Bordertown BBQ Brawl
Presented by
Kewadin Casino

2186 Shunk Road Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Celebrating Sault Ste. Marie's 350th Birthday with a fun filled BBQ Weekend

Schedule of events

Friday Night Back Yard Rib Contest

This is a non-sanctioned back yard rib contest open to anyone who wishes to compete. The contest will be held Friday night August 17th, 2018 at the Kewadin Casino 2186 Shunk Rd. Sault Ste Marie, Mi. The top three places in the rib contest will be awarded trophies and cash at the awards ceremony. The prize pool will be $500.00 but could go up if we get more than 10 teams to enter. This contest will be a qualifier for the Great Lakes BBQ Association’s Competitors Series.  

KCBS Contest


This is a professional BBQ contest with a $6,500.00 prize pool sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. It will be held on August 17th & 18th at Kewadin Casino at 2186 Shunk Rd Sault Ste Marie, Mi.  Because Michigan has a State Proclamation signed by the Governor this Contest will be a State Championship. The winner receives an automatic invite to the American Royal BBQ Invitational and will have a bung in the drawing for the Jack Daniels World Championship.

Rules for the contest at the link below

People's Choice Contest

The people's choice event is being held as part of a fundraising effort. All the Proceeds  will go towards the battle to find a cure for cancer. We are asking the KCBS Teams if they would be willing to donate their leftover pork from the KCBS contest and be entered in the people’s choice contest. Numbered turn in containers will be provided at the time of meat inspection on Friday. The winner of the People’s Choice contest will be announced at KCBS awards Ceremony just before the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand winners are announced. The People’s choice winner will receive a Trophy and a check for $200.00 

KCBS Judges

Presenting Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Kewadin Casino's

O'Connors of Pickford & Ram Trucks

Sovereign Communications

Gold Sponsors

Neville's Superette

Soo Fireplace & Stone Don Earl Heating & AC

Green Mountain Grills

Silver Sponsors

Raeanne's Boutique

Old Mission Bank

D. Beacon & Sons Insurance

Central Savings Bank

On The Mark Entertainment

Bronze Sponsors

Carla Sare

KCBS Teams


  1. Motley Q Crew
  2. S&G BBQ
  3. Jaybird's BBQ
  4. Smokin Good Time BBQ
  5. IBQ'N@the
  6. Smoke Til Yer Broke 
  7. Bavarian Smoke 
  8. The Meat Rubbers BBQ
  9. Smokin On The Flat
  10. Two Crackers Q-ing
  11. A Boy Named Que
  12. Big Brothers BBQ
  13. Smokin Ace's
  14. Mutts & Butts Bark-BQ
  15. Aww Hell 
  16. Bad Habbit BBQ
  17. Rubbed Smoked & Sauced BBQ
  18. Bark 'N Bones BBQ
  19. Smokin Joe's BBQ
  20. Mean Moe's BBQ
  21. Firehouse Smoke
  22. BBQ Maniac's
  23. Smokin' In The D
  24. Sweet Racks & Smokin Butts
  25. Kevlar BBQ