Getting ready

We will have spaces assigned to the teams later today. There is still a significant amount of construction and utility work being done around the square downtown that has slowed our process this year.

For the teams that will be around the square, the grass is currently missing and the area will not be table for tents or other purposes.

Generators will be placed in the usual spots on Thursday.

Just a reminder, no spaces will be available to competitors or vendors until AFTER 5:00 P.M. THURSDAY. If you show up before 5 and expect to get into your space you will be disappointed.

Also, all teams are required to contain their equipment and personal belongings within their assigned space dimensions. Parking of vehicles outside the space is not permitted. Parking across from your space is also prohibited, we must maintain a clear path for emergency vehicles.

Thank you for your cooperation with this. We are looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Nothing is cancelled

Apparently there some confusion about next weekend. Everything is still happening, everyone is still going to be here.

The Cooked Steak Competition is a separate event that’s been added to the weekend KCBS competition and it too is still scheduled.

Sorry for any confusion the last post caused.

List of Events and Attractions for 2018

Thursday, October 18th

5:00-9:00 pm —Teams and Vendors check-in

6:00-9:00 pm—Community, Teams, and Vendors gathering for fun and laughs in The Cabo Wabo Margarita Bar tent!! Dress in your favorite Tropical attire and enjoy the Island music.

7:30 pm———Stuart’s Opera House–ABC Players presents “Spring Awakening”. Tickets $12.00 Adult $8.00 for Students, For more information

Friday, October 19th

6:00 am—The Mine Tavern breakfast and Bloody Mary’s bar

9:00 am——-Festival grounds open.. Vendors and Team check-in

11:00 am——-Food, Cabo Wabo and Beer tent open

12:00-6:00 pm-Live radio remote hosted by WAIS WILD COUNTRY

1:00 pm———- 22 mile Fall Foliage Train Ride.

4:00-6:00 pm—Cabo Wabo Tequila Grill and Margarita Competition–Competition is open to public. See website for applications

6:00-9:00—-Live Bluegrass music Coal Cave Hollow Boys

9:15-11:00- Live Country Music “Sweetheart of Hocking Hills’ Julia Neville and Band.

Saturday, October 20th Competition Day

6:00 am—The Mine Tavern Breakfast and Bloody Mary’s Bar

9:00 am—Festival grounds, Food, Cabo Wabo and Beer tent open

11:00-12:00- Judging for best decorated TEAM AND VENDORS spot!!

12:00-2:00pm- Full Court Jazz Band

12:00 and 2:30- Fall Foliage Train Rides.

2:30-3:30——–Kay Carter and Friends

4:00-5:00——-KCBS Awards

6:00-8:00——–Trunk or Treat Train Ride

Due to daily and hourly up-dates with events and competitions times and location, please check our website and FB pages for current updates… For more information contact Amy Kinneer-Spoutz @ 740-270-2696 … See you all next week!!

KCSB Added Judges

Jason Anderson

Dennis & Dan Kunc

Robert Christman

Rich Yerkey

Tracie Hamula

Steve Laird

Brian & Marilyn Sessions

John Connor

Deb Bartgis

Lane Hay

Ed 7 Cindy Fickle

Bryan Suddith

Dean 7 Ken Smittj

Millard VanHouse

Doug Weber

KCBS Judges

William Freeze

Kevin Haugh

Kenneth Smith

Dean K Smith

Scott Armstrong

Larry Pogue

Rick Hanna

Faith and Larry Pgue

James Hitt

Ron Hebert

Tony Rospert

Brad Jones

John Dzurovici

Joan and Robert Westbrock

James Helb

Micheal  Mcleemo

Melinda Sherbs

Bryan Suddith

Vincent Tomman

Chris Henkel

Lloyd & Judy Wright

Scott McGraw

Danince Brooks

Brian Solomon

Rufus Walker

Mary Walker

Nick Vonbonnia

Barry &Vickie Wyatt

Rich Morris

Brenda,Barbara & Mike Hall

Tracie Hamula

Randy Buckner

Rose Kunc

Mary Tersine

Michael Bear

Brian Moore

John P Jones

William Dwyer

John Glover

Jennifer Eggleton

Dainel Schuman

Cheryl Bayle

William Wyler

Jordon Hall

Jason Anderson









KCBS 2018 Judges

  • Millard VanHouse      Cable, OH                         #54892
  • Kenneth D Smith         Vincent, Oh                     #45784
  • Dean K Smith               Vincent, Oh                      #68908
  • Bryan Suddith             Kettering, Oh                   #94879
  • John Hearns                 North Ridgeville, Oh      #96486
  • Cindy Fickle                 Logan, Oh                         #56410
  • Ed Fickle                       Logan, Oh                         #56509
  • Lane Hay                      Cranberry, PA                   #58768
  • Deb Bartgis                   Cranberry, PA                  #70365
  • Steve Lard                    Cinci, Oh                           #94179
  • John Conner                 Galloway, OH                    #68891
  • Marilyn Sessions,        Kent, Oh                            #90814
  • Brian Sssions                Kent, Oh                            #90815
  • Steve Laird                    Cinci, Oh                           #94179
  • Scott Riffle                     Cinci, Oh                           #67465
  • Tracie Hamula             Cross Lanes, WV            #93402


Team Update

Here is a list of currently registered teams for the 2018 competition.

Smitty’s Real Pit
Fat Heads
Bear Wallow
Burning Pig
Three Dogs BBQ
Outlaw Attitude
Circle B
Hoot N Holler
Red Valley BBQ
Circle L
Convicted Pigs
Smoking Bad
Go Big or Go BBQ
Three Right Bear BBQ
WV Loc N Loaded
Friday Night Smoke
Big Dogg
Peace, Love, and Smokiness
Slippery Pete’s
Brutus & Company
270 Smokers

If you have sent in your registration and payment and are not on the list please drop Amy an email and let us know.

If you’re counting, yes, we are at 24 teams and need 25 to be a qualifier.