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Congratulations, you’re one step closer to participating the Southland’s favorite BBQ event.

How It Works

As a BBQ on the Hill Rib contestant, you’ll be a unique part of a larger 3-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. 21st), your team will participate in the cook-off against countless other grill enthusiasts for a chance to win a coveted Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) title. Each team will be provided equal cuts of meat, a 20x14ft cooking area, and a complimentary contestant’s kit filled with handy items. In addition to the numerous KCBS awards, a “People’s Choice” award will be granted to the contestant with the most votes cast during a Public Rib tasting hour.


The 5th annual BBQ on the Hill Cook-Off is open to the public.
Early Bird Registration Fee: $70 (available until August 12th, 2019)
Registration Fee: $90 (after August 12th, 2019)


Payment options will be available after the application below has been submitted.

Your entry will be complete once payment is received.

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Prefer Paper?

Applications may be printed and submitted by mail to:

BBQ on the Hill Committee
Memorial Park Field House
12804 S. Highland Ave.
Blue Island, IL. 60406

BBQ on the Hill Contestant Application

Online Contestant Application

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