$15,000 Guaranteed 

Prize Money 


      Grand Champion                   

      Reserve Champion        



Pay Out through 5 Places

in All Four Categories: 

Chicken, Ribs, Brisket & Pork Butt















$ 650

$ 450

$ 350

$ 250

$ 200

We're Betting Big on Jack Daniel's Atlantic City 
Smoke on the Water New Jersey State
Barbecue Championship, Sept 15 - 17, 2017

Grilling and barbecuing are among America's leading culinary pastimes and Atlantic City is raising the stakes by hosting the seventh annual Jack Daniel's Atlantic City Smoke on the Water BBQ Championship

September 15 - 17, 2017 at the Golden Nugget.


When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts and championship barbecue teams will descend upon Atlantic City for an unparalleled experience at what is fast becoming known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world.


"The Jack Daniel's New Jersey State Championship will bring the world's best barbecue teams to Atlantic City," said Ron Cates, event organizer. "Even though there is $15,000 up for grabs, it's really about more than that; it's about respect among their peers. Those that compete in this contest know the winner will be recognized as one of the best barbecue teams on the planet."


Considered one of the east coast's richest contests with a guaranteed purse of $15,000, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned New Jersey State Championship winner's purse of $4,400 is also one the largest on the competition circuit. We're spreading the love by paying top three overall and through five places in all four categories.


$15,000 prize money, 100% certified judges, great amenities and a welcome party that is second to none. To be the best you have to beat the best. Does your team belong?

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