Our prize pool has increased from $9,590 to over $10,000!

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Contest Registration


Welcome 2023 Border War BBQ Teams! This year we will be capping our event to 48 teams. We have increased our base entry fee, but we've also added a new prize (Bleeding Kansas $750).

Not Required to Enter


The contest fee of $185 includes entry in all categories. NOTE: Each team will receive a free shirt or other item.

Friday Night: Kids Q, Booze-B-Que
Saturday: Sausage, Four KCBS Categories, Dessert

The Kids Q is $10 per entrant. We prefer you to pre-register, but kids can also sign up by 5:30PM on Friday.
Optional Events (no extra cost)
All-Star BBQ Grill/Smoker Made By American Barbeque Systems Raffle Tickets - $10 Each

Immediate payment is required. You'll be redirected to PayPal for payment when you submit the form. If not, please send a check to the John Brown Foundation, PO Box 401, Osawatomie, KS 66064-0401 for a spot to be reserved.
A full refund, less online payment fees, is available until September 30. From October 1 to 10, either a credit for the 2024 event or 1/2 refunds will be provided. No refunds are available after October 10.

Your registration is not complete until payment in full has been made. *If we cancel the event for any reason, a full refund will be given to all teams.*