June 15, 2024 | Logansport, Indiana 

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BBQ Competition


Please read the following BEFORE filling out our registration form. Once you submit this form, an electronic message will be sent to the Squeal on the Eel organizers AND you will be redirected to Eventbrite to pay your team’s registration fee of $250.00.

The total purse for the contest is set at $5,000. The purse will be paid out as follows: 

Grand Champ $700, Trophy

Reserve Champ $500, Trophy

1st Place: $300 (ribs) and $300 (chicken)

2nd Place: $275 (ribs) and $275 (chicken)

3rd Place: $250 (ribs) and $250 (chicken)

4th Place$225 (ribs) and $225 (chicken)

5th Place$200 (ribs) and $200 (chicken)

6th Place$175 (ribs) and $175 (chicken)

7th Place$150 (ribs) and $150 (chicken)

8th Place$125 (ribs) and $125 (chicken)

9th Place$100 (ribs) and $100 (chicken)

10th Place$100 (ribs) and $100 (chicken)


We are very excited to have you participating in the 3rd annual Squeal on the Eel Festival!  This festival is all about delicious BBQ, awesome music and having a great time!

Before signing this form, please take some time to fully review the competition rules and the terms of the festival. Please understand that this is a KCBS Amateur Backyard BBQ event. 

Please familiarize yourself with these venue-specific rules

  • Follow KCBS rule #13 if you have sauce you would like to include with your entry.

  • All meat will be provided by the festival. No outside meat allowed.

  • Lottery system for the meat; meat will be on display before hand out

  • Officially Judged Categories: Chicken and Ribs

  • Auxiliary Category (People’s Choice): Pork Shoulder Butts (can be cut up to help cook)

  • Electricity should be available, but is not guaranteed

  • Quiet generators are allowed (will shut down if too loud or if there are complaints)

  • Contestant provides their own outdoor extension cords

  • Pre-marked/assigned area will be approximately 10′ wide by 20′ long

  • Metal trash cans provided for ashes. MUST USE

  • Team must provide working fire extinguisher for area

  • Team area must be clean at end of contest. Do not burn grass!

  • Teams responsible for all their own needs, no help provided for load in or load out

  • Per city ordinance, no alcohol is allowed in the BBQ area.

  • YOU are responsible for your team and/or your guest’s actions.

  • All decisions by judges are final


This festival is for charity

We ask that each team prepare two pork shoulder butts (auxiliary meat). The pork butts you prepare will be used for the people’s choice award.  (Butts can be cut up).  Your pork butts will be used to raise money for the charities we are supporting.  If you want to sauce your pork shoulder butts, you may.

Register now!

Anyone can apply. However, if you are already registered with the Kansas City Barbeque Society, please enter your KCBS number in the field provided so that points can be tracked and awarded.

General admission tickets for up to four individuals are included in the $250.00 registration fee. You may have more than four members on your team, but those individuals must purchase a separate ticket to the festival HERE.

Once you click “Register,” your registration will be sent electronically to the Squeal on the Eel organizers AND you will be redirected to Eventrbrite to pay your team's $250.00 entry fee.