Teams compete in categories like whole hog, pork ribs, pork shoulder, sauce and the "Anything Butt" category for everything from beef to seafood. Local amateur BBQ-ers compete in the "Patio Porkers" division for a chance to enter the big leagues next year as professional teams.
Barbecue with Altitude!
Next Event Date: July 15th & 16th, 2016
Imagine being part of the state barbecue championship in the beautiful mountain town of Galax, Virginia! Known worldwide as the Capital of Bluegrass Music and the famous Old Time Fiddler's Convention - now's your chance to spill a little barbecue sauce into this music-loving community. Come & Enjoy some BBQ!
Smoke on the Mountain Barbecue Championship
Barbecue With Altitude!
The competition and festivities are sponsored and hosted by the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce and supported by the City of Galax, The Galax Smokehouse, the Memphis Barbecue Network and many more sponsors.
Professional barbecue teams from all over the country will come to Galax to compete for the coveted handmade banjo trophy — made as always by local artisan Tom Barr — and a chance to earn a spot for their team in the 2014 The Memphis Barbecue Network World Championship of barbecue in Tennessee.
Winners from Galax are both state champions and qualified for the world title.
Runners-up get fiddle trophies. The instruments reflect that city’s long heritage of traditional music.
Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce | 405 North Main Street, Galax, VA 24333, US