CALENDAR

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Schools/Classes
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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

Dec. 3, 2016: The Smithfield King of the Smoker 2016, Rancho Mirage, CA.

Jan. 14, 2017: CBBQA Awards Banquet.

Jan. 28, 2017: Newport Beach Winter Q, Newport Beach, CA.

Feb. 3-5, 2017: CBBQA QFest & BBQ Bivouac.

March 4, 2017: Palm Desert Inaugural BBQ & Beer Championship, Palm Desert, CA.

April 1, 2017: 6th Annual Santa Anita Park Winners Circle, Santa Anita, CA.

April 8, 2017: Hog 'n Heat 2017, Redwood City, CA.

April 27-30, 2017: 11th Stagecoach Music Fest Championship, Indio, CA.

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

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

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

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


CTBA

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

None at this time


FBA

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

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Orange Blossom Revue, Lake Wales, FL. Contact: Rusty Ingley or Caitlin Meadows, 863-845-6562.

Dec. 9-10, 2016: Southern Pines Blues & BBQ, Perry, FL. Contact: Dawn Taylor, 850-584-5366.

Jan. 6, 2017: Big Swamp Smoke Off, Naples, FL.  Contact: Shannon Hubbell, 239-455-1444 ext. 201 or email: office@colliercountyfair.com. Website: www.bigswampsmokeoff.com.

Jan. 13, 2017: Sonny's Smokin' Showdown Invitational, Sanford, FL. Contact: Barbara Latimer, 407-697-4077 or 407-660-8888 or email: blatimer@sonnysbbq.com.

Jan. 20, 2017: Pigz in Z'hills BBQ & Blues, Zephyrhills, FL. Website: zephryhillschamber.org.

Feb. 3, 2017: Smoke on the Water, Winter Haven, FL.

Feb. 10, 2017: The Old Florida Outdoor Festival, Apopka, FL. Contact: Chuck Carnesale, 407-703-1756 or email: ccarnesale@apopka.net.

Feb. 24, 2017: Ribs on the Ridge, Haines City, FL. Contact: Barbara Peck, 863-421-9963 or email: bpeck@hainescity.com.

March 3, 2017: Eagle Lake BBQ Festival, Eagle Lake, FL.

March 10, 2017: National Ag Week Cookoff, Crystal River, FL.

March 18, 2017: 6th Annual Smokin' in the Mangroves, Ft. Myers, FL.

March 24, 2017: Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo, Kissimmee, FL.

April 7, 2017: Tri-State Barbecue Festival, Dothan, AL.

April 14, 2017: Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL.

April 21, 2017: Planes, Trains, & BBQ, Tavares, FL.

April 28, 2017: Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition, Fort Myers, FL.

June 15, 2017: Baddest BBQ on the Bone, Madeira Beach, FL.

Nov. 17, 2017: Smokin' Flamingo BBQ & Music Festival, Jacksonville, FL.

Dec. 1, 2017: Orange Blossom Review, Lake Wales, FL.


GBA

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

Dec. 2-3, 2016: 4th Annual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BQ Cook-off, Moultrie, GA. Contact: Cecil Hinson, 229-891-1103 or Travis Webb, 229-456-1387.

Feb. 24, 2017: Dilly Dally in Dooly, Vienna, GA. Contact: Rhonda Lamb Heath, 229-268-8575.

March 3-4, 2017: Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival, Tifton, GA. Contact: Tyrone Spearman/Angela Elder, 229-386-0216 or 229-392-3376.

March 10-11, 2017: Walton Co. BBQ Festival, Monroe, GA. Contact: Jimmy Hogg, 770-713-2134.

March 24-25, 2017: Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash, Ashburn, GA. Contact: Gail Walls, 229-567-3436 or 229-567-1479 or email: ggwalls@windstream.net.

April 7-8, 2017: Hawkinsville's Smokin' the Track, Hawkinsville, GA. Contact: Robin Conner, 478-230-8496.

April 28-29, 2017: BBQ & Brews Festival, Canton, GA. Contact: Gary Lamb, 404-210-3025.

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

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


IBCA

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

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Raymondville Cops for Tots, TX State Championship, Raymondville, TX. Contact: Tom, 956-689-2441 or email: tommy.gomez@co.willacy.tx.us.

Dec. 2-3, 2016: 3rd Chupacabra Throwdown BBQ, Beeville, TX. Contact: Rose, 832-788-6974 or email: roses@idworld.net.

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Jason Pelton's 6th Cowboy Round Up, Huntsville, TX. Contact: Sheri Pelton, 936-537-0672 or email: j.scattleco@yahoo.com.

Dec. 2-3, 2016: 4th Annual Toy Drive Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact: Larry Hernandez, 832-931-8108 or email: lhernandez@pinnaclemw.com.

Dec. 9-10, 2016: Briscoe Ranch BBQ at the Crossroads, TX State Championship, Uvalde, TX. Contact: Wade, 830-486-7055 or email: capenterpics@aol.com. Website: www.uvaldebbq.com.

Dec. 9-10, 2016: Water's Edge 2nd Annual Toys-for-Tots Cookoff, Hitchcock, TX. Contact: Dannon Erskins, 281-705-6571 or email: deerskins@icloud.com.

Dec. 9-10, 2016: 4th Annual Bertogden Cowboy Christmas Cook Off, TX State Championship, Mission, TX. Contact: George Lopez, 956-984-9384 or email: georgel@bertogden.com.

Jan. 13-14, 2017: Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Alumni CookOff, Robstown, TX. Contact: Kim Krebs, 361-249-4040 or email: kkrebs@txfb-ins.com.

Jan. 13-14, 2017: 3rd Annual BPOA Scholarship CookOff, Brownsville, TX. Contact: Kirk Massey, 956-459-6891 or email: cop3651@aol.com.

Jan. 20-21, 2017: 3rd Annual Willacy County Kickoff Cook Off, Raymondville, TX. Contact: Alison Busse-Savage, 956-746-1680 or email: Alison.savage@twcable.com.

Jan. 20-21, 2017: 3rd Annual BCJLHS, Beeville, TX. Contact: Josh, 361-354-3618 or email: josh@texasmeter.com.

Jan. 20-21, 2017: MCJLS 2nd Annual Muy Grande BBQ Cook Off, Eagle Pass, TX. Contact: Johnathan, 830-776-3992 or email: mcjlssales@gmail.com.

Jan. 20-21, 2017: Hold'em & Hit'em, Houston, TX. Contact: Herschel Williams, 281-705-2119 or email: hwwilliams2007@gmail.com.

Jan. 26-27, 2017: San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo BarBQue CookOff & Festival FINALE, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Steve Grams, 210-827-7988 or email: bbq@sarodeo.com.

Jan. 27-28, 2017: San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo BarBQue CookOff & Festival, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Steve Grams, 210-827-7988 or email: bbq@sarodeo.com.

Jan. 27-28, 2017: 4th Josh Haynie Memorial, Wharton, TX. Contact: Brandon, 281-253-5020 or email: sidewinderfmrc@gmail.com.

Feb. 3-4, 2017: Coleto Creek BBQ Association 6th Annual BBQ Cookoff, Yorktown, TX. Contact: Stephanie Schuckenbrock, 361-564-0167 or email: ccbbqa@hotmail.com.

Feb. 3-4, 2017: South TX Courage to Change, Mission, TX. Contact: Nadia, 956-687-7714 or email: nadia@pdap@gmail.com.

Feb. 10-11, 2017: Friends of TriClub, Spring, TX. Contact: Penny Wotring, 832-721-7181 or email: pwotring@springisd.org.

Feb. 10-11, 2017: 2nd Annual Guadalupe Sonny Hernandez Memorial Cook Off, Palmview, TX. Contact: Gilbert, 956-522-2163 or email: team_casanova04@yahoo.com.

Feb. 17-18, 2017: VFW 8787 Chilly Chili BBQ, Austin, TX. Contact: Casey, 512-576-1642.

Feb. 17-18, 2017: Redbud Cook Off, Buna, TX. Contact: Carolyn Dempsey, 409-289-5832 or emai: cdempsey57@hotmail.com.

Feb. 17-18, 2017: Honky Tonk Festival, Gonzalez, TX. Contact: Anna Cook, 830-477-6148.

Feb. 23-24, 2017: Smokin on the Rio, Mercedes, TX. Contact: Chuck, 956-975-1254 or email: info@smokinontherio.com.

Feb. 24-25, 2017: Good Bull Cookoff, Kurten, TX. Contact: Jenni, 979-450-2162 or email: friendsofdvh@gmail.com.

Feb. 24-25, 2017: Victoria Livestock Show, Victoria, TX. Contact: Heather, 361-212-3200 or email: vlsbbqcookoff@yahoo.com.

Feb. 24-25, 2017: Irving Elks Lodge, Irving, TX. Contact: John, 469-834-7775 or email: jgray2203@verizon.net.


KCBS

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

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Christmas on the River, State Championship, Demopolis, AL. Contact: Paul Willingham, 334-422-1029 or email: cotrbbq2016@gmail.com.

Dec. 2-3, 2016: When Pigs Fly South, State Championship, Lakeland, FL. Contact: Laura Vaughn, 863-904-4003 or email: llvaughn@sun-n-fun.org.

Dec. 2-3, 2016: The Smithfield King of the Smoker Invitational, Rancho Mirage, CA. Cotnact: Jessie Corbin, 877-828-0727 or email: customerservice@bigpapsmokers.com.

Dec. 9-10, 2016: Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships, State Championship, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: Steve Overlay, 702-376-9532 or email: steveno702@embarqmail.com.

Jan. 6-7, 2017: National Western BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Denver, CO. Contact: Arlie Bragg or Morgain Topoinicki, 615-447-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Jan. 13-14, 2017: 1st Annual Collard Green Festival (Backyard), Evergreen, AL. Contact: Robert Skipper, 334-301-5479 or email: bskipper@evergreenal.org.

Jan. 14-15, 2017: W.E.S.T. Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest, Rein in Taufers, BZ. Contact: Myrko Leitner or Michele Capano, +39-348-691-3837 or email: info@mig.bz.

Jan. 20-21, 2017: Slab-O-Rama Barbeuque Challenge, State Championship, Bullhead City, AZ. Contact: Scott Merrill, 928-234-8130 or T'Shura-Ann Elias, 928-704-7267 or email: rotaryofbullhead@slaborama.com.

Jan. 27-28, 2017: Newport Beach Winter Q, Newport, CA. Contact: Steve Bendre, 949-300-5103 or email: Steve@stevebender.net.

Jan. 27-28, 2017: Outwest Food Fest BBQ Competition, State Championship, Quartzsite, AZ. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 928-927-5050 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Jan. 27-28, 2017: Lakeland Pig Festival, State Championship, Lakeland, FL. Contact: Donovan Tinsley, email: enicknicholas@gmail.com or Amanda Lamont, email: judges@lakelandpigfest.org.

Feb. 3-4, 2017: Humble Rodeo & BBQ, Humble, TX. Contact: Rick Halbrook, 913-826-6321 or email: rhalbrook@humblerodeo.com.

Feb. 3-4, 2017: Brasstown Valley Resort BBQ Throwdown, Young Harris, GA. Contact: Karen Rogers, 706-379-4606 or email: krogers@brasstownvalley.com.

Feb. 4-5, 2017: Yak Ales Melbourne Barbecue Festival, Melbourne, Australia. Contact: Matt Vitale, +61 410 458 075 or email: Melbourne@bbqfest.com.au.

Feb. 16-18, 2017: Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown, State Championship, Huntsville, TX. Contact: Ben Pruitt, 936-661-4204 or email: benatt41@aol.com.

Feb. 17-18, 2017: Downtown BBQ Throwdown, State Champinship, Boca Raton, FL. Contact: Walter Jones, 813-765-7247 or email: info@downtownbbqthrowdown.com.

Feb. 18-19, 2017: Smoking Hot BBQ CoCo Beach, Rio Grande. Contact: Michael Compton, 787-319-9410 or email: mike@bbqpr.com.

Feb. 24-25, 2017: Bud & BBQ, State Championship, Meridian, MS. Contact: Anna Graceward, 601-934-1352 or email: annagrace@mitchellcompanies.com.

March 3-4, 2017: The Great Brunswick BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Brunswick, MD. Contact: Beth Johnson, 301-712-4137 or email: abetterchoicebakery@comcast.net.

March 3-4, 2017: Sip & Swine BBQ Festival, State Championship, Lawrenceville, GA. Contact: Jim Lloyd, 404-683-1549 or email: jlloyd@insurancehub.com or Rachel Harper, 678-898-8563 or email: sipnswine2017@whitefoxrun.com.

March 3-4, 2017: Bodagetta BBQ, State Championship, Auburn, AL. Contact: Jay Hovey, 334-887-7011 or email: jhovey@charterbank.net.

March 10-11, 2017: Smoke on the Shores, State Championship, Nashville, TN. Contact: Jeff Hite, 615-219-9590 or email: nashvillesmoke@gmail.com or Jason Cole, email: colejac@yahoo.com.

March 10-11, 2017: Flames on the Flint, State Champinship, Bainbridge, GA. Contact: Adrienne Harrison, email: Adrienne@bainbridgegachamber.com or Ryan Goddens, 229-515-0136 or email: flamesontheflint@gmail.com.

March 17-18, 2017: Smokin on the Square, State Championship, Pensacola, FL. Contact: Ivan Delabruere, 850-516-2622 or email: smokininthesquare@yahoo.com.

March 17-19, 2017: Tupelo BBQ Duel, State Championship, Tupelo, MS. Contact: Leslie art, 662-891-5379 or email: tupelobbq@gmail.com.

March 17-18, 2017: Corum Building Center BBQ (Backyard), Hartselle, AL. Contact: Michael Broom, 256-214-0068 or email: mwbroomua@gmail.com.

March 24-25, 2017: Triple B Spanish Trail BBQ Cook-off, State Championship, Crestview, FL. Contact: Colin Richards, 850-582-6026 or email: ga247@live.com.

March 24-25, 2017: BBQ Gives Back, Urbanna, VA. Contact: Bill Jones, 804-965-0484 or email: bbqgivesback@gmail.com.

March 24-26, 2017: Firelake BBQ Cook Off, Shawnee, OK. Contact: Jason Boyce, 816-878-4850 ext. 2110 or email; jboyce@firelakefoods.com.

March 31-April 1, 2017: Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest, State Championship, Savannah, TN. Contact: Mary Beth Hopper, 731-616-7474 or email: mbhopper@eplus.net.

March 31-April 1, 2017: Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off, Cedar Park, TX. Contact: Lyndee Mathews, 512-260-7880 or email: lyndee@cedarparkchamber.org.

March 31-April 1, 2017: Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon. Stillwater, OK. Contact: Chad Duncan, 405-880-4514 or email: blazathon@gmail.com.


LSBS

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

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Thin Blue Line BBQ, Carrizo Springs, TX.

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Kookin for Kids Christmas Cook-off, Guene, TX.

Jan. 20-21, 2017: COTY State Championship, Burnet, TX.

Feb. 17-18, 2017: Mason County Cancer Benefit, Mason, TX.

Feb. 17-18, 2017: Lions Club, Italy, TX.

March 3-5, 2017: BBQ Austin Rodeo, State Championship, Austin, TX.

March 10-11, 2017: MDA Backyard BBQ, Del Rio, TX.

March 24-25, 2016: Shelby County Grill Fest, Shelby County, TX.

March 31-April 1, 2017: Magnolia Showdown, Magnolia, TX.

March 31-April 1, 2017: VFW Post 10427 BBQ Cook-off, Leander, TX.

April 7-8, 2017: Blue Santa, Round Rock, TX.

April 7-8, 2017: Country Club, Quannah, TX.

April 26-30, 2017: TRAF, Pasadena, TX.

April 28-29, 2017: BBQ Boys Buyers Group Cook-off, Round Rock, TX.

April 28-29, 2017: Germanfest, Muenster, TX.

May 5-6, 2017: Kim Lake Memorial Cooking for Kids, State Championship, Jefferson, TX.

May 5-6, 2017: Smoke on the Water, Waco, TX.

May 19-20, 2017: Funtier Days World Championship Biscon Cook-Off, Santa Anna, TX.

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 7-8, 2017: Browood, TX.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MABA

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

None at this time


MBN

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

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

Sept. 29-30, 2017: The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or 662-756-2013 or email: jenkin2@tecinfo.com.

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

Oct. 13-14, 2017: Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship/Octoberfest, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or 662-756-2013 or email: jenkin2@tecinfo.com.


MNBBQS

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

None at this time.


NORTHEAST BARBEQUE SOCIETY

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

Jan 7, 2017: NEBS Annual Meeting.


PACIFIC NORTH WEST BARBECUE ASSOCIATION

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

None at this time


SOUTHERN BARBECUE NETWORK

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

Dec. 4, 2017: SBN Christmas Party.

Jan. 21, 2017: SBN Annual Meeting, Summerville, SC.

April 14-15, 2017: Pork in the Park, Newberry SC.

May 19-20, 2017: Smokin' on the Rails, Clinton, SC.


Steak Cookoff Association

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

Dec. 3, 2016: Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Graham, TX.

Jan. 7, 2017: Houston Steak Championship, Houston, TX.

Jan. 13, 2017: Taste of Blachard Steak Cookoff, Blanchard, LA.

Jan. 13, 2017: Sonny's Smokin Showdown Invitational, Sanford, FL.

Feb. 10, 2017: Twin Cities Mardi Gras Steak Cookoff, Monroe, LA.

Feb. 10, 2017: The Old Florida Outdoor Festival Steak Cookoff, Apopka, FL.

March 19, 2017: Pits N Grills Steak Cookoff, Springfield, MO.

April 8, 2017: European Steak Championship, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

April 8, 2017: John Henry's Steak Cookoff, Houston, TX.

April 15, 2017: Eastern BBQ Contest & Steak Cookoff, Ninove, Belgium.

April 29, 2017: Flames for Fuse, Wichita, TX.

May 7, 2017: Rahr B Que Steak Cookoff, Fort Worth, TX.

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


NON-SANCTIONED EVENTS

March 29-April 1, 2017: I AM BBQ 2017: 2017 NBBQA Annual Conference & BBQ Bash, Fort Worth, TX. Website: www.nbbqa.org.

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


COOKING SCHOOLS

Dec. 2-3, 2016: Cookshack and Fast Eddy™ Competition Cooking Class, Pioneer Technology Center, Ponca City, OK. Instructors: David Bouska and Ed Maurin. Website: www.cookshack.com/store/Cooking-Classes.
 
Jan. 20, 2017: Jack's Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Website: myronmixonsmokers.com/mms-cook-schools.


JUDGING SCHOOLS

Dec. 2, 2016: KCBS Judging Class, Pioneer Technology Center, Ponca City, OK. Instructor: Merle Whitebook. Website: www.cookshack.com/store/Cooking-Classes.

Dec. 9, 2016: FBA Judges Seminar, Perry, FL. Website: www.fbabbq.com.

Jan. 7, 2016: CBBQA Judging Workshop North, Alameda Elks Club, Alameda, CA. Website: www.cbbqa.org.

Feb. 11, 2016: CBBQA Judging Workshop South, UC Riverside, CA. Website: www.cbbqa.org.


MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOLS

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