KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off


The 2019 Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Festival is a Texas State Championship BBQ Competition. Winners can qualify for the American Royal World Series of BBQ and the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational!


Register Your Team Online

Complete the entry form online

Release Waiver

The release waiver must be signed in order for registration to be complete.

Make Entry Payment

The $250 Entry Payment Must be Received to Complete Registration.

KCBS Rules

Download the KCBS Rules

Entry Fee: $250

BBQ teams can register online or download/print the entry form above. In addition the same can be completed for the required Risk & Liability Release Form. These two documents filled out, signed, along with payment in full is considered a completed entry for the competition. Payment can be made on the website using PayPal locking in your space. Payments by check must be received no later than Friday, October 9th. Only cash will be accepted at the gate on the 16th.

KCBS RULES can be accessed above.

Teams can begin loading in at the competition site Armstrong Park 100 James Collins Blvd Duncanville, TX 75116 at 9 AM on Friday, October 16th, and should be in place by 5 PM. Late arrival arrangements can be made by contacting us in advance at teams@smokinbluesbbqfest.com


Schedule is subject to change.

Friday Oct. 16, 2020

9:00am Check-in Begins
2:00pm Meat Inspection
5:00pm Cooks Meeting
8:00pm Chef’s Choice Turn in
8:30pm Dessert Turn in
11:00pm Quiet Hours Begin

Saturday Oct. 17, 2020

7:00am Quiet Hours End
9:30am Judges Check-in Begins
9:30am Kids Que Check-in
10:00am Kids Que Begins
10:30am Judges Meeting
12:00pm Chicken Turn In
12:30pm Pork Ribs Turn in
1:00pm Pork Butt/Shoulder Turn in
1:00pm Kids Que Awards
1:30pm Beef Brisket Turn In
3:00pm People’s Choice Begins
4:30pm People’s Choice Ends
5:00pm Award Presentation (approximately)