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2023 Camp Korey Charity BBQ

  • 09/22/2023
  • 10:00 AM
  • 09/24/2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • 24880 Brotherhood Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98274
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IN Near Conway, WA
Sept 22-24, 2023


Registration Deadline: Aug 31st, 2023

Team Limit - 34 36 Teams.

Waitlist: A waitlist will be available, where teams will be added based on the wait list order, in the event that the field is expanded or in the case a team needs to drop out due to emergency. We encourage teams to sign up to the wait list that will want to compete. 

A PNWBA sanctioned, traditional, 4-meat competition, this is a CHARITY EVENT to raise funds for the unique, kids’ camp and our role is a 6-hour day of vending to the public on Saturday. Different, this year, is that competition meats will not be provided. Rather, Saturday vending foods will be! All teams will perform a day of public vending to qualify for the competition. You’ll have a say in what you are supplied with for vending and to see more details on how to do that, visit the separate Event Website link in the confirmation email after registering.

Additionally, CAMP LODGING will be available Friday and Saturday nights for most of our competing teams for a housekeeping fee of $75 for the weekend. With our increased team limit, this year, there may not be sufficient rooms for all. So, we’ll assign available lodging on a first come basis, based on the order of registrations. We HIGHLY encourage those with RVs to consider in-site camping. Sites will measure 20 ft by 30 ft (or a little longer if needed). For additional information on this and other topics, again, visit the separate Event Website link in the confirmation email after registering.

Event Management:

  • Organizer: Camp Korey/Pat Maddock
  • PNWBA Board Representative: Pending
  • PNWBA Head Judges: Lance Rasmussen and Steve Rubin

Event Contacts:

  • Lance Rasmussen – 206-601-2337 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Steve Rubin - (206) 412-0877 cell / message / text. Email:
  • Pat Maddock - 253-229-8889 cell,


  • Pork
  • Brisket
  • Chicken
  • Ribs

Total Prize Purse:


PNWBA BBQ Prize Pool:

  • Grand Champion - $4,000
  • Reserve Grand Champion - $2,000
  • Reserve Champion - $1,500
  • Category Prizes
  • 1st - $1000
  • 2nd - $900
  • 3rd - $800
  • 4th - $700
  • 5th - $600
  • 6th - $500
  • 7th - $400
  • 8th - $300
  • 9th - $200
  • 10th - $100

    People’s Choice Award


    (As voted on by the visiting public.)

Load In:

Friday, Sept 22, 2023

Site Inspection:

Saturday, Sept 23, 2023 - 10am to 3pm - PNWBA Head Judges will inspect in accordance with PNWBA rules found on

Also on Saturday, Skagit County Health Department inspectors will visit all cook teams, inspecting in accordance with the Washington State Health Department standards and those on the Skagit County Health Department website. Each team must have at least one member present with a current WA State Food Workers card. Special Note: In Skagit County, only WA State L&I approved trailers may be the operational location of Saturday food vending. Team trailers without L&I current approval may transport materials to the site but your cooking operation must take place entirely outside of those trailers. They don’t announce when they will visit. Last year, they arrived Saturday about 11am.

Additionally, the local Fire Marshalls may inspect, checking fire extinguishers, canopy fire retardancy labels, flame producing devices out from under canopies and other common fire prevention standards. Their visits are also unannounced.

Cooks Meeting (Required):

Saturday, Sept 23, 2023 - 5:30pm
At least one member of your team is required to attend the cooks meeting. No exceptions.

Quiet Hours:

11:00pm to 6:00am

Jack Shot:

Sunday, Sept 24th, 2023 - 10:00am

Turn-In Schedule:

Sunday, Sept 24th, 2023 - 10:00am

  • Pork - 10:55:00 am to 11:04:59 am
  • Brisket - 10155:00 am to 12:04:59 pm
  • Chicken - 12:55:00 pm to 1:04:59 pm
  • Pork Ribs - 1:55:00 pm to 2:04:59 pm
Turn-in window is a 10 minute window.


5:30 pm (Earlier if possible and is subject to change depending on event processing).

Load Out:

After Awards conclude

Vending (Required):

To compete Sunday, cook teams are required to ACTIVELY vend to the visiting public from 11am to 5pm. All the vending details and information about the free foods for each team can also be found on the wixsite referenced above. NOTE: A vending teams must complete a Skagit County Health Department Temporary Food Establishment Application as soon as possible after registering. See the wixsite for details!

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.

Registration Fee:

Team entry fee is $295.00 USD and is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation by the event coordinator, $274.00 will be refunded from the payment made. Regardless of the situation, a designated amount of $21.00 from the entry fee is non-refundable to cover payment and event processing expenses. PNWBA will be donating $100.00 from each team entry to Camp Korey.

Registration Payment Due:

Team entry fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Site Utilities:

  • Power - provided, however is limited levels. It is recommended to bring a quiet power generator as backup source, especially for vending equipment.
  • Potable Water - Multiple sources, provided at the edge of the competition site
  • Trash disposal – provided at the edge of the competition site
  • Grease disposal – provided by venue. Bring a disposable container to contain your grease in the garbage.
  • Grey water disposal – provided at the edge of the competition site.

Team Site Size:

20x30 – 20 foot width is the maximum, but if you require a longer than 30 foot site or can fit in a smaller footprint, please indicate specifics in your registration.


Camp Korey
24880 Brotherhood Rd
Mount Vernon, WA 98274


For accommodations, please visit the separate Event Website link in the confirmation email after registering.

PNWBA Merchandise:

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

Details can also be found on the wixsite for:

  • Friday night Welcome Dinner
  • Saturday night Pizza Fest
  • Sunday morning Breakfast
  • YOU’RE Invited!

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