Festus Country Fair & BBQ Competition

including Backyard BBQ Competition


Festus Country Fair and BBQ Competition will be held at West City Park on Friday and Saturday, October 13 and 14.  “Professional” teams will be competing with brisket, pork ribs, chicken, and pork.  For the first time, backyard bbqers will be able to compete in their own division with pork ribs, chicken, and pork.  All turn in times will be on Saturday.  On Friday night the backyard teams can go to seminars put on by judges and pro teams about presentation and what judges will be looking for in their submissions.  Entry costs for the backyard competitors are much lower than the pro teams as are the cuts of meat that are required.   Prizes and trophies or ribbons will be awarded for 1st - 5th (1st - 7th for pros) place as well as for grand champion and reserve grand champion in both divisions.  There is a total of $1,250.00 to be awarded to the backyard bbqers and $5,000.00 will be paid out to professional competitors.  BBQ will be available to purchase from 2 vendors only.  These vendors will also be competing.  Live music by the Johnathan Braddy Band Friday from 6-10pm!  COOLERS ARE WELCOME AT THIS EVENT. 


All teams will follow the same rules and they can be found HERE.

Registration form for the pro teams is HERE.  Registration form for backyard teams is HERE.

Flyers for PRO TEAMS and BACKYARD TEAMS are available.









This is a free event that is sponsored by the Festus Tourism Commission.

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Festus, MO 63028
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Festus, MO 63028
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Festus, MO 63028
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Festus, MO  63028
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