Congratulations, you’re one step closer to participating one of Chicagoland’s favorite southside BBQ event.
As a BBQ on the Hill Rib contestant, you’ll be a unique part of a larger 2-day BBQ festival for the whole family. Guests from all parts will travel to enjoy the live music, children’s entertainment, rides, games, beer garden, and award-winning food.
On day two of this festival (Sept. 22nd), your team will participate in the cook-off against countless other grill enthusiasts for a chance to win a coveted KCBS sanctioned title. Each team will be provided equal cuts of meat, a 20x14ft cooking area, and a complimentary contestant’s kit filled with handy items. An open-to-the-public rib tasting will determine the winner of the “People’s Choice” award, while a panel of certified KCBS judges decide on this year’s title winners.
To get started, simply complete the application on this page. Payment options will be available after a completed application has been submitted.
Your entry will be complete once payment is received.
Open to the Public
Early Bird Registration Fee: $70 (available until August 13th)
Registration Fee: $90 (after August 13th)
You may also download and print a copy of our Contestants Application below.
Printed Applications must be submitted to:
BBQ on the Hill Committee
Memorial Park Field House
12804 S. Highland Ave.
Blue Island, IL. 60406