MAY 5, 2024

Who Will Be the Champion of the Great APT Cook-Off?

Alabama Public Television is proud to announce the launch of
The Great Alabama Public Television BBQ Cook-Off!

May 5, 2024, 1:00 p.m.
Back Forty Beer Company, Birmingham


The competition will be held Sunday, May 5, 2024, at Back Forty Beer Company in Birmingham – next to historic Sloss Furnaces with special guest Sean of the South and Three on a String.

Gates open at noon. Tickets are required. Lunch and music begin at 1PM and the awards ceremony commences at 3PM.

Barbecue team competition with cash prizes! Live music! Sean of the South! Three on a String! Barbecue lunch!


There are only 20 slots, so register now if you want to compete! Click COMPETE to begin your team application before it’s too late.

The entry fee is $125 payable by check. Fill out and return the form below with the check to Alabama Public Television to enter.

The Kansas City Barbeque Society meat category is pork. Pork is defined as Boston Butt, Boston Roast, Picnic, Collar (aka Cellar) and/or Whole Shoulder.


Grand Champion (1st Place) • $1,000

Reserve Grand Champion (2nd Place) • $500

3rd Place • $250

4th Place • $250

5th Place • $250


When can participating teams arrive and get started?

The teams can start arriving at 12PM on Saturday, May 4. The meat inspectors will be present. As soon as they’re set up and their meat is inspected, they can start cooking. There will be a Cook’s Meeting at 5:00pm on Saturday.

When is the turn-in time for the competition?

Turn-In Time on Sunday is 1pm

When will the awards ceremony take place?

The awards ceremony will take place at 3pm.

How can I attend and watch?

Order your advance tickets online.

Official Sanctioned Event of Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS.)

Many Thanks to Our Event Sponsors