Saturday’s competition is Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned. Team entries are judged and scored according to KCBS guidelines and rules. Food categories include: chicken, pork ribs, pork butt/shoulder, beef brisket. The scores of these four categories determines the Grand Champion. Optional categories to be announced soon.
Sunday’s events include both the Outdoor Cooking Contest, Rib-Oink Off and Whole Hog. The Outdoor Cooking Contest allows it all, as long as it is done outdoors: grilling, smoking, frying, baking, steaming, braising, using whatever fuel source you want. Categories will be determined soon. The Rib-Oink Off is a stand alone contest. Teams may independently enter either or both contests. There is a discount when entering both Sunday events.
As always many thanks to all who have participated in past years. If you are interested in being a judge or volunteer, entering a team, becoming a vendor, please check out our FORMS page for information and applications.
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Thanks to the cooperation among the BBQ competitions’ organizers, a trophy and cash prize of $1500 will be awarded to the top ranked participating team as well as trophies through fifth place. Ranking in the Empire State Barbecue Championship will be based on a cumulative total of a teams four best scores from any of the 10 approved events in NY State. For more information, rules & links to each contest please check out the Empire State Barbecue Championship’s site.
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