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Click on the name of the BBQ Association or Sanctioning Body and be directed to their event listings. You can also use the search bar at the top of the page to search any event by name, town or by state. Also know where you see RED there will be a link to either email or direct you to a website where more information can be found. 

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

Aug. 8, 2020:  PENDING Hog’N Heat 2020, Redwood City, CA.  Contact:  Joey Wayne, Email:  [email protected] or [email protected].  PENDING

Aug. 22, 2020:  Hog August Bites 2020, Rio Vista, CA.

Aug. 29, 2020:  The Rib Rubdown 2020, Knightsen, CA. 

Sept. 19, 2020:  Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship 2020, (KCBS & ToY), Oroville, CA.  Contact:  Ben Lobenstein, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021 

Sept. 19, 2020:  Dixon Grillin & Chillin, (SCA), Dixon, CA.  

Sept. 26, 2020:  BBQ in the Glen 2020, Willow Glen (San Jose), CA.  Contact:  Robert Hernandez, Phone:  408-410-9502, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 3, 2020:  Silicon Valley Pig Jig 2020, San Jose, CA.

Oct. 3, 2020:  Burnt Offerings BBQ Contest 2020, (KCBS Competition Series), Riverside, CA.  Contact:  Jim Palmer, Phone:  714-319-1782, Email:  [email protected]

Oct. 17, 2020:  Throwdown in the Vineyard 2020, (KCBS & ToY), Murphys, CA. 

Nov. 7, 2020:  Indio CA State BBQ Championship & Festival 2020, (KCBS), Indio, CA.  

Nov. 14, 2020:  The BBQHQ 2nd Annual CA Steak Championship, (SCA – DOUBLE), Simi Valley, CA. 

Dec. 27, 2020:  Arizona Nat’l BBQ Stampede 2020, (KCBS & ToY), Phoenix, AZ. 

Jan. 16, 2021:  Slab-O-Rama BBQ Challenge 2021, (KCBS), Bullhead City, AZ.  Contact:  Scott Merrill, Phone:  928-234-8130, Email:  [email protected] 

Jan. 23, 2021:  Golden State Battle III, (KCBS), Riverside, CA.  

Apr. 17, 2021:  BBQ, Boots & Brew, (KCBS & ToY), Perris, CA.  

May 1, 2021:  Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship 2021, (KCBS), Elk Grove, CA.  

May 29, 2021:  Big Bear Grill & Chill BBQ Championships 2021, (KCBS), Big Bear Lake, CA. 

June 5, 2021:  Horse Town Brew n Que Festival 2021, (KCBS), Norco, CA. 

June 19, 2021:  Silicon Valley BBQ Championship 2021, (KCBS), Santa Clara, CA. 

Aug. 7, 2021:  Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-off 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Susanville, CA.  

Aug. 8, 2021:  Best of the Bay Area Rib Cook-Off & Live Music Festival, Antioch, CA.  

Aug. 22, 2021:  4th Annual Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cookoff, (KCBS), DuPont, WA.

Sept. 18, 2021:  America’s Finest BBQ State Championship 2020, (KCBS), San Diego, CA.

Sept. 25, 2021:  Rogue Caveman Barbecue, (KCBS), Grants Pass, OR.

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

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

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Cameron Fun Fest, Cameron, TX.  Contact:  Daniel Willie, Phone:  254-718-7052.  CANCELED

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Jarrell #2, Jarrell, TX.  Contact: Dave Welhouse, Phone: 512-289-8473.

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Harper Cook-Off, Harper, TX.  Contact:  Steve Sweeney, Phone:  830-992-1193.

Sept. 25-26, 2020:   Boots, Bids & BBQ (Quad Cities), Nolanville, TX.  Contact:  Joe Medrano, Phone:  254-534-2920. 

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Bob Miracle, Temple, TX.  Contact: Karen Stagner. Phone:  409-750-0102.

Nov.  6-7, 2020:  Morgan’s Point Resort Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial, Morgan’s Point, TX.  Contact: Karen Stagner, Phone: (409) 750-0102.

For more information, visit the FBA website at

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Smokin’ in the Pines BBQ Festival, Perry, FL.  Contact:  Dawn Perez, Phone:  850-584-5366, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 23-24, 2020:  Rock ‘N’ Brews BBQ Festival, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact:  Kevin DeNell, Phone:  954-465-3804, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 6-7, 2020:  Big Belly BBQ Battle, Davenport, FL.  Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 4-5, 2020:  Orange Blossom Revue – Lake Wales, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 29-30, 2021:  Butts & Clucks on the Bay, Apalachicola, FL.  Contact:  John Solomon, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 26-27, 2021:  Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues, Zephyrhills, FL.  Contact:  Melanie Monson, Phone:  813-782-1913, Email:  [email protected]

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL.  Contact:  Don Fisher, Phone:  941-809-5232, Email:  [email protected].


For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Smoke on the Lake, Acworth, GA.  Contact:  Judy Dooley, Phone:  336-407-5052, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED 

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Doc Holliday BBQ Championship, Griffin, GA.  Contact:  Will Doss, Phone:  770-228-4699, Email:  [email protected] CANCELED 

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Brickyard BBQ Bash at Americus KOA, Americus, GA.  Contact:  Ira Kelly, Phone:  229-942-2330, Email:  [email protected].    CANCELED 

Oct. 9-10, 2020:  Nutwood Winery BBQ Championship & Cookoff, LaGrange, GA.  Contact:  Neil Liechty, Phone:  706-881-7402, Email:  [email protected] 

Oct. 23-24, 2020:  Smoke in the Valley, Fort Valley, GA.  Contact:  Chris Smith, Phone:  478-397-5579, Email:  [email protected] 

Oct. 30-31, 2020:  Firehouse BBQ Festival, Donalsonville, GA.  Contact:  Virginia Harrison, Phone:  229-400-3772, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 13-14, 2020:  Smokin’ on Blackshear BBQ & Music Festival, Cordele, GA.  Contact:  Linda Hawkins, Phone:  229-276-1004, Email:  [email protected] 

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2021, Tifton, GA.  Contact:  Tyrone Spearman, Phone:  229-386-0216 or Angela Elder, Phone:  229-392-3376. 

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival, Barnesville, GA.  Contact:  Melissa Lee, Phone:  770-358-5884, Email:  [email protected]

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Kennedy Creek BBQ Cookoff, Suches, GA.  Contact:  Claudia Wood, Phone:  478-290-3858, Email:  [email protected]

May 7-8, 2021:  Ocilla Soul Man BBQ Competition & Prater Music Festival, Ocilla, GA.  Contact:  Earl Denham, Phone:  229-848-4188, Email:  [email protected].

Red, White & Blue BBQ (American Legion Post 45), Canton, GA.  Contact:  Jim Lindenmayer, Phone:  678-983-7550, Email:  [email protected].

For More information, visit the IBCA website at

July 3-4, 2020:  107.3 The Bull BBQ Cookoff, Robstown, TX.  Contact:  Scott Wiggins, Phone:  361-814-3800, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

July 3-4, 2020:  Crawford Chamber 4th of July BBQ Cookoff, Crawford, TX.  Contact:  Donna Conrad, Phone:  254-855-4733, Email:  [email protected]POSTPONED

July 3-4, 2020:  Fishin Fiesta, Freeport, TX.  Contact:  Ron Martain, Phone:  979-236-4910, Email: [email protected].

July 3-4, 2020:  Half Moon Holidays, Shiner, TX.  Contact:  Allison Mozisek, Phone:  361-798-6246, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

July 3-4, 2020:  Texas CookEm High Steaks in Edinburg, Edinburg, TX.  Contact:  DeAnna Garza, Phone:  956-383-4974, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

July 3-4, 2020:  Texas Hobo CookOff, Rusk, TX.  Contact:  Dub Arnwine, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED TO 07/02-03/2021

July 10-11, 2020:  Aransas County Boys Girls Club, Rockport, TX.  Contact:  Ronnie Medina, Phone:  361-557-1051, Email:  [email protected]

July 10-11, 2020:  Hollys Hope, Lubbock, TX.  Contact:  Alice Combs, Phone:  806-549-7083, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

July 10-11, 2020:  Sealybration, Sealy, TX.  Contact:  Leann Hein, Phone:  979-885-9512, Email:  [email protected].

July 17-18, 2020:  2nd Annual Heathers Old Skool Village, Azle, TX.  Contact:  Melissa Duncan, Phone:  817-236-8275, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

July 17-18, 2020:  31st Annual Watermelon Festival Cookoff, Hempstead, TX.  Contact:  Chance Graham, Phone:  713-292-3339, Email:  [email protected]POSTPONED 2021

July 17-18, 2020:  BBQ Ranch 1st Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  Glenn Rogers, Phone:  817-851-6165, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

July 17-18, 2020:  Bucks 4th Annual Backyard BBQ, Buda, TX.  Contact:  Bishop, Phone:  512-618-9884, Email:  [email protected].

July 17-18, 2020:  Cookers Against COVID Throwdown, Tomball, TX.  Contact:  Candice Baines, Phone:  832-326-6909, Email:  [email protected].

July 17-18, 2020:  D Town BBQ Cookoff, Dumas, TX  Contact:  Doreen Rogers, Phone:  806-935-2123, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

July 17-18, 2020:  Garyo Memorial Cook-Off, Midland, TX.  Contact:  Marco Barreno, Phone:  432-556-6783, Email:  [email protected].

July 17-18, 2020:  Quail Creek VFD, Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Mike Blaschke, Email:  [email protected].

July 24-25, 2020:  Beer Bands BBQ Bazaar, Tamie Tibbs, Phone:  325-947-0899, Email:  [email protected].

July 24-25, 2020:  Breast Fest, Snyder, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Campbell, Phone:  806-939-8679, Email:  [email protected]POSTPONED 2021

July 24-25, 2020:  Great Texas Mosquito Festival, Clute, TX.  Contact:  Angel Cowley, Phone:  979-265-8392, Email:  [email protected].

July 24-25, 2020:  Town Moulton Country Jamboree, Moulton, TX.  Contact:  Mary Kubicek, Phone:  361-258-1703,  Email: [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

July 31, 2020:  Bob Beville Memorial BBQ Cookoff at The Spicer Gripp, Hereford, TX.  Contact:  Wade Johnson, Phone:  806-679-7308, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020: Hill Country Rally for Kids BBQ Competition, Driftwood, TX.  Contact:  Ron White, Phone:  512-657-3184, Email:  [email protected].

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  SS Annual Cookoff, Spring, TX.  Contact:  Samantha Sosa, Phone:  832-996-5530, Email:  [email protected].

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  Schulenberg Music Fest, Schulenberg, TX.  Contact:  Virginia Meyer, Phone:  979-561-8573, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  IBCA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Secretary, Phone:  512-806-3287, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Busted in Baylor County, Seymour, TX.  Contact:  Jon Hrncirik, Phone:  940-256-0743, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Daryl’s Place Annual Cookoff, Santa Fe, TX.  Contact:  Daryl Nidiffer, Phone:  832-264-9894, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Kress Fulla Bull Cookoff, Kress, TX.  Contact:  Ben Rojas, Phone:  806-316-1723, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Saddle Up for Alzheimer’s, Edna, TX.  Contact:  Dawn Schendel, Phone:  361-489-7459, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Hogs At The Point BBQ Cookoff, Channing, TX.  Contact:  David Riggins, Phone:  806-674-2591, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Knights of Columbus 6269 Carnivore Cook-Off, Arlington, TX.  Contact:  David Lara, Phone:  817-233-4533, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Shoot to Salute BBQ Battle and Ribeye Round-Up, Lindale, TX.  Contact:  Chris Gill, Phone:  903-253-5604, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Texas Citrus Fiesta Vaquero Cookoff, Misson, TX.  Contact:  Lisa Rivera, Phone:  956-585-9724, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Friends of Flint, Inc., San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Willie Stuart, Phone:  210-439-4191, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Fort Worth Cops 4 Kids, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  James Novak, Phone:  682-201-6433, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  2020 East Side Cinco de Drinko Cookoff, Houston, TX.  Contact:  Alfredo Salinas, Phone:  504-343-1354, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  5th Annual Buffalo Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cook-Off, Buffalo, TX.  Contact: Jerrod Jones, Phone:  903-388-5833, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  9th Annual BBQ on the Banks of the Guadalupe, New Braunfels, TX. Contact:  Daniel Campos, Phone:  956-605-1622, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 09/2021

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Bedford Blues and BBQ Festival, Bedford, TX.  Contact:  Cortney Beach, Phone:  817-952-2293, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 09/04/21

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Bexar County Jr. Livestock Show BBQ Cookoff, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Roger Pena, Phone:  210-416-2458, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Burnet County Rodeo Association BBQ Cook-Off, Burnet, TX.  Contact:  Matt Cogburn, Phone:  512-706-5782, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Memorial Bash Cookoff, Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Cornelio Valdez, Phone:  361-218-8099, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Alvord Watermelon Festival Cookoff, Alvord, TX.  Contact:  Bennie Koger, Phone:  940-577-7784, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Annual Waller County Fair Cookoff, Hempstead, TX.  Contact:  Jason Rymer, Phone:  713-545-3240, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  DJ Carlson Memorial Bust N Burn, Moore, TX.  Contact:  Misty Stricker, Phone:  830-200-1015, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Falls City Lions Club Cookoff Festival, Falls City, TX.  Contact:  Christina Kroll, Phone:  210-454-6710, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Full STEAM Ahead Maker Market, Stockdale, TX.  Contact:  Sandy Migi, Phone:  830-391-2161, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  High Plains BBQ Bash, Hugoton, TX.  Contact:  Jan Leonard, Phone:  625-544-3069, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  LTX BBQ Fest, Lampasas, TX.  Contact:  Melissa Unger, Phone:  512-566-5172, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Marina Village Resort, Trinity, TX.  Contact:  Tiffany Millstid, Phone:  936-594-0149, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  McMullen County Cowboy Cookoff, Tilden, TX.  Contact:  Sam Foster, Phone:  361-701-1875, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Richard Reeves Memorial 2020, Fort Stockton, TX.  Contact:  Jimm Stephens, Phone:  432-290-0124, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Septemberfest BBQ Cookoff, Cranfills, TX.  Contact:  Brooks Reierson, Phone:  254-652-3161, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Briscoe County Cook-Off, Silverton, TX.  Contact:  Wylie Bomar, Phone:  806-777-1664, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  El Campo Lost Lagoon, El Campo, TX.  Contact:  El Campo, TX.  Contact:  Barbie Crain, Phone:  979-275-1600, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Elgin VFW 6115, Elgin, TX.  Contact:  Rebecca Madrid, Phone:  512-285-2300, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  First Shot Cookoff, Gonzales, TX.  Contact:  Shirley Breitschopf, Phone:  830-857-4142, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Llano VFD Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Llano, TX.  Contact:  Joey Gunnels, Phone:  325-248-3408, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Mabank Jubilee, Mabank, TX.  Contact:  John Holcomb, Phone:  214-709-2138, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  McGregor Founders Day BBQ Cookoff, McGregor, TX.  Contact:  Micah Smolinsky, Phone:  254-366-7065, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  The Smoking Barrel Cook-Off, Karnes City, TX.  Contact:  Mythany Figirova-Inocencio, Phone:  361-688-0012, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Wild West BBQ Cookoff, Springtown, TX.  Contact:  Amy Walker, Phone:  817-220-7828.

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  5th Annual Goodfellow AFB Ruckus at the Rec Camp BBQ Chili CookOff, San Angelo, TX.  Contact:  Sarah Sweat, Phone:  325-654-5880, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Bee County Area Go Texas Annual BBQ Cookoff, Beeville, TX.  Contact:  Ryan K Daniels, Phone:  361-318-9801, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Calf Fry BBQ Cook-Off, Canadian, TX.   Contact:  Megan Betts, Phone:  806-930-7511, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Cookin fer CCA, Giddings, TX.  Contact:  Karen Walpole, Phone:  979-540-2982, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  East Montgomery County Fair Association BBQ Cookoff, New Caney, TX.  Contact:  David Rodgers, Phone:  713-822-4060, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Jambo BarBQue Shootout, Ennis, TX.  Contact:  James Geer, Phone:  817-223-3918, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  League City Music Fest, League City, TX.  Contact:  Ryan Smith, Phone:  281-910-3080, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Strawberry City Smokefest, Poteet, TX.  Contact:  David E Reyes, Phone:  830-742-3740, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Texas Rice Festival, Winnie, TX.  Contact:  Sissy Leger, Phone:  409-296-4404, Email:  [email protected].


For additional information, visit the KCBS website at

July 2-5, 2020:  DC Jam Barbecue Championship, Landover, MD.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, Email: [email protected]CANCELED

July 3-5, 2020:  BBQ an der Burg 2020, Geestland, Germany.  Contact:  Thomas Karstaedt, Phone: +491777517222, Email: [email protected].  

July 10-11, 2020:  Harvest on the Fire at the Winery, Marshall, IL.  Contact:  Patrick Wilson, Phone: 217-251-3318, Email: [email protected]. 

July 10-11, 2020:  New Jersey State BBQ Championship, North Wildwood, NJ.  Contact:  Bob Matteucci, Email: [email protected]. 

July 10-11, 2020:  Keepers of the Fire BBQ Contest, Mayetta, KS.  Contact:  Tracy Satterfield, Phone: 816-806-9402, Email: [email protected]. 

July 11-12, 2020:  Smoke on the West, Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia.  Contact: Dianne Baldwin, Phone: +61 437487821, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED 

July 17-18, 2020:  Piggin in the Park, Jasper, GA.  Contact:  Tina Williams, Phone: 706-253-6488, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

July 17-18, 2020:  Bordertown BBQ Brawl, Sault Ste Marie, MI.  Contact:  Linda Miller, Phone: 906-647-2213, Email: [email protected]. 

July 17-19, 2020:  Cameron Elks BBQ CookOff (Day 1 & Day 2), Cameron, MO.  Contact:  Carl McBee, Phone: 660-973-1953, Email: [email protected]

July 17-18, 2020:  Real Squeal BBQ Smoke Off, Marion, IA.  Contact:  Lisa Gilliatt, Phone: 319-395-7118, Email: [email protected]. 

July 17-18, 2020:  CIBBQ Red Devil Edition, Eureka, IL.  Contact:  Brandon Bressner, Phone: 309-360-3656, Email: [email protected].

July 17-18, 2020:  Smokin on the Osage, Osceola, MO.  Contact:  Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, Email: [email protected].

July 17-18, 2020:  Pig Mania Deerfield State Championship BBQ, Deerfield Township, OH.  Contact:  Dan Hurst, Phone: 614-676-0700, Email: [email protected].  

July 17-18, 2020:  BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, North Bend, OR.  Contact:   John Hunt, Phone: 541-999-5199, Email: [email protected]. 

July 18-19, 2020:  Celtic Smoke, Glenarm, Billobo, Ireland.  Contact:  Christine Cousins, Phone: +44 07735209299, Email: [email protected]. CANCELED

July 24-25, 2020:  Smoke in the Grove, Spring Grove, PA.  Contact:  Andrew Shaffer, Phone: 717-225-5791 ext 3, Email: [email protected]. 

July 24-26, 2020:  Dodge City Days Smokin’ Saddles BBQ Competition – Day 1 & 2, Dodge City, KS.  Contact:  Joni Wittman, Phone: 620-227-3119, Email: [email protected]. 

July 24-25, 2020:  Smokin Hot Cars & BBQ, Iola, KS.  Contact:  Tom Brigham, Phone: 620-365-9740, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED 

July 24-25, 2020:  Red, White, & Blue BBQ, Gillette, WY.  Contact:  Bridgette Dominquez, Phone: 1-307-680-4018, Email: [email protected]. 

July 24-25, 2020:  Cotton Pickin BBQ Cook-Off, Hartselle, AL.  Contact:  Kassi Hall, Phone: 256-773-4370, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

July 24-25, 2020:  Fire on the Mountain, Leburn, KY.  Contact:  Chris Amburgey, Phone: 606-497-8865, Email: [email protected].

July 25-26, 2020:  Vienna BBQ Days, Vienna, Austria.  Contact:  Exotica Team, Phone: +436769003109, Email: [email protected].

July 25-26, 2020:  4th Annual E’Burg BBQ Contest, Emmetsburg, IA.  Contact: Stephanie Mehan, Phone: 712-480-0252, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 2, 2020:  514 BBQ Festival St. Jerome Day 1 & 2, St. Jerome, QB, Canada.  Contact:  Manny Mavroudis, Phone: 514-659-5777, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED 

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-Off, Susanville, CA.  Contact:  Alan Dowdy, Phone: 530-945-6011, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 2, 2020:  New Jersey KnoQ-out:  Day 1 & Day 2, Blairstown, NJ.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  SLV Beat the Heat BBQ, Alamosa, CO.  Contact:  Elizabeth Summer, Phone: 719-589-9386, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  Laurie Hillbilly BBQ, Contact:  Barbara Wood, Phone: 573-374-8776, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  Hawgin on Lanier, Gainesville, GA.  Contact:  Stan Kaminski, Phone: 770-363-0894, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  Saluting with Smoke-Forreston, Forreston, IL.  Contact:  Sean Young, Phone: 1-312-761-0441 ext: 2000, Email: [email protected]. 

July 31 – Aug. 1, 2020:  Midian Smoking Guns, Wichita, KS.  Contact:  Joshua Bennett, Phone: 316-992-1256, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 1, 2020:  Camp High Hopes Rib Fest (Backyard Only), Sioux City, IA.  Contact: Sarah Morgan, Phone: 712-224-2267, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 7-9, 2020:  Eastern BBQ Contest 2020 – Day 1 & Day 2, Meerbeke, Belguium.  Contact:  Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 00032477641169, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  GOBS Que (Day 1 & Day 2), Arlington, NE.  Contact:  Kris Gates, Phone: 402-630-1135, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  Smokin’ Trackside BBQ Bash, Winston, MO.  Contact:  Kyle Johnson, Phone: 816-365-7593, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  15th Annual HANOR Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ, Enid, OK.  Contact: Lynn Benkendorf, Phone: 580-554-5995, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  Our Lady of Victory Holy Smokes BBQ, Cincinnati, OH.  Contact: Brian Austing, Phone: 513-607-4460, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  Smoke in the Park (Backyard Only), Glencoe, AL.  Contact:  Shanon Graham, Phone: 256-312-2091, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  All American BBQ Throwdown, Westland, MI.  Contact:  Eric Stoddard, Phone: 734-516-8227, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 8-9, 2020:  Wild West Fest on Fire, Medvode, Slovenia.  Contact:  Milan Stjepanovic, Phone: +368-41-587-073, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 8, 2020:  Beech Mountain BBQ Cook-Off (Backyard), Beech Mountain, NC.  Contact:  Tim Rhoades, Phone: 828-406-2877, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Western Legends Heritage and Music Festival, Kanab, UT.  Contact:  Marybeth Kuntz, Phone: 314-750-3252, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Sand Creek Summer Daze Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition, Newton, KS.  Contact:  Nate Regier, Phone: 316-772-6174, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championships & Bluegrass Festival, Worland, WY.  Contact:  Dave Paxton, Phone: 307-431-2755, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED 

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  BBQ & Fly-in on the River, Excelsior Springs, MO.  Contact:  Lyndsey Baxter, Phone: 816-637-2811, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Big Blue Barbecue, Shelbyville, IN.  Contact:  Rachael Ackley, Phone: 317-398-9623, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown – Aiken, Aiken, SC.  Contact: Kevin Reid, Phone: 704-418-0736, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 15-16, 2020:  4th Annual Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cookoff, Dupont, WA.  Contact:  Tom Riggs, Phone: 253-720-4557, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 15-16, 2020:  Country Invasion, Wilmington, OH.  Contact:   Kevin Garen, Phone: 937-728-9082, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Smoke on the Bricks, Baldwin City, KS.  Contact:  Matt McClure, Phone: 785-594-3670, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Raider Red Meat BBQ & Ribeye Championship, Lubbock, TX.  Contact:  Ben Weatherly, Phone: 806-742-2804, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival, Madison, IN.  Contact: Ken Schneider, Phone: 812-866-4723,  Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  City of Springs BBQ Championship, Sulphur, OK.  Contact:  Garrett Leverridge, Phone: 580-618-0950, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 21-23, 2020:  Hudson Valley Ribfest, New Paltz, NY.  Contact:  Shonda Merrill, Phone: 1-844-RIBFEST, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Hill City Wine Brew and BBQ Fest, Hill City, SD.  Contact:  Emily Wheeler, Phone: 605-390-6137, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, Kennesaw, GA.  Contact:  Brittani Farmer, Phone: 770-422-9714, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  BBQ Festival 2020, Saue Parish, Estonia.  Contact:  Daire Kaup, Phone: 3725092126, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Smokin on The Harbor, Warsaw, MO.  Contact:  Lynette Stokes, Phone: 660-438-2090 or 573-268-0917, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 22-23, 2020:  Clayton BBQ Cook-off, Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone: 925-865-8687, Email: [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021

Aug. 22-23, 2020:  Summer Daze BBQ Classic, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.  Contact: Mike Sporar, Phone: 905-358-6970, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Aug. 22-23, 2020:  De Vliegende Hollander BBQ, Terneuzen, Netherlands.  Contact: Richard Herrebout, Phone: +31 615241595,  Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 22, 2020:  Vine St. BBQ Competition & Fest (BACKYARD ONLY), Park Ridge, IL.  Contact:  Brian Chaplin, Phone: 312-320-4264, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 22, 2020:  Smoke on the Midway (BACKYARD ONLY), Fairbury, IL.  Contact:  Chris Matich, Phone: 815-830-9731, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 27-29, 2020:  9th Annual Deaths Door Barbeque (Day 1 & Day 2), Washington Island, WI.  Contact:  Richard Jepsen, Phone: 920-847-2784, Email: [email protected].

Aug, 28-30, 2020:  Country Road & BBQ Contest – Day 1 & Day 2, Torreglia, Italy.  Contact:  Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Minnesota in Mayaugust (Backyard Only), Cambridge, MN.  Contact:  Stan & Tonia Dobosenski, Phone: 218-821-5426-Tonia, 218-831-5362-Stan, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 28-29, 2020: Minnesota in Mayaugust, Cambridge, MN.  Contact:  Stan & Tonia Dobosenski, Phone: 218-821-5426-Tonia, 218-831-5362-Stan, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 28-30, 2020:  Nor’Easter BBQ Showdown – Campground BBQ Series – Day 1 & Day 2, Southwick, MA.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Montana Pitmaster Classic, Bozeman, MT.  Contact:  Troy Hasel, Phone: 406-539-9133, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  New Holland Summer Fest, New Holland, PA.  Contact:  Tom Perelka, Phone: 717-390-9098, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 29, 2020:  World Championship Hot Wing Contest & Festival, Memphis, TN.  Contact:  Paul Gagliano, Phone: 901-949-2596, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Nevada Chamber Low and Slow Barbecue Cook-Off, Nevada, MO.  Contact:  Sheree Gayman, Phone:  417-667-5300, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown – Roebuck, Roebuck, SC.   Contact:  Bob Johanns, Phone: 919-656-6446, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 29, 2020:  World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival (Competitor Series), Memphis, TN.  Contact:  Paul Gagliano, Phone: 901-949-2596, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 3-5, 2020:  I love Barbecue & Music Festival, Lake Placid, NY.  Contact:  Dmitry Feld, Phone: 5185238687, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Mark Twain Brewery American’s Hometown BBQ Bash, Hannibal, MO.  Contact:  Alex Gauch, Phone: 573-719-4384, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Smokin in the Bogs, Warrens, WI.  Contact:  Greg Urmanski, Phone: 608-343-8003, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Smokin’ for Down Syndrome (formally Bull Moose), Collierville, TN.  Contact:  Marvin Hurley, Phone: 901-282-6138, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 5-6, 2020:  Smoke on the Waters, Devon, United Kingdom.  Contact:   John Gower, Phone: +44(0)7918163449, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 5-6, 2020:  BBQ on the Bow, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Contact:  Bernie Kenny, Phone: 403-708-1900, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 5-6, 2020:  Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival, Augusta, GA.  Contact:  Doug Varnadore, Phone: 706-855-8555, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 5-6, 2020:  Septemberfest BBQ & Rib-Eye Steak Cook-Off Challenge, Omaha, NE.  Contact:  Linda Morin, Phone: 402-278-2951, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 5-6, 2020:  Mozingo Lake BBQ, Maryville, MO.  Contact:  Aaron Auten, Phone: 660-562-7873, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Gritty Open, Philadelphia, PA.  Contact:  Brent Williams, Phone: 479-871-3543, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Kickin It Route 66 Barbeque Challenge, St. Roberts, MO.  Contact:  Anita Ivey, Phone: 573-451-2000 ext 1112, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Pitmaster’s BBQ Challenge, Connelly Springs, NC.  Contact:  Joel Abee, Phone: 828-612-8114, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Smoke on the Ohio, Mt. Vernon, IN.  Contact:  Cary Bredemeier, Phone: 812-449-4795, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Bands, Brews & BBQ, Boise, ID.  Contact:  Robert Harding, Phone: 208-705-7763, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Smoke on the Trails, Gardner, KS.  Contact:  Amy Craft, Phone: 913-856-0936, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Ribs, Rod and Rock N Roll, Vermillion, SD.  Contact:  Chad Smidt, Phone: 605-880-4494, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Bands & BBQ at the Point, Carrollton, KY.  Contact:  Misty Wheeler, Phone: 502-732-7036, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Puckaway Pigfest, Montello, WI.  Contact:  Jessica Malsack, Phone: (920) 295-3000, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Swine at the Shrine, Savannah, GA.  Contact:  Jonathan Lewis, Phone: 912-323-3231, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Smokin on the White, Batesville, AR.  Contact:  Donna Turner, Phone: 870-613-1564, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  International Goat Days Championship BBQ Contest, Millington, TN.  Contact:  Phillip, Phone: 731499-1489, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge, Grand Junction, CO.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 12-13, 2020:  Farm Meat “De Vaartse Hoeve”  BBQ Contest, Dongen, Netherlands.  Contact:  Astrid Lodewijks, Phone: +31 162 312082, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 12-13, 2020:  Green Mountain BBQ Championship – Campground BBQ Series, Braintree, VT.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 12-13, 2020:  Bands, Brews & Barbecue, Manassas, VA.  Contact:  David Rhodes, Phone: 703-361-9596, Email: [email protected].  POSTPONED

Sept. 17-20, 2020:  American Royal World Series of Barbecue – Open Contest, Kansas City, KS.  Contact:  Emily Park & Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 17-20, 2020:  American Royal World Series of Barbecue – Invitational Contest, Kansas City, KS.  Contact:  Emily Park & Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Tilley H-D Biker, Blues, & BBQ Rally, Salisbury, NC.  Contact:  Gary Moss, Phone: 704-202-8712, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Smoke on the Falls, Gadsden, AL.  Contact:  Janet Tarrance, Phone: 256-549-4658, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Smokin in the Hills, Hillsboro, OH.  Contact:  Destiny Bryson, Phone: 614-440-1885, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Jesse James Barbeque Cook Out, Kearney, MO.  Contact:  Larry Pratt, Phone: 816-935-9644, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  KTD Smokin’ Gobbler Cook-Off, Worthington, MN.  Contact:  Ryan Loomans, Phone: 507-372-2919, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Grillin & Chillin BBQ, Owensboro, KY.  Contact:  Kenny Jackson, Phone: 270-302-1007, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  6th Annual Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship, Oroville, CA.  Contact:  Ben Lobenstein, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 19-20, 2020:  6th BBQ Bulls Championship, Salzburg, Austria.  Contact:  Helmut Karl, Phone: +436767501528, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 19-20, 2020:  Oinktoberfest BBQ Cookoff, Clarence, NY.  Contact:  Katy Toth, Phone: 716-759-8483, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 19-20, 2020:  Het BBQkampioenschap van het Waasland 2020, Sint Niklaas, Belgium.  Contact:  Katrien Van den Broeck, Phone: 0032498641018, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 19, 2020:  Dells BBQ Bask (Backyard Only), Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Contact:  Laurie Tweten, Phone: 608-769-7446, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 24-26, 2020:  Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off, Murphysboro, IL.  Contact:  Sammi Graff, Phone: 618-684-8902, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship, Shawnee, KS.  Contact:  Tonya Lecuru, Phone: 913-742-6402, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  TN Riber BBQ Battle & Music Fest, Savannah, TN.  Contact:  Mary Beth Hopper, Phone: 731-616-7474, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  SC Festival of Discovery, Greenwood, SC.  Contact:  Julie Wilkie or Lara Hudson, Phone: 864-942-8410, Email: [email protected] or [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Southern Sounds BBQ & Bluesfest, Semmes, AL.  Contact:  Gary Smith, Phone: 251-288-8302, Email: [email protected].  

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  27th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge, Frisco, CO.  Contact:    Nora Gilbertson, Phone: 970-668-9132, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Smoke in the Park, Lemoyne, PA.  Contact:  Todd Shadle, Phone: 717-737-2924, Email: [email protected].    

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Cherokee Strip BBQ & Chili Cook-Off, Ponca City, OK.  Contact:  Nancy Brown, Phone: 580-761-9155, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Rumble on the River presented by, Grand Haven, MI.  Contact:  John Greko, Phone: 616-334-1857, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Lowell KCBS BBQ, Lowell, AR.  Contact:  Tim Gray, Phone: 479-721-3584, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Downtown Jonesboro BarBQ Festival, Jonesboro, AR.  Contact:  Paul Carter, Phone:  870-219-9227, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 26-27, 2020:  Ocean State BBQ Championship – Campground BBQ Series, Hope Valley, RI.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 26-27, 2020:  West Bottoms BBQ Contest, Kansas City, MO.  Contact:  Carl McBee, Phone:  660-973-1953, Email: [email protected].

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

July 3-4, 2020:  Van Alstyne, TX. POSTPONED 09/05/20

July 3-4, 2020:  4th of July Barbecue Cookoff & Music, Evant, TX.  Contact:  Phone:  254-248-4012, Email:  [email protected].

July 10-11, 2020:  51st Texas Men’s State Chili Championship, Granite Shoals, TX.  Contact:  Craig Schlicke, Phone:  512-507-9089, Email:  [email protected]

July 17-18, 2020:  Night in Old Fredericksburg Cook-Off, Fredericksburg, TX.  Contact:  Chad Ellebracht, Phone:  830-997-2359, Email:  [email protected]  

July 17-18, 2020:  Shelby County Grill Fest Chillin’ & Grillin’, Shelby County, TX.  Contact:  Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  936-598-3682, Email:  [email protected].    

July 17-18, 2020:  MSCA BBQ Cook-Off, Madisonville, TX.  Contact:  Sharon Phelps, Phone:  936-348-8460, Email:  [email protected].    

July 24-25, 2020:  4th Annual Sims Strong Benefit & BBQ Cook-Off, Liberty Hill, TX.  Contact:  Charity Thornton, Phone:  512-630-5677.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2020:  Kevin Vest Memorial BBQ Cookoff, Dublin, TX.  Contact:  Lilly G Arena Productions, Phone:  254-459-0141.  

July 31-Aug. 1, 2020:  Kimble County EMSB, Junction, TX.  Contact:  JP Anguiano, Phone:  325-446-6043.

Aug. 7-8, 2020:  Top of Texas Music Fest, Perryton, TX.  POSTPONED 2021

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Howdy Roo, Marble Falls, TX. 

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Red River’s 8750 Music & BBQ Festival, Red River, NM.  Contact:  Steve Cherry, Phone:  575-770-5679, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Cowboy of the Year Open Rodeo and Festival, Pleasanton, TX.  Contact:  Ed Miranda, Phone:  210-219-9392 or Secondary Contact:  Randy Rice, Phone:  830-534-0131.  

Aug. 21-22, 2020:  Getting Dirty BBQ Cook-Off, Cleburne, TX.  Contact:  Lilly G Arena Productions, Phone:  254-459-0141.

Aug. 22, 2020:  Board of Directors Meeting

Sept. 4-5, 2020: Van Alstyne, TX.  

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Junction’s 6th Annual KowKick Family Fun Festival, Junction, TX.  Contact:   Lisa, Phone:  325-446-3190, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Colorado County Fair Eddie Orange BBQ Cook-Off, Columbus, TX. 

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  BBQ Cook-Off, Gorman, TX.

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Big T Bash, Fairfield, TX.

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Washington County Fair, Brenham, TX.

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Longest Day Cook-Off, Magnolia, TX.  CANCELED

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Mingus Merica, Mingus, TX.

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Smoke in the Park, Post, TX.

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  39th Annual Barnie McBee Cook-Off, Comanche, TX.  Contact:  Comanche Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  325-356-3233.

Sept. 25-26, 2020:   Smokin’ In Action BBQ Cook-Off, Wichita Falls, TX.  Contact:  940-696-9393, Email:  [email protected].

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at 

July 16-18, 2020:  Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Championship, Galax, VA.  Contact: Twin County Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  276-236-2184, Email:  [email protected]POSTPONED 2021

July 31-Aug. 1, 2020:  Water Valley Watermelon Carnival Train Tracks Pork Attack, Water Valley, MS.  Contact:  Tonya Eubanks, Phone:  662-609-7370, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  The South Mississippi Bouchere Festival, Tylertown, MS.  Contact: Stephen Pigott, Phone:  601-303-1119, Email:  [email protected] 

Sept. 11-12, 2020:  Porkerfest BBQ Cooking Competition, Riverdale, GA.  Contact:  Andrew Stringfellow, Jr., Phone:  770-823-7789/229-429-1507, Email:  [email protected].

September 24-26, 2020:  Praise The Lard, Murphysboro, IL.  Contact:  Sammi Graff, Phone:  618-684-8902/ 618-521-6957, Email:  [email protected].  

Sept. 24-26, 2020:  The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS.  Contact:  Elise Jenkins, Phone:  662-719-1675, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2021  

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Bartlett BBQ Fest, Bartlett, TN.  Contact:  David Parsons, Phone:  901-859-3381, Email:  [email protected] 

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Delta State University 35th Annual Pig Pickin, Cleveland, MS.  Check back for more information.  

Oct. 9-10, 2020:  Octoberfest Mississippi Delta, Ruleville, MS.  Contact:  Elise Jenkins, Phone:  662-719-1675, Email:  [email protected]

Oct. 16-17, 2020:  Delta Hot Tamale Festival, Check back for more information.

Nov. 6-7, 2020:  Big Pig Jig, Vienna, GA.  Contact:  Rhonda Lamb Heath, Phone:  229-332-1596, Email:  [email protected].



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

July 3-4, 2020:  I Love BBQ and Music Festival, Lake Placid, NY.

July 10-11, 2020:  Auburn Rotary Party in the Park, Auburn, NY.

July 17-18, 2020:  Chillin’ and Grillin’ in the Glades, Wise, VA.

July 24-25, 2020:  Smoke in the Grove, Spring Grove, PA.

Aug. 14-15, 2020:  Maryland State BBQ Bash, Belair, MD.

Aug. 14-16, 2020:  The Great Virginia Pig Out – Double, Richmond, VA.

Sept. 11-12:  16th Annual Recovery Fest and 11th Annual BBQ State Championship, Richmond, VA.  

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Tilley H-D Biker Blues BBQ Rally, Salisbury, NC.  

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Smoke in the Park, Lemoyne, PA.  

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Keystone Class BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA.

Oct. 9-10, 2020:  Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Rocky Mount, NC.  

Oct. 18-19, 2029:  Red, White & Que (Day 1 & Day 2), Jackson, NJ.

Oct. 23-24, 2020:  Zom-b-que (Tentative Date), Wytheville, VA.

Nov. 6-7, 2020:  Currituck Heritage Festival Bulls & BBQ, Powells Point, NC.



For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at  

Aug. 1, 2020:  B-Dale BBQ Contest, Roseville, MN.  FMI:   

Aug. 15, 2020:  Knights of Columbus BBQ Rib & Chicken Back Yard Competition, Princeton, MN.  FMI:

Aug 21-22, 2020:  13th Annual Big Island BBQ, Albert Lea, MN.  FMI: 2020

Aug. 28-29, 2020:  Minnesota in Mayaugust (Minnesota in May), Cambridge, MN.  FMI:

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  Smokin Gobbler Cook-Off, Worthington, MN.  FMI:

Sept. 18-19, 2020:  The Get Busy LIVIN Music Fest, Elk River, MN.  FMI:

Oct. 16-17, 2020:  Bring’n Home the Bacon, West Salem, WI.  FMI:





For More Information, visit the National Barbecue & Grilling Association at or phone (360) 670-0194.  

Mar. 3-6, 2021:  NBBQA 2021 Conference, Louisville, KY.  


For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

July 19, 2020:  NEBS Meat Cutting Class, Templeton, MA.  Contact:  Kim Stanfield, Email: [email protected] 


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

Aug. 1-2, 2020:  Canadian National Championships, Whistler, BC, Canada.  Canceled

Aug. 8-9, 2020:  Oak Harbor Pig Fest, Oak Harbor, WA.  Canceled

Aug. 22-23, 2020:  Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ, Langley, BC, Canada.  Canceled

Aug. 29-30, 2020:  Beaverton Pitmaster BBQ Cookout, Beaverton, OR. 

Aug. 11-12, 2020:  Benton City Daze 2020, Benton City, WA.  TBD


For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

Sept. 5-6, 2020:  Smoke at the Lodge, Summerville, SC.  Contact:  Kenneth Smillie, Phone:  843-814-3391, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 25-26, 2020:  Jamil Shriners BBQ Cook-Off, Columbia, SC.  Contact:  Charles Buckner, Phone: 803-309-0907, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Smoke on the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC.  Contact:  Rusty Watson, Phone:  843-685-5540, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 9-10, 2020:  SBN Invitational BBQ Cook-Off, Moncks Corner, SC.  Contact:  Don Saturday, Phone:  843-870-7432.


For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

July 3, 2020:  River City Steak Cookoff Day 1, Mason City, IA.

July 4, 2020:    River City Steak Cookoff Day 2, Mason City, IA.

July 4, 2020:  Cushman 4th of July Steak (Double), Cushman, AR.

July 5, 2020:  River City Steak Cookoff Day 3, Mason City, IA.

July 11, 2020:  BBQ Pit Stop Steak Championship Serie at American Fork Steel Days Steak Cookoff, American Fork, UT.

July 11, 2020:  Grillin on the River Steak Cookoff, Sugar Tree, TN.

July 11, 2020:  Papo Joe & Kennedy’s Dual Showdown, Santo, TX.

July 12, 2020:  Ozarks Veterans Coalition – Summer Steak-Off, Ozark, MO.

July 17, 2020:  Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown Steak Cookoff, Peoria, IL.

July 17, 2020:  CIBBQ Red Devil Edition Steak Cookoff, Eureka, IL.

July 18, 2020:  Tripp Haggard Memorial Steak Cookoff, Tulsa, OK.

July 18, 2020:  Military Appreciation Steak Cookoff, Orange Park, FL.

July 18, 2020:  OC Brew and BBQ Steak Cookoff, Anaheim, CA.

July 19, 2020:  Kellyville Ponies Football Steak Cookoff, Kellyville, OK.

July 24, 2020:  Smoke in the Grove Steak Cookoff, Spring Grove, PA.

July 24, 2020:  Pawnee County Fair Steak Cookoff, Larned, KS.

July 25, 2020:  Frederic’s Family Days Lumberjack Show Steak Cookoff, Frederic, WI.

July 25, 2020:  ½ Way to St. Pat’s Day Steak Cookoff (Double), Emmetsburg, IA.

July 25, 2020:  Pawnee County Fair Steak Cookoff (Double), Larned, KS.

July 25, 2020:  Williston Middle High School Football Steak Cookoff (Double), Williston, FL.

July 25, 2020:  Vienna BBQ Days Festival Steak Cookoff, Wien-Vienna, Austria.

July 25, 2020:  New England:  Beer and BBQ Festival, Armidale NSW, Australia.

July 26, 2020:  Fire & Ice Steak Cookoff, Canterbury, New Zealand.

July 31, 2020:  Hawgin on Lanier Steak Cookoff, Gainesville, GA.

Aug. 1, 2020:  Asheboro Steak Cookoff, Asheboro, NC.

Aug. 1, 2020:  Whitney Wildcat Athletic Booster Steak Cookoff, Whitney, TX.

Aug. 1, 2020:  Grill on the Hill (Double) Steak Cookoff, Jacksonville, FL.

Aug. 1, 2020:  5th Annual Summer Splash Steak Cookoff (Double), Jacksonville, FL.

Aug. 1, 2020:  TLC Cares and Annual Charity Steak Off (Double), Kansas City, MO.

Aug. 7, 2020:  2020 “Up in Smoke” Steak Cookoff, Mason City, IA.

Aug 7, 2020:  Hanor Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ Steak Cookoff, Enid, OK.

Aug. 8, 2020:  Grillbillies Steak Cookoff (Double), Wendell, NC.

Aug. 8, 2020:  Townsend Spicy & Supply Steak Cookoff, Melbourne, AR.

Aug. 8, 2020:  Eastern BBQ Contest Steak & Whole Hog, Ninove, Belgium.

Aug. 9, 2020:  Ozark Mountains “High Steaks” Championship 2020, Mountain View, AR.

Aug. 15, 2020:  Lancaster BBQ Supply Spring Break Steak Cookoff (Double), Lancaster, PA.

Aug. 15, 2020:  The Great Cedar Rapids Sizzle Steak Cookoff, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Aug. 15, 2020:  BBQ Pit Stop Steak Championship Series Steak Cookoff, Layton, UT.

Aug. 15, 2020:  Appling Healthcare Steak Cookoff (Double), Baxley, GA.

Aug. 15, 2020:  Walton’s Steak Cookoff (Double), Wichita, KS.

Aug. 15, 2020:  1st Annual Gene Potts Memorial Cookoff, Liberty, TX.

Aug. 22, 2020:  Smokin on The Rez BBQ and Music Festival Steak Cookoff, Ridgeland, MS.

Aug. 22, 2020:  Green Forest Grills Steak & Whole Hog Cookoff, Terneuzen, Netherlands.

Aug. 29, 2020:  Grill Your Ace Off (Double) Steak Cookoff, West Newton, PA.  

Aug. 29, 2020:  O-Town Showdown Steak Cookoff (Double), Owasso, OK.

Aug. 29, 2020:  Winneshiek Wildberry Winery 15 Year Celebration Steak Cookoff, Decorah, IA.

Aug. 29, 2020:  Brisbane BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff,  Brisbane QLD, Australia.

Sept. 5, 2020:  Maskat Shrine Double Steak Cookoff (Double Event), Wichita Falls, TX.

Sept. 5, 2020:  Mason City in May VFW Steak Cookoff (Double), Mason City, IA.

Sept. 5, 2020:  Smokin’ in the Gun Steak Cookoff, Guntown, MS.

Sept. 11, 2020:  Doc Holliday Festival Steak Cookoff, Griffin, GA.

Sept. 11, 2020:  Smokin’ On The White Steak Cookoff, Batesville, AR.

Sept. 11, 2020:  Bovine at the Shrine Steak Cookoff, Savannah, GA.

Sept. 12, 2020:  VFW Steak Challenge, Rochester, MN.

Sept. 12, 2020:  Smokin’ In The Goat Pen Steak Cookoff, Millington, TN.

Sept. 12, 2020:  BBQ Pit Stop Steak Championship Series at Thermoworks Steak Cookoff, American Fork, UT.

Sept. 12, 2020:  2nd Annual Gentry’s BBQ Steak Championship (Double), Orlando, FL.

Sept. 12, 2020:  Vaartse Hoeve BBQ Wedstrijd, Dongen, Netherlands.

Sept. 18, 2020:  Discover Farmington’s Blues, Brews & BBQ Steak Cookoff, Farmington, MO.

Sept. 19, 2020:  Alcorn County Fair Steak Cookoff, Corinth, MS.

Sept. 19, 2020:  Meadow Creek Double Dutch Steak Cookoff (Double), New Holland, PA.

Sept. 19, 2020:  Hometown Showdown Steak Cookoff (Double) Hosted by Chester’s Party Barn & Farm, Piedmont, OK.

Sept. 19, 2020:  SCA Florida State Championship Steak Cookoff (Double), Loxahatchee, FL.

Sept. 19, 2020:  Rebel Runway Steak Cookoff, Bonham, TX.

Sept. 19, 2020:  6th BBQ Bulls Championship, Salzburg, Austria.

Sept. 25, 2020:  Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off Steak Cookoff, Murphysboro, IL.

Sept. 26, 2020:  Bixby Rotary Steak Cookoff (Double), Bixby, OK.

Sept. 26, 2020:  Lily Flagg Steak Cookoff, Huntsville, AL.

Mar. 13-14, 2021:  SCA World Championship, Forth Worth, TX.

For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

August 5-9, 2020:  WFC Final Table, Indianapolis, IN. 




Non-Sanctioned Events

Aug. 18, 2020:  Kookin’ for the Kingdom, Laurel, MS.  Contact:  Donald Holifield, Phone:  601-580-2382, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2020:  Memphis in May, Memphis, TN.  Team Applications Open on Friday, October 18. FMI:  POSTPONED 2021


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:

July 19, 2020:  NEBS Meat Cutting Class, Templeton, MA.  Contact:  Kim Stanfield, Email: [email protected] 

Aug. 8, 2020:  Que University BBQ Cooking School – BBQ with the Pros, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder BBQ, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 15, 2020:  NorCal CBQA 101 BBQ Class 2020, Livermore, CA.  FMI:

Aug. 21, 2020:  The BBQ Maestros Presents – BBQ 101 Chicken & Ribs, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Scott Regal, Phone:  317-982-6770.  Website: 

Aug. 8, 2020:  Que University BBQ Cooking School – BBQ with the Pros, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder BBQ,
Phone: 706-510-7045, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 21, 2020:  The BBQ Maestros Presents – BBQ 101 Chicken & Ribs, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Contact:  Scott Regal, Phone:  317-982-6770.  Website:

Aug. 22, 2020:  The BBQ Maestros Presents – Tailgating Class, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Scott Regal, Phone:  317-982-6770.  Website: 

Aug. 28-30, 2020:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Email:  [email protected]; Website:

Aug. 29-30, 2020:  Backyard Bro’s & Hot Watchula’s Competition BBQ Class, Bartow, FL.  Contact:  

Sept. 12, 2020:  Que University BBQ Cooking School – BBQ with the Pros, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder BBQ, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 18-20, 2020:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Email:  [email protected]; Website:

Oct. 17, 2020:  Que University BBQ Cooking School – BBQ with the Pros, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder BBQ, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 6, 2020:  The BBQ Maestros Presents – BBQ 101 Butts & Briskets, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Scott Regal, Phone:  317-982-6770.  Website: 

Nov. 7, 2020:  The BBQ Maestros Presents – Holiday Meat Master Class, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Scott Regal, Phone:  317-982-6770.  Website: 

Nov. 7, 2020:  Que University BBQ Cooking School – BBQ with the Pros, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder BBQ, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 14-15, 2020:  Hot Wachula’s BBQ Summer School Class, Bartow, FL.  Contact: Matt Barber, Phone:  863-602-0857, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 14-15, 2020:  Sweet Smoke Q/Pig-Chicka-Cow-Cow Competition Class, Lakeland, FL.  FMI:    



BBQ Judging Schools

July 3, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Mason City, IA.  FMI:

July 17, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Anaheim, CA.  FMI:

July 25, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Brookhaven, MS.  Contact:  Mark Porter,
Phone: 601-757-1772, Email: [email protected].

July 31, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Gainesville, GA.  FMI:

Aug. 1, 2020:  GBA Judge Training Class, Bryon, GA.  FMI:

Aug. 1, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Shawnee, KS.  Contact:  Tonya Lecuru, Phone: 913-742-6402, Email: [email protected]. 

Aug. 8, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Glen Ellyn, IL.  Contact:  Bob Solak, Phone: 630-930-1086, Email: [email protected]

Aug. 8, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Glen Ellyn, IL.  Contact:  Bob Solak, Phone: 630-930-1086, Email: [email protected]

Aug. 14, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Lancaster, PA.  FMI:

Aug. 20, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class & Table Captain Class, Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone: 925-864-8687, Email: [email protected]. CANCELED

Aug. 21, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone: 925-864-8687, Email: [email protected]. CANCELED 

Aug. 22, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Hiram, ME.  Contact:  Brent Tanguay, Phone: 860-874-7916, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 6, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Devon, United Kingdom.  Contact:  John Gower, 
Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 6, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Devon, United Kingdom.  Contact:  John Gower,
Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 19, 2020:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Morgantown, PA.  Contact:  Tom Hornberger,
Phone: 610-496-5788, Email: [email protected].



























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