Marshall County Tourism presents a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned cook off contest September 20 – 21, 2013, the 1st annual Marshall County Blazin’ BBQ & Bluegrass contest. This contest has been proclaimed by the governor as an Indiana State Championship contest. Winning teams are eligible to compete in the American Royal and Jack Daniels World Championships.
Indulge in two days of championship barbeque and bluegrass is a free event to the public on the banks of the Yellow River in beautiful Centennial Park located in the city of Plymouth, Indiana.
KCBS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying barbeque, is the world's largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 15,000 members worldwide. Formed in 1986 by Gary and Carolyn Wells and Rick Welch and adminstered by a 12 member board.
KCBS sanctions over 400 barbeque contests coasts to coast throughout America, Canada, and Mexico and has an extensive certified barbeque judging program. It is the largest society of barbeque enthusiasts in the world.
There are four categories KCBS judge at contests; chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. The judge evualates barbeque in three different criteria: taste, appearance, tenderness.