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
405 North Main Street
Galax, VA 24333

2018 Official MBN Entry Form
(Due to scheduling conflicts, this years Smoke on the Mountain will not be sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) and will be a Memphis BBQ Network event only (MBN). We apologize for the unforeseen inconvenience and look forward to seeing everyone at this years competition.)

2018 Vendor/Food Application

Fill out the online 2018 Judges Application below
(Judges Applications will only be accepted online.)

Ambassadors - Fill out the online 2018 Ambassadors Application below
(Ambassador Applications will only be accepted online.)


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 13th year and is also the Virginia State BBQ Championship! You won't want to miss it!

Friday, July 20: Welcome meal for judges - 5:30 p.m.; Ancillary contests - 7:00 p.m. (We invite you to judge these contests!)

Saturday, July 21: MBN and KCBS sanctioned contests; Morning meeting for all MBN and KCBS 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, 2018 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, 2018. 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.