BBQ Contest 2020


The beneficiary of this year's BBQ Contest is Magnolia Speech School. This money is being raised in memory of ABC Mississippi member and past chairman, Stanley Mangum. Jane Helen Jones, Stanley's granddaughter was a student at Magnolia. Stanley was big supporter of the school and what it did for his family. Check out this amazing video to learn more. 




5165 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi, 39208 (map)

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BBQ Contest 2020

Welcome to your online HUB for everything related to our 5th Annual BBQ Contest! ABC Mississippi is excited to host everyone on Friday, October 23, 2020 for this fun event at ABC Mississippi headquarters in Pearl.

5th Annual BBQ Contest
Benefiting Magnolia Speech School
Hosted by: ABC Mississippi
Friday, October 23, 2020
5165 Old Brandon Road, Pearl, Mississippi 39208


  • 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. Participants can start cooking as early as they'd like to, however, there is no security onsite.


6:00 am to 6:15 am Gates Open *teams may arrive earlier, however there is no security onsite
6:15 am to 6:30 am Registration Packet Pickup
6:00 am to 10:00  am Cooking 
10:00 am Gates Open to Public
10:00 am to 12:00 pm YP Cornhole Tournament: Download Flyer |  Register Online
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. No professional cooking teams are permitted. 
  • 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 left over foods may either be distributed to the crowd or boxed for The Lord's Supper organization to feed the homeless. Please ask ABC Mississippi team members for to go boxes.
  • All teams will be provided with a registration packet (4 t-shirts, team number, pre-numbered judging containers and rules).
  • All cooking locations are on a first come, first serve basis (1 and 1/2 parking space). Advance setup permitted but no security will be provided.
  • 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.
  • 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 sampling 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.
  • No refunds will be issued for any entry fees.

Judge Sign Up

We need judges! Please signup online to be a judge at our contest using the register now button below. Questions? Contact Weezie Horn at