Our 2nd Backyard BBQ Competition was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out to "meat us" at our place for a day celebrating our local meat producers, friendly competition, and an afternoon of community. Check back in early 2022 for details on our 3rd annual event!

A special thank you to our sponsors below for their support of this event. It would not have been possible without you!

2021 Event Details:

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Confederation Park

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Competitor check-in
  • 12:00 PM - all competitors must be set up
  • 1:00 PM - DJ starts music
  • 1:00 - 5:00 PM - Bouncy castle and Taber Public Library games
  • 3:00 - 7:00 PM - Live music starts
  • 4:00 - 7:00 PM (or until we sell out) - $5 pulled pork dinner (all proceeds go towards Taber Charity Auction)
  • 4:00 PM - Ribs ready for judging
  • 5:30 PM - Awards
  • 8:00 PM - Wrap-up

This will be a licensed event. Liquor sales will take place on the grounds. No outside liquor permitted. 

2021 Winners

We kept it simple in 2021: ribs reigned supreme (pork or beef, chef's choice). While it was a difficult decision for our judges, ultimately 3 winners took home BBQ bragging rights for a year:

  • First Place ($500): Hooch BBQ
  • Second Place ($300): Smoke Showing
  • Third Place ($200): Smoke Eaters BBQ

Interested in registering a team for next year? Check back in 2022 for registration details. Until then, you can see the 2021 rules and regulations, which will give you an idea of how the competition works:

Rules and Regulations (*2021 rules and regulations; subject to change in 2022)

Registration Form (*2021 form; subject to change in 2022)

A Thank You to our Sponsors!

The generosity of our local sponsors astounds us! Thank you to each of the sponsors below for your generosity and for your help in supporting our event! 

Avail CPA

Big Bend Feeders 

Copperfield Colony

Driland Feeders

Hostess Frito-Lay

Gateway Livestock

Gouw Onions Inc

Kasko Cattle Co.

Keith Ypma

Lions Club of Taber 

The Loft on 50th

MNP

Moonlite Graphics Printing and Promotional Products

Oaklane Colony

Palliser Sales

Pinnacle Plants

Riverrunner Recreation Ltd.

Rugged Tanks

Sand Stone Feeders

Sandy Hill Stock Farms

Saunders Insurance

Sid Tams

South Country Co-op (Taber)

Sunset Feeders

Taber 4H Club

Taber Cattle Clinic

Taber Firefighter Association

Taber Home and Farm

Taber IGA

Taber Kinsmen

Taber Police Association

Taber Public Library

Taber UFA

TFS Expanse

Thistle Ridge Ranch

2021 Backyard BBQ Competition

Updated on 09/13/2021 12:08 PM

Held September 11, 2021, this community event was a day to celebrate local meat producers, friendly competition, and community togetherness!