It's time to clean out your smokers and mark your calendars!!!

The 2019 Gene's - Alaska BBQ Championship is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 20th & 21st!!

It's going to be the biggest and best competition yet!!
Filled with music and fun for everyone!!


The Gene's - Alaska BBQ Competition qualifies the winner to get an invite to the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational which is the annual international competition in Tennessee. There are teams that come from all over the world to compete in the weekend event. It is an amazing sight to see- the elaborate set ups the various teams use to turn out their prize winning meats. No one can ignore the amazing aromas and mouth watering taste of the prize winning smoked items coming off the smokers and being prepped for the next turn in. 

*Registration discounts for active & retired military!


Also, a GIANT thanks to Gene's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for presenting this event!


We have restructured this year‘s lineup to better serve the competitors, the volunteers and provide additional support to facilitate the growing interest in our future events. The 2019 Head Judge is none other than Bill Staley, and Morgan Macchioneis the new General Event Director. Other sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are still available, so message us if you’d like to know more.


​The 2019 Gene's-Alaska BBQ Championship will be held at the Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds on Sat & Sun, July 20th and 21st. That's right - We are taking OVER the Fairgrounds for the weekend!

This year's BBQ Championship is in collaboration with the ALASKA RODEO and featuring Scooter Brown Band on Saturday and other live music on both days!

This is a family-friendly event, general entry fee at the gate for Saturday's access that includes the concert and rodeo.


Registration below!


2019 Gene's Alaska Barbecue Championship

​July 20-21, 2019

​Fairbanks Location: Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds

Register to compete in the

2019 Gene's Alaska BBQ Championship today!

Register for the Gene's Alaska BBQ Championship below today!

2019 Gene's ALaska BBQ Championship

Alaska BBQ Association