The Maryland BBQ Bash has been voted the “Best Event in Harford County” by readers of the Baltimore Sun and attracts an estimated 35,000 attendees over our 2 days. This year over 45 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond are competing for $12,500 in cash prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and The American Royal in Kansas City, MO. The MD State BBQ Bash also features a local Tailgate Challenge that consists of 50 teams.

Applications are accepted until April 15, 2018. An acceptance notification will be sent by May 1st. Priority is given to judges that will judge both Friday and Saturday, past judges at the MD State BBQ Bash, and early application.

Applications to judge the 2018 MD State BBQ Bash are now closed.