Pit Master Info

Rules & Requirements

If you wish to participate in this year's Festival as a cooker, please make sure to review the requirements found in our CONTEST RULES . All contenders will be expected to follow the guidelines of the Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) as well.

Contest Rules

GBA Rules

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Grand Champion $1500

Reserve Champion $1000 + trophy

Winners in each Category

Ribs, Pulled Pork, & Loin

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $400

3rd Place: $300

4th Place: $200

5th Place - 10th Place: $100


People's Choice award

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $150


Check out winners from 2016!


SEE WHO's COOKING in 2017 !!!!
This fellow will take you to the
2017 Contestant Listing


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About Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA)

The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) has established itself as the second largest barbecue competition sanctioning organization in the state of Georgia. The GBA was conceived by a handful of individuals who thought it was time to let the rest of the nation know that the best barbecue comes from Georgia. The Georgia Barbecue Association has grown to over 450 members, 300+ certified judges, over 150 competition cook teams and sanctions over 20 contests per year throughout the state. These numbers continue to grow. We invite you to join us and become a part of the GBA Family.

More info about GBA



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Sign Up !

Find what you need to enter the contest! Please read the rules before signing up! We look forward to seeing you.

Cooker Rules/Regulations

Cooker Application - Print and Mail, Fax or Email

Cooker Application - Complete ONLINE

Please use the button below to MAKE ONLINE PAYMENTS for the competition. Please note that 30-amp power is $25 additional and you will need to mark your registration accordingly as well as using the button below for the 30 amp power if paying online.

Please select the size of the space required to accommodate all equipment. Please note, this is not the size of the trailer.  It is the size of the entire space that will be allotted to the team. Three standard sizes are included in the registration fee: 20x20, 30x20 and 40x20 feet.  Extra space is available in 10x20 increments for additional fees of $50 per increment. If additional space is needed, please select the 40x20 space then add the number of additional 10x20 increments desired. 

Competitors who would also like to vend to the public, please register here and use the paypal button below. BBQ Vendor spaces are $50 and are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration Fees
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If you need 30 AMP power, please add to your cart with the button below.

To order T-Shirts, select size & add to the cart for each shirt.

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