This cook-off is sanctioned by the Alabama Barbecue Association and the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

The competition is open to everyone. The $100 entry fee includes all ​​competition categories ​​and up to six team members. (Additional members may enter for $10 per member.) The entry fee also includes two T-shirts.

1. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all 5 categories (chicken, ribs, anything "butt", boston butts" and sauce). The “Baldwin’s Best Q—People’s Choice Award” will be chosen from samples offered. Patrons will be asked to cast their vote through tip donations, and the team that earns the most “votes” wins. Teams are asked to provide approximately 100 lbs. of  meat (any kind) for  tastings. Tastings will be held from 11 a.m. until all samples run out. Sample supplies will be provided at check in. 

2. Teams may enter any and/or all categories. Additional awards will be presented for:
                        Grand Champion
                        Reserve Grand Champion

*Must enter ribs, butts and chicken categories to be considered for Grand Champion Awards. Alabama BBQ Association and KCBS will only be awarding BBQ Trail points in chicken and ribs. 

3. Fires shall be of wood, wood pellets or charcoal. Gas and electric heat sources shall not be permitted for cooking or holding. Electric is permitted as a fire starter, provided that the competition meat is not in/on the cooking device. Electrical accessories such as spits, augers, forced draft are permitted. No open pits or holes are permitted. Fires shall not be built on the ground.

4. Contestants shall provide all needed equipment and supplies. Safety at this event is paramount. Any unsafe acts or safety issues identified by the SBCF Rep will be immediately corrected. Failure to follow the directions of the SBCF Rep may cause removal from the grounds. Contestants must adhere to all fire and safety codes. A fire extinguisher shall be near all cooking devices.

5. All contestants must be in place by 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. Grounds will be open for contestants Friday, March 13 beginning at 9 a.m. for set-up of equipment.

For additional details, please contact Kylee Raulerson at 251.943.5590.​



2019 Winners

GRAND CHAMPION: Groundhog Smokers

BALDWIN'S BEST “Q” – People’s Choice: The Ginger Pig

– Picnic Beach

2nd – The Ginger Pig
3rd – Moe's Original BBQ

– Groundhog Smokers
2nd – Sneaky Creek BBQ
3rd – Picnic Beach

– Rammer Jammer BBQ
2nd – Sneaky Creek BBQ
3rd – Groundhog Smokers

– Sneaky Creek BBQ
2nd – Groundhog Smokers
3rd – Trustmark Bank

– Rammer Jammer BBQ
2nd – Sneaky Creek BBQ
3rd – Moe's Original BBQ

Grand Champion
Groundhog Smokers

festival hours.

10:00 AM - Gates Open

10:00 AM - Student/Teacher Grants

11:00 AM - Samples begin

Noon - 4:00 PM - Entertainment

4:30 PM - Awards


The Cook Off is held in Heritage Park in Downtown Foley at the intersection of Hwy 98 and Hwy 59.


Visit or call the South Baldwin Chamber Foundation for more information.

112 W Laurel Ave.

Foley, AL 36535


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March 14,2020

The South Baldwin Chamber Foundation is proud to host the annual Foley BBQ and Blues  Cook Off  in partnership with the City of  Foley and sponsored by RiverView Turf