alt City BBQ Competition Details-your 2018 Cooks Packet is here
KCBS Professional Competition
Welcome to the Salt City BBQ Festival Cook-off.  Here you’ll see the prize structure, schedule of events and the application to compete or be a judge.  Contact the Judge Coordinator Paul Davey for questions on judging  If you have any further questions please call (315) 254-6119.  Please note:  hotel information is posted at the bottom of this page.
$5,000 Prize Pool payout summary
​Grand Champion     Reserve Grand Champion     3rd place     4th place     5th place
      $800                                 $350                    $225           $150               $75
    Trophy                               Trophy                 Trophy        Trophy          Trophy
4 Category Payouts
1st place     2nd place     3rd place     4th place     5th place
  $325           $225           $125            $100             $75
 Trophy       Trophy         Trophy         Trophy        Trophy
Move-in begins on Friday.  Our event is at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Teams may begin arriving any time after noon on Friday. Meat Inspections will begin at Noon on Friday.   There is a mandatory cooks meeting at 7 pm on Friday evening in the judges building.
10:30 am  Judges Meeting
12:00 pm  Meat Competitions begin
5:00 pm  Awards ceremony on the stage
To register your team to compete in the Salt City BBQ Festival click on this link and follow  instructions:
​To register to be a judge in the 2018 Salt City BBQ Festival please click this link:
Applications may be e-mailed to:
Anyone needing a hotel room:  we have made arrangements for you to get a special rate at the Clarion Inn & Suites for $69 per night plus tax.  To reserve your room please call (315)457-8700 and ask for Sarah Pagula.  Please tell her that youa re with the Salt City BBQ Festival to get the special rate.