$10,000 Guaranteed 

Professional Prize Money 


      Grand Champion                   

      Reserve Champion        





Pay Out through 5 Places

in All Four Categories: 

Chicken, Ribs, Brisket & Pork Butt









$   500

$   300

$   200






$    500

$    350

$    250

$    150

$    125

Besides Being in Kissimmee, Florida, We Have
Ten Thousand Other Reasons You Should be Smiling Memorial Day Weekend.

Grilling and barbecuing are among America's leading culinary pastimes and Kissimmee, Florida is raising the stakes by hosting the Old Town BBQ Throwdown presented by Experience Kissimmee, May 25 - 26, 2018 at the at the world famous Old Town.


When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts, foodies and championship barbecue teams will descend upon one of Kissimmee's favorite attractions for an unparalleled experience.


"The BBQ Throwdown is a new concept developed by Old Town and will bring some of the best barbecue teams on the competition circuit to participate" said Ron Cates, event organizer. "Even though there is $10,000 up for grabs, it's really about more than that; it's about respect among their peers and having a great time with the barbecue community. We're all family."


Considered one of the Sunshine State's richest contests with a guaranteed purse of $10,000, the Florida BBQ Association sanctioned Old Town BBQ Throwdown offers a People's Choice Pork contest for bragging rights and sanctioned Steak Cookoff Association championship. We're spreading the love by paying top five professional  overall and through five places in all four categories. Backyard warriors will compete for a $300 prize purse with $100 going to the Grand Champion and $50 to the winner in each category.


$10,000 prize money, 100% certified judges and great amenities that are second to none. To be the best you have to beat the best. Does your team  belong?

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