2024 Smoke on The Shores BBQ Championship (Professional & Backyard)

Entry Deadline: March 15, 2024
Categories: BBQ Competitions
2024 Smoke on The Shores BBQ Championship (Professional & Backyard)
Venue / Location

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

General Information

Competition – March 15-16, 2024

On March 15-16, 2024 in Nashville (Lebanon, TN), Smoke on the Shores will host a 100 team professional BBQ competition AND a 50 team backyard BBQ competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

The annual Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship will host professional BBQ competition teams from across the U.S. to compete in four categories: Ribs, Chicken, Pork and Brisket. These professional BBQ teams will compete for prize money totaling over $10,000 and points towards being the KCBS national BBQ team of the year.

The annual Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). KCBS sanctions and judges BBQ competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbeque as America’s cuisine. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world, with over 19,000 members. KCBS sanctions nearly 450 events across the globe each year.

Entry Fees

Per Entry Fee – $275.00 (Professional)
Per Entry Fee – $200.00 (Backyard)
Per Entry Fee – $100.00 (Friday Night Rib Challenge)

Prizes / Awards / Medals / Ribbons

$10,000.00 Cash Purse

Grand Champion – $2,000.00
Reserve Grand Champion – $1,000.00

Each Category (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket)
1st Place – $500.00
2nd Place – $400.00
3rd Place – $300.00
4th Place – $200.00
5th Place – $100.00
6th Place – $50.00
7th Place – $50.00
8th Place – $50.00
9th Place – $50.00
10th Place – $50.00

In addition to the professional competition, Smoke on the Shores will host a backyard competition. The backyard competition will be a (3) meat competition – chicken, ribs, & pork. We expect 50 backyard teams from all over to come compete for prize money totaling $5,000.

And finally, this year we will be hosting a fun Friday Night Rib Challenge, with prize money totaling $1,500. Both professional and backyard teams can compete and active KCBS teams will receive points of the year points for rib category.

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