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Dells BBQ Bash

Dells BBQ Bash at Delton Oaks Resort
Dells BBQ Bash - KCBS sanctioned event

September 29-30, 2017

Come stay with us for the Dells BBQ Bash Kansas City Barbecue Society KCBS Stand Alone Backyard Competition!  150 entrees, 20 teams, 100% payouts! Rooms starting at $99. (BBQ judges and registered team discounted rate $69 and $89/night – see details below).  Space is limited – Call (608) 253-4092 for information and availability and to book your room now for the best rates and room selection!

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The 2017 Dells BBQ Bash competition will be our first KCBS sanctioned “Stand Alone Backyard Contest” that teams are required to cook both chicken and pork ribs to win the Grand Champion and the Reserved Grand Champion Awards.

Our competition will consist of each chicken and pork ribs categories with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th place prizes.

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the chicken and pork ribs competition is $150.00 per team. All teams must follow the 2017 KCBS rules and regulations. The entry fee for the non-KCBS Hamburger Competition is $25.00 per entry.


The prize money will be for the KCBS sanctioned backyard competition:

Chicken & Pork Ribs Entry (KCBS Judged)

Grand Champion $ 600
Reserved Grand Champion $ 400


1st Place $ 300
2nd Place $ 250
3rd Place $ 200
4th Place $ 150
5th Place $ 100

Pork Ribs

1st Place $ 300
2nd Place $ 250
3rd Place $ 200
4th Place $ 150
5th Place $ 100
Total Prizes $ 3,000.00

Awards & Trophies

Awards and prize money will be presented on or around 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 30th.

Hamburger Competition Entry

The Hamburger Competition entry fee is $25.00 per entry and will be judged by appearance, taste and creativity; this competition will be a non-KCBS event. The turn-in for the Hamburger Competition is 6:00 pm; awards on Friday night on or around 7:30 pm. This event will be judged by KCBS judges. Each team will need to provide their own meat, cook 2 burgers, and may be placed on any plater or in any container as the cook chooses how to present their burger to the judges.

Prizes will consist of

1st Place $ 150
2nd Place $ 125
3rd Place $ 100
4th Place $   75
5th Place $   50


NO REFUNDS. Teams unable to attend for legitimate reason, at organizer’s discretion, will be granted an entry into 2018 Dells BBQ Bash Competition.

Check-in starts at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 29

The competition is at Delton Oaks Resort, 730 East Hiawatha Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Event organizer will direct you to your assigned cook site. Each team will be asked to drop off equipment and supplies and park at a different location.

Cook Site

Each team will have approximately 10’ x 15’ cooking site. Depending on requests and first-come, first-served basis, 10 teams will be parked on side of street and 10 teams on the grass. Some sites are next to resort/hotel rooms.

You will have access to electricity (if you signed up for it) beginning at 3:00 pm on Friday, September 29; I would suggest that each team bring a 100’ outside extension cord. We will show you where to access water upon arrival; no direct water hookups.

Cooks’ Meeting: Cooks’ meeting will be on Saturday, September 30th at 7:00 am. Free Donuts/rolls, coffee, and juice will be available for all teams.

Meat Inspections

Meat inspections will be performed on Saturday, September 30 from 6:00 am to 8:00 am.

KCBS Rules Apply

All teams must follow the 2017 KCBS Backyard Official Rules and Regulations Judging Procedures and the KCBS Rules and Regulations located on the KCBS website (

Restroom/Wash Area

Restroom and wash area will be available for teams in the Delton Oaks Resort Office or in your own room at the Resort.

Resort/Hotel Rooms Available

GREAT PRICES – BOOK NOW!  Regular prices range $120 to $140 per night, BUT not for our teams and judges! $69/night for basic non-lakeside studio, traditional, hotel-motel room with 2 queen beds that sleeps 4 people. $89/night for lakeside condo that includes 2 queen beds with 1 individual bedroom, sofa sleeper, full size kitchen, equipped with full stainless-steel appliances and sleeps up to 6 people. Ground level units are available on a first come, first served basis.

These prices are not available online. If you wish to make reservations, please call Delton Oaks Resort at 1-608-253-4092 or 773-593-3352 or email us.


Please place your trash in trash bags and then place the bags in the dumpsters. Coal and grease containers will also be available. Thank you.

Contact Information

Emergency – 9-1-1
Laurie Tweten – Organizer (608) 769-7446
Clem Greco – Owner of Delton Oaks Resort – (773) 593-3352
Anita & Tony Moore – KCBS Representatives – (920) 420-4618

Any questions, contact:
Laurie Tweten
Delton BBQ Bash Organizer
Phone: 608-769-7446