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Event Series Event Series: WV Coalfields Cookoff

WV Coalfields Cookoff

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the third annual Coalfields Cookoff – WV State BBQ Championship and ATV Festival.  A one of a kind event, hosted by the City of Welch, WV, on Friday, June 9th (BBQ set up), and  Saturday, June 10th, in wonderful McDowell County, WV. Public BBQ Tasting is Saturday afternoon.

Come and experience what wild and wonderful West Virginia is all about! BBQ competitions, the best music in the mountains, and an ATV festival, all rolled into one!

The festival will feature the WV State BBQ Championships sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society for pro pit-masters and backyard BBQ teams, as well as live music.

2023 Coalfields Cookoff Schedule

FRIDAY,  June 09, 2023

8:00am – Streets Close
9:00am – 4:00pm BBQ Teams Arrive
9:00am – 5:00pm Meat Inspection
5:00pm – 6:00pm Cooks Meeting
5:00pm – 9:30pm Beer Sales
6:00pm – 8:30pm Tee Shirt Sales Open
5:00pm – 8:30pm Vendors Open (optional)
7:00pm – 8:15pm TBA
8:30pm – 9:30pm Firepit Marshmallows
9:30pm – 11:30pm BBQ Showers Open/Shuttle to Armory   


SATURDAY, June 10, 2023

7:00am – 8:00am BBQ Showers Open/Shuttle to Armory
7:00am – 8:00am Donuts/Coffee for Cookers/Vendors
9:00am – 4:00pm Ticket Sales Open
9:00am – 6:00pm Tee Shirt Sales
10:00am – 6:00pm Beer Sales
10:00am – 4:00pm ATV Show
10:30am – 11:00am Judges Meeting
11:40am – Judges In Place
11:55am – 12:05pm Chicken Turn In

12:00pm – Terror of the Tug Performance (Courthouse)

12:00pm – 4:00pm – Museum on Main Street: Crossroads (Jack Caffrey Center)

12:00pm – 4:00pm – Trolley Rides to the Caffrey Center on the Hour

12:00pm – 4:00pm – Karaoke with Mr. Bill
12:25pm – 12:35pm Rib Turn In
12:55pm – 1:05pm Pork Butt Turn In
1:25pm – 1:35pm Brisket Turn In
2:00pm Public Tasting Turn In
2:30pm – 4:30pm Public Tasting Event
5:30pm – 6:00pm Contest and BBQ Awards



June 9
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


City of Welch
WV United States