2023 Clearwater Grillfest

  • 07/07/2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 07/09/2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA
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Registration Closes- June 23rd, 2023 at 11:59pm

2023 Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort GRILLFEST

Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA

EVENT DATE: JULY 7TH through 9TH, 2023

This is a PNWBA Sanctioned 4-meat competition in the resort's RV park with all the hook-ups included in your $195 BBQ registration fee.
This event is currently space limited to 26 teams. If registrations fill up, a waiting list will automatically be created. Should a team have to cancel, a replacement will be taken from the waiting list in order or registration date and time.

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Pat Maddock
  • CASI Puget Pod: Christene James
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Steve Rubin & Jane Biehl

Contact info:

PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

$15,000 Prize Pool
Final prize distribution pending


    • Pork
    • Brisket
    • Chicken
    • Pork Ribs

    Load in times:

    Friday July 7th, 10am-7pm

    Saturday Vending

    Vending is required Sat from 11-5, per the Clearwater.

    Saturday July 8, 100% No Split public vending from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. featuring BBQ & Chili.

    Plus their first ever Beerfest!

    Vending teams, serve what you like in the quantity you like and keep all the proceeds!

    Site Inspection:

    • Saturday July 8th from 10am to 3pm.

    CASI Chili Competition Saturday July 8:

    • Additionally, the CASI Puget Pod will host a Chili Cook-off on Saturday. 

    • Register at /event-5285322.  More details are available at this site.

    • Details to follow.  Yes, you may register for chili-only.

    • $25 for one style, $45 for both CASI (Meat & gravy) or Homestyle (Anything goes).

    REQUIRED Cook’s Meeting and Chili Competition Awards:

    • Saturday July 8th at 5:30 pm - 1 member from each cook team required to attend the cook's meeting, no exceptions.
    • Chili Competition awards will happen at 5:00 pm just before the cook's meeting


    • Awards on Sunday July 9 at 5:30pm (or earlier if processing completes earlier).

    Load out times:

    • Sunday July 9th After the awards ceremony,

      Quiet Hours:

      11pm - 6am.

      Turn-in Times on Sunday July 9th:

      • 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 order may be different than other sanctioning bodies.

      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 by venue.

      • 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 prior to the event.


      Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
      15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish, WA

      RV and Hotel Accommodations:

      A limited discount block of rooms will be available. ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED here, contact the Clearwater at 360-598-8700 to secure your room. If competitors plan to stay
      in an RV in the competition area free of charge, please include the length of that RV in your registration.

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