2022 Camp Korey Charity BBQ

  • 09/16/2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • 09/18/2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • 24880 Brotherhood Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
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Near Conway, WA

EVENT DATE: FRIDAY SEPT 16TH through SUNDAY 18th, 2022

Registration Deadline – Sept 4th, 2022

Team Limit - 20 Teams. A waitlist will be available.

As this is a fully sanctioned traditional 4 meat PNWBA event, the Camp Korey Charity BBQ is a new event that provides a BBQ vending event raising money for charity along with a major cooking competition thrown in. There is a total prize purse of... $30,000 for the single competition making it the richest single event cooking competition in the Northwest!

For additional information about the PNWBA BBQ competition, please visit: https://patmaddock.wixsite.com/campkorey22

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Camp Korey / Pat Maddock
  • PNWBA Board Representative: John (JD) McGee
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen & Steve Rubin

Contact info:

  • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email: lance@pnwba.com
  • Steve Rubin - (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email: rubin.s@comcast.net

  • Pat Maddock - 253-229-8889 cell, Email:patmaddock@cbbain.com

PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

$30,000 Prize Pool

  • Grand Champion - $4,500
  • Reserve Grand Champion - $2,500

Category Prizes

  • 1st - $1000
  • 2nd - $900
  • 3rd - $800
  • 4th - $700
  • 5th - $600
  • 6th - $500
  • 7th - $400
  • 8th - $300
  • 9th - $200
  • 10th - $100


  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Pork Ribs

Peoples Choice Awards:

There will be a peoples choice award for the vended items Saturday. Similar to the recent Kalama and past people choice events, the public will have tickets to drop in your team bucket for peoples choice and they will be tallied later that day.

  • 1st - $500
  • 2nd - $300
  • 3rd - $200

Competition Meats Provided (READ PLEASE):

COSTCO is hand-picking all the competition meats and supplying them to the teams for free.  Meats will be placed in team boxes for the team cooks to select a closed box on Saturday.  Each box will contain a 14-17 lb Prime brisket, 3 racks of cryo-packed St Louis pork spare ribs, at least 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and two 7-9 lb pork butts.  Only the provided competition meats may be used for the competition.

Free Lodging:

Each team will be lodged in Camp Korey housing Friday and Saturday nights. The nice rooms vary but all include 3 or more twin beds, 3/4 baths and private entrance. Talk about saving you money! We will still accommodate teams wishing to use their RVs. Please indicate your plans in registering.

Load in times:

Friday Sept 16th, 10am-8pm

Friday Evening Welcome:

  • Details on the event website.

Site Inspection:

  • Saturday Sept 17th from 10am to 3pm. Meats will not be necessary to inspect as they are provided. 

REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting:

  • Saturday Sept 17 at 5:30 pm - Cooks meeting. 1 member from each cook team required to attend, no exceptions.


  • Awards on Sunday Sept 18th at 5:30pm (or earlier when possible).

Load out times:

  • Sunday Sept 18th after awards.

    Quiet Hours:

    11pm - 6am.

    Turn-in Times on Sunday Sept 18th:

    • 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

    Vending (Required!!!):

    This charity event is the richest cooking competition in the Northwest! In return, our hosts ask us to feed their guests by selling BBQ samples all day Saturday!

    Please make no mistake, Saturday ACTIVE vending IS a requirement from 10am until at least 4pm. A 60/40 split has been set and teams are asked to plan for approximately 700 visitors to the Camp SPECIFICALLY for the BBQ competition. The vending requirement is reasonable for the huge prize purse, FREE lodging and other generosity they are showing us. YOU determine what you cook and sell. YOU determine the size of servings, etc. YOU determine what the price will be.

    All vending teams will have at least one member PRESENT with a current Washington State Food Worker Card and it must be posted in your site. To obtain your card, visit foodworkercard.wa.gov, take the on-line course, pay your $10, print out your card and BRING IT. (Pay particular attention to water temperatures and food holding temps!) The Health Department inspectors WILL visit your site Saturday and shut you down if it's in violation of requirements as instructed in your Food Worker Card on-line course. Our PNWBA Head Judges will also visit your sites throughout the day Saturday for their customary duties. They will complete those visits by 3pm. Keep those food supplies and wash water at the appropriate temps. (Is your fire extinguisher current?)

    Additionally, each vending team must complete a Temporary Food Establishment Application.

    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 $295.00 USD and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $274.0 will be refunded from the entrant’s payment. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $21.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses.

    $100.00 of the entry fee will be donated to the Camp Korey fundraiser on behalf of the PNWBA. 

    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 - Bring a disposable container to contain your grease in the garbage.

    • Grey water disposal – provided by venue

    Team Event Size:

    20x20 – If you require a larger footprint or can fit in a smaller footprint, please indicate specifics in your registration.


    Camp Korey
    24880 Brotherhood Rd
    Mount Vernon, WA 98274

    RV and Hotel Accommodations:

    For other accommodations, please visit: https://patmaddock.wixsite.com/campkorey22

    PNWBA Merchandise:

    Apparel and other Association items will be for sale Saturday in the PNWBA Information Booth.

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