WV Backyard BBQ Application (2017)

Download the WV Backyard BBQ Cook Team application here:


Plans are well underway for the 2017 Almost Heaven BBQ Bash / WV State BBQ Championship at our new venue on the grounds of the historic Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (TALA) in Weston, WV (just 10-15 minutes from our previous location and only 5 minutes from the I-79 exit).  With nearly 20 acres of level lawn and paved areas with beautiful shade trees, there’s plenty of space for teams, other activities, and plenty of on-site parking.

Details for cook teams are located at the WV Backyard BBQ Team Information & Instructions tab


* Cancellations: Cancel BY May 20, 2017 - Refund less $50 / Cancel AFTER May 20, 2017 - your paid entry will be applied to next year's event.

Motorhome / RV size: _________________________


We have secured a limited number of discounted room rates at area hotels. Check on our website under "The Event" tab for accommodation information.

We look forward to welcoming you to our “Almost Heaven BBQ Bash” in June!

Waiver of Liability

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I, my team or my guests may have against the Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Inc. aka Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and owner Joseph Jordan, event sponsors, KCBS, their representatives, successors, and assigns, for any and all injuries suffered by me, my team or my guests. Further, I hereby grant full permission to Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Inc. aka Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, and KCBS, their representatives and/or agents authorized by them, to use any photographs, video tapes, motion pictures, recordings and any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose. I agree to the terms of this Waiver of Liability, and will abide by the rules of the 2016 Competitor Packet, and the rules of the KCBS. Acceptance of all entries to this event is based on a first come basis, however, Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Inc. reserves the final right of refusal to any and all teams. There is no “Rain Day” schedule for this event, and if required, the event may be cancelled in whole or in part by Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Inc without prior notice, with no cash refunds, however we will give free entry to the following year’s event to fully paid, registered teams in the event of an unforeseen cancellation. I have read and agree to adhere to all the rules and regulations of the KCBS and Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Inc. and understand that failure to adhere to these may be cause for expulsion from the event.