Meat Fight raised more money than ever this year, which is a trend.

The barbecue competition, which draws the likes of barbecue dignitary Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin as VIP guest judges, is a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Our mission is to make the lives of those living with MS brighter, and ultimately, to find a cure for MS.”

The event has grown every year since its humble beginnings in the Dallas backyard of its founder, Alice Laussade.

If you missed Meat Fight this year, then start making a strategy to get your hands on some tickets next year, but it’s not too late to donate.