2017 Backyard Cooking Team Information & Rules

The Ninth Annual Mountain High Barbecue Festival and Car Show is a KCBS (Kansas City BBQ Society) sanctioned event and will adhere to those guidelines. KCBS representatives will be onsite.





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Festival Dates/Hours           
Friday, August 11, 2017
11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Meat Inspection begins at 8:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Contact Information
Franklin Chamber of Commerce ~ (800) 336-7829 ~ (828) 524-3161 ~
Franklin, North Carolina

The Contest
The contest consists of three categories which are Poultry(chicken only), Pork Ribs & Boston Butt. Judging will be held in conjunction with the pro competition. The blind judging technique will be used.

Required Categories
Poultry(chicken only), Pork Ribs & Boston Butt .

Awards for Competitions and Optional Categories
Friday Contests

Dessert                                                   $150
Anything Butt                                          $150
Sauce                                                     $150
Competition Turn in Times:
Friday Ancillary Competition
6:00 pm - Sauce Turn In
6:30 pm - Anything Butt Turn In
7:00 pm - Dessert Turn In
Saturday KCBS Competition
12 noon - Chicken Turn In (Pro & Backyard)
12:30 pm - Rib Turn In (Pro & Backyard)
1:00 pm - Pork Turn In (Pro & Backyard)
2:30 pm - Tastin’ Tent Pork Butt Turn In

*Please note no gas cooking allowed

Backyard BBQ Awards                           

1st place Overall - $300
2nd place Overall - $200

Each meat category will be awarded
1st Place:   $200
2nd Place:  $100
3rd Place:   $ 50 


Franklin's Finest                                      Trophy
-Highest point earner from Tastin’ Tent