Pit Masters FAQ
Click here for the KCBS Backyard Competition rules.
KCBS Meat Inspections Guide This meat inspection will take place on Friday, June 15th from 10am – 2pm.
For confirmed Judges, we will communicate on a regular basis via email. We will also have a Judges Information Packet for you.
The KCBS reps will be holding Judges meetings on both days of the competition.
Please be aware that one of the judged proteins (for Friday’s Grill Competition at the Beer Fest) is shrimp, for allergy purposes. Please contact us if you are a confirmed judge for Friday but have a shellfish allergy.
Vendors at last year’s Rib Off saw a direct uptick in sales directly following the event.
Available sizes for your display are 10×10, 12×12, and 10×20. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Please fill out the vendor application form to be included in this fantastic event.
Your Saturday ticket grants you full access to the Saturday event only.
Ticket Prices are as follows:
Friday, June 15 Hartford Rib Off Beer Fest (over 21 only)
$75 All inclusive ticket
The purchase of a Beer Fest ticket includes a coupon code for 30% off a Saturday Hartford Rib Off Ticket (arrives in your ticket confirmation email once purchased), a $19.50 value.
Saturday, June 16 Hartford Rib Off
All inclusive adult ticket price – $65 *Limited* advance discount ticket price – $50 *Limited* Family Pack ticket price – $120 includes 2 adult tickets and 2 under 21 tickets (ages 12 – 20) Youth ticket for ages 12 – 20 – $20 Children under 12 always enter for free
All proceeds from the Hartford Rib Off are donated to the charities we support.
Your ticket price includes all you can eat BBQ, all you can drink soft drinks, water, beer from 17 Breweries on Friday or 2 Roads Brewing on Saturday, Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails, entertainment, kids activities (Saturday only), other activities, and more!
The Hartford Rib Off is a rain or shine event. We encourage you to bring chairs for comfort, as well as a pop up tent for shade. Sunblock and bug spray are also a good idea.
The Hartford Rib Off is a pet-free event, with the exception of service animals.