2023 Smoke on The Shores BBQ Championship (Backyard)

Entry Deadline: March 16, 2023
Categories: BBQ Competitions
2023 Smoke on The Shores BBQ Championship (Backyard)
Venue / Location

Wilson County Fairgrounds
James E. Ward Agricultural Center
945 E. Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087

General Information

Competition – March 17-18, 2023

There is a waiting list for this competition.

Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will take place in Nashville on March 17-18, 2023. This KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition will host 40+ BACKYARD teams from around the southeast for a two (2) meat comp (chicken & ribs) and the purse will be over $4,000 in cash and prizes

KCBS Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 16, 2023
2:00pm                                Early Team Arrivals*

Friday, March 17, 2022
Morning/Afternoon             Team Arrivals
Morning/Afternoon             Meat Inspection
4:00pm                                KCBS Cook’s Meeting
7:00pm Friday Night Rib Challenge Turn-in (Pro & Backyard)
8:00pm Friday Night Rib Challenge Awards
11:00pm                               Quiet Time begins

Saturday, March 18, 2023
7:00am                                Team Breakfast
9:00am                                KCBS Judge Check-In Begins
10:00am                               KCBS Judge Check-In Ends
11:00am                                KCBS Judges Meeting
12:00pm                               Chicken Turn-in (Pro & Backyard)
12:30pm                               Ribs Turn-in (Pro & Backyard)
1:00pm                                 Pork Turn-in (Pro Only)
1:30pm                                 Brisket Turn-in (Pro Only)
4:00pm                                Awards

Afternoon/Evening              Team Departures*

*Entry fee includes both Friday and Saturday night stays. Teams requesting to arrive on Thursday will have an extra $25 fee. And, any/all teams are welcome to stay over Saturday evening and depart on Sunday.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $175.00

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

$4,000.00 Cash Purse

Grand Champion – $1,000.00
Reserve Grand Champion – $800.00

Chicken and Pork
1st Place – $400.00 (Each Category)
2nd Place – $300.00 (Each Category)
3rd Place – $200.00 (Each Category)
4th Place – $100.00 (Each Category)
5th Place – $100.00 (Each Category)


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