The Open Competition is open to ALL TEAMS! No invite required to join. The Open Competition during the World Series of Barbecue is the largest Contest in the world with 500+ teams competing each year!
Teams compete in Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork (shoulder or Boston Butt) and Beef Brisket. In order to be eligible for Grand Champion, Open teams must turn in for all four categories. Additionally, teams can compete in each category alone, a Sausage category, sides and/or desserts.
**Any team/group that wants to participate in the World Series of Barbecue must compete in the Open Meats Contest.
2023 Information will be available in the Spring.