Contestant Information - 2015
May 29 & May 30 (Friday & Saturday) Veterans Park, Cañon City, Colorado $10,000 TOTAL CASH PRIZES Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork & Brisket
The number of teams has been climbing since our inaugural event in 2008! This year will be no different! Following are the prizes we will be awarding for each category.
|GRAND CHAMPION||$2,000||Special Prize|
|Reserve Grand Champion||$1,000||Special Prize|
We promise that the competing teams will love our “Monks,” the teams' personal event assistants who will cater to their every whim! We provide terrific entertainment through the weekend, and we take care of our teams! In addition to the competition cooking and KCBS-sanctioned judging for the four categories, we also throw in several other entertaining little side attractions, including:
The Monastery Mystery contest will again be open only to BBQ cooking contestants (one entry per team). The Holy Smoke Showdown will provide all Monastery Mystery contestants with the same three mystery ingredients, and contestants will then prepare a dish “entirely on site” using all portions of the three mystery ingredients. Additional ingredients could be added, and ingenuity is definitely a key ingredient. KCBS rules “do not” apply to this special presentation.
Smokin’ Salsa Contest
The Smokin’ Salsa contest will again be open to the general public. One entry fee will allow one batch of salsa to be entered for judging on Friday. Salsa will not be required to be prepared “on site.” Your Smokin’ Salsa entry fee will include one (1) free BBQ Showdown event entry pass on Friday only.
'Sweet Confessions’ Dessert Contest
The dessert contest is open to the general public. One dessert dish per $15 entry fee. Same contest conditions as in Smokin’ Salsa Contest. Entries must be submitted for judging Friday afternoon (exact times to be announced). See Contestant Rules for more information.
Weenie Dog Races
The Annual Weenie Dog Race will be held Saturday at 6:30 pm. The Weenie Dog Race is open to the general public, and only for Dachshund breed of dogs. Make sure you get there early to get your dog entered, and to find a good spot along the race track to watch your favorite hound run for the ribbons! See more info on the Weenie Dog page!
Need More Contestant Information? Call Autumn Dever (719) 429-7662
Mail entry to Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown, 901 Main St., Cañon City, CO 81212
Please read all the Rules and Information(Links at top of page) and fill in the Application