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Golden Nugget Atlantic City

BBQ Festival

Saturday, September 16 & Sunday, September 17

Let the flames begin! 

Grilling and barbecuing are among America's leading culinary pastimes and Golden Nugget is raising the stakes by hosting the seventh annual Jack Daniel's Atlantic City Smoke on the Water BBQ Championship.

When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts and championship barbecue teams will descend upon Golden Nugget for an unparalleled experience at what is fast becoming known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world.

"The Jack Daniel's New Jersey State Championship will bring the world's best barbecue teams to Atlantic City," said Ron Cates, event organizer. "Even though there is $15,000 up for grabs, it's really about more than that; it's about respect among their peers. Those that compete in this contest know the winner will be recognized as one of the best barbecue teams on the planet."

Considered one of the east coast's richest contests with a guaranteed purse of $15,000, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned New Jersey State Championship winner's purse of $4,400 is also one the largest on the competition circuit. We're spreading the love by paying top three overall and through five places in all four categories.

 $15,000 prize money, 100% certified judges, great amenities and a welcome party that is second to none. To be the best you have to beat the best. Does your team belong?

Register your team