• 02/04/2022
  • 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • 110 9th Avenue Southwest, Puyallup, WA 98371
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Famous Dave’s Hot and Fast BBQ Competition

Registration Deadline – Jan 26th, 2022

As this is a fully sanctioned 1-day lite cook, As a multi-year event we will be a Jack qualifier if we have more than 25 teams.

See the information packet provided by the organizer for additional details.

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Saffron Hodgson
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Jason Bauer
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Stacia Norris

Contact info:

  • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
  • pending 2nd judge

Prize Pool:

• $5,000 Total Prize Pool – subject to increase depending on team signups

  • Grand Champion - $750.00
  • Reserve Grand Champion - $250

Category Prizes

  • 1st - $300
  • 2nd - $250
  • 3rd - $200
  • 4th - $150
  • 5th - $100


  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs
  • Brisket
Note: Meat will be provided for the Chicken, Pork Ribs and Brisket categories. Each Team will get 1 brisket, 3 racks pork ribs and 8 chicken drumsticks to cook. As long as site has passed inspection, teams will be able to receive and prepare their meats.

Load in times:

Thursday 3rd Feb 8.15pm until 8am Friday 4th Feb morning


• Awards Start at 6pm for other categories, ETA PNWBA section 7:00 pm or earlier if possible.

Load out times:

• 8pm after event closes to the public..

Site Inspection:

• Between 6:15am and 8:00 am.

REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

• 8 am - Cooks meeting and meat selection. If all teams are present and have been inspected, we may try to move the meeting earlier.

Note: For a brisket, including trimming starting at 9am to 5pm turn-in, is 8 hours.

Turn-in Times:

  • 3:00pm – Chicken
  • 4:00pm – Pork Ribs
  • 5:00pm – Brisket

Window is 5 minutes before to 5 minutes after each hour.

Safety Requirements:

Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.
For entrance - Teams and competitors are treated like vendors and will do the ‘do you have any symptoms?’ questions and then issued a wristband. No vaccination card or negative test required.

When in the team meeting and when turning in entries, you are only required to wear a mask if you have not been fully vaccinated.

Team Requirements:

Please review the Team Rules Page, even if you are an experienced team. Each site will be inspected to meet these requirements. If you are a new to competition BBQ team or new to PNWBA competitions, we recommend visiting our New Team Info page.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee is $150.00 USD. A designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $137.50 will be refunded from the entrants payment.

Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.


• Power is provided.

Ash / Trash / Grey Water / Grease disposal:

• Provided by Venue.


Event Location

Washington State Fairgrounds
110 9th Avenue Southwest
Puyallup, WA 98371-6811

Set up spots arranged by the venue.


Puyallup has several hotel options. The fairgrounds has an RV Park and bookings can be made directly with them at $35/night https://www.thefair.com/general-info/rv-camping/.

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