The Tailgate Challenge is a pork rib and chicken cooking contest run and judged under modified rules of the Kansas City Barbecue Society. The Tailgate Challenge offers local backyard cookers a taste of the competition barbecue experience.

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This contest is limited to 45 entries.

Individual generators less than 5 horsepower are allowed. Check-in is Friday, August 9th at 8 am. No team is allowed to occupy a space without checking in first. All participants will have a 18 ft by 18 ft space. No vehicle parking in the tailgate lot. No electricity is provided.

The committee will not review your application unless it is complete with payment.

Registration for the 2019 MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge will open in February.