The Barn Burner BBQ follows the rules established by Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). Please review and be familiar with these rules before you arrive. Check for the current rules.

The winning team with the highest total points in all four categories (Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Chicken, Ribs) will take home their share of $5,000 in prize money, along with the Barn Burner BBQ Grand Championship trophy, bragging rights, and a spot in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational BBQ in Tennessee.

Teams also compete in a “Black Box” cook-off. This “Iron Chef” style competition presents cooks with a black box containing four mystery ingredients. All ingredients must be incorporated into a single dish and submitted to the judges, who will award points based on originality, taste and presentation.

Chicken – cooked for approximately 4 hours.
Ribs – cooked for approximately 6 hours.
Pork – cooked for approximately 12 hours.
Brisket – cooked for approximately 12-16 hours.
Black Box –  containing four mystery ingredients.