CIBR-BBQ Arthur, Illinois

Central Illinois Bragging Rights
KCBS & Backyard
BBQ Competition

Arthur Illinois – October 12-13, 2018

2018 Payouts  – $12,000+

We will again look for 50+ great KCBS BBQ teams to gather in downtown Arthur Illinois. We won’t change much of the format, as things have gone well for the past few years.  Check out the Competition Details pages for exact event details, and times and then mark your calendars and get your entry form filled in and sent off.

We plan for up to 55 or so KCBS teams, so send us your online application as early as possible. Don’t wait until October to register or you may miss out!
Register TODAY

The great weather last year combined to bring more than 5000 visitors to Arthur for the weekend. The link above will take you the scores for all events and I have uploaded a bunch of photos to Flicker if you wish to see some of our contest.

New to KCBS or competition BBQ? Each year we get a number of teams just getting their feet wet in BBQ and we’re ready to help. Give us a call or drop us an email and we will try to make your participation easier ( short of giving you our best recipes. )



If you want to get your ribs wet but are not sure of the effort or expense in full KCBS competition, our Thrill-of-the-Grill Competition is for you.  Bring any grill you have, some chicken and ribs, some flavorings, a couple of lawn chairs and some refreshments and show us your skills. The bbq that pleases your family just might win you some cash and bragging rights. Check the event details tab to the right and give it some thought!  In the BackYard division, even though we are expanding the available space, we probably will have to turn teams away. We have had to do this in each of the past years so make your plans early and send in your online application as early as possible. Plan early!

We anticipate a couple of new backyard sponsors and and over $1150 in cash prizes in the backyard portion of the event so check back regularly.

Bring the Whole Family -We always plan for well over 5000 visitors to drop in on Saturday to check out the cookers and the big rigs, and also to enjoy some fine ‘Q. We have already booked additional great BBQ vendors.We’ll have plenty of BBQ of all kinds for sale from award winning competition teams.


Central Illinois Bragging Rights BBQ – Arthur Illinois