The Fresno County Historical Society is excited to host our premiere barbeque competition to be held on September 24, 2022, The Great Kearney BBQ Smoke Out, a KCBS Sanctioned Master Series event.

Join us of a full day of mouth-watering BBQ along with side dishes and desserts that showcase the bounty of the Valley. We anticipate more than 30 competitors from around the country and many from right here in Fresno County will be competing for a prize purse of $8,000 awarded over four categories and Grand Champion.

Guests will see professionals and amateurs at work on the grill, feast on BBQ and all the fixings while watching live music, a kids country talent show and stroll through our "Fields of Fresno - A Century in the Soil" outdoor agriculture exhibition; all presented in the lush, shade of historic Kearney Park.   

BBQ-festivals.jpeg

IN IT TO WIN IT! Be a Competitor

Information about a Master BBQ Series Competition

A Master Series Contest has four main categories - Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Brisket. The
cooking source at a Master Series shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. KCBS Rules and
regulations apply. Master Series are eligible for American Royal and Jack Daniels World
Championship, upon meeting qualifying criteria. In addition, all teams who participate in a Master
Series earn points towards KCBS Team of the Year awards presented at KCBS's annual banquet.

ATTENTION BBQ COMPETITORS

KCBS1.jpeg

Competition Categories & Prizes
$8,000 TOTAL PURSE

Grand Champion - $1,500.00
Reserve Champion - $1,000.00

Cash Prizes for first thru tenth place winners in: Chicken, Ribs, Pork & Brisket

 

REGISTER ONLINE

BBQ Team Application
The Great Kearney Smoke Out
9-24-2022

 

For our event, we would love to offer tastings from BBQ competitors for the general public. Tasting tickets will be sold for $3.00, and 50% of the proceeds will be returned to the competitors at the end of the event. FCHS will use the remaining 50% to offset event hard costs.
The winner will be determined by who redeems the most tickets.

arrow&v
Select an item ($)

** No Electrical Hook Ups.

Electrical is unavailable in all spaces at this venue

Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

ATTENTION
Dessert & Sides Competitors

Cherry Pie

DESSERT AND SIDE APPLICATION & ENTRY RULES COMING SOON

JUDGES APPLICATION
Apply today to join us as a Judge at the competition!

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.