BBQ Contest 2018


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BBQ Contest 2018

Welcome to your online HUB for everything related to our 3rd Annual BBQ Contest! ABC Mississippi and AIA Mississippi are excited to host everyone on Friday, October 26, 2018 for this fun event at ABC Mississippi headquarters in Pearl.  

3rd Annual BBQ Contest
Benefiting Magnolia Speech School
Hosted by: ABC Mississippi & AIA Mississippi
Friday, October 26, 2018
5165 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi


  • PLATINUM PIG SPONSOR   This $500 sponsorship includes 1 team, 4 t-shirts, 4 aprons and event signage. 
  • GOLDEN CHICKEN SPONSOR   This $350 sponsorship includes 1 team, 4 t-shirts and event signage. 
  • SILVER SOW SPONSOR   This $250 sponsorship includes 4 t-shirts and event signage. No team included.
  • BRONZE BOAR SPONSOR   This $100 sponsorship includes event signage only. No team included.
  • TEAM ENTRY FEE   This $300 fee includes the participation for one team of 4 people. Includes t-shirts.


The following highlights the agenda for our BBQ Contest. 


6:00 am to 6:15 am Gates Open
6:15 am to 6:30 am
Registration Packet Pickup
6:30 am to 10:00  am Cooking
10:00 am Gates Open to Public
10:00 am to 3:00 pm AIA Bloody Mary Design Competition. AIA Booth
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Lunch | $10 Per Person, Food Truck Onsite
11:00 am to 1:00 pm Health & Wealth Fair
1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Chicken Category Pickup & Judging
1:30 pm  to 2:30 pm Rib Category Pickup & Judging
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm Pork Shoulder/Butt Category Pickup & Judging 
3:00 pm Winners Announced

Contest Rules

  • The ABC Mississippi BBQ contest is not a professional contest and does not have professional judges. The contest is purely for fundraising and fun. 
  • A team registration covers four (4) participants. 
  • There will be three (3) judges in each food category. Teams must bring enough food for judges only. 
  • All teams will be provided with a registration packet (4 t-shirts, team number & stickers and rules), a cooking location and containers to submit their food to the judges. Please affix your team number stickers to food judging boxes. 
  • Teams must provide all desired grilling items including: food, grills, grilling utensils, tables, chairs, tents, sampling dishes for crowd, judging box for crowd favorite, and disposal of all used coals and cooking debris.
  • All cooking locations are available on first come first serve basis. Advance setup permitted but no security will be provided.
  • Teams must provide any additional desired company or team related signage.
  • Coolers are permitted. Garnishment is optional but not required.
  • Appetizers are optional and for crowd judging only.
  • Pork butts & shoulders are accepted and can be marinated the night before. 
  • Pork ribs & chicken must be prepared onsite.
  • Each team must submit food for three (3) judges (per category) in containers with official team number affixed.
  • All food will be scored by judges based on appearance, taste/flavor, and tenderness.
  • To maintain anonymity, all judging will be number based. Food will be picked up from your cooking location by an official food carrier. Do not bring your food to the judges.
  • Lunch tickets must be purchased separately and are not included in any team or sponsorship registration fees.
  • No refunds will be issued for any entry fees.


5165 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
601.944.0421 office
601.944.0450 fax

10480 Corporate Drive
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
228.897.1711 phone
228.897.2711 fax


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