I think last year they had about 30-35 teams.
Spectators were nearly non-existent on Friday. On Saturday we got a few that came over from the store after being lured by the aroma's, however, when they got over to the comp area and found out they couldn't get any, they were a little upset.
It seems that Cabella's is addressing that problem this year with allowing the teams to vend and having other entertainment there.
Treasurer, Great Lakes BBQAssociation
Rubbed, Smoked, and Sauced Competition BBQ Team-
22 1/2" WSM, 2 18 1/2" WSM's, 22 1/2" Weber Kettle