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2022 Benton City Daze

  • 09/09/2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 09/10/2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • 806 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA 99320
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2022 Benton City Daze
IN Benton City, WA

EVENT DATE: Friday Sept 9th through Sat Sept 10th, 2022

Registration Deadline – Sept 7th, 2022

This is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event located in Benton City, WA. This event returns after a two year Covid hiatus and has been a popular event on the PNWBA BBQ Competition Trail.

This event is part of the Benton City Chamber of Commerce annual family event of activities.

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Dakota Renz / Benton City Chamber of Commerce
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Doug Canada
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

Contact info:

  • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Steve Rubin - (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Doug Canada - Email:
  • Dakota Renz - 509-378-2946

PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

$3,000 Prize Pool with potentially additional added from additional sponsors.

  • Grand Champion - $500
  • Reserve Grand Champion - $300

Category Prizes

  • 1st - $200
  • 2nd - $150
  • 3rd - $100
  • 4th - $60
  • 5th - $40


  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs

Load in times:

Friday Sept 9th, 2022 12pm until 4:45pm.  If there is an issue with loading in before the cooks meeting, contact Lance via cell to make arrangements.

Site Inspection:

  • Friday Sept 9th from 1pm to 4:30pm.

REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

  • Friday, Sept 9th 5:00 pm - 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.


  • Awards on Saturday, Sept 10th at 5:00pm (or earlier if processing completes earlier)

Load out times:

  • Saturday, Sept 10th after the awards

Quiet Hours:

11pm - 6am.

Turn-in Times on Saturday, Sept 10th:

  • 10:55 am to 11:04:59 am – Pork
  • 11:55 am to 12:04:59 pm - Brisket
  • 12:55 pm to 1:04:59 pm - Chicken
  • 1:55 pm to 2:04:59 pm - Ribs

Note that turn-in window is different for those who have competed in SCA events and turn-in order may be different than other organizations.

Vending (Optional and Pending):

  • One team member must have current WA food handler card.

Safety Requirements:

Current Covid safety protocols by the state, county and facility will be observed.

Team Requirements:

Please review the Team Rules Page, even if you are an experienced team. Each site will be inspected to meet these requirements. If you are a new to competition BBQ team or new to PNWBA competitions, we recommend visiting our New Team Info page.

Entry Fee:

Entry fee is $195.00 USD and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $182.50 will be refunded from the entrant’s payment. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $12.50 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses.

Entry Payment Due:

Entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.


  • Power - provided, however is limited levels. It is suggested to bring a power generator as a backup.

  • Potable Water - provided by venue

  • Trash disposal – provided by venue

  • Ash disposal – provided by venue

  • Grease disposal – provided by venue

  • Grey water disposal – provided by venue

Team Event Size:

20x20 – If you require a larger footprint or can fit in a smaller footprint, contact the organizer. 


806 Dale Ave, Benton City, WA 99320  

RV and Hotel Accommodations:

Benton City and Tri-Cities has several hotel options. 

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