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Central Maine BBQ Competition

The First Annual Central Maine BBQ Competition will be June 18 – 20th, 2021. This year’s event will be held at the Skowhegan State Fairgrounds in Skowhegan, Maine.

A full schedule of events will be coming soon, please see below for the rough outline. Please find the Sponsorship packages below to be a sponsor of this great event. For full details on Sponsorship please email us here. See the Team Registration below. To pay for this event by Credit, please fill in the form below the Team Registration, and it will be processed and you will receive the receipt within 24 hours.


Early Bird Rate for KCBS Cookoff is $325 until Friday, May 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. and then it goes to $375

Final Registrations for all cookoff events is Sunday, May 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

To Pay by Credit, fill out Credit Card Form

A brief outline of the weekend:


2:00 p.m. – Competitors arrive and set up

5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. – Getting to know the area event off-site

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Social at T&B’s Celebration Center


7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Competitors arrive and setup (no driving on the fairgrounds after 9:00am) for BBQ teams

10:00 a.m. – KCBS reps to inspect meat and cooking stations for KCBS contest

1:30 p.m. – Kids Q team meeting

2:15 p.m. – Kid’s Q judges meeting

2:30 p.m. – Eating Contest

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – People’s Choice judging

3:30 p.m. – Kids Q turn-in

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – SCA Judging class

5:00 p.m. – SCA cooks meeting

5:30 p.m. – Kids Q awards

6:00 p.m. – KCBS Cooks meeting

6:30 p.m. – SCA Judging meeting

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. – SCA turn-ins

9:00 p.m. – SCA and People’s Choice awards


10:00 a.m. – KCBS judges’ meeting

12:00 p.m. – KCBS chicken turn in

12:30 p.m. – KCBS pork ribs turn in

1:00 p.m. – KCBS pork shoulder turn in

1:30 p.m. – KCBS Beef Brisket turn in

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – KCBS awards

Cookoff Payouts

SCA Steak Cookoff

THE PAYOUTS: 1st $500 / 2nd $300 / 3rd $200 (Trophies for 1st-3rd.)

Kid’s Q – Burger

Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the teams along with your own smoker

First Responder’s Challenge

Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the teams.


Trophies and ribbons will be awarded to the teams.


Prize money will be awarded for the winner of this category.

KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society)

Prizes for KCBS as follows:

Grand Champion: $3,900 + Trophy

Reserve Champion: $1,800 + Trophy

1st Place/Categories: $400 + Trophy
2nd Place/Categories: $300 + Trophy
3rd Place/Categories: $200 + Trophy
4th Place/Categories: $100 + Trophy
5th Place/Categories: $75 + Trophy

Total Purse for KCBS: $10,000