Smoke, Wind & Fire

Local BBQ Competition, to be held on July 10 & 11. There are two different styles of competitions happening for the cookoff, our Master Series and the Backyard Competition. Our Master Series is for professional chef's and businesses to apply and compete in, and the Backyard Competition is for anyone that's looking to prove that they are Champions of the Grill.

Interested in signing up or enrolling as a judge, see our information below!

Official KCBS Rules

If you want to attend the competition as either a Judge or Team participant, its important to know the rules of this cookout. Review the rule-set for the category that you or your team plan on competing in.

Judging Class

To become a Certified Barbeque Judge, just attend our judging class conducted by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). In a half days’ time, you’ll learn how to grade world-class chicken, ribs, pork and brisket – and taste them during the process!

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Judge Application

If your interested in registering as a Judge for the Smoke, Wind & Fire BBQ Competition, please follow this link, and fill out our Judges Application.

Team Application

Think you have what it takes to claim the crown on this BBQ competition. Enroll you and your team, and lets cook! Make sure to correctly apply for the category you wish to compete in!

Other Ways to Attend

Do you sell unique products, handmade or commercial, related to barbequing? Lethbridge & District Exhibition would love for you to be a part of Smoke, Wind & Fire! See our Marketplace Application for more information.

Have a food truck? Would you like to have it at Smoke, Wind & Fire? See our Food Truck Application and get your spot at the first of our annual Smoke, Wind & Fire event!



Proudly serving locally-sourced, made-from-scratch food out of Stirling, AB. A traditional southern smokehouse with a little diner mixed in. Best known for beef brisket, pulled pork and mac 'n' cheese serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. This is a family-run business, so frequently you'll see one or both Devynn & Brian in the restaurant and likely at least one of their 3 kids. Conveniently located at the Lethbridge Farmers' Market or just off Hwy 4, 20 minutes SE of Lethbridge. They're worth the drive, we promise!