Friday June 1st and 2nd the Brevard Music Center in collaboration with 185 Productions Presents the 5th annual Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival. Not only does the festival this year boast a lineup consisting of national and regional blues acts, we will also be hosting a “The Dugan’s Pub Backyard BBQ Competition” on Saturday.
The Competition will consist of a modified Kansas City Barbecue Society rule set-up. Mainly this means no propane or any other gas is allowed; only wood or charcoal. The competition will consist of Shoulders, picnics, or butts to be judged by a panel of “celebrity” judges.
The Competition will begin at around 3pm Friday with a cooks meeting and inspection at 4pm. Entries will be turned no later than 4pm on Saturday. Judging will be blind and scores based on appearance, taste, and texture. The cash prize and trophies will be presented between headliners on Saturday.
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a backyard grill wizard, this is the competition for you.
-Cooking space opens at 3pm Friday June 1st. Cooks Meeting is at 4pm with inspection of raw meat. This competition is for shoulders, picnics, and or butts with a minimum of 5 lbs.
-Entries to be turned in at 4pm on Saturday June 2nd.
-Entry Fee of $50 must be in by June 1 or arrangements must be made.
-Each team will be assigned a cooking space. All cooking and preparations should be done in that space. No pre cooked items permitted. Sauces and garnishes are optional.
-Turn in containers will be provided and judging will be blind. The container should not be marked in any way to make it unique. Each team shall submit 5 portions to be judged. This year as an option you may smoke ribs.
-Judging Criteria points 2-9 (9 very good – 2 lowest). Judged by Appearance, Taste (smokiness), and Texture.
-Contestants must adhere to all Electrical, fire, and other codes and possess a fire extinguisher at your tent.
-Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets, or charcoal. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, or forced draft are permitted.
-All meats must be inspected during the times established by the organizers.