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Welcome to the 8th Annual Death's Door Barbeque competition!

Who doesn’t like barbeque? Come to beautiful Washington Island on Friday and Saturday, August 23rd & 24th, 2019 for the 8th annual Death’s Door Bar-B-Q (DDBBQ) at the Washington Island Airport. The first seven events had visitors raving about the food quality and the friendliness and beauty of Washington Island.

Presented by Smithfield and the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, DDBBQ is a KCBS-Sanctioned Competition with 100% certified judges and $10,000 in prize money.

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Death’s Door Bar-B-Q opens to the public at the Washington Island Airport on Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 10 am, with free admission, arts & crafts, kids’ activities, live music, food vendors, and of course – Barbequed Chicken, Pork, Pork Ribs, and Beef Brisket as sold by the DDBBQ competitors.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

12 pm - 5 pm Competitor check-in and set-up
5 pm - 8 pm - Meet & Greet - Nelsen's Hall

THursday August 22, 2019

8 am - 5 pm - Competitor check-in and set-up
9 am - 5 pm - Meat inspection
5 pm - Cooks meeting
6 pm - Welcome party - sponsors, cooks, judges
9:22 pm - Team Toast

Friday, August 23, 2019

9 am - Meat inspection
9:22 am - Team Toast
9:30 am - Judge registration
10:30 am - Judge meeting
12 pm - 2 pm - Turn in times for registered competitors

12 pm - Chicken
12:30  pm - Pork Ribs
1 pm - Pork
1:30 pm - Beef Brisket
2 pm - Dessert

12 pm - 5 pm - Vendor setup
2:30 pm
- SCA meeting and steak selection
4 pm - Awards Ceremony
5 pm - SCA Judge meeting
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - SCA steak turn-in
7:30 pm - SCA awards
9:22 pm - Team Toast

Saturday, August 24, 2019

7 am - 9:45 am - Vendor setup
9:22 am - Team Toast
9:30 am - Judge registration
10 am - Event open to the public
10 am -
Entertainment - Genevieve Heyward
10 am - 5 pm - BBQ and other vendors are open for business
10:30 am - Judges meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Kids games
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Entertainment - Alex Wilson Band
12 pm - 2 pm - Turn in times for registered competitors

12 pm - Chicken
12:30 pm - Pork Ribs
1 pm - Pork
1:30 pm - Beef Brisket

2 pm - Kid’s Que Registration
3:30 pm - Kid’s Que Turn-In
4:30 pm - Raffle Drawing followed by Awards Ceremony

 
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