KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition

Are you ready to compete with your succulent beef brisket? Is your whole hog to die for? We want you to compete in the Pork in the Park Barbeque Festival in Maryland. With over 100 competitors taking part in last year’s event, Pork in the Park is now the 2nd largest Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned competition and the largest east of the Mississippi! Check out the list of winning BBQ competitors who took part in last years Pork in the Park barbeque contest.

THE KANSAS CITY BARBEQUE SOCIETY (KCBS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 14,000 members worldwide. KCBS sanctions over 300 barbeque contests coast-to-coast throughout America. From volunteering to actual event production, our members also offer assistance to civic and charitable organizations who organize events. KCBS Rules and Regulations (PDF).

BBQ Competition Events

All scheduled BBQ competition events will be held in the Judges Tent.

Friday Schedule

  • 4:00 pm - Competitors Meeting
  • 6:00 pm - Specialty Judges Meeting
  • 7:00 pm - Turn in for Wings
  • 7:30 pm - Turn in for Dessert

Saturday Schedule

  • 7:00 am - Breakfast for Teams - Sponsored by Organizer
  • 8:30- 9:45 am - Judges Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  • 9:45-10:45 am - Judges Meeting
  • 12:00 noon - Turn in chicken
  • 12:30 pm - Turn in Ribs
  • 1:00 pm - Turn in Pork
  • 1:30 pm - Turn in Brisket
  • 5:00 pm Award Ceremony on the Main Stage

BBQ Event Downloadable Documents

Updated 03/11/2014


Smithfield Rib Super Series

Smithfield Rib Series

The Smithfield Rib Super Series will be at Pork in the Park! Register today for your chance to win bonus prize money as a top three finisher in the Rib Category. In addition to bonus prize money, Smithfield® will provide two FREE racks of Smithfield spareribs to any registered team competing in the Smithfield Rib Super Series. Teams who wish to participate in the points chase will receive points based upon their finishing position at their best four events of the series. The three qualifying teams with the highest point total overall will win bonus Grand prize money out of the $15,200 prize purse. 2014 information coming soon.


Pork in The Park Competitors

Check out the list of competitors who competed the 2013 Pork in the Park Barbeque Festival.

  1. 3 Phat-Boyz BBQ
  2. 5-0 BBQ - Maryland
  3. 4:20Q
  4. Aporkalypse Now - Virginia
  5. A.W.'s BBQ - Virginia
  6. Baby Got Butt - Maryland
  7. Backyard Burners - Maryland
  8. Bad Dog BBQ - Delaware
  9. Badlands BBQ - Pennsylvania
  10. Bald Eagles BBQ - New Jersey
  11. Baldy's BBQ - Delaware
  12. Bang Bang BBQ- Delaware
  13. BBQuinn - Maryland
  14. Beginner's Luck - Maryland
  15. B for Chicken - Australia
  16. Big D's BBQ - Delaware
  17. Big Mook's BBQ - Virginia
  18. Biker Boys BBQ - Maryland
  19. Black Pig BBQ - Ontario
  20. Bone to Bark BBQ - Maryland
  21. Bohemian BBQ - Maryland
  22. Brisket Burners BBQ - New Jersey
  23. Broke Bob's BBQ
  24. Brown Liquor - Virginia
  25. Butts Up - Maryland
  26. Chix Swine & Bovine
  27. Christmas City BBQ - Pennsylvania
  28. Corporal Dee BBQ - Pennsylvania
  29. Diesel Smoke BBQ - Maryland
  30. Drilling and Grilling BBQ Team - Pennsylvania
  31. Eggstra Point BBQ - Maryland
  32. Feeding Friendz - New Hampshire
  33. Finn's Finest BBQ - Delaware
  34. Fire & Spice - Pennsylvania
  35. Flavor Savor - Virginia
  36. Florida Skin and Bones - Florida
  37. Flying Porkers - Pennsylvania
  38. Free Range BBQ - Virginia
  39. Gut's Smokehouse BBQ - Virginia
  40. Gypsy & the Biker BBQ - New Jersey
  41. Hair of the Hog
  42. Hawg Nation BBQ - Pennsylvania
  43. Heavy Hitters BBQ - Pennsylvania
  44. Hidden Fire - Maryland
  45. Hog-It-Up BBQ - Virginia
  46. Holy Hogs - Maryland
  47. Jacked Up BBQ - New Jersey
  48. Jason Turner
  49. Jokers and Smokers - Virginia
  50. JT and the BBQ3
  51. Just Busted BBQ - Maryland
  52. Life is Good, But BBQ is Better - Virginia
  53. Little Creek Bar-B-Cue Co - Pennsylvania
  54. Little Lukes - New Jersey
  55. Local Smoke BBQ - New Jersey
  56. Low-N-Slo - Pennsylvania
  57. Lyin Pigs - Maryland
  58. M&E BBQ - Delaware
  59. Mission: BBQ - Virginia
  60. Must B Smokin' Something - Pennsylvania
  61. Myers Meats - Maryland
  62. Patapsco Valley Smokers - Maryland
  63. Patent Pending BBQ - Virginia
  64. Pavone Brothers - Virginia
  65. Philly Blind Pig BBQ - Pennsylvania
  66. Philly's Finest - Pennsylvania
  67. Pigheaded BBQ - Delaware
  68. Pigs in Heat - Delaware
  69. Pork Barrel BBQ - Washington DC
  70. Porkers in Paradise - Maryland
  71. Psy Que delic - Connecticut
  72. Purple Pork Masters - New York
  73. QueGasm - New Jersey
  74. Rex's Red Hot BBQ - Virginia
  75. Rockin Robyns BBQ - Maryland
  76. Rocks Money Pit BBQ - Virginia
  77. Ron's Meat Can't Be Beat - Maryland
  78. Rub Me Tender BBQ - Delaware
  79. Sauce This - Maryland
  80. Sea Dog BBQ- Maryland
  81. Serial Griller - Virginia
  82. Sie 'n' Dis BBQ
  83. Simply Q
  84. Slippery Pinky - New Jersey
  85. Slower Lower BBQ - Delaware
  86. Smoketastic BBQ - Virginia
  87. Smokin Dudes BBQ - Pennsylvania
  88. Smokin' for Fun - Maryland
  89. Smokin' Hoggz BBQ - Massachusetts
  90. Smokin' Jake's Sweet BBQ - Maryland
  91. Smokin' Steele
  92. Smokis Porkis BBQ - Virginia
  93. Smolderin Swine
  94. Squealin' Big Time BBQ - Maryland
  95. Stubborn Bull BBQ - New York
  96. Team Pigstock - Maryland
  97. TFFBBQ - Delaware
  98. The BBQ Guru - Pennsylvania
  99. The Swhinery - Pennsylvania
  100. Tom's Smokin Good Times BBQ - Maryland
  101. TWB Barbeque - Maryland
  102. Uncle Buck's BBQ & Catering - Maryland
  103. Virginia BBQ Pirates - Virginia
  104. Walk The Swine - Maryland
  105. Week End Smokers - New Jersey
  106. Who are those guys? - Maryland
  107. ZBQ - Rhode Island
  108. Zombie Barbecue - Pennsylvania

Competitors as of 4/20/13 subject to change


KCBS Sanctioned BBQ Competition

Kansas City Barbeque Society

Competing BBQ teams spend the weekend slicing, seasoning and sizzling pork, chicken and beef in hopes that their cooking will earn them a portion of the cash prizes and invaluable bragging rights on the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ Circuit. The barbeque competition decisions lie in the hands of the KCBS certified professional judges. BBQ competition judging is done in many categories including whole hog, beef, chicken, pork, ribs, anything butt and a dessert category.