WhistleStop Competition

ShadeTree Competition
ShadeTree Competition

The ShadeTree division is for the weekend barbeque warriors.

Register online

Download ShadeTree Rules

Rocket City BBQ 2011
KCBS Professional Competition

The KCBS Competition is for the pros.

Register online

Download KCBS Judges Application

Download KCBS Rules

Kid's Q Competition
Kid's Q Competition

Kids ages 8-14... show off your grilling skills! A special competition just for you, the KIDS-Q will allow teams of three kids and one adult (18 or older) to vie for the top three awards in this category. Grill, charcoal, and 8 chicken thighs will be provided...your culinary skills are all that's necessary!

Download Kid's Q Guidelines

Download Kid's Q Application Form

People's Choice Award
People's Choice Awards

Everyone attending WhistleStop on Saturday between 1pm and 3pm will have a chance to "put your money where your mouth is!" Many of the backyard cooking teams competing in the Shadetree Competition will have boston butt samples available for you to taste!

Vote for your favorite by placing coins or cash in the jar provided at their cook-site. The team with the most money will be announced as the People's Choice Award winner during the Awards Presentations at 8:15pm on the main stage. Awards will be presented to First, Second, and Third Place. All proceeds will benefit educational programming at the EarlyWorks Museums.

Look for the Flag---participating teams will be flying a flag at their cook site.

Battle of the Bands
Venturi/WTAK Stage Battle of the Bands

NEW THIS YEAR! Battle it out at WhistleStop for a chance to play the Main Stage at WhistleStop 2015, PLUS--4 hours recording time at a local recording studio, a $100 gift certificate to a local music store, AND MORE! Open to all genres of music.


Alabama Corn Hole Championship
Alabama Corn Hole Championship

The Alabama Corn Hole Championship returns in 2015! This year’s registration fees include admission to the Festival, but if you already have tickets just complete the application and enclose payment for the Walk-Up Fee.



WIng Thing
WhistleStop Wing Thing

On Friday you cook the chicken wings and the public will decide the winner! Turn in a minimum of 75 chicken wings prepared however you like at the Pig Whistle Pub by 5:45. Public judging will take place from 6-7:30pm, and prizes will be awarded for 1st -3rd Places.