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Home Brew Contest


Home Brew Contest, Rules & Entry Forms! 

BBQ Contest Entry


Are you ready to try you hand at competition BBQ? Well we are looking for team to sign up for this years Backyard BBQ contest! 

Online Ticket Sales


Make sure you get your tickets early and often! Grab a friend, and a drink! Can't wait to see everyone! 

Beers & Beverages


Check out a list of local and national breweries that are going to be at this years festival. Cheers

BBQ Vendors


Do you want to be a BBQ food vendor? Contact us and submit an application to be part of this years Dekegger!

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A Craft Beer Lovers Dream

50 Plus different craft beers on hand to try from. Local breweries will be on hand with tons of different varieties to sample. This is your one stop to wet your whistle. 


BBQ Competition & Food Vendors

Looking to enter into our Backyard BBQ Competition? Check out the link below for entry instructions and rules. 

Just looking to come out and spend some time listening to great music and enjoying BBQ? Well we have you covered on all fronts, Food Trucks and BBQ vendors will be in attendance to feed the masses.  


Online Ticket Sales

Don't be left out in the cold, while all your friends attend this years festival. Grab your tickets now. Click the link and grab some VIP Packages while you are at it. Cheers!


Home Brew Contest

2019 Dekegger Home Brew Competition


REGISTRATION: 4/1/2019 thru 6/1/2019

Registration forms can be emailed to:

Home Brew Competition is limited to the first 50 entries.

Entry fee of $8 per entry required with bottle delivery.

Each entry should include two 12-ounce bottles with a completed bottle label attached to each bottle with a rubber band. 

Winners will be announced at the Dekegger Festival.

BOTTLE DROP OFF: 5/18/2019 thru 6/1/2019

Bottles should be delivered or mailed to: 

Dekegger Home Brew Competition

809 N 13th Street

Decatur, IN 46733

Private judging will be held on June, 15th 2019.

Judging will follow the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines

Awards to 1st Place in each flight and Best of Show

This is a beer only competition; no meads or ciders will be accepted.


The 2015 BJCP Style Guide lines can be found at

The competition entry form can be found at

The bottle ID labels can be found at

Additional BJCP competition resources can be found at

Beer & Beverage Vendors


backyard bbq COMPETITION

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Backyard BBQ Competition

What is a Backyard BBQ Competition?
A Backyard BBQ Competition is for the guys and gals that know everyone likes their grill skills. Maybe they don't have the time or money to go pro like the KCBS competitors but would love a chance to be crowned king or queen of the grill for an entire year. So why not try out those skills on some other backyard BBQ warriors for a chance to win some cash, trophies and more importantly those never ending bragging rights!
Entry Fee:
$100.00 per team (Before June, 1st)
$150.00 per team (After June, 1st)
*Each entry includes 2 wristbands for the festivities on Saturday. Additional wristbands can be purchased for $20/per person.
  Prize Structure:
Grand Champion...........$ 1,500
Reserved Champion.........$ 750
1st Place Class..............$ 500
2nd Place Clas.............$ 200
3rd Place Class........$ 100
* & Trophies of Course!!! 

 Rules are as follows:
In 2019 the Backyard BBQ Competition will use all KCBS rules and regulations with the exception of 1 things:
1) Electric, Pellets, charcoal and wood burning smokers are allowed for amateurs. 

Will be blind judging, via turn in boxes. 


Download your copy of the rules and application below. 

BBQ Competition Form



2019 Backyard Applicationnew (docx)



Stratton Way

Band Members
Ryan Green - Guitar/Vocals; Gavin Hisner - Piano/Mandolin
Gavin Lynn and Ryan have been writing together consistently for nearly a year. We've written enough songs to put an album together, and then some. (An album we will be recording very soon btw) My solo hobby as a musician when I started this page is now a group project and we feel it needs a group name. Curiously, finding a name has proven to be one of the most difficult creative tasks we have encountered, but that day has come. I am so excited to move this project forward with Gavin and other musicians we may create with along the way. Same music, different name. :) Stratton Way. 

Cook and Belle


Born and raised in the heartland, Bret and Michelle fell for music long before falling for each other.

After decades of performing all over the country together and opening for artists such as Rascal Flatts, Lonestar, Charlie Daniels, Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, and Steve Miller Band, Bret and Michelle’s passion to create and entertain have only grown. Whether you’ve watched them on their Emmy award winning TV show ‘Cook and Belle’s Playhouse’, heard their songs on the radio, listened to one of their many records, or just listening for the very first time, you will feel and hear years of passion and hard work that had one thing in mind…You. Their powerful mix of country, soul, 60’s and 70’s, and gospel will take the entire family for a ride.



BBQ Contest

5:00 am - 7:00 pm

Madison Street Plaza

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BBQ Contest

Register & Compete for Cash & Prizes. 

3 Categories: Pulled Pork, Ribs, Chicken

5:00 am - 7:00 pm

Madison Street Plaza


BBQ Spectacular (Vendors)

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Madison Street Plaza

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BBQ Spectacular (Vendors)

A full day of delicious BBQ. come hungry, leave happy!

3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Madison Street Plaza


Let's Get Your Drink On!

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Madison Street Plaza

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Let's Get Your Drink On!

VIP starts at 4pm until 5pm. General Admission opens at 5pm-9pm

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Madison Street Plaza

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