BBQ Teams Competition Information


2023 Team Map

2023 Team Registration

Open Meats Contest: Sunday, October 1, 2023**

Open Sides Contest: Saturday, September 30, 2023

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.

The Invitational Contest is invite only.  Teams qualified for the Invitational in 2021 – 2023 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023) will be automatically eligible for to compete in the Invitational Contest.

Returning Teams from 2022 – First Right of Refusal Deadline for Space: June 30, 2023

**Any team/group that wants to participate in the World Series of Barbecue must compete in the Open Meats Contest.

2023 Open Results