BBQ Winners 2014

The overall results can be found here:

Battle of the BBQ Winner
Metro Port-a-Pit

People’s Choice Winner

BBQ Team Competition

BBQ Competition

Sure, the 2014 Kansas City BBQ competition was SMOKIN', but the 2015 competition will be HOTTER than ever! The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival is still accepting applications… So send in yours TODAY. Thank you to all last years BBQ Teams, we hope to see you again this year.

BBQ Judging Class

The judging class will return to Bedford Labor Day 2016.

To view upcoming classes check here:


Peoples Choice Event

Time: Saturday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Tickets: $12 for ten tickets

We will be selling tickets at $12 for 10 tickets. Each ticket is good for one sample. For every group of tickets purchased they will also be given two poker chips. The poker chips will be given to the team they are voting for. The winning entries will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Sunday.

Battle of the BBQ

Time: Sunday 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Tickets: $12 for ten tickets

Professional BBQ vendors battle it out to be the winner of the festivals Battle of the BBQ. Local BBQ vendors cook up unique samples for everyone to try. $12 gets you 10 samples and 2 votes. Hurry and get your vote in before they sell out! From 3:00PM - 5:00PM on Sunday

Tickets will be available to purchase July 1,2015.

Battle of the BBQ

Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Contest Prizes

Chicken Ribs Pork Brisket Beans Desserts Peoples

1st ½ of pot $500 $500 $500 $500 $200 $200 $400
2nd Ribbon $275 $275 $275 $275 $100 $100 $200
3rd Ribbon $200 $200 $200 $200      
4th Ribbon $150 $150 $150 $150      
5th Ribbon $125 $125 $125 $125      
Total ½ of pot $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 $300 $300 $600

All of the winners above will receive a ribbon.

Grand Champion: $2,000, trophy and Grand Champion Banner
Reserve Champion
: $1,000 and trophy

World Food Championship:
We will be an automatic qualifier for the 2015 World Food Championship. More information coming soon.

Back Yard Contest

Our Backyard Contest is targeted at:   

  • The local backyard BBQ enthusiast.
  • The person whose friends and family tell them they create fantastic ribs and chicken at home.
  • The person ready to take it to the next level
  • No trailored, custom rigs allowed. Only mass market grills and ugly drum smokers (UDS’s) If the Pros want to compete, they have to use the grills of us Joes.

    ♫ 6:00pm – Backyard Judges Experience - $15
    ** Now if you are not a master BBQ griller, but are a master BBQ taste tester, sign up now to join our ultimate backyard judge experience during our Friday event.  For $15 you will judge the BBQ and pick your favorite griller.  No special requirements are needed to sign up, just the passion for great BBQ.   This experience includes general admission to the event, but does not replace any KCBS class or judging requirement. It is strictly a Backyard event not affiliated with the KCBS contest.

    Tickets will be available to purchase July 1,2015.

    Amateur Contest Details & Rules:

    • Our Amateur Contest consists of two categories.  Chicken and Ribs.
    • Chicken can be any piece or cut of chicken.  Must provide enough for 6 judges.
    • Ribs can be either spares or babyback and must be turned in bone-in.
    • Contestant provides their own meat which must be inspected prior to starting to prepare/cook.
    • Start at check-in with cold, untreated, raw meat. Meat may be trimmed, but cannot be pre-cooked, soaked, marinated, brined prior to inspection. After meat inspection par-boil them, crock pot them, however you wish as long as at least part of the cooking includes the use of the grill
    • KCBS rules will be followed with the following exceptions
    • Gas, Charcoal, or other Cooking methods may be used. All Cooking must be done onsite
    • Allowed Garnishes: Chopped, sliced, shredded or whole leaves of fresh green lettuce, parsley, or cilantro. NO kale, endive, red tipped lettuce, lettuce core or other vegetation.
    • All competitors will have approx a 10’x15’ area to cook in.
    • Turn-in containers will be provided after meat inspection.
    • All competitors must have a fire extinguisher
    • All meat must be kept below 40 degrees prior to cooking.
    • Electricity is not currently planned to be available for the amateur contest.  Please plan accordingly.
    • All competitors must have a three compartment wash station, a spray bottle with bleach water (one cap of bleach for one gallon of water) and a free flowing spigot of water with a catch bucket and soap for washing hands. (water cooler or similar is acceptable)
    • Please take care to not damage the cooking area (no stakes, no ground fires, etc.)
    • Parking will be provided onsite but away from the contest area.
    • In consideration of your acceptance of this entry form ad fee, I, the undersigned intending to be legally bound do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against the City of Bedford, KCBS, and their agents, successors and assigns for all injuries suffered to me in this event. I further grant permission to the City of Bedford and/or agents by them to use any photographs, videotapes or any record of this event for legitimate purpose.
    • Backyard Participants will receive 10 wristbands for admission to the festival Friday night only!

    Prize money Grand Champion -- $100. + "King of the Backyard" Trophy

    • 1st Place Ribs -- $75 + Trophy
    • 2nd Place Ribs -- $50 + Trophy
    • 3rd Place Ribs -- Trophy
    • 1st Place Chicken  -- $75 + Trophy
    • 2nd Place Chicken  -- $50 + Trophy
    • 3rd Place Chicken  -- Trophy
    Friday, September 4,2015

    Backyard BBQ Contest Schedule

    ♫ 9:00-11:00am - Load in
    ♫ 12:00pm - Cooks Meeting
    ♫ 5:00pm - Judges Registration
    ♫ 5:30pm - Judges Meeting/Training

    Turn In Times
    ♫ 6:30 – 6:45pm - Chicken
    ♫ 6:45 - 7:00pm - Ribs
    ♫ 7:30pm - 8:00pm - People’s Choice

    9:00pm approximately at Judging Location
    10pm - Load out or stay in your spot overnight (no electricity). Spot must be vacated by 10am on Saturday or $200 to move to BBQ town for the entire weekend (see camper option for more details).


2014 Teams

H&H wrecker que OK
Cactus flat cookers TX
Butt Seriously TX
High Voltage BBQ TX
Uncle BC's OK
Butcher BBQ OK
Brown-B-Q TX
Smokin Hot J's TX
Can't Smoke This TX
Four Crows BBQ TX
Sam&Mary Backyard BBQ TX
Ellis County BBQ TX
unkle pops and poppie bbq TX
Big B's BBQ TX
Suck the Bone TX
Smokin Fiorenza's TX
Twisted Pitsters TX
Smokin Good BBQ TX
Smoke On Wheels KS
Barbed Wire BBQ TX
Cloudsmoker TX
Team Enoserv OK
Fredericksburg Farms TX
Honky-Tonk Smokers TX
BBQ Xtreme TX
Los Primos BBQ OK
southern krunk bbq society AR
Paddlin Pigs TX
Baby Blue Q TX
Twin Pigs BBQ TX
Carnivore Cartel TX
Buffalo Bayou Que TX
Fire Dancer BBQ AR
Rock Bottom BBQ TX
Big Racks & Smoke Stacks TX
Smokin' Addiktion TX
Jay Willies Whiskey Pit BBQ KS
Pappo's BBQ TX
McBees BBQ and Friends TX
Hog Tide Bar-B-Que AR
Family Tradition TX
Butt First BBQ TX
Jac Jac's Smoke Stack TX
ESS Pit Crew BBQ Team TX
Tex's Smoke TX
Full Draw BBQ TX
Give it to God LA
El Rey Smokers TX
Fishing Eagles TX
Meat Church TX
Bill-B-Que TX TX
TX Select BBQ TX
Tim's Tailgate BBQ Team TX
Outlaw Rays barbecue  TX
Country Meat Market Tyler TX
Circle R Cookers  TX
Smokin' Wildcatters BBQ Team TX
Voodoo BBQ TX
Outta The Box BBQ TX
Stinky Piggy BBQ TX
Big John's TX BBQ FL
Juniors Up In Smoke TX
Big daddy G's BBQ TX
rise n swine OK
Pitfaced TX
Thin, Beautiful, Blue Smoke TX
Lone Star Lip Smackin BBQ TX
Tailgaters bbq TX
Rockin W BBQ AK
Redneck Cookers TX
Off The Wagon And On The Sauce TX
Smok'n Ice TX
Smokin Pendejos' TX
Brew'n-N-Que'n TX
Lazy Bones BBQ TX
Black Betty BBQ NM
Sons of smoke TX