Florida Barbecue

It’s so close I can almost taste it!   Yup, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Seventh Annual Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship on Saturday, November 21 at the Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you’re planning on being anywhere within driving distance on  November 21, 2009 – then you need to get over to this event, which is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Sanctioned Championship State Barbecue Competition!

Plant City Pig Jam 2009

From the Plant City Pig Jam Facebook Page

Do you make the best BBQ? If you think you do, or if you just like to eat great BBQ, come to the 6th Annual Plant City Pig Jam State BBQ Championship, brought to you by the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce.

Individuals will compete in the professional, amateurs and kids’ barbecue competition Saturday, November 21st at the Randy Larson Softball Four-Plex, 1900 South Park Rd/1401 Albertsons Drive. The general public has the opportunity to sample some of the best BBQ in the country!

Pig Jam has been sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS).

For entry information and rules and regulations governing each of the three categories (professional, amateur and kids), contact Plant City Chamber of Commerce 813-754-3707.

Prizes will be awarded in each category with professionals vying for the $3,000 Grand Champion Award, $2,000 for Reserve and cash prizes through 10th place in each of the four food categories (BBQ Ribs, BBQ Port, Beef Brisket and Chicken). Prizes will also be awarded in the amateur and kids’ competitions.

Proceeds of the Pig Jam will benefit Plant City, Florida chamber programs.

Swamp Boys BBQ - Plant City Pig Jam 2008


The photo above was taken at the 2008 Plant City Pig Jam and shows the Winter Haven, Florida-based “Swamp Boys BBQ” Competitive Team Station.  These guys are local heroes here in Central Florida, as they were ranked 1st Overall in the National BBQ Rankings ending 2008!

For more information, to become a vendor at Plant City Pig Jam, or to find out about entering the competition or becoming a judge, log on to the Plant City Chamber web site.