BBQ & Blues on the Levee

This information pertains to the 2018 festival.  Check back later for 2019 information.


$8,100 Prize Purse!

We can accept up to 40 teams, so in order to accommodate that many cookers, the competition will be located along 2 blocks of Walnut Street.

Categories include Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket. You must compete in all four (4) categories to qualify for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. BBQ participants can also compete in a Sauce ($10 entry) and Bloody Mary ($10 entry) contest.

Grand Champion $1,000

Reserve grand champion $700

PEOPLE’S CHOICE (1st Place) $100

1st-8th place cash prizes in each category

1st in each category (4) $375

2nd in each category (4) $325

3rd in each category (4) $275

4th in each category (4) $225

5th in each category (4) $150

6th in each category (4) $100

7th in each category (4) $75

8th in each category (4) $50

Please submit your information via Team Entry Form below, and mail completed application & fees to:

P. O. Box 2010, West Helena, AR 72390

Download a 2018 Team Entry form

Download a 2018 Judge’s Application

Download a 2018 BBQ Flyer


People’s Choice Competition

350 Phillips Street / 2:15 until 4:15 p.m. / $10 entry (tickets may be purchased at the gate entrance to the BBQ contest)

Come sample from competition BBQ Teams at King Biscuit Blues Festival.


For more information about BBQ & Blues on the Levee:

Dusty Patton, Chairman

(870) 753-2023

For information about the KCBS:



People’s Choice
1st . Smoke Me Silly
2nd . Rubbin the Money Muscle
3rd . K&K Kookers
Sauce Contest
1st . Fat Drunk & Stupid BBQ
2nd . Pickin & Grillin
3rd . Isle of Capri Delta Smokers
4th . Smokin Thru the Night
5th . Key Corner Cookers
6th . Heath Riles BBQ
7th . Ace of Hogs
8th . Dirty Sow Grillers BBQ
Overall Winners
1st . Smoke Me Silly
2nd . Rooters-N-Tooters
3rd . Dads Gillin Crew
4th . Fat Drunk & Stupid BBQ
5th . Heath Riles BBQ
6th . Longneck Sippers
7th . High On the Hog
8th . Smokin Thru the Night

Last modified: November 27, 2018