April 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Habitat ReStore
7952 Crestwood Blvd
AL 35210

11th Annual Backyard Division Cook-off competition and festival featuring live music, face painting, moon bounce, kids workshop, and great food. #GRILLTOBUILD

There are good causes and there are fall-off-the-bone causes.

Teams cook their best brisket, chicken, ribs, pork butts, and sauce. . . . . and serve it to event attendees. The best pork butts are selected by People’s Choice. Judges select top winners in all other categories.

No entry fee to participate. Supplies and partial meat packages will be provided to each team.

Cooking Categories:

  1. Backyard Division (sauce, chicken, ribs, brisket)
  2. People’s Choice (best pork butt)


  • Grand Champion (overall winner)     $500 plus trophy
  • Backyard Division 1st Place                 $300 plus trophy
  • Backyard Division 2nd Place               Trophy
  • Backyard Division 3rd Place               Certificate
  • People’s Choice winner                        Trophy

Event Schedule:
Friday, April 5
3:00 PM              Spaces Open For Teams To Begin Setting Up
6:30 PM              Mandatory Cooks Meeting

Saturday, April 6
10:30 AM            Judges report to Judge Station
11:00 AM             Gates Open to Public and People’s Choice Voting Begins

11:00 AM            Sauce Entry Turn-in
11:30 AM            Chicken Turn-in
12:00 PM            Ribs Turn-in
12:30 PM            Brisket Entry Turn-in
2:00 PM              People’s Choice Voting Closes

2:30 PM              Winners Announced / Award Presentations

Open to the public

$10/person at gate (cash or check only)

*event entry, food, soda, moon bounce, face painting, kids workshop, and live music

military, first responders, children 10 and under enter FREE

No Refunds. Rain or Shine.