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

Rank Team Name Total (Pro)

1 Muttley Crew BBQ 701.1084

2 Hickory Barbeque Company 695.3828

3 One Eyed Pig BBQ 694.2284

4 Poor Boys bbq 689.0628

5 OFF THE RACK BBQ 685.0400

6 Good Googly Goo 682.7884

7 Uncle Pig's Barbeque Pit 682.7428

8 Checkered Flag 500 BBQ 678.7660

9 Swine 'N' Roses BBQ 677.5884

10 Shawnbo BBQ 671.8972

11 Dog Bite Barbecue 667.2912

12 Meat Monarchy 658.6856

13 SunTan Swine 619.8288

Rank Team Name Total (Backyard)

1Mad Hatter BBQ349.7028

2Gold-N-Blue Barbecue345.1200

3 Uncle Dubby's Backyard BBQ343.4172

4 Pinky Out BBQ331.3716

5 The Swine Doctor's BBQ330.2400

6 Dogpatch Q328.4916

7 Gue N Cue324.4912

8 Z-MANS BARBECUE LLC311.8856

9 Conviction BBQ Team309.6232

The 2024 WV Coalfields Cookoff  Results are In!
Congratulations to all of our participating teams!

🔥🎉 We're turning 5 in 2025!🎉🔥

Help us make this a BBQ Lovers Destination!! 
 

We're making plans for our 5th Anniversary, June 6-7, 2025 and we want YOU to be a part of the excitement! 

The annual BBQ & ATV Fest started in 2020. Presented by the City of Welch, WV It is an outdoor food and music event held in Downtown Martha Moore Riverfront Park in June. A Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event, the barbecue cook-off attracts both corporate and individual teams competing for bragging rights in several award categories. Festival goers enjoy great food, popular blues bands, children’s activities, and dozens of vendors. All proceeds support activities for the City of Welch. Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors and volunteers, the impact on our community and schools increase each year. 

The Saturday Cook-Off includes live music from local artists, food & drink available for purchase, BBQ samples, 30 + vendors, and a kid's zone.

Check back often for exciting announcements, information and opportunities!

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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 is looking for 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.
 

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!

 

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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! 

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!

 

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 RIDES!

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. 

Also, new this year... COAL TOWN ATV RENTALS are offering show trail rides for $10 a person, Friday and Saturday, starting at 11am (bottom of Martha Moore Riverfront Park) 


 

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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