Covington Cork & Pork Festival
June 26th-27th, 2020
KCBS BBQ Championship Competition

Covington Cork & Pork Festival
June 26th-27th, 2020
KCBS BBQ Championship Competition

Covington Cork & Pork Festival
June 26th-27th, 2020
KCBS BBQ Championship Competition

Backyard BBQ Bash

First 10 Teams (4 members) Guaranteed Entry – Maximum 15 Team Limit based on available space after 10 teams.  You will need a team name as well. 

*Your entry priority is based on coming to City Hall and filling out the Team Log* 

Teams accepted from Alleghany, Bath, & Greenbrier County 

$20 per team entry fee – Entry Deadline June 19, 2020 

Each team will compete in a judged competition & people’s choice 

Backyard cooking devices can be used – maximum retail value allowed $1000 including gas grills, plain charcoal/wood grills, Eggs-up to large size, retail grill/smoker combo’s just so not over $1000 in retail value. Up to 3 cook devices allowed. 

15 x 15 cooking space (tent allowed)  

Each team is required to have a cooler with ice for food storage.  Ice will be provided. 

Each team is required to meet the following health & safety regulations: 

Team members may not handle food with their bare hands. They may:  

  • Wear disposable gloves (provided). 
  • Use tongs, spoons, deli tissue or other utensils.  

Team members must wash their hands 

  • Before handling food.  
  • Prior to putting on disposable gloves.  
  • After using the toilet, smoking, eating, drinking or after their hands may have become contaminated.  

Three-basin dishwashing station (i.e. sinks, dishpans, 5-gallon buckets) must be provided, supplied and maintained. You must have a means of washing, rinsing, and sanitizing all food equipment and utensils. You must use a chemical sanitizer, such as non-scented chlorine bleach, in the sanitizer solution. 

Each team must maintain on site and return a provided (no charge) fire extinguisher. 

For information, please contact David Bryant (BB) at City Hall, via email at, or 540-968-3561. 

Here’s how it’s going to work:

You can arrive any time after 12:00 (noon) on Friday for setup 

You will be provided with one pork butt, a rack of ribs, and a surprise meat to prepare 3 plates to be judged. 

The public will be given a voting card for a donation and then be able to sample your pork and then cast one vote for their favorite team. 

Your pulled pork will need to be available to Olde Town volunteers at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the metal pan provided.  

Your judged plate will need to be turned in at a time disclosed at team meeting Friday Night at 8:00 PM on the City Hall steps. 

Each team must provide their own spices, rubs, marinades, sauces for their food. Three Styrofoam containers will be provided (Friday Night) to each team for their plate to be turned in to be judged. 

Proceeds from the entry fees will go to prizes and meat – $100 will go to 1st Place & $25 to 2nd Place in the judged rib, pork, & surprise meat contest.  A minimum of $50 will be contributed to the People’s Choices winner’s choice of local charity or cause in their name also. 

One team member must be with the cook device at all times once cooking begins. 

Ribs and Pork Butt will be provided at 4:00 PM, Friday or upon team arrival if later than 4:00 p.m.  The Surprise meat will be provided between 7:00 and 8:00 am Saturday. 

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Contact Information: David Bryant, Contest Organizer • 337 W. Locust Street • Covington, Virginia 24426

540-968-3561 •