Kora Ride In

August 16th – 18th, 2024
Ossippee Valley Fairgrounds
Hiram, Maine
Enjoy a weekend of family fun, entertainment and BBQ.

Friday, August 16 th “Shriner and friends Parade” and Ice cream social. BBQ food trucks and the Masonic Square and Compass food shack will be open. 

Saturday, August 17 th Opening Ceremonies 9:00am, motorcycle and ATV rides depart 10am, corn hole tournament, vendors, HOT wing eating contest, people’s choice contest (you sample and vote), KCBS Rib cook-off and public auction of the best pork ribs, Kids Que competition,  plus Live music. Shrine patient testimonials throughout the day. $5 admission

Sunday, August 18 th Some of the best KCBS BBQ Pit Masters will be in Hiram, Maine to compete for points and prize money in the KCBS Master Series competition. Some of these teams were featured on the food networks new show BBQ USA. They are laser focused on presenting award winning BBQ to the judges in a very short time frame. Six samples ea. of Chicken at 12:00, pork shoulder at 12:30, Pork ribs at 1:00 and Brisket at 1:30. Then they wait to have scores tallied and announced at the awards ceremony at 3:00.

Most of all we want to show the public what the Shriners do
and how we “Kare for Kids”. It’s an amazing story, but most of all “It’s worth it”

To register to compete please complete the online registration below or download the form here to mail in along with payment.

Ride In BBQ Contest

How much electrical power will you require?
KCBS Master Series four meat competition (Sunday)
Includes two night camping
KCBS one meat competition (Saturday)
Kids Que (Saturday)
Would your team like to sponsor/host and mentor a Shriner patient?
Kids Que (Saturday)
Peoples Choice (Saturday)
No entry fee, $375 prize money. This option is a fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals and a chance for the public to try your awesome cooking!
Billing Address is the same as address above

KCBS Judging class

August 16, 2024
Ossippee Valley Fairgrounds
Hiram, Maine

The Kora Shriners Ride-In and BBQ Competition is hosting a KCBS Certified Barbecue Judge (CBJ) class. The Instructor is an official qualified Kansas City Barbeque Society Representative. Membership in KCBS is mandatory to participate. The CBJ class fee is $150. There will also be an optional KCBS Table Judge class for an additional $50. In just a half-day, you will acquire the skills to grade world-class chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket – all while savoring the flavors during the process! Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to register and Judge the next competition in your area.

 If you are not already a KCBS member, complete the KCBS Membership registration online https://www.kcbs.us/join_now.php to obtain your KCBS member#, then complete the form below and join us for the Kora Shriners Kares for Kids Certified BBQ Judge class on Friday, August 16, 2024 and stay for an enchanting fun weekend filled with a delightful judging experience.

By participating in the class, you can serve as a Judge, Table Captain, or provide support in the judging area with boxes and supplies on our Sunday Master Series four meat contest.

After completion of class on Friday, can you Judge / Table captain our contest on Sunday (KCBS Master series)(Required)
Table Captain class- additional ($50)

1. FEES: Camping sites are $30 per night. Rental is from Thursday to Sunday. All fees must be paid
prior to moving camper / tent onto site.
2. Water and electricity are provided at each campsite. 30amp plug-in (limited number of 50amp
sites – first come, first serve)
3. DUMPING STATION: There is a dumping station at the rear of the fairgrounds. All waste water
must be held in your holding tank. NO WASTE WATER OR MATTER IS TO BE DUMPED ONTO THE
4. Camper Trailers will be permitted to set up Thursday night and must be removed by Sunday
evening – unless other arrangements are made.
5. CAMPING ATTENDANTS will assist you with locating your campsite and help guide you into the
6. CAMPING RULES: General campground rules, courtesies and quiet time hours should be followed.
8. PERSONAL ALCHOHOL: Personal alcohol is permitted on the Fairground premises. As a courtesy to
others, please keep it concealed in public areas.

To register for a campsite please complete the online registration below or call the Kora office at 207-782-6831.

Camping Nights ($30/night)

Motorcycle & ATV Ride Information and Registration

1. FEES: $25.00 per vehicle. No charge for passengers. Includes one event shirt (Additional shirts are available for
purchase with pre-registration. Limited quantity available onsite)
A; The Motorcycle ride is organized and led by the Masonic Widows Sons Grand Chapter of Maine. Please ride safe
and observe all riding rules of the road. The ride will depart after the opening ceremony approximately 10:00am and
return to the event site at approximately 1:00pm.
B; The ATV ride is organized and led by the Kora Shriners. Please ride safe and be considerate of private properties
that we will be riding on. The ATV ride will depart after the opening ceremony to a designated starting location
outside the fairgrounds and return to the starting point at approximately 1:00pm. No Dirt bikes, please.
3. PRE-REGISTRATION PACKET: There will be a packet for all preregistered guests at the registration table with event
shirt, and other information.
4. GENERAL EVENT RELEASE FORM required for all participants. Download form here.

Ride in Motorcyle & ATV Registration

Men's T-shirt
Women's T-Shirt

The Kare for Kids Ride-In and BBQ Competition is an annual event to support, raise awareness and celebrate the good works of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We invite Shrine Patients and family members to share their success stories and, if they choose, join with a professional BBQ team who will mentor them in the Kids Que competition.

One of the weekend activities is a fully sanctioned KCBS Master Series BBQ competition. Some of the best BBQ pit masters from as far away as Virginia, Kansas City, Canada and all along the East Coast and New England have competed in our event and are excited to return again this year. If you love BBQ this is the place to be for sampling at our people’s choice contest, try some tasty treats from our vendors, meet the pit masters and get a few pointers or compete against them.

Friday:  Shriners Parade
    BBQ food trucks
    Barn dance with DJ Ron Parker

Saturday:  Opening ceremonies
     Motorcycle ride led by the Masonic Widows Sons Grand Chapter
     ATV ride led by the Kora ATV club
     Cornhole tournament
     Kids Que
     People’s Choice BBQ competition
     KCBS one meat competition
     Live Music entertainment “The Parkers”

Sunday: KCBS Master Series BBQ Competition


Ossipee Valley Fair is located at 291 South Hiram Road in South Hiram, Maine – just 45 minutes west of Portland.

From the Portland area, take Route 25 west to Cornish. Bear right on the South Hiram Road at Moulton Lumber Company. The fairgrounds are 2 miles from Route 25 on the South Hiram Road.

From New Hampshire, take Route 25 east to the village of Kezar Falls. Just before the bridge, turn left on Bridge Street – then right on Main Street (which becomes South Hiram Road at the town line).

The fairgrounds are just 2 miles from Route 25 from either direction. See you there!

Join us as a craft, trade, or food vendor!

To register please complete the online registration below to request more information.

Vendor Information(Required)
Do you require power?

If you like it HOT…

Enter the HOT WING eating contest if you dare!
Space is limited to the first 25 daredevils.
Entry fee is $20
Special trophy and bragging rights to the winner.
We will have five categories from mild to wicked hot.
You must eat 3 wings per category and hold for one minute before proceeding to next category.
Last one standing is the winner.
Ride In Hot Wings


If you think you make the best chili

Enter the Kora Shriners best damned Chili contest. 
Entry fee is $20
Special trophy and bragging rights to the winner.
A panel of celebrity judges will judge all of the entries and select a winner.
The public can purchase a sampling tray with six cups for $5.00.




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On behalf of the Kora Shriners Kare for Kids Ride-In and BBQ Competition we would like to thank all of our sponsors.