Elders Bega and the Bega Show are happy to present the new Bega BBQ Smokeout Competition on Saturday, 18th February 2023.

Registration is now open! So get in quickly for your chance to enter a team to compete in all three categories and take out the prize as the Bega BBQ Show champion. You must fill out the form in order to register.

There will be prize money to be won in each category and an overall winner.

Spots are very limited, so contact Matthew Hughes (0413 819 752) if you have any questions or check if there are any spots available.

Terms & Conditions

Entry Fee: $50 Per Team

Awards: Trophies/prize money will be given to 1st place in each category & One Best All Around will be chosen from all categories and will receive prize money.
Registration: All Teams must set up on Friday, 17th February 2023. The teams are allowed to start/cook any time after 7am on Saturday, 18th February 2023, until judging at 5:30pm.
Judging: Judging will be done in one round and begin on Saturday, 18th February 2023 at 5:30pm. Each Team must submit a sample in the unidentified containers given to them at registration. Judges decisions are final.

Rules: All Entries must be cooked on the official BBQ contest grounds. Entries are Ribs, Chicken and Beef. Cooking can only be done on charcoal, wood, or propane-fired device. Meats that are boiled (only) or fried (only) will not be accepted. The team are responsible for observing and accepted and prudent temperature and sanitary requirements. Must bring your items to the judging area by 5:30pm. Contestants can sell their samples to the general public but need approval prior to the event so the Bega Show committee are aware.

Marketing Activity: All teams will need to supply their team logo and name, and we will be promoting your entry, but not mentioning your names without your consent. Will be filming and taking photos on the day to promote the Bega Show and future events.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to Matthew Hughes on 0413 819 752 or email him at