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

Aug. 5, 2017:  Rods-N-Ribs 2017, Roseville, CA.

Aug. 5, 2017:  Noble Creek Park Music Festival, Car Show & BBQ Cook Off, Beaumont, CA.

Aug. 6, 2017:  Brandt Beef Battle of the Briskets 2017, Del Mar, CA.

Aug. 12, 2017:  Band, Brews & BBQ Throwdown, Ceres, CA.

Aug. 12, 2017:  RWR Memorial BBQ Cook-Off, Martinez, CA.

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

Aug. 20, 2017:  Del Mar BBQ Championship 2017, Del Mar, CA.

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

Sept. 2, 2017:  Redwood Coast Grills Gone Wild, Crescent City, CA.

Sept. 9, 2017:  CBBQA 102 BBQ Class, Orange, CA (The Woodshed).

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:  1st Annual OC BBQ Competition, OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, 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.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Marlin Volunteer Fire Department, Marlin, TX. Contact: Rob Douglas, 254-422-3268.

Oct. 6-7, 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.

October 27-28, 2017:  Kerrville, Contact:  Chad Parker 830-928-4221.

 

For more information, visit the Florida BBQ Association website at www.FBABBQ.com.

Aug. 5, 2017: Barefoot & BBQ, Polk City, FL. Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone: 407-697-4077 or email:  aiver@att.net.

Aug. 18-20, 2017: BBQ Country at Wild Adventures, Valdosta, GA. Contact: Jon Vigue, 229-292-2956 or email: jvigue@wildadventures.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017:  The Summer BBQ Showdown, Apopka, FL, Contact:  John Hanson 352-255-4853.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Smokin’ Pig, Columbia County Fairgrounds, Lake City, FL. Contact: Lisa Park, 386-752-8822 or email: ccflfair@gmail.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.

Nov. 18, 2017: Grillers Gone Wilde BBQ Festival, South Daytona, FL.  Contact:  Greg Bartholomew, 386-322-3070 or email:  gbartholomew@southdaytona.org.

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

Jan. 5 -6, 2018:  Big Swamp Smoke Off, Naples, FL. Contact:  Shannon Hubbell, 239-455-1444 x201 or email: office@colliercountyfair.com.

Jan. 19-20, 2018:  Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues, Zephyrhills, FL.  Contact: Melonie Monson, 813-782-1913 or email: director@zephyrhillschamber.org.

Feb. 9–10, 2018:  The Old Florida Outdoor Festival, Apopka, FL. Contact: John Hanson, 352-255-4853 or email: jhanson@apopka.net.

Mar.  2-3, 2018:  Eagle Lake BBQ Festival, Eagle Lake, FL.  Contact: Mark Stallings, 863-412-2839 or email: mdstalli67@gmail.com.

Mar. 23-24, 2018: Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo, Kissimmee, FL.  Contact:  Diana-Marrero-Pinto, 440-714-8124 or email:  dmarreropinto@kissimmeemainstreet.com.

Apr. 20-21, 2018: Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL. Contact: Don Fisher, 941-809-5232 or email: donaldpeepaw@gmail.com.

 

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

Sept. 1-2, 2017: Smoking Up the Mountains, Ellijay, GA. Contact: Gary Lamb, 404-210-3025 or email:  gary@bbqandbrews.com or website:  bbqandbrews.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@eagleswaychurch.org.

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  Cadence Fest, Woodstock, GA.  Contact:  Gary Lamb, 404-210-3025.

Oct. 20-21, 2017:  Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest, Milledgeville, GA, The GBA State Championship, Contact: Frank Pendergast, Phone:  478-414-4014 or website:  deeprootsfestival.com.

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

Dec. 1-2, 2017: 5th Annual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cook-off, Moultrie, GA.  Contact:  Cecil Hinson, 229-891-1103.

Feb. 23-24, 2018: Dilly Dally in Dooly, Vienna, GA.  Contact:  Rhonda Lamb Heath, 229-268-8575.

March 2-3, 2018: Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2018, Tifton, GA.  Contact:  Tyrone Spearman 229-386-0216 or Angela Elder 229-392-3376.

March 23-24, 2018: Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash, Ashburn, GA.  Contact:  Gail Walls 229-567-3436 or 229-567-1479 or email: ggwalls@windstream.net.

May 4-5, 2018: Three Rivers BBQ Fest at Towns Bluff Park, Hazlehurst, GA.  Contact: Jim Sewell, 912-240-0106 or website: townsbluffpark.com.

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

Aug. 4 – 5, 2017:  Viva McAllen Cookoff 5th Annual Quing Against Crime, Texas State Championship, McAllen, TX. Contact: Rudy Plascenia, 956-330-9563 or email: madrudy@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017:  Noble Creek Park Music Festival Car Show BBQ Cook Off, Beaumont, CA. Contact: Robert Stouffer, 951-961-8870 or email:  cabbqrobert@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017:  Barbeque Turkey Throwdown Texas State Championship, Alice TX.  Contact:  Marie Herrera, 361-562-3660 or email: bbqturkeythrowdown@yahoo.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017:  Deep East Texas State Championship, Kirbyville, TX.  Contact:  Andy Carrell, 409-659-0947 or email:  detxbbq@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017:  Top of Texas Musicfest Barbeque Cookoff, Perryton, TX. Contact: Jed Symons, 806-202-1156 or email:  Jed_symons@hotmail.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017:  Smokin Clover BBQ Cookoff, Santa Rosa, TX. Contact: Jaime Quiroga, 956-454-7477 or email: firemanq3052@juno.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017, Hollys Hope for No More Fears No More Tears, Lubbock, TX. Contact: Chip Combs, 806-773-4603 or email:  mspriss31163@yahoo.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017:  Hill Country Rally for Kids, Driftwood, TX. Contact: Ron White, 512-657-3184 or email: rswhite@austin.rr.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017:  DTown BBQ Cookoff, Dumas, TX. Contact: Doreen Aikman, doreen@dumaschamber.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017:  Stockdale Lions Club BBQ Cook Off, Stockdale, TX.  Contact: Any Stockdale Lion, 830-996-1300 or email:  lionshandamiller@yahoo.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017:  Full-A-Bull, Kress, TX. Contact: Ben Rojas, 806-316-1723 or email: rojasben11@yahoo.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: MK Charity Foundation, Post, TX. Contact: Kyran Elliot or Kristy McMCrray: Phone: 806-495-0634 or email:  Kristimcmurray83@gmail.com.

Aug, 18-19, 2017:  St. Anne Debeaupre Cook Off, Houston, TX. Contact: Samantha Sosa, Phone: 832-996-5530.

Aug. 18-19, 2017:  Saddle Up for Alzheimers, Edna, TX.  Contact:  Dawn Schendel, Phone:  361-489-7459 or email:  dawn_schendel@yahoo.com.

Aug 18-19, 2017:  Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo Festival BBQ Cookoff, Pleasanton, TX. Contact: Ed Miranda, Phone: 210-219-9392 or email:  lucyashley13@yahoo.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017:  1st Annual Lone Star Warriors Outdoors BBQ Cook Off, Midlan, TX. Contact: Justin Lang, Phone: 432-553-6057 or email:  Texjal0304@yahoo.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017:  Penitas White Wing Festival, Penitas, TX. Contact: Ana Valdez, Phone: 956-581-3345 or email: citysecretary@cityofpenitas.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017:  Wilson County Show Barn BBQ Cook Off, Floresville, TX. Contact: Dawn Barnett, Phone: 210-744-5868 or wcshowbarn@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017:  3rd Annual Boys Girls Club of Alice Texas BBQ Cookoff, Alice, TX. Contact: Johnny Rodriguez, Phone: 361-562-9657 or email:  jrdscatering@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017:  Hogs at the Point, Channing, TX. Contact: David Riggins, Phone: 806-935-5598 or email:  talonpoint4u@yahoo.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017:  3rd Annual Smokin’ In The Oaks BBQ Cookoff, Bryan, TX. Contact: Paige Naumann, Phone: 979-314-3757 or email:  paige.naumann@rvsource.com.

Sep. 1-2, 2017:  Pit Kings Cookoff, Laredo, TX.  Contact:  Jose Pena, Phone:  956-286-0803 or email:  jpena@webbdsa.org.

Sept. 1-2, 2017:  Sargent Lions Park Jubilee and Cook Off, Sargent, TX. Contact: Carla Rae Southard, Phone: 832-563-6221 or email:  carlarae@thevrgtx.com.

Sept 1 -2, 2017:  BBQ By The Bay, Port Lavaca, TX. Contact: Tania French, Phone: 361-920-9788 or email: bbq@flipflopfest.com.

Sept 1-2, 2017:  Huffman Youth Athletic Association HYAA 2nd Annual BBQ Competition, Huffman, TX. Contact: Jeremy Phillips, Phone:  713-614-8780 or email:  Jeremy.phillips99@gmail.com.

Sept 1-2, 2017:  Barbecue on the Banks of the Guadalupe, New Braunfels, TX. Contact:  Daniel Campos, Phone: 956-605-1622 or email:  campd6032@yahoo.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017:  5th Annual Waters Edge Grilling on the Edge, Hitchcock, TX. Contact: Dannon Erskins, Phone: 409-748-9912 or email:  derskins@icloud.com.

Sept 8-9, 2017:  Tornado Alley Barbecue Cook Off, Hugoton, KS. Contact: Jan Leonard, Phone: 620-544-3069.

Sept. 8-9, 2017:  Heros Fest Hosted by VFW 4853, Jourdanton, TX. Contact: Jeff Rankin, Phone: 210-262-9758 or email:  comman@vfwpost4853.org.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Bubba Can Cook, Navasota, TX. Contact: Dianna Westmoreland, Phone: 936-825-8095 or email: ostrich@txcyber.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Fall Cook Off, Sanger, TX. Contact: Barbara, Phone: 940-595-6326 or email:  bscheffler@rocketmail.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Septemberfest, Cranfills, TX. Contact: Brooks, Phone: 254-652-3161 or email brooksr2006@hotmail.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Burst N Burn, Moore, TX. Contact: Eileen Woolsey, Phone: 830-931-1179 or email: bustnburn75@gmail.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: PWC 5th BBQ, Adkins, TX. Contact: Wayne, Phone: 210-347-9620 or email: waynepieniazek@gmail.com.

Sept. 14-16, 2017: IBCA Added Money Cookoff (Must be IBCA Member by 08/15/17 to participate), San Angelo, TX. Contact: John Luce, Phone:  325-212-4085 or email: rotbbq@gmail.com.

Sept 15-16, 2017: Fiesta Diez Y Seis Cookoff, Beeville, TX. Contact: Ruben Alonso, Jr. Phone: 361-362-8429 or email: ralonsojr86@gmail.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Hector Mendieta Tunes Tails Fishing Tournament BBQ Cookoff, Port O’Connor, TX. Contact: Heather McBride, Phone:  361-212-3200 or email: tunesandtailsbbq@gmail.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: SchertzQ, Schertz, TX.  Contact: Natalie Keaney, Phone: 210-619-1636 or email: nkeaney@schertz.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Briscoe County Cook Off, Silverton, TX. Contact: Wylie, Phone: 806-77-1664 or email: wbornar@suddenlink.net.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: 17th Annual Wild West Festival BBQ Cook Off, Springtown, TX.  Contact: Joe, Phone:  817-454-0037 or email:  info@springtownchamber.org.

Sept. 15-17, 2017: First Shot BBQ, Gonzales, TX. Contact: Shirley, Phone: 830-857-4142.

Sept. 15-17, 2017: Weslaco Boys and Girls Club Cooking for Kids, Weslaco, TX. Contact: Carlos Robledo, Email: caldanr@yahoo.com.

Sept. 15-17, 2017: McGregor Founders Day, McGregor, TX. Contact:  Dianne Stimson(chili):  Phone: 254-855-2767 or Contact BBQ email:  dangergail@aol.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: 2nd Annual Holy Smoke Cook Off KidsQ and 5k Run/Walk, Del Rio, TX. Contact: James Wainer, Phone: 703-424-6079 or email: jgwain67@gmail.com.

Sept 22-23, 2017: Goliad Brewing Company, Goliad, TX. Contact: Mike Robinson, Phone:  281-782-4450 or email:  mike@goliadbrewing.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Ruckus at the Rec Camp, San Angelo, TX. Contact; Shandy Scott, Phone: 325-654-5107 or email:  shandy.scott.1@us.af.mil.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Cookin fer CCA Meals on Wheels, Giddings, TX.  Contact: Darlene, Phone: 979-540-0599 or email: dastange@ccaction.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: 7th Annual Steve Mayberry Memorial, Carrollton, TX. Contact:  Dave Calvery, Phone: 469-744-7939 or email:  99cosmo@gmail.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Levelland Vol Fire Dept Cook Off, Levelland, TX. Contact:  Justin Henry, Phone:  806-781-1512 or email:  lfdbarbecuecookoff@gmail.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Hill County Cotton Pickin Fair, Hillsboro, TX. Contact: Chris Moore, Phone:  254-582-2119 or email:  cmoore@hillsborotx.org.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: East Montgomery County Fair, New Caney, TX. Contact:  David Rogers, Phone:  713-822-4060.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Mabank Jubilee, Mabank, TX.  Contact:  John, Phone: 903-603-0500 or email:  jholcomb@cityofforney.org.

Sept 22-23, 2017: Spawniac Cookers BBQ Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact:  Mike Lopez, Phone: 281-684-6669 or email: hml312000@yahoo.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Bridges BBQ Band and Brew Bash, Waxahachie, TX. Contact: Micahel Boler, Phone: 817-996-8733 or email:  et2boler@yahoo.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Flying Pig Grill Cantina Fall Festival Cook Off, Brownsville, TX. Contact: Hector Burnias, Phone: 702-860-2758 or email:  heceb@yahoo.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: FlyN Hot BBQ Cookoff, Temple, TX.  Contact: Mike Olson, Phone:  254-258-8171 or email: liloranch2012@gmail.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Poteet Lions Club BBQ and Boots Cookoff, Poteet, TX.  Contact: Adrian Gutierrez, Phone: 830-480-9503 or email:  poteetranchman@yahoo.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017:  Animas Valley BBQ Showdown, Farmington, NM. Contact: Bryan Johnson, Phone: 505-787-8556 or email:  bryansbbq@outlook.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: 2017 Waller County Fair BBQ CookOff,  Hempstead, TX.  Contact: Jason Rymer, Phone: 713-545-3240 or email:  rymer23@gmail.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Canadian River Beach Club Calf Fry and BBQ Cook Off, Canadian, TX. Contact: Kimbra Julian, Phone:  806-323-9413 or email:  thecorycameron@gmail.com.

Sept. 29, 2017:  Texas Rice Festival, Winnie Tx.  Contact:  Sissy Leger, Phone:  409-296-4404 or email: trf01@windstream.net.

For more information, visit the KCBS website at www.KCBS.us

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Badger Brews & Que, State Championship, Port Washington, WI. Contact: Kris & Peter Raymond, 262-208-6288 or kris@recordevents.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Our Lady of Victory Holy Smokes BBQ Competition, State Championship, Cincinnati, OH. Contact: Brian Austing, 513-607-5869 or email:  holysmokesbbqcomp@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Pigs & Pedals, NC State Championship, Asheboro, NC. Contact: Pam Hester, 336-626-1277 or email:  phester@ci.asheboro.nc.us.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Rossville Tall Corn Festival BBQ Contest, State Championship, Rossville, KS.  Contact: Jason Connell, 785-215-2346 or email:  jason.connell@rossvillekansas.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ, State Championship, Alamosa, CO, Contact:  Jamie Greeman, 719-589-9385, or email:   director@alamosa.org.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, South Windsor, CT.  Contact:  KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival, GA State Championship, Dillard, GA.  Contact:  Jane Tomlin, 706-746-2690 or bbqjane@windstream.net or Diane Scott, 850-450-1111.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Laurie Hillbilly BBQ, State Championship, Laurie, MO. Contact: Susann Huff, 573-374-8776 or email:  events@cityoflaurie.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: All American BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Westland, MI.  Contact: Sarah Austin, 734-612-5055 or email:  littlesk@aol.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Pit at the Park, State Championship, Macungie, PA.  Contact: Barett Byler, 484-239-5240 or email: mmppitatthepark@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-6, 2017: Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship Day 1 & 2, State Championship, Contact: Steve Richards, 402-350-1289 or email:  gobs.bbq.contest@gmail.com.

Aug. 4-5, 2017: Smithfield BBQ Classic, Smithfield, VA.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Aug. 5-6, 2017: Capital BBQ Festival, Ottawa, Canada.  Contact: John Thomson, 613-986-5375 or email: john@eatapedia.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Moutain High BBQ Festival & Car Show, State Championship,  Franklin, NC.  Contact: Diane Baldwin, Phone:  828-524-3161.

Aug. 11-12: Ceres Bands, Drews, & BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Ceres, CA.  Contact: Renee Ledbetter, Phone:  209-537-2601 or email:  cresssmokeontheriver@gmail.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Smokin in McMinnville, State Championship, McMinnville, TN.  Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Aug.  11-12, 2017: Casa Grab, Root & Growl, State Championship, Woodword, OK.  Contact: Ashley McDermott, 580-256-2182 or email:  ashleym-casa@eoys.org.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash, State Championship, Winston, MO, Contact:  Kyle Johnson, 816-365-7593 or email:  vettsb@aol.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Charleston, SC.  Contact:  KCBS Office, 800-963-7593.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Maryland State BBQ Bash, State Championship, Bel Air, MD.  Contact:  Roman Daridyuk, 443-823-1797 or email:  roman@dowtownbelair.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Big Blue Barbecue, Shelbyville, IN.  Contact:  Rachael Ackley, 317-398-9623 or email:  rachael@visitshelbycounty.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Q’ing to Cure Childhood Cancer BBQ Cookoff, Conroe, TX.  Contact:  Davonna Wilson, 936-333-9064 or email:  davwilson5@yahoo.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Northwood Triple Crown (Backyard), Antigo, WI.  Contact:  Shaughn Novy, 715+610+1065 or email:  slnovy20@gmail.com.

Aug. 12-13, 2017: Those Were The Days BBQ Showdown, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact:  Shirley Maze, 306-445-8033 or email:  smaze@wdm.ca.

Aug. 12 -13, 2017: New London’s Best BBQ Chef Competition, State Championship, New London, CT.  Contact:  Barbara Neff, 860-443-3786 or email:  bjneff1369@sbcglobal.net.

Aug. 12-13, 2017: Vine Street BBQ Competition (Backyard Only), Park Ridge, IL.  Contact:  Brian Chaplin, 312-320-4264 or email:  info@vinestbbq.org.

Aug. 12, 2017: Seward County Fair Rib Rally (Competitor Series), Seward, NE.  Contact:  Kris Becker, 402-641-2690 or kbeckler@windstream.net.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Pepsi WY State Championship BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, State Championship, Worland, WY.  Contact:  Dave Clark, Phone:  307-388-0495 or email:  dave@greearclarkking.com or Contact:    Dave Paxton, Phone:  307-431-2755.

Aug. 18-20, 2017: Del Mar BBQ Championship, State Championship, Del Mar, CA.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447 or email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Lassen County Annual BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Susanville, CA.  Contact:  Penny Artz Phone:  530-257-2113 or email:  partzdept@hotmail.com or Contact:  Alan Dowdy, Phone:  530-945-6011.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: BBQ and Fly In on the River, State Championship, Excelsior Springs, MO.  Contact:  Jim or Cheri McCullough, Phone: 816-630-7700 or Email:  jim@conagauctions.com or  cheri@wabashbbq.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Hudson Valley Ribfest, State Championship, New Paltz, NY.  Contact:  Shonda Merrill, Phone:  844-742-3378 or email:  contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Big Bad BBQ in Boydton, State Championship, Boydton, VA.  Contact:  Donna Ober Phone:  434-738-7834 or email:  dcober@comcast.net or Contact:  Brook Lenhart, Phone:  434-210-1171 or email:  brookslenhart@gmail.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: SMSU Smokefest, State Championship, Marshall, MN.  Contact:  Adam Henning, Phone:  319-512-8498 or email:  adam.henning@smsu.edu.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival, State Championship, Madison, IN.  Contact:  Drew Garrett, Phone:  812-599-3152 or email:  agarret@gmail.com or Contact:  Allen Demkovich, Phone:  765-265-0351 or email:  allendemkovich@gmail.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Flint Hills Beef Fest BBQ, Emporia, KS.  Contact:  Rachel Roberts Parker, Phone:  620-366-3624 or Janel Wiederholt, Phone:  620-392-5773 or email:  beeffestbbq@gmail.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Asheville, NC. Contact:  KCBS Office, Phone:  800-963-5227.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest, State Championship, Cape Girardeau, MO.  Contact:  Jeff Branch, Phone:  573-225-5539 or email:  jeff_branch3@hotmail.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Smokin’ on Oak, State Championship, Bonner Springs, KS.  Contact:  Regina Utter, Phone:  913-422-5044 or email:  info@bsedwchamber.org.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: BBQ Festival 2017, Vanamoisa, Saue Parish, Estonia.  Contact:  Kris Seene, Phone:  +3725099707 or email:  kris.seene@mail.ee.

Aug. 19-20, 2017: Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cook Off, State Championship, DuPont, WA.  Contact:  Tom Riggs, Phone:  253-720-4557 or email:  tomwtr@comcast.net.

Aug. 18-20, 2017: EUregio Barbeque Festival, Waifeucht-Haaren/NRW, Germany.  Contact:  Roman Schellartz, Phone:  +490 170 5258522 or email:  info@eureglobbq.de.

Aug. 19-20, 2017: McHenry Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ, State Championship, McHenry, IL.  Contact:  Don Tonyan, Phone:  815-482-0746 or email:  don@wmtonyan.com.

Aug. 20, 2017: Total Eclipse of the Q Present by La Salle Case (Backyard), Carrollton, MO.  Contact:  Linda Miller, Phone:  660-322-6068 or email:  rwlmiller@att.net.

Aug. 24-26, 2017: 6th Annual Death Door Barbeque, State Championship, Washington Island, WI.  Contact:  Richard Jepsen, Phone:  920-847-2784 or email:  jepsenr@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: BBQ on the Bricks, State Championship, Kearney, NE.  Contact:  Ron Lieske, Phone:  308-440-9698 or email:  rlieske9@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: 10th Annual Big Island BBQ, State Championship, Albert Lea, MN.  Contact:  Perry Vining, Phone:  800-658-2526 or 507-402-6371 or email:  pvining@smig.net.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Raider Red Meats BBQ & Ribeye Championship. State Championship, Lubbock, TX.  Contact:  Ashely Kanaman, Phone:  806-834-4135 or email:  Ashley.kanaman@ttu.edu.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Grill Games, Kenosha, WI  STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Lou Molitor, Phone: 262-654-1234 or email: lou@kenoshaareachamber.com.

Aug. 25, 2017 – 26, 2017: The Great Catskill MTN BBQ Fest Fleischmanns, NY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Kim O’Brien, Phone: 845-901-9690 or email:  gcmbbqfest@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Grills N Grills Penn Valley, CA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Ben Lobenstein, Phone: 415-683-0784 or email:  ben@fireitupevents.com.

Aug. 25-26. 2017: New Holland Summer Fest New Holland, PA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Glenn Stoltzfus, Phone: 717-435-0237 or email:  nhsummerfest@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Great American BBQ Festival Franklin, TN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.   Contact: Nathan Perry, Phone: 615-476-7390 or email:  nathan.perry@e-farmcredit.com or Contact: Jason Gregg, Phone: 615-948-4275 or email:  jasongregg@mybga.org.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ Hill City, SD, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Bob Stanfiel, Phone: 605-939-4262 or email:  corgis007@hotmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: East Central State BBQ Cook-Off, Paola Roots Festival Paola, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jon Smail, Phone: 913-731-7995 or email:  liamsnoj@yahoo.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival (GBC QUALIFIER) Kennesaw, GA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Laurel Fleming, Phone: 770-422-9714 or email:  lfleming@kennesaw-ga.gov  or Contact: Doug Rhodes, Phone: 770-299-8925 or email:  pigsandpeaches@att.net.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Hott Butts BBQ Contest Boonville, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Misty Larkins, Phone: 573-777-5277 or email:  misty-larkins@showmeaction.org.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Wild West BBQ Shoot Out West Wendover, NV.  Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000 or email:  jesse@bigjohnsonsbbq.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Montana Pitmaster Classic Bozeman, MT, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Troy Heusel, Phone: 406-586-2384 or email:  troyh@kenyonnoble.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: BBQ at the Jungle Fairfield, OH, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Dan Hurst, Phone: 614-223-1530 or email:  dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: Western Legends Roundup BBQ Cook Off (BACKYARD ONLY) Kanab, UT.  Contact: Brent Chamberlin, Phone: 435-899-0786 or email:  brentchamberlain.hr@gmail.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017: HAVA Nagrilla 2017 Kosher (Competitor’s Series) (Judges Full) Wynnewood, PA, Contact: Stuart Gordon.  Website: http://www.phillykosherbbq.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2017 Regahfest 2017 The Hague, Netherlands, Contact: Daan Hamoen, Phone: +31(0)647940067.

Aug. 26, 2017: Indiana Bacon Festival (BACKYARD) Delphi, IN.  Contact: John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784 or email:  johnmchapman1963@gmail.com.

Aug. 26, 2017: Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown (BACKYARD ONLY) Woodland Park, CO.  Contact: Kevin Dessureault, Phone: 719-465-1745 or website: http://coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com.

Aug. 26-27, 2017: First Annual Half Way to St.Pat’s BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA.  Contact: Andy Joyce, Phone: 712-298-0298 or email:  joycefh@iowatelecom.net.

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, 2017: 38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Emily Park, Phone: 816-569-4021or Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4033 or email:  bbq@americanroyal.com.

Sept. 1-2, 2017:  7th Annual Smokin’ In The Bogs, Warrens, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Jason Adler, Phone: 608-378-2000 or email:  Manager@Jellystonewarrens.com.

Sept. 1-2, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour Traverse City, MI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: KCBS Office, Phone: 800-963-5227.

Sept. 1-2, 2017: Smoke the Town, Leon, IA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Marcia Stephens, Phone: 641-446-7007 or email:  mstone@grm.net or Contact: Team Contact email:  info@smokethetown.com.

Sept. 1-2, 2017: PigMania Lebanon State Championship BBQ & Music Festival Lebanon, OH, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Marsha Hash, Phone: 513-934-7194 or email:  marsha.hash@mvgrllc.com.

Sept. 1-2, 2017:  Beach Boogie and BBQ Festival (PALMETTO BBQ SERIES) Myrtle Beach, SC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Amie Lee, Phone: 843-855-0527 or email:  info@palmettoeventproductions.com.

Sept. 1-3, 2017: 38th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Emily Park, Phone: 816-569-4021 or email:  bbq@americanroyal.com or Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4033, or email:  bbq@americanroyal.com.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: BBQ on the Bow Calgary, Canada.  Contact: Bernie Kenny, Phone: 403-708-1900 or email:  smokinbox@shaw.ca or Contact: Brenda Black, Phone: 403-771-2288 or email:  blblack@telus.net.

Sept. 2 -3, 2017: Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival (JUDGES FULL) Bedford, TX, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Cortney Sims, Phone: 817-952-2293 or email:  Cortney.sims@bedfordtx.gov.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: 1st International Suydersee BBQ Contest Zeewolde Flevoland, Netherlands.  Contact: Rene’ De Regt, Phone: +31 647233350 or email:  Rene@hangbellybbq.nl.

Sept. 2-3, 2017:   Big Muddy Brew N Que Winona, MN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: MIchelle Alexander, Phone: 507-429-3225 or email:  Michellewinonacitycouncil@gmail.com.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: Septemberfest BBQ & Rib-eye Steak Cookoff Challenge Omaha, NE, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Linda Moran, Phone: 402-346-4800 or email:  linda@omahafed.org.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: Weston Sizzlers Weston, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contacts: JUDGES CONTACT:  Mike Kalny, Phone: 913-962-2145 or email:  mikekalny@aol.com or TEAMS CONTACT: Dena Minor, Phone: 816-640-2224 or email:  dena-minor@hotmail.com.

Sept. 2-3, 2017: Redwood Coast Grills Gone Wild Crescent City, CA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Jeff Parmer, Phone: 707-464-3174 or email:  jparmer@delnorte.org.

Sept. 8-9, 2017:  Smoke On The Ohio (JUDGES FULL) Mt.Vernon, IN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Cary Bredemeier, Phone: 812-449-4795 or email:  bunnysbuttsmokers@gmail.com or Contact: Cary Bredemeier, Phone: 812-449-4795,  or Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/Smoke-on-the-Ohio-132921293835148/.

September 8-9, 2017: 13th Annual Recovery Fest/8th Annual BBQ State Championship, Richmond, VA.  ontact: Honest Liller, Phone: 804-564-0132 or email:  honesty@mcshin.org.

September 8-9, 2017: Beak Week BBQ Challenge Goldsboro, NC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Lynn Grantham, Phone: 919-739-7484 or email:  lgrantham@goldsboronc.gov.

September 8-9, 2017: Ribs, Rod & Rock’n Roll Vermillion, SD, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Jenny French, Phone: 605-670-9688 or email:  jen@sdbbq.us.

September 8-9, 2017: International Goat Days Championship BBQ Contest-SMOKIN IN THE GOAT PEN, Millington , TN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:  Phillip Doyle, Phone: 731-499-1489 or email:  igdchampionshipbbq@gmail.com or Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer, Phone: 901-487-3872 or email: margeplummer1@bellsouth.net.

September 8-9, 2017: Derby BBQ Festival Derby, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Janae Springer, Phone: 316-788-1519 ext 232 or email:  janaespringer@derbyweb.com.

September 8-9, 2017: Hot Pursuit BBQ Shawnee, OK, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Erika Jones, Phone: 405-476-4158 or email:  ehjones08@sbcglobal.net.

September 8-9, 2017: Puckaway Pigfest Montello, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Jessica Malsack, Phone: 920-295-3000 or email:  pigfest@lacampground.com.

September 8-9, 2017: Tony Stone-Cookeville Cook-off, Cookeville, TN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Teri Johnson, Phone: 931-526-1063 or email:  teri@stonesteel.net or Contact: Julie Lee, Phone: 931-261-1169 or email:  tonystoneckvlcookoff@gmail.com.

September 8-9, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Kansas City, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: KCBS Office, Phone: 800-963-5227.

September 8-9, 2017: Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge Grand Junction, CO.  Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447 or email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com or Contact: Larry Manchester email:  Larrm@gjcity.org.

September 8-9, 2017: Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival Silver Lake, MI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Terri Sharpe, Phone: 231-301-3301, or email:  terri@silverlakesandbox.com.

September 8-9, 2017:  Hog Wild West BBQ Contest Leavenworth, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Joey Denney, Phone: 913-306-6651 or email:  joey@jumpinjoesbbq.com or Contact: Janice Denney, Phone: 913-651-6810, or email:  jj@jumpinjoesbbq.com.

September 9-10, 2017: Farm Meat “De Vaatse Hoeve” BBQ Dongen, Netherlands.  Contact: Astrid Lodewijks, Phone: +31162312082 or email:  c.lodewijks@kpnmail.nl.

September 9-10, 2017: Green Mountain BBQ Championship Randolph, VT, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, or email:  Jeremy@J2Levents.com.

September 9-10, 2017: Kansas City Kosher BBQ Championship (COMPETITOR’S SERIES) Overland Park, KS. Contact: Mendel Segal, Phone: 913-235-6077, or email:  msegal@vaadkc.org.

September 9-10, 2017: Italian Barbecue Championship 2017 Perugia, Italy.  Contact: Herbert Svolacchia, Phone: +39 075 500 3535 or email:  info@italianbarbecuechampionship.it.

September 15-16, 2017: Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic Salisbury, NC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Gary Moss, Phone: 704-202-8712 or email:  gary.moss9@gmail.com.

September 15-16, 2017: Bands & BBQ at the Point, Carrollton, KY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Misty Wheeler, Phone: 502-732-7036 or email:  director@Carrolltontourism.com.

September 15-16, 2017: Marshall County Blazin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Plymouth, IN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jessica Beatty, Phone: 574-936-1882, or email:  jbeatty@visitmarshallcounty.org or Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Cori Humes, Phone: 800-626-5353, or email:  ceh@visitmarshallcounty.org.

September 15-16, 2017: Rock’n Brews & BBQ Festival Boise, ID, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Michelle Robinson, Phone: 208-465-8147 or email: mrobinson@idahopress.com or Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Michelle Robinson, Phone: 208-465-8148 or email:  mrobinson@idahopress.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Butler Chambers Of Commerce BBQ & Hucksters Days Butler, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Lee Anne Schowengerdt, Phone: 660-6479-3380 or email:  director@butlerchamber.com.

September 15-16, 2017: 3rd Annual Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship Oroville, CA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Ben Lobenstein, Phone: 415-683-0784, or email:  ben@fireitupevents.com.

September 15-16, 2017: Jesse James Barbeque Cook Out Kearney, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Larry Pratt, Phone: 816-903-7728, or email:  LPratt2@kc.rr.com or email:  Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Valerie Fort, Phone: 816-719-5141 or email:   VFort@KearneyFire.org.

September 15-16, 2017:  Rock’n Ribville (GBC QUALIFIER) Lawrenceville, GA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jody Herrin, Phone: 678-407-6598, or email:  jody.herrin@lawrencevillega.org Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Cindy Reynolds, Phone: 770-670-5032, or email:  creynolds@lawrencevillepd.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour (Regional) Madison, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: KCBS Office, Phone: 800-963-5227.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Cherokee Strip BBQ Cook-Off, Ponca City, OK, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Leasha Moser, Phone: 580-262-1818, and email:  leasha.moser@yahoo.com, TEAMS CONTACT: Robyn Ryan, Phone: 580-761-1295, and email:  robynryan@poncacity.net.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Currituck Heritage Festival, Powells Point, NC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Kemberly Sawyer, Phone: 252-453-9040 Ext:230, and email:  ksawyer@visitcurrituck.com and Contact: Sierra Scellato, Phone: 252-453-9040 Ext: 228, and email:  sscellato@visitcurrituck.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Taste of Autumn BBQ Championship, Spearfish, SD, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Chris Harwood, Phone: 307-756-2288, and email:  toabbq@gmail.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: KTD Smokin ‘ Gobbler Cook-Off, Worthington, MN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Chad Nixon, Phone: 507-372-2919,  and email:  agoettig@frontier.com and Contact: Randy Jacobs.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (DAY 1) Ridgeland, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Phone: 901-487-3872, and email:  margeplummer1@bellsouth.net and Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Bobby Cleveland, Phone: 601-506-0739, and email:  bobbyc7754@yahoo.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Big Brother Big Sister Riverfest, Decatur, AL, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Leah Brown, Phone: 256-353-0157, and email:  leah@bbbsmcal.org.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Grillin’@Gator Grounds, Bunkie, LA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Aimee Richardson, Phone: 318-452-5332,  and email:  aimee@gibko.com and Contact: Gator Grounds, Phone: 318-295-4030.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Smokin on the White, Batesville, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: JUDGE CONTACT: Donna Turner, Phone: 870-613-1564, and email:  smokinjudges@hotmail.com and Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jim Butler, Phone: 870-307-5338, and email:  ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Pork-A-Palooza, Weatherford, OK. Contact: Jarred Jones, Phone: 580-774-7744, and email:  JJONES@fnbwford.com.

Sept. 15-17, 2017Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, Atlantic City, NJ,
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Ron Cates, Phone: 870-536-8175, and email: ronnie@catesandcompany.com. 

Sept. 16-17, 2017: Het BBQKampioenschap Van Het Waasland 2017, Sint Niklaas, Belgium.  Contact: Dave Heyninck, Phone: 0032498641018,  and email:  boomderappels@hotmail.com.

Sept. 16-17, 2017: Table Rock Boats and Bones, Kimberling, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Cindy Rains, Phone: 417-335-9233, and email:  crains@whiteriver.org and Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jim Altic, and email:  jimaltic@gmail.com.

Sept. 16-17, 2017: Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (DAY2), Ridgeland, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Phone: 901-487-3872 and email: margeplummer1@bellsouth.net and Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Bobby Cleveland, Phone: 601-506-0739, and email:  bobbyc7754@yahoo.com.

Sept. 16-17, 2017: Slovenia BBQ Open, Medvode, Slovenia.  Contact: Milan Stjepanovic, Phone: +386-41-587-073, and email:  info@sbbqs.si.

Sept. 22-24, 2017: Que by the Sea, Seaside Heights, NJ, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Danielle Triolo, Phone: 732-830-3700, and email:  info@exit82.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge, Newton, NC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Noel Kay, Phone: 828-455-8914,  and email:  buttsandbeans@gmail.com and Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Rachel Harper, and email:  buttsandbeans2017@whitefoxrun.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017Grilling & Chillin BBQ, Owensboro, KY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: TEAMS CONTACTS:  Kenny Jackson, Phone: 270-302-1007, and email:  k58jackson@yahoo.com and Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Bill & Debby Glen, Phone: 270-993-5125, and email:  williamdeborah1@bellsouth.net.

Sept. 22-23, 2017Murphysboro BBQ Cookoff, Murphysboro, IL, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Sammi Graff, Phone: 618-684-8902, and email: sammi@17bbq.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship Barbeque Shawnee, KS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Tonya Lecuru, Phone: 913-742-6402, and email: tlecuru@cityofshawnee.org.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Smoke in the Park, Lemoyne, PA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Todd Shadle, Phone: 717-648-6140, and email:  tshadle@wsbf.org.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Great Maine BBQ Challenge, Bangor, ME, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Frank Pendola, Phone: 207-288-0269, and email:  nostrano@roadrunner.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Bikes, Blues, and BBQ, Fayetteville, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Clyde Phelps, Phone: 479-586-0023, and email:  hickoryhollowsmokehouse@yahoo.com. Contact: Duane Kovach and email:  duanekkovach@gmail.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Tri City BBQ Fest, Denison, IA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Evan Blakley, Phone: 712-263-5621, and email:  eblakley@cdcia.org.

Sept. 22-23, 2017*Jammin In JC Blues & BBQ Festival Junction City, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Lance Custer, Phone: 785-226-0438, and email:  lance.custer@gmail.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour (Regional), Edmond, OK.  Contact: KCBS Office, Phone: 800-963-5227.

Sept. 22-24, 2017: Oinktoberfest, Clarence, NY.  Contact: Katy Toth, Phone: 716-759-8483, and email:  katy@oinktoberfest.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: BBBrew For Hope, Ft.Collins, CO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Andrew Stewart, Phone: 970-219-6227

Sept. 22-23, 2017: First Tennessee Bank Bluegrass & BBQ (COMPETITOR’S SERIES)(JUDGES FULL), Columbia, TN.  Contact: Paul Keltner, Phone: 931-560-1560, and email:  paul@columbiatn.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Smoke in the Valley, Pikeville, TN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Earline Young, Phone: 423-364-0114, and email:  vanyoung@bledsoe.net.

Sept. 22-24, 2017: 4th Ruhrpott BBQ 2017, Waltrop NRW, Germany, Contact: Tom and Natascha Herman, Phone: 004 172 847 4683, and email:  contest@PALM-BBQ.de.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: The Rumble on the River presented by TheBBQSuperStore.com Grand Haven , MI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Stan Wawzysko, Phone: 269-209-1281, and email: stanasc@yahoo.com and Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: John and Melissa Greko, Phone: 616-957-5384, and email: johngreko@yahoo.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017: Smokin in The Hills, Hillsboro, OH, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Shane Wilkin, Phone: 937-393-4745, and email:  swilkin@co.highland.oh.us.  Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Rhonda Purdin, Phone: 937-393-4745, and email:  rhondapurdin@yahoo.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017Smokin Up Layton Hill Layton, UT, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, and email:  jess@bigjohnsonsbbq.com.

Sept. 22-23, 2017Smoke & Soul Fest Casper, WY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Jennifer Deurloo, Phone: 307-473-1767, and email:  jennifer@wybia.org.

Sept. 23, 2017*Barbeque on the Hill (COMPETITOR’S SERIES), Blue Island, IL.  Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Joshua Edwards, Phone: 708-270-2333, and email:  jedwards@blueislandparks.org  and Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Luiz Montoya, Phone: 708-388-6421,  and email:  Lmontoya@blueislandpark.org.

Sept. 23-24, 2017: Heart of Arkansas BBQ Cookoff, Lonoke, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Buster Lackey, Phone: 501-676-6971, and email:  buster@lonokecountyseniors.com and Contact: Ronnie Evans, Phone: 501-676-6971,  and email:  Ronald.Evans@remington.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Dells BBQ Bash, Wisconsin Dells, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. Contact: Clement Greco, Phone: 608-253-4092, and email:  reservations@deltonoaksresort.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Smoke On the Trails, Gardner, KS. Contact: Renee Nagle, Phone: 913-856-0936, and email:  rnagle@gardnerkansas.gov.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Smokin-in-Sapulpa 4th Annual BBQ, Sapulpa, OK, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:  Greg Hamilton, Phone: 918-510-0063, and email:  Greg@sapulpaonline.com and Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Glen Sands, Phone: 918-430-8080, and email:  elks1118events@gmail.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Bryant’s Buzzin BBQ Bash, Bryant, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Cheryl Smith, Phone: 501-487-4702, and email:  cheryl@bryantchamber.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Smoking in the Golden Valley, Clinton, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Sarah Myers, Phone: 660-885-6141

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Porktober Que, Dothan, AL, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Kerry Farrell, Phone: 334-718-2416, and email:  Kerry@themaineventweb.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival, Jonesboro, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.   Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:  Daren May, and email:  dmay@aui.org and Contact: TEAM CONTACT:  Paul Carter, Phone: 870-219-9227, and email:  paul@cwcmechanical.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: BBQ in the Badlands, Glendive, MT.  Contact: Denny Malone, Phone: 406-377-5601, and email:  denny@glendivechambers.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Unruly Country Brew N’ Que Festival (JUDGES FULL), Sonora, CA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Robert Stouffer, Phone: 951-961-8870, and email:  cabbqrobert@gmail.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017; Rim County BBQ Classic and Testicle Festival, Payson, AZ, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, and email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Free State BBQ Showdown, Westminster, MD, Contact: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 4107261881 and email:  Sandyfulton720@gmail.com; Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Betty Frizzell, and email:  thebbqjudge@aol.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Q in The Lou St.Louis, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Bobby Autry, Phone: 314-762-9000, and email:  Bobby@eximiusevents.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017LuLu’s Brew & Que, Brighton, CO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Aeron Calkins, Phone: 303-659-3300, and email:  aeron@lulusfarm.com.

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017: Red, White, and Que, Cresskill, NJ, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Dana Reed, Phone: 201-913-2712, and email:  born2que@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Jim Beam BBQ Classic, Springfield, KY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Ralph Blandford, Phone: 859-481-3992, or email:  blandfordauction@bellsouth.net or Contact: Marie Blandford, Phone: 859-481-8459, or email:  jimbeambbqclassic@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Decatur’s Smokin BBQ Festival, Decatur, IL, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Lavell Peete, Phone: 217-390-5455, or email:  lpeete1050@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: BBQ & Blues on the Levee, Helena, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Teresa Patton, Phone: 870-572-9855, or email:  teresapatton59@hotmail.com or Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:  Dusty Patton, Phone: 870-753-2023 or email:  teresapatton59@hotmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017, Independence Fire & Ice BBQ Independence, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Vickie Rew, Phone: 816-442-6104 or email:  vicki_rew@comcastspectacor.com or Contact:  TEAMS CONTACT:  Paul Fray, Phone: 816-442-6117,or email: paul_fray@comcastspectacor.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Harbor-Que, Winthrop Harbor, IL, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Deborah Leable, Phone: 847-872-8998, or email:  harborque@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Roast N Boast BBQ, Columbus, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:  Kathy Jones, Phone: 662-251-7251, or email:  jonesgang@cableone.net, Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:  Mike Law, Phone: 662-549-5054 or email:  Mikelaw7240@gmail.com.

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

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship, Sheridan, AR, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Jake Easley, Phone: 870-917-7878, or email:  gohogwildbbq@yahoo.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Squealin in the Square (PALMETTO BBQ SERIES), Laurens, SC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  Contact: Jonathan Irick, Phone: 864-984-2119, or mail:  mail@mainstreetlaurens.org.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Devon Grube Memorial BBQ Classic Virginia Beach, VA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Rick Flora, Phone: 252 202-6828, or email:  Flora@mabc.com  or Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Kenny Letner, Phone: 757-724-8657, or email:  Kenny@teamletner.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Keystone Classic BBQ, Harrisburg, PA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Morgan Firestine, Phone: 747-926-6134, or email:  kile@pa.gov or Contact: Morgan Firestine or email:  kile@pa.gov.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Hog Wild BBQ Contest, Corinth, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Tammy Bonds, Phone: 662-396-1182, or email:  hogwildincorinth@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Red Rocks Country Club BBQ Championship, Morrison, CO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Tom Hollingshead, Phone: 303-352-2034, or email:  tomhollinshead@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Clarksville BBQ Bash (BACKYARD ONLY), Clarksville, TN, Contact: Kara Zahn, Phone: 931-645-7476, or email:  kara.zahn@cityofclarksville.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Fire N Up in the Flint Hills, Council Grove, KS, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Miki Bowman, Phone: 785-817-8538, or email:  miki.bowman@mac.com or Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Angie Schwerdtfeger, Phone: 620-767-9014, or email:   aschwerdtfeger@tctainc.net.

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ Bash Turtle Lake, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Dennis Becker, Phone: 715-379-1327, or email:  drbecker@centurytel.net.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: 5th Annual BBQ Society Cook-Off Hoofddorp, Netherlands.  Contact: Frits De Jonge, Phone:  0031621553009 or email:  frits@bbqsociety.nl.

Oct. 7-8, 2017: Leavenworth Break-out BBQ, Leavenworth, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jerry Hansen, Email:  ghansenjr@kc.rr.com or Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Michael Cole, Phone: 913-680-8680, or email: armypsncomsg@gmail.com.

Oct. 7, 2017: Smoke on the Water (BACKYARD ONLY), Guntersville, AL.  Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jason Edmonds, Phone: 256-558-7155, or email:    jedmonds4315@gmail.com or email:  Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tricia Morton, Phone: 256-538-8998, or email:  triciam840@comcast.net.

For more information, visit the Lone Star Barbecue Society website at www.lonestarbarbecue.com 

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Hamilton Band Boosters, Hamilton, TX.  Contact:  Sharon Krueger 254-784-5525.

Aug. 11-12, 2017: Watermelon Festival, Alvord, TX.

Aug. 11-12, 2017:  Bentwood, TX.   Contact:  Trisha Phone:  512-945-2812 or email:  trisha@texasfirewalkers.org or website:  http://www.tfwbbq.org/team-registration.html.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Hot Chili Days & Cool Mountain Nights, Red River, NM.  Contact:  Steve Cherry 575-770-5679 or email: scherry11@yahoo.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2017: Busted in Baylor County, Seymour, TX.

Aug. 18-19 2017: Just Hav’n Fun, Brownwood, TX.

Sept. 1-2, 2017: 3rd Annual Kimble County Cook-off, Junction, TX.  Contact:  325-446-3190 or email:  junctiontx@cebridge.net.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Buffalo Stampede, Buffalo, TX.  Contact:  Buffalo C of C, Phone:  903-363-3613.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Gunslingers MC Inaugural BBQ Cook-Off, Austin, TX.  Contact:  Greg Phone:  512-779-3767 or email:  golesky@yahoo.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: 19th Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Academy, TX.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Colorado County Fair, Columbus, TX.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Big Bend Post 79 American Legion, Alpine, TX.

Sept. 8-9, 2017: Wild Duck Marina’s Best Dam Texas BBQ, Brownwood, TX.  Contact:  Stacy Phone:  325-200-7349.

Sept. 8-9, 2017:  14th Annual Shin Oak Springs BBQ Cook-off, Gorman, TX.  Contact Phone from 8am-5pm, 254-243-0185 or email:  davec5791@gmail.com.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: Ardmore Shrine Club, State Championship, Ardmore, TX.  Contact:  Clay Allison, Phone:  580-277-3643 or James Bratcher:  580-276-8074.

Sept. 15-16, 2017: King of Coal, Washington County Fair, Brenham, TX.  Contact:  Terry Landry, Phone:  979-421-2377 or email:  tdl77833@gmail.com.

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

Sept. 15-16, 2017:  Early Pioneer Days Bar-B-Que Cookoff, Early, TX.  Contact Phone:  325-649-9300 or email:  dhudson@earlytx.net.com or website:  visitearly.com

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

Sept. 22-23, 2017:  CWSVFD 2nd Annual Fire Dept. BBQ Cook Off, Cottonwood Shores, TX.  Contact Phone:  830-220-9020 or email:  events@cwsvfd.org.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Fort Griffin BBQ, Albany, TX.

Sept. 29-30, 2017:  Mingus, Palo Pinto Lake, Community Animal Rescue, Shawn, TX.

Sept. 29-30, 2017:  Feedlot’s 5th Annual BBQ Cook-off, Richland Springs, TX.  Contact:  Regan Maxcey or Skye Smith.  Phone:  325-452-3244 or email:  can-texfertccentex.net or skye@gmail.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Manor Fest, Manor, TX.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Kare for Kids, Longview, TX.  Contact Phone:  903-431-2001.

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  Kimble County EMS, Junction, TX.

Oct 6-7, 2017:  Pyote Pumpkin Party, Pyote, TX.  Contact:  Sharon 432-448-0468 or Yolanda 432-208-5682.

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  Frio Fest BBQ Cook-off, Concan, TX.  Contact:  Cassandra Phone:  830-232-6625 or email:  Cassandra@friocountry.com or info@friocountry.com.

Oct. 6-7, 2017: Octoberfest Bar-B-Que & Chili, Granbury, TX.  Contact:  VFW Phone:  817-573-9350.

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  May Bulls & Briskets, May, TX.

Oct. 13-14, 2017:  October Fest, Rising Star, TX.

Oct. 13-14, 2017:  Dead Cow, Wichita Falls, TX.

Oct. 13-14, 2017:  ASCO 3rd Annual BBQ & Carshow, San Angelo, TX.  Contact Phone:  325-655-5666.

Oct. 13-14, 2017:  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6115 & Auxillary Barbeque Cook-off, Elgin, TX.  Contact Phone:  512-285-2300 or  Robin Swain Phone:  512-661-8318.

Oct. 20-21, 2017: Rockers, Riders & Ribs, Longview, TX.  Contact Phone:  903-232-7209 or email:  gbennett@news-journal.com.

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

Nov. 10-11, 2017:  Cooking for Courage, Conroe, TX.  Contact:  TUFF Gari Lynn Phone:  469-626-8833.

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

Aug. 4-5, 2017:  Pit at the Park, Macungie, PA. Contact: Barett Byler, 484-239-5240 or email: mmppitatthepark@gmail.com.

Aug. 11-12, 2017:  Maryland State BBQ Bash, Bel Air, MD. Contact: Roman Daridyuk, 443-823-1797 or email: roman@downtownbelair.com. Website: www.belairmaryland.org.

Aug. 18-19, 2017:  Big Bad BBQ In Boydton, Boydton, VA. Contact: Donna Ober, 434-738-7834 or email: dcober@comcast.net. Website: www.boydton.org.

Aug. 19, 2017:  Victory Brew BBQ, Parkesburg, PA.  Contact:  diane@victorybeer.com or website:  www.victorybeer.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. 2-3, 2017:  Finger Lakes Fire & Smoke, Geneva, NY. Contact: Rikk Foringer, 585-402-3508 or email: slowsmokinQ@gmail.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2017:  13th Annual Recovery Fest/8th Annual BBQ State Championship, Richmond, VA. Contact: Honest Liller, 804-564-0132 or email: honesty@mcshin.org. Website: www.bbq.mcshin.org.

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 

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. 16, 2017:  Pigs In the Park BBQ Fest, Hendersonville, TN.  Contact:  Chad Richards, 615-585-2725 or email:  cdrichards@comcast.net.

Sept. 21-22, 2017: Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off, Murphysboro, IL. Contact: Mike Mills, 618-684-8902 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 email: jenkins2@tecinfo.com.

Sept. 29-30, 2017: Bartlett BBQ Fest, Bartlett, TN. Contact: David 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 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, 662-378-3121 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 

Aug. 5, 2017: B-Dale BBQ Contest, B-Dale Club, Roseville, MN.

Aug. 5, 2017:  Le Center Post 108 Sons of the American Legion 2017 Cook Off, Le Center, MN.

Aug. 12, 2017: Pig N Wing Challenge, Wadena County Fairgrounds, Wadena, MN.

Aug. 12, 2017:  Dakota County BBQ Contest, Dakota County Fairgrounds, Farmington, MN.

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

Aug. 19, 2017:  7th Annual Next Chapter Ministries BBQ Cookoff, Rochester, 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. 9, 2017:  2nd Annual Pitmasters BBQ Contest, Southbrook Golf Club, Annandale, MN.

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

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

Sept. 23, 2017:  Cloverleaf Bar & Grill BBQ Cook-off and Competition, Newport, MN.

 

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

Aug. 5, 2017:  Krazy Days, Center and Main Streets, Middleborough, MA.

Aug. 12, 2017:  New London’s Best BBQ Chef Competition, New London, CT.

Aug. 18-20, 2017: Hudson Valley Ribfest, Ulster County Fairgrounds, New Paltz, NY. Contact: Shonda Bohlinger, 845-802-4850.

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

Aug. 26, 2017:  Kora Shriners Kare for Kids Ride-In BBQ Grilling Competition, Twitchell Airport, Turner, ME.

Sept. 9-10, 2017: Green Mountain BBQ Championship, Abel Mountain Campground, Braintree, VT. Contact: Jeremy Garrett, 802-244-8994.

Sept. 15-17, 2017: Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Championship, Golden Nugget, Atlantic City, NJ. Contact: Ron Cates, 870-536-8175.

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

Oct. 14-15, 2017: Bay State BBQ Championship @ Patridge Hollow Camp Ground, Monson, MA.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, 802.244.8994 or email:  Jeremy@J2Levents.com.

Oct. 21-22, 2017: Ocean State BBQ Championship@ Wawaloam Campground, West Kingston, RI.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, 802.244.8994 or email:  Jeremy@J2Levents.com.

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


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, 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 Southern BBQ Network website at www.sbbqn.com.

Aug. 26, 2017:  SBN Judge Certification Class, Edisto Shrine Club, 1235 Five Chop Road, Orangeburg, SC.

Oct. 6-7, 2017:  Squeals on Wheels,   Union County Fairgrounds, 106 Fair Lane,   Union, SC.

Oct. 13-14, 2017:  Jamil Shriner’s BBQ Cookoff, Jamil Shrine Temple, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia, SC  29210.

Oct. 13-14, 2017:  Oinktoberfest, 3456 Maybank Hwy, John’s Island, SC 29455.

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

Aug. 4-5, 2017: 2017 Omaha Steaks Nebraska BBQ Championship SCA Day, Omaha, NE.

Aug. 4, 2017: Deep East Texas State BBQ Championship Steak Cookoff, Kirbyville, TX.

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. 12, 2017: Smokin’ Hot J’s Smokin’ the Glacier Steak Cookoff, Idaho Springs, CO.

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

Aug. 19, 2017: Variety Annual Steak Cookoff, Memphis, TN.

Aug. 20, 2017:  Operation BBQ Relief Mississippi Steak Cookoff, Byhalia, MS.

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

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

Aug. 26, 2017:  Elkhorn Steak Cookoff, Garfield, AR.

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

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

Sept. 8, 2017: Apopka Summer BBQ Showdown Steak Cookoff, Apopka, FL.

Sept. 8, 2017:  Sticky Fingers Steak Cookoff, Fordyce, AR.

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

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

Sept. 16, 2017:  Boats & Bones Steak Cookoff, Kimberling City, MO.

Sept. 22, 2017: Steve Mayberry Memorial Cookoff, Carrollton, TX.

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

Sept. 23, 2017:  Ouachita County Fair Steak Cookoff, Camden, AR.

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. 21, 2017:  Creekside BBQ Battle Steak Cookoff, Warracknabeal, Australia.

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. 12, 2018: Taste of Blanchard Steak Challenge, Blanchard, LA.

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

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

Nov. 17-18, 2017: UCBL Professional League Contest #3, Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, LA.

 

NON-SANCTIONED EVENTS  

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

BBQ COOKING SCHOOLS

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

August 25-26, 2017: Full KCBS Competition Class with Daryl Strickland, Matt Lee, and the boys, Lang Smoker Cookers, 12300 US Highway 82 West, PO Box 547, Nahunta, GA 31553.  Phone- 1-800-462-4629 or 912-462-6146 or email:  info@langbbqsmokers.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

Aug. 3, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Asheboro, NC.  Contact: Pam Hester, Phone: 336-626-1277 or email:  phester@ci.asheboro.nc.us.

Aug. 4, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Contact:  John Thomson, Phone:  612-986-5375 or email:  john@eatapedia.com.

Aug. 5, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Shawnee, KS.  Contact:  Shawnee Civic Center, Phone:  913-631-5200.

Aug. 12, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Delphi, IN.  Contact:  John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784 or email: johnmchapman1963@gmail.com.

August 19, 2017:  MBN Judges Training Class, Greenwood, MS.  Website:  www.mbnbbq.com.  Contact:  Becky Palmer, 662-902-3612 or email:  beckypalmer@cableone.net.

Aug. 24, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Appleton City, MO.  Contact:  Emily Gilkey, or email:  emilygilkey@gmail.com.

Aug 31, 2017: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lebanon, OH, Contact Information:  Dan Hurst, Phone: 614-223-1530 or email:  dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com.

Sept. 8, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Perugia, Italy.  Contact:  Herbert Svolacchia, Phone: +39 075.500 3535 or email:  info@piacerebarbecue.it.

Sept. 22, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Waltrop, Germany. Contact:  Contact Information:  Tom and Natascha Hermann, Phone: 02365 / 9732 660 or email:  contest@palm-bbq-de

Sept. 28, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Dothan, AL.  Contact:  Contact Information:  Kerry Farrell, Phone: 334-699-1475 or email:  kerry@themaineventweb.com.

Oct. 13, 2017: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Muskogee, OK, Contact: Scott Seretean, Phone: 405-510-4986 or email:  bedouinbrewbbq@gmail.com.

Oct. 27, 2017:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lynchburg, TN.  Contact: Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Phone: 901-398-0305 or email:  jdjudgingclass@hotmail.com.