Friday June 2nd and 3rd the Brevard Music Center in collaboration with 185 Productions will hold our
3rd annual Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival. Not only does the festival this year boast a lineup
consisting of national and regional touring blues acts, but we will also be hosting a “Backyard BBQ Competition” on
Saturday June the 2nd.
The competition will be 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 on 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
Whether you are a seasoned pro or a backyard grill wizard, this is the competition for you.
Again for all the information and to download application go to brevardbluesfestival.com or email
-Entry fee of $50 is due by June 1st.
-Cooking space opens at 3pm Friday June 2nd. Cooks Meeting is at 4pm with inspection of raw
meat. This competition is for shoulders, picnics, and or butts and be a minimum of 5lbs.
-Entries to be turned in at 4pm on Saturday June 3rd.
-Each team will be assigned a cooking space. All cooking and preparations should be done in
that space. No precooked 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.
-Judging Criteria points 2-9 (9 very good - 2 lowest). Judged by Appearance, Taste ( smokiness),
-Contestants must adhere to all electrical, fire, and other codes and possess a fire extinguisher at
-Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets, or charcoal. Electrical accessories such as pits, augers, or
forced draft are permitted.
-All meats must be inspected during the times established by the organizers.