Welcome to Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown

JULY 16TH, 17TH, & 18TH, 2021

Schedule of Events

Thursday 7-15-21
2:00pm – 9:00pm Team Set up Begins
Friday 7-16-21
8:00am - 7:00pm Team Set up
10:00am - 9:00pm KCBS Meat Inspection (as you arrive meat will be inspected by Brandon)
4:00pm SCA Cooks Meeting/Steak Selection – Turn-In Tent
5:00pm KCBS Team Meeting – Tent
5:30pm SCA Judges Meeting – Tent
6:30 - 6:45pm SCA Ancillary Turn-In – Tent
6:55 - 7:05pm KCBS Meat - Ribs Turn-In – Gym
7:30 - 8:00pm SCA Steak Turn-In – Tent
9:00pm SCA Awards – Tent
11:00pm - 6:00am Quiet Time
Saturday 7-17-21
11:55am - 12:05pm KCBS Chicken Turn in – Gym
12:25 - 12:35pm KCBS Ribs Turn in – Gym
12:55 - 1:05pm KCBS Pork Shoulder Turn in – Gym
1:25 - 1:35pm KCBS Beef Brisket Turn in – Gym
2:00pm People’s Choice Pork Turn in – at cook’s site
2:30 - 4:30pm People’s Choice Event
2:25 - 2:35pm Backyard Chicken Turn in
2:55 - 3:05pm Backyard Rib Turn in
5:30pm Awards Ceremony – Tent
7:00 - 9:00pm Bingo/Quarter Auction
Sunday 7-18-21
11:55am - 12:05pm KCBS Chicken Turn in
12:25 - 12:35pm KCBS Ribs Turn in
12:55 - 1:05pm KCBS Pork Shoulder Turn in
1:25 - 1:35pm KCBS Beef Brisket Turn in
4:30pm Awards Ceremony – Tent
5:00 - 8:00pm Tear-Down

A Little About Us

This event was started in 2011 for two reasons:

1. to bring the thrill of professional KCBS BBQ to Central Illinois; and

2. to raise money for very worthy local charities.

In 2016 our event moved from Morton, IL to Festival Park at the Peoria Riverfront, and in 2020 our event moved again to Eureka, IL. Our event features the following: A KCBS professional BBQ competition featuring some of the country’s best touring teams. A backyard competition for local BBQ enthusiasts to show off their skills. And in 2021 we plan to have local attractions, vendors and food!

All proceeds from our event go to local charities. To date we have donated over $70,000.00 to those charities. We hope to keep increasing that number each year!

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