The grills and smokers will be fired up and ready to “Q” for the 2nd Annual Triple B Pitmasters BBQ Championships “DOUBLE HEADER” being held at The Whitecap Pavilion in beautiful Kenora, Ontario June 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2017. We are very excited for our second year! Our weekend barbeque offering will include:

kcbs_logo_cmyk_highresKansas City Barbecue Society Sanctioned Barbecue Competition “Double Header”

Open to amateurs and professionals competing for points and prizes for the Grand Championship Pit Masters event and a chance to compete at the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbeque Competition (Lynchburg, Tennessee, USA), The World Food Championships (Orange Beach, Alabama, USA), and American Royal Championships (Kansas City, Missouri, USA).

The coveted prize for the “Grand Champion” will be $1,000 per competition and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Other plaques, ribbons, lesser cash and non-cash prizes will be awarded to “Reserve Grand Champion” ($750), “3rd Place Overall” ($450) and first through tenth place teams in each category (please click the Team Event information link or the Rules link for details). During the competition, the public will be able to stroll along the front-of-line to witness the creations in progress and interact with the chefs. Who knows? Maybe even get a secret tip or two? Maybe a sample?


New for 2017! RIB Showdown!

Bigg Smoak BBQ and Up South BBQ will go head-to-head in a rib showdown where the public can purchase sample ribs for $3.00 a bone, and then vote for their favorite. The showdown begins on Saturday at 11 am until midnight, and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, and the winner will be announced during the awards on Sunday. Both serve competition quality bbq so you’ll get a chance to sample real southern style low n’ slow, and they can be found in the vending area next to The Whitecap Pavilion. Don’t miss your chance to get sticky!

It’s Back! The “Wing Thing” Grilling Competition!

A fun-filled event that will not follow the same format as the professional competition. Anyone can enter this free competition and teams will be allowed to use propane, wood, or charcoal barbeques to create their famous wing recipe for this “People’s Choice” event.

Cooking Demonstrations – Learn the true art of Southern style barbeque with a Kansas City Pro!

Come to the Whitecap Pavilion to meet legendary pitmaster Jim Johnson, who will offer the lowdown on cooking competition-grade southern-style barbecue in your own backyard.

Jim is a Kansas City Barbecue Society master barbecue instructor, and highly successful pitmaster, with 76 Grand Championship wins over a 29-year career. He is a man with a serious passion for barbecue. Ask him a question and his responses are expansive and eloquent, spoken with the offhand confidence of someone who could talk for hours on the subject without scratching the surface of his knowledge.

Jim and his wife Becky teach classes all over the world, arming locals with all they need to know to produce southern-style fare at home.

Jim and Becky will be doing demonstrations and will be available for one-on-one conversations for the entire festival weekend. Anyone with a passion for outdoor cooking will be inspired to take their skills to the next level once spending time with Jim, so mark your calendars to attend this very special event.

Jim and Becky hope to see “y’all” there.

Barbeque Vending

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase authentic lip-smacking barbeque and Southern style cuisine from our barbeque vending units.

In Conclusion

This is sure to be a fantastic way to bring in the summer of 2017.  We thank you for your interest and hope you will join us.

2016 Winners

Overall Ranking:
1st Place – Bigg Smoak BBQ
2nd Place – Blue Haze
3rd Place – SmellaQue
4th Place – Rocky Mountain Smokers
5th Place – Badazz BBQ

1st Place – Blue Haze

Pork Ribs:
1st Place – Let’s Smoke and Get Sauced

1st Place – Rocky Mountain Smokers

1st Place – Rocky Mountain Smokers

“Best Dressed” Competition:
1st Place – DW Smokin’ Porco BBQ

“Wing Thing” Amateur Grilling Competition:
1st Place – Bigg Smoak BBQ
2nd Place – Blue Haze BBQ
3rd Place – Pit Monsters