2018 St Louis BBQ Society Competition

Join us for 2 days of music, fun, and BBQ as the St. Louis BBQ Society competition BBQ comes to the Columbia American Legion.

November 3rd – Saturday night:
Veterans Parade- 10:00am

(Along Main Street and Locust Street)

Starting at the old Catholic Church parking lot and ending at the Columbia American Legion

All Military Veterans and Active Military are welcome to join in the parade

Call the Columbia American Legion Hall (281-5556) for more information.

Civil War Camp (weather permitting)- 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Live Music- Sofa Kings Noon to 3:00 pm

Food & Drinks available for purchase- 11:00 to 3:00 pm

Columbia Khoury League Kickball Tournament- 11:30-?

For more information go to

BBQ & Beer Dance- $30/person – 6:00pm to 11:00 pm


Tickets on sale at the Columbia American Legion, Khoury Pharmacy, and

Bernhard Autoworks (Columbia Firestone)

Contact Mike Nowak @ 618.920.0393 for ticket information.

Register Your Team Here.

Register Here

St Louis Barbecue Society’s

Final Points event for “Team of the Year”. 

November 4th – Sunday:

Breakfast available for purchase – 6am – 8am
Civil War Camp (weather permitting) – 10am – 3pm

Kids Que 12pm-3:30pm

Live Music: Whiskey Dixon 12:00 to 3:00pm

Food & Drinks available for purchase – 11am – 3pm
BBQ Turn-in for Competitors – 12pm – 2:00pm
BBQ Competition Awards – 3pm

Budweiser Clydesdale 1pm-3pm

For more information:

Contact the Columbia American Legion at 618-281-5556

or Check out our website

or Facebook: Veterans Honorque

About the Competition

The Budweiser BBQ Series is a group of events that will be sure to bring competition BBQ to the next level!  These events will consist of the “Big 4” categories (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Brisket) which will be counted towards the Overall Grand Champion of each event.  At the end of the year, the best scores for each category will be calculated for End of the Year TOY and Budweiser BBQ Series points.

The Veterans Honorque will include the main four categories (Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket). This will be the final event of the year for the Team of the Year Points and Budweiser BBQ Series Points.

Entry Fee (after July 1st) – $225  (Add $25 to join SLBBQS)
($200 Early-Bird Registration before July 1st)

Prize Fund – $5,000


20 amp Electric will be provided to all booths.  Any generators used will need to be whisper quiet. 20×20 will be the standard booth and we do have some 20×30 booths available.

 Here’s How To Register Your Team

Register Online

Click below to fill out our
online registration form.

Click Here to Register Online

Mail Your Entry

Mail your entry form to:
c/o Sons of the American Legion
375 East Locust St.
Columbia, IL 62236

Get Your Entry Form Here

Call Us

Mike Nowak @ 618.920.0393
or Terry McDannold @ 314.220.4805

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