BBQ Fest

We are a sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society event! This means bigger cash prizes for all winners. First place teams in each category will receive $300; second place $150; third place $100; fourth place $75; and fifth place $62.50. Places 6-10 will receive $25. The Grand Champion of the Cape BBQ Fest will receive a trophy PLUS $2,000. The Reserve Grand Champion will receive $1,000. Teams must barbecue in ALL FOUR (4) categories to be eligible for this award.


The "SHOWMANSHIP" category will again be included as part of Friday night's program. Showmanship is awarded to the team inviting the most notice or attention by presenting or displaying entertainment to amuse other teams and the public through song, skits, activities, decorations, costumes, enthusiasm and crowd participation. Judging for the showmanship category will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening with the winners announced at 9:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE: Meat categories are chicken, pork ribs (loin or spare), pork (shoulder/butt/picnic), and brisket (beef).

This year's Cape BBQ Fest will be bigger and better than ever.

Cape Girardeau Jaycees
Fact Sheet

Sponsorship Form

Date(s):          Friday August 23 and Saturday 24, 2013
Location:         Arena Park, Cape Girardeau MO
Purpose:         To provide an opportunity for area backyard BBQ teams to compete for bragging rights and a grand prize of $2,000


  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs (loin or spare)
  • Pork (shoulder/butt/picnic)
  • Brisket (beef)


Grand Champion* - Trophy PLUS $2,000 Cash
Reserve Grand Champion* - $1,000 Cash
1st Place in each category - Trophy PLUS $300 Cash
2nd Place in each category - Ribbon PLUS $200 Cash
3rd Place in each category – Ribbon PLUS $125 Cash
4th Place in each category – Ribbon PLUS $ 75 Cash
5th Place in each category – Ribbon PLUS $50.00 Cash
*In order to be eligible for the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion prize, you must compete in ALL FOUR categories.


Entertainment presented by participating teams to amuse other teams and the public through skits, decorations, costumes, enthusiasm, and crowd participation.

Showmanship Awards:            

1st Place – Trophy
2nd Place - Ribbon
3rd Place - Ribbon


Friday, August 23, 2013
9:00 am to 9:00 pm Teams Check-in
4:30 pm to 11:00 pm Jaycee BBQ Stand Opens
4:30 pm to 11:00 pm Socializing
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Beer Stand Open and Jaycee Food Stand Opens
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm Mandatory Team Meeting to Discuss Rules
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Showmanship Contest
8:00 pm Showmanship Winner Announced
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Mike Renick Band, Live Band Performance
11:00 pm Park Closes (Quiet Time)

Saturday, August 24, 2012
5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Teams Cook Contest Meat
Turn-In Times Meat Categories
12:00 p.m. Chicken
12:30 p.m. Pork Ribs (loin or spare)
1:00 p.m. Pork (shoulder/butt/picnic)
1:30 p.m. Brisket (beef)
3:00 p.m. Awards Presentation*

*This is an approximate time. The presentation will begin as soon as all results have
been tabulated.

Concession Stand: Jaycee BBQ Stand (BBQ), Cape Jaycees(Drinks) 
 (Friday night ONLY)


Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!
Robbie Guard
2013 BBQ Fest Chair 
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