Saturday, August 6th * Moxee City Park

It’s that time of year again to celebrate our Yakima Valley hop harvest at the 2022 Moxee Hop Festival.


We are looking forward to seeing our friends and neighbors again, and what better way to do that than have the Heather Sliger Memorial Moxee Hop Festival BBQ Cook Off on Saturday, August 6th at Moxee City Park.


This year is incredibly significant for our BBQ Cook Off Competition as we carry on the tradition in memoriam of a very special community member, Heather Sliger, who lived in, supported, volunteered and treasured our local community for many years.


Cash and prizes will be awarded in the categories of: Baked Beans, Chicken Wings, St. Louis Pork Ribs and Tri-Tip. Contestants may enter one or all four categories. (1st Place in each category earns): Trophy & Prize package. There will also be 2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded, in each category. (ONE *Best Overall Award) earns Trophy and Prize package *(To qualify for BEST OVERALL prize, you must enter ALL four categories.)  BBQ Cook-off food will not be served to the public, but we encourage you to come cheer on the teams and get them excited about winning on Saturday afternoon! 


If you are interested in being a contestant, please download the application and submit by July 22nd.  If you would like to support this incredible event with a cash or item donation, please contact our event chair:


Rachel Leslie 

EVCEA BBQ Cookoff Chair


Contact:  509-930-7853


We are extremely grateful for your generosity and support of our community.