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2019 BBQ information

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we announced today that our 9/11 Memorial BBQ will NOT be held this year. we hope everybody continues to remember on their own this year. And hopefully we'll be back next year. 

A message from Anthony:


We had a damn good run. Everybody that was involved should be proud as hell. I know I've been proud as hell to have known you and to have had your help and your support. I thank everybody that has gone on to help me make my dream a reality for the last 12 years. I would like to thank everybody that I got to become friends with, the ones that are here and the ones that have passed away, you have changed lives. I'd like to thank everybody for all the good that we've been able to accomplish through each other. I'd like to I thank everybody that has participated, it allowed us to raise huge amounts of money for a lot of charitable causes. I can never thank you guys enough for what you've done. I hope everybody will take their time on that weekend and remember us as well.

We stood tall and we remembered.

Help us reach for the stars!

Help us light up the night and reach for the stars! Please contact us today for more information about corporate level sponsorship opportunities.

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Our mission statement

Never let lives lost defending our freedoms be forgotten and forever and always hold those lives taken from us in their highest honor.

We will take a life changing event and use it to change a life. We will use tragedy to strengthen our spirit. 

We will never forget. We will always Stand Tall and Remember.

Charities we donate to

  • Cpl. Matt Zindars Scholarship 
  • American Legion Post 189
  • Marine Corps League of Watertown 
  • Burn Camp for kids in Eagle Wisconsin

Apparel store now available

Go take a look at our apparel Store make sure to click through products for different colors and availability! Don't see something you like? Let us know and we will see if we can add it! here is the link!  teespring.com/stores/star-bbq-competition 

Our Sponsors

Without the companies and people below this event will not be possible

  • Piggly Wiggly of Watertown 
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Anthony's 511
  • Chickens Unlimited of Watertown
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • Neilsons Amusement Company
  • Silver Eagle Saloon
  • Jerry Hepp Excavating of Watertown
  • Johnson & Hellekson Real Estate  of Watertown
  • The Marine Corp league of Watertown WI
  • Washington Inn LLC
  • Firecracker
  • Holz Chevrolet of Watertown
  • Glenn's Market & Catering of Watertown

This is a partial list and will be updated as sponsorships are established 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


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S.T.A.R BBQ Competition

947 Boomer St Watertown WI 53094

(920) 261-6678


Friday 6pm - 10pm

Saturday 12pm - 10pm


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About us

Welcome to The STAR BBQ Competition


The S.T.A.R. BBQ Competition in Watertown WI

Sept. 6th & 7th 

Individual or team

Entry fee $100 per category

3 categories: Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, & Beef Brisket

Set up Friday night

 prize money

Live music in Watertown WI outside

Event Timeline


Please look back Next year

Timeline subject to change without notice

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions hands in the air

We will be answering questions as we get them here to help.

Q: What kind of food is available for the public?

A: We will be making a few things that will be available a la carte...There will be  a $10 Fan favorite sampling wristband (as supplies last) that will allow sampling from the competitors as well

Q: What types of smokers are allowed? 

A:  Whatever kind you want just know  there is no power available and no digging holes. You are allowed to being your own generator for power. 

Q: Is there power on site to use for our pellet smoker.

A: You can use a pellet smoker but we will NOT be supplying power you can bring your own generator for power. 

Q: How much are we making and where do we get the meat?

A:  There will be 9 racks of ribs
1 beef brisket about 15#
1 pork butt about 20#

All of this we will be supplying to you at the cooks meating and the cost is covered with the $100 per category. 

Q:Do we get to rub and marinate the meats ahead of time?

A: Unfortunately this year we will not be able to offer early pickup of meats so you will just have from the time of setup until turn in time to do what you need.

Q: How much of each product do we give the judges and how many judges are there?

A: There will be a panel of six judges that are still being determined and a general serving size of 3-4oz per judge is required. We will be giving boxes out at the cooks meting on friday.

Keep the questions coming!  Thanks for bearing with us this is our first year doing a competition barbecue so we're learning.