The Maryland BBQ Bash has been voted the “Best Event in Harford County” by readers of the Baltimore Sun and attracts an estimated 35,000 attendees over our 2 days. This year over 30 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond are competing for $12,500 in cash prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and The American Royal in Kansas City, MO. The MD State BBQ Bash also features a local Tailgate Challenge that consists of 45 teams.

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2021 Applications are now open

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Please select what competition you would like to judge; KCBS-Pro, Tailgate or both.
Tailgate on Fri, October 15thKCBS-Pro on Sat, October 16th

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