kcbs_home_featured white.png

Roni’s Ribs | Jerome Sanders-San Bernardino, CA.

Farmer’s Retreat Smokin Barbecue | Gary Lewis-Dillsboro, IN.

Charcoal & More | Hal Wagner-Sellersburg, IN.

Green Eggs & Ham | Scott Murr-Yorktown, IN.

Smitty’s Real Pit BBQ | Kevin Smith-Newark, OH.

Oink Oink Baby BBQ | Andrew Freibert-Louisville, KY.

Shooting Star Farm BBQ | David Dousley-Pierceton, IN.

Brock Solid BBQ | Peter Brock-Decatur, IN.

Beachdogs 502 BBQ | Jeff Ross-Louisville, KY.

Smoke Freaks | Brian Neale-Chicago, IL.

2 Jokers and a Smoker | Greg Wainscott/Roy Piercefield- Hebron, KY.

Big Dogg BBQ | Mario Ramirez-Cincinnati, OH.

ACME BBQ| Pat Stack-Madison, IN.

Whiskey Whiskers BBQ | Jodi Curtis-Veedersburg, IN.

Bourbon Que | Chris Hadley-Pendleton, KY.

Buttrub.com | Byron Chism-Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

The Smokin' Irish | Terry Donnellon-Cincinnati, OH.

Always Smokin' Something | William Henninger-Birdseye, IN.

Uncle Toad's | Todd LeMaster-Dayton, OH.

Southern City Flavors/Century 21 | Mike Weeks-Franklin, TN.

WV Loc-N-Loaded BBQ | Jason Boggess-Dayton, Fraziers Bottom, WV.

Maguire University Culinary Institute | Whitney Price-Noblesville, IN.

Driftwood Smokers | Wes Hartley-Vallonia, IN.

Bluedog BBQ | Chris Dyer-Cincinnati, OH.

Bleacherbum BBQ| Jeff Krotke-Akron, IN.

Dan Good BBQ | Daniel Smith-Lees Summit, MO.

Grey Street BBQ | Nathan Dexter-Avon, IN.

Continental Barbecue Co. | Kent Schuetz-Charlestown, IN.

Sticks and Bones | Jay Craig-Mentone, IN.

WeQ4U | Mark Bowman-Aurora, IN.

High On The Hawg | Terry Buchanan-Fayetteville, TN.

270 Smokers | Terry West-Lexington, VA.

Thunder Hog BBQ | Bill Maegerlein-Bedford, IN.

Squealers Barbeque | Jeff Yater-Mooresville, IN.

Loaded-N-Rollin' BBQ | Tim Onstott-Rosedale, IN.

Hot Cole's BBQ | Jason Cole-Gallatin, TN.

Butts-N-Racks | Gene Copeland-Madison, IN.

Blue Smoke BBQ Indiana | Eric Merley-Claypool, IN.

Retired & Rubbin' It | Steve Farris-New Richmond, OH.

House of Swine | Chuck Conrad-Vallonia, IN.

Noble Q | Justin Luke-Kendallville, IN.

Barrett's BBQ & Catering | Tom Barrett-Hope, IN.

Blue Chip BBQ | Charlie Jackey-Louisville, KY.

Iowa Smokey D's BBQ | Darren Warth-Des Moines, IA.

The BBQ Bus | Brian Dwyer-Elmburst, IL.

Hogtown BBQ | Gordon McRay-Harrodsburg, KY.

Buckshot Malone's Pig Shack | Jeff Hite-Nashiville, TN.

Flatbottom BBQ | Craig Smith-Kokomo, IN.

ATTENTION: The 2019 Ribberfest KCBS competition is NOW full.

Please check back February 1, 2020 for next year's applications.

Ribberfest Dates for 2020 are August 21st & 22nd.

Entry fees are non-refundable.


Judges applications received after May 1st will be placed on a waiting list. We look forward to having you back again this year.  We strive every year to make sure you have a great experience and this year is no exception.

Koehlerlogo white.png
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
arvin-sango white.png
auxier family logo white(2).png
mad chem logo -WHITE.png
Madison Courier Logo -WHITE.png