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Get Your "GRUBB" On!
at the Coalfields Cookoff
The WV State BBQ & ATV Festival

Join us for a fun festival that includes lip smackin' BBQ, bands, beer, food, vendors, and more! KCBS BBQ Cook Teams will compete for big prize money.

 

Attendees can taste test from our competitors! Bring your appetite and enjoy the mountain music and fun! 

 

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PRO & BACKYARD TEAMS

BBQ Teams

In addition to accumulating points for KCBS end of year awards, participating KCBS BBQ Teams compete to win cash prizes from the local organizer, the City of Welch. The highest number of points accumulated in the KCBS contest are calculated and a Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and first through fifth place in each meat type will receive awards and cash prizes. The winner of this contest will be invited to go to the American Royal and will be entered in the Jack Daniels contest lotto. Teams will be judged by KCBS certified judges in the following categories, brisket, ribs, pork, and chicken.

Calling all KCBS Certified Barbecue Judges! WV Coalfields Cookoff has opened applications to join its Judging Team for the 2024 BBQ KCBS Pro Pitmasters. Contest dates is June 7-8 in Welch, WV. Judging will be held Saturday, June 8th, 2024. WV Coalfields Cookoff only accepts judges that have taken a KCBS certification course and are KCBS members in good standing. We provide our teams with 100% certified judges.  More certified BBQ judging classes will be held in the future. Certified judges can apply here.

TASTING Tickets

$10 KCBS BBQ Tasting at 2pm on Saturday! Kids are Free (12 or younger) $5 discounts for veterans and first responders for two days of fun! A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Welch Volunteer Fire Department. 

 

Bring your chair, grab a beer and listen to music on Friday and come back for the vendors, food trucks, and more, including a KCBS BBQ Tasting at 2pm on Saturday!

 

A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Welch Volunteer Fire Department.

BBQ JUDGES

SPONSOR VENDOR TICKETS

SPONSORS

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the City of Welch Coalfields Cookoff event.  Sponsorship of this event offers your business or organization maximum exposure to a large local and visiting audience.  Get social media and radio advertising and media exposure. 

 

Be part of this special event and commit to a sponsorship today!   Sponsorship commitments are requested on or before May 15, 2024, so we can plan inclusion of your logo and/or name in our materials.  Contact us to tailor a sponsorship based on your individual needs.

 Vendors

TASTING Tickets

$10 KCBS BBQ Tasting at 2pm on Saturday! Kids are Free (12 or younger) $5 discounts for veterans and first responders for two days of fun! A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Welch Volunteer Fire Department. 

 

Bring your chair, grab a beer and listen to music on Friday and come back for the vendors, food trucks, and more, including a KCBS BBQ Tasting at 2pm on Saturday!

 

A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Welch Volunteer Fire Department.

We are seeking food vendor applications for the event. Use of an approx. 30' X 30' space to accommodate your food trailer. We hope you'll serve BBQ as part of your menu, but all types of food vendors will be welcomed.  The event will be limited to four food vendors. Food vendors are selected by the City of Welch and will be selected by April 1st. 

 

Non Food Vendors are welcomed also!  Cost is $25 per table or $100 for a 20x30 (suitable to park a trailer).  Crafters, ATV accessories dealers, BBQ accessories dealers and more are a great fit for our event!

 

ATVS LODGING VOLUNTEER

ATV CONTEST

ATV's, Side-by-Sides, and Quads are welcomed in the City of Welch, WV.  With a connector trail to the Hatfield McCoy trail near the festival grounds. We invite you to attend and participate in our ATV contests (BIG BOSS and UGLIEST ATV - Just click on the link below to complete the form. 

 

We are also looking for ATV related vendors!  Contact us for inquires. 

LODGING

Welch offers hotels in downtown, as well as, several cabins and B&B's.  For alternate choices, visit the lodging page of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Pocahontas Motel 

  • (304)-436-2250

  • ​3731 Stewart Street, Welch, WV

Count Gilu Motel

  • (304)-436-3041

  • ​Stadium Drive, Welch, WV

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VOLUNTEERS

We want you!  Ask a friend to join you for a day of helping at the City of Welch Coalfields Cookoff Festival.  Some possible assignments include gate admission, attendee assistance, helping vendors set up and parking coordination.   Volunteers helping all day receive free admission, lunch, and a t-shirt!  

 

Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Volunteers wanting to take part in the City of Welch Coalfields Cookoff Festival should sign up using the volunteer form.

We are seeking food vendors for the event. Use of an approx. 10' X 30' space (unless otherwise authorized) with an additional prep area as described above.  We hope you'll serve BBQ as part of your menu, but all types of food vendors will be welcomed.  The event will be limited to four food vendors.

 

Use of 20-amp electric are available on .  A water station is available onsite, and ice is available for purchase.  Fill out the vendor form here

 

All food concessions must comply with West Virginia Health Codes and state laws.

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