After the success of the 1st edition we decided to continue with the organization of the 2nd International Suydersee BBQ Contest on the grounds of the Erkemederstrand in Zeewolde, the geographical center of the Netherlands!

This competition will of course be organized according to the rules and under the auspices of the KCBS, the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the largest BBQ organization in America that has won its spurs in the organization of professional bbq competitions.

The teams fought for the first place in four categories, chicken, spareribs, pork shoulder (pulled pork) and brisket (bovine robin).

The team with the highest average over these 4 categories is declared the Grand Champion of this competition.
There will also be an extra category “dessert”, because we know that this category is highly appreciated by the judges!

The delivery of the products will take place on Sunday from 12.00.

Just like during the 1st edition, we will try to make the event even more attractive for visitors and fun, educational and interesting activities will be organized during the weekend.

As on both days, inflatables for the youth and an “experience” market with a variety of exhibitors.

But in 2018 there is more to experience, we are busy setting up the event bigger with even more to see and do, keep an eye on our facebook page for the extensions of the program via

The teams will be able to participate in the Whole Hog competition in 2018 during this weekend, on Friday evening the teams will start preparations and on Saturday the jury will judge the result.

Probably on Saturday and Sunday a demonstration “pig cutting” will be taken care of and then the butcher will immediately process the meat into hamburgers, sausages and more of that goodies which will be prepared immediately on the BBQ for sale!

On Saturday, the Steak Cook-Off will be held according to the rules of the SCA (Steak Cook-Off Association).

On Sunday, after the “KCBS 7:07 breakfast” (this is the traditional “breakfast” which is enjoyed by the teams and consists of a shot glass Jack Daniels), the VIP’s, the teams and the judges are welcome for a joint breakfast what we provide with fried eggs and bacon on toast and delicious cowboy beans.

In addition to clean toilets, there will be clean hot showers specially for the teams at the location. Of course, the volunteers and judges who have spent the night on the site can also use this.

There is a campsite a few minutes away from the competition grounds (they even have a limited number of cottages)

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We hope to see you at our competition!

All information is based on the currently known circumstances and agreements, the organization reserves the right to make changes if necessary.

Zeewolde 6 Januari 2023




International Suydersee BBQ Contest 2023 geannuleerd!

De organisatie van de International Suydersee BBQ Contest heeft besloten het evenement in 2023 in Zeewolde te annuleren. Aanleiding zijn de eerdere coronajaren waardoor de organisatie nu aanloopt tegen een aantal organisatorische problemen. Het evenement stond gepland van 1 t/m 3 september a.s.

“Met pijn in ons hart hebben we deze beslissing moesten nemen, niet alleen voor de deelnemende teams uit binnen- en buitenland maar ook voor de rest van onze organisatie”, aldus Rene de Regt, van HangBelly BBQ en organisator van dit evenement. “In de organisatie van zo’n groots driedaags evenement gaat niet alleen veel organisatietijd en geld zitten maar ook heel wat vrijwilligersuren. En na de afgelopen coronajaren blijken onder andere deze uren toch lastiger te vullen helaas, vandaar deze keuze”, vult De Regt aan.
De International Suydersee BBQ Contest werd voor de eerste keer in 2017 georganiseerd in samenwerking met stichting Puur Zeewolde op het Scoutinglandgoed Zeewolde. Er namen tijdens de eerste editie dertig teams uit binnen- en buitenland deel. Tijdens de derde editie was dit aantal ondertussen opgelopen tot vijftig teams van over de hele wereld en vele duizenden toeschouwers.

“Het is mooi geweest”, aldus De Regt, “we hebben met elkaar drie geweldige wedstrijden neergezet waar we met trots en plezier op terugkijken!”

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