Triple Crown of BBQ

Triple Crown of BBQ

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Since Pigfest came to Lakeland in 1997, we’ve been proud to partake in the Southeastern tradition of the BBQ cookoff and give chefs a place to show off their skills.

Now, we’re proud to announce the inaugural TRIPLE CROWN of BBQ,  a chance to compete across three major competitions and take home the TRIPLE CROWN and a $1,500 GRAND PRIZE!



Triple Crown

  • Grand prize: $1,500 for overall highest points
  • Second place: $1,000
  • Third place: $500


The Competitions




Lakeland, FL
January 26-27, 2024

Pigfest is Central Florida’s oldest BBQ competition, where teams gather to enjoy friends and family, give back to local charities, and above all else, have some delicious BBQ. This year, join us for the 27th annual Pigfest competition and the first round of the TRIPLE CROWN!

Register Here


Grills Gone Wild

Davenport, FL
Feb 9-10, 2024

The annual Grills Gone Wild cookoff brings amateur and professional chefs alike, gathering for a day at the Tom Fellows Community Center for great food and a great time. Mark your calendars for the second round of the TRIPLE CROWN!

Register Here


Ribs on the Ridge

Haines City, FL
Feb 16-17, 2024

The 16th annual Ribs on the Ridge cookoff brings amateur and professional chefs alike, gathering for a day in Lake Eva Park for great food and a great time. Previous contests offered cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights for the winners, but this year, Ribs on the Ridge is the third and final contest of the TRIPLE CROWN! Here’s where the winners will be announced, so you don’t want to miss it!

Register Here



What It Takes to Win

HOW TO ENTER: Competition teams must participate in all three of the Triple Crown BBQ events — all Kansas City BBQ Society-sanctioned events.

SCORING: Kansas City BBQ Society scoring will be in effect for all events and teams will accumulate points based on their finishing position. The winning BBQ competition team will achieve the highest accumulated point total across all three events.

WHO WILL CLAIM THE CROWN? The winner will be announced at the Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City in February of 2024 where they will win the inaugural TRIPLE CROWN!



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