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Sep. 8-9, 2023: 17th Annual Smokin’ Oldies BBQ Cook-off, Bunkie, LA. Contact: Caroline Gromko, Phone: 318-295-4030.

Sep. 22-23, 2023: Smokin’ On The Tracks, Independence, LA. Contact: Chris McKinney, Phone: 985-687-1336.

Oct. 20-21, 2023: White Hall Founders Day BBQ Competition, White Hall, AR. Contact: Amanda Johnson, Phone: 870-718-6515. 

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Toula ‘Que & Fall Fest, Ponchatoula, LA. Contact: Donald Lanier, Phone: 985-634-0731. 

Nov. 10-11, 2023: Diamondhead Festival & BBQ Competition, Diamondhead, MS. Contact: Ty Wiltz, Phone: 228-493-4029.

For more information, visit the California BBQ Association website at

Sep. 8-9, 2023: Solano Steak Out Cookoff Double TOY, Dixon. Contact: Tim Anderson, Phone: 707-474-8448.

Sep. 23, 2023: Beachside Bash BBQ & Brews Double, Ventura. Contact: Brett Gallaway, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 30, 2023: Field, Fire, Fork!, Los Banos, CA. Contact: Jim Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 7, 2023: Silicon Valley Pig Jig 2023, San Jose, CA. Contact: Kara Jones, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 7, 2023: Reata Round Up BBQ Contest 2023, Los Banos, CA. Contact: Jim Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: The BBQHQ Fall Classic Steak Cookoff Double, Simi Valley, CA. Contact: Kim Morrissey, Phone: 805-285-2618, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: A La Parrilla Fest MXLI, Mexicali, BAJA CA. Contact: Luis Adame, Phone:+52-686-191-6260.

Oct. 21, 2023: 19th Annual Burnt Offering BBQ Contest, Riverside, CA. Contact: Jim Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 11, 2023: Warrior BBQ Championship, Honolulu, HI. Contact: Kevin Schmidt, Phone: 808-372-1567, Email: [email protected]

Nov. 11, 2023: Indio CA State BBQ Championship & Festival, Indio, CA. Contact: Jim Palmer, Phone:714-319-1782, Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit the Central Texas Barbecue Association website at

Sep. 8-9, 2023: Jarrel American Legion #2, Contact: Dave Welhaus, Phone: 512-289-8473.

Oct. 6-7, 2023: Elks Lodge Bob Miracle, Contact: BJ Scheible, Phone: 254-613-0240.

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Morgan’s Point, Contact: Lynn Milam, Phone: 214-725-1969.

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Go Texan, Contact: Lochie Hosch, Phone: 972-921-4081.

For more information, visit the Champions Barbecue Alliance website at

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Friends Of Flint 9th Annual State Cook Off And Sorting Clay Shoot, Spring Branch, TX. Contact: Willie Stuart, Phone: 210-439-4191, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Harvest Christian Academy 6th Annual Cook Off, Edinburg, TX. Contact: Nick Torrez, Phone: 956-342-0467, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Bust N Burn, Moore, TX. Contact: Misty Stricker, Phone: 830-200-1015, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Cowboy Cookoff, Tilden, TX. Contact: Lisa Franklin, Phone: 361-274-2000, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023:  Washington Co Fair King Of Coals Cook Off, Brenham, TX. Contact: Todd Huebner, Phone: 979-571-0639, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023:  Wild West Fest, Springtown Main, TX. Contact: Mitch Martin, Phone: 817-932-3220, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023:  Denny’s Memorial BBQ Cook Off, Needville, TX. Contact: James Powell, Phone: 979-257-9087, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023:  Llano Volunteer Fire Department Cook Off, Llano, TX. Contact: Joey Gunnels, Phone: 325-248-3408, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023:  God’s Country Cook Off, Hondo, TX. Contact: Abigail Deleon, Phone: 830-741-8347, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15, 2023:  6th Annual Los Fresnos Cowboy Cook Off, Los Fresnos, TX. Contact: Larry Lost Fresnos Rodeo, Phone: 956-371-0869, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Hill Country Shootout, Leander, TX. Contact: Tommye, Phone: 512-649-6546.

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Willacy County Young Farmers BBQ Cook Off, Raymondville, TX. Contact: Willacy County Young Farmers, Phone: 956-280-3792, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Patriots Of Texas, Magnolia, TX. Contact: Josh Mueller, Phone: 979-402-6871, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Smoke On The Water, Aransas Pass, TX. Contact: Doug Gresenz, Phone: 361-944-5891, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 29-30, 2023:  2nd Annual Keep San Juan Beautiful Cook Off, San Juan, TX. Contact: Keep San Juan Beautiful, Phone: 956-475-8255, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 29-30, 2023:  Guadalupe County Fair Cook Off, Seguin, TX. Contact: Diana Tomlin, Phone: 830-515-6679, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Border Pitt Battle, Del Rio, TX.

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Ribs & Rods, Temple, TX. Contact: Paul Bales, Phone: 254-653-9689.

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Brazoria county Fair State Championship BBQ Cook Off, Angleton, TX. Contact: TJ McAvoy, Phone: 979-418-1190, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  1st Annual DPS Troopers Foundation Burn and Turn, Poteet, TX. Contact: Richard Jankovsky III, Phone: 956-433-6258, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Fall on the Frio Gear up for Game Wardens, Concan, TX. Contact: Country Frio Resort, Phone: 830-232-6625, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Boo-B-Q, Tomball VFW, TX. 

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Pit Kings Laredo 2023, Laredo, TX. Contact: Felix Nunez, Phone: 956-319-5679, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Battlin BBQ, Ingleside, TX. Contact: Brian Upder, Phone: 361-222-1650.

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Bayou Fest Cook Off, La marque, TX.

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Cooking For Kids, Castroville, TX. Contact: Julie Solis, Phone: 210-844-5890, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Oinktoberfest, McAllen, TX. Contact: Laura Castro, Phone: 956-382-4119, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Patient Housing Assistance 4th Annual Steak and Bacon Cook off and Que, Tomball, TX. Contact: Yannick Thomas, Phone: 281-507-2035, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  10th Annual Friends For Wishes BBQ Cookoff, Hempstead, TX. Contact: Friends For Wishes, Phone: 832-577-2581, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  3rd Annual Battle on the Border Cookoff, TBD, TX. Contact: Dylan De Leon, Phone: 956-929-4500.

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Hunters Round Up, Campwood, TX. Contact: CG Guerrero, Phone: 281-468-6792, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 3-4, 2023:  Hunters Roundup BBQ Cookoff, Uvalde, TX. Contact: John Yeackle, Phone: 830-278-3361, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 3-4, 2023:  Texas Citrus Fiesta Vaquero Cook Off, Mission, TX. Contact: Lisa Rivera, Phone: 956-432-7392, Email: [email protected].

For more information, visit the FBA website at

Sep. 15-16, 2023:  Que For A Cure, Riverview, FL.  Contact: Roni-Kay Elser, Phone: 813-477-1340.

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Smokin’ In The Pines BBQ Festival, Perry, FL.  Contact: Donna Creamer, Phone: 352-210-1827.

Sep. 29-30, 2023:  Donkeys Big A$$ BBQ Competition, Crawfordville, FL.  Contact: John Williams, Phone: 850-251-4951.

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Michael “Mookie” Blaylock’s Memorial Battle of the BBQ, Tampa, FL.  Contact: Kevin Kahmeyer, Phone: 813-833-3865.

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Panama In Fall “BBQ Brawl”, Panama City, FL.  Contact: Shannon Rodriguez, Phone: 850-596-1231.

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  BBQ From The Hart, Bell, FL.  Contact: Donna Creamer, Phone: 352-210-1827.

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Rock ‘N’ Brews BBQ Festival, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact: Kevin DeNell, Phone: 954-465-3804.

Nov. 3-4, 2023:  Ten-24 Pitmaster Classic, Palatka, FL.  Contact: Ashlie Jones, Phone: 386-329-0814.

For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Doc Holliday BBQ Championship, Griffin, GA.  Contact: Will Doss, Phone: 770-228-4699, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Firehouse BBQ Cookoff, Donalsonville, GA.  Contact: Tori Gravilee, Phone: 229-416-5929, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Modern Gas Rib Showdown 2023, Albany, GA.  Contact: Mandy Kavanaugh, Phone: 229-894-2556, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Red, White & Blue BBQ, Canton, GA.  Contact: Jim Lindenmayer, Phone: 678-983-7590.

For More information, visit the IBCA website at

Sep. 8-9, 2023: East Montgomery County Fair Assn BBQ Cook Off, New Caney, TX. Contact: Tiffany Wheatley, Phone: 713-829-5397, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8-9, 2023: Sinton Fiddler’s Fest, Sinton, TX. Contact: Christie Prine, Phone: 361-364-2307, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8-9, 2023: Veterans For Foreign Wars Post 8905 35th Semi-Annual Cook Off, Cypress, TX. Contact: Randylee Rice, Phone: 832-506-0073, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023: 6th Annual Buffalo Stampede Cook Off, Buffalo, TX. Contact: Jerrod Jones, Phone: 903-388-5833, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023: Alzafar Shriners BBQ Cook Off, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Marco Zuniga, Phone: 210-889-2306, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023: El Campo Lost Lagoon 5th Annual BBQ BBQ Cookoff, El Campo, TX. COntact: Peggy Valdez, Phone: 979-275-1600, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023: Texas State Forest Festival Big Axe BBQ Competition, Lufkin, TX. Contact: Tara Watkins, Phone: 936-634-6644, Emails: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023: Texas Motor Speedway BBQ Cook Off, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: Aimee Miller, Phone: 817-215-8527, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 29-30, 2023: Texas Rice Festival, Winnie, TX. Contact: Sissy Leger, Phone: 409-296-4404, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023: 10th Annual Skidmore VFD Cook Off, Skidmore, TX. Contact: Ty Huser, Phone: 361-318-1574, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023: Anderson Fire Department 3rd Annual Cook Off, Navasota, TX. Contact: Samantha Kimich, Phone: 936-870-6438, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023: Evolution’s Gone Bananas BBQ Cook Off, Slaton, TX. Contact: Jacqueline Daniel, Phone: 806-500-7747, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023: Hitchcock Good Ole Days Celebration, Hitchcock, TX. Contact: Philip Sukal, Phone: 409-549-4815, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: 22nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Chili Bar B Cue Cook Off, Midland, TX. Contact: Toby Walker, Phone: 432-312-5944, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: 25th Anniversary Piney Woods Classic Cook Off, Porter, TX. Contact: Laurie Wiley, Phone: 713-247-9591, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Advo/HTO BBQ For Hope, Amarilla, TX. Contact: Jeremy Bradford, Phone: 806-342-0600, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Brazos Valley Fair BBQ Cookoff, Bryan, TX. Contact: Avery Martin, Fiona Lockhart, Phone: 979-821-1450, Email: [email protected]

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Cuero Turkeyfest, Cuero, TX. Contact: Kevin Wolf, Phone: 361-2436-0671, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: TYOC’s Annual BBQ Cookoff and Yellow Out Day Celebration, Pearland, TX. Contact: Reaghan Velasquez, Phone: 281-975-7599, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Bandera Annual Firehouse Challenge, Bandera, TX. Contact: Brian Gillaspy, Phone: 830-328-3629, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Jasso Memorial BBQ Cook Off, Diboll, TX. Contact: Kelli McCleskey, Phone: 936-676-2241, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: MK Annual BBQ Cook Off, Post, TX. Contact: Kyron Moore or Kristi Tanner, Phone: 806-543-1297 or 806-939-9880, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Blues Brews & BBQ, Madisonsville, TX. Contact: Michael Bellard, Phone: 936-348-3317, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Czhilispiel, Flatonia, TX. Contact: Abigail Rice, Phone: 512-794-9171, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Falls City VFD Beaver Damn Cook Off, Falls City, TX. Contact: Kristen Jendrusch, Phone: 830-534-1110, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Ralls Cotton Boll Festival, Ralls, TX. Contact: Kris Anderson, Phone: 214-562-6094, Email: [email protected].

For More Information, Visit The Kansas City BBQ Society website at

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Ribs, Rods & Rock N Roll, Vermillion, SD. Contact: Todd Nelson, Phone: 605-670-1958, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Smoke On The Ohio, Mt. Vernon, IN. Contact: Steve Loehr, Phone: 812-499-6181, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Puckaway Pigfest, Montello, WI. Contact: Jessica Malsack, Phone: (920) 295-3000, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Green Mountain BBQ Championship, Braintree, VT. Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  International Goat Days Championship BBQ, Millington, TN. Contact: Phillip Doyle, Phone: 731-499-1489, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Navy SEAL Danny Dietz Memorial Classic Cookoff, Waller, TX. Contact: Jenn Sewell, Phone: 832-887-1045, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-10, 2023:  Forks of the Buffalo BBQ Throwdown, Bluff, MO. Contact: John Craw, Phone: 864-431-9732, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Algona Family YMCA Annual YBQ, Algona, IA. Contact: Jason Moser, Phone: 515.570.3334, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Primo BBQ Bash & Competition, Bluff, MO. Contact: Brendon Dunn, Phone: 618-233-7420 ext.3351, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Anchor City Cook-Off, Centralia, MO. Contact: Scott McManama, Phone: (573) 819-4744, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Car-B-Que, Belton, MO. Contact: Kirsten Turnbow, Phone: 816-348-7400 x 7423, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 8-9, 2023:  Bernard Blues and BBQ Cookoff, Cullman, AL. Contact: Joyce Nix, Phone: 256.636.0122, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 9, 2023:  Bent Brewstillery BBQ, Roseville, MN. Contact: Jess Cochran, Phone: 715-410-5966, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 9-10, 2023:  7th Annual Smoke On The Trails, Gardner, KS. Contact: Jordyn Lester, Phone: 913.272.5993, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 10, 2023:  Green Mountain BBQ Championship, Braintree, VT. Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 14, 2023:  Wings 4 Water 2023, Lee’s Summit, MO. Contact: Ryan Bryant, Phone: 816.305.1251, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  Tri City BBQ Fest, Denison, IA. Contact: Shani Bonner, Phone: 712-263-6622, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  Smoketember Fest, Baxley, GA. Contact: Derek Johnson, Phone: 912-253-7528, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  35th Annual Jesse James Barbeque Cook Out, Kearney, MO. Contact: Larry E. Pratt, Phone: 816-935-9644, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  Cherokee Strip BBQ & Chili Cook-Off, Ponca City, OK. Contact: Nancy Brown, Phone: 580-761-9158, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  Reuniting After War BBQ Competition, Bowling Green, KY. Contact: Derrick Huff, Phone: 270-793-4402, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15, 2023:  Saluting With Smoke Single Meat – Rib Burn, Yorkville, IL. Contact: Paul Buob, Phone: 309-253-1429, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  Saluting With Smoke, Yorkville, IL. Contact: Paul Buob, Phone: 309-253-1429, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  12 Bridge Rib Cook-Off, Lincoln, CA. Contact: Tyler Campbell, Phone: 916.243.8458, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 15-16, 2023:  Cranberry Country Rally Days Backyard BBQ Contest, Tomah, WI. Contact: Deb Reid, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 16-17, 2023:  Saluting With Smoke – Honor Q Reboot, Yorkville, IL. Contact: Paul Buob, Phone: 309-253-1429, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 16-17, 2023:  Vine St BBQ Competition & Fest, Park Ridge, IL. Contact: Jamie Rubin, Phone: 630-240-3320, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 21-23, 2023:  Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off/ Praise The Lard, Murphysboro, IL. Contact: Laurie Neef, Phone: 618-684-8902, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-23, 2023:  O’So Good BBQ Festival, Oneonta, IL. Contact: Garreth Price, Phone: 205.353.8404, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-24, 2023:  Nor’Easter BBQ Showdown, Southwick, MA. Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-23, 2023:  Pigmaster’s BBQ Challenge, Rutherford College, NC. Contact: Jessica Bargsley, Phone: 828-874-0333, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-23, 2023:  Shawnee Great Grillers, Shawnee, KS. Contact: Sean Keenan, Phone: 913-742-6404, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-23, 2023:  Americamps BBQ Throwdown, Ashland, VA. Contact: Mary Jones, Phone: 804-467-3558, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 23-24, 2023:  Bar-B-QC, Davenport, IA. Contact: Rachel Stahle, Phone: 563-468-1768, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 27-30, 2023:  American Royal World Series Of Barbecue – Invitational Contest, Kansas City, KS. Contact: Kayci Vincent, Phone: 816.569.4021, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 27-30, 2023:  American Royal World Series Of Barbecue – Kids Que, Kansas City, KS. Contact: Kayci Vincent, Phone: 816.569.4021, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 27-30, 2023:  American Royal World Series Of Barbecue – Sides, Kansas City, KS. Contact: Kayci Vincent, Phone: 816.569.4021, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 27-30, 2023:  Bulls & BBQ, Ruidoso Downs, NM. Contact: Josh Gibson, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 28, 2023:  Permian Basin Barbeque Cook-Off, Midland, TX. Contact: Mark Immekus, Phone: 713-884-7520, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 29-30, 2023:  Field, Fire Fork!, Los Banos, CA. Contact: Judy Zulfiqar/Jim Palmer, Phone: 951.434.4630, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 29-30, 2023:  Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival, Jonesboro, AR. Contact: Paul Carter, Phone: 870-219-9227, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 30, 2023:  Southern Thunder BBQ – Master Class (Whole Hog), Los Banos, CA. Contact: Pete Warner, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 5-7, 2023:  Poosa Q, Montgomery, AL. Contact: Christi Mann, Phone: 334-296-3145, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival, Lyons, GA. Contact: Darrien Ramsey, Phone: 912-293-4491, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Meat Inferno, Edgerton, KS. Contact: Brittany Paddock, Phone: 913-893-6231 x 4000, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: Morgan Firestine, Phone: 717-787-2905, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Go Hog Wild BBQ, Sheridan, AR. Contact: Jake Easley, Phone: 870-917-7878, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Smokin’ For Garrett, Mt. Carmel, IL. Contact: Tina Howton, Phone: 812-629-0806, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Reata Round- Up BBQ Contest, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Contact: James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Smoke & Soul Fest, Casper, WY. Contact: Brandy Teague, Phone: 307-277-8575, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Harper County Bullseye BBQ, Harper, KS. Contact: Kimberly Schrant, Phone: 620-845-0397, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Waxhaw Grill’n & Chill’n BBQ Cook Off, Waxhaw, NC. Contact: Mary Wallace, Phone: 704-221-3636, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Maryland State BBQ Bash, Bel Air, MD. Contact: Shelby Tittle, Phone: 443-823-1797, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Bring’n Home The Bacon II, West Salem, WI. Contact: Laurie Tweten, Phone: 608-769-7446, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Rock Island BBQ Competition, Stover, MO. Contact: Mario Vazquez, Phone: 816-868-9974, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Dragon Smoke BBQ Competition, Osage Beach, MO. Contact: Eric Gregory, Phone: 573-302-7460, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Smoke on the Water, Topeka, KS. Contact: Kimberly Woff, Phone: 785-806-1992, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Rocky Mount, NC. Contact: Jamel Pitt, Phone: 252-972-1159, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Scottsboro BBQ Festival, Scottsboro, AL. Contact: Tim Watts, Phone: 256-609-7814, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Black Box BBQ, Wadsworth, OH. Contact: Doyle Mullins, Phone: 407-717-5159, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue, Lynchburg, TN. Contact: Debbie Christian and/or Pam Hess, Phone: 931-307-4215 and/or 870-588-6508, Email: [email protected] and/or [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition, Lenoir, NC. Contact: Michael Kilby, Phone: 828-310-2953, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Border War Barbeque, Osawatomie, KS. Contact: Wes Duncan, Phone: 913-256-8409, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-22, 2023:  Red White & Que – Campground BBQ Series, Jackson, NJ. Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  19th Annual Burnt Offering BBQ Contest, Riverside, CA. Contact: James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  The Whistletop Festival & Rocket City BBQ, Huntsville, AL. Contact: Jason Bryant, Phone: 256.836.3220, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Royal Oak Invitational, Roswell, GA. Contact: Craig Verhage, Phone: 662-719-7141, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Roast N Boast, Columbus, MS. Contact: Amber Henson, Phone: 662-645-8291, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023:  Best of the Midwest BBQ Contest, Union Grove, WI. Contact: Stephanie Kurt, Phone: 262-308-3360, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: Battle For The Bones, Birmingham, AL. Contact: Leah Clayton, Phone: 205-934-1239, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-29, 2023:  Nightmare before Zom-B-Q, Galax, VA. Contact: David Dick, Phone: 804-832-0268, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-29, 2023:  Boo-B-Que Championship, Oak Grove, MO. Contact: Greg Hastie, Phone: 816-805-2729, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Smoke On The Water – Saracen Casino PB, Pine Bluff, AR. Contact: Ron Cates, Phone: 870-536-8175, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Railyard BBQ Brawl 2023, Madison, AL. Contact: Todd Seaton, Phone: 256-226-1032, Email: [email protected].

For more information, visit the Lone Star Barbecue Society website at

Aug. 11-12, 2023: BBQ Cookoff, Hamilton, TX.

Aug. 17-19, 2023: 8750′ BBQ And Music Festival, Red River, NM. Contact: David Tondre, Phone: 210-363-7339, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 18-19, 2023: Busted in Baylor County, Seymour, TX.

Sep. 8-9, 2023: State Championship, Gorman, TX.

Sep. 22-23, 2023: 10376 VFM BBQ Blowout, Marble Falls, TX. Contact: Lloyd Crippen, Phone: 512-755-3208.

Sep. 22-23, 2023: 13th Annual Harper BBQ Cook-Off, Harper, TX. Contact: Damon Clark, Phone: 830-739-1328, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 29-30, 2023: Big T Memorial State Championship BBQ Cookoff, Fairfield, TX. Contact: Email: [email protected].

Sep. 29-30, 2023: 2nd Annual Perryton Satellite Center BBQ Cook-Off, Perryton, TX. Contact: Mick Yara, Phone: 806-202-2603, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023: State Championship, Coleman, TX.

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Go Texan State Championship, Lampasas, TX.

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Red River BBQ Battle State Championship, Vernon, TX.

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Clear Lake Elks Lodge Barbecue Cook Off, Kemah, TX. Contact: Jim Ott, Phone: 713-829-2199, Email:. [email protected].

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at   

Sep. 8-9, 2023: Cooking For A Cure, Blytheville, AR. Contact: Matthew Huffman,Phone: 870-278-1157, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023: Blues & BBQ At Fairfield Bay, Fairfield Bay, AR. Contact: Dan Feuer, Phone: 501-884-60110, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-23, 2023: Praise The Lard, Murphysboro, IL. Contact: Laurie Neef, Phone: 618-684-8902, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 22-23, 2023: Delta State University 37th Annual Pig Pickin’, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Corley Mullins, Phone : 662-846-4909 Day / 662-902-7325 Night, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 29-30, 2023: The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, Phone: 662-719-1675, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 29-30, 2023: Barlett BBQ Festival, Bartlett, TN. Contact: David Parsons, Phone: 901-859-3381, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: MS Delta Barbecue State Championship, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, Phone: (Day): 662-719-1675 or Cell: 662-719-1675, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Arlington BBQ Burnout, Arlington, TN. Contact: Michelle O’Guin, Phone: 901-210-9252, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Fall Fest At The Nest BBQ Cook-Off, Cordova, TN. Contact: Jamie Coggins, Phone: 901-488-0663, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 27-28, 2023: Bolivar BBQ Blowout, Bolivar, TN. Contact: Suzanne Rhea, Phone: 731-609-1568, Email: [email protected].

For more information, visit the Mid-Atlantic Barbecue Association website at 

Sept. 22-24, 2023: Americamps Backyard BBQ Competition, Ashland, VA. FMI:

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Maryland State BBQ Bash, Bel Air, MD. FMI:

Oct. 14, 2023: Steak & Bake Checkered Flag Cookoff – The Sequel (Double), Charlotte, NC. Contact: Lizz Updegraff, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Smoking In The Foothills Barbcue Competition, Lenoir, NC. FMI:

Oct. 20-22, 2023: Red White & Q, Jackson, NJ.

For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at  

Sep. 16, 2023:  LIVIN Music Festival, Elk River, MN.

Sep. 23, 2023:  Ribs For The Ribbon, Big Lake, MN. Contact: Greg Green, Phone: 612-446-9527, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  Bring’n Home the Bacon II, West Salem, WI. FMI:

For More Information, visit the National Barbecue & Grilling Association at

Sep. 29-30, 2023:  Fire & Flavor Barbecue Bazaar at the American Royal (September 27-October 1), organized by the National Barbecue & Grilling Association.  If you are interested  in vendor space call the office at (800) 385-0002.

December 9, 2023:  NBBQA Awards of Excellence Judging, Byhalia, MS. Sweet Swine O’Mine Distributing.  

Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2024: 2024 Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX. 

For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

Sept. 9-10, 2023: Green Mountain BBQ Championship, Braintree, VT.

Sept. 17, 2023: Otter River BBQ Cook-Off, Templeton, MA. Contact: Andy King, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 20, 2023: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

Sept. 23-24, 2023: Nor’easter BBQ Showdown, Southwick, MA. Contact: Andy King, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-8, 2023: Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA.

Oct. 14-15, 2023: Get Ready For The Swamp Yankee Cook-Off, North Grosvenordale, CT.

Oct. 18, 2023: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

Oct. 21-22, 2023: Red White & Que, Jackson, NJ

Nov. 15, 2023: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

Dec. 20, 2023: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

For More Information, Contact Outlaw BBQ Association at

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Decatur BBQ Bash, Decatur, TX. Contact: Bennie Koger, Phone: 940-577-7784.

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Ennis Chamber of Commerce – Patriot Day BBQ Bash, Ennis, TX. Contact: Geoffery Williams, Phone:972-878-2625.

Sep. 8-9, 2023:  Lake Jackson Police Association First Responder Cook Off, Lake Jackson, TX. Contact: Sgt Joshua Cosme, Phone: 979-288-1325.

Sep. 16-17, 2023:  Hella Shrine BBQ Extravaganza, Garland, TX. Contact: Allen Warren, Phone: 214-801-1419.

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Benbrook Chamber of Commerce BBQ Competition, Benbrook, TX. Contact: Terri Davis, Phone: 817-249-4451, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Mabank Jubilee, Mabank, TX. Contact: John Holcomb, Phone: 214-709-2138.

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Kare For Kids Longview, Longview, TX. Contact: Terry Petty, Phone: 903-431-2001.

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Rockwall Rib, Rub, And Roll, Rockwall, TX. Contact: Andrew Ainsworth, Phone: 972-771-7740.

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Keller Lions Club, Keller, TX. Contact: Jimmy Lucas, Phone: 817-307-3752.

Oct. 7-8, 2023:  Jambo Shootout, Ennis, TX. 

Oct. 13-14, 2023:  El Dorado Chevrolet Guns & Hoses Cooking For Kids and Custom Car Show & BBQ Cook Off, Mckinney, TX. Contact: Kevin Perry, Phone: 972-569-0101.

Oct. 20-21, 2023:  Mabank Jubilee, Mabank, TX. Contact: John Holcomb, Phone: 214-709-2138.

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  National Championship BBQ Cookoff, Meridian, TX. Contact: Karmree Niewwenhuis, Phone: 254-717-2359.

Oct. 27-28, 2023:  Flower Mound Smoke Fest, Flower Mound, TX. Contact: Bryan Webb, Phone: 972-816-5661.

For more information, visit the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association website at  

Sep. 22-24, 2023: Cooking For Kids – Camp Korey Charity BBQ, Mt Vernon, WA.

Sep. 30 – Oct. 1, 2023: CBBQ, Brews & Brats, Enumclaw, WA. Contact: Rene’ Popke, Phone: 253-740-4153, Email: [email protected].



For more information, visit the  St. Louis BBQ Society website at

Sep. 9, 2023:  3rd Annual BBQ Battle For Life, Piedmont, MO. Contact: Carolyn Polk, Phone: 573-223-4169, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16-17, 2023:  Trekking For CDH, Pocahontas, IL. Contact: Jay LoBello, Phone: 618-791-7171, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023:  Farmington Blues, Brews & BBQ, Farmington, MO. Contact: Paul Grindstaff, Phone: 573-366-8540.

Sep. 23, 2023:  Village of Brighton BBQ, Brighton, IL. Contact: Brighton Park & Rec, Phone: 618-420-7868, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 6-7, 2023:  Rock Road BBQ Battle, Brighton, IL. Contact: Dan Murphy, Phone: 314-267-4611.

Oct. 14-15, 2023:  Edwardsville Que & Brew, Edwardsville, IL. Contact: Ryan High, Phone: 618-889-1777, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 3-4, 2023:  Veteran’s Honor Que, Columbia, IL. Contact: Terry McDannold, Phone: 636-893-5452, Email: [email protected].

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

Sep. 8-9, 2023: Jamil Shriners 13th Annual BBQ Cook Off, Contact: John McDonald, Phone: 803-724-9633 or 803-724-9631, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 15-16, 2023: Uniquely Union, Union, SC. Contact: Jamie Trammel, Phone: 864-486-6769, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 22-23, 2023: Bessemer City Brew and QUE, Bowman, SC. Contact: Nathen Hester, Phone: 704-729-6510, Email: [email protected], Website:

Sep. 22-23, 2023: Smoke on the Rails Clinton, Contact: Kevin Hawkins, Email: [email protected]​, Phone: 864-200-4510.

Oct. 6-7, 2023: Beer, Brunch & BBQ Competition, Contact: Alex Salerno, Phone: 214-458-6694, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: 2nd Annual Smoke On The Waccamaw, Contact: Randy and Sandi Bouchillon, Phone: 843-991-4685​, Email: [email protected] or [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Abbeville Hogs And Hens, FMI:

Oct. 28, 2023: Sons of the American Legion.

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

Sep. 8, 2023: Doc Holliday Steak Off, Griffin, GA. Contact: Will Doss, Phone: 678-283-0550, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8, 2023: Forks of the Buffalo BBQ Throwdown, Mannington, VA. Contact: John Craw, Phone: 864-431-9732, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8, 2023: Solano Steakout Ancillaries, Dixon, CA. Contact: Tim Anderson, Phone: 707-474-8448, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 8, 2023: Puckaway Pigfest, Montello, WI.

Sep. 9-10, 2023: Deer Capital Cookoff, Antlers, OK. Contact: Michael Taylor, Phone: 580-271-1127, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 9, 2023: Benton County Fair & Steak Cookoff, Ashland, MS. Contact: Laura Grubbs, Phone: 662-471-1794, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 9, 2023: Meadowlands Racetrack Steaks and Stakes, East Rutherford, NJ.

Sep. 9, 2023: Sizzlin Steak Showdown at The Shrine, Pensacola, FL. Contact: Hadji Shrine – Mitch Esser, Phone: 850-396-3846, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 9, 2023: Solano Steak Showdown, Dixon, CA. Contact: Tim Anderson, Phone: 707-474-8448, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16, 2023: BBQ Pit Stop (DOUBLE) Steak Championship Finale, Morgan, UT. Contact: Steve Johnson, Phone: 801-376-0850, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16, 2023: Trekking For CDH, Pierron, IL. Contact: Jay LoBello, Phone: 618-791-7171, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16, 2023: Trinity at Badger Ranch Righteous (DOUBLE) Ribeye Cookoff, Crawford, TX.

Sep. 16, 2023: Nina Steak Cookoff, Nixa, MO. Contact: Hailey Paige, Phone: 417-210-0012, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16, 2023: Alcorn County Fair (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff, Corinth, MS. Contact: Joey Gilmore, Phone: 662-603-1726, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16, 2023: The Smokehouse (DOUBLE) Smoke Show, Mount Olive, NC. Contact: SCA, Phone: 910-599-6255, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 16, 2023: Christiana Smokestack Sizzle (DOUBLE) Cookoff, Christiana, PA. Sep. 22-23, 2023: Sizzle & Smoke Steak Cookof f, Decatur, AL.

Sep. 23, 2023: Ribeye Throwdown, Reisterstown, MD.

Sep. 23, 2023: Georgia Great (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff, Hazlehurst, GA. Contact: Jim Sewell, Phone: 912-240-0106, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 23, 2023: Beachside Bash (DOUBLE) BBQ & Brews, Ventura, CA. Contact: Patrick Maynard, Phone: 805-797-3623, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 23, 2023: Haynes Ace CMN, Conway, AR. Contact: Brian Porterfield, Phone: 501-908-9216, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 28, 2023: The American Royal Steak Off, Kansas City, KS.

Sep. 29-30, 2023: Mission Q Steak Cookoff, Tuscumbia, AL. Contact: Will Bryant, Phone: 256-309-9932, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 29-30, 2023: BAMA-Q Lake Murray / Grilling on the Lake Ancillary, Columbia, SC. Contact: Michael Smith, Phone: 334-791-6229, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 30, 2023: Grilling In The Gap, Big Stone Gap, VA.

Oct. 6, 2023: Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA.

Oct. 7, 2023: Trixie & V’s (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff, Okauchee, WI. Contact: Tom Voell, Phone: 262-853-2389, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 7-8, 2023: Henkle’s Carnivore (DOUBLE) Cookoff, Carterville, MO. Contact: Cris Henkle, Phone: 417-499-8398.

Oct. 7, 2023: Grillin’ for Le Bonheur, Booneville, MI. Contact: Darbi Burns, Phone: 662-416-4392, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 7-8, 2023: Show Me Steak Showdown, Carteville, MO. Contact: Cris Henkle, Phone: 417-499-8398.

Oct. 13, 2023: Tripp Haggard Memorial Steak Cookoff, Tulsa, MO. Contact: Bill Bond, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 14, 2023: Tulsa Twin Bill Oklahoma Open & Oklahoma Championship, Tulsa, OK.

Oct. 14, 2023: Fox Valley (DOUBLE) Cookoff, Appleton, WI. Contact: Dan Clearwater, Phone: 920-810-0068, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 13-14, 2023: Brazos Valley Fair (TRIPLE) Steak Cookoff, Bryan, TX. Contact: Fiona, Avery, or Tammi, Phone: 979-821-1450, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 14, 2023: Southaven Fall Fest Steak Cookoff, Southaven, MS. Contact: Wesley Brown, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 14, 2023: Steak & Bake Checkered Flag Cookoff – The Sequel, Charlotte, NC. Contact: Lizz Updegraff-Mcgrew, Phone: 704-318-3362, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 20-21, 2023: Magnolia Steak Cookoff, Horn Lake, MS. Contact: Debbie Storley, Phone: 662-420-0534, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: Fall Classic Steak Cookoff, Simi Valley, CA. Contact: Kim Morrissey, Phone: 805-285-2618, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: Lancaster BBQ Supply Fall (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff, Lancaster, PA. Contact: Michele Perelka, Phone: 717-390-9098, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: Deep Roots Festival, Milledgeville, GA. Contact: Justin Seymour, Phone: 478-251-8636, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 21, 2023: The Queen City Douglas Steak Cookoff, Hastings, NE. Contact: Erika Martinez, Phone: 402-469-6739, Email: [email protected].


For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

Nov. 8-12, 2023: World Food Championships Competition, Dallas, TX. 





Non-Sanctioned Events/Public Events

Sep. 9, 2023: Pig Island, Staten Island, NY. FMI visit:

Sep. 27- Oct.1, 2023: American Royal World Series of Barbecue, Kansas City, KS. FMI visit:

Nov. 4-5, 2023: Texas Monthly 14th Annual 2023 BBQ Fest, Lockhart, TX. FMI visit:


Sep. 29-30, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- AmTech Career Academy, Amarillo, TX. FMI Visit:

Oct. 13-14, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- Midland Highschool, Midland, TX. FMI Visit:

Oct. 20-21, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- Carroll Highschool, Southlake, TX. FMI Visit:

Nov. 3-4, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- Lubock Cooper Highschool, Lubbock, TX. FMI Visit:

Nov. 17-18, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- Graham Highschool, Graham, TX. FMI Visit:

Dec. 1-2, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- Ingleside Highschool, Ingleside, TX. FMI Visit:

Dec. 8-9, 2023: HSBBQ Regional- Poteet Highschool, Poteet, TX. FMI Visit:

Jan. 19-20, 2024: HSBBQ Regional- Hudson Highschool, Lufkin, TX. FMI Visit:

Jan. 26-27, 2024: HSBBQ Regional- Van Vleck Highschool, Van Vleck, TX. FMI Visit:

BBQ Cooking Schools 

Butcher BBQ 100% Tell All BBQ Class Videos, 35 videos totaling over 7 1/2 hours – Get all 4 meats (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, & Brisket) Only $599.  Watch them anytime with no traveling expenses.  FMI:

Sep. 8-10, 2023: Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking Class, Unadilla, GA.  Contact: Myron Mixon, Email: [email protected].

BBQ Judging Schools

Oct. 13, 2023: Certified Barbque Judging Class, Lynchburg, TN. Contact: Carol Bigler, Phone: 256.426.9385, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 3, 2023: Big Jig Pig Class & Contest, Vienna, GA. Contact: Rhonda Lamb, Phone: 229-322-1596.





























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