"Meat us" at our place for a day celebrating our local meat and ag producers, friendly competition, and an afternoon of community. Come out to "smoke" the competition and win prizes!

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

2022 Event Details:

  • Saturday, May 14th, 2022
  • Confederation Park

Schedule of Events:

  • 8 AM-12 PM: Contestants show up/ set up
  • 12 PM: Head chef meeting
  • 1 PM: DJ starts 
  • 1:30PM: NEW Kids Competition Starts 
  • 2 PM: Kids Competition Judging Starts 
  • 1-3 PM: Samples from bbq'ers who wish to participate - PEOPLES CHOICE contest
  • 3 PM: Kids Competition Winners Announced (Stage)
  • 1-5 PM: Outdoor family games
  • 2 PM: Live music starts
  • 4 PM: $5 Pig roast dinner (proceeds to Taber Charity Auction)
  • 4-5 PM: Adult Competition Judging 
  • 6 PM: Winners announced for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place & Peoples Choice for Adult Competition
  • 7 PM: Live music finished
  • 8 PM: Event complete

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

Interested in registering a team?

Registration Form - Adult Rib Competition 

Registration Form - Kid's Hot Dog Competition

2022 Teams (Adult Rib) 

  • Smoke Em If You Got Em 
  • Hooch BBQ 
  • Hunny 
  • Brown Dog Que
  • Smok'n Den 
  • Sweet Smoke 
  • The Meat Sweats 
  • Saucy Little Porkers (Taber Police Association)
  • The Smoke Show 
  • Brandx BBQ 
  • Smokin' Steins
  • Smoke Showing



2022 Prizes

Main Competition 

We are keeping it simple in 2022: ribs reign supreme (pork or beef, chef's choice). Early bird registration price of $50 ends on April 30th! After April 30th, the registration fee is $100.

  • First Place ($500)
  • Second Place ($300)
  • Third Place ($200)
  • People's Choice Award 

Kids Competition: 

  • First Place 
  • Second Place 
  • Third Place

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and of all those who purchased a pulled pork supper, the 2021 event raised $5521.98 for the Taber Charity Auction!

A Thank You to our 2022 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! Check back as we will be adding many more names to this list soon!

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!