Taste of Autumn BBQ Championships

Think Your BBQ is the Best? Let's Put it to the Test! 


Sept. 18-19, 2015, Spearfish City Campground. This weekend event will include Family Fun on Friday evening with food, live music and refreshments. Taste of Autumn People's Choice Judging will take place on Friday evening and is open to the public. Saturday morning the BBQ event will get under way with judging taking place in the early afternoon, another People's Choice Judging event followed by the awards presentation at 4 pm. Join us for a weekend of FUN!  This event is sanctioned by  KCBS, and we are also the final contest in the newly organized Rushmore Cup for the South Dakota BBQ association and a  Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Cup Contest. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Rec Center's Youth & Family Scholarship Program.  Call Chris 722-1430 for more info and registration information. 2015 Location is Spearfish City Park Campground. 

KCBS Certified Judges - Register here! 
We use the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Judge's Liaison Program to sign up all judges.
No judges will be signed up outside of this program. No Exceptions! 

2014 Results
Spitfire - GC
Lonestar Smoke Rangers - RGC

Thank You 2014 Sponsors!!

Crow Peak Brewery
Best Western Black Hills Lodge
South Dakota Pork Producers Council
Spearfish Motors
Spearfish Forest Products
Howdy's - Whitewood
Dakota Equipment Rental
Ainsworth-Benning Construction Company
Coca Cola Bottling Co. High Country
Spearfish Rec Center
City of Spearfish
Spearfish Parks, Recreation and Forestry Advisory Board

Spearfish City Campground and Snapper’s Club
404 South Canyon St
It is just south of the City park and the DC Booth Fish Hatchery.
*Exit 12 is closed to longer vehicles. Car and pickups are fine. Follow Jackson Blvd. to Canyon St. Take a left follow through city park and by fish hatchery. City Campground is just passed hatchery. 
*From Exit 10 go south to Jackson Blvd. turn right on Jackson Blvd. to Canyon St and take a left south to the city park and campground.
*From Exit 14 turn south toward Phillips 66 and then right onto Colorado Blvd. follow it for a ways into downtown Turn left at Grant Street at the bottom of the hill turn left on Canyon St. 

2014 Registered Teams      -  30 TEAMS MAX.
The Last Resort's 5 Hands and a Smoker BBQ - Olathe, KS
Last Call Heroes BBQ - Pierre, SD
Home Grown Smokers - Spearfish, SD
Jo-Bawb's BBQ - Rozet, WY
Lonestar Smoke Rangers- Rapid City, SD
Wyoming BS BBQ- Casper, WY
Pellethedz BBQ - Summerset, SD
Smokin' Hot Butts BBQ - Casper, WY
JR's Rhodehouse BBQ Pit - Piedmont, SD 
Spitfire - Fargo, ND
High Plains Smokers - Gillette, WY  
Grate Expectations - Billings, MT
Addyque's Smokin' Racks - Douglas, WY  
Papa Smoke and the Arriba - Rapid City, SD  
Rowdy Hog Smoking BBQ - Rapid City, SD  
Smoke It Up BBQ - Rapid City, SD 
CharQueterie - Lead, SD
B-S BBQ Team - Hill City, SD
Camp House BBQ - Billings, MT 
Powder River Phat Boys - Gillette, WY 
Big Daddy's Que - Rapid City, SD
Rollin Smoke BBQ - Mission Hill, SD
Parrothead - Dakota Dunes, SD
Grills Gone Wild Iowa -  Alonga ,IA  
Black Hills Q - Rapid City, SD
PQ's - Casper , WY
Grillin' Beavers - Thornton, CO
Rub Q Long Time - Roy, UT
Pig City BBQ - IA

UPDATE.... 222 lbs. of Pulled Pork was donated to the Spearfish Food Pantry from the 2014 event!!!

2013 Overall Winners:
Jo-Bawbs BBQ - Grand Champion
Spitfire - Reserve Grand Champion

2013 Registered Teams:

Lonestar Smoke Rangers - Rapid CIty, SD
Spitfire - Fargo, ND
Acme Burnt Offerin's - Pierre, SD
Chick 'N Ribs - Spearfish, SD
Drawn to Smoke - Robbinsdale, MN
Jo-Bawbs BBQ - Rozet, WY
Boz's BBQ - Belfield, ND
High Plains Smokers - Gillette, WY
The Smoking Hams - Gillette, WY
Wyoming BS BBQ - Casper, WY
Brew-N-BBQ - Rapid City, SD
JR's Rhodehouse BBQ Pit - Piedmont, SD
Black Hills BBQ Grills - Summerset, SD
Smoke It Up BBQ - Rapid City, SD
Smokin' Magnum - Ralston, WY
Parrothead Smokers - Dakota Dunes, SD    
Natural Born Shiggers - Douglas, WY
Prairie Smoke and Spice -  Pilot Butte, SK

 Governor's Proclamation


Event Details:

Age Group: Family Friendly


See Team Registration