Central Illinois Braggin’ Rights BBQ
Held the 2nd weekend of October each year!
We’re looking forward to October in downtown Arthur!
Competition BBQ, Wood smoke, great Q, and good music! Same time,
same place. The weekend after the Royal, and again in downtown Arthur, IL.
This is big time BBQ!
If you were here to compete last year, you know the great time we had…
and all the people. We will keep the same $150 entry structure, plan on at
least a $7500 purse, but we will expand our space limit to 60 teams ( which
means only about 10 or 12 new teams.. so get your applications in early). We
have additional locations available downtown, with additional electricity
and will add more electricity to the existing areas. And more UNLOCKED
toilets 🙂 Online applications are now available. We’ll take credit cards
with your applications or mail it in with a check.
If you just like BBQ to eat, like to cook it yourself at home, or have
seen competitions on the food channel, you will want to be here in Arthur,
this weekend! We’ll will have numerous, extremely great BBQ teams here
working, and many of them will be set up to sell you some World Class ‘Q.
Live Bluegrass bands will be on the State Bank of Arthur Stage Friday night
and Saturday up until the awards ceremonies at 3pm. We are inviting some
quality fall craft vendors, merchants will have a sidewalk sale going on and
we have a special play area for the kids (the Kid’s Zone is sponsored by
We are adding a Friday evening bluegrass group to the stage, going to
drop the dessert and side competition in favor of a peoples choice
contest… but still no cost to enter and cash prizes from all the tickets
sold on this evening. Check the details pages for more on this. For the
public… you can be a judge yourself in this event. $10 gets you in on
Friday night and you can taste-test all you want and vote for your favorite.
www.CIBR-BBQ.com for more info on this exciting event.
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