2013 Washington State Spring BBQ Championship

Central to the Evergreen Spring Festival on April 27th and 28th, 2013 will be the Washington State Spring BBQ Championship, a two-day barbecue cook-off.
Come for the BBQ, stay for the festival.

The Evergreen State Fair will once again be hosting the Spring Festival on April 27th through 28th, 2013. The 50th anniversary of the creation of the Snohomish Parks Department will be celebrated during the festival.

Central to the Spring Festival will be the Washington State Spring BBQ Championship, a two-day barbeque cook-off to be located in the covered Judging Arena south of the Evergreen Events Center. The competition will feature cooking demonstrations of outdoor grilling and BBQ techniques. For information on the BBQ championship contact Bryan Lipscy at

This fun family-orientated event will feature top notch competition BBQ teams from across the Pacific Northwest. Competitors will be vying for a share of the cash purse and to qualify for a chance at an invitation to the prestigious Jack Daniels Invitation BBQ Championships.

There will be BBQ samples for sale Saturday and Sunday to directly benefit the Monroe Youth Football Association. Samples will be sold from a single location until they are gone. All BBQ meat is cooked on site so you are getting your samples fresh from the pits.

Getting to decide who actually has the best BBQ of the weekend falls on the taste buds of certified BBQ judges. The Pacific NW Barbeque Association (PNWBA) will be hosting a Certified BBQ Judge class on Saturday morning starting at 9:00am sharp. The class will consist of rules, regulations, what makes good BBQ, and sampling of the four meats. Once certified as a PNWBA BBQ judge you become eligible to judge at any PNWBA sanctioned event.

Would you like to compete?

Registration starts by printing out this registration form and sending it in.
The PNWBA welcomes cooks of all abilities and experience. To register your team for the Championship visit the Washington State Spring BBQ Championship website.

Not quite ready to compete but want to learn more about BBQ?

Free BBQ classes open to everyone will be held at center stage. The 30-45 minutes classes and demos start on the hour on Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Your hosts include fire fighters from Firehouse Dinners, Grand Champion Pitmaster Lynnae Oxley from, and the 2011 PNWBA Team of the Year and Grand Champion pitmaster JD & Ronna McGee of Wine Country Q. More classes and demos will be added as the event draws closer. 
As the Expo wraps up go to center stage Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:30pm with Miss Sky Valley for the awards presentations.

For additional information on this event please contact Bryan Lipscy at

In addition to the BBQ Championship a wide variety of other activities will take place including:

  • Three days to enjoy the carnival rides (April 26-28th).
  • "Gardening with Ciscoe" sponsored by Oly-Mountain Fish Compost on Saturday.
  • Youth fish for trout in the Les Schwab Trout Pond - FREE!
  • Roving entertainment.
  • Try out side-by-side racing on the Evergreen Speedway's Simulator.
  • Live music, food & drink from the root beer garden (for the kid in you) or the beer garden (for the adult in you)!
  • Grill Mat and other cooking demonstrations.
  • Kids pedal tractors and 4-H tractor demonstrations -FREE!
  • Face painting & balloon twisting - FREE!
  • Flower displays and gardening answers by Master Gardeners.
  • Arts & crafts, jewelry, gardening, landscaping, cooking, health and welfare vendors.
  • 4-H Horse Show.
  • Sky Valley Swap Meet.
  • Western Heritage Museum.
  • NASCAR Driving Simulators.

For more information and to get special prices on tickets: Evergreen Spring Festival website.


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