KCBS judging school date set at Nordby Exhibit Hall

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HURON — The annual Original SD BBQ Championships is held in conjunction with Wheel Jam on the S.D. State Fairgrounds, is a Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned event. This year’s BBQ Championships are set for June 7-8.

To judge a KCBS sanctioned event, judges must be a certified KCBS judge. To increase the pool of certified judges and offer continued training to those already certified, a KCBS judging school will be held at the Nordby Exhibit Hall on the S.D. State Fairgrounds in Huron on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Following the judging school, a table captain class will also be held. Taking the class will result in becoming a certified KCBS table captain.

The classes teach you the art and mechanics of judging and at the end of the class, you’ll be a certified judge. Those active or interested in becoming active in competitive BBQ may also consider taking the class, as it teaches what the judges look for when judging.

Registration for the judging school is $115. Registration for the certified table captain class is $60 and participants must be a certified judge.

To register, or for more information, go to www.sdbbqchampionships.com or call the State Fair Office at 605-353-7340 for more information. The deadline to register for the classes is April 3. To take either class, you must be a registered KCBS member. To become a member, go to kcbs.us and click join now.