BBQ on Ballard Pit Master Application 2022

This is a sanctioned BBQ event in partnership with the Outlaw BBQ Association

To apply and reserve your pit smoker space, please fill out the online application at the bottom of this page.

For more information on booth space and requirements, please click here contact the event team.

The event will be held along Olde City Park, Downtown Wylie with pull in on Friday, May 13, 2022 and judging Saturday May 14, 2022. 


All participants will be charged a $150 pit fee.

The application and payment deadline is extended to May 9, 2022.

Applications must be approved to reserve your spot. If you have any questions, please click here contact the event team.

Cash and Trophy Awards to be presented based on judging and number of participants:

Grand Champion

1st 2nd 3rd Place Cash Prize in each category of Chicken (1pm turn in), Ribs (2pm turn in), and Brisket (3pm turn in).

People’s Choice (Pit Master’s choice of a protein, side, or desert) to be judged by the our local community event goers (330pm). It is important for the event to be enjoyed by both the pit master crews, and the public participants. We hope you’ll cook something special, or that you are well known for, for the Wylie community to try. Each event goer will have tickets to place in your “jar” for this special award spot.

Food Rules:

Event sanctioned through the Outlaw BBQ Association. Rules are found here on BBQ Outlaw website: BBQ on Ballard Competition Rules

General Rules:

This is a family friendly event.

Each team must participle in a people’s choice/charity benefit since this event is both an official BBQ judged event, and public event. We understand that food costs during this time are going up. We also think that it is important for the event to be enjoyed by both the pit master crews, and the public participants.

No electricity will be provided. Generators of the quiet inverter type are permitted. The big, loud, obnoxious ones are permitted until 10pm. Remember to be friendly to your neighbors. The event takes place in our historic downtown.

Wash stations will be provided.

Hot ashes are your responsibility.

Check in and meat inspection will start from 5:00pm til 10:00pm Friday May 13th. Spots are first come first served. Please contact event coordinator with any questions.

Entry forms will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

No motorized vehicles allowed into the pit area once you have been checked in and not until after 5:00pm Saturday May 14, 2022.

Each participant is responsible for securing their own liability insurance; The Wylie Downtown Merchants Association and the City of Wylie do not provide any insurance coverage for the participants.

By accepting these rules, the participant agrees to hold harmless and defend the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association (WDMA), its members, the City of Wylie and its employees against any and all claims of liability that may arise from this event as a result of the activities and presentation of the participant.

The WDMA and the City of Wylie retain the right to limit the activities of the participant up to and including removal from the event if a participant’s presentation and/or activities are deemed to be dangerous or inappropriate. If a participant is removed from the event, the WDMA’s only liability will be to refund the participant’s pit fee.

Payment and Application deadline to reserve your spot is May 9, 2022. Check or Money Order is accepted. Make your check payable to the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association. Mail or deliver to the Event Booth Coordinator:

WDMA BBQ on Ballard Event
Attn: Jeremy Meier
311 N. Ballard Ave STE 103
Wylie, TX 75098

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