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Competition Barbecue is coming to West Jefferson, NC for Labor Day weekend, 2019 at the Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center!

Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS), Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) out of Houston, Texas, as well as the Ashe Brew Club.

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Blue Ridge BBQ & Brew Festival could not happen without the support of sponsors and donors. We value greatly and take our responsibility very seriously to make sure that your generosity and support is known to our attendees and the general public at large by displaying your names and logos on our marketing material, advertisements, promotional items and social media. We've developed a number of sponsorship amounts that offer a variety of valuable benefits that help keep our sponsor partnerships long lasting. We're always happy to listen to your ideas and work with you to tailor a package that exactly fits your needs.

Application Forms:

Right-click to download:

Brewer/Distiller Application

Food Vendor Applicaton

Volunteer Information

Sponsor Information

IMPORTANT! These forms are designed to use Adobe Acrobat. If email button does not work, save completed form and attach to an email to Info@BlueRidgeBBQBrewfest.com

*** KCBS & SCA INFO***

KCBS Professional Cook Team Application - right click to download PDF

KCBS judging needs for 2019 are FULLFILED

SCA Teams can register online with the SCA website - click here. If you are a KCBS team, use our website application

SCA Certified Judging Class info can be found here, and takes place August 24.

After you complete the application just mail or email with your entry fee payment.

We must have your application fee to reserve your space!

25% deposit balance due at time. At 60 days out the blance, at 30 day before the event Must have balance or notify use when. If not we will allocated your space to next team.

IF YOU ARE ALREADY ONE OF THE SIXTY TEAMS THAT HAVE COMMITTED TO THE CONTEST, CONTACT JAMES E KILLIAN TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON THE LIST: bbqfest@blueridgetheater.com

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The biggest barbeque competition in this area was the Blue Ridge Barbeque Festival, once held in Tryon, NC. That festival is now discontinued, and it is our hope this one will replace it.

A maximum of 40 professional competition teams can be in the event:
20 from North Carolina, five from Tennessee, five from Virginia, and 10 wild card teams. We must have your application fee to reserve your space!

Date: Aug. 30-31, and that same weekend every year for the next three or four years.

Schedule:

Friday: 3:00 to 5:00 pm: SCA cookoff followed by awards at 5:00 pm, with a major concert that night at the Blue Ridge Theater (check the BRT&E Schedule page for details)
Saturday: 11:00am to 4:30pm: KCBS competition event: followed by awards at 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00am to 5:00pm: Approx. 35 microbreweries will be set up on the grounds, as well as three distilleries and a couple of wineries: Taste test the beverages along with the barbeque. You may make purchases from the microbreweries, as well.

Prizes: KCBS awards total $10,000! SCA awards total $3,000!

The KCBS first place prize, the North Carolina Governor's Trophy and a check for $1,700 will be awarded on Saturday afternoon to the Grand Champion of the competition.
Second place prize, a check for $800, will go to the Reserve Champion.
Smaller prizes will also be awarded.

BBQ will be  for sale from vendors that are competing also with BBQ plates along with other types of food- hotdogs, burgers, etc. We will have various food trucks, one from Boondocks in West Jefferson.

Admission to the KBS Competiton competition is free: but there will be a $25 fee online ($30 at the door) for a beer "sampling" glass. There will also be a fee for parking.

This is not a money-making event for the theater. In fact, a percent of Brew proceeds will go to charity. It's going to cost a lot of money to put this thing on and we are going to need sponsors in Ashe and surrounding areas to get behind and support it.
We're also going to need volunteers. Anyone who has an interest in helping out with this, becoming a sponsor, or a vendor, should contact Program Director Butch Phillips at the Blue Ridge Theater.

Blue Ridge Theater & Event Center

9331 NC Highway 16 N • P.O. Box 1500 • West Jefferson, North Carolina 28694

(336) 982-4888 Facebook