Oaktown Throwdown

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A fully KCBS sanctioned barbecue competition, with Pro and Backyard events, plus a desert competition. The Oaktown Throwdown is part of Oakland's Art + Soul Festival. Pro Teams are encouraged to sell bbq samples.



Art + Soul Presents: Oaktown Throwdown Oakland’s Inaugural Competition BBQ Fest

Date: August 1-2, 2014

Location: Jefferson & 12th St, Downtown Oakland, a block from City Hall.

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Competition-quality barbecue in Oakland for the public to enjoy. Ribs, chicken, brisket and pulled pork (and Tri Tip for the backyarders)--Hella Yes! Plus People's Choice and Desert Competitions.

A BBQ festival with pro and amatuer teams competing in a KCBS sanctioned competition, with family entertainment, celebrity cook-offs, cooking demos, music, awards, barbecue vendors, Oakland BBQ history display, and beer and bourbon sales. This event is in partnership with the Art + Soul Festival, the East Bay Express.

Prize Money

Total Cash Payout: $10,000

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 1, 2014

10:00am - 5:00pm Team check-in and move-in

5:00pm Cooks Meeting

Saturday, August 2, 2014

6:00am breakfast provided

8:00am Deadline for Backyard teams to arrive

10:30am Judges Meeting (checkin starts at 10:00am)

Turn in times:

12:00pm Chicken (Pro & Backyard teams)

12:30pm Pork Ribs (Pro & Backyard teams)

1:00pm Pork Shoulder (Pro teams only) & Tri-Tip (Backyard teams)

1:30pm Brisket (Pro teams only)

2:15pm Dessert (Pro & Backyard teams)

5:00pm Awards

Entry Forms

We are currently full for teams to compete. If you are still interested in competing, please sign up and we will place you on the waiting list.

Pro and Backyard Team Applications

We currently have enough judges signed up. If you would like us to place you on the judge's waiting list, please go ahead and sign up. Thanks.

Online Judges Application

Teams Confirmed

Pro Teams


The Porks of Hazzard

Pork Daddy's BBQ

Meat Harvest BBQ

Butcher's Daughter BBQ

Smokey Luv BBQ

Loosen Your Belt BBQ

Too Ashamed to Name

Phat Matt's BBQ

Woodhouse Barbecue

Ric's Righteous Ribs

royal smokin hot bbq

Cecil's Smok'n BBQ

Bad to The Bone

M.A.C. BBQ Shack

The Pit Crew BBQ of SoCal

East Oakland Smoke

Cherry Blue BBQ

Booney's Barbecue

Juicy O's BBQ


Stop Playing BBQ

Off tha Hook BBQ

Ricky D's Recipe' BBQ

Backyard Bonin BBQ

Chef Rene's Kitchen

Team Murphy

The Heavy Hitters

The Wizard is on the Loose

Pappy's Old School Bar B Que

Thermodynamic Therapy

Salt and pepper pork pullers

Just the Tip

Q' Masters

BBQ, Esquire


Frank Smith

Rick Brandini

Ray Ruelos

Christie McKinnon

Julie Poe

Ian Schmidt

Paul Brown

Peggy Brown

David Hiatt

Sonia Hiatt

Anna Stockel

Greg Ryan

Dennis Andrew Smith

Melanie Wong

Barry Morris

Einar Anderson

Karen Anderson

Carl Reisinger

Marcia Moy

John Kelly

Todd Yates

Bill Bain

Michael A. Restivo

Glenn Jarecki

Neal Jarecki

Friday Evening

We are trying to arrange for a sausage making demonstration Friday evening after the team meeting, approximately 6:00pm. Friday evening will also be at the same time as First Fridays in The Uptown, 5:30-9:00pm, Oakland's art gallery, street walk, and nighttime festival-lots of fun!



Grand Champion
Reserve Grand Champion

KCBS Categories

Pork Ribs

Extra Categories

People's Choice
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