The applications below are available for download in pdf format. To access a application below, click on the application title. You will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat software. If you need this program, click here.

Please print and mail all applications with any applicable fees to:

Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce
Barbecue Festival Fund
403 North Main Street
Suite 9
Galax, VA 24333

2019 Official MBN Entry Form

2019 MBN Rules and Regulations

You may download the 2019 entry form by clicking the link above, or you may now use our new online form below.

2019 Vendor/Food Application

You may download the 2019 Vendor/Food Application by clicking the link above, or you may now use our new online form below.


MBN and KCBS Judges: We are pleased to invite you to judge our annual Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Contest in Galax, Virginia. Our dual sanctioned contest is in its 15th year and is also the Virginia State BBQ Championship! You won't want to miss it!

Friday, July 19: Welcome meal for judges - 5:30 p.m.; Ancillary contests - 7:00 p.m. (We invite you to judge these contests!)

Saturday, July 20: MBN sanctioned contest; Morning meeting for all MBN judges at 8 a.m. Please check team information on this site for a more detailed turn-in schedule for the day.

Please complete the form linked below no later than May 1, 2019 to be considered for our judging pool. Only applications received through this website will be considered. Email, phone, and mail inquires will not be considered official applications. 

Individuals accepted to judge the contest will begin receiving acceptance letters and travel information in June, 2019. We look forward to your participation in this year's event! 

For more information, please contact Shannon Dalton at

Note: We can not guarantee that you will be able to judge in a certain category, but you are welcome note your preferences on the application.

Click the box below to fill out your application!


Ambassadors are local volunteers who accompany the MBN judges as they go onsite to team locations. They are responsible for keeping time and holding a quiet sign during the judging period. Ambassadors will need to be able to walk quickly between team destinations around town.

We may not be able to accept all volunteers as it will be based on the number of teams entered.