Our festival uses 100% certified judges. Judges will taste and grade all of the meats cooked by the competitors. In order to become a certified BBQ Judge from KCBS a certification class must be completed. After a judge is certified, they can sign up to be a judge at any of the KCBS sanctioned events. If you would like to be a judge our event, sign up here:


Judges check in is at 10:00 am on Saturday of the event.