The Hartford Rib Off


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If you want to be a part of the Hartford Rib Off, please fill out the applicable form below. We will contact you after we receive your information.

**Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of everyone during this trying time, we have rescheduled the Hartford Rib Off**

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The 2020 Hartford Rib Off (Saturday, October 24, 2020) is a KCBS Master Series Contest, the standard 4 meats will be judged.  There is also a voluntary People’s choice contest where ribs and pulled pork will be judged.

The 2020 Kick Off Party contest (Friday, October  23, 2020) is an SCA Contest where steak and chicken wings will be judged.  There is also a voluntary People’s choice chicken wings contest.


We anticipate hosting 2000+ attendees at this year’s Hartford Rib Off. This will be a great opportunity for exposure and a great return on your investment. Tent sizes and prices are listed in the form below. Please let us know if you’re also interested in sponsorship opportunities.


We need KCBS certified judges for Saturday, October 24, 2020.

We need lots of volunteers to help us reach our goal of raising the most money possible for the charities we’re supporting. Please fill out the form below and let us know which day/s you want to help out. All volunteers will receive a Hartford Rib Off ‘Staff’ shirt, and full access to the BBQ spread and soft drinks either before or after your volunteer shift. Over 21 volunteers will be given full all-inclusive access to all parts of the event when their volunteer shift is complete. Some of the volunteer duties include set up, food serving, clean up, crowd direction, etc. All volunteers will receive a letter from the Hartford Rib Off outlining your community service, if requested. Join our team!
Volunteers for Friday Night must be 21+


100% of profits go directly to the charities.

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