Friday and Saturday, August 23rd and 24th, Kenyon Noble in Bozeman will become the Montana BBQ capital with competition, parties, tastings, classes, and charity.

  • WHEN: Friday and Saturday August 23rd and 24th, 2019
  • WHERE: Kenyon Noble, Bozeman location (1243 West Oak Street)
  • WHAT: 2019 Montana Pitmaster Classic
  • FRIDAY NIGHT: BBQ and Blues Night 5pm - 8pm - Bring cash to buy BBQ chips, then taste award-winning barbeque dishes straight from the pitmasters on site.
  • Food vendors cannot accept cash, so you'll buy the BBQ chips to be redeemed for food from the BBQ vendors.
  • SATURDAY: 1pm - 4pm - Pitmaster BBQ Cook-Off (BBQ samples available while they last.)
  • Doug Scheiding, Traeger Pro AND Rocket Scientist will be on-site sharing tips and tricks. Class happens from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Professional and amateur contestants from the Northwest and Canada come to compete for the Montana State Championship of BBQ in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket.
  • GRAND CHAMPION = $2,000 | RESERVE CHAMPION = $1,000
  • CATEGORY PRIZES FROM 1ST - 8TH | $1,000 - $20
  • OVERALL PRIZES FROM 3RD - 8TH | $500 - $50
  • Bozeman’s BBQ & Blues Night People’s Choice Winner = $1,000
  • KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) sanctioned event
  • Proceeds to benefit the Gallatin Valley YMCA
Photo: Ally H.