2023 Sutherlin Throwdown

  • 07/14/2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 07/16/2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • 150 Willamette Street, Sutherlin, OR 97479
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Registration Opens - FRIDAY March 10th, 2023 at 12:01am

Sutherlin Showdown
IN Central Park - Sutherlin, OR

EVENT DATE: July 14th through 16th, 2023

This is a new PNWBA competition in Southern Oregon that is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event. This event is part of a larger event with a National Cornhole tournament and concert venue. This is also a BBQ vending event and has a total prize purse of $10,000 or more.

From Terry Brock,
Sutherlin Throwdown Event Organizer

The Event is largely funded by sampling. Teams need to be prepared to sample 800 to 1000 samples. Saturday is going to be a very large day, with lots going on. I'm telling BBQ and Beer/Wine that heavy sampling Saturday is a must, and Sunday is optional, but highly encouraged.
I need the ability to contact all teams so I can facilitate their needs for Saturday and Sunday. Teams need to register at sutherlinthrowdown.org as well.

This event is currently space limited to 40 teams. If registrations fill up, a waiting list will automatically be created. Should a team have to cancel, a replacement will be taken from the waiting list in order or registration date and time.

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Terry Brock
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Dale Groetsema
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Jane Biehl & Steve Rubin

Contact info:

PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

$10,000 Prize Pool

Grand Champion (1st overall)    $2,000
Reserve Grand Champ. (2nd overall)    $1,400
For each meat category:
Place    Prize
1st     $275
2nd     $250
3rd     $225
4th     $200
5th     $175
6th     $150
7th     $125
8th     $100
9th     $80
10th     $70


    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in times:

    Friday July 14th, 10am-8pm

    Site Inspection:

    • Saturday July 15th, from 10am to 3pm.

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

    • Saturday July 15th at 6:00 pm - 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.


    • Awards on Sunday July 16th at 5:00pm (or earlier pending awards processing)

    Load out times:

    • Sunday July 16th After the awards ceremony

      Quiet Hours:

      11pm - 6am.

      Turn-in Times on Sunday July 16th:

      • 10:55 am to 11:04:59 am – Pork
      • 11:55 am to 12:04:59 pm - Brisket
      • 12:55 pm to 1:04:59 pm - Chicken
      • 1:55 pm to 2:04:59 pm - Ribs

      Vending (Required!!!):

      Our hosts ask us to feed their guests by selling BBQ samples all day Saturday and you'll also have the opportunity to sell your competition extras on Sunday. PLEASE VEND SUNDAY WHENEVER YOU CAN.

      Please make no mistake, Saturday ACTIVE vending IS a requirement from 12pm until at least 7:30pm (you can serve until 9:30pm to serve concert goers. and if you want to make bank, plan on it.). You'll earn an excellent return as the split is 75% to the teams and 25% to the venue.

      Sample tokens will be $2 each. Samples should be $2 for a 2oz "side" like mac and cheese, beans, etc. $4 for a "heavy" 2oz MEAT sample and then up as the size of sample goes up.

      Vending with be split 75% to the team and 25% to the venue.

      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 $195.00 USD and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $182.50 will be refunded from the entrant’s payment. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses.

      Entry Payment Due:

      Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.


      • Power - provided by venue, but if you are dependent on power it is up to the team to bring a backup source. If you run multiple pellet grills or higher power drawing equipment, please provide your own power.
        Each team will have one single 120V, 20-AMP LEAD ONLY!

      • Potable Water - provided by venue

      • Trash disposal – provided by venue

      • Ash disposal – provided by venue

      • Grease disposal – provided by venue

      • Grey water disposal – provided by venue

      Team Event Size:
      20x20 – If you require a larger footprint or can fit in a smaller footprint, contact the organizer prior to the event.


      Central Park
      150 Willamette Street
      Sutherlin, Oregon 97479

      RV and Hotel Accommodations:

      Sutherlin has several hotel options, however, due to the Cornhole Tournament and other activities, we suggest you investigate and reserve hotel or camping accommodations sooner rather than later.

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