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Southeastern BBQ Showdown BBQ Competition Results

Congratulations to our Grand Champions - Robert Smith & Brian Keen of First Class BBQ from Hempstead, Texas! Check out the full lineup of results here.

Champions Barbecue Alliance

The Southeastern BBQ Showdown is officially sanctioned by the Champions Barbecue Alliance.

2024 BBQ Showdown Updates

Be the first to hear about the celebrity judges, the latest teams to join the BBQ competition, vendors, and more!

Friday, June 14 - South Carolina Night

4:00 PM Gates Open | Explore Vendor Expo

Uncover the secrets of BBQ mastery as you explore interactive exhibits showcasing the art and science of this culinary discipline. (Friday & Saturday)


4:30 PM Sample the Best of South Carolina BBQ

Embark on a taste bud adventure as you sample mouthwatering creations from the South Carolina BBQ Association’s chicken wing competition. BBQ Samples are available until they run out.


6:00 – 6:30 PM SC BBQ Association Chicken Wing Competition Judging


7:00 PM Band of Oz & Shag Dancing

Known as the “#1 Shag band in the Southeast”, Band Of Oz will have you Shagging the night away to Beach Music favorites like “Shaggin”, “Star of My Life”, and their mega-hit “Shama Lama Ding Dong”.


8:30 PM SC BBQ Association Chicken Wing Competition Winners Announced


10:00 PM Event Ends

Saturday, June 15 - The BBQ Showdown

4:00 PM Gates Open | Explore Vendor Expo | BBQ Samples

Uncover the secrets of BBQ mastery as you explore interactive exhibits showcasing the art and science of this culinary discipline. Prepare for a flavor-packed adventure by tasting over 20 BBQ national teams.  BBQ Samples are available until they run out.


4:00- 5:00 PM Public Vote, People’s Choice Award

Follow @SoutheasternBBQShowdown on Instagram and prepare to vote!


5:15 – 6:30 PM Awards Presentation

Cheer on your favorite teams, celebrate their accomplishments, and witness BBQ history in the making as we crown the champions of the inaugural Southeastern BBQ Showdown!


8:00 PM Alabama Country Music Concert

End the day on a high note with a legendary Country Music Concert featuring the one and only Alabama! Sing along to their greatest hits and dance the night away as they deliver a show-stopping performance.


9:45 PM Fireworks Finale


10:00 PM Event Ends

BBQ Team Contact & Sponsorship

Event Information & Sponsorships
Vickie Davis, Senior VP of Funding & Events
[email protected]
803-781-5940×209

Marketing/Media Inquiries
Micah Decker, VP of Marketing & Communications
[email protected]
803-781-5940×207

BBQ Team Inquiries

Mark Conway, Emcee & Food Sport Consultant
[email protected]
757-652-3003