BBQ TEAMS ARE SUBJECT
TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

KCBS BBQ 2016
Competition Payouts as of 2/2016:

Grand Champion: $1,250
Reserve Grand Champion: $750


5 Categories Payout each as of 2/2016:
First Place: $250
Second Place: $125
Third Place: $75
Fourth Place: $50
Fifth Place: $25

Total of 30 Winners will be awarded.

Our minimium is 15 BBQ Teams to qualify for Amerian Royale, Jack Daniels World Championship, and KCBS Team of the Year.

We are also approved as a CBBQA Team of the Year (TOY) event.


Kansas City Barbeque

LOOK WHO IS COMING TO
THE LONG BEACH BBQ FESTIVAL THIS YEAR!
DON’T MISS OUT!

Presented by the Kansas city Barbeque Society...this is their only stop in all of California for 2016!

With stops across the country, the 2016 Great American Cookout will bring the art and taste of outdoor cooking to some of the biggest and best barbeque contests, festivals and retail locations throughout the nation. In its tenth year, the Great American Cookout will stop at over 50 retail locations and 20 food festivals throughout the tour's seven months on the road. BBQ experts and GAC tour hosts, Mike and Christine Peters, will share grilling tips and FREE samples with event attendees, so bring your napkins, this is one cookout you do not want to miss!

Sponsors to-date to name a few are Tums, McCormick Grill Mates, Bubba Burger, Cowboy Charcoal, Grillbot, Gateway Drum Smokers...

Featured Cookers for 2016
AWARD-WINNING BBQ TEAMS:
 
NATIONAL BBQ TEAMS:

THE TEXAS SMOKEHOUSE

An award-winning cooking team out of Ft.Worth Texas where Texas Cookin Makes You Better Lookin!
CANCELLED DUE TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY.

   
Montana Q

MONTANA Q

Award Winning Montana Q - Official Pro BBQ Competition Team. Providing the best BBQ experience with a twist of asian spices and distinguish flavors.

 
LOCAL GRILLERS:

ROBERT EARL’S BBQ

Voted the best BBQ in LA and Orange County! Earl’s grandfather taught him the patience and precision it takes to create some of the best BBQ this side of the Rio Grande.

   

BBQ SMOKEHOUSE

It's the rich, savory flavor of 37 herbs and spices, that make up Mike's sauce, permeating every bite, to give BBQ Smokehouse meats, their authentic Kansas City barbecue taste. It's no wonder that BBQ Smokehouse is a favorite with barbecue lovers the world over, and why they all agree, that BBQ Smokehouse meats, are Sooo Smokin' Good!

   

WOWO’S SMOKIN’
HOT BBQ

Wowo's BBQ is serving up the real deal BBQ!!

   
Uncle Al's BBQ

UNCLE AL’S BBQ

   
Dickey's Barbecue Pit

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT

   
Red Stick Cajuns

RED STICKS CAJUNS

   
Hawaiian Dancing Grill BBQ

HAWAIIAN DANCING GRILL BBQ

   

TEAM WOODSHED

Serving Hawaiian Style BBQ. All proceeds benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

   
NON-VENDING LOCAL GRILLERS:

HICKORY & SPICE BBQ

 

   

COOL GRILLING BBQ TEAM

 

   
Peaches Smokehouse

NOTHING
COMPARES 2 Q

   
Peaches Smokehouse

SMOKIN’ MONEY WITH BIG RED

   
Come and Take It BBQ RONI’S RIBS
   
Peaches Smokehouse RAD FONDO BBQ
   
  RACER’S BBQ
   
  RIV’S BBQ
   
One Smoke Over The Swine ONE SMOKE OVER THE SWINE
   
Blues Rock BBQ BLUES ROCK BBQ
   
Big Poppa Smokers BIG POPPA SMOKERS
   
Burin in Lootin BURNIN’ AND LOOTIN
   

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The competition is fierce and the flavors rich as award-winning pitmasters battle local barbeque grillers to produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer.

ONLY 20-25 BBQ TEAMS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The Long Beach BBQ Festival is accepting entries into The Best in Southern California BBQ Cook-off. Contestants need to pre-register. Entries will be taken up to August 8, 2016 or until the BBQ Teams block is sold out.

Contest requires the teams to cook 4 meats (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Butt, & Brisket) with an additional category option for BBQ Sauce. The cooking source should be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. All meat must be inspected by KCBS representatives onsite before doing anything. KCBS Rules and regulations apply. A BBQ Team does NOT have to be a member of KCBS to enter the BBQ contest. However, if you are interested in becoming a KCBS BBQ team member you can apply here: KCBS Membership Application

We are also approved as a CBBQA Team of the Year (TOY) event. CBBQA (TOY)

This contest is eligible for the $10,000 American Royal World Championship — the best of the best in the competitive barbecue circuit and the prestigious $10,000 Jack Daniels World Championship. In addition, all KCBS teams who participate earn points towards the KCBS Team of the Year awards that are held each year at the KCBS annual banquet.

Charcoal is provided by courtesy of Cowboy Charcoal

Cowboy Charcoal


Entrants must submit six (6) portions of meat in an approved container. Containers will be provided by the Long Beach BBQ Festival. There will be a 28 KCBS certified judge panel.

BBQ Teams Cook’s meeting will be held at 5PM on Friday, August 19, 2016 in Judges Tent. BBQ Teams New Cook’s meeting will be held at 5:30PM on Friday, August 19, 2016 in Judges Tent.

BBQ Teams Meat Inspection and distribution of contest approved containers will conducted by KCBS representatives on Friday, August 19, 2016 between the hours of 10:30AM-4:30PM. Your meat may be trimmed prior to inspection. NO seasoning or injection is allowed prior to the meat inspection.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 BBQ Contest mandatory submission times (failure to submit at the designated times will result in disqualification from the contest.) are as follows:

Chicken (not poultry) — Sat., Aug. 20th at 12NOON
Pork Ribs (must include bone) — Sat., Aug. 20th at 12:30PM
Pork (shoulder or butt) — Sat., Aug. 20th at 1PM
Brisket (NO corn beef) — Sat., Aug. 20th at 1:30PM
BBQ Sauce (optional) — Sat., Aug. 20th at 2:15PM

Official Meat Categories Tips, CLICK HERE!


TAKING ONLINE BBQ TEAM APPLICATIONS

Click Here to Enter In
The Long Beach BBQ Festival BBQ Contest




The Long Beach BBQ Festival uses a blind judging system. Contestants will be competing in six categories: The Best in Southern California BBQ Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder/Butt, Brisket, BBQ Sauce (optional) and People’s Choice. Judging will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 and conclude with an award presentation AT 5PM. People’s Choice will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 and conclude with an award presentation.

First, second, third, fourth and fifth place winners will be announced for each category in additon to a Grand Champion and Grand Reserved, trophies with cash prizes will be awarded. The People’s Choice award will be presented to the three teams that receive the most votes from ticket holders during the competition event.

Judges check-in starts at 9:30AM on Sat., Aug. 20, 2016.

Judges meeting will be held at 10:15AM on Sat., Aug. 20, 2016.

TAKING ONLINE KCBS JUDGE APPLICATIONS

Click Here to Sign-up to be a
The Long Beach BBQ Festival Judge



2016 Award Winners
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ

Grand Champion: Big Poppa Smokers
Reserve Grand Champion: Burnin' and Lootin
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ CHICKEN

First Place: RIV's BBQ
Second Place: Hickory & Spice BBQ
Third Place: Burnin' and Lootin
Fourth Place: Big Poppa Smokers
Fifth Place: Cool Grilling BBQ Team
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PORK RIBS

First Place: Nothing Compares 2 Q
Second Place: Cool Grilling BBQ Team
Third Place: Big Poppa Smokers
Fourth Place: Burnin' and Lootin
Fifth Place: WoWo’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PORK

First Place: Big Poppa Smokers
Second Place: Smokin' Money with Big Red
Third Place: Hickory & Spice BBQ
Fourth Place: Burnin' and Lootin
Fifth Place: RIV's BBQ
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ BRISKET

First Place: Cool Grilling BBQ Team
Second Place: Big Poppa Smokers
Third Place: Burnin' and Lootin
Fourth Place: Hickory & Spice BBQ
Fifth Place: Nothing Compares 2 Q
2nd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ SAUCE

First Place: Blues Rock BBQ
Second Place: Hickory & Spice BBQ
Third Place: Rad Fondo BBQ
Fourth Place: Racer's BBQ
Fifth Place: RIV's BBQ
2nd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PULLED PORK -
TILLY RAMSAY COMPETITON

ONLY FIVE VENDING TEAMS COMPETED.
CONTEST JUDGED BY KCBS.
First Place: Uncle Al’s BBQ
Second Place: WoWo’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ
Third Place: Montana Q
Fourth Place: Robert Earl's BBQ
Fifth Place: BBQ Smokehouse
3rd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PEOPLE’S CHOICE

First Place: Montana Q
Second Place: Hawaiian Dancing Grill BBQ
Third Place: WoWo’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ

 

2015 Award Winners
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ RIBS

First Place: My Father’s BBQ
Second Place: Porky-N-Beans
Third Place: WoWo’s Smokin’ Hot BBQ
2nd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ SAUCE

Porky-N-Beans
3rd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PEOPLE’S CHOICE

First Place: My Father’s BBQ
Second Place: Robert Earl’s BBQ
Third Place: Porky-N-Beans


2014 Award Winners
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ RIBS

First Place: Texas Outlaws
Second Place: Brother's BBQ
Third Place: Masters BBQ
2nd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ SAUCE

Texas Outlaws
3rd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PEOPLE’S CHOICE

First Place: Texas Outlaws
Second Place: Brother's BBQ
Third Place: Masters BBQ


2013 Award Winners
1st THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ RIBS

First Place: Porky-N-Beans
Second Place: Johnson’s Bar-B-Que
Third Place: Texas Outlaws
2nd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ SAUCE

Porky-N-Beans
3rd THE BEST IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
BBQ PEOPLE’S CHOICE

First Place: Porky-N-Beans
Second Place: Johnson’s Bar-B-Que
Third Place: Texas Outlaws

 


 



 


 

 



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