival.
  • Top cash prizes in this contest will be awarded to a Grand Champion ($1,500) and a Reserve Grand Champion ($1,000) for best execution of all four meats.
  • This contest will pay down to 10th place in all four categories; ribbons will be awarded from 1st to 10th place in all four categories. Please see steakcookoffs.com for SCA Steak payout.
  • People’s Choice will pay the top five places, $500, $450, $400, $275, and $175.

The Scholfield Honda
Backyard BBQ Competition

Event Full

Two meat categories will be judged in this contest: Chicken and Pork Ribs. You must compete in both categories to qualify for prizes. KCBS 2022 Official Rules and Regulations and Judging Procedures will be used for the Backyard BBQ Cook-off.

The People’s Choice Tasting Contest will return this year and be held on Friday, June 10 from 7-9 p.m.. Meat may be prepared prior to arrival (three pork butts per team.) Three pork butts will be given to participating teams to replace those prepared. Payout for People’s Choice has  increased and will pay to 5th place.

Registration form must be completed before using link below to make payment.


Set up

  • Competitors may cook on any type of non-gas grill.
  • Space is allocated at Derby’s High Park on a first-come, first served basis. No assigned spots. To expedite electricity hook-ups, all teams will be parked in a pre-determined manner. There will be no saving spots. Please arrive at the same time as your favorite neighbor so electricity can be hooked up as soon as possible.
  • Space is limited to 15 backyard contestants (10 with power and 5 without)
  • Staff will park contestants on Friday, June 10 from 8 am to 5:30 pm. All backyard spaces are 20’ x 20’.
  • 120V (30 AMP) power supply is available no farther than 50’ from each space. Please bring your own extension cords.
  • Free ice is available behind the amphitheater, and a water source provided near contestant spaces.
  • Tear Down – Most teams want to leave directly after awards. Please plan to be packed up and unhooked from power and water before 3 pm. All power and water will be disconnected during awards ceremony.

Turn-Ins

  • All meat will be inspected upon arrival at the park. No preparation may begin prior to meat inspection.
  • Teams will be given an approved KCBS numbered container for each meat at the 5:30 pm Cook’s Meeting.
  • Entries should be brought to the Judging Tent at the following turn-in times on Saturday, June 11.
    – Chicken: noon.
    – Pork Ribs: 12:30 pm

Prizes

Trophy for Overall Champion

Chicken
1st Place: $300 + a ribbon
2nd Place: $200 + a ribbon
3rd Place: $150 + a ribbon
4th Place: $100 + a ribbon
5th Place: $80 + a ribbon

Ribs
1st Place: $300 + a ribbon
2nd Place: $200 + a ribbon
3rd Place: $150 + a ribbon
4th Place: $100 + a ribbon
5th Place: $80 + a ribbon

Entry Forms 

KCBS BBQ Competition

Online Registration
Printable Form

Backyard BBQ Competition Event Full

SCA Steak Cook-off
(double competition)

Online Registration