Backyard BBQ Competition

Mouth watering ribs, chicken, and bacon masterfully marinated and seasoned, then smoked for hours to the point of perfection. This isn't just grilling, this is art! Who will be the Champion? Come witness barbecue teams from around the state show off their skills in a quest for the best.


New to this year's Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival, we're adding a Backyard BBQ Competition sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association.

That's right folks, up to 24 teams will be competing for the glory in all things BBQ and bacon.

Do you have a team that wants to compete and win the grand prize? 

Be a judge with the People's Choice BBQ Sampling Badge! For only $12 ($15 at the door) this badge gets you (10) 1 oz samples of this delicious BBQ. Each badge holder will get one token, where you can vote for the best in People's Choice. Judging will be from 2:30 - 4:30 PM, and are while supplies last. Make your voice known, and come taste the day away! 

How to sign up to compete in the Backyard BBQ Competition?

  • Each potential participant must complete and sign all three (3) documents in the (1) pdf document that comprise the Entry Materials. If competing as a team, each team member must sign all three (3) documents in the (1) pdf document that comprise the Entry Materials. Entry Materials must be emailed to Click here to retrieve pdf document.
  • Each participant and/or team must pay an entry fee in the amount of $150.00. Payment is due at the time the Entry Materials are submitted. Payment must be made online. See below to make payment directly.  
  • Entry Materials that are incomplete or which are not accompanied by payment of the entry fee may not be considered for entry, or disqualified, at the sole discretion of Entercom Orlando. This includes failure of each team member to sign each of the three (3) documents that comprise the Entry Materials.
  • Up to 24 participants/teams may compete in the Backyard BBQ Competition, based on the order in which the completed Entry Materials are submitted and payment of the entry fee is received, and subject to the applicant meeting all requirements for participation.