This nationally sanctioned barbecue contest brings together 50 BBQ teams from throughout the Northeast U.S. and Canada – all vying for the title of New Jersey State BBQ Champion. This contest is part of the Campground BBQ contest series that takes place in six states at local campgrounds. The public is invited to stop by to visit teams and talk about barbecue on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., teams are less likely to be sociable because they are rushing to make last-minute tweaks to their dishes before turning them in to be judged, but guests are urged to stick around and cheer on the winning teams at the awards ceremony, which takes place around 3:45 p.m. Sunday.
All judging for the contest is done by certified judges.
Entry costs $5 per vehicle for guests who are not staying overnight at the campground.