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The National Barbecue News is proud to work with the following barbecue organizations to bring you the most complete listing of upcoming barbecue events in the World. 

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

Aug. 18, 2018:  Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-Off 2018(KCBS & ToY), Susanville, CA. 

Aug. 19, 2018:  Turf & Surf BBQ Championship 2018, (KCBS & ToY), Del Mar, CA. 

Aug. 25, 2018:  Wild West BBQ Shootout 2018, (KCBS & ToY), Wendover, NV. 

Sept. 15, 2018:  Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship 2018(KCBS), Oroville, CA. 

Sept. 15, 2018:  America’s Finest BBQ Championship, (KCBS & ToY), San Diego, CA. 

Sept. 22, 2018:  Sparta-Q 2018, San Jose, CA.  

Sept. 22, 2018:  BBQ in the Glen, Willow Glen, CA (San Jose). 

Sept. 29, 2018:  Mazatzal Grill Masters – BBQ Competition & Testicle Festival (KCBS), Payson, AZ. 

Oct. 6. 2018:  Smoke on Water St. BBQ Championship, (KCBS & ToY), Henderson, NV. 

Oct. 6, 2018:  Burning Ham 2018, Sonoma, CA. 

Oct. 13, 2018:  Temecula State BBQ Championship, (KCBS & ToY), Temecula, CA. 

Oct. 13, 2018:  Grills N Grills 2018(KCBS), Penn Valley, CA. 

Nov. 3, 2018:  Indio BBQ Championship & Festival 2018, (KCBS), Indio, CA.

Dec. 1, 2018:  Smithfield King of the Smoker 2018, INVITATIONAL ONLY, (KCBS Competitors Series), Coachella, CA. 

Jan. 19, 2019:  Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge 2019(KCBS), Bullhead City, AZ. 

Apr. 27, 2019:  Lodi Beer Fest & BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS), Lodi, CA. 

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

2nd Tuesday of Every Month @ 6 pm, Recurring CTBA Meeting, Fat Boys BBQ, Temple, TX.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Jarrell American Legion Post 317, Cookoff #2, Contact:  Dave Welhouse, Phone (512) 289-8473. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Marlin VFD, Contact:  Rob Douglas, Phone: (254) 422-3268. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Elks Lodge Bob Miracle, Contact: Patsy Hoelscher, Phone: (254) 931-9039.

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Headwaters for Heroes, Contact: Steve Sweeney, Phone: (830) 992-1193.

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Kerrville Texas, Contact: Chad Parker, Phone: (254) 928-4221.

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

Aug. 17-19, 2018:  Wild Adventures, Valdosta, GA.  Contact: Jon Vigue, Phone:  229-292-2956 or Email:  jvigue@wildadventures.com.

Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2018:  Big Belly BBQ Battle, Davenport, FL. Contact:  Shelby Lomen, Phone:  407-873-7367 or Email:  slomen@gmail.com. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018: Smokin’ In The Pines BBQ Festival, Perry, FL.  Contact:  Dawn Taylor, 850-584-5366 or Email:  taylorchamber@gtcom.net.

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  West Pasco BBQ Challenge, Odessa, FL.  Contact:  Shean Hylton, Phone:  813-917-1866 or Email:  shylton@allprodm.com.

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Fine Swine at the Pit, Mulberry, FL.  Contact:  Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625 or Email:  bonnie@cityofmulberryfl.com.

Nov. 2 – 3, 2018:  Jefferson BBQ Fest, Monticello, FL. Contact:  Katrina Richardson, Phone:  850-567-6451 or Email:  info@monticellojeffersonfl.com. 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Gridiron Grill-Off BBQ Competition, Pompano Beach, FL.  Contact: John Offerdahl, Phone:  305-748-6107 or Email: jwilliams@gridirongrilloff.com. 

Nov. 30, 2018 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Orange Blossom Revue, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  (407) 697-4077 or Email:  aiver@att.net.

Dec. 7-8, 2018:  FBA Fun Cook, Winter Haven, FL. Contact:  Matt Barber, Phone:  863-602-0857 or Email:  matt@hotwachulas.com. 

Jan. 18-19, 2019:  Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues, Zephyrhills, FL.  Contact: Melonie Monson, Phone:  (813) 782-1913 or Email: Director@Zephyrhillschamber.org

Jan. 25 -26, 2019:  Butts & Clucks On The Bay, Apalachicola, FL, Contact:  Apalachicola Bay Chamber of Commerce, Phone:   850-653-9419 or Email:  execdirector@apalachicolabay.org. 

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

 Aug. 11, 2018:  5th Annual Team of the Year Banquet, Macon, GA.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival, Douglas, GA.  Contact:  Georgia Henderson, Phone:  912-383-0277 or Email:  bbqfest@cityofdouglas.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Doc Holiday BBQ Championship, Downtown Griffin, GA.  Contact:  Will Doss 770-228-4699 or Email:  will@eagleswaychurch.org.

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest, Milledgeville, GA.  Contact:  Frank Pendergast, Phone:  478-414-4014 or Website:  deeprootsfestival.com.

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  6thAnnual Smokin’ Flamingo BBQ, Jacksonville, FL.  Contact:  David Haskett 904-838-7290 or Email:  callahan4life@windstream.net.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018:  6thAnnual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cookoff,Moultrie, GA. Contact:  Cecil Hinson, Phone:  229-891-1103 or Email:  lodge1158@mooseunits.org.

Mar. 1-2, 2019:  Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2019, Tifton, GA. Contact:  Tyrone Spearman, Phone:  229-386-0216 or Angela Elder, Phone:  229-392-3376.

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash, Ashburn, GA.  Contact:  Gail Walls, Phone:  (229) 567-3436 or (229) 567-1479 or Email:  ggwalls@windstream.net.

Apr. 12-13, 2019:  Robins Flying High BBQ Festival, Warner Robins, GA.  Contact:  Burl Jimmerson, Phone:  478-954-2115 or Email:  robinsflyinghighbbqfestival@gmail.com.

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

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  IBCA Annual Meeting, Kerrville, TX.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Kress Fire Dept FullaBull, Kress, TX.  Contact: Ben Rojas, Phone:  806-316-1723 or Email:  rojasben11@yahoo.com.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Saddle Up for Alzheimer’s, Edna, TX.  Contact: Dawn Schendel, Phone: 361-489-7459 or Email:  dawn_schendel@yahoo.com.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival BBQ Cookoff, Pleasanton, TX.  Contact:  Ed Miranda, Phone:  210-229-9392 or Email:  emir124470@aol.com.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Busted in Baylor County BBQ Cookoff, Seymour, TX.  Contact: Jon Hrncirik, Phone:  940-256-0743 or Email:  Jonhrncirik@yahoo.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Hogs at the Point, Channing, TX. Contact:  David Riggins, Phone:  806-935-5598 or Email:  talonpoint4u@yahoo.com.

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Fabulous Flamingo Fest, Childress, TX.  Contact: Susan J. Leery, Phone: 940-937-2567 or Email:  c-commerce@att.net.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  BBQ on the Banks of the Guadalupe, New Braunfels, TX.  Contact: Daniel Campos, Phone: 956-605-1622 or Email:  campd6032@yahoo.com.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  Texas Hobo Cookoff Gypsy Jamboree, Rusk, TX.  TX STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Willie, Phone:  903-330-4397 or Email:  wrarnwine@ag.tamu.edu.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  City of Bedford Blues BBQ Festival, Bedford, TX.  Contact: Wendy Hartnett, Phone: 817-952-2128 or Email:  wendy.hartnett@bedfordtx.gov.

Sept. 4-8, 2018:  Texas Hunt For The Cure Charity Cookoff, Italy, TX.  Contact: Shane Webster, Phone: 214-674-7261 or Email:  Shane@texashuntforthecure.org.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Heros Fest Hosted by VFW 4853, Jourdanton, TX.  Contact: Jeff Rankin, Phone:  210-262-9758 or Email:  jeffrankin80@gmail.com.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Bust N Burn, Moore, TX. Contact:  Eileen Woolsey, Phone:  830-931-1179 or Email:  bustnburn75@gmail.com.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  High Plains BBQ Bash, Hugoton, KS. Contact:  Jan Leonard, Phone:  620-544-3069.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Septemberfest, Cransfill Gap, TX. Phone:  254-652-3161 or Email:  brooksr2006@hotmail.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Alvord Watermelon Festival, Alvord, TX.  Phone: 940-389-9814 or Email:  Teamdostuffalvord@gmail.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  MK BBQ Cookoff, Post, TX. Contact:  Kyran Elliot, Phone:  806-543-1297 or Email:  Kristimcmurray83@gmail.com or Kyranlynnelliott@gmail.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  PIT KINGS Cookoff, Contact: Jose Pena, Phone:  956-286-0803 or Email:  jpena@webbdsa.org. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  SchertzQ, Schertz, TX. Contact:  Natalie Keaney, Phone:  210-619-1635 or Email:  nkeaney@schertz.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  4thAnnual American Legion Post 393 Scholarship Fundraiser, Cleveland, TX. Contact:  Monica Mckown, Phone:  832-599-9396 or Email:  mckownmonica01@gmail.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Briscoe County Cook Off, Silverton, TX.  Contact: Wylie Bomar, Phone:  806-777-1664 or Email:  wbomar@suddenlink.net.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  19thAnnual Wild West Festival BBQ Cook OffSpringtown, TX.  Contact:  Joe, Phone: 817-454-0037 or Email:  info@springtownchamber.org. 

Sept. 14-15 2018:  First Shot Cookoff, TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Shirley Breitschopf, Phone:  830-857-4142 or Email:  sissym@jdcoins.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  McGregor Founders Day BBQ Cookoff, McGregor, TX.  Contact: Alex Garcia, Phone:  254-366-5532 or Email:  dangergail@aol.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Grill This BBQ Cookoff, Denton, TX.  Contact; Danita Hill, Phone:  972-824-5319 or Email:  danita@outdoorliving-poolandpatio.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Fiesta Diez y Seis Cookoff, Beeville, TX.  Contact: Ruben Alonso, Phone:  361+362+8429 or Email:  ralonsojr86@gmail.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  East Montgomery County Fair, New Caney, TX.  Contact: David Rogers, Phone: 713-822-4060.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Hill County Cotton Pickin Fair, Hillsboro, TX.  Contact: Chris Moore, Phone:  254-582-2119.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  PWC Annual BBQ Cookoff, St. Hedwig, TX.  Contact: Wayne, Phone:  210+347-9620 or Email:  waynepieniazek@gmail.com. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Levelland Vol Fire Dept Cook Off, Levelland, TX.  TX STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Justin Henry, Phone:  806-893-6239 or Email:  lfdbarbecuecookoff@gmail.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Cookin fer CCA Meals on Wheels, Giddings, TX.  Contact: Darlene, Phone:  979-540-0599 or Email:  dastange@ccaction.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Weslaco Boys and Girls Club Cooking for Kids, Weslaco, TX.  Contact: Carlos Robledo, Phone: 956-351-0467 or Email:  caldanr@yahoo.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Mabank Jubilee, Mabank, TX. Contact:  John Holcomb, Phone:  903-603-0500 or Email:  jholcomb@cityofforney.org. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  St. Joseph Holy Smoke BBQ Cookoff, Del Rio, TX.  Contact; Efrain Gallegos, Phone; 830-461-9375 or Email:  gallegosefrain203@gmail.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Shoot To Salute BBQ Battle and Ribeye Roundup, Lindale, TX.  Phone: 903-253-5604 or Email:  Chris@lonestarwarriorsoutdoors.com.   

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Waller County Fair Rodeo and BBQ Cookoff, Hempstead, TX.  Contact: Jason Rymer, Phone:  713-545-3240 or Email:  rymer23@gmail.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Bridges BBQ Band and Brew Bash, Waxahachie, TX.  Contact: Michael Boler, Phone:  817-96-8733 or Email:  et2boler@yahoo.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  8thAnnual Steve Mayberry Memorial, Carrollton, TX.  TX STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Dave Calvery, Phone:  469-744-7939 or Email:  99cosmo@gmail.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Blazing Saddles Western Days BBQ Cookoff, Beeville, TX.  Contact: Mark Roznovksy, Phone: 631-813-3822 or Email:  roznovskym@yahoo.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  2ndAnnual Goliad Brewing Company Cook Off, Goliad, TX.  Contact:  Connie, Phone; 832-600-4031 or Email:  connie@goliadbrewing.com. 

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Texas Rice Festival, Winnie, TX. Contact:  Sissy Leger, Phone:  409-296-4404 or Email:  trf01@windstream.net.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Poteet Lions Club BBQ and Boots Cookoff, Poteet, TX.  Contact: Adrian Gutierrez, Phone: 830-480-9503 or Email:  poteetranchman@yahoo.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  DTown BBQ Cook Off, Dumas, TX.  Contact: Doreen Aikan, Phone:  806-935-2123 or Email:  doreen@dumaschamber.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  34thAnnual Cottonfest Cookoff, Robstown, TX.  Contact: Jason Garcia, Phone:  361-533-4452 or Email:  jgarcia@cityofrobstown.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Calf Fry Cook Off Beach Party, Canadian, TX.  Contact: Lacy Haines, Phone;  806-217-2703 or Email:  canadianriverbeachclub@hotmail.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  First Annual Central Texas Towers 4 Tots Cookin For The Kids, Selma, TX.  Contact:  Geoffrey Nienstedt, Phone:  210-658-8610 or Email:  geoff@rrtowing.com

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Fort Griffin BBQ World Championship Dove Cookoff, Albany, TX.  Contact: Justin Winters, Phone: 325-762-2222 or Email:  jwinters@fnbab.com.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Pura Lumbre BBQ WARS, Houston, TX. Contact:  Mike Ramirez, Phone:  346-282+4663 or Email:  moramirez61@gmail.com. 

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Ruckus at the Rec Camp, San Angelo, TX.  Contact: Liz Wilkinson, Phone:  325-654-3342 or Email:  martha.wilkinson.2@us.af.mil.

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  5thAnnual Franklin VFD BBQ Cookoff, Franklin, TX.  Contact: Rene Ferrell, Phone:  979-739-6832 or Email:  papaproe@yahoo.com. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Hill Country Shootout BBQ Cookoff, Leander, TX.  Contact: Jerry Manas, Phone:  512-803-9557 or Email:  hillcountryshootout@gmail.com

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Keller Lions Club BBQ, Keller, TX. Contact:  Jimmy Lucas, Phone:  612-805-5637 or Email:  jimmy@familyowned.net.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Guadalupe County Fair BBQ Cookoff, Seguin, TX.  Contact: Sarah Louque, Phone:  830-379-6477 or Email:  g.c.f.a@global.net

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Brews Ewes BBQ, San Angelo, TX. Contact:  Delila Sudduth, Phone:  325-658-7588 or Email:  delila@suretytitleco.com

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Skidmore VFD Cook Off, Skidmore, TX.  Contact: Rick, Phone:  361-756-9641.

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  VFW Post 4816 Piney Woods Classic, Porter, TX.  Contact: Laurie, Phone:  713-247-9591 or Email:  lwiley@usaenviro.com.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  7thAnnual Harlingens Bravest Cookoff, Harlingen, TX.  Contact:  Andy Galvan, Phone:  361-228-3434 or Email:  hfdbbq@gmail.com

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Castroville Police Department Charity Cook-Off, Castroville, TX.  Contact:  Ashley Skolweck, Phone:  210-413-6575. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  2018 Rockwall Rib Rub Run Roll, Rockwall, TX.  Contact: Andrew Ainsworth, Phone: 972-772-6470.  

 

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

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Big Blue Barbecue, Shelbyville, IN. Contact:  Rachael Ackley, Phone:  317-398-9623 or Email:  kcollier@kcbs.us.

Aug, 10-11, 2018:  Farm B Que, Spirit Lake, IA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Jen Johnson, Phone:  712-330-1178 or Email:  okobojibarn@gmail.com. 

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Smokin in McMinnville, McMinnville, TN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447 or Email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Smoke in the Park (BACKYARD ONLY), Glencoe, AL, Contact:  Sharon Graham, Phone:  256-312-2091 or Email:  dgbcateringco@gmail.com. 

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show, Franklin, NC, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Diane Baldwin, Phone:  828-524-3161 or Email:  facc@franklin-chamber.com. 

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash, Winston, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Kyle Johnson, Phone:  816-365-7593 or Email:  vettsb@aol.com. 

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Maryland State BBQ Bash, Bel Air, MD, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Amber Pinder, Phone:  443-823-1797 or Email:  amber@downtownbelair.com. 

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  26th Annual State BBQ Championship of Nebraska, Arlington, NE, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Kris Gates or Kevin Nelson, Phone:  402-630-1135 or Email:  gobs.bbq.contest@gmail.com or Judges’ Contact:  John Gates, Email:  gobsjudges@gmail.com.   

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Route 66 Barbeque Throwdown, Springfield, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Michelle Higgins, Phone:  417-682-1568 or Email:  michellehiggings31@yahoo.com or Judges’ Contact:  Jim Altic, Email:  jimaltic@gmail.com. 

Aug. 11, 2018:  Northwoods Triple Crown (BACKYARD ONLY), Antigo, WI, Contact: Shaugn Novy, Phone:  715-10-1065 or Email:  sinovy20@gmail.com. 

Aug. 11, 2018:  Seward County Fair Rib Rally (COMPETITORS SERIES), Seward, NE, Contact: Paul Mueller, Phone: 402+643-6609, Email: pnsseward@hotmail.com. 

Aug. 11-12, 2018:  Wild West Fest on Fire, Zbilje, Medvode, Slovenia.  Contact:  Milan Stjepanovic, Phone: +386 41 587 073, Email:  info@sbbqs.si. 

Aug. 11-12, 2018:  Thrillin & Grillin at Aquaboggan Water Park, Saco, ME. Contact:  Sharri MacDonald, Phone:  207-590-4201 or Email:  smacdonald@maine.rr.com.  

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Pepsi WY State Championship BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, Worland, WY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Dave Paxton, Phone:  307-431-2755 or Email:  ddpaxton@gmail.com.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest, Cape Girardeau, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Chris Foeste, Phone:  573-576-6175 or Email:  Cfoeste@bigrivercom.com or Teams’ Contact:  Jeff Branch, Phone:  573-225-5539 or Email:  capejayceebbqfest@gmail.com.

Aug. 17, 2018:  BBQ Festival 2018, Vanamõisa, Saue Parish, Estonia, Contact:  Kris Seene, Phone:  +37 25099707 or Email:  kris.seene@mail.ee. 

Aug. 17-19, 2018:  Hudson Valley Ribfest, New Paltz, NY, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Shonda Merrill, Phone: 1-844-742-3378 or Email: contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org or Rolf Oelgeschlager, Phone:  1-844-742-3378 or Email:  contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  SMSU Smokefest, Marshall, MN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Josh Scholten, Phone:  507-557-7204 or Email:  josh.scholten@smsu.edu. 

Aug. 17-19, 2018:  Turf & Surf BBQ Championship, Del Mar, CA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447 or Email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com or Gene Goycochea, Phone:  619-600-8320 or Email:  gene@calicomfortbbq.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival, Madison, IN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Teams’ Contact:  Ken Schneider, Phone:  812-866-4723 or Email:  kenandcj@roadrunner.com or Judges’ Contact:  Allen Demkovich, Phone:  765-265-0351 or Email:  allendemkovich@gmail.com.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  BBQ and Fly in on the River (JUDGES FULL), Excelsior Springs, MO, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contacts:  Jim or Cheri McCullough, Phone:  816-630-7700 or Email:  jim@conagauctions.com Or cheri@wabashbbq.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Smokin on The Dock of the Bay, Crisfield, MD, Contact:  Sandy Fulton, Phone:  410-726-1881 or Email:  Sandyfulton720@gmail.com or Betty Frizzell Email:  thebbqjudge@aol.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown (GRILLING COMPETITORS SERIES), Woodland Park, CO, Contact:  Kevin Dessureault, Phone:  719-465-1745 or Email:  coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Bordertown BBQ Brawl, Salt Ste Marie, MI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Linda Miller or Andie Aiello, Phone: 906-647-2213 or Email: bordertownbbqbrawl@gmail.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Downtown BBQ Showdown, Hattiesburg, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Brian Saffle, Phone:  601-270-5424 or Email: brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com. 

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  2nd Annual Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cook-Off, DuPont, WA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Tom Riggs, Phone:  253-720-4557 or Email:  tomwtr@comcast.net. 

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  Vine Street BBQ Competition (BACKYARD ONLY), Park Ridge, IL, Judges’ Contact:  Brian Chaplin, Phone:  224-592-2654 or Email:  bchaplin99@gmail.com or Teams’ Contact:  Jamie Rubin, Phone:  630-240-3320 or Email:  info@vinestbbq.org. 

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  Euregio Barbeque Festival, Waldfeucht-Haaren/NRW, Germany, Contact: Roman Schellartz, Phone:  +490 170 5258522 or Email: info@euregiobbq.de. 

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  McHenry Rotary Blues, Brews & BBQ, McHenry, IL, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Phill Baggio, Phone:  847-347-5859 or Email: bnbautoexpress@sbcglobal.net or Team Contact:  Don Tonyan, Phone:  815-482-0746 or don@wmtonyan.com.

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  Pig Out in the Park (Backyard Only), Frostburg, MD, Contact: Diana Iman, Phone:  301-876-0790 or Email:  diaiman4080@gmail.com. 

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  Battle River BBQ Showdown, Camrose, Alberta, Canada, Contact:  Jim Dyer, Phone:  780-608-0025 or Email:  jimdyer@rocketmail.com. 

Aug. 19, 2018:  Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival – Saucy and Glazed BBQ Competition (BACKYARD ONLY), Contact:  Nathan Regier, Phone:  316-772-6174 or Email:  nate@next-element.com. 

Aug. 23-24, 2018:  7th Annual Death Door Barbeque (Day 1), Washington Island, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Richard Jepsen, Phone:  920-847-2784 or Email:  jepsenr@gmail.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  11th Annual Big Island BBQ, Albert Lea, MN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Perry Vining, Phone:  800-658-2526 or Email:  pvining@smig.net or Judges’ Contact:  Dick Dahlen, Phone:  507-402-2350 or Email:  ddahlen@charter.net. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Western Legends Roundup BBQ Cook Off, Kanab, UT, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Marybeth Kuntz, Phone:  314-750-3253 or Email:  mbkp@aol.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  7th Annual Death Door Barbeque (Day 2), Washington Island, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Richard Jepsen, Phone:  920-847-2784. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Great American BBQ Festival, Franklin, TN, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Jason Gregg, Phone:  615-948-4275 or Email:  Jason.gregg@mybga.org or Teams Contact:  Nathan Perry, Phone:  615-476-7390 or Email:  nathan.perry@e-farmcredit.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Montana Pitmaster Classic, Bozeman, MT, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Troy Heusel, Phone:  406-586-2384 or Email: montanapitmaster@gmail.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ, Hill City, SD, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447 or Email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  New Holland Summer Fest (JUDGES FULL), New Holland, PA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Bryant Glick, Phone:  717-419-7184 or Email:  nhsummerfest@gmail.com or Cory Simo, Phone:  717-286-5747 or Email:  nhsummerfest@gmail.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (Day 1), Brandon, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Email:  margeplummer1@bellsouth.net or Teams Contact:  Bobby Cleveland, Phone:  601-506-0739 or Email:  bobbyc7754@yahoo.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  East Central State BBQ Cook-Off, Paola Roots Festival, Paola, KS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Tracy Rankin, Phone:  913-579-2182, or Email: tlr7076@gmail.com or Teams’ Contact:  Jon Smail, Phone:  913-731-7995 or Email:  liamsnoj@yahoo.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Grill Games, Kenosha, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Lou Molitor, Phone:  262-654-1234 or Email:  lou@kenoshaareachamber.com.

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Raider Red Meats BBQ & Ribeye Championship, Lubbock, TX, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Ben Weatherly, Phone: 806-790-6390, Email:  Ben.weatherly@ttu.edu or Teams Contact:  Tate Corliss, Phone: 806-742-2804, Email:  tate.Corliss@TTU.edu. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Indiana Bacon Festival, Delphi, IN, Contact:  John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784, Email: johnmchapman1963@gmail.com. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Wild West BBQ Shoot Out, Wendover, NV, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, Email:  jesse@bigjohnsonsbbq.com.

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival, Kennesaw, GA, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Kimberly Flores, Phone: 770-422-9714, Email:  kdflores@kenensaw-ga.gov or Contact: Doug Rhodes, Email: pigsandpeaches@att.net. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Smokin for a Reason (BACKYARD ONLY), Fort Payne, AL, Contact: Durell Owens, Phone: 256-717-5626, or Email:  ldowens@farmerstel.com.

Aug. 25-26, 2018:  HAVA Nagrilla 2018 (KOSHER SERIES)(JUDGES FULL), Wynnewood, PA, Contact: Stuart Gordon, Phone:  610-247-2302 or Email: Stuart.gordon@verizon.net. 

Aug. 25-26, 2018:  Regahfest 2018 Green, The Hague, Netherlands, Contact:  Daan Hamoen, Phone:  +31 6 47940067 or Email:  Daan@regahfest.nl.

Aug. 25-26, 2018:  Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (Day 2), Brandon, MS, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Judges’ Contact:  Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Email:  margeplummer1@bellsouth.net.  Or Teams Contact:  Bobby Cleveland, Phone:  601-506-0739 or Email:  bobbyc7754@yahoo.com. 

Aug. 25, 2018:  Chamber Low and Slow Barbecue Cook-Off (BACKYARD ONLY), Nevada, MO, Contact: Sheree Gayman, Phone: 417-667-5300 or Email:  chamber1@nevada-mo.com. 

Aug. 25-26, 2018:  2nd Annual Halfway to St. Pats BBQ Contest, Emmetsburg, IA.  Contact: Stephanie Mehan, Phone: 712-480-0252 or Email: stephamehan@gmail.com. 

Aug. 25-26, 2018:  Regahfest 2018 Yellow, The Hague, Netherlands, Contact:  Daan Hamoen, Phone:  +31 6 47940067 or Email:  Daan@regahfest.nl.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  PigMania Lebanon State Championship BBQ & Music Festival, Lebanon, OH, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contacts:  Dan Hurst, Phone:  614-676-0700 or Email:  dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com or Marsha Hash, Phone:  513-934-7194 or Email: marsha.hash@mvgrllc.com.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018:  Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival, Bedford, TX, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact:  Cortney Sims, Phone:  817-952-2293 or Email:   cortney.sims@bedfordtx.gov.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  DE Bortoli Woodfired BBQ Championship, Victoria Australia, Contact: Rachel Lyons, Phone:  61 412 262 046 or Email: bbqchamp18@icloud.com. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  West Virginia BBQ Festival, Ranson, WV, Contact:  Robert Immer, Phone:  301-259-1991 or Email:  Rob@interstatefestivalgroup.com. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  Smokin in the Bogs, Warrens, WI, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Contact: Greg Urmanski, Phone: 608-343-8003 or Email: Greg@Jellystonewarrens.com. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  Smokin’ & Stokin’ Trussville (BACKYARD ONLY), Trussville, AL, Contact:  Eddie Seal, Phone:  205-612-2614 or Email:  eseal@jmgardens.com. 

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  BBQ on the Bow, Calgary, Canada. Bernie Kenny, Phone: 403-708-1900 or Email:  smokinboxbbq@gmail.com.  

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  2ndInternational Suydersee BBQ Contest, Zeewolde Flevoland, Netherlands.  Contact:  Rene’ De Regt, Phone: +31 647233350 or Email:  info@suydersee-bbq.nl 

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  Septemberfest BBQ & Rib-eye Steak Cookoff Challenge, Omaha, NE.  Contact: Linda Moran, Phone: 402-346-4800,or Email:  linda@omahafed.org

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  Big Muddy Brew N Que, Winona, MN. Contact: Michelle Alexander, Phone: 507-429-3225, or Email: Michellewinonacitycouncil@gmail.com.  

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  Fire It Up Frostproof!, Frostproof, FL.  Contact: AngelaIversen, Phone: 407-697-4077, or Email:  aiver@att.net 

Sept. 1, 2018: Blues, Views and BBQ Festival’s Cookin’ for a Cause, Westport, CT. Contact: Bob LeRose, Phone: 917-446-2921, or Email:  rlerose@msn.com.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Smoke On The Ohio, Mt.Vernon, IN.  Contact: Cary Bredemeier, Phone: 8124494795, or Email:  bunnysbuttsmokers@gmail.com.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  14th Annual Recovery Fest/8th Annual BBQ State Championship Richmond, VA. Contact: Honest Liller, Phone: 8045640132 or Email:  honesty@mcshin.org.    

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Butler Chambers Of Commerce BBQ & Hucksters Days Butler, MO.  Contact: Lee Anna Schowengerdt, Phone: 660-679-3380, or Email:  director@butlerchamber.com.   

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Ribs, Rod & Rock’n Roll Vermillion, SD.  Contact: Chad Smidt, Phone: 605-880-4494, or Email:  chadsdbbq@gmail.com.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Hot Pursuit BBQ Shawnee, OK.  Contact: Erika Jones, Phone: 405-476-4158 or Email:  ejones7900@sbcglobal.net.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Puckaway Pigfest Montello, WI.  Contact: Jessica Malsack, Phone: (920)295-3000 or Email:  pigfest@lacampaground.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Hog Wild West BBQ Contest Leavenworth, KS.  Contact: Joey Denney, Phone: 913-682-3924, or Email:  joey@jumpinjoesbbq.com.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  International Goat Days Championship BBQ Contest-SMOKIN IN THE GOAT PENMillington, TN.  CONTACT:  Phillip Doyle, Phone: 731-499-1489, or Email:  igdchampionshipbbq@gmail.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge Grand Junction, CO.  Contact: Larry Manchester, Phone: 970-254-3844, or Email:  larrym@gjcity.org. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Rock’n Brews & BBQ Festival, Boise, ID.  Contact: MIchelle Robinson, Phone: 208-465-8148, or Email:  mrobinson@idahopress.com.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Harvest On Fire at The WineryMarshall, IL.  Contact: Patrick and Sonya Wilson, Phone: 217-463-2600, or Email: info@castlefinnwinery.com.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Smokin on the White Batesville, AR.  Contact: Jim Butler, Phone: 870-307-5338 or Email:  ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Perimeter Community BBQ & Festival, Atlanta, GA.  Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, or Email:  bbqcup@hotmail.com

Sept. 8-9, 2018:  Smoke on the Quiet Waters Devon, United Kingdom.  Contact: John Gower, Phone: +44(0)7918163449, or Email:  admin@quietwatersfarm.co.uk

Sept. 8-9, 2018:  Farm Meat De Vaartse Hoeve BBQ Contest, Dongen, Netherlands.  Contact:  Astrid Lodewijks, Phone: +31162312082, or Email:  c.lodewijks@kpnmail.nl.  

Sept. 8-9, 2018:  Green Mountain BBQ Championship- CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Randolph, VT.  Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, or Email:  Jeremy@J2Levents.com.  

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic, Salisbury, NC.  Contact: Gary Moss, Phone: 704-202-8712, or Email:  gary.moss9@gmail.com.  

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Bands & BBQ at the Point, Carrollton, KY.  Contact: Misty Wheeler, Phone: 502-732-7036, or Email:  director@carrolltontourism.com.  

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Currituck Heritage Festival, Currituck, NC.  Contact: Sierra Scellato, Phone: 252-453-9040 Ext: 228, or Email:  sscellato@visitcurrituck.com.  

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival Mears, MI.  Contact:  Amy Zaloga, Phone: 231-773-3356, Email:  azaloga113@yahoo.com.  

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  KTD Smokin ‘ Gobbler Cook-Off Worthington, MN.  Contact: Ryan Loomans, Phone: 816-507-372-2919, or Email:  agoettig@frontier.com. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Jesse James Barbeque Cook Out, Kearney, MO.  Contact:  Larry Pratt, Phone: 816-935-9644, or Email:  LPratt2@kc.rr.com.   

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  4th Annual Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship, Oroville, CA.  Contact: Ben Lobenstein, Phone: 415-683-0784, or Email:  ben@fireitupevents.com. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Smoke & Soul Fest Casper, WY.  Contact: Jennifer Deurlo, Phone: 307-473-1767, or Email: jennifer@wybia.org.  

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Tunes, Brews & BBQ’s Penn Yan, NY.  Contact:  Ed Helinski, Phone: 315-567-0002, or Email:  ehelinski@flradiogroup.com

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  America’s Finest BBQ State Championship San Diego, CA.  Contact: Robert Stouffer, Phone: 9519618870, or Email: cabbqrobert@gmail.com. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  39th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS.  Contact: Emily Park Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, or Email:  bbq@americanroyal.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Big Brothers And Big Sisters Riverfest, Decatur, AL.  Contact:  Nancy Case, Phone: 265-345-7802, or Email:  nmcase@aol.com.  

Sept. 15-16, 2018:  Het 5DE BBQKampioenschap, Van Het Waasland, Sint Niklaas, Belgium.  Contact: Dave Heyninck, Phone: 0032 0498641018, or Email:  info@daveheyninck.pictures. 

Sept. 15-16, 2018:  39th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS. Contact: Emily Park Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, or Email:  bbq@americanroyal.com.  

Sept. 15-16, 2018:  The Chidlow BBQ Festival Chidlow, WA, Australia.  Contact: Jaymelee Turner, Phone: 0402 560 089, or Email:  events@chidlowtavern.com.au.  

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Murphysboro BBQ Cookoff Murphysboro, IL.  Contact: Sammi Graff, Phone: 618-684-8902, or Email:  sammi@17bbq.com.  

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Tri City BBQ Fest Denison, IA.  Contact: Blair Weigum, Phone: 712-263-6622, Email:  bweigum@cdcia.org.  

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Rock’n Ribville, Lawrenceville, GA. Contact:  Jody Herrin, Phone: 678-407-6598, or Email:  jody.herrin@lawrencevillega.org. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  The Rumble on the River presented by TheBBQSuperStore.com, Grand Haven, MI.  CONTACT: John and Melissa Greko, Phone: 616-334-1857, Email:  johngreko@yahoo.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship Barbeque, Shawnee, KS.  Contact: Tonya Lecuru, Phone: 913-742-6402, or Email:  tlecuru@cityofshawnee.org. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge,Newton, NC.  Contact:  Noel Kay, Phone: 828-455-8914, Email:  buttsandbeans@gmail.com.  

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Smokin in The HillsHillsboro, OH.  CONTACT: Destiny Bryson, Phone: 937-763-7012, or Email:  visithighlandcounty@gmail.com.  

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  First Tennessee Bank Bluegrass & BBQ, Columbia, TN.  Contact: Paul Keltner, Phone: 931-560-1560, or Email:  paul@columbiatn.com. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Smoke in the Valley, Pikeville, TN.  Earline Young, Phone: 423-364-0114, or Email:  vanyoung@bledsoe.net. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Grilling & Chillin BBQ, Owensboro, KY.  Kenny Jackson, Phone: 270-302-1007, or Email:  k58jackson@yahoo.com. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Roast N Boast, Columbus, MS.  CONTACT: Mike Law, Phone: 662-549-5054, or Email:  Mikelaw724@gmail.com. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Cherokee Strip BBQ Cook-Off Ponca City, OK.  CONTACT: Robyn Ryan, Phone: 580-262-1818, or Email:  robynryan@poncacity.net. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Greater Ozarks Blues Bash & BBQ Smoke Off, West Plains, MO.  Contact: Jonathan Meade, Phone: 417-293-8269, or Email:  jmeadewp@yahoo.com. 

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Great Maine BBQ Challenge Bangor, ME.  Contact: Frank Pendola, Phone: 207-288-0269, or Email:  nostrano@roadrunner.com. 

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Que by the Sea Seaside Heights, NJ.  Contact: Kristina Wehrenberg, Phone: 732-830-3700, or Email:  info@exit82.com.   

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Table Rock Boats and Bones Kimberling, MO.  Contact:  Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, or Email:  Michellehiggins31@yahoo.com.   

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Garden City Fall Festival BBQ Contest Garden City, MO.  Contact: David Leimer, Phone: 816-509-0275, or Email:  dleimer3@gmail.com.  

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Oinktoberfest, Clarence, NY.  Contact: Kathy Toth, Phone: 716-759-8483, or Email:  katy@oinktoberfest.com.  

Sept. 22, 2018:  *Barbeque on the Hill (COMPETITOR’S SERIES) Blue Island, IL.  Contact: Josh Edwards, Phone: 708-270-2333, or Email:  jedwards@blueislandparks.org.  

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  5th Ruhrpott BBQ 2018, Waltrop, Germany.  Contact: Tom and Natashcha Hermann, Email:  Contest@palm-bbq.de.    

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Rock The Grill, Rock Hill, SC.  CONTACT: Liam Kyle, Phone: 440-728-1337, or Email:  liam.kyle@cityofrockhill.com.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Up in Smoke BBQ Bash Mason City, IA.  Contact: Ruth Miller, Phone: 641-421-0577, or Email:  upinsmokebbqbash@gmail.com.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Operation Stand KY II Annual Smoke Off, Franklin, KY.  CONTACT:  Larry Gregory, Phone: 270-303-8232, or Email:  vets4vets1776@gmail.com.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Smoke in the Park, Lemoyne, PA.  Contact: Todd Shadle, Phone: 717-737-2924, or Email: tshadle@wsbf.org.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Bikes, Blues and BBQ Fayetteville, AR.  Contact: Clyde Phelps, Phone: 479-586-0023, or Email:  c.phelps100@yahoo.com. 

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Dells BBQ Bash (BACKYARD ONLY) Wisconsin Dell, WI.  Contact: Laurie Tweten, Phone: 608-769-7446, or Email: rocknribsbbq@gmail.com.     

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Smoke On the Trails, Gardner, KS.  Contact: Renee Nagle, Phone: 913-856-0936, or Email: rnagle@gardnerkansas.gov.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Smoking in the Golden Valley, Clinton, MO.  Contact: Sarah Myers Or Jennifer Schlage, Phone: 660-492-5917, or Email: kdkdevents@gmail.com.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Jonesboro Downtown BBQ Festival Jonesboro, AR.  Contact: Paul Carter, Phone: 870-219-9227, or Email:  paul@cwcmechanical.com.  

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Smithfield BBQ Classic, Richmond, VA.  Contact: Jessie Corbin, Email:  Jessie@bigpoppasmokers.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  BBQ in the Badlands Glendive, MT.  Contact: Denny Malone, Phone: 406-377-5601, or Email: denny@glendivechamber.com.    

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ competition & Testicle Festival, Payson, AZ.  Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, or Email:  arlie@arliequeevents.com. 

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Oaky Smokey At Oak Hills, Girard, IL.  Contact: Drew Eilerman, Phone: 217-627-4103, or Email: dreweilerman@me.com.

Sept. 29, 2018:  New Albany BBQ Competition (BACKYARD ONLY) New Albany, IN.  Contact: James Gaetano, Phone: 502-445-5343, Email: james@nabbbfest.com.  

Sept. 29, 2018:  Kincaid Fair Smoke Off (BACKYARD ONLY), Kincaid, KS.  Contact: Travis or Dawn Vermillion, Phone: 620-768-9887,  vermillionranch@yahoo.com.  

Sept. 29-30, 2018:  Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival & KCBS BBQ Competition 2018,Graz, AustriaContact: Armin Oberndorfer, Phone: +43 664 882 33 000, or Email:  armin@barbecue-point.at. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Smoke EM IF You Got EM, Springfield, MO.  CONTACT: Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, or Email:  michellehiggins31@yahoo.com. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Smoke On Water St. BBQ Championship, Henderson, NV.  Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, or Email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Harbor-Que Winthrop, Harbor, IL.  Contact: Deborah Leable, Phone: 847-872-8998, or Email:  harborque@gmail.com. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ BashTurtle Lake, WI.Contact: Dennis Becker, Phone: 715-379-1327, or Email: drbecker@centurytel.net.   

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Que & Cruz, Louisa, VA.  Contact: Bill Small, Phone: 540-223-6329, or Email:  billthegrillguy@msn.com.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018: Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Greenfield, MA.  Contact: Kelly Jenkins, Phone: 413-772-1553, or Email:  reco@greenfiled-ma.gov. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship, Sheridan, AR.  Contact: Jake Easley, Phone: 870-917-7878, or Email:  gohogwildbbq@yahoo.com.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Decatur’s Smokin BBQ Festival, Decatur, IL.  Contact: Bunny Thomas, Phone: (217) 412-0783, or Email: bunnyhs@me.com.   

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA.  Contact: Brenda Mitterder, Phone: 717-787-2905, or Email:  kile@pa.gov. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Independence Fire & Ice BBQ, Independence, MO.  CONTACT: Dillan Esco, Phone: 816-442-6110, or Email:  dillan_esco@comcastspectacor.com. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Squealin in the Square, Laurens, SC.  Contact:  Jonathan Irick, Phone: 864-984-2119, Email:  mail@mainstreetlaurens.org. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Jim Beam BBQ Classic, Springfield, KY.  Contact: Ralph Blandford, Phone: 859-481-3992, or Email: blandfordauction@bellsouth.net. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  BBQ & Blues on the Levee, Helena, AR, CONTACT: Dusty Patton, Phone: 870-572-5854, Email: bbqbluesonthelevee@gmail.com. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  SMOKETOBERFEST, Ottumwa, IA.  CONTACT: Jeremy Weller, Phone: 641-799-3836, Email: jerweller@yahoo.com.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018: Smoke on the Water (BACKYARD ONLY), Guntersville, AL.  CONTACT: Jason Edmonds, Phone: 256-558-7155, or Email:  jedmonds4315@gmail.com.  

Oct. 6, 2018: Harbor-Que (BACKYARD ONLY) Winthrop Harbor, IL.  Contact: Deborah Leable, Phone: 847-872-8998,  or Email:  harborque@gmail.com.  

Oct. 6-7, 2018: Rib’s and Bibs, Topeka, KS.  Contact: Devon Hilton, Phone: 785-861-7899, or Email:  devon.hilton@heartlandpark.com.

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

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Allen Samuels Birthday Bash BBQ Cook-off, Hearne, TX.  Contact: Courtney Harrig, Marketing Manager, Allen Samuels – Chevrolet Buick, GMC, Phone:  909-659-7857, Fax:  979-279-5422 or Email:  charring@asag.net.

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  2ndAnnual St. Vincent’s Barbecue Cook-off, Big Lake, TX.  Contact: Amanda Leija, Phone:  325-450-9696 or Email:  Amanda.leija@gmail.com. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights Music Festival & Cook0off, Red River, NM.  Website:  https://redriver.org/events/hot-chili-days-cool-mountain-nights.

Aug 31- Sept. 1, 2018:  4thAnnual Kimble County Cook-off, Junction, TX.  Contact: Connie or Teresa, Phone: 325-446-3190 or Email:  juctiontx@cebridge.net

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  Labor Day BBQ Cook-Off and Bash on The Guadalupe, Contact:  Vicki Browning, Phone:  210-378-2055 or Email:  vbrowning@texasroeserealty.com

Sept. 1-2, 2018: Fayette County Fair BBQ Cookoff, LaGrange, TX.  Contact:  Jimmy Rohde, Phone:  979-249-7296 or Email:  rowdyj@cvctx.com. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Little River Catfish Association Pinto Bean/Barbecue Cook-Off, Academy, TX.  Contact: lrcabbq@gmail.com or Hope Stewart Phone: 254-541-0118.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Colorado County Fair, Columbus, TX.

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Redneck Woodstock BBQ, Rising Star, TX. Contact:  Teresa Fraley, Phone:  325-430-4147.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  Buffalo Stampede, Buffalo, TX.  Contact:  Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  903-363-3613 or Email:  buffalochamberofcommerce@windstream.net.  

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  The Big T Bash, Fairfield, TX.  Contact:  Denise Hudson, Phone:  325-649-9300 or Email:  dhudson@earlytx.com. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  VFW Post 6115 & Auxillary Barbeque Cook-off, Elgin, TX.  Contact Phone:  512-285-2300 or Robin Swain Phone:  512-661-8318.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Early Texas Showcase, Early, TX.  Contact:  Denise Hudson, Phone:  325-649-9300 or Email:  dhudson@earlytx.net. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Big Dam Brisket Cook-off, Cisco, TX. Contact:  Cisco County Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  254-442-2537 or Email:  ciscochamberofcommerce@gmail.com.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Bartlett Friendship Fest, Bartlett, TX. Contact:  Jessica Luna, Phone:  254-718-4050. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  King of Coals Cook Off, Brenham, TX. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Cowboy Capital BBQ Cook-Off, Stephenville, TX.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  VFW Post 8587 2ndAnnual BBQ Cook-off, Georgetown, TX.  Contact: Darrel Johnson, Phone: 512-748-9931.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  CWSVFD 3rdAnnual Fire Hall BBQ Cook-off, Cottonwood Shores, TX.  Contact: events@cwsvfd.org.

Sept. 22-24, 2018:  6thAnnual Feedlot BBQ Cook-off, Richland, TX. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Jones County Fair BBQ Cookoff, Anson, TX. 

Sept. 22-24, 2018:  Comanche Pow Wow, Comanche, TX.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  C.A.R.E K9, Lake Pallo Pinto, TX.  Contact:  Terry Phone: 254-413-3466, Mary:  Phone:  940-769-2726 or Laura: Phone:   940-769-2962.

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  6thAnnual Oktoberfest Bar-B-Que & Chili Cook-off, Granbury, TX.  Contact: Bobbie Ellingson, Phone: 817-578-0781 or Email:  bobbie.ellingson@granburyisd.org.

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Kimble County EMS Cook-off, Junction, TX. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Mullin Cook-Off, Mullin, TX. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Chillin & Grillin By the Bay, Port Lavaca, TX. Contact:  Katherine Sutherland, (361) 552-9747 or (361) 235-9119 or Email: kdsutherland@ag.tamu.edu. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Kare for Kids BBQ Cook-off, Longview, TX. Contact:  Terry Petty, Phone:  903-431-2001.  

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  FortMason Cookoff & Wild West Extravaganza, Mason, TX. Contact:  Shannon Worrell, Phone:  210-241-4925 or Brian Mock 936-672-0418. 

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Red River Battle & Bacon Fest, STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Vernon, TX.

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Cadillac Jack Fall Fest, Kennedy, TX. 

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Red River Battle & Bacon Fest, Vernon, TX. 

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Gunslingers MC 2ndAnnual BBQ Cook-off, Austin, TX.

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Clearlake Elks Lodge 2322 Barbecue Cook-off, Clear Lake, TX.  Contact:  Jim Ott, Phone:  (713) 829-2199 or Email:  j.ott1@verizon.net.

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  National Championship BBQ Cook-off, Meridian, TX.

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Cooking 4 Courage, Conroe, TX. 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  Lone Star State Championship, Burnet, TX. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

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

Aug. 10-11. 2018:  Maryland State BBQ Bash, KCBS Contest #7912, Bel Air, MD. 

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show, KCBS Contest #7715, Franklin, NC. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Smokin on the Dock of the Bay, KCBS Contest #7968, Chrisfield, MD.  

Aug. 17-19, 2018:  Hudson Valley Ribfest, KCBS Contest #7759, New Paltz, NY. 

Aug. 18, 2018:  Pig Out in the Park (Backyard Only),KCBS Contest #7875), Frostburg, MD.

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  Boydton’s Big Bad BBQ Battle, KCBS Contest #7648, Boydton, VA. 

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  New Holland Summer Fest, KCBS Contest #7785, New Holland, PA. 

Aug. 25-26, 2018:  HAVA Nagrilla 2018 (Kosher Series), KCBS Contest #7530, Wynnewood, PA. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2018:  West Virginia BBQ Festival, KCBS Contest #8056, Ranson, WV. 

Sept. 7-8, 2018:  14thAnnual Recovery Fest/9thAnnual BBQ State Championship, KCBS Contest #7531, Richmond, VA. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic, KCBS Contest #7535, Salisbury, NC. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Currituck Heritage Festival, KCBS Contest #7611, Currituck, NC. 

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  Tunes, Brews, & Barbeques, KCBS Contest #7937, Penn Yan, NY. 

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge, KCBS Contest #7749, Newton, NC. 

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Oinktoberfest, KCBS Contest #7883, Clarence, NY. 

Sept. 22-23, 2018:  Que by the Sea, KCBS Contest #7672, Seaside Heights, NJ. 

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Smithfield BBQ Classic, KCBS Contest #7991, Richmond, VA. 

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Smoke in the Park, KCBS Contest #7770, Lemoyne, PA. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, KCBS Contest #7764, Harrisburg, PA. 

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Que & Cruz, KCBS Contest #7666, Louisa, VA. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Waxhaw Grillin & Chillin BBQ Cook-Off, KCBS Contest #7805, Waxhaw, NC. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, KCBS Contest #7861, Rocky Mount, NC. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Pigs in the Pit, KCBS Contest #7808, Alton, VA. 

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest, KCBS Contest #7843, Woodstock, VA. 

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition and Festival, KCBS Contest #7936, Lenoir, NC. 

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Boo-B-Que, KCBS Contest, #8007, Rehoboth Beach, DE. 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off, KCBS Contest #7934, Concord, NC. 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel B), KCBS Contest #8067, Concord, NC. 

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

Sept. 7, 2018:  Smoke on the White, Batesville, AR. Contact:  Bill Couch, Phone:  870-307-9599 or Email:  bcouch@welchcouch.com.

Sept. 20-22, 2018:  Praise the Lard, Murphysboro, TN.  Contact:  Mike Mills, Phone:  618-684-8902 or 618-559-8000.  Judge’s Contact:  Sammi Graff, Phone:  618-684-8902 or 618-559-8000 or Email:  sammi@17bbq.com.

Sept. 21-22, 2018:  Delta State University 33rd Annual Pig Pickin’, Cleveland, MS.  Contact:  Jeffrey Farris, Phone:  662-846-4797 or 662-719-4907 or Email:  jfarris@deltstate.edu.  Judges Contact:  Gary Bouse, Phone:  662-846-4660 or Email:  gbouse@deltastate.edu.

Sept. 27-29, 2018:  2018 Bartlett BBQ Fest, Bartlett, TN.  Contact:  David Parsons, Phone:  901-859-3381 or 901-833-6054 or Email:  dparsonsconstruction@comcast.net Judges’ Contact:  Colt Parsons, Phone:  901-833-6054 or Email:  cparsons@wirebond.com.

Sept. 28-29, 2018:  The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS.  Phone:  662-719-1675 or Email:  jenkins2@tecinfo.com.  Judges Contact:  Pam Maxwell, Phone:  662-497-2575 or Email:  prmaxwell@yahoo.com.

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Mississippi Delta State Barbeque Championship/Cleveland Octoberbest, Ruleville, MS.  Contact:  Elise Jenkins, Phone:  662-719-1675 or Email:  jenkins2@tecinfo.com.  Judges Contact:  Pam Maxwell, Phone:  662-497-2575 or Email:  prmaxwell@yahoo.com.

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Arlington BBQ Fallfest, Arlington, TN.  Contact:  Paige Eavenson, Phone:  901-488-7822 (night) or Email:  teams@arlingtonbbq.com

Oct. 20, 2018:  Delta Hot Tamale Festival, Greenville, MS.  Contact:  Daniel Boggs.  Phone:  662-378-3121 (Day)  or 662-466-3889 (Night) or Email:  gretchen@greatergreenville.org. Judges Contact:  Brian Street, Phone:  662-332-0962 or 662-820-4893 or Email:  brian.street@sfbcic.com.

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Fire on the Water, Lake Village, AR.  Contact:  Tippi Jones, Phone:  870-265-5997 (Day) or 870-737-1399 (Night) or Email: tippijones@outlook.com.

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  Big Pig Jig, Vienna, GA.  Contact:  Rhonda Lamb, Phone:  229-268-8275 (Day)  or 229-322-1596 (Night) or Email:  rhonda@bigpigjig.com or Judge’s Contact:  Lilla Heath, Phone:  229-268-7030 (Day) or 229-947-1140 (Night) or Email:  lael.finthumane@gmail.com.

 

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

Aug. 11, 2018:  The Eighth Annual Next Chapter BBQ Challenge, Roseville, MN. 

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  SMSU Smokefest, Marshall, MN.

Aug. 17-18, 2018:  Boomer Backyard BBQ Cookoff, Canton, MN.

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  11thAnnual Big Island BBQ, Albert Lea, MN.

Aug. 24-25, 2018:  ½ Way to St. Pat’s BBQ Contest, Emmetsburg, IA.

Aug. 25, 2018:  One Way Festival Rockin Ribfest, Willmar, MN. 

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  Big Muddy Brew n’ Que, Winona, MN.

Sept. 8, 2018:  3rdAnnual Pitmasters BBQ Contest, Annandale, MN.

Sept. 14-15, 2018:  King Turkey Day Smokin’ Gobbler Barbeque Cook-Off, Worthington, MN.

Sept. 15, 2018:  Nisswa’s 13thAnnual Smokin’ Hot BBQ Challenge, Nisswa, MN.

Sept. 15, 2018:  Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ Cook-Off, Sauk Centre, MN.

Sept. 29, 2018:  3rdAnnual Rib Cook Off at Patriot Lanes Bar and Grill, St. Francis, MN.  

Sept. 29, 2018:  3rdAnnual Ribs N Rides Backyard Cook-Off, Big Lake, MN. 

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

Aug. 26, 2018:  Otter River BBQ Cook-Off, Baldwinville, MA

Aug. 27, 2018:  Board of Directors Meeting @ Online Meeting, Online 7pm9pm

Sept. 7 – 9, 2018:  4thGreen Mountain BBQ Championship, Abel Mountain Campground, Braintree, VT.

Sept. 21-23, 2018:  Great Maine Barbecue Challenge, Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Bangor, ME.

Sept. 24, 2018:  Board of Directors Meeting @ Online Meeting, Online 7pm9pm.

Oct. 5- 7, 2018:  Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ, Greenfield MA www.riversidebluesandbbq.com.

Oct. 22, 2018:  Board of Directors Meeting @ Online Meeting, Online 7pm9pm.

Dec. 1, 2018:  Holiday Party, TBA.

Jan. 5, 2018:  Annual/Team of the Year Awards Banquet, TBA.

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

Aug. 11-12, 2018:  Oak Harbor Pigfest, Oak Harbor, WA.

Aug. 25, 2018:  Benton-Franklin Fair BBQ Cook-Off (lite event), Kennewick, WA.

Sept. 1-2, 2018:  Showdown at Juarez Canyon, Oregon City, OR.

Sept. 15-16, 2018:  Harvest Festival, Grand Coulee, WA.

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at www.sbbqn.com.

 Sept. 28-29, 2018:  Jamil Shriners BBQ Cook Off, Columbia, SC. Contact:  Charles Buckner, Phone:  803-309-0907 or Email:  cwbuckner23@gmail.com.  

Sept 28-29,2018:  Smoke On The Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact:  Rusty Watson, Phone:  843-685-5540 or Email:  arustyshriner@yahoo.com.  

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  SBN Invitational Championship, Moncks Corner, SC.  Contact: Don Saturday, Phone: 843-870-7432. 

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Sons of American Legion Annual BBQ Cook Off, Charleston, SC. Contact:  Ryan Henderson, Phone:  843-345-5605 or Email:  rhenderson@ccprc.com. 

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

Aug. 12, 2018:  Cowtown Classic Steak Cookoff, Fort Worth, TX.    

Aug. 18, 2018:  Car-B-Que Benefit for Hilliard Football, Hilliard, FL. 

Aug. 18, 2018:  Out West Bar & Grill Steak Cookoff, West, TX.

Aug. 18, 2018:  Variety Children’s Charity Steak Cookoff, Memphis, TN.

Aug. 18, 2018:  EUregio BBQ Steak Cook Off, Waldfeucht-Haaren, Germany. 

Aug. 24, 2018:  Big Island BBQ/Steak Championship, Albert Lea, MN.

Aug. 25, 2018:  Fireplace Stone & Patio Steak Cookoff, Omaha, NE.

Aug. 25, 2018:  Sunflower Festival SCA Competition, Colby, KS.

Aug. 25, 2018:  SCA KIDS – Sunflower Festival SCA Competition, Colby, KS.

Aug. 31, 2018:  Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff, Bedford, TX.

Sept. 1, 2018:  Fire It Up Frostproof!, Frostproof, FL. 

Sept. 1, 2018:  2ndInternational Suydersee BBQ Contest, Zeewolde, Netherlands. 

Sept. 2, 2018: SCA KIDS – Fire It Up Frostproof!, Frostproof, FL. 

Sept. 3, 2018:  1stAnnual Bessinger’s Steak Cookoff, Charleston, SC. 

Sept. 7, 2018:  Sticky Fingers, Fordyce, AR.    

Sept. 8, 2018:  Premier Grilling Texas Steak Cookoff, Little Elm, TX.

Sept. 8, 2018:  SCA KIDS – Premier Grilling Texas Steak Championship Cookoff, Little Elm, TX.

Sept. 8, 2018:  Smokin Oldies BBQ Steak Cookoff, Port Allen, LA. 

Sept. 8, 2018:  Grillin in the Goat Pen Steak Cookoff, Millington, TN.

Sept. 9, 2018:  Smoke in the Garden 2, Caravaggio, Italy.

Sept. 9, 2018:  SCA KIDS – Smoke in the Garden 2, Caravaggio, Italy.

Sept. 14, 2018:  America’s Finest BBQ Steak Cookoff, San Diego, CA.

Sept. 15, 2018:  Alcorn County Steak Cookoff, Corinth, MS.

Sept. 15, 2018:  The Meat Block Steak Cookoff, Greenville, WI.

Sept. 15. 2018:  GrapeFest Steak Cookoff Day 1, Grapevine, TX. 

Sept. 16. 2018:  GrapeFest Steak Cookoff Day 2, Grapevine, TX. 

Sept. 20, 2018:  Creekside BBQ Battle and Steak Cookoff, Warracknabeal, Australia. 

Sept. 21, 2018:  Murphysboro Steak and BBQ Cook-off, Murphysboro, IL.

Sept. 21, 2018:  Ascension Balloon Festival Steak Cookoff, Gonzales, LA.

Sept. 21, 2018:  Midwest Vet Supply Great Steak Cook Off, San Antonio, TX. 

Sept. 22, 2018:  The Shrine Steak Challenge, Springfield, MO.

Sept. 22, 2018:  Mariette Lion’s Club, 1stAnnual Steakfest, Marietta, MS. 

Sept. 22, 2018:  5thRuhrpott BBQ Cookoff, Waltrop, Germany. 

Sept. 23, 2018:  Table Rock Boats & Bones Steak Cookoff, Kimberling City, MO.

Sept. 23, 2018:  Steak & Burger Grill Wedstrijd, Enspijk, Netherlands. 

Sept. 28, 2018:  Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff, Jonesboro, AR.

Sept. 28, 2018:  Wildwood BBQ Bash Steak Cookoff, Wildwood, MO. 

Sept. 28, 2018:  Steve Mayberry Memorial Steak Cookoff, Carrollton, TX.

Sept. 28, 2018:  SCA KidsSteve Mayberry Memorial Steak Cookoff, Carrollton, TX.

Sept. 28, 2018:  Dynamite Days Steak Cookoff, Idaho Springs, CO. 

Sept. 29, 2018:  The Great Ruleville Grilling, Ruleville, MS.

Sept. 29, 2018:  Texas Cowboys Against Cancer’s 1stAnnual Steak Cookoff, Decatur, TX.

Sept. 29, 2018:  SCA KIDS – Texas Cowboys Against Cancer’s 1stAnnual Steak Cookoff, Decatur, TX.

Sept. 29, 2018:  Grill Your Steak Off, West Newton, PA. 

Sept. 29, 2018:  The Steaktacular Steak Cookoff, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 

Oct. 6, 2018:  2018 SCA World Championship, Fort Worth, TX.

Oct. 7, 2018:  2018 SCA Kickoff Classic, Fort Worth, TX.

Oct. 13, 2018:  HCCO BBQ Capital of Texas/B&B Charcoal Steak Challenge, Lockhart, TX.

Oct. 13, 2018:  Colleyville Old Tyme Steak Cookoff, Colleyville, TX.

Oct. 13, 2018:  Steaktober Fest, Cameron, TX.

Oct. 13, 2018:  Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que Steak Cookoff, Muskogee, OK.

Oct. 13, 2018:  Hell Bent BBQ Steak Cookoff, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

Oct. 19, 2018:  Harper County Bullseye BBQ Steak Cookoff, Harper, KS. 

Oct. 19, 2018:  Arlington BBQ FallFest, Arlington, TN. 

Oct. 20, 2018:  Southland Park Gaming & Racing Steak Cookoff, West Memphis, TN.

Oct. 20, 2018:  Red Bull Steak Cookoff, Albert Lea, MN.

Oct. 20, 2018:  “Good Ole Boys” Steak Cookoff, White Hall, AR.

Oct. 20, 2018:  Creekside BBQ Battle and Steak Cookoff, Warracknabeal, Australia.

Oct. 27, 2018:  Sizzlin’ for SEALS Steak Cookoff, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Oct. 27, 2018:  SCA KIDS – BBQ island Steak Spooktacular, Tempe, AZ. 

Oct. 27, 2018:  BBQ Island Steak Spooktacular, Tempe, AZ. 

Nov. 3, 2018:  Corums Building Center Steak Cookoff, Hartselle, AL.

Nov. 3, 2018:  OBR Steak and Rib Cookoff, Byhalia, MS. 

Nov. 8, 2018:  2018 WFC “World Food Championships” Events, Orange Beach, AL.

Nov. 10, 2018:  VFW Auxiliary 7767 Steak Cookoff, Breckenridge, TX. 

Nov. 16, 2018:  Smokin’ Flamingo Friday Steak Jackpot, Jacksonville, FL.

Nov. 18, 2018:  Smokin’ Flamingo Steak Cookoff, Jacksonville, FL

Nov. 30, 2018:  Orange Blossom Revue Steak Cookoff, Lake Wales, FL. 

Nov. 30, 2018:  SCA KIDS – Orange Blossom Revue Steak Cookoff, Lake Wales, FL. 

Dec. 1, 2018:  Ouachita County Fair Steak Cookoff, Camden, AR. 

For more information, visit the World Food Championship, https://worldfoodchampionships.com

Aug. 11, 2018:  Alabama State Qualifier / ACF and Alabama 200 Sweet Home Alabama Desserts Contest, Birmingham, AL.  FMI:  https://acfbirmingham.com. 

Aug. 16, 2018:  Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series/Atomic Cowboy:  Bacon.  Saint Louis, MO.  FMI:  https://www.ac-ww.com/show-me-series.

Aug. 17, 2018:  Georgia State Qualifier / Eats & Sweets – Speedway Under the Stars, Hampton, GA. FMI:  http://atlantafoodwars.com/registration/eats-sweets/.

Aug. 18-19, 2018:  Special International BBQ Invitation – The Maldon Smoke & Fire Festival, Maldon, Essex, United Kingdom.  FMI:  https://www.smokeandfirefestival.com/.

Aug. 26, 2018:  Tennessee State Qualifier / Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off, Chattanooga, TN.  FMI:  https://www.facebook.com/events/959296250885435/.

Aug. 27-28, 2018:  Special International BBQ Invitation – The Big Meat, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.  FMI:  http://thebigmeat.co.uk/.

Sept. 2, 2018:  Tennessee State Qualifier / Beast Feast® BBQ Festival, Chattanooga, TN.  FMI:  https://www.facebook.com/events/576426806042888/.

Sept. 8-9, 2018:  Annual Mushroom Festival – Amateur Mushroom Cook-off – 2018, Kennett Square, PA. FMI:  https://mushroomfestival.org/. 

Sept. 13, 2018:  The Wharf Uncorked, Orange Beach, AL.  FMI:  http://thewharfuncorked.com/.

Sept. 15-16, 2018:  Bacon Bash, River Falls, WI.  FMI:  http://www.riverfallsbaconbash.com/. 

Sept. 15, 2018:  Alabama State Qualifier / Bham’s Egg-Cellent Eggfest, Birmingham, AL. FMI:  https://www.facebook.com/MyAllSouth/.

Sept. 23, 2018:  Tennessee State Qualifier / Springer’s Scenic City Wings, Chattanooga, TN.  FMI:  http://chattanooga.events/event/scenic-city-wings-presented-by-springer-mountain-farms/. 

Sept. 29-30, 2018:  Jubilee Festival of the Arts, Old Towne Daphne, AL.  FMI:  http://www.eschamber.com/page/Jubilee-Festival-Welcome. 

Oct. 3-6, 2018:  Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef Series, Port Aransas, TX.  FMI:  https://worldfoodchampionships.com/qualifiers.

Oct. 6-7, 2018:  Alabama Festival of Flavor,Foley, AL. FMI:  http://www.alabamafestivalofflavor.com. 

Oct. 13-16, 2018:  California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking Competition, Hollywood, CA.  FMI:  https://www.calicookingcompetition.com. 

Oct. 20, 2018:  Georgia State Qualifier / Best Burger Battle(for 2019), Atlanta, GA.  FMI:  http://www.atlantamagazine.com/bestburgerbattle/,

Oct. 20, 2018:  Alabama State Qualifier / Fairhope Kiwanis Best of the Bay Gumbo Championship, Fairhope, AL.  FMI:  https://worldfoodchampionships.com/qualifiers. 

Nov. 3-4, 2018:  Special International BBQ Invitation – Guy Fawkin’ Hot & Fast (for 2019), Henfield, West Sussex, United Kingdom.  FMI:  https://worldfoodchampionships.com/qualifiers. 

Nov. 7-11, 2018:  World Food Championship 2018, Orange Beach, AL. 

NON-SANCTIONED EVENTS  

 

BBQ COOKING SCHOOLS

Aug. 8-9, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Great Falls, MT, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass,

Aug. 10-11, 2018:  Barbecue Live, Central BBQ Downtown, Memphis, TN.  Instructors: Malcolm Reed, Waylon Reed, and Mark Lambert.  FMI:  www.barbecuelive.com.  Contact: Rachelle Reed, Email:  rachelle@howtobbqright.com. 

Aug. 20-21, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass

Aug. 20-21, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass

Aug. 29-30, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Spokane Valley, WA, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass

Sept. 4-5, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Meridian, ID, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass

Sept. 21, 2018:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Website:  http://jacksoldsouth.com/.

Sept. 26-27, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Lincoln, NE sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass

Oct. 1-2, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Sioux Falls, SD, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Minot, ND, sign up at https://www.traegergrills.com/shopclass.

Oct. 5-7, 2018:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Odessa, FL. Website:  http://jacksoldsouth.com/.

BBQ JUDGING SCHOOLS

Aug. 17, 2018:  SCA Certified Judges Class, West, TX.  FMI:  http://www.steakcookoffs.com 

Aug. 31, 2018:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Frostproof, FL. FMI:  kcbs.us 

Sept. 1, 2018: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Bedford, TX.  FMI: kcbs.us 

Sept. 9, 2018: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Richmond, VA.  FMI: kcbs.us 

Sept. 13, 2018: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Kansas City, KS.  FMI: kcbs.us 

Sept. 14, 2018:  SCA Certified Judges Class, San Diego, CA. FMI: http://www.steakcookoffs.com 

Sept. 21-23, 2018:  Florida BBQ AssociationJudges Seminar, Perry, GA Contact:  www.FBABBQ.com. 

Sept. 24, 2018:  World Food Championship Judging Class, Cookeville, TN.  FMI, https://worldfoodchampionships.com/become-a-judge 

Oct. 26, 2018:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lynchburg, TN.  FMI:  kcbs.us 

Nov. 2, 2018: SCA Certified Judges Class, Hartselle, AL.  FMI: http://www.steakcookoffs.com

Nov. 2, 2018:  MBNJudge’s Training Class, Big Pig Jig Venue, Vienna, GA.  Contact: Rhonda Lamb-Heath, Dooly County Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  229-268-8275 (Day) or 229-322-1596 (Night) or Email:  rhonda@bigpigjig.com

Nov. 11, 2018:  World Food Championship Judging Class, Orange Beach, AL.  FMI, https://worldfoodchampionships.com/become-a-judge.  

Nov. 15, 2018:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Jacksonville, FL.  FMI:  http://www.steakcookoffs.com. 

 

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