The Tailgate Challenge is a pork rib and chicken cooking contest run and judged under the rules of the Kansas City Barbecue Society. The Tailgate Challenge offers local backyard cookers a taste of the competition barbecue experience.

This contest is limited to 40 entries.

Check-in is Friday, Oct. 14 at 8 a.m. No team is allowed to occupy a space without checking in first. All participants will have an 18 ft. by 18 ft. space. No vehicle parking in the tailgate lot.

No electricity is provided. Per Harford County Government Electrical Permitting and Licensing Department, no generators will be allowed.

Fees are non-refundable.

The Tailgate Challenge for the 2022 MD State BBQ Bash is now full. See you in October!