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Catskills Barbeque Competition:
Get Your Grill On at Catskills, NY!

Presented by M&T Bank & Animal Hospital of Sullivan County!

A platter of mouthwatering smoked BBQ dishes at the Catskills Barbecue Competition.

Featuring The Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS)

The smell of smoking meat will fill the air at Walnut Mountain in Liberty, NY when the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) brings its world-renowned barbeque contest to Catskills town on Saturday,June 15th | 12-6pm.

With over 16,000 members globally, KCBS sanctions over 300 contests worldwide to promote and celebrate barbeque. The nonprofit organization serves as an invaluable resource for barbeque enthusiasts, providing networking, trend tracking, educational programs and more to share their love of barbeque.

Now Liberty will host its own KCBS-sanctioned contest, where the country’s best barbeque pitmasters will compete for glory and bragging rights. The sizzling competition will feature mouthwatering chicken & rib categories prepared low and slow, with secret rubs and sauces.

Don’t miss this opportunity to taste the nation’s finest que and experience barbeque culture at its best when KCBS comes to Walnut Mountain! Join us in the Catskills BBQ contest for the ultimate barbecue event, showcasing the best pitmasters in upstate New York. Fill out the Contestant Application Form and be a part of the action!

Official KCBBQ society 2 Meat - Chicken & Ribs
Backyard Contest

People Are Competing From All Over Country for Points to Be Included in the Championship at End of Season!

Things to do at Catskills BBQ event

The Catskills Barbeque Contest is a sizzling good time for the whole family!

Entry & Prize Details
Unlock Your Chance to Win


KCBS Member - $100
Amateur- $20

* We provide water, electricity, and on site overnight 6/14-6/15.




Grand Champion - $500 Reserve Champion - $350


Category Specific

1st - $150
2nd - $100
3rd - $75
4th - $50
5th - $30

Chicken & Ribs, 10 Winners Total

Music Schedule

Catsro - 12PM - 1PM
Liberty High School Jazz Band - 1:15PM - 2:15PM
Cliff Westfall - 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Good For Mondays- 3:45PM - 4:45PM
Julian Giaimo - 5:00PM - 5:45PM

Lodging for Contestants and Judges

All Proceeds Go to the Warrior Companion Project!

Warrior Companion is a Texas based nonprofit founded to provide pet insurance for the service animals of disabled veterans.

Disabled veterans often have to sell many personal belongings just to care for their service animal.

This is because disabled veterans that are not 100% service connected disability do not qualify for coverage from the VA for their service animal.

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Presented by M&T Bank & Animal Hospital of Sullivan County!

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Why Attend Catskills BBQ Event?

So, what are you waiting for? fill the contestant form and get a chance to Become a Catskills BBQ Champion!

Saturday, June 15th | 12-6pm

Sizzle & Smoke in the Catskills, NY at BBQ Competition

Bigger & Better

Get ready for a KCBS-sanctioned BBQ showdown like no other! Liberty’s annual BBQ extravaganza will feature the nation’s finest pitmasters battling for glory in mouthwatering chicken & rib categories. It’s not just a competition – it’s a family-friendly festival with live music, delicious sides and activities for all ages. Witness BBQ perfection while soaking up the festive atmosphere.

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