The 3rd Annual Mat-Su BBQ Battle is back at Founder's Day in Houston, Alaska, on August 17, 2019! Whether you're a BBQ Pit Master or a backyard enthusiast, come try your hand at winning or just come learn a lot and make great barbecue with great people!

Starting in 2019, the Grand Champion will receive an invitation to The American Royal World Series of Barbecue®, which is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City. Competitors from around the world join in the world’s largest barbecue competition to be crowned the grand champion in the Invitational Competition, Open Competition, Sides Competition, and Kids Que!

Along with the BBQ Battle, enjoy other Founder's Day activities with music and games, including the greatest fireworks show Alaska has to offer. 

*Registration discounts for active & retired military!

Judging, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities are still available, so message us if you’d like to know more.

The 2019 Mat-Su BBQ Battle will be in the City of Houston, AK, on August 17 with Battle competitors arriving August 16 to begin cooking.

This is a family-friendly event. All are welcome! Register today!

2019 Mat-Su BBQ Battle
​August 16-17, 2019
Houston, AK Location: Three Bears Parking Lot

Full Schedule below!

Thanks to our awesome sponsors, Three Bears Alaska, Inc., the City of Houston, AK, Sinister Grains, and Fish and Sons!

Register below!

Thanks to our sponsors


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