BBQ & Brew Backyard BBQ Competition

REGISTER A TEAM  Competition overview

Calling all backyard BBQ enthusiasts! This one's for YOU! We're inviting 30 teams to compete for MORE THAN $10,000 IN CASH AWARDS during BBQ & Brew at the Ballpark at Principal Park in Des Moines on June 22.

CLAIM YOUR SPOT NOW! Registration is $200 per team.


  • Pork butt
  • St. Louis ribs
  • Pork loin

Judges are certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Berkwood Farms in Des Moines will provide all the pork, including two bone-in pork butts, two slabs of ribs, and two boneless pork loins.

Rules & regulations

Frequently asked questions

More than $10,000 in cash awards!

Prize money is up for grabs for the top five in each category.

First: $1,000
Second: $600
Third: $300
Fourth: $150
Fifth: $75

Reserve champion: $1,000*
Grand champion: $1,500*
*must compete in all three categories

People's Choice: Attendees will sample and vote for their favorite pork butt and loin. The winner of each receives $1,500 to keep, and $1,500 to donate to a hunger-relief charity.


Contact Joyce Hoppes at (515) 225-7675 or