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North Carolina's Sauce Competition for Amateurs and Professionals

Do You Make the Best Sauce in North Carolina?
Now’s your chance to prove it!

Read the Press Release and comment from last year's winner!

It's a Sauce throwdown! We’re looking for the best sauces in the state and you’re invited to participate. 

We are pleased to announce that all extra proceeds from this year's competition will be given to the following non-profit organization: Life Experiences.

When is the Competition?
This event will be held at Ray Price Harley-Davidson in Raleigh, NC on November 7th, 2009 in conjunction with their BBQ Cookoff.

Why are we holding this competition?
North Carolina produces the best BBQ in the country, yet we have no sauce competition that showcases the excellent sauces we produce to serve with the BBQ. So we figured now is NC’s time to shine.

Who can enter? 
Any NC resident! Backyard cooks, kitchen cooks, pig cook-off competitors, commercial sauce vendors, restaurants, moms, dads, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, and any one else who’d like to put their sauce up to the match. If you create a sauce, submit it now!

Why enter?
Why not! In addition to the prize money detailed on the application and getting the biggest bragging rights in the state, you’ll know just how your sauce matches up against others like it. We’ve also assembled some of the most-talented and influential judges in North Carolina to pick the winners.  Someone will win. Why not you?

Why is there a $20 submission fee/product?
Quite simply, this is a community event and this competition costs money to put on. This is a fund raiser where proceeds are donated to local non-profits and NCBBQ makes no money off the event. So we’re just charging a minimal submission fee to enter (other competitions cost up to $125/product to enter…we know, we’ve done it, and no, we're not allowed to enter!).

How do I enter my Sauce or Rub in the Competition?
Download an entry form now or call (919) 380-0943 and we'll send you one.

I am submitting an entry. Do I need to attend the event?
No. You simply send us your sauce and we'll judge and announce the winners around December 15th! However, you are welcome to attend the BBQ Cookoff and Blood Drive held in conjuction with the competition at Ray Price Harley-Davidson in Raleigh.

Begin by visiting our Rules Page. Email me at or call us at (919) 380-0943. 

We look forward to tasting your product!

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