The annual Cabin Fever Sports Show will include an all-new contest in 2017. In previous years, we've had BBQ contests taking place alongside the show. This year, we're changing things up and making it all about the sauce. If you are interested in entering the BBQ sauce contest, here are a few tips and tricks that you might want to keep in mind from Bill West, Grate-TV host and editor-in-chief at

“The first thing you want to do is make sure you’re having fun with it. Don’t get too serious," said West of participating in BBQ competitions. For sauces, he says sweet is usually the way to go. "People like the taste of what they've grown up with overtime... so oddly enough the big-name bottled sauces usually have a strong appeal to emulate. One of the most popular sauces from taste tests around the country has always been Bull's-Eye brand barbecue sauce."

BarbecueTricks has a number of recipes available online that you might want to take a look at for inspiration. Kansas City barbecue sauce is pretty popular around here (obviously), so that's one to definitely take into consideration. If you want to try something a little more unique, there's also a recipe for Chinese barbecue sauce, and even red, white and blue barbecue sauces and a coffee barbecue sauce, among others.

The Jones Bros. Marine BBQ Sauce Contest is free, easy, and simple to enter. By entering the contest you will receive a entry ticket to the Cabin Fever Show.

  • Register your sauce by filling out the form below.
  • Bring your sauce to the Cabin Fever Show on Feburary 11, 2017 with your free ticket, which we will email to you before the show.
  • Doors Open 9 a.m.
  • People's Choice Judging Starts at 9 a.m.
  • Contest Judges will taste at 3 p.m.
  • Winners will be announced at 4 p.m.

For questions, please call 660-826-1050 or email

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