The Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition

SAND CREEK festival, inc. PRESENTS

kcbs sanctioned bbq competition


Friday, July 8,

* Public Tasting Competition – 5:30 to 7:30 pm

* Public Tasting Awards Ceremony – 7:45 (Area 3 Main Concert Stage)


Saturday, July 9 – KCBS Competition

* Awards: Saturday – 3:00 pm (Area 5 – Koehn Painting BBQ Stage)

2022 Teams:

Mad Mutts BBQ (2021 Grand Champion) – Overland Park, KS

Smoked & Furious – Edmond, OK

Wood-Hook BBQ – Bois D Ark, MO

SuperSwine BBQ – Bethany, OK

Team Thirsty – Newton, KS

Smokaholics – Oak Grove, MO

Double Barrell BBQ – Moodys, Ok

Smokin Brothers Pro Team – Gardner, KS

Meat Rushmore – Independence, MO

Finger Leikam Good – Wamego, KS

All Fired Up And Kicking Ash – Brunswick, MO

Man Meat BBQ – Stilwell, KS



Matson Street BBQ – Newton, KS

Butcher BBQ – Wellston, OK

Que or B Qued – McKinney, TX

Big Daddy Thunder – Wichita, KS

Sugar Hounds BBQ – Wichita

Damn Fine Beef & Swine – Lees Summit, MO

SixKiller BBQ – Goddard, KS

Hollow Q – Mustang, OK

4 Legs Up BBQ – Great Bend, KS

Cow Creek BBQ – Overland Park, KS

Black Magic BBQ – Grain Valley, MO

Love 2 Q – DeSoto, KS



Competitors Info

It is easy to compete in this KCBS sanctioned competition with over $5500 in prize money to be won, whether you are an amateur or a professional.


Registration Fees:

* $200    Peoples Choice & Electricity

* $225     No Peoples Choice & Electricity

Additional Options Fees:

* $150   Private Restroom (by 07/01) DEADLINE EXPIRED

* Registration fee includes up to four (4) festival buttons. The competition will be held outside the festival gates in 2022 with direct access to the east festival gate.


Competition Notes:

* Competition will be limited to 30 teams.

* Electricity will be provided for all entries. Bring your own extension cords.

* The Peoples Choice Competition on Friday night is optional, but encouraged, for all teams.  New format for peoples choice:

  • Scoring will be in two sections

    • Anonymous professional chef/restaurateur judges will weigh in a 70% of total score

    • peoples token votes will be 30% of total score

      • each person will have wrist band & ONE ticket for each participating booth sample

      • BBQ participants will only give out one sample for each ticket (this way you can be assured that the sample will be ensured to count in the voting format

      *Teams are asked to prepare exactly 200 servings off their own menu to pass out in 2 oz sample sizes (cups provided by the festival). The meat can be precooked then warmed up for convenience. The prize money for the Public Tasting will be $500 for the grand prize and $250 for the runner-up!

* Please complete your online registration in full and when you request cooking spots,  please be fair with the size of your rig and serving tents. We could be limited on space and ask each team to choose reasonably. We will have 16′ for small teams, 24′ for medium rigs/teams and 32′ for large rigs. All spots have 15′-20′ for depth. If space is available after final deadline, we will make sure teams are comfortable with the amount of space each team receives. Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition staff will park each contestant as they see fit.



Brisket, Pork Shoulder, Pork Ribs & Chicken


Prize Money: $5625


Grand Champion — $750

Reserve Grand Champion — $400

Third Place – $250

Fourth Place – $200

Fifth Place – $150

Sixth Place – $100

Seventh Place – $75

Eighth Place – $50

Ninth Place – $50

Tenth Place – $50

Meat Categories

Category 1st place — $275 x4

Category 2nd place — $175 x4

Category 3rd place — $125 x4

Category 4th place — $75 x4

Category 5th place — $50 x4

People’s Choice Competition

People’s Choice Winner — $500

People’s Choice Runner-up — $250

Competitor’s Schedule

Thursday, July 7:

Teams may enter parking lot and set up their rigs from 4:00-8:00 pm. (no security will be provided Thursday evening)


Friday, July 8:

8:00 am – 4:00 – Move in time (access to the park will be closed & ALL VEHICLES must be out of competition area by at 4:00pm)

4:30 – Team captains check in meeting

5:30 – Gates open & public judging begins (teams ready to serve)

7:30  – People’s Choice event ends and Friday concert begins

7:45 – People’s Choice Awards announced on concert stage


Saturday, July 9:

Noon – Meat turn-ins begin

3:00 – Award Presentation

3:30 – Tear down and move out


KCBS Website:   Click Here

KCBS Rules:   Click Here


Payment & Entry Form


For more information, contact Jeffrey Graber at




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