2023 Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival

Entry Deadline: August 18, 2023
Categories: BBQ Competitions
2023 Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival
Venue / Location

100 Broadway Street
Madison, IN 47250

General Information

Competition – August 18-19, 2023

This is a State Championship.

Categories – Ribs, Pork, Beef, Poultry, Game/Other Meats

Anyone who loves to fire up their barbecue grill is welcome to compete in this friendly neighborhood cook-off. Just fill out the application and get the charcoal ready! Please, amateur cooks only!​​

All BBQ entries must be cooked on site. This means no parboiling at home then finishing onsite. Fires shall be of wood or charcoal, use of electricity to cook is not allowed. Anyone who loves to fire-up BBQ is welcome to compete in this friendly neighborhood cook-off.

Turn-in Schedule
6:20 pm – Ten minute warning
6:30 pm – Chicken turn-in
6:45 pm – Ribs turn-in
7:00 pm – Pork turn-in
7:15 pm – Beef turn-in
7:30 pm – Game & Other; Meat with special emphasis on Bacon; sauce, spice rub turn-in
9:00-ish pm – Post cooks meeting
9:30-ish pm – Awards Ceremony

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

Prize Money – $10,500.00

Fruits and Vegetables

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