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EVENTS

AKBBQA

For more information, visit the AKBBQA website at www.alaskabbq.org


CBBQA

For more information, visit the CBBQA website at www.CBBQA.com

April 11, 2015: The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs. West VI, Wildomar, CA.

April 11, 2015: Ric’s Backyard Warm-up 2015 Edition, San Jose, CA.

April 23-26, 2015: 9th Annual Stagecoach Music Fest Championships, Indio, CA.

May 2, 2015: Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship 2015, Elk Grove, CA.

May 9, 2015: 2015 West Coast Classic, Long Beach, CA.

May 16, 2015: 7th Annual Bakersfield’s Biggest, Baddest BBQ Championship, Bakersfield, CA.

May 29-30, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival, Norco, CA.

May 30, 2015: 2nd Annual Redwood Coast Up In Smoke BBQ Competition, Eureka, CA.

June 6, 2015: 4th Annual VC Music Fest & BBQ, Valley Center, CA.

June 13, 2015: 3rd Annual California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship, Fillmore, CA.

June 26-27, 2015: 4th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championship, Santa Clara, CA.

June 27, 2015: Newport Beach BBQ Contest, Newport Beach, CA.

July 11, 2015: 5th Annual Wine Country Big Q, Rohnert Park, CAL.

July 25, 2015: 7th Annual Vista BBQ Classic, Vista, CA.

Aug. 1, 2015: 2nd Annual Oaktown Throwdown, Oakland, CA.

Aug. 7-9, 2015: Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons, Huntington Beach, CA.

Sept. 19, 2015: Smoke on the River 2015, Sacramento, CA.

Oct. 3, 2015: Dana Point 2015, Dana Point, CA.

Oct. 3, 2015: Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship, Oroville, CA.

Oct. 31, 2015: Sparta Q 2015, San Jose, CA.


CTBA

For more information, visit the CTBA website at www.ctbabbq.com.

April 17, 2015: Quad Cities Sandy’s Que for Kids, Nolanville, TX. Contact: Jarrod Young, 254-449-2022 or email: info@que4kids.org.

April 24, 2015: Celebrate Killeen, Killeen, TX. Contact: Ryan Long, 254-501-6396 or email: rlong@killeentexas.gov.

May 1, 2015: Chappell Hill, Unknown, TX. Contact: Marcy Kmiec, 979-251-4440.

May 8, 2015: MPR Lake Jamboree, Morgan’s Point, TX. Contact: Doug Mauer, 254-913-0963 or email: Douglas.mauer@gmail.com.

May 15, 2015: Mitzi’s Hookers Kiss My Bass, Del Rio, TX. Contact: Mitzi, 830-768-3616.

May 15, 2015: Bikers, Blues & BBQ, Waco, TX. Contact: Mark Rose, 254-216-1256.

May 29, 2015: Quad Cities Ribs & Rods, Temple, TX. Contact: Kenny Stone, 254-760-0653.

June 5, 2015: Buckholt’s Cotton Festival, Buckholdts, TX. Contact: David Menardous & Sherry Lopez, 254-482-1276 or 254-760-8915.

June 12, 2015: Quad Cities Bob Miracle, Temple, TX. Contact: Patsy Holscher, 254-931-9039.

June 19, 2015: Quad Cities Holland Cornfest, Holland, TX. Contact: Matt Jarolik, 254-718-6788.

July 17, 2015: Seaton Star Hall, Seaton, TX. Contact: Edwin Pechal, 2154-985-2282-254-721-2887.

Aug. 28, 2015: Knights of Columbus (Council 10309), Somerville, TX. Contact: Joe Gonzales, 979-251-1464.

Sept. 11, 2015: Little River Catfish Association, Little River, TX. Contact: Daniel Bales, 254-780-6171.

Sept. 18, 2015: Quad Cities Bartlett Cookoff, Barlett, TX. Contact: Norman Lange, 254-527-4461.

Sept. 18, 2015: McGregor Founder’s Day Annual Cookoff, McGregor, TX. Contact: Mike Olsen, 254-379-0560 or 254-258-8171.

Oct. 9, 2015: Harper Park Cookoff, Harper, TX. Contact: Damon Clar, 830-739-1328.

Oct. 23, 2015: Quad Cities Temple Jaycees, Temple, TX. Contact: Garrett Ashby, 254-721-1944.

Oct. 23, 2015: Kerr County Fair, Unknown, TX. Contact: Chad Parker, 830-928-4221.

Nov. 20, 2015: McGregor Lions Club, McGregor, TX. Contact: Michael Olsen, 254-258-8171.


FBA

For additional info., visit the FBA website at www.FLBBQ.org

April 3-4, 2015: 8th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival, Thomaston, GA. Contact: Bobby Bickley, 706-741-9317.

April 10-11, 2015: Tri-State Barbecue Festival, 2015 FBA Alabama State Championship, Dothan, AL. Contact: Kerry Farrell, 334-699-1475.

April 17-18, 2015: Planes, Trains, and Barbeque, Tavares, FL. Contact: Cheryl Fishel, 407-625-3818.

April 17-18 2015: Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL. Contact: Don Fisher, 941-809-5232 or 941-485-0804.

May 1-2, 2015: 11th Annual Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival, Barnesville, GA. Contact: T.J. Imberger/Marshall Hooks, 239-246-3118.

May 22-23, 2015: Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition, Fort Myers, FL. Contact: Michael Gavia, 239-246-3118.

May 22-23, 2015: Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout, Oviedo, FL. Contact: Angela Iversen, 407-697-4077.

June 5-6, 2015: Southeast Regional Pigfest, Tallahassee, FL. Contact: Diane Haggerty, 850-222-2043.

June 5-6, 2015: Historic Cocoa Village’s BBQ & Blues, Cocoa, FL. Contact: Emma Kirkpatrick, 321-863-0851.

June 18-20, 2015: Baddest BBQ on the Bone, Madeira Beach, FL. Contact: Alan McLeod, 727-543-3712.

July 10-11, 2015: US Veterans Honorary BBQ Contest, Vestfest 2015, Waldo, FL. Contact: Dennis Schmitz, 904-521-6625.

July 24-25, 2015: Smokin on the Suwannee BBQ Festival, Live Oak, FL. Contact: Damon Wooley, 386-590-6038.

Sept. 4-6, 2015: FBA Funcook, Clerbrook RV Resort, Clermont, FL.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: First Responders Choo, Choos BBQ & Blues Fest, Spring Hill, FL. Contact: Bill Donati, 727-639-7639.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Smokin’ Pig Fest, Lake City, FL. Contact: Wanda Jones, 386-752-8822.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Mulberry Fine Swine at the Pit, Mullberry, FL. Contact: Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625.

Oct. 23-24, 2015: South Florida Pro BBQ Competition, Isle Casino, Pompano Beach, FL. Contact: Connie Davis, 954-383-2285.

Nov. 13-14, 2015: Swamp Fest BBQ Competition, Haines City, FL. Contact: Jonathan Bartley, 863-439-7332.

Nov. 21-22, 2015: Grills Gone Wild BBQ Competition, Panama City, FL. Contact: Ann Scruggs or Hogs Gone Wild.

Dec. 11-12, 2015: Southern Pines Blues & BBQ, Perry, FL. Contact: Dawn Taylor, 850-584-5366.


GBA

For more information, visit the GBA website at www.bbqga.com

April 3-4, 2014: Hawkinsville’s Smokin’ the Track, Hawkinsville, GA. Contact: Kim Brown, 478-783-1717.

April 10-11, 2015: Bikes, Blues, & BBQ – Douglas BBQ Cook-off, Douglas, GA. Contact: Georgia Henderson, 912-383-0277 or email: ghenderson@cityofdouglas.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Smokin Pork N Butts, Jackson, GA. Contact: Wayne Rosser, 770-775-6367 or 678-925-9782.

May 1-2, 2015: 3 Rivers BBQ Fest, Towns Bluff RV Park, Hazlehurst, GA. Contact: Jim Sewell, 912-240-0106 or email: jwsewell@mchsi.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Smoke on the Lake, Cauble Park, Acworth, GA. Contact: Jeff Bass, 678-354-8363.

May 22-23, 2015: Fort Gaines 200 1st Annual BBQ Contest, Fort Gaines, GA. Contact: Sheri Baker, 334-750-7815 or email: sheri.baker@rocketmail.com.

July 3-4, 2015: Brookhaven BBQ Bash, Brookhaven, GA. Contact: Craig Fanti, 404-561-6365.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: Doc Holiday BBQ Championship. Contact: Will Doss, 770-228-4699.


IBCA

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

April 3-4, 2015: LaVedera RV BBQ, Lamesa, TX. Contact: Adam, 806-239-5921.

April 3-4, 2015: Vick’s Easter Cook-Off, Mathis, TX. Contact: Stacey, 361-319-0335.

April 10-11, 2015: HubPhest, Pharr, TX. Contact: Iselda, 956-402-4004.

April 10-11, 2015: 25th Annual Roughneck Cook Off, Luling, TX. Contact: Trey, 830-875-3214.

April 10-11, 2015: Lil Earl’s Hometown Throwdown, Marshall, TX. Contact: Chris/Lori, 903-780-1733.

April 10-11, 2015: Brazos County Go Texan, Kurten, TX. Contact: Doug, 979-255-0083 or email: dweedon@yahoo.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Buffalo Springs BBQ, Lubbock, TX. FMI, 806-747-3353.

April 10-11, 2015: Irving Knights of Columbus BBQ, Irving, TX. Contact: Loren, 682-551-2238 or email: triplejbbq@yahoo.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Terrell Heritage Jubilee Barbecue Cook-Off, State Championship, Terrell, TX. Contact: Donna, 972-563-5703 or email: donna@terrelltexas.com. Website: www.terrelltexas.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Orange Grove VFD, Orange Grove, TX. Contact: Lynn, 361-756-9200.

April 17-18, 2015: West Shore VFD BBQ, Laguna Park, TX. Contact: Danny, 254-733-1261.

April 17-18, 2015: Bulls, Pulls & BBQ Cook-off, Marion, TX. Contact: Erica, 830-914-3735.

April 17-18, 2015: Haslet Wild West Fest BBQ Cook Off, Haslet, TX. Contact: Wyvonne, 817-223-8624 or email: wallingw@prodigy.net.

April 17-18, 2015: Harlingen’s Bravest Cook-Off, Harlingen, TX. Contact: Andy Carrell, 361-228-3434 or email: hfdbbq@gmail.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Rope for the Kids. Edna, TX. Contact: Eric, 361-874-4500 or email: eri@mirageindustrialgroup.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Colleyville Old Tyme Cook Off, Colleyville, TX. Contact: Kevin, 817-503-1264.

April 24-25, 2015: Texas Shoot Out, Andrews, TX. Contact: Jesse, 432-664-0138.

April 24-25, 2015: Kurten Annual Community BBQ, State Championship, Kurten, TX. Contact: Tim Fickey, 979-218-1162 or email: tfickey@yahoo.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ & Wiener Dog Races, Buda, TX. Contact: Frankie, 512-971-0355.

April 24-25, 2015: 4th Wesley Ritchie Memorial BBQ, Victoria, TX. Contact: Monroe, 361-494-7387.

April 24-25, 2015: Texas Bar B Que Festival, Vidor, TX. Contact: Carolyn, 409-769-6339.

April 24-25, 2015: Wild Horse Desert Roundup, Bishop, TX. Contact: Butch, 361-438-0026.

April 24-25, 2015: Bexar County Jr. Livestock Show BBQ, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Roger, 210-416-2458 or email: beefmaster1@gmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Real Texas BBQ Cook-Off, Mesquite, TX. Contact: Bennye, 972-222-3314.

April 25-26, 2015: Freer Rattlesnake Cook-Off, Freer, TX. Contact: Sam, 361-701-1875.

May 1-2, 2015: Archer City Wild Hog Cook-off, Archer City, TX. Contact: Lynda, 940-867-6800 or email: acwhco@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: C.B. VFD Pig Out, Covington, TX. Contact: Gary McLain, 817-269-1147.

May 1-2, 2015: Colorado County Go Texan, Columbus, TX. Contact: Todd M., 979-758-4216. Website: www.coloradocountygotexan.org.

May 1-2, 2015: 6th Smokin’ Possum BBQ, TX State Championship, Graham, TX. Contact: Jim, email: possumhollowcamp@msn.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Mark Marley Memorial C/O, TX State Championship, Plainview, TX. Contact: Brandy, 806-292-5581 or email: bampierce79@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: 9th Chigger Hill BBQ Cook-off, Huntsville, TX. Contact: Henry, 936-577-6074 or email: htcan@hotmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: 61st Village Fair & BBQ Cook Off, TX State Championship, League City, TX. Contact: Greg, 281-850-0753.

May 1-2, 2015: Cinco de Mayo BBQ, Goliad, TX. Contact: Carlos, 361-571-3803.

May 1-2, 2015: Brushy Creek, Round Rock, TX. Contact: Alex, 512-225-7871.

May 1-2, 2015: The Battle of the Medina, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Rudy, 210-464-8388.

May 1-2, 2015: Kirby Hobofest, Kirby, TX. Contact: Laird, 210-661-2612 or email: ldbretz@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Arlington KoC #6269 Carnivore Cook-Off, Arlington, TX. Contact: David, 817-233-4533.

May 1-2, 2015: Triple Heat Cook-Off, Kenedy, TX. Contact: Joe, 830-583-6146 or email: kenedycc@scglobal.net.

May 1-2, 2015: Archer City Wild Hog Cook-Off, Archer City, TX. Contact: Lynda, 940-867-6800 or email: acwhco@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Colorado County Go Texan, Columbus, TX. Contact: Todd, 281-797-3020 or email: toddstrucking2@yahoo.com.

May 1-2, 2015: CVFD Pig Out, Covington, TX. Contact: Gary McLain, 817-269-1147.

May 1-2, 2015: Mark Malrley Memorial C/O, Plainview, TX. Contact: Brandy, 806-292-558.

May 8-9, 2015: 61st Village Fair & BBQ Cook Off, League City, TX. Contact: Greg, 281-850-0753.

May 8-9, 2015: 2nd Annual Sabine Shootout, TX State Championship, Edgewood, TX. Contact: Jeremy, 9030-275-8166 or email: sabineshootout@gmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Dr. Lanse T Fox Memorial Cook Off, Terrell, TX. Cotnact: Keith, 830-879-5073 or email: driansetfoxmemorial@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Frenchie Burke 6th Annual BBQ Cook Off, Lytle, TX. Contact: John, 210-394-5386.

May 15-16, 2015: Red River BBQ Championship, Ardmore, OK. Contact: Mike, 580-223-2763.

May 15-16, 2015: 25th Annual Malvin Prasitka, Jourdanton, TX. Contact: David, 830-769-3131.

May 15-16, 2015: Charcoal Challenge, Giddings, TX. Contact: Betty & Alma, 979-820-1952.

May 15-16, 2015: Wheelock VFD Spring Fest, TX State Championship, Wheelock, TX. Contact: Ed, 214-868-6103.

May 15-16, 2015: Homer’s Backyard Bash, TX State Championship, Amarillo, TX. Contact: Matt, 806-236-5499.

May 15-16, 2015: BBQ on the Bricks, Kerens, TX. Contact: Bryan, 903-396-2971 or email: kmiers@ci.kerens.tx.us.

May 15-16, 2015: Kenedy County Sheriff Posse BBQ, TX State Championship, Kingsville, TX. Contact: Tony, 361-455-8337 or email: tbone832993@yahoo.com.

May 21-22, 2015: Memorial Day Bash, Victoria, TX. Contact: Cornelio, 361-218-8099.

May 22-23, 2015: Boob-B-Q, Ft. Worth, TX. Contact: Bernadette, 214-566-6305.

May 22-23, 2015: U.S. Navy Seal Danny Dietz BBQ, Rosenberg, TX. Contact: Lisa Treece, 281-682-8242.

May 22-23, 2015: VFW Post 7109 Memorial Day BBQ, Pearland, TX. Contact: Jonathon, 281-997-1097 or email: vfwpost7109cookoff@gmail.com.

May 22-23, 2015: Judge Holt’s Round Up, Huntsville, TX. Contact: Debbie H., 936-672-7675 or email: dholtranch@msn.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Eighters from Decatur BBQ Challenge, TX State Championship, Decatur, TX. Contact: Randy, 817-371-2680.

May 29-30, 2015: Recess on the River “Meals on Wheels” BBQ, Smithville, TX. Contact: Darlene, 979-540-0599 or email: dastange@ccaction.com.

May 29-30, 2015: SWABA 17th Annual Arkansas State Championship, Delight, AR. Contact: Anthony, 870-285-1336. 

June 5-6, 2015: Cookin’ on the Cane, Natchitoches, LA. Contact: Jason, 318-357-5341 or email: natchitochesareajaycees@gmail.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Smokin Pits for Paws, Kenedy, TX. Contact: Joe, 800-759-4249.

June 12-13, 2015: South TX Pitmaster 2015 Shoot Out, Kingsville, TX. Contact: Lars, 361-935-6650 or email: southtexaspitmasters@gmail.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Caldwell FFA Booster Club BBQ, Caldwell, TX. Contact: Susan, 979-820-2218 or email: sskrabanek@caldwellisd.net.

June 12-13, 2015: June Cook Off, Columbus, TX. Contact: Fausta, 979-732-5030 or email: eweknoit@yahoo.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Papalote VFD BBQ, Papalote, TX. Contact: Mike, 361-945-3144 or email: pvfd04@yahoo.com.

June 12-13, 2015: 14th Annual Knights of Columbus Council 12292 Great American Cook Off, Brownfield, TX. Contact: Jimmy, 806-891-9668.

June 12-13, 2015: Penelope Vol. Fire Dept., Penelope


KCBS

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

April 3-4, 2015: ‘Que at the View, State Championship, Gulfport, MS. Contact: Stacy Thompson, 228-314-2103 or email: viewque@gmail.com.

April 3-4, 2014: Smokin on Big Creek BBQ Contest benefiting Operation BBQ Relief, State Championship, Pleasant Hill, MO. Contact: Stay Hays, smokinonbigcreek@operationbbqrelief.org or Amy Hays, judges@operationbbqrelief.org.

April 3-4, 2015: Fifth Annual Bull Moose, State Championship, Somerville, TN. Contact: Marvin Hurley, 901-282-6138 or email: mdhurley1957@yahoo.com.

April 3-4, 2015: Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon, State Championship, Stillwater, OK. Contact: Chad Duncan, 405-880-4514 or email: chadduncan_1979@hotmail.com.

April 3-4, 2015: The Ironman, Shady Grove, PA. Contact: Eric Forrester, 717-643-0039 or email: info@ironmanbbq.com.

April 3-4, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Renton, WA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

April 10-11, 2015: Triple Threat BBQ Beer & Music Festival, State Championship, Harrington, DE. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 302-398-3269 or email: sandy@thestatefair.net.

April 10-11, 2015: Smoke in the Spring, State Championship, Osage City, KS. Contact: Corey Linton, 785-528-4610 or email: rec@osagecity.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Cedar Fest BBQ, Cedar Park, TX. Contact: Lyndee Matthews, 512-260-7800 or email: info@cedarparkchamber.org.

April 10-11, 2015: Bib’s Camel City Cookoff (formerly Jammin’ Pig), Winston-Salem, NC. Contact: Mark Little, 336-665-7245 or email: mar_donlittle@hotmail.com.

April 10-11, 2015: CCS Spring Festival & BBQ Competition, State Championship, Indianapolis, IN. Contact: Brett Healey, 317-223-7143 or email: healeybrett@att.net.

April 10-11, 2015: The Best “Dam” Barbeque Contest at Smithville Lake, State Championship,  Smithville, MO. Contact: Tony Kerns, 9123-991-3991 or email: tony@kernskonnection.com.

April 10-11, 2015: The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs. West VI, State Championship, Wildomar, CA. Contact: Henry Silvestre, 951-445-1903 or email: hsilvestre@aol.com.

April 10-11, 2015: New York City BBQ Cookoff, Staten Island, NY. Contact: Frank Saulle, 718-351-1611 ext. 245 or email: fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org.

April 10-11, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

April 10-11, 2015: Smoke on the Falls, State Championship, Gadsden, AL. Contact: Janet Tarrance, 256-549-4663 or email: jtarrance@cityofgadsden.com.

April 11-12, 2015: Baseball & BBQ Cookoff, Hoofddorp Netherlands. Contact: Harry Havinga, +31 06-10568568 or email: h.havinga@trippel-b.nl.

April 17-18, 2015: 10th Annual Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ, State Championship, Enid, OK. Contact: Lynne Bendendorf, 850-548-8194 or email: lbendendorf@eaglemkt.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Bynum Schools Best of the Basin BBQ Championship, State Championship, Midland, TX. Contact: Tracy Bush, 432-520-0075 or email: tracy@bynumschool.org.

April 17-18, 2015: VFW Post 846 7th Annual BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Overland Park, KS. Contact: J.D. Pickett, 803-292-3711 or email: vfwpost846opks@gmail.com.

April 17-18, 2015: 7th Annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest, Washington, MO. Contact: Alex H., 636-239-1743 or email: events@downtownwashmo.org.

April 17-18, 2015: High on the Hog Festival, State Championship, Winchester, TN. Contact: Linda Gould, 931-308-7660 or Dianne Zimmerman, 931-607-6030.

April 17-18, 2015: Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival, State Championship, Cornelia, GA. Contact: Heather Sinyard, 706-778-8585 ext. 280 or email: bht@corneliageorgia.org or Rachel Harper, bbq@whitefoxrun.com.

April 17-18, 2015: 2nd Annual Pickin’ N’ Pullin’ BBQ Competition, Lanexa, VA. Contact: Jon Caldwell, 804-966-8362 or email: jcaldwell@rockahock.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Denver, CO. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

April 17-18, 2015: 19th Annual Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Kings Mountain, NC. Contact: Frank Burns, 704-734-0555 or email: frankb@cityofkm.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Smokin’ in the Ville, State Championship, Edwardsville, KS. Contact: Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce, 913-422-5044 or email: info@bsedwchamber.org.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Boogie & Blues, State Championship, Calhoun, GA. Contact: Aaron Walkover, 706-307-9129 or email: calhounkoa@yahoo.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Morris Twister Days BBQ Competition, Morris, OK. Contact: Sarah Amador, 918-759-1338 or email: sfamador@windstream.net.

April 24-25, 2015: Wabash Ribber Fest, State Championship, Mt. Carmel, IL. Contact: Terry Beckerman, 618-263-2093 or email: maplehill82@hotmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Backyard BBQ Brawl, State Championship, Murfreesboro, TN. Contact: George Smith, 615-890-9006 or email: decherd2@hotmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Capital Cook-Off, State Championship, Lexington, NC. Contact: Rebekah McGee, 336-249-0383 or email: rebekah@uptownlexington.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Capital Cook-Off, State Championship, Lexington, NC. Contact: Chad Hodges, 336-906-2889 or email: chadhodges@mac.com, or Rebekah McGee, 336-249-0383 or email: rebekah@uptownlexington.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Rock N Ribs BBQ Festival, Springfield, MO. Contact: Brett Sheets, 417-860-4376 or email: bsheets@steelmantransport.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Central Iowa Expo BBQ, State Championship, Boone, IA. Contact: Dena & Ron Milhous, 515-231-1381 or email: denamilhous@hotmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 1-2, 2015: Bixby BBQ’N Blues Festival, Bixby, OK. Contact: Buster McCurtain, 918-481-3277 or email: brmccurtain@sbcglobal.net.

May 1-2, 2015: Smokin’ Hot BBQ Nassau, Nassau Bahamas. Contact: Michael Compton, 787-319-9410 or email: mike@bbqpr.com.

May 1-2, 2015: The Whistlestop Festival & Rocket City BBQ, State Championship, Huntsville, AL. Contact: Whitney Heaps, 256-564-8116 or email: whitney.heaps@huntsvilleal.gov.

May 1-2, 2015: Brews, Blues & Bar-B-Q Cookoff, State Championship, Lansing, KS. Contact: Jessica Waters, 913-727-5488 or email: cvb@lansing.ks.us.

May 1-2, 2015: Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival, State Championship, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Edward Kumian, 410-991-0611 or email: ekumian@comcast.net.

May 1-2, 2015: Apple Blossom BBQ Contest, State Championship, St. Joseph, MO. Contact: Melissa Birdsell, 816-271-1480 or email: mbirdsell@co.buchanan.mo.us.

May 1-2, 2015: George County Firefighters Association BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Lucedlae, MS. Contact: Jeffery Erkhart, 601-508-8131 or email: jefferyerkhart@gcffabbqchallenge.org.

May 1-2, 2015: Truman Heritage Festival BBQ Championship, State Championship, Grandview, MO. Contact: Sky Smother, 816-316-4998 or email: rschemm@new.rr.com.

May 1-2, 2015: The Masters in May, Appleton, WI. Contact: Bob Schemm, 920-740-6920 or email: rschemm@new.rr.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Pony Express BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Gothenburg, NE. Contact: Mike Eberle, 308-962-0112 or email: crabdaddyfeast@hotmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: The Doggone Good BBQ Contest, State Championship, Dwight, IL. Contact: Rodney Connor, 815-374-0364 or email: rodneyconnor@hotmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Columbia Elks Lodge #594 BBQ Contest, State Championship, Columbia, MO. Contact: Curtis Stone, 573-442-6416 or email: bbqelks594@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship, State Championship, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Ed Anhorn, 916-599-5095 or email: ed@bigbullbbqevents.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Smokin on the Water 2, Liberty, IN. Contact: Carl Sharp, 765-458-5574 or email: carl.sharp.c9mm@statefarm.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Show Low BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Show Low, AZ. Contact: Skip or Cheryl Ramsden, 928-208-2375 or email: info@musicbrewsbbq.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, State Championship, Ridgefield, CT. Contact: Ridgefield Rotary Club, 845-893-4648 or email: rvazzana@gmail.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Smoke by the River, Brugg, . Contact: Okker Cuiper, 41628910853 or email: okker.cuiper@comanagement.ch.

May 2-3, 2015: The Masters in May – The Classic, Appleton, WI. Contact: Bob Schemm, 920-740-6920 or email: rschemm@new.rr.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championship, State Championship, Mesquite, NV. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Smokin’ on the Water, State Championship, Liberty, IN. Contact: Carl Sharp, 765-458-5574 or email: carl.sharp.c9mm@statefarm.com.

May 2-3, 2015: “Smokin Q” at Lynnwood Ranch, Aldersyde Alberta, Canada. Contact: Gus LeDuc, 403-938-2203 or email: gus@lynnwoodranch.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Boss Hog State Championship Cook-Off, State Championship, Waynesboro, GA. Contact: Nan Lynch or Amy Lively, 706-554-8100 or email: bosshogcookoff@yahoo.com or Tim Lively, 706-551-2045 or email: tdlively@hotmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Kannapolis, NC. Contact: Eddie Smith, 704-920-4308 or email: resmith@kannapolisnc.gov.

May 8-9, 2015: Wheatstock Grill Off, State Championship, Abilene, KS. Contact: Kimberly Smith, 785-263-6688 or email: ksmith@mhsks.org.

May 8-9, 2015: Mississippi Springfest BBQ Contest, State Championship, Ashland, MS. Contact: Tony Tidwell, 662-224-3220 or email: msspringfest@att.net.

May 8-9, 2015: BBQ in the Bluffs, State Championship, Council Bluffs, IA. Contact: Rick Guill, 712-328-9239 or email: rguill@farmersagent.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Sertoma 48 BBQ, State Championship, Lawrence, KS. Contact: Jeff Messick, Sertoma Club of Lawrence, 785-865-6308 or email: lawrencesertoma@gmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Boda Betta BBQ, State Championship, Auburn, AL. Contact: Lolly Steiner, 334-887-7011 or email: lolly@auburnchamber.com.

May 8-9, 2015: BBQ Jamboree, State Championship, Fredricksburg, VA. Contact: James Sharon, 540-840-1442 or email: james_sharon@verizon.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Roman Roast on the River, State Championship, Rome, GA. Contact: Betsy Hampson, 706-314-1324 or email: bhampson@rfpra.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Rockin’ BBQ for Riley, Warsaw, IN. Contact: Kevin Harris, 574-269-1823 or email: dawnuharris@hotmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Wild West BBQ, State Championship, Lamar, CO. Contact: Toni McPerosn, 719-688-3899 or email: tmcp@centurytel.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival, State Championship, Green Lane, PA. Contact: Shawn Tucker, 215-740-7593 or email: glfcbbq@comcast.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Boots & BBQ Festival, State Championship, Claremore, OK. Contact: Clarice Doyle, 918-343-2527 or email: rsucjc76@gmail.com. Judges’ Contact: Roger Fleming, email: rfleming@claremorewireless.com.

May 8-9, 2015: West Coast BBQ Classic, State Championship, Long Beach, CA. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Fire on the Mountain BBQ Cook-off & Spring Festival (Backyard BBQ Contest Only), Arab, AL. Contact: Jason Haggard, 256-309-8611 or email: jasonhaggard@msn.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Overland Park, KS. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 9-10, 2015: Beers, Fries & BBQ II – The Belgian Championship Low & Slow BBQ, Kapermolenpark/Hasselt/Belgium. Contact: Wim Bloemen, +32 496 72 48 45 or email: wim.bloemen@fricksfashion.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Chesapeak, VA. Contact: Dorothy Kowalsky, 757-482-4848 or email: director@chesapeakejubilee.org.

May 15-16, 2015: Grand Lake BBQ Festival, State Championship, Langley, OK. Contact: Darrel Hicks, 918-591-6090 or email: darrelhicks52@yahoo.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Smokin on the Lake, State Championship, Monroe City, MO. Contact: Michael Baker, 877-700-9422 or email: manager@marktwainlanding.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Sevierville Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, State Championship, Sevierville, TN. Contact: Carroll McMahan, 865-453-6411 or email: cmcmahan@scoc.org.

May 15-16, 2015: 20th Annual Platte City BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Platte City, MO. Contact: Gary Vest, 816-536-1392 or email: silvercreek@passportamerica.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Buckeye State BBQ Championship, State Championship, West Chester, OH. Contact: Tom Glass, 513-621-2120 or email: tpglass@strausstroy.com.

 

May 15-16, 2015: Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Championship, State Championship, Hartselle, AL. Contact: Susan Hines, 256-773-4370 or email: susan@hartsellechamber.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Minnesota in May, State Championship, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Randy Applegren, 612-790-6364 or email: randyhomeloan@gmail.com. Judges’ Contact: John Scharffbillig, email: johnscharffbillig@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Bakersfield’s Biggest, Baddest BBQ Championship, Bakersfield, CA. Contact: Curtis & Angie Trigueiro, 661-978-6785 or email: crtrigueiro@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: 1st Annual Flags Are Flying BBQ Festival (Backyard & Kids Q), State Championship, Winder, GA. Contact: Stanley Rodgers, 770-630-5700 or email: chiefrat007@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, St. Charles, MO. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 15-16, 2015: WBA Pork in the Park, Wyandotte, MI. Contact: Nick Bader, 734-324-4514 or email: insurancenick@gmail.com.

May 16-17, 2015: Madison Magazine BBQ Festival, State Championship, Madison, WI. Contact: Joseph Parajecki, 608-767-3940 or email: grassfedjoe@gmail.com.

May 22-23, 2015: Best Dam Barbecue, State Championship, Boulder City, NV. Contact: Christy Springgate-Hill, 702-812-6449 (NO TEXTING) or email: cscsgate23@gmail.com.

May 22-24, 2015: Red, White & BBQ, State Championship, Westmont, IL. Contact: James Addington, 630-215-9527 or email: jaaddington54@comcast.net.

May 22-24, 2015: BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, State Championship, North Bend, OR. Contact: Amy Bailey, 541-756-8800 ext. 1574 or email: abailey@themillcasino.com.

May 22-23, 2015: 34th Annual Kennett Jaycee Show-Me State BBQ CookOff, State Championship, Kennett, MO. Contact: Allen Williams, 573-717-6875 or email: kennettkcbbq@yahoo.com or Jason Rhew, 573-717-3002.

May 22-23, 2015: Table Rock & Ribs, State Championship, Kimberling City, MO. Contact: Jeff White, 417-739-3264 or email: jeff@kimberling.com.

May 22-23, 2015: Lewisburg Rotary Club BBQ CookOff, State Championship, Lewisburg, TN. Contact: Jeff Jordan, 931-359-4373 or email: jjordan@advancedeyecareclinic.net.

May 22-23, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Marietta, GA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 23-24, 2015: Roc City Rib Fest, State Championship, Rochester, NY. Contact: Brian Wemett, email: info@rockcityribfest.com.

May 23-24, 2015: Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition, Hoofddorp Netherlands. Contact: Harry Havinga, +31 06-10568568 or email: info@tonystonecompetition.nl.

May 23-24, 2015: Sugar Mound BBQ Festival, State Championship, Mound City, KS. Contact: Ron Nation, 620-224-6708 or email: ronnation@hotmail.com.

May 23-24, 2015: Smokin’ in the Junction, State Championship, West Des Moines, IA. Contact: Katie Rooney, 515-222-3642 or email: events@valleyjunction.com.

May 29-30, 2015: BBQ 4 ASTOP, Fond du Lac, WI. Contact: Pam Hammond, 920-602-0341 or email: dishmania@aol.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown, State Championship, Canon City, CO. Contact: Autumn Dever, 719-429-7662 or email: autumn.dever@uaacog.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival, State Championship, Norco, CA. Contact: Debbie Yopp, email: info@brewnquefestival.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Smokin’ in Steel, State Championship, Owatonna, MN. Contact: Joe Elbert, 507-279-4015 or email: jelbert56@gmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Hog Wild BBQ Cookoff & Family Festival, State Championship, Brookhaven, MS. Contact: Mark Porter, 601-757-1772 or email: markporter500@yahoo.com, or Adam Wallace, 604-757-2826.

May 29-30, 2015: PigMania Lima, Lima, OH. Contact: Dan Hurst, 614-223-1530 or email: dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com.

May 29-31, 2015: Monadnock Up in Smoke BBQ Fest, State Championship, Swanzey, NH. Contact: Geordie Fifield, 603-831-1655 or email: monadnocksmokebbq@gmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: 4th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition, State Championship, Valley, NE. Contact: Doug Eggen, 402-510-1603 or email: deggen@valley.omhcoxmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Carnivores Classic, Missoula, MT. Contact: Amy Nack, 406-214-4068 or email: amy.nack@umontana.edu.

May 29-30, 2015: Kelley Wilson Memorial BBQ Competition, Kansas City, MO. Contact: Mark Blanck, 816-363-2039 ext. 538 or email: mblanck@rockhursths.edu.

May 29-30, 2015: Pig & A Jig BBQ Festival, State Championship, Snow Hill, MD. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, Hendersonville, TN. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 29-30, 2015: The Rotary Club of Bearden – Que Fest, State Championship, Knoxville, TN. Contact: Ted Hotz, 865-769-1655 or email: thotz@pughcpas.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Piggin’ in the Park, Woodruff, SC. Contact: Alyson Leslie, 864-476-2133 or email: aleslie@cityofwoodruff.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Beltway BBQ Showdown, State Championship, Ft. Washington, MD. Contact: Jonathan Jones, 301-568-7719 or email: jonathan.jones@pgparks.com.

May 30-31, 2015: Rock’n Western Rendezvous, State Championship, Loveland, CO. Contact: Ron Cates, 870-536-8175 or email: ronnie@catesandcompany.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Poor Que, State Championship, Montello, WI. Contact: Anita Moore, 920-295-3647 or email: apmoore@charter.net.

June 5-6, 2015: Original SD BBQ Championships, State Championship, Huron, SD. Contact: Candi Briley, 605-353-7354 or email: candi-briley@state.sd.us.

June 5-6, 2015: Up in Smoke on the Square, State Championship, Lincoln, IL. Contact: Chris Graue, 217-732-7997 or email: info@lincolnbbq.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Bourbon City BBQ Festival, State Championship, Bardstown, KY. Contact: Rick Berry, 502-348-6221 or email: rmb@bardstowncable.net.

June 5-6, 2015: 24th Annual McLouth BBQ Blowout, State Championship, McLouth, KS. Contact: Cliff Weeks, 913-796-6330 or email: weeksc65@gmail.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Hott Butts BBQ Contest, Boonville, MO. Contact: Pamela Beerup, 573-443-8706 ext. 1030 or email: Pamela-beerup@showmeaction.org.

June 5-6, 2015: Big Blue BBQ Championship, State Championship, Marysville, KS. Contact: Allie Argo, 785-562-8374 or email: marysvillemainst@bluevalley.net.

June 5-6, 2015: Variety Children’s Charity BBQ Bash, State Championship, Memphis, TN. Contact: Sherri Schwartz, 901-373-5368 or email: varietyclub@bellsouth.net.

June 5-6, 2015: 2015 Keepers of the Fire BBQ Contest, State Championship, Mayetta, KS. Contact: Tracy Satterfield, 816-806-9402 or email: tracy@thikbbq.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Que for the Troops, State Championship, Levittown, PA. Contact: Jeff Dence, 215-302-3316 or email: que@fallstwp.org.

June 5-6, 2015: Smokin’ on the Summit, State Championship, Lee’s Summit, MO. Contact: Keith Stidham, 816-554-8610 or email: info@smokinonthesummitbbq.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Okfuskee Firefighters Wildfire Cookoff, Okemah, OK. Contact: Greg Scott, 918-623-6091 or email: okwildfirecookoff@yahoo.com.

June 5-6,2 015: Euharlee Covered Bridge ‘Que (GBC Qualifier), State Championship, Euharlee, GA. Contact: Gowan Fenley, 678-231-5064 or email: gowan@bbqteam.net.

June 5-6, 2015: 4th Annual VC Music Fest & BBQ, State Championship, Valley Center, CA. Contact: Dale Ginos, 760-310-5040 or email: daleginos@gmail.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Asheville, NC. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 5-6, 2015: Hog Happenin’ BBQ & Bike Fest, State Championship, Lincolnton, NC. Contact: Abby Cole, 704-736-8915 or email: abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us.

June 5-6, 2015: Boats, Bands & BBQ, State Championship, Pueblo, CO. Contact: Christine Pittman, 719-595-0242 or email: Christine@puebloriverwalk.org.

June 6-7, 2015: Vuur en Vlees (Fire & Meat), Deurne, The Netherlands. Contact: Wendy van den Eijnden or Leny van den Eijnden, 0031493-313790 or 0031493-745001 or email: vuurenvlees@baroef.nl.

June 12-13, 2015: Fitzgerald Pig Pickin’, State Championship, Fitzgerald, GA. Contact: Christi Schirack, 229-423-9357 or email: cschirack@mediacombb.net.

June 12-13, 2015: Delta Smoke BBQ Contest, State Championship, Wynne, AR. Contact: Chad House, 870-945-0880 or email: chad@houseindustriesinc.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, State Championship, Tryon, SC. Contact: Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 828-859-7427 or email: Christina@carolinafoothillschamber.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Smokin’ on the River, State Championship, Jeffersaonville, IN. Contact: Daniel Skaggs, 502-225-7700 or email: skaggs_daniel@yahoo.com.

June 12-13, 2015: 3rd Annual Hog & Steer Barbecue Competition & Festival, State Championship, Oconomowoc, WI. Contact: Dianne Crowley, 262-560-3604 or email: Dianne.crowley@wishd.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Fire on the Frontier BBQ Classic, Hays, KS. Contact: Traci Stanford, 785-621-4171 or email: dhdc@downtownhays.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Marietta River City BBQ, Marietta, OH. Contact: Emmeline Wharton, 740-629-7139 or email: mariettabbq@gmail.com.

June 12-13, 2015: California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship, State Championship, Fillmore, CA. Contact: Roger Campbell, 805-857-2785 or email: rognfillmore@aol.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Sam’s ClubNational BBQ Tour, N. Charleston, SC. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 12-13, 2015: Rock the Block BBQ Competition, Grand Rapids, MI. Contact: Erica Hoose,r 616-451-9410 or email: Erica@lincrev.org.

June 12-13, 2015: Bend of the River CookOut, State Championship, Mankato, MN. Contact: Nathan Herme, 507-317-9291 or email: natjherme@gmail.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Big Kahuna Wing Festival (Competitor’s Series), Knoxville, TN. Contact: Matt Beller, 865-466-8365 or email: matt@bkwseasonings.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Sons of the American Legion Red, White, & Blue BBQ Contest, State Championship, Smithville, MO. Contact: Keith Clough, 816-679-6628 or email: rkctiger@yahoo.com.

June 13-14, 2015: Sun BBQ Fest, State Championship, Uncasville, CT. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

June 13-14, 2015: BBQ Battle Royale at Taste of Dallas, Dallas, TX. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Barbourville BBQ Cook-Off & Festival, State Championship, Barbourville, KY. Contact: Denise Wainscott, 606-545-9674 or email: dwainscott@unionky.edu.

June 19-20, 2015: Desoto Shrine Club 7th Annual 2015 BBQ Cook OFf, State Championship, Hernando, MS. Contact: Douglas Francis, 904-487-6785 or email: kfrancis008@yahoo.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off, State Championship, Miles City, MT. Contact: Trudy Winslow, 406-439-0491 or email: ltwinslow@midrivers.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Peak City Pigfest, State Championship, Apex, NC. Contact: Graham Wilson, 919-362-7141 or email: gwilson@prstreet.com.

June 19-21, 2015: Porkapalooza BBQ Festival, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Darcy Fitzgerald, 780-491-3527 or email: Karen@gurba@albertapork.com.

June 19-20, 2015: 7th Annual Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off, State Championship, Auburn Hills, MI. Contact: Shawn Keenan, 248-364-6926 or email: skeenan@auburnhills.org.

June 19-20, 2015: State Center Rose Festival BBQ Championship, State Championship, State Center, IA. Contact: Misty Bunn, 641-328-4584 or email: mistyl4l@outlook.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Knights of Columbus, State Championship, Quincy, IL. Contact: Bill Anderson, 217-257-2108 or email: bml44@comcast.net.

June 19-20, 2015: 22nd Colorado BQ Challenge, State Championship, Frisco, CO. Contact: Nora Gilbertson, 970-668-9132 or email: norag@townoffrisco.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Rock’n Freedom, State Championship, Seymour, MO. Contact: Heath Johnson, 417-396-8168 or email: blownawaybbq@yahoo.com. Judges’ Contact: Jim Altic, email: jimaltic@gmail.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Crossborder Blues, Brews & Que, State Championship, Wilson, NY. Contact: Frank Tatzauer, 716-258-2588 or email: comfrank@buffalo.edu.

June 19-20, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Bowling Green, KY. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 19-20, 2015: Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, State Championship, Buckhannon, WV. Contact: Jody Light, 604-439-3033 or email: almostheavenbbqbash@gmail.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Eureka BBQ Bash, Eureka, KS. Contact: Dale Fritz, 620-750-0307 or email: dalefritz@ymail.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Stagecoach Days 1st Annual State BBQ Championship, State Championship, Banning, CA. Contact: Henry Silvestre, 951-445-1903 or email: hsilvestre@aol.com.

June 19-20, 2015: YYC – Real Men Can Cook BBQ Comp, State Championship, Ogden, UT. Contact: Jesse Johnson, 801-390-1000 or email: jesse@bigjohnsonbbq.com.

June 20-21, 2015: Smoke Out in the Valley, State Championship, Buckner, MO. Contact: Tonia Richardson, 816-399-3454 or email: trichardson1229@embarqmail.com.

June 20-21, 2015: Rock’N RibFest 2015, State Championship, Merrimack, NH. Contact: William Paige, 781-752-5666 or email: williamlpaigerjr@yahoo.com.

June 20-21, 2015: Smokin’ at the Ball Park BBQ Fest, State Championship, Old Orchard Beach, ME. Contact: Sharri MacDonald, 207-590-4201 or email: smacdonald@maine.rr.com.

June 20-21, 2015: Italian Barbecue Championship 2015, Percorso Verde, Perugia. Contact: Herbert Svolacchia, +390755003535 or email: info@piacerebarbecue.it.

June 26-27, 2015: Leadville BBQ & Brew Festival, State Championship, Leadville, CO. Contact: Jeff McGuinness, 719-486-3900 or email: Leadville@leadvilleusa.com.

June 26-27, 2015: 3rd Annual Willard Freedom Feast BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Wilalrd, MO. Contact: Stacia Buffington, 619-933-2790 or email: staciabuffington@aol.com.

June 26-27, 2015: 3rd Annual Ribstock MBA BBQ Festival, State Championship, Omaha, NE. Contact: Kenny Engelmeyer, 402-981-3171 or email: kennys52@gmail.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Smokin’ on the Pecos, State Championship, Artesia, NM. Contact: David Grousnick, 575-513-4291 or email: dvgrousnick@yahoo.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Fest, State Championship, Chandler, OK. Contact: Chandler Area Chamber of Commerce, 405-258-0673 or email: chandlerchamber@gmail.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Battle of the Bones, State Championship, Central Point, OR. Contact: Sarah Garceau, 541-423-1978 or email: battleofthebones@gmail.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Newport Beach Barbecue Contest, State Championship, Newport Beach, CA. Contact: Steve Bender, 949-300-5103 or email: steve@stevebender.net.

June 26-27, 2015: Blount County BBQ Bash, State Championship, Maryville, TN. Contact: Mark Smith or Jonathan Sitzlar, 865-806-5398 or 865-250-4732 or email: bigbbqbash@gmail.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Silicon Valley BBQ Championships, State Championship, Santa Clara, CA. Contact: Frank Walsh, email: frank@svbbq.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Smoke on the Square: In Memory of David Harness, State Championship, Franklin, IN. Contact: Tara Payne, 317-346-1258 or email: tara@discoverdowntownfranklin.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Great Lenexa BBQ Battle – Kansas State Championship, State Championship, Lenexa, KS. Contact: Lindsay Hart, 9123-477-7130 or email: lhart@lenexa.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Grillin’ in Grafton, State Championship, Grafton, WI. Contact: Kris, kris@recordevents.com, or Peter, Peter@recordevents.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Ypsilanti, MI. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

June 26-27, 2015: Covington Cork & Pork Festival, State Championship, Covington, VA. Contact: David Bryant, 540-965-6310 or email: dbryant@covington.va.us.

June 27-28, 2015: National Captial Barbecue Battle, State Championship, Washington, DC. Contact: Doug Halo, 301-860-0630 or info@bbqindc.com.

June 27-28, 2015: Mr. BBQ Barbeque Challenge, State Championship, Davenport, IA. Contact: Glenn Rohm, 309-799-7469 or email: ioproductions@sbcglobal.net.

June 27-28, 2015: Green Mountain BBQ Championship, State Championship, Waterbury, VT. Contact: Jeremy Garrett, 802-244-8994 or email: Jeremy@j2levents.com.

June 27-28, 2015: Delft Beer & BBQ Fest, Delft, The Netherlands. Contact: Jaap Brouwer, +31 15 2851424 or email: jaap@delftbeerandbbq.nl.

June 27-28, 2015: 1st Annual Greenport Harbor Beer, BBQ & Blues, State Championship, Peconic, NY. Contact: Richard VanDenburgh, 631-513-9019 or email: events@bbq-brethren.net.

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LSBS

For additional info., visit the LSBS website at
www.lonestarbarbecue.com

April 3-4, 2015: Here’s to the Heroes Easter Fest, Kerrville, TX.

April 3-4, 2015: Boston’s Buckin BBQ, Palestine, TX.

April 3-4, 2015: Wild Pig Cook-Off, Evant, TX.

April 10-11, 2015: Red River Smoke Out, Wichita Falls, TX.

April 10-11, 2015: Dell Diamond Blue Santa, Round Rock, TX.

April 17-18, 2015: Country Club Cook-off, Quanah, TX.

April 17-18, 2015: Elijah Annual Memorial BBQ Cookoff, San Marcos, TX.

April 17-18, 2015: Rotary Club of Hutto, Hutto, TX.

April 24-25, 2015: Germanfest BBQ Cook-Off, Muenster, TX. Website: www.germanfest.net.

April 24-25, 2015: TAFR Charity Wild Game, Houston, TX.

April 24-25, 2015: VFW/LAX BBQ Cook-Off, Leander, TX.

April 24-25, 2015: 18th Annual State Championship BBQ & Goat, Goldthwaite, TX.

April 24-25, 2015: Horn Toad Cook-off, Quanah, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Jim Bowie BBQ Cook-Off, Menard, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Circleville Store Cook-off, Circleville, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Bangs Flamin BBQ Cook-Off, Bangs, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Pink Soles in Motion, Carrollton, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Kim Lake Memorial for Kids, State Championship, Jefferson, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Howdy Roo, State Championship, Marble Falls, TX.

May 8-9, 2015: 32nd Annual Electra Goat BBQ, Electra, TX.

May 8-9, 2015: Dick’s Grillin & Chillin, Selman, TX.

May 8-9, 2015: Bentwood Bash, Bentwood, TX.

May 8-9, 2015: Hog’s n Dog’s Vatos n Gatos, Loredo, TX.

May 8-9, 2015: Great Texas Outdoor Expo, New Braufels, TX.

May 15-16, 2015: Kerrfest, Kerrville, TX.

May 15-16, 2015: Revved Up for ALS, Floresville, TX.

May 15-16, 2015: Funtier Days World Championship Bison Cook-Off, Santa Anna, TX.

May 23-24, 2015: Get Your Cook-On, Bandera, TX.

May 22-23, 2015: Chili & BBQ, Spicewood, TX.

May 29-30, 2015: BBQ Boys Buyers Group Cook-Off, Round Rock, TX.

June 5-6, 2015: Medina Lake, TX.

June 5-6, 2015: Chisholm Trail Round-Up, Lockhart, TX.

June 12-13, 2015: Kopper Kettle Cook-Off, Durant, OK.

June 12-13, 2015: VFD BBQ Cook-Off, Fort McKavett, TX.

June 12-13, 2015: Cow Camp Cook-Off, San Saba, TX.

May 19-20, 2015: Smoke on the Hill, Brady, TX.

June 19-20, 2015: Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival, Round Rock, TX.

June 26-27, 2015: Triple Crown BBQ & Chili, Waco, TX.

July 10-11, 2015: Spring Ho, Lampasas, TX.

July 17-18, 2015: Fredericksburg, TX.

July 17-18, 2015: Bentwood Bash, Bentwood, TX.

July 24-25, 2015: Dam Red Barn Chili & BBQ Cook-Off, Canyon Lake, TX.

July 31-Aug. 2, 2015: Rosholt’s BBQ & Chili Cook-off, South Dakota.


MABA

For more information, visit the MABA website at www.mabbqa.com.

April 3-4, 2015: The Ironman, Shady Grove, PA. Contact: Eric Forrester, 717-643-0039.

April 4, 2015: Mason-Dixon BBQ Spring Open House, Greencastle, PA.

April 10-11, 2015: Triple Threat BBQ, Beer and Music Festival, State Championship, Harrington, DE. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 302-398-3269 or email: sandy@thestatefair.net. Website: www.delaware.statefair.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Bib’s Camel City Cookoff (formerly Jammin’ Pig), Winston-Salem, NC. Contact: Mark Little, 336-665-7245 or email: mar_donlittle@gmail.com. Website: www.bibscamelcitycookoff.com.

April 10-11, 2015: New York City BBQ Cookoff, Staten Island, NY. Contact: Frank Saulle, 718-351-1611 ext. 245 or email: fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org. Website: www.historichrichmondtown.org.

April 17-18, 2015: 2nd Annual Pickin’ N’ Pullin’ BBQ Competition, Lanexa, VA. Contact: Johon Caldwell, 804-966-8362 or email: jcaldwell@rockahock.com. Website: www.pickinnpullinbbq.com.

April 17-18, 2015: 19th Annual Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Kings Mountain, NC. Contact: Frank Burns, 704-734-0555 or email: frank@cityofkm.com. Website: www.kmfire.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Capital Cook-Off, State Championship, Lexington, NC. Contact: Rebekah McGee, 336-249-0383 or email: rebekah@uptownlexington.com. Website: www.uptownlexington.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que, Chincoteague, VA. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com. Website: www.saltwaterbrewnque.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Naptown baBAYq Contest, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Edward Kumian, 410-991-0611 or email: ekumian@comcast.net.

May 8-9, 2015: BBQ Jamboree, State Championship, Fredericksburg, VA. Contact: James Sharon, 540-840-1442 or email: james_sharon@verizon.net. Website: www.bbqjamboree.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival, State Championship, Green Lane, PA. Contact: Shawn Tucker, 215-740-7593 or email: glfcbbq@comcast.net. Website: www.glfcbbq.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Chesapeake, VA. Contact: Dorothy Kowalsky, 757-482-4848 or email: director@chesapeakejubilee.org. Website: www.chesapeakejubilee.org.

May 15-16, 2015: Salt City BBQ Festival, Syracuse, NY. Website: www.saltcitybbqfestival.com. Contact: Eileen Carr.

May 23-24, 2015: Roc City Rib Fest, Rochester, NY. Contact: Brian Wemett, email: info@roccityribfest.com. Website: www.roccityribfest.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Pig and A Jig BBQ Festival, State Championship, Snow Hill, MD. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com. Website: www.pigandajig.org.

May 29-30, 2015: Beltway BBQ Showdown, Ft. Washington, MD. Website: www.pgparks.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Que for the Troops, State Championship, Levittown, PA. Contact: Jeff Dance, 215-302-3316 or email: que@fallstwp.org. Website: www.queforthetroops.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Sam’s Club Qualifier, Asheville, NC. Website: www.kcbs.us/index.php.

June 5-6, 2015: Hog Happenin’ BBQ & Bike Fest, State Championship,  Lincolnton, NC. Contact: Abby Cole, 704-736-8915 or email: abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us. Website: www.hoghappenin.org.

June 12-13, 2015: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, State Championship, Tryon, NC. Contact: Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 828-859-7427 or email: Christina@carolinafoothillschamber.com or Carl Wharton, 828-817-3691. Website: www.blueridgebbqfestival.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Peak City Pigfest, State Championship, Apex, NC. Contact: Graham Wilson, 919-362-7141 or email: gwilson@prstreet.com. Website: www.peackcitypigfest.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Crossborder Blues, Brews & Que, State Championship, Wilson, NY. Contact: Frank Tutzauer, 716-258-2588 or email: comfrank@buffalo.edu. Website: www.crossborderbbq.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Buckhannon, WV. Contact: Jody Light, 304-439-3033. Website: www.almostheavenbbqbash.com.

June 20, 2015: BBQ Cook-Off 4 a Cure, Hatfield, PA. Contact: Janine Roberts, 215-393-3611 or email: jroberts@hemophiliasupport.org. Website: www.bbqcookoff4acure.com.

June 20-21, 2015: Smokin’ at the Ball Park BBQ Fest, State Championship, Old Orchard Beach, ME. Contact: Sharri MacDonald, 207-590-4201 or email: smacdonald@maine.rr.com. Website: www.oob365.com.

June 26-27, 2015: Covington Cork & Pork Festival, State Championship, Covington, VA. Contact: David Bryant, 540-965-6310 or email: dbryant@covington.va.us.

June 27-28, 2015: National Capital Barbecue Battle, State Championship, Washington, DC. Contact: Doug Halo, 301-860-0630 or email: info@bbqindc.com.

June 27-28, 2015: 1st Annual Greenport Harbor Beer, BBQ & Blues, Peconic, NY.

July 3-5, 2015: I Love Barbecue & Music Festival, State Championship, Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Dmitry Feld, 518-523-2071 or email: dmitry@usaluge.org. Website: www.ilbbqf.com.

July 10-11, 2015: Chillin & Grillin in the Glades, Wise, VA. Contact: Greg Cross, 276-328-1000 or email: cross_9@wisecounty.org. Website: www.chillinandgrillinintheglades.com.

July 10-11, 2015: Troy Pig Out, Troy, NY. Contact: Downtown Troy BID, 518-279-7997 or email: info@troybid.org. Website: www.downtowntroy.org.

July 10-11, 2015: New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, State Championship, North Wildwood, NJ. Contact: Eric Shenkus, 609-523-6565 or email: njbbq@njbbq.com. Website: www.nibbq.com.

July 17-18, 2015: Smoke on the Mountain – VA State BBQ Championship, State Championship, Galax, VA. Contact: Judy Brannock, 276-236-2184 or email: info@twincountychamber.com. Judges Contact: Shanon Dalton, email: shdalton@gmail.com.

July 24-25, 2015: WNC BBQ Festival, State Championship, Maggie Valley, NC. Contact: Teresa Smith, 828-926-1686 or email: teresa@maggievalley.org. Website: www.wncbbqfestival.org.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2015: Pigs & Pedals, State Championship, Asheboro, NC. Contact: Pam Morgan, 336-626-1277 or email; pmorgan@ci.asheboro.nc.us. Website: www.pigsandpedals.com.

Aug. 7-8. 2015: Black Dog Music & Que Festival, Floyd, VA. Contact: Sally Truslow, 540-593-9223 or email: struslow@thedogs.com. Website: www.thedogs.com.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show, State Championship, Franklin, NC. Website: www.mountinhighbbqfestiva.com.

Aug. 14-15, 2015: 14th Annual Maryland State BBQ Bash, State Championship, Bel Air, MD. Contact: Christine McPherson, 443-823-1797 or email: Christine@downtownbelair.com. Website: www.downtownbelair.com.

Aug. 14-16, 2015: Hudson Valley Ribfest, State Championship, New Paltz, NY. Contact: Shonda Bholinger, 844-RIB-FEST (742-3378) or email: contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org. Website: www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: VA BBQ Championships, State Championship, Hampton, VA. Contact: Diana Behe, email: dbehe@burbagepprperties.com. Judges Contact: Sandy Fulton, email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com. Website: www.ive-wire-media.com.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: New Holland Summer Fest, State Championship, New Holland, PA. Contact: Chuck Sheffield, 717-669-1400 or email: nhsummerfest@yahoo.com. Website: www.nhsummerfest.org.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Laurel, MD. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Sept. 4-5, 2015: Finger Lakes Fire & Smoke (Competitor’s Series), Farmington, NY. Contact: Rikk Foringer, 585-734-6227.

Sept. 4-5, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Richmond, VA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: 11th Annual Recovery Fest, State Championship, Richmond, VA. Contact: Honesty Liller, 804-564-0132 or email: honesty@mcshin.org. Website, www.bbq.nschin.org.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: 7th Annual Southern York County BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Glen Rock, PA. Contact: Alicia Herbst, 717-235-6611 ext. 100 or email: aherbst@marketsatshrewsbury.com. Website: www.marketsatshrewsbury.com.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues, BBQ Rally & BBQ Classic, State Championship, Salisbury, NC. Contact: Gary Moss, 704-2020-8712 or email: garymoss@windstream.net. Website: www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com.

Sept. 18-20, 2015: Beak Week BBQ Challenge, Goldsboro, NC. Contact: Mark Wilson, 979-739-7484. Website: www.beakweek.org.

Sept. 19-20, 2015: Que by the Sea, State Championship, Seaside Heights, NJ. Contact: Noel Kay, 828-455-8914 or email: nkay@catawbacountync.gov. Website: www.exit82.com.

Sept. 19-20, 2015: Oinktoberfest, State Championship, Clarence, NY. Contact: Katy Toth, 716-759-8483 or email: katy@oinktoberfest.vom. Website: www.oinktoberfest.com.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Newton, NC. Contac: Website: www.ButtsandBeans.com.

Oct. 2-3, 2015: Keystone Classic Barbeque, State Championship, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: James Sharp, 717-787-2905 or email: kile@pa.gov. Website: www.keystoneinternational.state.pa.us.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Eastern Carolina BBQ ThrowDown, State Championship, Rocky Mount, NC. Contact: Website: www.bbqthrowdow.net.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Waxhaw Grill’n & Chill’n, State Championship, Waxhaw, NC. Contact: Lisa Hoffman, 704-843-2195 or email: lhoffman@waxhaw.com. Website: www.waxhaw.com/GrillnandChilln.

Oct. 16-17, 2015: Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition & Festival, Lenoir, NC. Contact: Michael Kilby, 828-310-2953 or email: smokinginthefoothills@gmail.com.  Website: www.smokinginthefoothills.com.

Nov. 6-7, 2015: Hog Happnin’, State Championship, Shelby, NC. Contact: Jerry Gardner, 704-473-1352 or email: jerryg@carolina.rr.com. Website: www.hoghappnin.com.


MBN

For additional info., visit the MBN website at www.mbnbbq.com

April 10-11, 2015: Atoka BBQ Fest, Nancy Lane Park, Atoka, TN. Contact: Brian Peel, 901-837-5306 or 785-213-1907 or email: bpeel@townofatoka.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival, Philadelphia, MS. Phone: 601-650-3664 or 601-562-5441. Email: green.mjean@yahoo.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Southaven Springfest, Snowden Grove Park, Southaven, MS. Contact: Krisi Faulkner, 662-393-6939 or 901-461-1791 or email: kfaulkner@southaven.org. Judge’s Contact: Jan & Buddy Harvey, 901-634-6099 or email: springfestjudges@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Smokin’ on the White, Batesville, AR. Contact: Jim Butler, 870-307-5338 or email: ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com. Judge’s Contact: Donna Turner, 870-613-1564 or email: smokinjudges@hotmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Que on the Yazoo, Greenwood, MS. Contact: Zach Luke, 662-822-2204 or email: zach@bankcom.com. Judge’s Contact: Becky Palmer, 662-902-3612 or email: beckypalmer@cableone.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Esperanze Bonanza, Marion, AR. Contact: Missi Norman, 870-735-6580 or 901-647-3391 or email: bbq@esperanzabonanza.org. Judge’s Contact: Carol Burdison, 901-488-7223 or 870-735-1735 or email: carol.burdison@sbcglobal.net.

May 30, 2015: The Franklin Classic, Williamson County Ag Expo Park, Franklin, TN. Cnotact: Start Your Dreams in Corey Lea, 270-243-4129 or email: cowtownfoundation@gmail.com.

June 4-6, 2015: 43rd Annual Worlds Oldest BBQ Cooking Contest, Cobb Park, Covington, TN. Contact: Sandra McCalla & Linda Wilson, 904-476-6879 or 901-652-0555 or email: lwilson@coingtones.com or sandramccalla@comcast.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Delta Jubilee Smokin Hot BBQ Contest, Clarksdale, MS. Contact: Sue Griffin, 662-902-1993 or email: buckinghamsue@gmi.net or tanapvassel@clarksdale-ms.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Tate County Fair Smokeout, Patio Only contest, Senatobia, MS. Contact: Jack Jennings, 901-340-8966 or email: Jenning.jack@yahoo.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Thunder on Water Barbecue Contest, Grenada, MS. Contact: Mark West, 901-634-5548 or email: mark@10bonesbbq.com.

June 13, 2015: Grillin’ on the River BBQ Competition/Warfield Riverfest, Warfield Point Park, Greenville, MS. Contact: Boris Brandon, 662-822-9904 or email: boris@warfieldriverfest.com. Judge’s Contact: Jimmy Brown, email: jimmy@dawkinsofficesupply.com.

July 16-18, 2015: Smoke on the Mountain, Galax, VA. Contact: Ron Passmore, 276-233-0334 or email: ggems201@hotmail.com. Judge’s Contact: Shannon Dalton, 276-233-4205.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Pink Heals Annual BBQ Cookoff, Chattanooga, TN. Contact: Robert Baty, 423-400-3744 or email: Robert@pinkhealschatt.org.

Sept. 10-12, 2015: Al Chymia Shrine BBQ Cookoff, Memphis, TN. Contact: Amanda Bandy, 901-377-7336 or 901-650-5057 or email: al_chymia@yahoo.com or bobo01072000@yahoo.com.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: Fire & Feast BBQ Competition, Yazoo City, MS. Contact: Shanitra Finley, 662-746-1815 or 662-532-1998 or email: shanitra@visityazoo.org. Judge’s Contact: Kay Mills, 662-571-2210 or email: kay.mills@southernbeverage.com.

Sept. 24-26, 2015: The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or email: elise@mspolicesupply.com. Judges’ Contact: Pam


MNBBQS

For more information, visit the MNBBQS
website at www.mnbbqsociety.com

May 15-16, 2015: Minnesota in May, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Randy Appelgren, 615-790-6364.

May 29-30, 2015: Smokin’ in Steele, Owatonna, MN. Website: www.smokininsteele.com.

May 30, 2015: Madison Lake in May (Backyard Contest), Madison, Lake, MN.

June 12-13, 2015: Bend of the River CookOut, Mankato, MN.

July 19, 2015: Deer River Bar-B-Que & Brew Fest (Backyard Contest), Deer River, MN. Website: www.deerriver.org.

July 24-25, 2015: Sam’s Club Qualifier, Woodbury, MN.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2015: Great Northern Barbeque, Brainerd, MN. Website: www.greatnorthernbbq.com.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Med City BBQ & Musicfest, Rochester, MN. Website: www.medcitybbq.com.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: SmokeFest, Marshall, MN.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Big Island BBQ, Albert Lea, MN. Website: www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Smokin’ Gobbler Cook-Off, Worthington, MN. Website: www.smokingobbler.com.


New England Barbeque Society

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

April 19, 2015: NEBS ServSafe Certification Class, Templeton, MA.

May 1-3, 2015: Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, Ridgefield, CT. Contact: Cliff Heidinger, 203-431-1714.

May 29-31, 2015: Monadnock Up in Smoke, Swanzey, NH. Contact: Geordie Fifield, 603-831-1655.

June 19-21, 2015: Rotary Rock’n Ribfest, Anheuser-Busch Event Grounds, Merrimack, NH. Website: www.ribfestnh.com.

June 27-28, 2015: Green Mountain BBQ, Waterbury, VT.


Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association

For additional info., visit the Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association website at www.tgcbca.org

April 10-11, 2015: Neals Lodge, TX State Championship, Concan, TX. Contact: Cody, 830-232-6118 or 210-872-0301.

April 10-11, 2015: Cleveland Livestock Show, Cleveland, TX. Contact: Angela Turner, 281-797-8844.

April 10-11, 2015: Ladies Auxillary to Post 2427, Tomball, TX. Contact: Candice Baines, 832-326-6909.

April 17-18, 2015: Waller County Demolition Derby, Waller, TX. Contact: Jason, 281-914-1177.

April 24-25, 2015: Make A Wish Bar-B-Q Cookoff, TX State Championship, Waller, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Champion Kids Camp, Papa’s Ice House, Spring, TX. Contact: Ellen Cole, 713-829-2508.

May 15-16, 2015: TGCBCA Invitational, KOA Campground, Montgomery, TX. Contact: Craig Sharry, 713-702-3489.

June 12-13, 2015: Q’ing to Cure Childhood Cancer, KOA Campground, Montgomery, TX.

June 19-20, 2015: Kids Unlimited BBQ Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact: Kenny Shaffer, 979-472-8495 or Carolyn Howren, 832-671-1916.

July 3-4, 2015: Fishin Fiesta, TX State Championship, Freeport, TX. Contact: Mario.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Forty & Eight 19th Annual BBQ Cook Off, Willis, TX. Contact: Larry Eary, 936-327-0964 or Leon Fritsche, 281-330-8736.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: St. Anne De Beaupre BBQ Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact: Linda Hutson, 832-296-0770 or Samantha Sosa, 832-515-1684.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: EMCFA Bar-B-Que 30th Annual Cook Off, Porter, TX. Contact: David Rogers, 713-822-4060.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: 7th Annual ShertzFest Bar-B-Q Cookoff, Schertz, TX.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo BBQ CookOff, Freeman Coliseum AT&T Center Grounds, San Antonio, TX.

Oct. 2-3, 2015: Weiser Air Park BBQ Cookoff, TX State Championship, Houston, TX. Contact: Mark, 713-858-6090.


WORLD BARBECUE ASSOCIATION

For additional info., visit the World Barbecue Association website at www.wbqa.com


PACIFIC NORTH WEST BARBECUE ASSOCIATION

For additional info., visit the Pacific North West Barbecue Association website at www.PNWBA.com

April 11-12, 2015: Smoke in the Valley, Spokane Valley, WA.

April 18, 2015: Wayne & June’s Backyard Rib Challenge, Langley, BC.

May 9-10, 2015: Eastern WA BBQ Championship, Pybus Market, Wenatchee, WA.

June 6-7, 2015: Fire It Up!, Florence, OR.

June 12-13, 2015: McKinley Springs BBQ, Prosser, WA.

June 20-21, 2015: Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ, Langley, BC.

July 3-4, 2015: Freedomfest BBQ, Dallas, OR.

July 10-11, 2015: Barbegeddon, Puyallup, WA.

July 11-12, 2015: Drummond Boots & BBQ Cookoff, Drummond, MT.

July 25-26, 2015: Tour de Terrace BBQ Comp, Mountlake Terrace, WA.

Aug. 1-2, 2015: Canadian National Championships, Whistler, BC.

Aug. 1-2, 2015: Smokin’ Down the Highway, Sublimity, OR.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Smokin’ in the Root, Stevensville, MT.

Aug. 8-9, 2015: Oak Harbor Pig Fest, Oak Harbor, WA.

Aug. 22-23, 2015: Smoke on the Water, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Clearwater’s Grill for Ten Grand, Suquamish, WA.

Sept. 5-6, 2015: Showdown at Juarez Canyon, Oregon City, OR.

Sept. 19-20, 2015: Harvest Festival, Grand Coulee, WA.


SOUTHERN BARBECUE NETWORK

For more information, visit the SBN website at www.sbbqn.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Pork in the Park, Newberry, SC. Contact: Mary Alex Copp, 803-321-3881 or email: mkopp@cityofnewberry.com. Website: www.mewberryporkinthepark.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Omar Shrine’s Smoke on the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact: Jack Thompson, 843-971-0131 or email: omaroffice@aol.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Southern Flame Food & Music Festival, Summerville, SC. Contact: Chris Campeau, email: ccampeau@swasc.com.


Steak Cookoff Association

For more information, visit the SCA website at www. steakcookoffs.com.

April 3, 2015: 2nd Annual Kansas City Steak Cookoff, Kansas City, MO. Website: www.kcsteakcookoff.com.

April 18, 2015: Big Tim Canterbury Memorial Steak Cookoff, North Texas Jellystone Park, Burleson, TX.

April 25, 2015: Cass County Championship Rodeo & Steak Cookoff, Linden, TX.

April 25, 2015: Wild, Wild West Festival Steak Cookoff, Andrews, TX.

April 25, 2015: Fordyce on the Cottonbelt Steak Cookoff, Fordyce, AR.

May 1, 2015: Mark Marley Memorial Steak Cookoff, Plainview, TX.

May 1, 2015: Que on the Yazoo Steak Cookoff, Greenwood, MS.

May 2, 2015: 2nd Annual Crossroads County Spectacular Steak Cookoff, Weatherford, TX.

May 23, 2015: Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition Steak Challenge, Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

June 6, 2015: Arkansas Steak Cookoff, Benton, AR.

June 6, 2015: High Steaks Rollin Steak Cookoff, Sallisaw, OK.

June 13, 2015: Mad Butcher Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff, Warren, AR.

July 4, 2015: Texas Cook’em High Steaks in Edinburg, Edinburg, TX.

Aug. 1, 2015: Piggly Wiggly 9th Annual Steak Cookoff, Springhill, LA. 318-539-9116 ext. 304 or email: lhurst@kenyanco.com.

Aug. 28, 2015: Big Island Steak Cookoff, Albert Lea, MN.

Sept. 5, 2015: 2nd Annual Smokin’ Possum Steak Cookoff, Possum Kingdom Lake, TX. Contact: Jim, 817-996-9147.

Sept. 25, 2015: Murphysboro Steak & BBQ Cook-off, Murphysboro, IL.

Sept. 26, 2015: Northwest Arkansas Steak Cookoff, Springdale, AR.

Oct. 10, 2015: Chisholm Trail Steak Challenge, Decatur, TX.

Oct. 24, 2015: SCA World Championship, Fort Worth, TX.

Dec. 5, 2015: Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Graham, TX.


NON-SANCTIONED EVENTS

May 14-16, 2015: Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Memphis, TN. Phone: 901-525-4611. Email: mim@memphisinmay.org. Website: www.memphisinmay.org.

June 27-28, 2015: Mr. BBQ Barbecue Challenge, Historic Credit Island Park, Davenport, IA. Call: 309-799-SHOW (7469) or email: ioproductions@sbcglobal.net



COOKING SCHOOLS

April 2, 2015: Chris Hall – Big Ugly’s BBQ Competition Pitmaster Class, Greencastle, PA. www.ironmanbbq.com/Big_Ugly_Class_Info.html.

April 4, 2015: Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ Class, Diamond Bar, CA. Website: www.SlapYoDaddyBBQ.com.

April 17-19, 2015: Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Website: www.jacksoldsouth.com.

April 18, 2015: CBBQA BBQ 101 Class, Orange, CA. Website: www.cbbqa.org.

April 25, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Chicken Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

May 16, 2015: Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ Class, Diamond Bar, CA. Website: www.SlapYoDaddyBBQ.com.

May 16, 2015: Diva Q Competition BBQ Class, Lancaster, PA. Phone: 717-390-9098. Email: info@stonebbqsupply.com

May 16, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Briskets & Pork Butts Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

May 23, 2015: Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ Class, Diamond Bar, CA. Website: www.SlapYoDaddyBBQ.com.

May 30-31, 2015: Hot Wachula’s Barbecue Cooking School, Bartow, FL. Contact: Matthew Barber, email: matt@hotwachulas.com

May 31, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival Certified BBQ Judging Class, Norco, CA. Website: www.cbbqa.org.

June 14, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Seafood Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

July 18, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Getting the Most Out of Your Big Green Egg® Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

July 18-19, 2015: Hot Wachula’s Barbecue Cooking School, Bartow, FL. Contact: Matthew Barber, email: matt@hotwachulas.com

Aug. 22, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Rib Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

Sept. 19, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Prime Rib Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

Oct. 17, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Baking Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

Nov. 14, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Mad Max Turkey Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.

Dec. 5, 2015: Dizzy Pig’s Getting the Most Out of Your Big Green Egg® Class, Manassas, VA. Phone: 703-273-3580. Website: dizzypigbbq.com.


JUDGING SCHOOLS

April 10, 2015: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, New Holland, PA. Contact: Melvin Stolzfus, 717-354-7533. Website: www.meadowcreekbarbecue.com.

April 11, 2015: SCA Certified Judging Class, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Website: supersaas.nl/schedule/smokehousebbq/SCA.

May 3, 2015: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Dmitry Feld, email: dmitry@usaluge.org

May 31, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival Certified BBQ Judging Class, Norco, CA.

July 2, 2015: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Dmitry Feld, email: dmitry@usaluge.org


MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOLS

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