Barbecue is growing in the Northeast. The proof is in the numbers. More teams are competing and festival attendance grows every year. Last year 50 teams fired up their cookers and the crowd grew to over 16,000. This year’s goal is for 60 teams to pit their barbecue skills against some sharp competition for bragging rights and a portion of the prize money. Limiting to 60 teams will mean a better contest atmosphere so we can take care of contestants. Our event is a NY State Championship. For detailed information download both the Contest Application and the Cooks Info Sheet. Contest is almost full, filling out the application may put you on a waiting list.
Empire State Barbecue Championship
Thanks to the unprecedented cooperation between competitions in New York State, the Hudson Valley RibFest is proud to be a member of the Empire State Barbecue Championship.
The BBQ Brethren
If you’re looking for a great resource to learn more about BBQ, visit The BBQ Brethren blog. They’re an online community dedicated to the art of low and slow.