Join us for the 6th annual Montana Pitmaster Classic! This is a free community event with food and beverage proceeds that benefit our Gallatin Valley YMCA.
Professional and amateur contestants from all over the US and Canada come to compete for the Montana State Championship of BBQ in the categories of chicken, pork ribs, pork, and brisket.
Bring your appetite! Surrounding the main competition is the Bozeman BBQ & Blues Night on Friday, Aug 25th, where a variety of competing teams will be serving specialty foods, and the blues of Andre Floyd will set the mood for a great family event. A large percentage of all proceeds from the Montana Pitmaster Classic will go directly toward supporting our community and the Gallatin Valley YMCA.
Want to try a real competition BBQ? Competitors will be selling their delicious BBQ turn-ins starting at 10 am!
Join us at noon to check out the biggest names in BBQ; Traeger, Big Green Egg, Ooni, Weber, Gozney, and Pit Boss. Their professional grillmasters will be on-hand to showcase grills, reveal new products, give live demos, host educational classes, and teach new and innovative ways to produce great barbecue. Classes are scheduled to start at 12pm.
Stick around until 4 pm to see who will be crowned the 2023 Montana Pitmaster Champion! The overall highest-scoring competitor 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 bbq competitions in the world!)
Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware
1243 West Oak Street, Bozeman MT
Friday, August 25th, 2023 5 pm - 8 pm & Saturday, August 26th, 10 am – 4 pm