Missoula BBQ Festival

Missoula County Fair Grounds - September 23-24, 2016

Tag: Barbecue

KCBS BBQ Contest

Carnivores Classic Barbecue Competition – Missoula College Culinary Arts

This competition hosted at the Carnivores Classic Event will be a BBQ Contest sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

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Contestants will compete in four categories:

  1. Chicken
  2. Ribs
  3. Pork
  4. Brisket

Awards for the top ten overall will be awarded as well as prizes for the first ten places in each KCBS category.

$10,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded!

Overall Awards:

  • Grand Champion: $2,000.00
  • Reserve Champion: $1,000.00
  • 3rd Overall: $225.00
  • 4th Overall: $200.00
  • 5th Overall: $175.00
  • 6th Overall: $150.00
  • 7th Overall: $120.00
  • 8th Overall: $100.00
  • 9th Overall: $80.00
  • 10th Overall: $50.00

KCBS Category Awards (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket):

  • 1st place: $300.00
  • 2nd place: $225.00
  • 3rd place: $200.00
  • 4th place: $175.00
  • 5th place: $150.00
  • 6th place: $125.00
  • 7th place: $100.00
  • 8th place: $85.00
  • 9th place: $65.00
  • 10th place: $50.00



Click below to view the official KCBS Rules & Regulations.

Official Rules



Click below to view the Carnivores Classic BBQ Contest Rules & Guidelines.






If you have any questions about the KCBS BBQ Competition or need help registering, please contact Amy Nack.

E-mail: amy.nack@umontana.edu
Phone: 406.214.4068

2016 Team List:


Up’n Smokin BBQ – Brett Schreyer

Montana-Q – Tom Moua

Brown Chicken Brown Cow – Greg Prado

LoneStar Smoke Rangers – Tony Balay

Montana Outlaw BBQ – Ty Hamilton

Gril-Trans – Skip Wilson

Grate Expectations – Nick Bunting

Up In Smoke BBQ – Brian Deckard

Smokin Pup – Steve Puppe

Big Daddy Que – Jay Steele

Big Pig BBQ – Tom Sharp

Smoke-in-Law BBQ – Tom Day

MADDOG’S BBQ – Pat Maddock

Camp House BBQ – Nick Morrison

B-S BBQ Outlaws – Bob Stanfiel

Bad Betty’s BBQ – Calvin and Brandy Richards

Montana Grizzly Grillers – student team

Mountain Smoke – Russ Radliff

307 Q – Stoney Vance

Smokin’ Mo’s – Mike Lindley

Side Of The Tracks BBQ – Mike Tigue

12 Bar Blues Cue – Cliff Cooke

You Que’d Me All Night Long – Matt Heath

Drive-in Movie

Friday September 23

MOVIE:  The Goonies (Rated PG / 1hr 54min / 1985)
TIME: Gates open at 6:00pm – Movie Starts at Dusk (approximately 8 p.m.)

The second annual Drive-in, Grill-Out Movie Theater at the Missoula Fairgrounds, brought to you by Axmen!  This event sold out last year and is sure to be an even bigger event this year.  Bring back the nostalgia of the drive-in movie and enjoy a classic movie, exactly the way it was meant to be seen, from the luxury of your own car!

Pack your family in the vehicle or bring a friend.  You are welcome to bring a grill to tailgate before and during the movie or you can can get some awesome pulled pork sandwiches, soda, popcorn and candy from the Missoula Cullinary College kids.

Tickets purchased in advance will be assigned the best spots, so get your tickets today!

PLEASE NOTE:  No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed.  There will be alcoholic beverages available for purchase, provided by The Rhino.

GENERAL ADMISSION: $30 per vehicle

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Just like the old days, cram as many as you can into the station wagon and enjoy the movie!

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VIP HOT TUBS: $300 each – Hot tubs can fit 4-5 (or more if you’re all friendly) people, so bring some friends, towels, beach balls and whatever else you please and enjoy the show!Image result for caldera hot tub

Contact amanda@axmen.com or click below to reserve your VIP spot today!

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Beginner BBQ Classes

Join World-Class BBQ Champion, Tony Balay, from Lonestar Smoke Rangers as he teaches a beginner level barbecue class.

4-time Qualifier for World Championships at the Jack Daniels Invitational and the World Food Championships, and 4 Reserve Championships

Chef Tony Balay

Thursday, September 22, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Everything you need to compete in a KCBS barbecue competition!

  • Techniques
  • Recipes
  • Timelines
  • Meat selection and trimming
  • Smoker and fire management


COST: $35.00 per person – open to the public

*Includes Carnivores T-shirt and samples of all the meat.

Register Here