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2024 Dupont BBQ Cookoff

Dupont BBQ Cookoff is one of the Puget Sound's great summer events and the city of Dupont has been the place to go for an amazing day of delicious BBQ, kids activities, live bands, beer garden, car show and more. Over 5000 people typically gather to celebrate this event and we invite you for 2024's event. When it comes to life in the Puget Sound, this is one of those events that you don't want to miss.

This event is proudly hosted by the American Legion Pat Tillman Memorial Post 53 Family to support our Youth Activities and Veteran’s Rehabilitation Programs.




Official Sanctioned Event of KCBS

This is not your backyard BBQ event.

The greatest BBQ in the Pacific Northwest is here!

This is the only KCBS event in Washington State.

Bouncy houses for the kids, crafts booths, and more!

The Dupont Historical Society always provides fascinating displays of our area's rich history and reenactments. They will see you on Sunday the 25th.

Special Tour

A great opportunity to meet Pitmasters & BBQ Teams while sampling some of the best BBQ you've ever had!

Space is limited. Order right away!

Dupont BBQ Kids Actvities TExt

Kids Activities

Bring your kids down for a day of fun. This is more than a BBQ competition, it's an annual family event with no parking fees, FREE entry, no fees for entertainment and bouncy houses. Sample BBQ from all of our competitors at low prices! Kids activities are sponsored by Dupont's Northwest Landing Residential Owners Association. For seven years their contribution has been significant to ensure a family fun filled addition to the BBQ competition entertaining kids with bouncy houses, games, face painting and more- ALL FREE for attendees.

Bouncy houses provided by Inflatable Event Professionals. Veteran owned. Great people. Your kids are going to have a great time!


Support a Great Cause at the American Legion Post 53 Family Sponsored BBQ Dinner - Clocktower Park

Join us for a delightful evening of food, music, and community spirit at the American Legion Post 53 Family Sponsored BBQ Dinner. This special event is not just an opportunity to enjoy a delicious full BBQ dinner and live music, but also a chance to contribute to a series of noble causes supporting our youth and veterans.


6:00 PM until 7:30PM


WHERE:  Beer Garden Area of Clocktower Park,

1401 Palisade Blvd, DuPont, WA 98327

Full BBQ Dinner featuring live music from Puget Sounds great Paul Johnson! Jazz guitar, Classical guitar, easy listening:  

A menu of:

Central Texas style Brisket

Pulled Pork

Pit BBQ Beans

Potato Salad

Broccoli Salad

Cornbread Muffin

Banana Cream Dessert

Includes 1 free beer or glass of wine or soft drink 

Tickets are $50 each and all proceeds benefit American Legion Youth Programs – Boy Scout Troop 472, Cub Scout Pack 472, Pioneer Baseball, Boys & Girls State Camp, JROTC Awards, and Junior Scholarships

Clocktower Park

1301 Palisade Blvd, DuPont, WA 98327


The Clocktower Park comes alive with the amazing aroma of BBQ, foot stomping music and sounds of children having fun. FREE entry. FREE parking. When you buy delicious BBQ, it supports the local American Legion and the community. Everyone wins and has a great day! Get driving directions to Clocktower Park using the link above.

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Cook Off Schedule

Saturday August 24 Open to the Public

11:00 AM – 6:30 PM – Beer and Spirits Garden Open

11:30 AM - 5:30 PM - Children's Activities throughout Park

12 Noon – 4:30 PM - Main Stage - Live Concert 

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – BBQ Sampling

Sunday August 25 Open to the Public

11:30 – 3:30 PM Main Stage - Live Concert 

11:30 AM - 5:30 PM - Children's Activities throughout Park

11:30 – 5:00 PM Beer and Spirits Garden open

Noon – 4:00 PM – Historical Society – demonstrations and activities

12:30 – 3:30 PM – BBQ Sampling 

 4:00 – 4-30 PM BBQ Awards

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Cook Team Info

This year BBQ Pitmasters will compete for $15,000 in cash prizes paying down to 10th place in each category – chicken, pork ribs, pork, and brisket.  Over 40 chances to win at least $175, probably more!  KCBS Rules will apply.  Load in can begin as early as 0900 AM on Friday 23 August 2024. (It may be possible to drop your equipment off Thursday afternoon by special arrangement.  Contact Tom for more info)  I will provide more information to this site as we move along.  Turn ins will be on Sunday 25 August 2024 on the following schedule:

Chicken – 12:00 PM

Ribs – 12:30 PM

Pork – 1:00 PM

Brisket – 1:30 PM

Awards – 4:00 PM 


There are several hotels within easy walking distance of the event. Plan a stay on Friday, Saturday or both to enjoy the entire weekend!

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Why stay at Best Western Liberty Inn DuPont JBLM?

  • Excellent location near the Joint Base Lewis-McChord base.
  • Exclusive packages with nearby championship golf courses.
  • Beautiful landscaping and nearby outdoor space for activities.
  • Complimentary amenities including breakfast and Wi-Fi.
  • Five-star customer service to help you have a memorable stay.
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