Let's Take Back the Kitchen!!!

Smokin 4th BBQ Competition


The Kiwanis Club of Durango is  teaming up with to celebrate their 8th year of hosting our Independence Day Celebration.

Proceeds for this event will be donated to charities that help the children of La Plata County through the Kiwanis Club of Durango.

pig smoker is working with the Durango Kiwanas Club to bring you Durango’s 9th Annual BBQ event on the 3rd and 4th of July 2010.  This event is a KC BBQ Society sanctioned event and will start on Saturday the 3rd.  13th and Main St. to 11th. and Main St. will be blocked off until Sunday the 4th.   Smokin 4th will be a great place to bring the family during the day leading into the Durango Fireworks display to start just after 9pm.

After being a national qualifer for the BBQ championships last year and given the number of teams that are showing interest already, we are going to cap the number of competitors this year to 42.  We do have spots available for other vendors and sponsors.

Smokin 4th will include:

  • Live BBQ competition
  • BBQ food for purchase
  • Beer Garden
  • Live Music
  • Kids Events
  • Vendors representing various products

american pride

Kids Games During the Day organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Durango to include:

Potato sack race
3 legged race
Egg and spoon race
Water balloon toss

World Class BBQ and other food

The live BBQ Competition is open to everyone.   It would be a great event to showcase your talents.  

A Great Beer Garden provided by Coors and Durango Brewing
Soda and Drinks Provided by Coca Cola of Durango
Durango Joes Coffee
Cold Stone Creamery
Home Town Hero Awards Throughout the day.
Mysto the Magi
Jumpy Castel
Face Painting

Buckley Park will have space available if you are a retailer or business owner and would like to have space to showcase your products. If you are interested in having a booth at the event you can download the application here:


Vendor space is available to allow people to sells their goods or promote their business.  A standard 10 X 10 space is available on main or in the park.  Spaces are first come first serve.   If people want additional space or have custom needs please have them contact me at


We expect to see 25,000 people a this event so it is a great opportunity for people to get out in front of a lot of people.

If you are interested in competing in this event you can download the registration form here:

Smokin 4th BBQ competitor Registration

Official Rules for KC BBQ events

For questions concerning the BBQ competition email:

There will be live music at the event from noon until 4pm on the 3rd and from noon until 6pm on the 4th.

KCBS Sanctioned event open to anyone who wishes to enter.   Join competitors from across the country for Cash prizes:

Grand Champion $1200.00
Reserve Grand Champion $800.00
1st Place in Each of 4 Categories $400.00
2nd Place in Each of 4 Categories $250.00
3rd Place in Each of 4 Categories $150.00
4th Place in Each of 4 Categories $100.00
5th Place in Each of 4 Categories $75.00
6th Place in Each of 4 Categories $50.00
7th Place in Each of 4 Categories $25.00
8th Place in Each of 4 Categories $10.00
9th Place in Each of 4 Categories $5.00

Entry Includes: 

Includes: 20’x 25’ space; entry into 4 KCBS
categories; one 40lb bag of ice;
and electricity (elec. on first come, first served basis—20 amp only)
Barbeque Registration: = $ 200.00

We also need people to volunteer to be judges for this competition.  We are planning on offering the KCBS official BBQ Judge certification course on the 2nd or 3rd and the cost will be $40 for KCBS members and $75 for non KCBS memebers.  Cap on the class is 45 people so sign up early.  More information to come.  Email: for more information

Sponsor List for the Event:
99.7 the Point
Alpine Bank
AL Coors
Coca Cola of Durango
Durango Joes

Music Lineup will be posted as soon as it becomes available.  If you are interested in playing, let us know. 



  1. hey todd! you better get some more info on this thing… dont be BSin me either, trying to send me to some bogus location because of your fear that i will show up and outcook you! lol. well let me know and by the way, i absolutly LOVE this site! you guys are great, keep up the good work, and alcohol consumption! Randy

  2. Hi from the other side of the hill,
    I help organize a festival here in Ouray called “Grillin, Chillin and Thrillin” (Personally I am not crazy about the name). This summer will be the 2nd annual. Let’s talk, it would be great to get you guys involved.

  3. Official Rules for KC BBQ events link doesn’t go to the rules, goes to JLP program. I gave up looking for the rules on the website.

  4. Dave,
    I fixed the link to the site. Sorry about that and thanks for the feedback. Hope you still want to register.

  5. Writing a release about your event for KCBS and need info. Please e-mail.

  6. Black Market Electric has a my space site at


  7. Looks like we are gonna make the drive from Denver for the entire weekend. Looking forward to going down there.

  8. hi, i will like to be part of the event. i will like to set a stand with metal furniture .i was in event last weekend and i recive and invitation can u call me please 970-769-0193 my name is martin

  9. Hello,

    I mailed an application for a booth for the 4th of July festival. I seemed to have lost your number :(. Could you email me @ or call me at 832-746-7402 to tell me if you received it.



  10. Mark can you please call us your phone mail box is full
    Thanks 727-798-8928


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