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buckaroo bbq challenge

Sponsored by: Pendleton Whisky, Swire Coca Cola, Oregon Beef Council, Hill Meat, Grocery Outlet Pendleton, Hines Meat Co., D&B Supply, Prodigal Son Brewery, Painted Hills Beef

Public/Community Event Participation

Saturday, May 6, 2023

People’s Choice Buttons go on sale at 11:00

People’s Choice Voting (tasting of Tri-Tip) 1:00-2:30

Awards Ceremony 6:00


Follow your nose out to the Pendleton Convention Center parking lot to see some of the best BBQ in Eastern Oregon. 

Buckaroo BBQ Challenge: Teams will compete for trophies, prize money and most importantly, bragging rights. There is sure to be some friendly trash talk amongst friends and fellow pit-masters. 



Saturday, May 6, 2023, Pendleton Convention Center Parking Lot

$5,000 Prize Pool and categories paid to 6th place

Entry Deadline: April 28, 2023. (Deadline may be extended per event organizer)

This has been fully sanctioned 3-meat BBQ competition. (Sanctioning to be determined by event organizer by January 31, 2023.)


For more information contact Jeff: 

2022 BBQ Results

Reserve Grand Champion: Slowpokes 
Grand Champion: Lake House BBQ 
People's Choice Winner: Meatsweats


6th Place: Heifer Dust Cafe

5th Place: Meat Your Maker

4th Place: Rs bbq

3rd Place: Slowpokes

2nd Place: Lake House BBQ

1st Place: Meatsweats


6th Place: The Grill Sergeants

5th Place: Slowpokes

4th Place: RandB barbecue

3rd Place: Grillz Gone Wild

2nd Place: Pit 71

1st Place: Lake House BBQ


6th Place: Blind Duck BBQ

5th Place: Meatsweats

4th Place: Lake House BBQ

3rd Place: Slowpokes

2nd Place: HoggerQ

1st Place: Smoking Fools BBQ

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