Welcome to
Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown

Festival Park on the Peoria Riverfront
JULY 17TH & 18TH, 2020


2020 Schedule

Thursday 07-16-2020
2:00pm – 7:00pm Team Set up Begins

Friday 07-17-2020
8:00am-7:00pm - Team Set up
10:00am-9:00pm - KCBS Meat Inspection (as you arrive meat will be inspected by Brandon)
4:00pm SCA Cooks Meeting/Steak Selection – 2nd Floor Gateway Building 5:00pm KCBS Team Meeting – 3rd Floor Gateway Building
5:30pm KCBS Team Dinner – 3rd Floor Gateway Building
5:30pm SCA Judges Meeting – 2nd Floor Gateway Building
6:30pm – 6:45pm SCA Ancillary Turn-In – 2nd Floor Gateway Building
7:30pm – 8:00pm SCA Steak Turn-In – 2nd Floor Gateway Building
9:00pm SCA Awards – 3rd Floor Gateway Building
11:00-6:00am Quiet Time

Saturday 07-18-2020
7:00am-8:00am Coffee and Doughnuts for teams – Gateway Building Entrance
10:30am Judges Meeting – 3rd Floor Gateway Building
11:55-12:05pm Chicken Turn in – Gateway Building Entrance
12:25-12:35pm Ribs Turn in – Gateway Building Entrance
12:55- 1:05pm Pork Shoulder Turn in – Gateway Building Entrance
1:25- 1:35pm Beef Brisket Turn in – Gateway Building Entrance
4:30pm Awards Ceremony – 3rd Floor Gateway Building

A Little About Us

This event was started in 2011 for two reasons:

1. to bring the thrill of professional KCBS BBQ to Central Illinois; and

2. to raise money for very worthy local charities.

Since then the event has grown each year. This growth can be attributed to the hard work of our organizational committee and our volunteers and the support of our great community! In 2016 our event moved to Festival Park at the Peoria Riverfront. Our event features the following: A KCBS professional BBQ competition featuring some of the country’s best touring teams. A backyard competition for local BBQ enthusiasts to show off their skills. 2 days of amazing bands on our entertainment stage. Several top notch food.

All proceeds from our event go to local charities. To date we have donated over $70,000.00 to those charities. We hope to keep increasing that number each year!

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