KCBS teams are known for cooking some of the best barbeque in the world, but it takes a dedicated team of judges to decide which is truly the best-of-the-best. Being a Certified Barbeque Judge (CBJ) means more than just getting to taste award-winning barbeque - and deciding which barbeque wins those awards. It's about representing and spreading the message of KCBS, which is to promote America's cuisine - barbeque.


In a half-day's time, you'll learn how to grade world-class chicken, pulled pork, ribs and brisket - and taste them during the process!


By the time you're finished, you'll be ready to sign up for the next competition in your area! And remember: your CBJ fee also includes one year's membership to KCBS. It's a win-win!


Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Fleischmanns Park, Fleischmanns, NY
​11 am - 7 pm

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

11 am - 7 pm

FAB (Fleischmanns Alliance for Business) and Mark Project, Inc. present....


THE GREAT CATSKILL MOUNTAIN BBQ FEST 2017, a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned professional bbq competition and festival.

The professional competition, designated a “State Championship” with cash prizes and trophies, provides the backdrop for an all-day event that also includes an amateur BBQ competition, The Fire Company Throw-Down (local volunteer fire companies BBQ for bragging rights), live music, a craft beer tent, vendors galore, kid’s activities and all things associated with outdoor food, cooking, entertainment and lots and lots of people who love great BBQ!


Admission is free!! All net proceeds will benefit the Fleischmanns Park Lighting Project.

WELCOME TO THE Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest

Certified BBQ Judging Class

Saturday, April 22, 2017        10 am -2 pm