MD State BBQ Bash
KCBS Championship Competition

The MD State BBQ Bash will take place Oct. 11, 2024 from 4 – 10 p.m. and Oct. 12, 2024 from 12 – 10 p.m. This is a rain or shine event.

All applicants must submit payment with their application. The committee will not review your application unless it is complete with payment.  In the event of your application not being accepted, your application fee will be refunded.

Only space is provided. All competitors must provide their own tables, chairs and display materials.

Run and judged under the KCBS rules and regulations. This will include the 4 KCBS categories – chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. Please refer to the KCBS website for the 2023 Rules and Regulations.

Check-in occurs on Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Any vehicles parked in cooking spots must remain there from 1 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday. Registration fee is nonrefundable.


20 amps of electricity is provided with every paid registration. Per Harford County Government’s Electrical Permitting and Licensing Department, no generators are allowed. (On board RV generators are the exception to this rule).