The Montana Pitmaster Classic

We would like to welcome you to attend the Annual Montana Pitmaster Classic - Montana’s State BBQ Championship. We are proud to be the first KCBS affiliated BBQ Contest in Bozeman, Montana. The Montana Pitmaster Classic is a community event that will benefit the Gallatin Valley YMCA. This event is a KCBS (KANSAS CITY BBQ SOCIETY) sanctioned competition happening at Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware of Bozeman. Professional and amateur contestants from the Northwest and Canada come to compete for the Montana State Championship of BBQ in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket. The overall highest scorer in all categories will become the Grand Master of the tournament and state champion, making them eligible for the Kansas City Royal (one of the biggest barbecue competitions in the world). The Montana Pitmaster Classic is a 2-day, non-profit event created to increase awareness of the competitive world of barbecue.

WHERE: Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware - 1243 West Oak Street, Bozeman MT

WHEN: Friday, August 23rd, 2019 & Saturday, August 24th, 2019

TIME: Friday: 5pm - 8pm | Saturday: 1pm - 4pm

HOW: Come to 1243 West Oak Street - No Tickets or RSVP Required - only your appetite!


 Prize Categories: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork & Brisket 


CATEGORY PRIZES FROM 1ST - 8TH | $1,000 - $20 

OVERALL PRIZES FROM 3RD - 8TH | $500 - $50 

Bozeman’s BBQ & Blues Night People’s Choice Winner = $1,000


Friday August 23rd

5pm - 8pm 

Bozeman’s BBQ & Blues Night 

Turn your cash into BBQ chips to sample the goods straight from the Pitmasters' grills - and for a great cause.

* 30% of all BBQ chip proceeds to benefit the Gallatin Valley YMCA

Saturday August 24th

1pm - 4pm

 BBQ Pro Day Demos & Samples

Learn some new grilling tips, tricks, techniques, see the newest tools to bring home, and sample new BBQ recipes from the Professionals at the Live-Grill demos.