Marshall County Tourism presents a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned cook off contest September 23-24, 2016, the 4th 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. Join us Friday September 23, 2016 from 5:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday September 24, 2016 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Like us on Facebook.
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 evaluates barbeque in three different criteria: taste, appearance, tenderness.
The Marshall County Blazin' BBQ & Bluegrass is a professional cooking compeition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. All the particpating teams have paid an entry fee to compete. On Saturday September 19, 2015 teams are preparing their entries for judging and many teams may not be very conversational. Please take this into consideration, these teams started setting up and began cooking Friday September 18, 2015 if not Thursday September 17, 2015, so they have invested many hours and money to compete.
Please do not take anything from a teams cooking area, this may be their BBQ entry you have destroyed. BBQ teams are not required to make food samples available to the public. Public food samples are entirely at the discretion of the BBQ Team. If a team does not have samples, please respect their wishes. Do not enter a BBQ team cooking area, cooking areas can be dangerous. Teams are very busy and have routines that must be completed.