Rock'N Brews and BBQ
The best of the best will be competing to hold the title as Idaho State BBQ Champ and go on to the National Championship.
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Rock'n Brews and BBQ

State Competition and Festival Day!


The State BBQ Champion will receive
an automatic invite to the
Jack Daniels National Championship.


Free Admisison For Public

This public event will be held at a location to be determined
Coming September 15th and 16th, 2017!


Officially sanctioned by:


Proudly sponsored by:

2016 Rock 'N Brews and BBQ Festival Winners

Grand Champion: Got Smoke Bar-B-Que
Reserve Champion: Bowling Over Pigs


Overall Ranking:

  1. GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE - 704.0116
  2. BOWLING OVER PIGS - 691.9768
  3. TWISTED BLUE SMOKE - 689.1432
  4. TEAM AMERICA - 688.5600
  5. B-S BBQ OUTLAWS - 684.5488
  6. UTAH BBQ COMPANY - 682.7884
  7. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 682.2628
  8. Spuds BBQ - 681.6804
  9. Uff-Da Q - 680.4912
  10. True Blue BBQ - 678.2748
  11. Rogue Nations - 672.5028
  12. Smokin Mo'S BBQ - 669.0284
  13. Shock and Awe BBQ - 666.1712
  14. Smoke-In-Law BBQ - 664.9944
  15. Big Johnson's BBQ - 664.4684
  16. Crooked Pigs - 660.4112
  17. Patio Daddio BBQ - 658.1716
  18. ROLLING HAWG SMOKERS - 655.8168
  19. Owyhee BBQ - 645.6912
  20. PACKER BACKER BBQ - 644.5600
  21. MURPHY BLUES BBQ - 643.3028
  22. TEAM IDAQ - 639.3716
  23. SWINE STEWARD - 634.2516
  24. QUESTER'S BBQ - 633.6452
  25. SAWTOOTH BBQ - 625.7488


Category Rankings:

Chicken
  1. True Blue BBQ - 175.4172
  2. Rogue Nations - 174.2972
  3. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 174.2856
  4. B-S BBQ OUTLAWS - 174.2628
  5. TEAM AMERICA - 173.7256
  6. TWISTED BLUE SMOKE - 173.7144
  7. BOWLING OVER PIGS - 173.1428
  8. Owyhee BBQ - 170.3088
  9. MURPHY BLUES BBQ - 170.2856
  10. UTAH BBQ COMPANY - 170.2628
  11. GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE - 170.2628
  12. Shock and Awe BBQ - 169.1316
  13. Patio Daddio BBQ - 167.3944
  14. SMOKIN MO'S BBQ - 166.8456
  15. Crooked Pigs - 166.2744
  16. BIG JOHNSON'S BBQ - 166.2628
  17. ROLLING HAWG SMOKERS - 166.2284
  18. Spuds BBQ - 165.7028
  19. TEAM IDAQ - 164.5600
  20. SAWTOOTH BBQ - 164.0456
  21. Uff-Da Q - 162.8228
  22. PACKER BACKER BBQ - 162.2972
  23. Smoke-In-Law BBQ - 161.1088
  24. SWINE STEWARD - 153.0972
  25. QUESTER'S BBQ - 150.8800
Ribs
  1. Uff-Da Q - 177.7028
  2. BOWLING OVER PIGS - 176.0000
  3. GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE - 175.4516
  4. B-S BBQ OUTLAWS - 173.7144
  5. UTAH BBQ COMPANY - 172.0000
  6. TEAM IDAQ - 170.8916
  7. SMOKIN MO'S BBQ - 170.8228
  8. TWISTED BLUE SMOKE - 170.2744
  9. ROLLING HAWG SMOKERS - 169.6800
  10. Rogue Nations - 168.5256
  11. Patio Daddio BBQ - 167.4056
  12. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 166.8344
  13. True Blue BBQ - 166.8344
  14. Spuds BBQ - 165.7032
  15. BIG JOHNSON'S BBQ - 165.6684
  16. TEAM AMERICA - 163.9772
  17. SWINE STEWARD - 163.4400
  18. PACKER BACKER BBQ - 159.4628
  19. Owyhee BBQ - 158.7884
  20. Crooked Pigs - 158.7884
  21. QUESTER'S BBQ - 157.1428
  22. Smoke-In-Law BBQ - 157.0628
  23. Shock and Awe BBQ - 156.5256
  24. SAWTOOTH BBQ - 156.0000
  25. MURPHY BLUES BBQ - 146.2288
Pork
  1. Spuds BBQ - 180.0000
  2. GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE - 179.4400
  3. TEAM AMERICA - 178.2972
  4. Smoke-In-Law BBQ - 177.1428
  5. TWISTED BLUE SMOKE - 176.5600
  6. B-S BBQ OUTLAWS - 170.8572
  7. Shock and Awe BBQ - 170.8456
  8. Uff-Da Q - 169.6912
  9. Crooked Pigs - 169.6800
  10. BOWLING OVER PIGS - 169.1084
  11. UTAH BBQ COMPANY - 167.3828
  12. SMOKIN MO'S BBQ - 166.8344
  13. BIG JOHNSON'S BBQ - 166.8228
  14. True Blue BBQ - 165.7144
  15. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 164.0000
  16. Owyhee BBQ - 162.8800
  17. PACKER BACKER BBQ - 162.2856
  18. Patio Daddio BBQ - 162.2516
  19. QUESTER'S BBQ - 161.6568
  20. Rogue Nations - 159.9656
  21. MURPHY BLUES BBQ - 159.9656
  22. SWINE STEWARD - 154.8800
  23. ROLLING HAWG SMOKERS - 154.7884
  24. SAWTOOTH BBQ - 151.9772
  25. TEAM IDAQ - 149.0972
Brisket
  1. GOT SMOKE BAR-B-QUE - 178.8572
  2. PHIL & LOU BBQ - 177.1428
  3. BOWLING OVER PIGS - 173.7256
  4. UTAH BBQ COMPANY - 173.1428
  5. TEAM AMERICA - 172.5600
  6. True Blue BBQ - 170.3088
  7. Uff-Da Q - 170.2744
  8. Spuds BBQ - 170.2744
  9. Rogue Nations - 169.7144
  10. Smoke-In-Law BBQ - 169.6800
  11. Shock and Awe BBQ - 169.6684
  12. TWISTED BLUE SMOKE - 168.5944
  13. MURPHY BLUES BBQ - 166.8228
  14. B-S BBQ OUTLAWS - 165.7144
  15. BIG JOHNSON'S BBQ - 165.7144
  16. Crooked Pigs - 165.6684
  17. ROLLING HAWG SMOKERS - 165.1200
  18. SMOKIN MO'S BBQ - 164.5256
  19. QUESTER'S BBQ - 163.9656
  20. SWINE STEWARD - 162.8344
  21. Patio Daddio BBQ - 161.1200
  22. PACKER BACKER BBQ - 160.5144
  23. TEAM IDAQ - 154.8228
  24. SAWTOOTH BBQ - 153.7260
  25. Owyhee BBQ - 153.7140

Our Great Sponsors for the 2017 Festival

About Our Event

Be a part of this inaugural event, sure to become a yearly favorite. Besides the delicious BBQ contest, the event will also features:

  • Admission to the events and parking are FREE!
  • Beer tasting from local Idaho breweries
  • Enjoy tasty ribs and other treats from local restaurants
  • An awesome line-up of local rock and blues bands
  • Local chef cooking and BBQ demonstrations
  • And great local vendors showcasing their products
10+
BBQ Contestants
Many
Bands
Lots
of Vendors
Tons
of great food

Great Local Brews

In addition to watching the barbecue masters work their magic, attendees can enjoy local "Idaho" beer tasting. We are coordinating with the local breweries to hold a beer competition in conjunction with the barbecue showdown.

Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 4 p.m. You can purchase tickets ahead of event for $20. Tickets are on sale now. Unlimited tastings will be available for $30 (must be 21 or older) at the event.

The 2017 Competitors

Do you want to be part of this great event? Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 for details. There is a 10% Military discount for all military bbq teams. Click here to see the prize money.

Rogue Nation BBQ Team
Rogue Nation BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John Hunt and Darrell Shoemaker

Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ
Big Daddy's Backyard BBQ

Team Captain:
Tobie Metzger

Spuds BBQ Company
Spuds BBQ Company

Team Captain:
Joe Wollman

Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ
Twisted Blue Smoke BBQ

Team Captain:
Ryan Patterson

Montana Outlaw BBQ
Montana Outlaw BBQ

Team Captain:
Rick Hamilton

True Blue BBQ
True Blue BBQ

Team Captain:
Chris Morrison

Swine Stewards BBQ Team
Swine Stewards BBQ Team

Team Captain:
John McDonnell

Bowling Over Pigs
Bowling Over Pigs

Team Captain:
Chuck Collondrez

Schedule of Events

Team Arrival & Prep
Friday September 15
9:00 am - 11 pm
BBQ Competition
Saturday September 16
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Entertainment & Public Events
Saturday September 16
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Bands

BBQ Competition arrival and prep day

Friday, September 15th

  • 9:00 am Teams can start arriving
  • 9:00 – 3:00 Food / Beer / Vendors Early Set-up
  • 9:00 – 4:00 Remove extra vehicles from competition areas after set up
  • 4:00 pm Mandatory Cooks Meeting – Rodeo Club
  • 5:30 pm Dinner – Rodeo Club (no host bar)
  • 11:00 pm Quiet Time Begins

BBQ Competition Details (for the teams)

Saturday, September 16th

  • 6:30 am Team – Coffee & Donuts
  • 10:00 am KCBS Judges Sign-In
  • 10:30 am KCBS Judges Meeting
  • 12 noon Chicken Turn-In
  • 12:30 pm Pork Rib Turn-In
  • 1:00 pm Pork Turn-In
  • 1:30 pm Beef Brisket Turn-In
  • 3:00 pm Awards Ceremony on Stage 2
  • 5:00 pm Teams Depart

Entertainment

Saturday, September 16th

  • 11:15 am Demonstration on Stage 2- Sodexo (45 minutes)
  • 11:30 am Red Light Challenge set-up on Stage 1
  • 12:00 pm Red Light Challenge performs on Stage 1
  • 1:30 pm Demonstration on Stage 2 - Snake River Farms (45 minutes)
  • 2:15 pm Demonstration on Stage 2 – (45 minutes)
  • 3:00 pm Award Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm The 504 Plan set-up on stage 1
  • 3:30 pm The 504 Plan Performs on stage 1

Food & Drink

Saturday, September 16th

  • 8:00 am Food & Beer Vendors set-up
  • 11:00 am Gates open
  • 12 noon Beerfest opens
  • 4:45 pm Beerfest Closes
  • 5:00 pm Food Vendors Close

Tickets & Pricing

Do you enjoy great craft beer?


Beer tasting will start at noon and go to 4 p.m. You can buy tickets now for $20 and at the door for $30 (must be 21 or older, plus ticket fees).



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*Buy tickets online for $20 in advance, $30 at the door, plus ticket fees.

Coming to a grill near you -
September 15, 2017

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day

Governor "Butch" Otter has officially proclaimed September 16, 2017 to be Rockin' Brews and BBQ Festival Day!

Join us for the great festival day at the Ford Idaho Center and enjoy great food, beer and music!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my restaurant or brewery be a part of this event?
Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 or use our contact form.
When can I buy tickets?
All of the events are open to the public, like the bands and the car show. You can buy unlimited tasting tickets to the Beer Garden for $30 starting on August 15th, and individual vendors will have food and procucts available for sale.
How can my band be a part of this event?
Contact Michelle Robinson at 208.465.8148 or use our contact form.
What bands will be at the event?
We're still in the process of booking great local bands, check back as we near the event date.
Where can my team go for beef, chicken and pork products?
The order form to order your meat for competition will be coming soon...

Venue Info

Boise Spectrum
7709 W Overland Rd
Boise, ID 83709


Reserve lodging today!

The Rock’N Brews & BBQ Festival has partnered with select hotels in the area to offer you and your family discounts and an opportunity to stay near the Ford Idaho Center where the festival will be held this year.

*Discounted rates available for Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 now through September 1, 2017. After this date, rates are subject to availability.

Hotel deals coming soon!

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