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For more information, visit the California BBQ Association website at www.CBBQA.org.

May 13, 2017: West Coast BBQ Classic 2017, Long Beach, CA.

May 20-21, 2017: SoCal BBQ Bash & Expo, Pomona, CA.

June 3, 2017: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival 2017, Norco, CA.

June 10, 2017: Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship 2017, Fillmore, CA.

June 10, 2017: Van Ruiten Winery Ribs Cook Off 2017, Lodi, CA.

June 10, 2017: Redwood Coast Up In Smoke BBQ Competition, Blue Lake, CA.

June 24, 2017: Silicon Valley BBQ Championship 2017, Santa Clara, CA.

July 8, 2017: Wine Country Big Q 2017, Petaluma, CA

July 15, 2017: Clayton BBQ Cook-Off 2017, Clayton, CA.

July 29, 2017: Gilroy Garli-Que Challenge, Gillroy, CA.

July 29, 2017: Vista BBQ Classic 2017, Vista, CA.

Aug. 12, 2017: Ceres Smoke on the River 2017, Ceres, CA.

Aug. 19, 2017: Oaktown Throwdown BBQ 2017, Oakland, CA.

Aug. 19, 2017: Lassen County Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Susanville, CA.

Aug. 26, 2017: Grills & Grates 2017, Penn Valley, CA.

Sept. 2, 2017: Del Mark BBQ Championship 2017, Del Mar, CA.

Sept. 16, 2017: 3rd Annual Hot Q’s & Cold Brews, Oroville, CA.

Sept. 30, 2017: Unruly Country Brew N’ Que Festival, Sonora, CA 

Oct. 7, 2017: Burning Ham 2017, Pengrove, CA.

Oct. 14, 2017: Dana Point State BBQ Championship 2017, Dana Point, CA.

Oct. 21, 2017: Sparta-Q 2017, San Jose, CA.

 

Nov. 4, 2017: Indio, CA, State BBQ Championship & Festival, Indio, CA.

For more information, visit the Central Texas Barbecue Association website at www.ctbabbq.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Buckholts Cotton Fest (Quad Cities), Buckholts, TX. Contact: David Menardous, 254-482-1276.

June 16-17, 2017: Holland Corn Fest (Quad Cities), Holland, TX. Contact: Matt Jaroklik, 254-718-6788.

July 14-15, 2017: Seaton Star Hall (Quad Cities), Seaton, TX. Contact: Edwin Pechal, 254-721-2887.

Oct. 13-14, 2017: Elks Lodge Bob Miracle Memorial, Temple, TX. Contact: Patsy Hoelscher, 254-931-9039.

Oct. 20-21, 2017: Headwaters for Heroes, Harper, TX. Contact: Damon Clark, 830-739-1328.

For additional info., visit the Florida BBQ Association website at www.FBABBQ.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Historic Cocoa Village’s BBQ & Blues, Cocoa, FL. Contact: Emma Kirkpatrick, 321-863-0851 or email: hcva.bbqandblues@gmail.com.

June 8-9, 2017: Baddest BBQ on the Bone, Madeira Beach, FL. Contact: Alan McLeod, 727-216-6601 or email: info@oldsaltfishing.org.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: BBQ Country at Wild Adventures, Valdosta, GA. Contact: Jon Vigue, 229-292-2956 or email: jvigue@wildadventures.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Smokin’ in the Pines BBQ Festival, Forest Capital Museum State Park, Perry, FL. Contact: Dawn Taylor, 850-584-5366 or email: taylorchamber@gtcom.net

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017: PorktoberQue, Dothan, AL. Contact: Kerry Farrell, 334-699-1475 or email: kerry@themaineventweb.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: West Pasco BBQ Challenge, Odessa, FL. Contact: Shean Hylton, 813-917-1866 or email: shylton@allprodm.com.

Oct. 13-14, 2017: Fine Swine at the Pit, Mulbery, FL. Contact: Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625 or email: bonnie@cityofmulberryfl.com.

Nov. 17-18, 2017: Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival, Jacksonville, FL. Contact: David Haskett. Website: www.flamingolake.com/events/special-events/bbq-music-festival/.

Nov. 17-18, 2017: Grills Gone Wild, Panama City, FL. Contact: Jason Morehouse, email: omorehouse@bbandt.com.

Dec. 1-2, 2017: Orange Blossom Review, Lake Wales, FL. Contact: Rusty Ingley, 863-676-7981 or email: info@orangeblossomrevue.com

For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at www.bbqga.com.

May 5-6, 2017: Three Rivers BBQ Fest at Towns Bluff Park, Hazlehurst, GA. Contact: Jim Sewell, 912-240-0106. Website: www.townsbluffpark.com

May 12-13, 2017: Smoke on the Lake – Cooking for Fun Division Only, Acworth, GA. Contact: Jeff Bass, 678-354-8363. Website: www.smokeonthelakle.org

May 19-20, 2017: 10th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival, Thomaston, GA. Contact: Bobby Bickley, 706-741-9317 oremail: info@sotwfestival.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival, Douglas, GA. Contact: Georgia Henderson, 912-383-0277 or email bbqfest@cityofdouglas.com  Website: www.cityofdouglas.com/bbqfest.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Doc Holiday BBQ Championship, Griffin, GA. Contact: Will Doss, 770-228-4699 or email: will@eagleswaychur

 

Nov. 10-11, 2017: Smokin Pork N Butts, Jackson, GA. Contact: Wayne Rosser, 770-775- 6367 or 678-925-9782.

For more information, visit the IBCA website at www.IBCAbbq.org

June 2-3, 2017: Cookin on the Cane BBQ Fest, Natchitoches, LA. Contact: Jason Stelly.

June 2-3, 2017: Eighters from Decatur BBQ Challenge, Decatur, TX. Contact: Randy, 817-371-2680.

June 2-3, 2017: Texas Bar B Que Festival, Vidor, TX. Contact: Brandi Leatherwood, 409-769-6339.

June 3-4, 2017: Tin Roof BBQ, Atascocita, TX. Contact: Brek Webber.

June 9-10, 2017: June Cookoff, Columbus, TX. Contact: Dawson, 979-732-5030.

June 9-10, 2017: Caldwell FFA Booster Club BBQ Cookoff,  State Championship, Caldwell, TX. Contact: Lee Demottier, 979-268-1236.

June 9-10, 2017: 1st Annual North Texas Smoking for a Cause, McKinney, TX. Contact: Seth Ringley, 972-529-0091.

June 9-10, 2017: Knights of Columbus 12292 Great American BBQ, Brownfield, TX. Contact: Jimmy, 806-891-9668.

June 9-10, 2017: Qing to Cure Childhood Cancer BBQ Cookoff, Conroe, TX. Contact: Davonna Wilson, 936-333-9064.

June 9-10, 2017: Cpl Mark R Goyet Memorial VFW, Sinton, TX. Contact: Lee Hickel, 361-815-0667.

June 16-17, 2017: Smokin on the Plaza, Lovington, NM. Contact: Tabatha, 575-396-1418.

June 16-17, 2017: Kookin 4 Kids, Weatherford, TX. Contact: Holly Turner, 817-694-4250.

June 16-17, 2017: Kids Unlimited, Houston, TX. Contact: Carolyn Howren, 832-671-1916.

June 16-17, 2017: Dr Lanse T Fox Memorial BBQ FoxxFest, Terrell, TX. Contact: Keith, 830-879-5073.

June 16-17, 2017: South Bexar County Veterans Benefit Cookoff, San Antonio, TX. Contact: J.R. Guajardo, 210-667-7199.

June 23-24, 2017: Top of Texas Musicfest Barbeque Cookoff, Perryton, TX. Contact: Jed Symons, 806-202-1156.

June 23-24, 2017: DRA Funtastic Fourth Crossroads BBQ, Big Springs, TX. Contact: Shana/Lana, 432-816-1001

June 23-24, 2017: Freedom Fest, Rio Grande City, TX. Contact: Fred Lopez, 956-500-7756.

June 24-25, 2017: VFW Post 8315 BBQ, Schertz, TX. Contact: Mike, 210-872-8568.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Texas Hobo Cookoff Gypsy Jamboree, Rusk, TX. Contact: Willie, 903-330-4397.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Fishin Fiesta, Freeport, TX. Contact: Debbie & Chris, 979-236-3048.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Texas Cook’em High Steaks in Edinburg, Edinburg, TX. Contact: Ronnie Larralde, 956-383-4974.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Half Moon Cookoff, Shiner, TX. Contact: CJ Patton, 361-596-0080.

July 3-4, 2017: 4th of July Salute to Freedom CookOff, Brownsville, TX. Contact: Ray Munoz, 956-219-3719.

July 7-8, 2017: Texfest Auto Show BBQ Cookoff, Pasadena, TX. Contact: Jorge Guevara, 832-613-1522.

July 7-8, 2017: Big Bang Salsa BBQ Cook Off, Three Rivers, TX. Contact: Thomas Salazar, 361- 492-8088.

July 7-8, 2017: Cruisin in the Park, Arkadelphia, AR. Contact: Derek Phillip, 501-213-6110.

July 14-15, 2017: Coryell Creek Critters BBQ, Waco, TX. Contact: Nancy, 254-405-5722.

July 14-15, 2017: Houston Electrical League Scholarship Foundation 1st Annual Barbecue Cook Off, Pasadena, TX. Contact: John Clark, 281-804-4529.

July 14-15, 2017: Quail Creek VFD BBQ Cookoff, Victoria, TX. Contact: Mike Blaschke, 361-652-7738.

July 14-15, 2017: Cookin Up a Cure VFW 7110, New Braunfels, TX. Contact: Diana, 830-226-7494.

July 14-15, 2017: Dam Lakefest BBQ Cookoff, Somerville, TX. Contact: Melanie Becka, 979-255- 1622.

July 14-15, 2017: Celebrate Littlefield Bring Back the BBQ Cookoff, Littlefield, TX. Contact: Steven Smith, 806-891-0983.

July 14-15, 2017: Bucks Backyard BBQ Cookoff, Buda, TX. Contact: Bishop Badger, 512- 618-9884.

July 21-22, 2017: 5th Annual Waters Edge Grilling on the Edge, Hitchcock, TX. Contact: Dannon Erskins, 409-748-9912.

July 28-29, 2017: Moulton Town Country Jamboree, Moulton, TX. Contact: Larissa T & Kristen, 361-772-6253.

July 28-29, 2017: Great Texas Mosquito Festival, Clute, TX. Contact: Cowley, 979-265- 8392.

July 28-29, 2017: Breast Fest BBQ, Lubbock, TX. Contact: Ashley, 806-470-8702.

For additional info., visit the KCBS website at www.KCBS.us

June 2-3, 2017: Original SD BBQ Championship, State Championship, Huron, SD. Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7354 or email: candi.briley@state.sd.us.

June 2-3, 2017: Boots and BBQ Festival, State Championship, Claremore, OK. Contact: Tanya Andrews, 918-341-8688 or email: tandrews@claremorecity.com or Roger Fleming, 918-343-2527 or email: rfleming@claremorewireless.com

June 2-3, 2017: Smokin in Steele, State Championship, Owatonna, MN. Contact: Joe Elbert, 507-279-4015 or email: jelbert56@gmail.com or Lyle Coleman, 507-451- 1654 or email: lyle@drlylecolemandc.com.

June 2-3, 2017: McLouth BBQ Blowout 26th Anniversary, State Championship, McLouth, KS. Contact: Cliff Weeks, 785-393-7188 or email: weeksc65@gmail.com.

June 2-3, 2017: 6th Annual Smokin on the Lake, State Championship, Monroe City, MO. Contact: Jeff Moses, 573-735-9422 or email: manager@marktwainlanding.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Smokin for Garrett, State Championship, Boonville, IN. Contact: Alby Ransom, 812-480-9462 or email: alby.ransom@gmail.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Kelley Wilson BBQ, State Championship, Kansas City, MO. Contact: Mark Blanck, email: mblanck@rockhursths.edu or Sean, email: sfessler@rockhursths.edu.

June 2-3, 2017: Horse Town Brew B Que Festival, State Championship, Norco, CA. Contact: Debbie Yopp, 951-444-1280 or email: info@brewnquefestival.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Piggin in the Park (Palmetto BBQ Series), State Championship, Woodruff, SC. Contact: Alyson Leslie, 864-476-8154 or email: aleslie@cityofwoodruff.com.

June 2-3, 2017: 2nd Annual Elf Khurafeh Shrine BBQ, State Championship, Clio, MI. Contact: Greg Cartwright, 810-588-8835 or email: gcartwright@ekshrine.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Variety Children’s Charity BBQ Bash, State Championship, Memphis, TN. Contact: Debby Gage, email: memphisbbqjudge@msn.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Up in Smoke on the Square, State Championship, Lincoln, IL. Contact: Todd Courtwright or Mark Schoonver, 217-737-5121 or email: competition@lincolnbbq.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Big Blue BBQ Championship, State Championship, Marysville, KS. Contact: Allie Argo, 785-562-8374 or email: bigbluebbqmarysville@gmail.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Smokin’ on the Summit, State Championship, Lee’s Summit, MO. Contact: Keith Stidham, 816-665-2771 or email: registration@smokinonthesummitbq.com.

June 2-3, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Laurel, MD. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 2-3, 2017: Que for the Troops, State Championship, Levittown, PA. Contact: Jeffry Dence, 215-500-5914 or email: jdence@fallstwp.org.

June 2-3, 2017: Conquer the Grill, State Championship, Coudersport, PA. Contact: Joe Ayers, 814-274-3365 or email: rhadfield@visitpottercounty.com.

June 3-4, 2017: Craze Fest, Georgina, Ontario. Contact: Wayne Thomas, 226-929-3744 or email: wayne@crazefest.ca.

June 3-4, 2017: Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Contact: Harry Havinga, +31 06-10568568 or email: info@tonystonecompetition.nl.

June 3-4, 2017: Sun BBQ Fest, State Championship, Uncasville, CT. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

June 3, 2017: Ribs & Rockets (Competitor Series), Sacramento, CA. Contact: Shannon Hall, 916-246-7222 or email: events@delpasocc.org.

June 9-10, 2017: 8th Annual Poor Que, State Championship, Montello, WI. Contact: Anita Moore, 920-295-3647 or email: anitatonymoore@yahoo.com.

June 9-10, 2017: Elkmont Lions Club Smokin Railroad St. BBQ Cook-Off (Backyard only), Elkmont, AL. Contact: Larry Pylant, 256-777-3364 or email: ldpylant25902@yahoo.com.

June 9-10, 2017: Beardstown Blues, Brews, & Barbecue, State Championship, Beardstown, IL. Contact: Steve Dyche, 217-248-7263 or email: sdyche@gnbbtown.com or Kimberly Hance, 217-909- 4228 or email: info@beardstownil.org.

June 9-10, 2017: Marietta River City BBQ, State Championship, Marietta, OH. Contact: Emmeline Watson, 740-629-7139 or email: mariettabbq@gmail.com.

June 9-10, 2017: Historic New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition, State Championship, New Castle, DE. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com.

June 9-11, 2017: Mocklahoma Ribs & Roll BBQ Championship, State Championship, Okmulgee, OK. Contact: Joe Grimett, 918-231-9717 or email: jng1230@gmail.com or Terry Watkins, 918-398- 3224 or email: Watkins-terry@sbcglobal.net.

June 9-10, 2017: Delta Smoke BBQ Contest, State Championship, Wynne, AR. Contact: Chad House, 870-945-0880 or email: chad@houseindustriesinc.com.

June 9-10, 2017: California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship, State Championship, Fillmore, CA. Contact: Roger Campbell, 805-857-2785 or email: rognfillmore@aol.com.

June 9-10, 2017: Mankato Cookout Day, State Championship, Mankato, MN. Contact: Jeremy Prange, 612-713-4785.

June 9-11, 2017: Drayton Kinsmen Smoke and Sounds Festival, Drayton, Ontario. Contact: Jim Peters, +1-647-444-5328.

June 9-10, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 9-10, 2017: Smoke Out Hunger BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Kansas City, KS. Contact: Susila Jones, 913-281-3388, email: susi- la@croslines.org or Sarah Kelly, email: sarah@crosslines.org.

June 9-10, 2017: Kentucky’s Fort Harrod Beef Festival Grill-Off (Competitor’s Series), Harrodsburg, KY. Contact: Dana Anderson, 859- 734-4378 or email: dana.anderson@uky.edu.

June 9-10, 2017: Reelin N Smokin Backyard Barbecue (Backyard Only), Huntsville, AL. Contact: Brandi Quick, 256-882-1057 or email: b.quick@dittolanding.org.

June 9-10, 2017: Buskers, Brews & BBQ, State Championship, Aurora, CO. Contact: Josh Sturm, 303-739-7182 or email: jsturm@auroragov.org.

June 9-10, 2017: Beltway BBQ Showdown, State Championship, Upper Marlboro, MD. Contact: Shawn Hinely, 301-888-1500 or email: shawn.hinely@pgparks.com or Sparkle Canady, 301-203-6002 or email: sparkle.canady@pgparks.com.

June 10-11, 2017: KCBS International BBQ Contest Buur en Vlees, Duerne, France. Contact: Wendy Van Den Eynden, 0031493313790 or email: reservingen@baroef.nl.

June 10, 2017: Redwood Coast Up in Smoke BBQ Competition (Backyard Contest Only), Blue Lake, CA. Contact: Ben Brown, 707-443-1947 or email: ben@clarkemuseum.org.

June 10-11, 2017: Porkapalooza BQ Festival, Edmonton. Contact: Darcy Fitzgerald, 780-491- 3529 or email: darcy.fitzgerald@albertapork.com.

June 10-11, 2017: Granite State BBQ Championship Duerne Hancock, NH. Contact: Ted Lorson, 203-530-3506 or email: tedlorson@gmail.com.

June 10-11, 2017: Lake Country BBQ Cook- Off (Backyard Only), Okauchee, WI. Contact: Tom Voell, 262-853-2389 or email: lakecountrybbq@gmail.com.

June 10-11, 2017: Tonganoxie Days BBQ Blowout, State Championship, Tonganoxie, KS. Contact: Gretchen Meitler, 402-689-6339 or email: tongaoxiedaysbbqblowout@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Smoke in the Hosue, State Championship, White House, TN. Contact: Mike Gaines, 615-672-7974 or email: mike@mtgaines.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Central Plains Ribfest, State Championship, Holdrege, NE. Contact: Doug Stevenson, 308-991-8967 or email: dougstevenson53@yahoo.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, State Championship, Weston, WV. Contact: Jody Light, 304-472-3033 or email: almostheavenbbqbash@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Barbourville BBQ Cookoff & Festival, State Championship, Barbourville, KY. Contact: Denise Wainscott, 606-545-9674 or email: dwainscott@unionky.edu.

June 16-17, 2017: Hog Capital Challenge, State Championship, Kewanee, IL. Contact: Mark Mikenas, 309-852-2175 or email: chamber@kewane-il.com.

June 16-17, 2017: 24th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Frisco, CO. Contact: Nora Gilbertson, 970-668-9132 or email: norag@townoffrisco.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Knights of Columbus BBQ Smoke Off 4 Life, State Championship, Kansas City, KS. Contact: Josh Markley, 913-449-1972 or email: shkocbbq4life@yahoo.com or Jesse Rocha, 913-206-1152 or email: jjrocha52@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Peak City Pig Fest, State Championship, Apex, NC. Contact: Graham Wilson, 919-362-7141 or email: graham@peakcitypigfest.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Miles City Cowtown Cookoff, State Championship, Miles City, MT. Contact: Fidele Dent, 406-232-1219 or email: fmrjdent@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Eureka BBQ Bash, State Championship, Eureka, KS. Contact: Tony Shaw, 620-794-2989 or email: trojayner@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Desoto Shrine Club BBQ Cook Off, State Championship, Nesbit, MS. Contact: Jason Francis, 901-827-9201 or email: bulldogfrancis@aol.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Wolf BBQ Fest Richmond 2017, Richmond, Quebec. Contact: Isabelle Lodge, 819-839-1189 or email: isabelle@evenementslodge.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Smoke on the Square: In Memory of David Harness, State Championship, Franklin, IN. Contact: Tara Payne, 317-346-1258 or email: tara@discoverdowntownfranklin.comm.

June 16-17, 2017: Rose Festival KCBS BBQ Competition, State Championship, State Center, IA. Contact: Megan Willier, 641-691-5768 or email: rosefestivalbbq@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, Alpharetta, GA. Contact: KBCS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 16-17, 2017: Carlton Landing’s 2nd Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition, State Championship, Carlton Landing, OK. Contact: Grant Humphreys, 918-932- 9254 or email: grant@carlotnlanding.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Beresford Wheels ‘N Squeals (Rushmore Cup Qualifier), Beresford, SD. Contact: Sara Bovill, 605-359-5957 or email: beresfordwns@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Q’n With Kia-Kia-Kia, State Championship, Ogden, UT. Contact: Jesse Johnson, 801-390-1000 or email: jesse@bigjohnsonsbbq.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Dadfest Barbeque Cook-Off (Backyard Only), Kansas City, MO. Contact: Julie Lombard, 816-627-9544 or email: Julie.lombard2012@gmail.com.

June 16-17, 2017: Starr’s Primal Cook-Off (Backyard Only), Carlinville, IL. Contact: Ryan Starr, 217-854-7746 or email: starrsprimalmeats@ymail.com.

June 17-18, 2017: Smoke Out in the Valley, Buckner, MO. Contact: Tonia Richardson, 816-699- 3454 or email: bfv.bucknermo@gmail.com.

June 17, 2017: Smokin Hot Backyard BBQ Contest (Backyard Only), Cottage Grove, WI. Contact: Chris Nelson, 608-345-8281 or email: chris73nelson@yahoo.com.

June 17, 2017: Big Kahuna Wing Festival (Competitor’s Series), Knoxville, TN. Contact: Matt Beeler, 865-466-8365 or email: matt@bkwfestival.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Rotary Rockn Ribs, State Championship pro & backyard events, LaCrosse, WI. Contact: Laurie Tweten, 608-769-7446 or email: rocknribsbbq@gmail.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Heritage Days BBQ Showdown, State Championship, Belvidere, IL. Contact: Danny Anderson, 815-544-9256 or email: danderson@ci.belvidere.il.us.

June 23-24, 2017: Silicon Valley BBQ Championship, State Championship, Santa Clara, CA. Contact: Frank Walsh, 408-214-1852 or email: frank@svbbq.com or Lou Ann Alexander, 408-718-8810 or email: louannaalexander@yahoo.com.

June 23-25, 2017: Triple B Festival, Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Perry Hopkins, 204-832- 0353 or email: phopkins@mts.net.

July 23-24, 2017: Hog Wild BBQ Festival, State Championship, Chandler, OK. Contact: Marilyn Emde, 405-258-0673 or email: chandlerchamber@gmail.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Great Lenexa BBQ Battle – Kansas State Championship, State Championship, Lenexa, KS. Contact: Lindsay Hart, 913-477-7130 or email: lhart@lenexa.com.

June 23-24, 2017: 9th Annual Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off, State Championship, Auburn Hills, MI. Contact: Shawn Keenan, 248-364- 6926 or email: skeenan@auburnhills.org.

June 23-25, 2017: Smokin on the Pecos – Doubleheader, State Championship, Artesia, NM. Contact: David Grousnick, 575-513-4291 or email: dvgrousnick@yahoo.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Rib Fest 2017 (Backyard), Sioux, IA. Contact: Sarah Morgan, 712-224-2267 or email: smorgan@camphighhopes.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Sam’s Club National Tour, State Championship, Birmingham, AL. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 23-24, 2017: Blount County BBQ Bash, State Championship, Maryville, TN. Contact: Mark Smith, 865-806-5398 or email: james.smith@newellco.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Covington Cork & Pork Festival, Covington, VA. Contact: David Bryant, 540-965-6310 or email: dbryants@covington.va.us.

June 23-24, 2017: Freedom Fest BBQ Cook- Off, State Championship, Willard, MO. Contact: Michelle Higgins, 417-682-1568 or email: michellehiggins31@yahoo.com.

June 23-24, 2017: 2017 Leadville BBQ & Brew Fest, State Championship, Leadville, CO. Contact: Brenda Marine, 303-972-3837 or email: bnbshippingandmore@gmail.com.

June 23-24, 2017: Grillin’ @ Gator Grounds, State Championship, Bunkie, LA. Contact: Aimee Richardson, 318-452-5332 or email: aimee@bigko.com or Gator Grounds, 318-295- 4030.

June 23-24, 2017: Smoke on the Diamond (Backyard Only), Brookwood, AL. Contact: Bill Squires, 205-454-4200 or email: bsquires@townofbrookwood.com.

June 24-25, 2017: Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, State Championship, Washington, DC. Contact: Doug Halo, 703-799- 0523 or email: dhalo001@aol.com or Kathy Halo, kshalo1@aol.com.

June 24-25, 2017: Cook-in Camargue, Saint Maries, France. Contact: Jed Thompson, +33(0)6- 47424009 or email: charredapron@icloud.com.

June 24-25, 2017: Montana BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Absarokee, MT. Contact: Nick Morrison, 406-690-3030 or email: nmrocco@yahoo.com.

June 24-25, 2017: 2nd Annual St. Louis Kosher BBQ Competition (Competitor’s Series), St. Louis, MO. Contact: Mindy Woolf, 314-239-2327 or email: mwoolfbbq@gmail.com.

June 24-25, 2017: Oklahoma Barbeque Championship, Oklahoma City, OK. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Sam’s Club National Tour (Regional), Bartlett, TN. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Patriotism in the Park BBQ Contest (Backyard Only), Bristow, OK. Contact: Jake Manus, 918-367-5151 or email: director@bristowchamber.com.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Grillin & Chillin, Chillicothe, MO. Contact: Carl McBee, 660-973- 1953 or email: carl.mcbee@gmail.com.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Grillin’ in Grafton, Graffton, WI. Contact: Pam King, 262-377-1650 or email: pam@grafton-wi.org.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Back to Mayberry, State Championship, Rodney, IA. Contact: Tara Wright, 712-420-5638 or email: ptcrew33526@yahoo.com.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Assumption Fest Smokin Hot BBQ, State Championship, Assumption, IL. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

June 30-July 2, 2017: Kansas Star BBQ Shootout, Mulvane, KS. Contact: Troy Burkhart, 785-623-1175 or email: troy.burkhart@tkproductionsllc.com.

July 1-2, 2017: Prime UVE Invitational Barbecue Championship, Gaiarine, Italy. Contact: Anna Maschio, +39-0434-756611 or email: anna@primeuve.com.

July 1-2, 2017: BBQ An Der Burg, Geestland, Germany. Contact: Thomas Karstaedt, +49-1777- 517222 or email:                       info@bbq-ader-burg.de.

July 1-2, 2017: I-39 Smokin Car Show, State Championship, Minonk, IL. Contact: Rick Joyal, 309-472-2642 or email: rickjoyal@gmail.com or Todd Cremer, 309-287-7885 or email: toddcrmer@gmail.com.

July 1-2, 2017: Kansas Star BBQ Shootout Day 2, Mulvane, KS. Contact: Kimberly Schrant, 620-845-0397 or email: Kimberly.schrant@tkproductionsllc.com.

July 3-4, 2017: Liberty 4th Fest BBQ Contest, State Championship, Liberty, MO. Contact: Gayle Potter, 816-781-5200 or email: gaylep@libertychamber.com.

July 6-8, 2017: SC Festival of Discovery (Palmetto BBQ Series), Greenwood, SC. Contact: Julie Wilkie, 864-942-8411 or email: Julie.wilkie@gwdcity.com.

July 7-9, 2017: I Love Barbecue & Music Festival, State Championship, Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Dmitry Feld, 518-523-2071 or email: dmit- ry@usaluge.org.

July 7-8, 2017: Ohio Veterans Barbecue Cook- off, State Championship, Kettering, OH. Contact: Joe Law, 937-433-9327 or email: legionpost598@yahoo.com.

July 7-9, 2017: New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, State Championship, North Wildwood, NJ. Contact: Eric Shenkus, 609-523- 6565 or email: competitors@njbbq.com.

July 7-8, 2017: 16th Annual Bordertown Bash, State Championship, Fort Smith, AR. Contact: Daniel Moore, 479-650-9135 or email: trolleytimeb- bq@gmail.com.

July 7-8, 2017: Wine Country Big Q Competition & Festival, State Championship, Petaluma, CA. Contact: Judy Groverman Walker, 707-837-1928 or email: judy@wcbigq.com.

July 7-8, 2017: 10th Annual Wellsvelle BBQ Cookoff, State Championship, Wellsville, MO. Contact: Pat Pursifull, 573-684-3131 or email: wellsvillebbqcookoff@gmail.com.

July 7-8, 2017: Johnson County Fair BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Warrensburg, MO. Contact: Jason Beckner, 660-238-3976 or email: Jason@ahern.com.

July 7-8, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Indianapolis, IN. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963- 5227.

July 7-9, 2017: BBQ on the Elbow at the Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Canada. Contact: Bernie Kenny, 403-708-1900 or email: smokinbox@shaw.ca.

July 8-9, 2017: Vienna BBQ Days, Vienna, Austria. Contact: Alexander Dobernig, +43-676- 9003109 or email: office@terraristik.com.

July 8-9, 2017: Cumberland Plateau BBQ Coof-Off & Cruise In, State Championship, Jamestown, TN. Contact: Ed Wiley, 931-879-1176 or email: ed@allardtland.com or Tom Roberts, 931- 704-8873 or email: tom@allardtland.com.

July 8-9, 2017: Red, White, Blue & Que presented by Lucas Oil Speedway, Wheatland, MO. Contact: Michelle Higgins, 417-682-1568 or email: michellehiggins31@yahoo.com.

July 14-16, 2017: Gold Ribbin’ BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay, State Championship, Green Bay, WI. Contact: Steven Krueger, 920-617-5553 or email: sjk@lcojlaw.com.

July 14-15, 2017: BBQ ‘Loo & Blues TOO!, State Championship, Waterloo, IA. Contact: Cindy

Cross, 276-393-0737 or email: cross_g@wisecountry.org.

July 14-15, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, South Bend, IN. Contact: KCBS Office, 800- 963-5227.

July 14-15, 2017: Keepers of the Fire BBQ Contest, State Championship, Mayetta, KS. Contact: Tracy Satterfield, 816-806-9402 or email: tracy@thinkbbq.com.

July 14-15, 2017: The Georgia Smithfield Guinea Pig, State Championship, Cummings, GA. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

July 15, 2017: 2017 Clayton BBQ Cook-Off (a KCBS Competitor’s Series event sponsored by the CBCA), Clayton, CA. Contact: Rory Richard, 925- 864-8687 or email: rrichmond509@comcast.net.

July 15-16, 2017: Rotary Ribs and Rhythm & Blues, State Championship, Auburn, NY. Contact: Ed Helinski, 315-664-3103 or email: eddhelinski@yahoo.com or Paul Barrus, 315-237- 7859 or email: pbarrus@roadrunner.com.

July 15-16, 2017: Smokin at the Ballpark BBQ Fest, State Championship, Old Orchard Beach, ME. Contact: Sharri MacDonald, 207-590-4201 or email: smacdonald@maine.rr.com.

July 21-22, 2017: Riverfest Community Festival, State Championship, Bellevue, NE. Contact: Doris Urwin, 402-504-9774 or email: doris@bellevuenebraska.com.

July 21-22, 2017: Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Peoria, IL. Contact: Brandon Bressner, 309-360-3656 or email: Brandon@cibbq.org.

July 21-22, 2017: Up in Smoke BBQ Bash, State Championship, Mason City, IA. Contact: Ruth Miller, 641-421-0577 or email: ruth.miller@lee.net.

July 21-22, 2017: WNC BBQ Festival (Smokin in the Valley) , State Championship, Maggie Valley, NC. Contact: Teresa Smith, 828-926-1686 or email: teresa@maggievalley.org.

July 21-22, 2017: Arvada on Tap – A Craft Beer & BBQ Fest, State Championship, Arvada, CO. Contact: Brenda Berg, 720-898-7403 or email: Brenda@arvada.org.

July 21-22, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, Eagan, MN. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

July 21-22, 2017: Smoke on the Square, Vernon, IN. Contact: Kevin Dougherty, 812-592-6260 or email: doughboy.14@hotmail.com.

July 21-22, 2017: Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Championship, Galax, VA. Contact: Ron Passmore, 276-233-0334 or email: ggems201@hotmail.com or Shannon Dalton, 276-233-4205 or email: shdalton@gmail.com.

July 21-22, 2017: BBQ & Brews, State Championship, Birch Run, MI. Contact: Wendy Smith, 989-624-9193 or email: wendy@birchrunbridgeportchamber.com.

July 21-22, 2017: Smoking in the Woods, Kingdom City, MO. Contact: 573-268-3082 or email: cwolters@mchsi.com.

July 22-23, 2017: 2nd Black Forest Smoke & Wine Festival, Bad Bellingen, Germany. Contact: Michael Koepf, email: Michael@drago-bbq.de or Stefanie Woerdehoff, email: stefanie@dragon-bbq.de.

July 28-29, 2017: Dodge City Days National Beef Smokin’ Saddles BBQ Contest, State Championship, Dodge City, KS. Contact: Abby Lewis, 620-227-3119 or email: alewis@dodgechamber.com or Scott Wadley, 620-430-5017 or email: scottwadley510@yahoo.com.

July 28-29, 2017: The Great Adirondack BBQ, State Championship, Old Forge, NY. Contact: Max Cohen, 315-527-5957 or email: maxcohen@meyda.com.

July 28-29, 2017: Smoke in the Grove, State Championship, Spring Grove, PA. Contact: Andrew Shaffer, email: manager@springgroveboro.com or John McLucas, email: jmclucas@springgroveboro.com or call 717-225- 5791.

July 28-29, 2017: Smokin Hot Cars & BBQ, State Championship, Iola, KS. Contact: Tom Brigham or Judy Works, 620-365-9740 or email: bbq@iola-rotary.org.

July 28-29, 2017: EffingHam-Jam, State Championship, Effingham, IL. Contact: Norma Lansing or Becky Brown, 217-342-4147 or email: nlansing@effinghamcountychamber.com or bbrown@effinghamcountychamber.com.

July 28-29, 2017: Cotton Pickin BBQ Cook- Off, State Championship, Hartselle, AL. Contact: Danielle Gibson, 256-773-4370 or email: Danielle@hartsellechamber.com.

July 28-29, 2017: Gilroy Garli-Que Challenge, State Championship, Gilroy, CA. Contact: Michael Davis, 408-761-1501 or email: mekidadad1@yahoo.com.

July 28-29, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, Des Moines, IA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

July 28-29, 2017: Racing for the BBQ, State Championship, Lee’s Summit, MO. Contact: Charlie Gascich, 913-620-1690 or email: cwhatsoever@yahoo.com.

July 28-29, 2017: BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest, Dyersburg, TN. Contact: Caitlin Lomas, 731-288- 7074 or email: Caitlin@burksb.com or Kaylin Dortch, 731-288-1339 or email: kaylin@burksb.com.

July 28-30, 2017: Looftlighter 2017 Barbecue Competition, Hoganas, Sweden. Contact: Richard Looft, +46-8-20-00-95 or email: info@looftindustries.com.

July 28-29, 2017: 8th Annual Vista BBQ Classic, State Championship, Vista, CA. Contact: Robert Stouffer, 606-497-8865 or email: camburgey@knottky.com.

July 28-29, 2017: Smoke on the Shrine Lake & Bluegrass Festival (Palmetto BBQ Series), State Championship, Summerville, SC. Contact: Kevin Merritt, 863-224-9111 or email: shrinerkev@yahoo.com.

July 29, 2017: Binghamton BBQ Bash (Competitor’s Series), Johnson City, NY. Contact: Shannon Fallon, 607-723-8313 or email: sfallon@familyenrichment.org.

July 29-30, 2017: The Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival, State Championship, Windsor, VT. Contact: Fitz Granger, 617-574-9551 or email: fitz@harpoon.com or bbqjudges@harpoonbrewery.com.

 

For additional info., visit the Lone Star Barbecue Society website at www.lonestarbarbecue.com 

June 2-3, 2017: Wild Prairie Days BBQ Cook-off, Haskell, TX.

June 2-3, 2017: Chisholm Trail Round Up, Lockhart, TX.

June 2-3, 2017: VFD, Llano, TX.

June 9-10, 2017: Fort McKavett Fire Dept BBQ, Fort McKavett, TX.

June 9-10, 2017: Kopper Kettle Cook-off, Durant, OK.

June 16-17, 2017: Smoke on the Hill, Brady, TX.

June 16-17, 2017: Rhythm & Ribs Festival, Round Rock, TX.

June 23-24, 2017: BBQ, Music Fest & Tractor Pull, State Championship, Burnet, TX.

June 30-July 1, 2017: Who Burnt the Beans, Novice, TX.

July 7-8, 2017: Brownwood, TX.

July 14-15, 2017: Mid Year State Championship, Burnet, TX.

July 21-22, 2017: Smokin in the Park, State Championship, Post, TX.

July 21-22, 2017: Blue Lotus BBQ, Seguin, TX.

July 28-29, 2017: State Championship, Bangs, TX.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Hamilton Band Boosters, Hamilton, TX.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Hot Chili Days & Cool Mountain Nights, Red River, NM

Sept. 1-2, 2017: 3rd Annual Kimble County Cook-off, Junction, TX.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: King of Coal, Washington County Fair, Brenham, TX.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Buffalo Stampede, Buffalo, TX.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Ardmore Shrine Club, State Championship, Ardmore, TX.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Big Dam Brisket Cook-Off, Cisco, TX.

 

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Comanche Pow Wow, Comanche, TX.

Sept. 28-29, 2017: Fort Griffin BBQ, Albany, TX. Oct. 6-7, 2017: Manor Fest, Manor, TX.
Oct. 6-7, 2017: Kare for Kids, Longview, TX.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Octoberfest Bar-B-Que & Chili,Granbury, TX.

Oct. 13-14, 2017: Hogwash, Kyle, TX.

Oct. 20-21, 2017: Rockers, Riders & Ribs, Longview, TX.

Oct. 20-21, 2017: Red River Battle & Bacon Fest, State Championship, Vernon, TX.

Oct. 27-28, 2017: River City Fall Fest, Selma, TX.

For more information, visit the Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association website at www.mabbqa.com 

June 2-3, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Laurel, MD. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 9-10, 2017: Historic New Castle Colonial BBQ Competition, New Castle, DE. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com. Website: www.newcastlebbq.com

June 9-10, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

July 28-29, 2017: Smoke in the Grove, Spring Grove, PA. Contact: Andrew Shaffer, 717-225-5791 or email: manager@springgroveboro.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: New Holland Summer Fest, New Holland, PA. Contact: Kevin Martin, 717-435-0237 or email: nhsummerfest@yahoo.com. Website: www.nhsummerfest.org.

Aug. 26-27, 2017: HAVA Nagrilla 2017 (Kosher Competitor’s Series), Wynnewood, PA. Contact: Stuart Gordon.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Smoke in the Park PA State Championship BBQ, Lemoyne, PA. Contact: Todd Shadle, 717-648-6140 or email: tshadle@wsbf.org. Website: www.bbq.wsbf.org

Sept. 22-24, 2017: Oinktoberfest, Clarence, NY. Contact: Katy TOth, 716-759-8483 or email: katy@oinktoberfest.com. Website: www.oinktoberfest.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Que & Cruz, Louisa, VA. Contact: Bill Small, 540-223-6329 or email: billthegrillguy@msn.com.

Oct. 13-14, 2017: Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest, Woodstock, VA. Contact: Tom Eshelman, 504- 459-3867 or email: dburch@shencofair.com. Website: www.shencofair.com.

Oct. 14, 2017: Blues, Brew & BBQ (Backyard), Prince Fredrick, MD. Contact: Onyx Linthicum, 202- 439-4942 or email: onyxlinthicum@yahoo.com. Website: www.vendor-nation.com.

For additional info., visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at www.mbnbbq.com 

 

June 1-3, 2017: Covington World’s Oldest BBQ Cooking Contest, Covington, TN. Contact: Karen Griffin, 901-485-3075 or email: kgriffin@covingtontn.com.

July 21-22, 2017: Smoke on the Mountain Barbecue Championship, Galax, VA. Contact: Shannon Dalton, 276-233-4205 or email: shdalton@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Water Valley Watermelon Carnival Train Tracks Pork Attack, Water Valley, MS. Contac: Tonya Eubanks, 662-609-7370 or email: tonyaeubanks@att.net.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Q’ing at the Ridge, Wynne, AR. Contact: Glenn Benderman, 870-208-3523 or email: glenn.benderman@gmail.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2017: Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off, Murphysboro, IL. Contact: Mike Mills, 918-684-8902 or 618-559-8000.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Grill in the Ville BBQ Competition, Jacksonville, AR. Contact: Larry Freeman, 501-982-4171 or 501-982-8273 or email: jfreeman@cityofjacksonville.net.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or 662-756-2011 or email: jenkins2@tecinfo.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Bartlett BBQ Fest, Bartlett, TN. Contact: Davaid Parsons, 901-859-3381 or email: dparsonsconstruction@comcast.net.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Delta State Universtiy Pig Pickin’, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Jeffrey Farris, 662-846-4794 or 662-719-4907 or email: jfarris@deltastate.edu.

Oct. 13-14, 2017: Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship/Octoberfest, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or 662-756-2011 or email: jenkins2@tecinfo.com.

Oct. 20-21, 2017: Arlington BBQ Fallfest, Arlington, TN. Contact: Paige Eavenson, 901-488- 7822 or email: teams@arlingtonbbq.com.

Oct. 21, 2017: Delta Hot Tamale Festival, Greenville, MS. Contact: Daniel Boggs, 662-378- 23121 or 662-466-3889 or email: Gretchen@greatergreenville.org.

Oct. 26-28, 2017: Butler Fest 2017, Butler, AL. Contact: Amy McDonald, 205-604-8068 or email: amcdonald@gchc.com.

Oct. 27-28, 2017: Fire on the Water, Lake Village, AR. Contact: Tippi Jones, 870-265-5997 or 870-737-1399 or email: fireonthewater@outlook.com.

Nov. 3-4, 2017: Big Pig Jig, Vienna, GA. Contact: Rhonda Lamb, 229-268-8275 or 229-322-1596 or email: Rhonda@bigpigjig.com.

For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at www.mnbbqsociety.com 

July 14-15, 2017: Cooking on Kampeska, Watertown, SD.

July 21-22, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Eagan, MN.

July 21-22, 2017: Up in Smoke BBQ Bash, Mason City, Iowa.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: SMSU Smokefest, Marshall, MN.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: 10th Annual Big Island BBQ, Albert Lea, MN.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: Big Muddy Brew n’ Que, Winona, MN.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Ribs, Rods & Rock ‘n Roll, Vermillion, SD.

Sept. 9, 2017: Grillin’ and Chillin’, Sauk Centre, MN.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: King Turkey Day Smokin’ Gobbler Barbeque Cook-Off, Worthington, MN.

Sept. 23, 2017: Smoke-N-Wright, Saint Michael, MN.

For additional info., contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at www.nebs.org 

June 3-4, 2017: Sun BBQ Fest, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT. Contact: Jackie Mackey, 860-862- 8186.

June 10, 2017: Smoke and Heat BBQ and Chili Cook Off, VFW Post 260, Broad Channel, NY. Contact: Debbie Davino or Frank Scafo, 347-453- 1767. Website: nyfacfaoundation.org.

July 15-16, 2017: Brookline Tailgate & BBQ/Grilling Cook-Off, Brookline Ball Field, Brookline, NH. Contact: Andy King.

July 15-16, 2017: Smokin’ at the Ballpark BBQ Fest, Old Orchard Beach Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach, ME. Contact: Sharri MacDonald, 207-590- 4201.

July 28-29, 2017: Great Adirondack BBQ Festival, Hiltebrant Recreation Center, Old Forge, NY. Contact: Max Cohen, 315-527-5957.

July 28-30, 2017: The Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival, State Championship, Windsor, VT. Contact: Fitz Granger, 617-574-9551.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest, Fleischmanns, NY. Contact: Kim O’Brien.

Sept. 21-24, 2017: Great Maine Barbecue Challenge, Bangor, ME. Contact: Frank Pendola, 207-288-0269

For more information, visit the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association website at www.pnwba.com.


June 2-3, 2017: Cruzin’ Chelan PNWBA Pro BBQ Classic, Lake Chelan, WA.

June 9-10, 2017: Bottles, Brews & BBQs, Prosser, WA.

July 7-8, 2017: South Sound BBQ Festival, Lacey, WA.

July 22-23, 2017: Brews & BBQ, Newburg, OR.

July 28-29, 2017: Barbageddon, Puyallup, WA.

Aug. 4-6, 2017: Canadian National Championships, Whistler, BC.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Smokin’ in the Root, Stevensville, MT.

Aug. 12-13, 2017: Oak Harbor Pig Fest, Oak Harbor, WA.

Aug. 26-27, 2017: Clearwater’s 2017 Grillfest, Suquamish, WA.

Aug. 26, 2017: Benton-Franklin Fair BBQ Cook-Off, Kennewick, WA.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: Showdown at Juarez Canyon, Oregon City, OR.

Sept. 16-17, 2017: Harvest Festival, Grand Coulee, WA.

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at www.steakcookoffs.com.

June 2, 2017: Smokin’ in Steele Steak Cookoff, Owatonna, MN.

June 3, 2017: High Steaks Rollin’ Steak Cookoff, Sallisaw, OK.

June 4, 2017: PK Grills Steak Cookoff, Little Rock, AR.

June 9, 2017: Ridin on the Ridge Steak Cookoff, Jonesboro, AR.

June 10, 2017: Mad Butcher Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff, Warren, AR.

June 16, 2017: Pig & Swig Steak Cookoff, Kansas City, MO.

June 16, 2017: Treasure Island Steak/BBQ Food Fest, Red Wing, MN.

June 17, 2017: Line Drives and Dingers Steak Cookoff, Bearden, AR.

June 23, 2017: Heritage Days Steak Throwdown, Belvidere, IL.

June 23, 2017: Rotary Rock-n-Ribs Steak Cookoff, LaCrosse, WI.

June 24, 2017: Crossroads Cookoff, Big Springs, TX.

June 24, 2017: Proud of Texas POD Steak Cookoff, Waco, TX.

June 30, 2017: Half Moon Holidays Steak Cookoff, Shiner, TX.

July 1, 2017: BBQ an Den Steak Cookoff, Burg, Germany.

July 1, 2017: Texas Cook em High Steaks Cookoff, Edinburg, TX.

July 3-4, 2017: 2nd Annual Pitmasters of Lynden BBQ & Steak Cookoff, Lynden, WA.

July 4, 2017: Brookshires Louisiana Steak Cookoff, Shreveport, LA.

July 4, 2017; Salute Freedom Steak Cookoff, Park City, KS.

July 8, 2017: Whitney Wildcat Athletic Booster Steak Cookoff, Lake Whitney, TX.

July 15, 2017: Tripp Haggard Steak Cookoff, Broken Arrow, OK.

July 29, 2017: 11th Annual Springhill, LA Piggly Wiggly Steak Cookoff, Springhill, LA.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Arena Que Steak Cookoff, Omaha, NE.

Aug. 5, 2017: 2nd Annual Summer Splash Steak & Chicken Wing Cookoff, Jacksonville, FL.

Aug. 5-6, 2017: Grillin by the Lake Benefiting Operation BBQ Relief, Climax Springs, MO.

Aug. 11, 2017: Deep East Texas State BBQ Championship Steak Cookoff, Kirbyville, TX.

Aug. 19, 2017: Out West Bar & Grill Steak Cookoff, West, TX.

Aug. 25, 2017: Big Island BBQ/Minnesota State Steak Championship, Albert Lea, MN.

Aug. 26, 2017: Helpful Hands Sizzlin’ Summer Cooking Challenge, Oviedo, FL.

Aug. 26, 2017: Regahfest Steak Cookoff, The Hague, Netherlands.

Sept. 2, 2017; Suydersee BBQ Contest Steak Cookoff, Zeewolde, Netherlands.

Sept. 2, 2017; Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff, Bedford, TX.

Sept. 8, 2017: Double T’s BBQ Throwdown Steak Cookoff, Davenport, FL.

Sept. 9, 2017: Azle Sting Fling Steak Cookoff, Azle, TX.

Sept. 9, 2017: The Sky’s the Limit Balloon Spectacular Steak Cookoff, Gainesville, TX.

Sept. 15, 2017: Steve Mayberry Memorial Cookoff, Carrollton, TX.

Sept. 16, 2017: BBQkampionschap Van Waasland Steak Cookoff, St. Nicolaas, Belgium.

Sept. 16, 2017: Smokin Possum Hollow Steak Cookoff, Graham, TX.

Sept. 16, 2017: Bikers, Blues & BBQ Steak Cookoff, Salisbury, NC.

Sept. 22, 2017: Murphysboro Steak & BBQ Cook-Off, Murphysboro, IL.

Sept. 23, 2017: Wildwood Bash Steak Cookoff, Wildwood, MO.

Sept. 30, 2017: Fiesta De La Paloma Steak Cookoff, Coleman, TX.

Sept. 30, 2017: The Great Ruleville Grilling, Ruleville, MS.

Oct. 6, 2017: John Henry’s BBQ Steak Cookoff, Houston, TX.

Oct. 6, 2017: Canyon Steak Cookoff. Canyon, TX.

Oct. 7, 2017: Mid-West Arkansas Steak Championship, Van Buren, AR.

Oct. 7, 2017: Sweetwater Steak Cookoff, Sweetwater, TX.

Oct. 7, 2017: BBQ Society Steak Cookoff, Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

Oct. 7, 2017: Ardmore Shrine Club Steak Cookoff, Ardmore, OK.

Oct. 13, 2017: Harper County Bullseye BBQ Steak Cookoff, Harper, KS.

Oct. 14, 2017: Celina Park Fest Steak Cookoff, Celina, TX.

Oct. 21, 2017: “Good Ole Boys” Last Chance Steak Cookoff, White Hall, AR.

Oct. 21, 2017: Donny Ferguson Memorial Steak Cookoff, Whitesboro, TX.

Oct. 21, 2017: Mid-South Great Steak Cookoff, West Memphis, AR.
Oct. 28, 2017: The SCA Championship, Fort Worth, TX.
Nov. 11, 2017: Operation BBQ Relief Steak Cookoff, Pleasant Hill, MO.
Nov. 19, 2017: Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival, Jacksonville, FL.
Dec. 2, 2017: Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Graham, TX.
Jan. 19, 2018: Taste of Blanchard Steak Challenge, Blanchard, LA.

For more information, visit the United Competition BBQ League website at www.unitedbbqleague.com

June 10, 2017: Inaugural UCBL Professional League Contest #1, Percy Quinn State Park, McComb, MS.

July 8, 2017: UCBL Professional League Contest #2, Paul B. Johnson State Park, Hattiesburg, MS.

Aug. 5, 2017: UCBL Professional League Contest #3, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA.

Sept. 16, 2017: Inaugural UCBL Professional League Contest #4, Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles, LA.

Dec. 16, 2017: UCBL Professional League Contest #7, Lake Lurleen State Park, Coker, AL.

NON-SANCTIONED EVENTS  

June 2-3, 2017: Taylor International Barbecue Cookoff, Taylor, Texas, https://facebook.com/taylorbbqcookoff

June 3, 2017: StompNHoller Festival, Taylor Texas, 10 Legendary Texas Pitmasters and The Mavericks, www.stompnhollerfest.com

Sept. 23, 2017: Pickens on the Prairie BBQ Showdown, Breeding Ranch, Chelsea, SD. Website: www.sd-bbq.com/bbq-showdown.

BBQ COOKING SCHOOLS

June 9, 2017: Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Contact: Myron Mixon. Website: www.jacksoldsouth.com/cooking-school/.

June 17, 2017: Paul Kirk-Lang BBQ Smokers Q School, Hoboken, GA. Contact: Lang Smokers, 800-462-4629 or email: info@langsmokers.com. Website: langbbqcookingclass.com.

June 18, 2017: Paul Kirk-Lang BBQ Smokers Q School, Hoboken, GA. Contact: Lang Smokers, 800-462-4629 or email: info@langsmokers.com. Website: langbbqcookingclass.com.

June 24, 2017: Harry Soo’s BBQ 101 Class, Diamond Bar, CA. Website: www.slapyodaddybbq.com/classes-2/.

July 15, 2017: Harry Soo’s BBQ 101 Class, Diamond Bar, CA. Website: www.slapyodaddybbq.com/classes-2/.

July 21-23, 2017: Traditional ‘Q  School from Myron Mixon, Waterford, CT. Contact: Myron Mixon Smokers: website here

July 22, 2017: CBBQA 101 BBQ Class, The Woodshed, Orange, CA. Website: www.cbbqa.org.

Aug 11-12, 2017: The Cool Smoke Class from Tuffy Stone, Richmond, VA. Website www.coolsmokebarbeque.com

Sept. 2-3, 2017: Hot Wachula’s Cook School, Bartow, FL. Contact: Matt Barber, 863-602-0857 or email: matt@hotwachulas.com.

Sept. 9, 2017: CBBQA 102 BBQ Class, The Woodshed, Orange, CA. Website: www.cbbqa.org.

BBQ JUDGING SCHOOLS

June 9, 2017: United Competition BBQ League Judging Class, Percy Quinn State Park, McComb, MS. Website: www.unitedbbqleague.com

July 7, 2017: United Competition BBQ League Judging Class, Paul B. Johnson State Park, Hattiesburg, MS. Website: www.unitedbbqleague.com

Aug. 4, 2017: United Competition BBQ League Judging Class, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA. Website: www.unitedbbqleague.com

Sept. 15, 2017: United Competition BBQ League Judging Class, Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles, LA. Website: www.unitedbbqleague.com

Dec. 15, 2017: United Competition BBQ League Judging Class, Lake Lurleen State Park, Coker, AL. Website: www.unitedbbqleague.com.