SMOKIN’ ON THE HARBOR IS BACK with INCREASED CASH PRIZES
AND NEW JACKPOT CATEGORIES!

PAYOUTS:

Over $1,700 in total estimated cash prizes:
Two categories:  chicken and pork
Grand Champion:  $350
Reserve Grand Champion:  $250

**MINIMUM 20 TEAMS REQUIRED**

1st place:  $200 each team for chicken & pork
2nd place: $150 each team for chicken & pork
3rd place:  $100 each team for chicken & pork
4th place:  $75 each team for chicken & pork
5th place:  $50 each team chicken & pork

Ancillary category:  Dessert
1st place: $100 – 2nd place:  $75 – 3rd place:   $50

*Jackpot payouts: (SATURDAY TURN-INS)
Blood Mary Challenge
Best Beans in Benton County
Chicken Wing Challenge

*Jackpot payouts will be based upon the number of entries. Bloody Mary, Beans and Chicken Wing Challenges will pay 1st through 3rd places.

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023
    Check-in times: 7am-10am
    Meat inspections: begin as you arrive
    Cook’s meeting:  10:30am
    Festival vending:  11am-7pm (Note:  These items can be pre-cooked)
    Chicken turn-in:  12:00pm
    Pork ribs turn-in:  12:30pm
    Bloody Mary Turn-in time:  2pm
    Wing Challenge Turn-in time:  2:30pm
    Best Beans in Benton County Turn-in time:  3pm
    Dessert Contest:  3:30pm
    Award time:  4pm

You are welcome to stay until Sunday for the festivities but you must be moved out no later than 11am 8/6.

BACKYARD 2023 ENTRY FORM
ENTRY FORM 2023 (ELECTRONIC)
VENDOR APPLICATION (PRINTABLE)
VENDOR APPLICATION (ELECTRONIC)
BLOODY MARY CONTEST RULES
CHICKEN WING CHALLENGE RULES
BEST OF BENTON COUNTY BEAN RULES
DESSERT RULES
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
JUDGE APPLICATION (KCBS CERTIFIED ONLY)
KCBS BACKYARD RULES

Entry fee is non-refundable and the event will be rain or shine.  Ice will be available to participants at a minimal fee during the competition.

For more information or questions, please contact Lynette Stokes at lstokes@visitbentoncomo.com or 660-438-2090.

ORDER YOUR SMOKIN’ ON HARBOR T-SHIRT TODAY
AND PICK UP DURING THE COMPETITION.
wE WANT TO THANK THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR MAKING OUR EVENT AMAZING!

 

 


2022 RESULTS
THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR THE 2022 CONTEST!  WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF THE TEAMS THAT COOKED THIS WEEKEND DURING THIS H-O-T WEATHER.