Smokin Q Alberta BBQ Competition

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About Smokin Q Alberta BBQ Competition

Lynnwood Ranch’s third annual KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition and BBQ Feast. The KCBS BBQ Competition “Smokin Q” was started in 2015 after a friend, Bernie Kenny of BBQ on the Bow paid a visit to Gus & Wendy LeDuc. Bernie spoke of the need for more BBQ competitions in Alberta and that Lynnwood Ranch would be the perfect location. We set a date, May 3rd. 2015 and got to work. There wasn’t much time since there was only four months to make it happen. It came together with the help of many great people in the BBQ world: Bernie Kenny, the good folks at BBQ on the Bow, Mike Mulloy, Jason Hjelsvold, and the sponsors. We had 23 BBQ teams register, more than we had hoped for in the inaugural year. To complete the event we hosted a BBQ Bash “Feast & Frolic”. With the help of the BBQ teams an amazing BBQ feast was provided to the almost 300 people attending. So…..let’s do it again !  Dates this year – May 13 & 14, 2017


Saturday May 13th

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Move in of contestants
  • 12 – 5 p.m. Food Inspections by KCBS Official
  • 6 p.m. – Midnight Smokin Q’s Feast & Frolic – Featuring the best of SouthernBBQ & Dance



$75 each or $560 for table of 8

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Sunday May 14th


  • 12 – 2 p.m. Judging & Turn in times – KCBS rules
    (Chicken 12 p.m. – Ribs 12:30 p.m. – Pulled Pork 1 p.m. – Brisket 1:30 p.m.)
  • 12 – 5 p.m. Open to Public
  • 12 – 5 p.m. Classic Cars – Local Vendors – Demonstrations – BBQ Sampling – Hayrides – PM Hobbycraft Demo (Drones, RC Boats and Cars)
  • 12 – 4 p.m. Ranch BBQ Food Truck – selling BBQ meals
  • 12 – 5 p.m. BBQ Cafe & Bar Open
  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sampling available for the public from participating competitors. (Note: Samples are available while quantities last)
  • 4 – 5 p.m. Awards


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