If you are a master of meat; the purveyor of the pits; or the king or queen of kabobs, the 2014 MontanaFair is looking for you.
The Montana State BBQ Championship at MontanaFair is one of the most anticipated and yummiest events every year. Professional and amateur BBQ competition teams from across Montana and the nation compete for glory and a share of over $10,000 in prize money.
This year’s contest is part of the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Cup Challenge, providing for more teams, more prize money, and more good BBQ. Teams will compete in four meat categories: Chicken, pork, pork ribs, and beef brisket.
The championship competition is August 12 and 13 at MontanaFair. Entry deadline is August 8. Go to www.MontanaFair.com for entry information.
Following the judging on Wednesday, August 13, BBQ competitors may choose to offer samples for sale from 2pm until 5pm that evening. “MontanaFair Bones Bucks” will be available for sale and tasting samples will be sold for one “Buck” per taste.
There’s even a Kid’s Q competition for children 6-16 with nearly $500 in prize money available. Rules state that an adult must accompany the children, but the children have to do all the preparation, seasoning and cooking on their own. Judges will award prizes and premiums in the contest for 1st to 10th place using Kansas City BBQ Society scoring (blind judging).
The Montana State BBQ Championship is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. KCBS is the largest organization of BBQ and grilling enthusiasts in the world with more than 14,000 professional members. Certified KCBS judges are used in the competition and the judging certification class is August 11 at MontanaFair. To become a certified KCBS BBQ judge or for any additional information about the competition, please visit www.MontanaFair.com.