Many Competition BBQ Teams got their start in a contest just like this one!  Whether you call it a Backyard Contest or Amateur Contest, the idea is the same:  We give you the meat, you bring the heat.  

We provide you with a 20′ x 20′ spot with power and access to water.  You bring your tents, BBQs, tables and all you need.  We give you the food and 6-7 hours to prepare 6 portions of each meat, cooked over Charcoal, Wood Pellet or Wood Chunk.  No gas grills here!

The meats will be Chicken & Ribs.  Portions will likely be 2 whole chickens and 2 racks of ribs.  Ribs may be sides, or maybe baby backs.  When we get closer to the event, this will be determined.

Show us what you are made of and win cash, prizes and trophies!

Overall Grand Champion wins $500, a Trophy, and admission to the 514 BBQ Backyard Competition in Montreal, Quebec, 3 weeks later!  We pay and trophy to fifth place in each category and 5th Place Overall

See the schedule below for precise times.


Saturday, May 25 7:30 AM Backyard Cooks Meeting & Meat Selection
Saturday, May 25 11:30 AM Backyard Judges Meeting
Saturday, May 25 2:30 PM Chicken Turn In
Saturday, May 25 3:00 PM Ribs Turn In
Saturday, May 25 5:00 PM Awards Ceremony


Backyard BBQ Master Registration