BBQ Fest

We are a sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society event! This means bigger cash prizes for all winners.   We pride ourselves on having a great event with a spectacular venue and look forward to 2015!


GRAND CHAMPION RECEIVES: TROPHY & $2,500.00 The Grand Champion Team must have the highest accumulated total score from ALL FOUR categories.  The Reserve Grand Champion will receive $1,500.00 and must have the second highest accumulated total score from ALL FOUR categories, 3rd Place Overall receives$750.00, 4th Place Overall receives $500.00, and 5th Place Overall receives $350.00


First place in each category will receive $500.00 and a first place trophy; second place in each category will receive $300.00 and a second place ribbon; third place in each category will receive $150.00 and a third place ribbon; fourth place in each category will receive $100.00 and a ribbon, and fifth place in each category will receive $50.00 and a ribbon.  


Teams may set up starting at 9:00 a.m., Friday, August 21st.  Judging begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 22nd.



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
Judge Signup Sheet
2015 Official Rules

Date(s):          Friday August 22st and Saturday 22nd, 2015
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 $2,500!  The total purse for winners will be $10,000 this year!


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



Awards:         Grand Champion* - Trophy PLUS $2,500 Cash

Reserve Grand Champion* - $1,500 Cash

3rd Place Overall- $750.00*

4th Place Overall- $500.00*

5th Place Overall- $350.00*

1st Place in each category - Trophy PLUS $500 Cash

2nd Place in each category - Ribbon PLUS $300 Cash

3rd Place in each category – Ribbon PLUS $150 Cash

4th Place in each category – Ribbon PLUS $100 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.

Bloody Mary Contest:

You can enter the bloody Mary contest free of charge.  Put your mixology to the test.  Prizes available for 1st place. 

Turn in your Bloody Mary at 8pm at the North Door of the Arena Building. 


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 21st , 2015
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 Bloody Mary Turn in
8:00 pm to 11:00 pm Mike Renick Band, Live Band Performance
11:00 pm Park Closes (Quiet Time)

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015
??? 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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