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October 6-8, 2022, Get Your Share of $10,000

at King Biscuit BBQ & Blues on the Levee

Helena, Arkansas is home to the world-famous King Biscuit Blues Festival, where the best of the best musical artists fill the town with the coolest blues music this side of paradise. The festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to the banks of the Mississippi River. Featuring blues legends and up-and-coming acts, this iconic festival, held the weekend before Columbus Day each October, continues to preserve and promote the music of the Delta. Taking its name from “King Biscuit Time,” the longest-running radio show in history, the festival brings together people from all walks of life who appreciate blues culture.

To the cool blues, add some hot grilling and you have the Fourth Annual BBQ & Blues on the Levee, where the country’s best barbecue teams join the most ardent music fans for an unforgettable experience for your senses.

In addition, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Smithfield, and the extra $3,000 they’ve added to our prize pool.

What’s more, the Turkey Smoke Ancillary Category is offering $1,000 prize cash. There’s no entry fee and the turkey is provided.

With a guaranteed purse of $10,000, BBQ & Blues on the Levee is considered one of the South's richest contests and is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. The Arkansas State Championship event is a qualifier for the Jack Daniel's® World's Championship Draw.

BRISKET   CHICKEN   PORK BUTT     RIBS  

Grand Champion

Reserve Champion

Third Place

$2,500

$1,500

$  500

Payout Through 5 Places

in 4 Categories

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Fourth Place

Fifth Place

$500

$350

$250

$ 150

$ 125

October 14-15, 2022, Your Share of $10,000 is Up for

Grabs at White Hall Founders Day BBQ Championship

White Hall is Arkansas’ youngest, safest and fastest-growing city. In the 1800’s, people traveling by horse-and-wagon from Little Rock to Pine Bluff would stop at Crenshaw springs to enjoy the clear water. Whether swimming, washing clothes, or watering their horses, travelers returned to the area because they knew “good water” flowed there.

Travelers began settling around the creek and eventually built a small, one-room structure for church services and group meetings at the top of the hill next to the spring. As the building’s clapboards had been whitewashed, it became the most prominent landmark referred to by everyone in the area as “the white hall.”

Since the city’s incorporation on July 14, 1964, the Founders Day Fall Festival has been the city’s most popular and widely attended event of White Hall’s annual calendar.

Following the annual parade, the festival, held in White Hall City Park has always included a showcase of performances by a wide variety of local talent, including dance troupes, gymnastics teams, bands, choirs and others. Families can round out the day’s fun with a pancake breakfast, festival foods and beverages, souvenirs, games and of course, the Founders Day BBQ Championship, a tradition for decades.

Make plans now to join us for White Hall’s biggest celebration ever! When Fun is the name of the game, White Hall is the host with the most!

BRISKET   CHICKEN   PORK BUTT     RIBS  

Grand Champion

Reserve Champion

Third Place

$2,500

$1,500

$  500

Payout Through 5 Places

in 4 Categories

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Fourth Place

Fifth Place

$500

$350

$250

$ 150

$ 125

At $50,000, it’s one of the world’s richest competitions. Smoke at Saracen Casino Resort, October 21-22, 2022.

It’s a simple proposition: To be the best, you have to beat the best. And Sissy’s Log Cabin Smoke on the Water Championship at Saracen Casino is offering $50,000 to find out who’s the best.

Considered one of the world’s richest competitions with a guaranteed purse of $50,000, the KCBS-sanctioned Grand Champion purse of $15,000 is one of the largest on the competition circuit. We’re spreading the love by paying top five overall and top fifteen in all categories.

Winner of this state championship with the winner goes to the Jack Daniel’s World’s Championship draw. Note: This is the last date to earn Team-of-the-Year points.

Saracen Casino Resort is built on 345 acres at the intersection of Martha Mitchell Expressway and US 63/79. The resort offers first-class amenities and the ultimate personalized service in a Native American casino resort setting. 2,000 slot machines plus 300 machines at Saracen Annex located across the street keep you entertained.  30 table games, poker play, sports book, with a variety of tournaments, big ticket giveaways and live entertainment.

For dining, choose the Red Oak Steakhouse, a fine restaurant with a focus on high-quality beef sourced from the Quapaw Cattle Company; the Downstream Crafted Brewing Company, an on-site brewery using local honey and wheat; Quapaw Kitchens, offering a range of cuisines for diners; and The Post food court with four different dining concepts. Visit the traditional Crossroads Bar and the Legends Sports Bar, with a live entertainment stage, a 25-foot video wall, a sports book and more.

BRISKET   CHICKEN   PORK BUTT     RIBS  

Grand Champion

Reserve Champion

Third Place

Fourth Place

Fifth Place

$15,000

$5,000

$2,500

$1,500

$1,000

Payout Through 15 Places

in 4 Categories

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Fourth Place

Fifth Place

Sixth - Tenth

Eleventh - Fifteenth

$2,000

$1,000

$700

$ 450

$ 350

$200

$150

Payout Top 5 Places Overall

Payout Top 3 Places Overall

Payout Top 3 Places Overall