Southern Alberta BBQ Competition, to be held on July 10-11, 2021. There are two different styles of competitions happening for the cookoff, a Master Series and the Backyard Competition. The Master Series is for professional chef's and businesses to apply and compete in, and the Backyard Competition is for anyone that's looking to prove they're Champions of the Grill.


On the fence about joining in the backyard amateur series of the Smoke, Wind & Fire - KCBS BBQ Competition? Let us make up your mind for you, with some awesome prizes being offered!

Backyard BBQ Competition – Grand Prize

  • Cash Prize
  • Local Bragging Rights
  • Custom “SWF” cattle brand with the year/category on handle
  • DrumBo Smoker & Accessories ($1,300 value – images attached)
  • Peavey Mart - YETI and Wood/Pellet Prize Package
  • Hickory Street Gift Certificate
  • +MORE prizes for other categories!
Smoke, Wind & Fire - Master Series - Grand Champion Prize
  • Cash Prize
  • Ultimate Bragging Rights
  • Custom “SWF” cattle brand with the year/category on handle
  • DrumBo Smoker & Accessories ($1,300 value – images attached)
  • Peavey Mart - YETI and Wood/Pellet Prize Package

Saturday, July 10:

  • 10am – Open to Public, Heritage Hall Bar opens (minors are allowed)
  • BBQ Demonstrations during the day, details coming soon.
  • Backyard Competition judging starts at 5pm
  • Backyard Awards at 7pm
  • Heritage Hall Bar open until 1am

Sunday, July 11:

  • 10am – Open to Public, Heritage Hall Bar opens (minors are allowed)
  • Master Series Competition judging starts at 12pm
  • Awards at 5pm
  • Heritage Hall Bar open until 7pm

Interested in signing up or enrolling as a judge, see our information below!


Official KCBS Rules

If you want to attend the competition as either a Judge or Team participant, it's important to know the rules of this cookout. Review the rule-set for the category that you or your team plan on competing in.

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Team Application

Think you have what it takes to claim the crown on this BBQ competition. Enroll you and your team, and let's cook! Make sure to correctly apply for the category you wish to compete in!


Other Ways to Attend

Do you sell unique products, handmade or commercial, related to barbequing? Lethbridge & District Exhibition would love for you to be a part of Smoke, Wind & Fire! See our Marketplace Application for more information.

Have a food truck? Would you like to have it at Smoke, Wind & Fire? See our Food Truck Application and get your spot at the first of our annual Smoke, Wind & Fire event!