2023 Budweiser Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition

Entry Deadline: February 1, 2023
Categories: BBQ Competitions
2023 Budweiser Smoke on the Water
Venue / Location

George Jenkins Memorial Unit
2400 Havendale Blvd. NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881

General Information

Competition – February 2-3, 2023

This is a State Championship.

The Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition is hosted each February. Funds raised benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Polk County.

More than 50 teams from across the country will compete! Unique entertainment includes; a Music Festival, an aerial flyover, and awards for the best chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket, which will be announced at 5:30 p.m on Saturday.

CATEGORIES: Chicken – Pork – Ribs – Brisket

Event Timeline
Feb 3rd Friday
2:00PM teams must have their sites cleared of extra vehicles

5:00PM Cook team mandatory meeting

6:00PM GATES OPEN Teams can start vending to the public
Feb 4th Saturday 10:00am GATES OPEN

12:00PM Chicken turn in

12:30PM Ribs turn in

1:00PM Pork

1:30PM Brisket

5:00PM KCBS Awards Ceremony in the main tent

6:00PM FINAL CALL FOR Turn in Pig Bucks

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $350.00

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Grand Champion – $2,500.00
Reserve Champion – $1,500.00
3rd Overall – $500.00
4th Overall – $400.00
5th Overall – $300.00
6th Overall – $200.00
7th Overall – $100.00
8th Overall – $75.00
9th Overall – $50.00
10th Overall – $25.00

1st Place – $500.00
2nd Place – $450.00
3rd Place – $400.00
4th Place- $350.00
5th Place – $300.00
6th Place – $250.00
7th Place – $200.00
8th Place- $150.00
9th Place – $100.00
10th Place – $50.00

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