Modern Gas Rib Showdown Expands to Include Georgia BBQ Association Sanctioned Competition

Staff Report

Monday, May 8th, 2023

In recognition of National Barbeque Month, Modern Gas Company is excited to announce the 11th annual Rib Showdown competition on October 20-21, 2023. This year's event will expand to feature a Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) sanctioned competition in addition to the beloved Backyard Barbecue competition. Interested participants can visit to view prizes and sign up for updates on the registration timeline.

Since its inception 11 years ago, the Rib Showdown has grown into a much-anticipated community event featuring food trucks, activities, grill demos, live local bands, and more. 

"We're thrilled to bring back the Rib Showdown for its 11th year," said Modern Gas Company CEO Mark Holloway. "It's become a staple of our community, and we're excited to see it grow with the addition of the GBA-sanctioned competition."

In a continued effort to support and spotlight the community, Modern Gas partnered with Chehaw Park as the event location for last year's event. "Feedback from our competition teams, food vendors, staff, and those who attended was overwhelmingly positive," said Wendy Salter, President of Modern Gas Company. "Everyone loved being in such a beautiful outdoor location."

In keeping with Modern Gas' charitable arm of the Rib Showdown, proceeds from this year's event will benefit a local charity.