*** Please note that submitting an application does NOT assure you of being a Judge at this year's Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, and selection to the judging process includes all facets of this process. You may be asked to serve at Turn-In, as a Table Captain (if certified), judge, work the left over table or any other position necessary to run the judging process of a KCBS contest. If you are unwilling to work at any of these areas, we ask that you not apply. KCBS Judging Coordinators, KCBS Reps and Almost Heaven BBQ Bash organizers will assist in finalizing the panel of judges.
The quickest way to apply is to complete the google form below, but you may also download, print and mail the pdf version below.
Our Judge Coordinator, Greg Gordon, will confirm receipt of your interest via email and will notify accepted judges notified by email or telephone no later than early May. Please understand that the panel of judges, cannot be finalized without determining the number of competing teams, with many not entering until closer to the contest dates.
Main Judging will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 in the training room of the Buckhannon Fire/Police Dept. safety complex with Master Teams presenting the 4 main meats, and Backyard Teams with 2 meats. We've applied for, and hope to again host a Turkey Smoke contest with turn-in's on Saturday following brisket.
~ Turkey Smoke: We're excited to be selected as one of only 20 contests in the US to host a Turkey Smoke with turn-ins Saturday following brisket - approx. 2:00 PM
~ "Anything BUT Cheesecake": A fun, new dessert category open to Master & Backyard Teams - "tentative" turn-in will be Friday evening.
~ "Mystery Box: Thanks to local sponsor, A. F. Wendling, Inc., teams will receive a protein and additional items to create an entry of their choice ... sweet, savory ... up to their imagination and skill! Tentative turn-in time would be following Turkey Smoke entries on Saturday.
*** Judging questions, please contact: Greg Gordon at: 540 / 997-5389 (cell) or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org