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Our Barbecue Events Calendar has direct links to make finding barbecue events easy!

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

May 4, 2019:  Show Low BBQ Throw Down 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Show Low, AZ.

May 4, 2019:  Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Elk Grove, CA.

May 11, 2019:  Ribs, Chili, Cars, Brews & Blues 2019, Livermore, CA.

May 11, 2019:  Queen Mary Food Festival, (KCBS & TOY), Long Beach, CA.

May 18, 2019:  Ric’s Backyard 2019, San Jose, CA.

May 18, 2019:  16thAnnual Burnt Offerings, (KCBS Backyard), Riverside, CA.

May 25, 2019:  15thAnnual Best Dam BBQ 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Boulder City, Nevada.  

May 25, 2019:  Big Bear Grill & Chill, (KCBS & TOY), Big Bear, CA.  

June 1, 2019:  Horse Town Brew N Que Festival 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Norco, CA.

June 1, 2019:  Throwdown in the Vineyards, (KCBS & TOY), Murphys, CA.  

June 8, 2019:  Chillin & Grillin by the Vines, Lodi, CA.

June 15-16, 2019:  King of the County BBQ Festival, Martinez, CA. 

June 22, 2019:  Silicon Valley BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Santa Clara, CA.

July 6, 2019:  Smoke and Hops, (KCBS & TOY), Harmony, CA.  

July 13, 2019:  Clayton BBQ Cook-off 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Clayton, CA.

July 27, 2019:  Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Gilroy, CA.  

Aug. 3, 2019:  3rdAnnual BBQ Classic, (KCBS & TOY), Vista, CA.  

Aug. 3, 2019:  Rods-N-Ribs 2019, Roseville, CA.

Aug. 17, 2019:  Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-off 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Susanville, CA.

Aug. 18, 2019:  Turf & Surf BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Del Mar, CA.

Sept. 14, 2019:  America’s Finest BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS & TOY), San Diego, CA.

Sept. 21, 2019:  Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS & TOY), Oroville, CA.

Sept. 21, 2019:  Burningham 2019, Penngrove, CA.

Sept. 21, 2019:  BBQ in the Glen 2019, Willow Glen/San Jose, CA.

Nov. 16, 2019:  Sparta Q 2019, San Jose, CA.


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. 

May 10-11, 2019:  Cameron Fun Fest, Contact: Daniel Willie, Phone: (254) 718-7052.  

May 17-18, 2019:  Del Rio Texas, Contact: Susie Lister, Phone: (830) 768-3616.

May 24-25, 2019:  Ribs and Rods Temple, Contact: Mike Olson, Phone: (254) 258-8171.  

May 31 – June 1, 2019:  Buckholts Texas (Quad Cities), Contact: Patsy Gaines, Phone: (254) 482-0570.

June 14-15, 2019: Holland Corn Fest, Contact: Paul Bales, Phone: (254) 654-9689.

July 19-20, 2019:  Morgan’s Point Resort VFD/PD, Contact: Karen Stagner, Phone: (409) 750-0102.

Aug. 30-31, 2019:  Central Texas State Fair.

Sept.  6-7, 2019:  Jarrell # 2 American Legion, Contact: Dave Welhouse, Phone: (512) 289-8473.

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Marlin VFD Cook-Off, Contact: Rob Douglas, Phone: (254) 422-3268.

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Bob Miracle Elks Lodge.

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Harper Texas, Contact: Steve Sweeney, Phone: (830) 992-1193.

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Kerrville Texas, Contact: Chad Parker, Phone: (830) 739-3200.


For more information, visit the FBA website at

May 3-4, 2019:  Skinny’s BBQ Throwdown, Merritt Island, FL.  Contact:  Fred DiStasio, Phone:  321-863-5425, Email:  [email protected] 

Aug. 30-31, 2019:  Big Belly BBQ Battle, Davenport, FL. Contact:  Shelby Lomen, Phone:  407-873-7367, Email:  [email protected]

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Smokin’ In The Pines BBQ Festival, Perry, FL. Contact:  Dawn Taylor, Phone:  850-584-5366, Email:  t[email protected]

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  West Pasco BBQ Challenge, Odessa, FL.  Contact:  Shean Hylton, Phone:  813-917-1866, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Gridiron Grill-Off BBQ Competition, Pompano Beach, FL.  Contact: John Offerdahl, Phone: 305-748-6107, Email:  j[email protected]m.

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  Orange Blossom Revue, Lake Wales, FL. Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected]


For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

May 10-11, 2019:  Smoke on the Lake – In Association with the GBA, Acworth, GA.  Contact: Jude Dooley, Phone:  336-407-5052, Email:  [email protected]

July 13, 2019:  6th Annual Team of the Year Banquet, Macon, GA.  FMI:  

Sept. 6-7, 2019: Doc Holiday BBQ Championship, Griffin, GA.  Contact: Will Doss, Phone:  770-228-4699 or Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest, Milledgeville, GA.  Contact:  Frank Pendergast, Phone: (478) 414-4014, Website:


For more information, visit the IBCA website at

May 2-4, 2019:  League City Music Fest, League City, TX. Contact:  Jason Long, Phone:  281-905-7616, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  13thEver Chigger Hill BBQ Cookoff, Huntsville, TX.  Contact: Susan Giroux, Phone:  936-661-2330, Email: [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  4thAnnual Texas Tech Knight of Columbus BBQ, Lubbock, TX.  Contact: James Halfmann, Phone: 325-234-9928, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  Arlington Knights of Columbus Carnivore Cookoff, Arlington, TX.  Contact: David Lara, Phone:  817-461-6269, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Bluebonnet Days Triple Heat Cookoff, Kenedy, TX. Contact:  Joe Sheeran, Phone:  830-583-6146, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  Champion Kids Camp BBQ Cookoff, Spring, TX. Contact:  Ellen Cole, Phone:  713-829-2508, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  Cinco de Mayo Cookoff, Goliad, TX. Contact:  Ruben San Miguel, Phone:  361-722-9565, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  CVFD Annual Cookoff, Covington, TX.  Contact:  Kevin Karlicek, Phone:  254-205-7937, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4. 2019:  Inaugural Community Gardens BBQ Cook-Off, Bastrop, TX.  Contact: Brian Hyden, Phone:  512-947-1945, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  Kirby Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Cookoff, Kirby, TX.  Contact: Steve Jimenez, Phone: 210-748-7531, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Mark Blondin Ride to Freedom to Benefit Guide Dogs of America, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  Mark H. Miller, Phone:  817-360-6904, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  Texas Citrus Fiesta Vaquero Cookoff, Mission, TX. Contact:  Lisa Rivera, Phone:  956-585-9724, Email:  [email protected].   

May 10-11, 2019:  Butterfield Stage Days Festival and Cookoff, Bridgeport, TX.  Contact: Marybeth Holder, Phone: 940-389-6216, Email: [email protected]. 

May 10-11, 2019:  Fight for 5, Waco, TX.  Contact:  Ralph Reynolds, Phone:  254-301-6270, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 10-11, 2019:  VZCF Annual Sabine Shootout Van Zandt, Canton, TX.  Contact: Jeff Looney, Phone:  972-880-6584, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 10-11, 2019:  Watermelon Festival, Alamo, TX.  Contact:  Arnold Robles, Phone:  956-787-6699, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 10-11, 2019:  Yagas Wild Game and BBQ Cookoff, Galveston, TX. Contact:  Mike Dean, Phone:  409-789-3357, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  Charcoal Challenge, Giddings, TX.  Contact:  Betty Petzoid, Phone:  979-820-1952, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  Ellis County Sheriff’s Posse Cookoff, Waxahachie, TX.  Contact: Dennis, Phone:  972-523-7675, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  Hog Waddle Country Concert Cookoff, San Benito, TX.  Contact: Luis Contreras, Phone: 956-361-3800, Email: [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  Jourdanton Volunteer Fire Department 29thAnnual BBQ Cookoff, Contact:  Amy Martinez, Phone:  830-769-3131, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  Pink Soles in Motion BBQ Cook-Off for a Cure, Contact:  Rochelle Schrowangen, Phone:  972-979-8733, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  Sargent Lions Club Jubilee, Sargent, TX. Contact:  Carla Rae Southard, Phone:  832-563-6221, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  WMA Blues and BBQ Cookoff, Wimberley, TX. Contact:  Craig Calley, Phone:  512-757-3158, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 24-25, 2019:  2019 US Navy Seal Memorial Classic, Rosenberg, TX.  Contact: Steven Pfeiffer, Phone: 281-203-7066, Email: [email protected]. 

May 24-25, 2019:  Cody Dragoo Memorial BBQ Cookoff, West, TX. Contact:  Ranae Dameron, Phone:  254-716-2262, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 24-25, 2019:  Memorial Weekend Bash BBQ Cookoff, Victoria, TX. Contact:  Cornelio Valdez, Phone:  361-218-8099, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Beers Bands and BBQ Bazaar, San Angelo, TX. Contact:  Cheryl, Phone: (325) 947-0899, Email: [email protected]. 

May 31 – June 1, 2019:  Bucks Backyard BBQ Cookoff, Buda, TX. Contact:  Shane Sanders, Phone:  512-667-8063, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Cookin on the Cane, Natchitoches, LA.  Contact:  Stewart Carnline, Phone:  318-238-3022, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Eighter from Decatur, Decatur, TX. Contact:  Randy Burkhart, Phone:  817-371-2680, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Forney BBQ Cookoff and Festival, Forney, TX. Contact:  Alexa Beasley, Phone:  469-271-6425, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Shivaree Up in Smoke Cook-Off, Gatesville, TX. Contact:  Monica Hinds, Phone:  817-823-9030, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  2019 Columbus Annual June BBQ Cookoff, Columbus, TX.  Contact: Fausta Kaiser, Phone: 979-732-1386, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  32ndAnnual Caldwell FFA Booster Club Cookoff, Caldwell, TX.  Contact: Lee Demottier, Phone: 979-777-8987, Email: [email protected].

June 7-8, 2019:  3rdAnnual MBM Radio Del Rio Border Smoke Off 5K Fun Run and Walk Against Cancer, Del Rio, TX.  Contact:  Emilio Galindo, Phone:  830-734-3920, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 7-9, 2019:  Aransas County Youth Center Fundraiser Cook-Off, Rockport, TX.  Contact: Rocksand Franks, Phone: 830-613-7074, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  BBQ Championship Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact:  Ulrica Hernandez, Phone:  713-480-2141, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Great American Cookoff, Justin Hesse, Brownfield, TX.  Phone: 806-236-0362, Email:   [email protected].

June 7-8, 2019:  Kookin 4 Kids, Weatherford, TX.  Contact:  Holly Turner, Phone:  817-694-4250, Email:  [email protected].

June 7-8, 2019:  Llano VFD Annual BBQ Cookoff, Llano, TX. Contact:  Joey Gunnels, Phone:  325-248-3408, Email:  [email protected].

June 7-8, 2019:  Longest Day BarBQue Cookoff and Country Market, Llano, TX.  Contact: Joey Gunnels, Phone: 325-248-3408, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  11thAnnual Round Rock Juneteenth Rhythm Ribs Festival, Round Rock, TX.  Contact: Michelle Jones, Phone: 512-238-8271, Email: [email protected].

June 14-15, 2019:  American Legion Post 1169 First Annual Cookoff, Wichita Falls, TX.  Contact: Derrel Barrett, Phone: 940-257-4383, Email: [email protected].

June 14-15, 2019:  Caprock Winery BBQ Cookoff, Lubbock, TX. Contact:  Tim Abascal, Phone:  806-863-2704, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Cookin Up A Cure BBQ Cook-Off A Salute to Dads, New Braunfels, TX.  Contact: Diana Tomlin, Phone: 830-515-6679, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Kids Unlimited BBQ Cookoff Auction, Houston/Pearland, TX.  Contact: Carolyn Howren, Phone: 832-671-1916, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Smokin on the Plaza, Lovington, NM. Contact:  Mara Salcido, Phone:  575-396-1418, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  South Texas BBQ Emporiums No Excuses BBQ Challenge, Beeville, TX.  Contact: Reba Beard, Phone:  361-354-7827, Email:  [email protected].

June 21-22, 2019:  Big Dog BBQ CCook-Off Spur, TX. Contact:  Betsy Arnold, Phone:  806-269-7373, Email:  [email protected].

June 21-22, 2019:  CPL Mark R Goyet Memorial BBQ Cookoff, Sinton, TX.  Contact: Michael Gillitzer, Phone: 361-222-1070, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Geronimo Annual BBQ Cookoff, Geronimo, TX. Contact:  William Owen, Phone:  830-471-6311, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Lake Murvaul Cookoff, Carthage, TX. Contact:  Anna Bryce, Phone:  903-931-2962, Email:  [email protected].

June 28-29, 2019:  357 BBQ Cook Off, Hempstead, TX. Contact:  John Caine, Phone:  832-228-0206, Email:  [email protected].

June 28-29, 2019:  Harlingen Police Department BBQ Cookoff, Harlingen, TX.  Contact: Emilio Weaver, Phone: 956-245-6764, Email: a[email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Kaufman County Firemens and Fire Marshalls Assoc Annual Cookoff, Mabank, TX.  Contact: Jason Lengacher, Phone: 214-500-8729, Email: [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Lake Palo Duro Dam BBQ Cookoff, Spearman, TX. Contact:  John Fisher, Phone:  806-395-1486, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Mathis Freedom Fest BBQ Cookoff, Mathis, TX. Contact:  Michael Barrera, Phone:  361-547-3343, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Somerville Lakefest, Somerville, TX. Contact:  Dustin Standley, Phone:  281-924-6357, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  SS American Memorial, Seguin, TX. Contact:  Troy Cresswell, Phone:  210-393-6723, Email:  tro[email protected]. 

July 3-4, 2019:  The Valley Ranch 4thFest Cookoff, New Caney, T.  Contact: Billie-Jo Aasen, Phone: 615-970-8542, Email: [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  2019 Fishin Fiesta, Freeport, TX. Contact:  Chris Motley, Phone:  979-236-4910, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce 2ndAnnual BBQ Cookoff, Whitney, TX.  Contact:  Janice Sanders, Phone:  254-694-2540, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Shiner Halfmoon Holidays, Shiner, TX. Contact:  Allison Mozisek, Phone:  361-798-6246, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Texas Cook Em High Steaks in Edinburg, Edinburg, TX.  Contact: Ronnie Larraide, Phone: 956-383-4974, Email: [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019: Texas Hobo Cookoff, Rusk, TX. Contact:  Dub Arnwine, Phone:  903-330-4397, Website: 

July 12-13, 2019:  1stAnnual Heathers Old Skool Village BBQ Cookoff, Azle, TX.  Contact: Karl & Melissa Duncan, Phone: 817-517-3869, Email: [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  Hollys Hope for No More Fears No More Tears, Lubbock, TX.  Contact: Chip & Alice Combs, Phone: 806-549-7083, Email: [email protected].

July 12-13, 2019:  Sealy Bration 2019, Sealy, TX. Contact:  Leann Hein, Phone:  979-885-9512, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  Waters Edge 7thAnnual Grilling of the Edge BBQ Cookoff, Hitchcock, TX.  Contact:  Dannon Erskins, Phone:  281-705-6571, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  14thAnnual Quail Creek VFD BBQ Cook Off, Victoria, TX.  Contact: Mike Blaschke, Phone:  361-652-7738, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  2019 Hempstead Watermelon Festival BBQ Cookoff, Hempstead, TX.  Contact: Israel Carberry, Phone: 512-234-0382, Email: [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  BBQ is Back, Littlefield, TX.  Contact:  Steven Smith, Phone:  806-891-0983, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  D Town BBQ Cookoff, Dumas, TX. Contact:  Doreen Rogers, Phone:  806-206-8713, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Gayro Memorial West Texas Blowout Cookoff, Midland, TX.  Contact: Marco Barreno, Phone: 432-556-9783, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  2019 Moulton Town Country Jubilee, Moulton, TX. Contact:  Mark Zimmerman, Phone:  361-772-3550, Email:  [email protected].  

July 26-27, 2019: Breast Fest, Snyder, TX. Contact:  Jennifer Campbell, Phone:  806-939-8679, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Great Texas Mosquito Festival, Clute, TX. Contact:  Angel Cowley, Phone:  979-265-8392, Email:  [email protected]. 

For additional information, visit the KCBS website at

May 3-4, 2019:  7thAnnual Show Low BBQ Throw Down, Show Low, AZ.  Contact: Carrie Peppard, Phone:  928-532-4140, Email: [email protected]. 

May 3-5, 2019:  BBQ Jamboree (Day 1 and Day 2), Fredericksburg, VA.  Contact: Jeremy Bullock, Phone:  540-408-3789, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Jiggy with the Piggy, Kannapolis, NC.  Contact: Eddie Smith, Phone:  704-920-4308, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Brew, Blue & Bar-B-Q, Lansing, KS.  Contact: Timothy Dossey, Phone:  913-727-5488, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Apple Blossom BBQ Made with Uncommon Character, St. Joseph, MO.  Contact:  Tom Supple, Phone: 816-262-9162, Email: [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Elk Grove Western Festival and BBQ Championship (Professional and Backyard Events), Elk Grove, CA.  Contact: Ed Anhorn, Phone: 916-599-5095, Email: [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Bixby BBQ’n Blues Festival, Bixby, OK.  Contact:  Mark Musser, Phone: 918-481-3277, Email: [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  38th Annual Kennett Jaycee’s Show Me State BBQ Cookoff, Kennett, MO.  Contact: Lee Atwill, Phone: 573-344-1711, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  The Whistlestop Festival & Rocket City BBQ, Huntsville, AL.  Contact:  Malarie McCleary, Phone:  256-564-8116, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-4, 2019:  Route 66 Smoke Out, Dwight, IL.  Contact:  Rodney Connor, Phone:  815-374-0364, Email:  [email protected].

May 3-5, 2019:  Masters in May Day 1 & 2, Bancroft, WI.  Contact:  Adam Schopp, Phone:  920-470-5388, Email:  [email protected].

May 4-5, 2019:  Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, Ridgefield, CT. Contact:  Cliff Heidinger, Phone:  203-313-1714, Email: [email protected].

May 4-5, 2019:  Spit in the Hills, Chidlow, Western Australia.  Contact:  Fran Berry, Phone: +0417530500, Email: [email protected].

May 4-5, 2019:  Smoke on the Water, Liberty, IN.  Contact: Carl Sharp, Phone:  Phone: 765-458-5574, Email: [email protected].

May 5, 2019: American Royal World Series of Barbecue Sauce Contest, Kansas City, MO.   FMI: 

May 10-11, 2019:  Rockin BBQ, Warsaw, IN.  Contact:  Jeanette Wood, Phone: 574-269-1823, Email: [email protected].

May 10-11, 2019:  City of Springs BBQ Championship, Sulphur, OK.  Contact:  Garrett Leveridge, Phone: 580-618-0950, Email: [email protected].

May 10-11, 2019:  Grasshopper ’19, DeSoto, KS.  Contact: Sara Ritter, Phone: 913-583-1585, Email: [email protected].

May 10-11, 2019:  Boss Hog State Championship Cookoff, Waynesboro, GA. Contact:  Elizabeth Billips, Phone: 706-551-0729, Email: [email protected].

May 10-11, 2019:  Minnesota in May, Cambridge, MN.  FMI:

May 10-11, 2019:  Esperanza Bonanza BBQ Blitz. Marion, AR.  Contact: Missi Norman, Phone:  870-735-6580, Email:  [email protected].

May 10-11, 2019:  Wild West BBQ Cook-Off, Lamar, CO.  Contact:  Diane Pool, Phone: 719-688-0870, Email: [email protected].

May 10-12, 2019:  Mark Marley’s Go Big or Go Home BBQ Bash Day 1 and 2, Plainview, TX.  Contact: RaeAnne King, Phone: 806-292-3288, Email: [email protected].

May 10-11, 2019:  Queen Mary Food Festival, Long Beach, CA.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 11-12, 2019:  BBQ Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine, Italy. Contact:  Serena Simonetti, Phone: +393347330553, Email: [email protected].

May 11-12, 2019:  Beer, Fries & BBQ VI, Kapermolenpark, Hasselt, Belgium. Contact:  Wim Bloemen, Phone: 31 11 68 92 77, Email: [email protected].

May 12, 2019:  American Royal World Series of Barbecue Rub Contest, Kansas City, MO.  FMI:  FMI: 

May 17-18, 2019:  Twin Valley Fire and Smoke, Morgantown, PA.  Contact:  Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410-726-1881, Email: [email protected].

May 17-18, 2019:  Stills and Grills Fest, North Wilkesboro, NC.  Contact:  Crystal Keener, Phone: 336-667-7129, Email: [email protected].

May 17-18, 2019:  Kings of Q BBQ Cook-off and Festival, Ayden, NC.  Contact:  Kim Raynor, Phone: 252-481-5828, Email: [email protected] 

May 17-18, 2019: Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass, Sevierville, TN.  Contact:  Carroll McMahan, Phone:  865-453-6411 or Email:  [email protected].

May 17-19, 2019:  Nor’Easter BBQ Showdown (DAY 1 & 2) CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Plymouth, MA.  Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

May 17-18, 2019:  Sunset Hill Kansas City Barbecue Competition, Valparaiso, IN.  Contact:  Madison McKendry, Phone:  219-548-0219, Email:  [email protected].

May 18-19, 2019:  Transylvanian BBQ Festival, Covasna County Romania. Contact: Szidonia Fazakas-Csoma, Phone: +40 746 1 10 766, Email: [email protected].

May 24-25, 2019:  Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival, Evans, GA.  Contact: Doug or Cathy Varnadore, Phone: 706-855-8555, Email: [email protected].

May 24-25, 2019:  Brew N Q Invitational, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.  Contact:  Scott Lane, Phone: 00447759678774, Email: [email protected].

May 24-25, 2019:  Hog Wild BBQ Cook-Off, Kids Que and Family Festival, Brookhaven, MS. Contact:  Adam Wallace, Phone:  601-757-2826. 

May 24-26, 2019:  Big Bear Grill & Chill, Big Bear Lake, CA.  Contact:  Robert Stouffer, Phone:  951-961-8870, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 24-25, 2019:  Hog Wild BBQ Cook-off, Kids Que and Family Festival, Brookhaven, MS.  Contact: Adam Wallace. Phone: 601-757-2826, Email: [email protected].

May 24-25, 2019:  The Best Dam Barbeque, Boulder City, NV.  Contact:  Myra Davis, Phone: 702-371-3037, Email: [email protected].

May 24-26, 2019:  Gettysburg BBQ Festival Day 1 and 2, Gettysburg, PA.  Contact:  Rob Immer, Phone: 301-259-1991,
Email: [email protected].

May 24-26, 2019:  Red, White, and BBQ Day 1 and 2, Westmont, IL.  Contact:  James Addington, Phone: 630-654-2894, Email: [email protected].

May 24-25, 2019:  4thAnnual Southern Star BBQ Cookoff, Conroe, TX.  Contact:  Omar Viengar, Phone:  832609-2539, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 24-25, 2019:  Big Bear Grill & Chill, Big Bear Lake, CA.  Contact:  Robert Stouffer, Phone:  951-961-8870, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 25-26, 2019:  Brew N Q Open, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.  Contact:  Scott Lane, Phone: 775-967-8774, Email: [email protected].

May 25-26, 2019:  BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, North Bend, OR.  Contact:  John Hunt, Phone: 541-999-5199, Email: [email protected]

May 25-26, 2019:  Capital BBQ Festival, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Contact:  John Thomson, Phone:  613-986-5375, Email:  [email protected].   

May 25-26, 2019:  Heritage Heat Western Smokin BBQ, Mountain View, Alberta, Canada.  Contact:  Bernie Kenny, Phone:  403-708-1900, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019: Smokin’ Bike Fest, Peachtree City, GA.  Contact:  Sally Herman, Phone:  770-487-8877, Email:  [email protected].

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Smoke on the Bricks, Baldwin City, KS.  Contact: Matt McClure, Phone: 785-594-3670, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  8th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition, Valley, NE.  Contact:  Doug Eggen, Phone: 402-510-1603, Email: [email protected].

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Original SD BBQ Championship, Huron, SD.  Contact: Candi Briley, Phone: 605-353-7354, Email: [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Up in Smoke on the Square, Lincoln, IL. Contact:  Marc Schoonover, Phone: 217-737-9398, and Email: [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Horse Town Brew N Que Festival, Norco, CA.  Contact: Debbie Yopp, Phone: 951-444-1280, Email: [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Kelly Wilson BBQ (KWBBQ), Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Mark Blanck, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Smokin In Steele, Owatonna, MN.  Contact: Joe Elbert, Phone: 507-279-4015, Email: [email protected]

May 31-June 1, 2019:  McLouth BBQ Blowout 28th Annual, McLouth, KS. Contact:  Dan Holwick, Phone: 913-634-5267, Email: [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Big Blue BBQ Championship, Maysville, KS. Contact:  Allie Argo, Phone:  785-562-8374, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Blue Hills Bar-B-Q Fest, Rice Lake, WI. Contact:  John Blaskowski, Phone: 715-419-0272, Email: [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Honeybee BBQ Competition, LaFayette, GA. Contact:  Chris Finkbone, Phone: 423-653-4899, Email: [email protected]

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Smokin on the Lake, Monroe City, MO.  Contact:  Debbie Siefker, Phone:  573-735-9422, Email:  [email protected].   

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Throwdown in the Vineyards, Murphy, CA.  Contact:  Ben Lobenstein, Phone: 415-683-0784, Email: [email protected].

June 1-2, 2019:  Sun BBQFest, Uncasville, CT.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, Email: [email protected].

June 1-2, 2019:  Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival-Barbecue at the Lakeside Neusiedler See, Morbisch, Austria.  Contact: Barbara Naschenweng, Phone: +43-664-883 98 636, Email: [email protected] 

June 7-8, 2019:  Blues, Brews & Barbecue, Beardstown, IL.  Contact:   Megan Zimny, Phone: 217-909-4228, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Smoke on the Plains Derby BBQ & Music Fest, Derby, KS.  Contact:  Janae Springer, Phone: 316-788-1519, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Smoke Out Hunger BBQ Challenge, Kansas City, KS.  Contact:  Susila Jones, [email protected], Phone: 913-281-3388. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Buskers, Brews & BBQ, Aurora, CO.  Contact: Josh Sturm, Phone: 303-739-7182, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Roanoke, WV.  Contact: Jody Light, Phone: 304-472-3033, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Separation Colonial BBQ Competition, New Castle, DE.  Contact:  Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410-726-1881, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Beats, Brews, & BBQ, Wagoner, OK.  Contact:  Marla Jones, Phone: 405-308-7754, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Delta Smoke BBQ Contest, Wynne, AR.  Contact:  Chad House, Phone: 870-945-0880, Email: [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Smoked on the Western Slope, Parachute, CO.  Contact:  Kari Slappey, Phone: 970-625-2085, Email: [email protected]. 

June 8-9, 2019:  Beltway BBQ Showdown, Upper Marlboro, MD. Contact:  Shawn Hinely, Phone: 301-888-1500, Email: [email protected]. 

June 8-9, 2019:  Tony Stone BBQ Competition, Hoofddorp, Netherlands.  Contact:  Harry Havinga, Phone: +31 06-10568568, Email: 
[email protected]. 

June 8-9, 2019:  Quebec City International BBQ & Music Fest, Quebec, Canada.  Contact: Guillaume Couture, Phone: 1-581-998-3821,
Email: [email protected]. 

June 8-9, 2019:  Bare Bones BBQ Cookoff, Pilot Butte, SK, Canada.  Contact:  Rob Reinhardt, Phone: 306-502-5360, Email: [email protected]. 

June 8-9, 2019:  Granite State BBQ Championship, Hancock, NH.  Contact:  Ted Lorson, Phone: 203-530-3506, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Barbourville BBQ Cookoff & Festival, Barbourville, KY.  Contact:  Denise Wainscott, Phone: 606-545-9674,
Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Flippin’ Pigs of Peak BBQ Competition, Marquette, MI.  Contact:  Rebecca Portale. Phone: 906-273-0696. Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Knights of Columbus BBQ Smoke Off 4 Life, Kansas City, KS.  Contact: Josh Markley, Phone: 913-449-1972,
Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off, Miles City, MT.  Contact:  Sara Beard, Phone: 406-951-1519, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Desoto Shrine Club BBQ Cook-off, Hernando, MS.  Contact:  Jason Francis, Phone: 901 827 9201, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  26th Annual Colorado BBQ Challenge. Frisco, CO.  Contact:  Nora Gilbertson, Phone: 970-668-9132. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Hartford Rib-Off, Hartford, CT.  Contact:  Lynn Cohen, Phone: 860-906-1141, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Rose Festival KCBS BBQ Competition, State Center, IA.  Contact: Megan Willier, Phone: 641-691-5768, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Smokin On the Buffalo, Mannington, WV. Contact:  Jerry Reel, Phone: 304-677-0106, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Central Plains Ribfest, Holdrege, NE. Contact:  Doug Stevenson, Phone: 308-991-8967, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Bone Suckin Sauce Peak City Pig Fest, Apex, NC. Contact:  Graham Wilson, Phone: 919-608-0209, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Hog Capital Challenge, Kewanee, IL. Contact:  Mark Mikenas, Phone: 309-852-2175, Email: [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Poosa-Q, Montgomery, AL.  Contact:  Kelly Hargroves, Phone: 334-224-6637, Email: [email protected]. 

June 15-16. 2019:  Porkapalooza BBQ Festival, Edmonton, Canada.   Contact: Darcy Fitzgerald, Phone: 780-964-3529, Email: [email protected]. 

June 15-16, 2019:  514 BBQ, Saint-Léonard, Quebec, Canada. Contact:  Manny Mavroudis, Phone: 514-659-5777, Email: [email protected]. 

June 15-16, 2019:  BBQ Battle Finland, Tampere, Finland.  Contact: Riku Naskali, Phone: +358405335733, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-23, 2019:  Heritage Days BBQ Showdown Day 1 and 2, Belvidere, IL.  Contact: Danny Anderson, Phone: 815-544-2612,
Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Leadville BBQ and Brew Fest, Leadville, CO.  Contact:  Jill Hall, Phone: 303-579-1859, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Bring’n Home the Bacon, West Salem, WI. Contact:  Laurie Tweten, Phone:  608-769-7446, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Blount County BBQ Bash, Maryville, TN.  Contact: Mark Smith, Phone: 865 -806-5398, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  8th Annual Covington Cork & Pork Festival, Covington, VA. Contact:  David Bryant, Phone: [email protected],
Email: 540-965-6310. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Ayr Charity BBQ, Ayr Ontario, Canada.  Contact:  Michele Granger, Phone: 519-404-7324, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Silicon Valley BBQ Championship, Santa Clara, CA. Contact:  Lizzy Barron, Phone: 408-616-9744, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Ribs on the River, Louisiana, MO.  Contact: Guy Crouch, Phone: 916-397-9488, Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  11th Annual Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-Off, Auburn Hills, MI.  Contact:  Shawn Keenan, Phone: 248-364-6926,
Email: [email protected]. 

June 21-22, 2019:  The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle-Kansas State Championship, Lenexa, KS.  Contact:  Lindsay Hart, Phone: 913-477-7130, Email: [email protected]. 

June 22-23, 2019:  The War of Barbeque, Jesolo, Venezia, Italy.  Contact:  Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, Email: [email protected]. 

June 22-23, 2019:  Giant National Capital BBQ Battle, Washington, DC.  Contact:  Doug Halo, Phone: 703-799-0523, Email: [email protected]. 

June 22-23, 2019:  Oklahoma Barbeque Championship, Oklahoma City, OK.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, Email: [email protected]. 

June 22-23, 2019:  Montana BBQ Cook-Off, Absarokee, MT.  Contact: Mary Kay Bjorndal, Phone: 406-328-6822, Email: [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Saltwater BBQ Bash, John’s Island, SC.  Contact: Vincent Greco, Phone: 843-872-4821, Email: [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Smokin On the Pecos (Day 1 and 2), Artesia, NM.  Contact:   David Grousnick, Email: [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  York County BBQ Festival, Delta, PA.  Contact:  Ken Jensen, Phone: 732-513-8331, Email: [email protected]. 

June 28-29, 2019:  BBQ SmokeDown at Chicagoland, Joliet, IL.  Contact:  Dane Neal, Phone: 630-329-2339, Email: [email protected]. 

June 29-30, 2019:  Back to Mayberry, Rodney, IA.  Contact: Tara Wright, Phone: 712-423-3000, Email: [email protected]. 

June 29-30, 2019:  KCBS International BBQ Contest Vuur en Vlees,Deurne, Netherlands.  Contact:  Wendy Van Den Eijnden, Phone: 0031 493 313790, Email: [email protected].  

July 5-7, 2019:  I Love Barbecue & Music Festival, Lake Placid, NY.  Contact:  Dmitry Feld, Phone:  518-523-2071, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Cameron Cruise N Que (BACKYARD ONLY), Cameron, MO. Contact:  Tim Wymes, Phone:  816-632-2177, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Johnson County BBQ Challenge, Warrensburg, MO. Contact:  Jason Beckner, Phone:  660-238-3976. Email:  [email protected].    

July 5-6, 2019:  Smoke & Hops, Harmony, CA.  Contact:  Holly Holliday, Phone: 805-709-2221 or Email: [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Ceramic City Jazz, Blues & BBQ Festival, East Liverpool, OH.  Contact: Kathy Hyatt Smith, Phone: 330-303-7274 or
Email: [email protected]. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Smoke on the Dragon BBQ-N-Brew, Dallas, OR.  Contact:  Sheila Peirce, Phone: 503-831-3562 or Email: [email protected]. 

July 6-7, 2019:  BBQ an der Burg 2019, Geestland, Germany. Contact:  Thomas Karstaedt, Phone: +491777517222 or Email: [email protected].

July 12-13, 2019:  2nd Annual Cameron Elks BBQ Cook-Off, Cameron, MO.  Contact: Carl McBee, Phone: 660-973-1953 or Email: [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  Clayton BBQ Cook-off, Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone: 925-672-2272, or Email: [email protected].

July 12-13, 2019:  Gold Ribbin’ BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay-Heat 1, Green Bay, WI.  Contact: Rachel Porath, Phone: 920-435-0100,
Email: [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  Harvest on Fire at The Winery, Marshall, IL. Contact:  Patrick Wilson, Phone: 217-251-3318, Email: [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  Ohio Veterans Barbecue Cook-Off, Kettering, OH. Contact:  Joe Law, Phone: 937-433-9327, Email: [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  SC Festival of Discovery, Greenwood, SC.  Contact: Julie Wilkie, Phone: 864-942-8411, Email: [email protected]. 

July 12-13, 2019:  New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, North Wildwood, NJ.  Contact:  Robert Matteucci, Phone: 609-523-6565,
Email: [email protected].

July 12-13, 2019:  Keepers of the Fire BBQ Contest, Mayetta, KS. Contact:  Tracy Satterfield, Phone: 816-806-9402, Email: [email protected]. 

July 13-14, 2019:  Cumberland Plateau BBQ Cook-off & Cruise-In, Jamestown, TN.  Contact: ED Wiley, Phone: 931-267-8084,
Email: [email protected]. 

July 13-14, 2019:  Gold Ribbin’ BBQ Fest of Greater Green Bay-Heat 2, Green Bay, WI.  Contact: Rachel Porath, Phone: 920-435-0100,
Email: [email protected]. 

July 13-14, 2019:  Celtic Smoke at Dalriana Festival of Music & Food, Glenarm, Billobo, Ireland.    Contact: Nigel Campbell, Phone: 011 44 28 28841203, Email: [email protected]. 

July 13-14, 2019:  Smokin Hot BBQ, Gledswood Hill, Sydney, Australia. Contact:  Nadene Clark, Phone: 9606 5111, Email: [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Smokin on the Summit, Unity Village, MO. Contact:  Matt Sanning, Email: [email protected].   

July 19-20, 2019:  Bordertown BBQ Brawl, Sault Ste Marie, MI. Contact:  Linda Miller, Phone: 906-647-2213, Email: [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Chillin & Grillin in the Glades, Wise, VA. Contact:  Greg Cross, Phone: 276-328-2889, Email: [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  BBQ’Loo & Blues Too!, Waterloo, IA. Contact:  Cindy Wells, Phone: 319-404-7308, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Central Illinois BBQ Throwdown, Peoria, IL. Contact:  Brandon Bressner, Phone: 309-360-3656, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Cookin On Kampeska, Watertown, SD.  Contact:  Keriann Beadnell, Phone: (605) 886-5814, Email: [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Piggin in the Park, Jasper, GA.  Contact:  Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, Email: [email protected]. 

July 20-21, 2019:  Ribs and Rhythm & Blues, Auburn, NY.  Contact:  Robert Edmunds, Phone: 315-246-8117, Email: [email protected]. 

July 20-21, 2019:  Smoking on the Osage BBQ contest and Car show, Osceola, MO.  Contact: Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568,
Email: [email protected]. 

July 20-21, 2019:  4th Black Forest Smoke & Wine Festival, Bad Bellingen, Germany.  Contact: Michael Koepf, Email: [email protected]. 

July 20-21, 2019:  Barn Burner BBQ, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.  Contact:  Angie Quaale, Phone: 604 728 0560, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Smoke in the Grove, Spring Grove, PA. Contact:  Andrew Shaffer, Phone: 717-225-5791 ext 3, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Dodge City Days Smokin Saddles BBQ Competition, Dodge City, KS.  Contact: Joni Wittman, Phone:  620-227-3119
Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Smokin Hot Cars & BBQ, Iola, KS.  Contact:  Tom Brigham, Phone: 620-365-9740, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Racing for the BBQ, Blue Springs, MO. Contact:  Charlie Gascich, Phone: 913-620-1690, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Fire on the Mountain, Leburn, KY. Contact:  Chris Amburgey, Phone: 606-497-8865, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Effingham -Jam, Effingham, IL.  Contact:  Becky Brown, Phone: 217-342-4147, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Rumble on the Red, Morris MB, Canada. Contact:  Brad Biehn, Phone: 204-771-5224, Email: [email protected].

July 26-27, 2019:  Gilroy Garli-Que BBQ Challenge, Gilroy, CA. Contact:  Michael Davis, Phone: 408-761-1501, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Cotton Pickin BBQ Cook-Off, Hartselle, AL. Contact:  Andrea Owensby, Phone: 256-773-4370, Email: [email protected]. 

July 26-27, 2019:  Hannibal Bar-B-Q-Festival, Hannibal, MO.  Contact:  Jason Gregory, Phone: 573-501-2036, Email: [email protected] 

July 27-28, 2019:  The Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival, Windsor, VT. Contact:  FitzGranger, Phone: 617-574-9551, Email:[email protected]. 

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

May 10-11, 2019:  Sims Strong (ALS) Lou Gehrig’s Benefit Cook-Off, Liberty Hill, TX.  Contact: Charity Thornton, Phone: 512-630-5677 or Christine McCarty, Phone:  512-786-6475. 

May 17-18, 2019:  MSCA BBQ Cook-Off, Madisonville, TX.  Contact:  Sharon Phelps, Phone:  936-348-8460, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  World Food Championship Bison Cook-Off, Santa Anna, TX.  Contact: Santa Anna Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 432-889-8359, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 17-18, 2019:  36thAnnual Electra Goat BBQ & Craft Show, Electra, TX.  Contact: Electra Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 940-495-3577 or Email:  [email protected]. 

May 18-19, 2019:  3 Meats Cook-Off, Eustace, TX.  Contact:  Amy Parham, Phone:  930-288-5791. 

May 24-25, 2019:  Get Your Cook On, Bandera, TX.  Contact:  Vicki Browning, Phone:  210-378-2055, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 24-25, 2019:  CAFR Cookoff, Waco, TX.

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Summer Fling, New Caney, TX.  Contact:  Phillip Wilson, Phone:  936-697-6777, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Wild Prairie, Haskel, TX.  Contact: Haskell Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 940-864-2477, Website: 

June 7-8, 2019:  Cow Camp, San Saba, TX.

June 7-8, 2019:  19thAnnual Fort McKavett VFD Cookoff, Fort McKavett, TX.  Contact: Ed LeClair, Phone:  325-949-6297 or Lisa Lester, Phone:  325-215-9336. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Smokin on the Range, San Antonio, TX. Contact:  Darcy Chavez, Phone:  210-422-2079, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 7-8, 2019:  32ndAnnual Post 447 Summer Cookoff, Round Rock, TX.

June 14-15, 2019:  Smoke on the Hill, Brady, TX. Contact:  Robert Selvera, Phone:  325-792-0866 or 325-456-7683. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Chisholm Trail Roundup Barbecue & Chili Cookoff, Lockhart, TX.  Contact: Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 512-398-2818 or Website: 

June 14-15, 2019:  Juneteenth, Fort Worth, TX. 

June 21-22, 2019:  8thAnnual Asco Equipment Car & Bike Show & BBQ Cookoff, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  ASCO Equipment, Phone:  210-333-8000. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Riverfest,Bandera, TX. 

June 28-29, 2019:  Jacksboro Fire Department Annual TNT Fest Cook-Off, Jacksboro, TX.  Contact: Jason Jennings, Phone: 940-507-1594, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 3-4, 2019:  Roughnecks and Rednecks, Rising Star, TX. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Aqua Boom, Kingsland, TX. 

July 5-6, 2019:  Cowboy Reunion, Stamford, TX.

July 12-13, 2019:  Hot as Hell, Lampass, TX. 

July 12-13, 2019:  Smokin in the Park, Post, TX.  Contact:  Chris Atkinson, Phone:  806-759-7561, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Night in Old Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, TX. Contact:  Chad Ellebracht, Phone:  830-997-2359, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  FCSP, LaGrange, TX. 

July 26-27, 2019:  St. Vincent BBQ, Big Lake, TX.  Contact: Abel Molina, Phone: 432-301-6396, Email: [email protected].  

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at 

May 3-4, 2019:  Que on the Yazoo, Greenwood, MS. Contact:  Brantley Snipes, Phone (day):  662-453-7625, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 3-4, 2019:  40thAnnual Iris Festival, Smokin on the Square BBQ Cookoff, Dresden, TN.  Contact: Barry Wilkerson, Phone: 731-358-2683/731-264-9924 or Email: [email protected]. 

May 31-June 1, 2019:  Covington BBQ Festival, Covington, TN. Contact:  Karen Griffin, Phone:  901-476-9613/901-485-3075, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 14-15, 2019:  Thunder on the Water, Grenada, MS. Contact:  Duan Willis, Phone (Cell):  662-703-0137, Email:  [email protected]. 

July 19-20, 2019:  Smoke on the Mountain, Galax, VA. Contact:  Dana Sworsy, Phone: (Day): 276-233-3732 Contact’s Phone (Cell): 276-233-3732, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 1-3, 2019:  Water Valley Watermelon Carnival Train Tracks Pork Attack, Water Valley, MS.  Contact: Tonya Eubanks, Phone (Day): 662-609-7370 or (Cell) 662-281-8815, Email:  [email protected]

Sept. 6-7, 2019:  Smokin’ on the White, Cave City, AR. Contact:  Donna Turner, Phone:  870-613-1564 or Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 19-21, 2019:  Praise the Lard, Murphysboro, IL. Contact:  Sammi Graff, Phone (Day):  618-684-8902/618-521-6957, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Delta State University34thAnnual Pig Pickin’, Cleveland, MS. Contact:  John Paul Gates, Phone (Cell):  662-588-9888, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS.  Contact:  Elise Jenkins, Contact (Day):  662-719-1675, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Barlett BBQ Fest, Barlett, TN.  Contact:  David Parsons, Phone:  901-859-3381/901-833-6054, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Q’ing at the Ridge, Wynne, AR. Contact:  Glenn Benderman, Phone (Cell):  870-208-3523, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Cleveland Octoberfest/Mississippi Delta State BBQ Championship, Ruleville, MS.  Contact: Elise Jenkins, Contact (Day): 662-719-1675, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 17-19, 2019:  Delta Hot Tamale Festival, Greenville, MS. Contact: Gretchen Giachelli, Phone (Day): 662-378-3121, Email: [email protected]

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  The Big Pig Jig, Vienna, GA. Contact:  Rhonda Lamb, Phone:  229-268-8275/229-322-1596 or Email:  [email protected]. 

For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at  

May 10-11, 2019:  Minnesota in May, Cambridge, MN. 

May 18, 2019: Madison Lake in May Rib Cook-Off, Madison, MN. 

May 31 – June 1, 2019:  Smokin’ in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival, Owatonna, MN.  FMI: 

June 1, 2019: Le Center Post 108 SAL 4thAnnual Backyard BBQ Cook-Off, Le Center, MN. 

June 7-9, 2019:  Mankato Cookout Double Header, Mankato, MN. FMI: 

June 13-16, 2019:  Rose Festival BBQ, State Center, IA. FMI:

June 16, 2019:  3rdAnnual Rigs and Pigs Car Show and BBQ Cookoff, Buffalo, MN.  Contact: Thad, Phone:  763-286-5821 or Cassie 612-490-5528. 

June 21-22, 2019:  Bring’n Home the Bacon, West Salem, WI.  FMI:

July 19-20, 2019:  10thAnnualDeer River BBQ & Brew Fest, Deer River, MN.  FMI:

July 25-27, 2019:  Rumble on the River, Morris, Manitoba, Canada. FMI: 

Aug. 3, 2019: B-dale 7thAnnual BBQ Contest, Roseville, MN.  Contact:  Beth Salzl, Phone:  651-765-8088, Email:  [email protected]. 

Aug. 10, 2019:  The Wadena Lions Club Pig N Wing Challenge, Wadena, MN.  Contact: Email:  [email protected]. 

Aug. 16-17, 2019:  Boomer Backyard BBQ Cookoff, Canton, MN. 

Aug 17, 2019: Knights of Columbus #8571 Annual BBQ Cookoff and Car Show, Princeton, MN. 

Aug. 17, 2019:  One Way Festival Rockin Ribfest, Willmar, MN. FMI: 

Sept.7, 2019: 4thAnnual Pitmasters BBQ Contest, Annandale, MN. Contact:  Kyle, Phone:  320-980-1902.

Sept. 7, 2019:  Grillin’ and Chillin’ in Sauk Centre, Sauk Centre, MN. 

Sept. 21, 2019:  Get Busy Livin Music Festival and Rib Cookoff, Elk River, MN.  Contact: Chris Gardner, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Ottumwa Smoketoberfest, Ottumwa, IA. FMI: 

For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

May 11, 2019:  Annual Rib Cookoff, Bridgewater, MA. Contact:  Kevin, Email:  [email protected].  

May 20, 2019:  May NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  

June 14-15, 2019:  Hartford Rib-Off Kick-Off Party, Hartford, CT. FMI:  

June 24, 2019: June NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:    

July 20, 2019:  14thAnnual Brookline Tailgate & BBQ/Grilling Cook-Off, Brookline, NH.  Contact: Andy King.  

July 22, 2019:  July NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:    

Aug. 3, 2019:  Krazy Days 2019, Middleborough, MA.  Contact: Doug Walo, Email:  [email protected]

Aug. 25, 2019: Otter River BBQ Cook-Off, Templeton, MA. Contact:  Andy King.  

Aug. 26, 2019: August NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  

Sept. 30, 2019: September NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  

Oct. 28, 2019:  October NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  

Nov. 18, 2019:  November NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  

Dec. 16, 2019:  December NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  


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

May 31-June 2, 2019:  Cruzin Chelan, Chelan, WA. 

June 7-8, 2019:  Bottles Brews Barbeques, Prosser, WA. 

July 12-13, 2019:  South Sound BBQ, Lacey, WA. 

July 20-21, 2019:  Oregon Bacon Championships, Salem, OR. 

Aug. 3-4, 2019:  Canadian National Championships, Whistler, BC, Canada. 

Aug. 10-11, 2019:  Oak Harbor Pig Fest, Oak Harbor, WA. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2019:  Juarez Canyon, Oregon City, OR. 

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

May 17-18, 2019:  Smoke on the Rails, Clinton, SC. 

June 29, 2019:  Cook-N-The Park, Cottageville, SC. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Jamil BBQ Cook-Off, Columbia, SC.

Oct 4-5, 2019:  SBN Invitational, Moncks Corner, SC. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Rollin Smoke BBQ, Easley, SC. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Smoke on the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. 

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

May 5, 2019:    Canadian Steak Championship, Langley, BC, Canada. 

May 10, 2019:  Indiana Steak Championship, Warsaw, IN. 

May 10, 2019:  Van Zandt County Fair Cookoff, Canton, TX.

May 10, 2019:  Mississippi Spring Fest, Ashland, MS. 

May 11, 2019:  Esperenza Bonaza BBQ Blitz, Marion, AR.

May 11, 2019:  Smoky Rabbitt Steak Contest, Budapest, Hungary. 

May 18, 2019:  2ndAnnual Anheuser-Busch Steak Cookoff, Jacksonville, FL. 

May 18, 2019:  The Texas Steak TourEvent 3, Buda, TX. 

May 18, 2019:  O-Town Showdown, Owasso, OK.   

May 18, 2019:  Red Meat Festival, Tyler, TX. 

May 19, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 4, Buda, TX. 

May 19, 2019:  Honoring Our Heroes Steak Cookoff, Springfield, MO. 

May 19, 2019:  SCA KIDS – Honoring Our Heroes Steak Cookoff, Springfield, MO. 

May 24, 2019:  Red, White, & Bar-B-Q, Westmont, IL.

May 25, 2019:  Mitchell County Steak Cookoff, Osage, LA.    

May 25, 2019:  Capital BBQ Festival, Ottawa, Canada. 

May 25, 2019:  Brew’n Q, Whitwick, UK.  

May 25, 2019:  Que in the Club Steak Cookoff 2, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia. 

May 31, 2019:  KWBBQ – Steak Cookoff, Kansas City, MO. 

May 31, 2019:  Up in Smoke on the Square, Lincoln, IL. 

May 31, 2019:  Smokin’ in Steele, Owatonna, MN. 

June 1, 2019:  Vienna BBQ Days 2019, Vienna, Austria. 

June 1, 2019:  The PK Grills Steak Cookoff, Little Rock, AR. 

June 1, 2019:  Lowcountry Ribeye Steak Championship, Hanahan, SC. 

June 1, 2019:  Rawhide Meat Co. Eastern Illinois Steak Championship Cookoff, Danville, IL. 

June 1, 2019:  Grillfest, Burlington, WA. 

June 2, 2019:  SCA KIDS – Haynes ACE CMN Steak Cookoff, Conway, AR. 

June 2, 2019:  Haynes ACE CMN Steak Cookoff, Conway, AR. 

June 7, 2019:  Almost Heaven BBQ Bash, Weston, WV. 

June 7, 2019:  Delta Smoke Steak Contest, Wynee, AR. 

June 8, 2019:  Williston Football Booster Steak Cookoff, Williston, FL. 

June 8, 2019:  Noble County Smoke Eaters Steak Cookoff, Perry, OK. 

June 8, 2019:  Summer Steak-Off Benefiting Patient Housing Assistance, Houston, TX. 

June 8, 2019:  The BBQHQ Steak Cookoff, Simi Valley, CA.

June 8, 2019:  Smoke at the Barn, Ozark, MO. 

June 8, 2019:  Smoke in the Broke, Broke, Australia.

June 9, 2019:  3rdAnnual Operation Tiger Paw, Tuscaloosa, AL. 

June 14, 2019:  Central Plains Ribfest, Holdrege, NE. 

June 14, 2019:  DeSoto Shrine Club 3rdAnnual Steak Cookoff, Nesbit, MS. 

June 14, 2019:  Rose Festival SC Competition, State Center, IA. 

June 15, 2019:  Shelby Forest Spring Fest Sizzlin’ in the Forest, Millington, TN. 

June 15, 2019:  Chillin’ & Grillin’ on E-Street, Hartville, OH. 

June 15, 2019:  Texas Wagyu Roundup & Cookoff, Midlothian, TX. 

June 15, 2019:  The Carnivor Festival (Double Event), Marshfield, MO. 

June 15, 2019:  SCA KIDS – The Carnivor Festival (Double Event), Marshfield, MO. 

June 15, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 5, Dripping Springs, TX. 

June 15, 2019:  High Steaks RollinSallisaw, OK. 

June 21, 2019:  Heritage Days Steak Throwdown, Belvidere, IL. 

June 21, 2019:  Bring’n Home the Bacon, West Salem, WI. 

June 22, 2019:  Hilliard Youth Football 2ndAnnual Car-B-Que (Double Event), Folkston, GA. 

June 22, 2019:  Red River Steakoff at Liberty Crossing, Gainesville, TX. 

June 28, 2019:  York County BBQ Festival, Delta, PA. 

June 29, 2019:   2ndAnnual Beaches Beef & Bacon Steak Cookoff, Jacksonville, FL. 

June 29, 2019:  1572 Roadhouse Bar-B-Que Ohio State Steak Cookoff, Waynesville, OH. 

July 4, 2019:  Wild Wagon Weekend, Holly Springs, MO. 

July 4, 2019:  Brookshire’s Louisiana Steak Cookoff, Shreveport, LA. 

July 5, 2019:  Shiner Half Moon Holidays, Shiner, TX. 

July 5, 2019:  River City Steak Challenge Day 1, Mason City, IA. 

July 6, 2019:  River City Steak Challenge Day 2, Mason City, IA. 

July 6, 2019:  SCA KIDS – River City Steak Challenge, Mason City, IA. 

July 6, 2019:  The Lodge Steak Cookoff, Johnson City, TN. 

July 6, 2019:  Texas Cook’em High Steaks Cookoff, Edinburgh, TX. 

July 13, 2019:  Grillin on the Bay, New Baltimore, MI. 

July 13, 2019:  SCA KIDS – Grillin on the Bay, New Baltimore, MI. 

July 13, 2019:  Whitney Wildcat Athletic Booster Steak Cookoff, Whitney, TX. 

July 13, 2019:  SCA KIDS – Whitney Wildcat Athletic Booster Steak Cookoff, Whitney, TX. 

July 13, 2019:  Heart of the North, Spooner, WI. 

July 13, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 6, San Marcos, TX. 

July 13, 2019:  Kentucky Steak Cookoff Championship, Glasgow, KY. 

July 19, 2019:  Chillin & Grillin in the Glades, Wise, VA. 

July 19, 2019:  BBQ’Loo & Blues Too, Waterloo, IA.

July 20, 2019:  5thAnnual Tripp Haggard Memorial Steak Cookoff at Siegi’s, Tulsa, OK. 

July 20, 2019:  Oregon Steak Championship, Salem, OR. 

July 20, 2019:  4thBlack Forest Smoke & Wine Festival, Bad Bellingen, Germany. 

July 21, 2019:  Kellyville Ponies Football Steak Cookoff at Heyburn Lake, Kellyville, OK. 

July 26, 2019:  Smoke in the Grove – Kennie’s Steak & Sausage Challenge, Spring Grove, PA. 

July 26, 2019:  Dodge City Days Steak Cookoff, Dodge City, KS. 

July 26, 2019:  Luxe Barbeque Company Steak Cookoff, Winnipeg, Canada. 

July 27, 2019:  Brisbane BBQ Festival, Herston, Australia. 

July 27, 2019:  Pawnee County Fair Steak Cookoff (Double Event), Larned, KS. 

July 27, 2019:  The Bar’s Backyard BBQ, Green Bay, WI. 

July 27, 2019:  Code 3 Spices Smokin’ on Main, Collinsville, IL. 

July 27, 2019:  Piggly Wiggly’s St. Jude 13thAnnual Steak Cookoff, Springhill, LA. 

July 27, 2019:  SCA KIDSPiggly Wiggly’s St. Jude 13thAnnual Steak Cookoff, Springhill, LA. 

Aug. 3, 2019:  Big Dan’s Grill on the Hill, Catawissa, PA. 

Aug. 3, 2019:  SCA KIDS – Big Dan’s Grill on the Hill, Catawissa, PA. 

Aug 3, 2019:  4thAnnual Summer Splash Steak Cookoff (Double Event), Jacksonville, FL. 

Aug. 3, 2019:  The Meating, McPherson, KS. 

For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

May 25, 2019:  Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Blended Burger Contest (Burger), Morgan Hill, CA. 

May 27, 2019:  Dominican Food Championships – Mayo Burger Tour(Burger), Santo Domingo, DO. 

June 1, 2019:  Great Slider Showdown(Sandwich), Franklin, TN.

June 17, 2019:  Sonoran Showdown EAT Class(Bacon, Burger, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood), Arkansas. 

June 19, 2019:  Milwaukee Blended Burger 2019 (Burger), Milwaukee, WI. 

June 22, 2019:  Maryland Foodie Fest/Restaurant Association of Maryland (Chef, Chili, Seafood), Aberdeen, MD. 

June 28, 2019:  Smokin’ on the Pecos (Dessert), Artesia, NM. 

June 29, 2019:  Bacon & Brews (Bacon), Madison, WI. 

July 27, 2019:  Indy Burger Battle (Burger), Indianapolis, IN. 

July 27, 2019:  Bonanza Chili Cook-Off (Chili), Bonanza, OR. 

Aug. 3, 2019:  Campground BBQ Series – Smoke in the Woods Grilling Contest(Burger, Sandwich, Steak), Galway, NY. 

Aug. 24, 2019:  UK Chili Cook-Off 2019(Chili), United Kingdom. 

Aug. 30, 2019:   Big Kahuna Champion and Tennessee State Champion (Recipe), Knoxville, TN. 

Sept. 7, 2019:  Campground BBQ Series – Green Mountain BBQ Championship (Steak), Randolph, VT. 

Sept. 18, 2019:  Texas Super Chef Series, (Bacon, Burger, Chef, Dessert, Recipe, Sandwich, Seafood), Port Aransas, TX. 

Sept. 28, 2019:  Campground BBQ Series – Ocean State BBQ Championship (Sandwich, Seafood, Steak), Hope Valley, RI. 

Oct. 4, 2019:  North Carolina Seafood Festival(Seafood), Morehead City, NC. 

Oct. 16-20, 2019:  World Food Championship, Dallas, TX. 

Non-Sanctioned Events

June 1, 2019:  7th Annual Wellington Fair BBQ, Wellington, MO.  Contact:  Randy Burnett, Phone:  816-240-8528, Email:  [email protected], Facebook:

June 15-16, 2019:  13th Annual King of County BBQ Challenge and Music FestivalMartinez, CA.  Contact:  Michelle Turner, Phone:  (925) 228-2345 or Email:  [email protected].  Website:

BBQ Cooking Schools

May 24-26, 2019:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.

June 22, 2019:  Que University BBQ Cooking School(Instructor Pete Warner), Marietta, GA.  Contact: Southern Thunder, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email:  [email protected].  

June 24, 2019:  PNWBA Pitmasters of the Pacific Northwest Competition Barbecue Cooking Class, Toledo, WA.  FMI:  

July 13, 2019:  Que University BBQ Cooking School(Instructor Pete Warner), Marietta, GA.  Contact: Southern Thunder, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email:  [email protected].  

July 20-21, 2019:  Rescue Smokers Cook School, Warner Robins, GA. Contact:  Robby Royal, Phone:  229-222-1070, Email:  [email protected].  

Aug. 9, 2019: BBQ 101 Chicken & Ribs, (Instructor Chris Marks), Indianapolis, IN. FMI: or

Aug. 10, 2019:  Que University BBQ Cooking School(Instructor Pete Warner), Marietta, GA.  Contact: Southern Thunder, Phone: 706-510-7045, Email: [email protected].  

Aug. 10, 2019:  Tailgating Class, (Instructor Chris Marks), Indianapolis, IN.  FMI: or

Aug. 23, 2019:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Email:  [email protected]; Website: 

Aug. 23, 2019:  Smokin’ Triggers Cooking Class, New Orleans, LA.  Contact:  Johnny Trigg, Phone: 817-999-8377, Email: [email protected].  

BBQ Judging Schools

May 25, 2019: International SCA Certified Judges Class, Ottawa, Canada.  FMI:

May 25, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, North Bend, OR.  FMI: 

May 31, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Hannahan, SC.  FMI:   

June 1, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Madison, IN.  FMI: 

June 2, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judge Class, (KCBS) Norco, CA.  FMI: 

June 7, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Perry, OK.  FMI:

June 8, 2019: MBN Judges Class, Ruleville, MS. FMI:

June 21, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Ayr Ontario, Canada.  FMI: 

June 21, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Table Captain Class, Ayr Ontario, Canada.  FMI: 

June 29, 2019:  GBA Judge Training Class, Americus, GA.  FMI: 

June 29, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia.  FMI: 

July 5, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judge Class, Lake Placid, NY.  FMI:

July 5, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Mason, IA.  FMI: 

July 5, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Johnson City, TN.  FMI: 

July 12, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, New Baltimore, MI.  FMI: 

July 12, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Whitney, TX.  FMI: 

July 24, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Hiram, ME.  FMI: 

July 24, 2019:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Jefferson, NC.  FMI: 

July 25, 2019:  International SCA Certified Judges Class, Winnipeg, Canada.  FMI:

July 27, 2019:  International SCA Certified Judges Class, Herston, Australia.  FMI: 

Aug. 3, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judge Class, Miami, Queensland, Australia.  FMI:

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