Stratford Blues and Ribfest is proud to present…

The Weekend Warrior Barbecue Amateur Competition

Sunday, June 26, 2016 – For Backyard and Patio BBQers


Are you the master of your grill? The Weekend Warrior Barbecue Amateur Competition is your chance to be named the BEST!

Imagine not having to argue anymore at family functions, with neighbors, or in-laws about who is better on the grill. Here’s your chance to prove it and take home the prizes and more importantly BRAGGING RIGHTS!

This amateur event is open to the public compete for Prize Money and BBQ Glory.


Organizers suggest this will be a great way for the community to celebrate the first weekend of summer. Competitors are invited to bring down their BBQs, Smokers, Sauces and Secret Ingredients to set up and prepare in a a 10’x10′ area.

Fitting with Stratford’s Hog Wild Week theme, contestants will be provided meat consisting of three different cuts of Pork.

Pre-registration is required by emailing:

Team registration costs $50 plus HST includes booth space and meat

SCHEDULE (Sunday, June 26, 2016) – York Street Municipal Parking Lot, 30 York St.

  • 7:00 AM – BBQ teams load in and register
  • 7:30 AM – teams receive their meat
  • 8:00 AM – grilling begins
  • 12:00 PM – Teams will turn in pork chops
  • 12:30 PM – Teams will turn in ground pork
  • 1:00PM – Teams will turn in ribs

Judge panel will consist of 6 BBQ judges.

Judging categories consider aroma, texture, and taste in a double blind judging.

It is a fun way for organizations and businesses to support a growing community event.

Organizers are encouraging families, businesses, and food industry professionals to get involved to grab the top honors and official Bragging Rights.


Prize Money

1st prize $500 Best Overall
2nd prize $250 Runner-up Best Overall


Categories at $100 each

Best Ribs $100

Best Pork Chops $100

Best Ground Pork $100

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