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

2015 Official Dual Entry Form KCBS / MBN

2015 Vendor/Food Application

Fill out the online 2015 Judges Application below
(Judges Applications will only be accepted online.)

Ambassadors - Fill out the online 2015 Ambassadors Application below
(Ambassador Applications will only be accepted online.)


We are pleased to invite you to judge the annual Smoke on the Mountain in Galax, Virginia, capital of bluegrass music and home to the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. This year we need MBN and KCBS certified judges as we will host both contests at the same time.

We need judges for ancillary contest on Friday, July 17 and for MBN and KCBS judging Saturday, July 18. All MBN and KCBS rules will be enforced.

RSVP NOW!!! Please complete the form linked below and submit no later than May 31, 2016 for consideration. JUDGES will be on a first come first serve basis. Judging slots are likely to fill up earlier than May31, so we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. If you accept this invitation and are selected for a judging assignment, you will receive additional information. We look forward to your participation in this year's event. For more information, please contact Shannon Dalton at

We can not guarantee that you will be able to judge in a certain category. We will do our best, but no promises can be made.

Click the box below to fill out your application!

We are no longer accepting Judges Applications for 2015. Be sure to check back Feb 2016 to apply for next years competition!


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.