KCBS Sanctioned Professional Series and Backyard Series

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If you want to have a great time and see how you can stack up against a field of BBQ smokers, the SoCal BBQ Bash is for you. Whether you are a seasoned competitor or backyard buddy, we will guide you through the process of having the experience of your life.  The event is sanctioned by the California BBQ Association and the Kansas City BBQ Society.   Below are the most recent rules for competition as well as the entry application.

The full competitive series has you competing in all 4 KCBS categories-Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket. 

Each application includes a PC permit from the health department. The entry fee also includes 20 amps of power and a generous 20 x 40 space. If you have special requirements, please contact us directly. Additional fees apply for additional space, power or full vending. We will assist you.

If you  are not quite ready for a full competitive series but want to compete and have your BBQ evaluated by certified BBQ judges and trained professionals, you may enter the BACKYARD series which will require you to complete in two entries, chicken and ribs.  Entry fees are reduced providing you with an opportunity to participate in the event, brag to your friends and family—all while still honing your skills. 

If you have any questions regarding BACKYARD competition, please contact our BACKYARD coordinator, Paul Richardson at paul@socalbbqbash.com

Entry applications to both competitions are below.  Make sure you complete the correct application.