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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

Dec. 29, 2018:  Arizona National BBQ Stampede 2018, (KCBS & ToY), Phoenix, AZ. 

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

Jan. 26, 2019:  The Golden State Battle 2019, (KCBS), Santa Ynez, CA.  

Feb. 16, 2019:  The Smithfield Guinea Pig 2019, (KCBS), Coachella, CA. 

Mar. 16, 2019:  Backyard on the Grape 2019, Lodi, CA.  

Apr. 13, 2019:  Hog ‘N Heat 4, Redwood City, CA.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit the FBA website at

Jan. 4-5, 2019:  Big Swamp Smoke Off, Naples, FL. Contact:  Rhonda Ward, Phone:  239-285-8115, Email:

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

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

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  Smoke on the Water, Winter Haven, FL. Contact:  Kevin Ward, Phone:  863-325-9070, Email: 

Feb. 8-9, 2019:  The Old Florida Outdoor Festival, Apopka, FL. Contact:  John Hanson, Phone:  352-255-4853, Email: 

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  Grills Gone Wild, Davenport, FL.  Contact:  Contact: Danny McClain, Phone: 863-419-3300 x 137, Email: 

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Ribs on the Ridge, Haines City, FL.  Contact:  Jill Latimer, Phone:  863-421-9959 (ext. 5959), Email: 

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  BBQ, Bluegrass & Brews Cook-off, Car Show, and Family Festival, Melbourne, FL. Contact:  EFSC Foundation, Phone:  321-433-7055, Email: 

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL.  Contact:  Don Fisher, Phone:  941-809-5232, Email: 

Apr. 26-27, 2019:  Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition & Music Festival, Fort Myers, FL. Contact:  Devon Parker, Phone:  (239) 333-1933, Email: 

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

For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

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

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  Brickyard BBQ Bash at Americus KOA, Americus, GA.  Contact:  Ira Kelly, Phone:  229-942-2330 or Email: 

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Dilly Dally in Dooly, Vienna, GA.  Contact: Rhonda Lamb Heath, Phone:  229-268-8275. 

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

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

Apr.5-6, 2019:  Donalsonville BBQ Contest, Donalsonville, GA.  Contact:  Virginia Harrison, Phone:  229-400-3772 or Email: 

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

Sept. 27-28, 2019: Doc Holiday BBQ Championship, Griffin, GA.  Contact: Will Doss, Phone:  770-228-4699 or Email:

For more information, visit the IBCA website at

Dec. 7-8, 2018:  2ndAnnual Pearland Area Dads Club Jingle Bell Cookoff, Pearland, TX.  Contact: Troy Bayham, Phone:  832-264-2432, Email:

Dec. 7-8, 2018:  Briscoe Ranch Cookoff at the Crossroads, Uvalde, TX.  Contact: Wade Carpenter, Phone: 830-486-7055, Email:

Dec. 7-8, 2018:  Noche De Paz Cookoff, San Juan, TX. Contact:  Roy Garcia, Phone:  956-608-0611, Email: 

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  4thAnnual Thin Blue Line BBQ Cookoff, Carrizo Springs, TX.  Contact: Benny Rocha, Jr.  Phone:  512-201-5354, Email: 

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  7thAnnual Bert Ogden Mission Chevrolet Christmas Cook-Off, Mission, TX.  Contact: Johnny Rodriguez, Phone: 956-212-1163, Email:

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  Burnet Co Rodeo Assn BBQ Cookoff, Burnet, TX. Contact:  Matt Cogburn, Phone:  512-706-5782, Email: 

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  First Annual Central Texas Towers 4 Tots Cookin for Kids, Selma, TAX.  Contact: Geoffrey Nienstedt, Phone: 210-658+8610, Email: 

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  Spikes Ford 1stAnnual BBQ Toy Drive, Mission, TX.  Contact: George Lopez, Phone: 956-533-0746, Email:   

Jan. 4-5, 2019:  4thAnnual Boys Girls Club of Alice Texas BBQ Cookoff, Alice, TX.  Contact: Laurie Whitty, Phone: 361-664-2282.  Email:

Jan. 4-5, 2019:  Hays Boys Soccer Rebel Cup Tournament Hays High School BBQ Cookoff, Buda, TX.  Contact: Shane Bordeau, Phone:  512-781-2551, Email: 

Jan. 11-12, 2019:  4thAnnual MCJLS Muy Grande BBQ Cookoff, Eagle Pass, TX.  Contact: Jonathan Maurer, Phone: 830-776-3992, Email 

Jan. 11-12, 2019:  Big Buc BBQ Bash, Vidor, TX.  Contact:  Phillip Brent, Phone:  409-673-7959, Email: 

Jan. 11-12, 2019:  Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Alumni Cookoff, Contact:  Kim Krebs, Phone:  361-249-4040, Email: 

Jan. 18-19, 2019:  5thAnnual BCJLHS BBQ Cook-Off, Beeville, TX. Contact:  Josh Kovar, Phone:  361-354-3618, Email:  

Jan. 18-19, 2019:  5thAnnual Willacy County Kick Off Cook Off, Raymondville, TX.  Contact: Libby Moreno, Phone: 956-746-1680, or Email: 

Jan. 18-19, 2019:  Holdem Hitem Club 32ndAnnual BBQ Cookoff, Pasadena, TX.  Contact: Alan Higginbotham, Phone: 281-217-5055, Email: 

Jan. 18-19, 2019:  San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo Barbeque Cookoff Festival, San Antonio, TX.  Contact: Phone:  210-827-7988,   Email:

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  5th Annual South TX Courage to Change, McAllen, TX.  Contact: Nadia Ochoa, Phone:  956-687-7714, Email:   

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  6thAnnual Diamond Jims Country Saloon BBQ Cookoff, Texas City, TX.  Contact: Alan Caraway, Phone: 832-309-6254, Email: 

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  Coleto Creek BBQ Association 7thAnnual BBQ Cook, Yorktown, TX.  Contact: Stephanie Schuckenbrock, Phone:  361-564-8677, or Email:

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  Texas Deer Assn 3rdAnnual Ropin Smokin, Robstown, TX.  Contact: Leo Martinez, Phone: 361-207-0980, Email:

Feb. 8-9, 2019:  BBQ Cookoff Medical Fundraiser to Help Fight MS, Contact:  Cornello Valdez, Phone:  361-218-8099, Email:  

Feb. 8-9, 2019:  Big Rocks BBQ, Glen Rose, TX.  Contact:  Dianne Stinson, Phone:  254-855-2767, Email: 

Feb. 8-9, 2019:  Friends of Tri Club BBQ Cook-Off, Spring, TX. Contact:  William Greer, Phone:  281-288-2492, Email:

Feb. 8-9, 2019:  Two Broke Cookers Cookoff,  Refugio, TX.  Contact:  Irene Garza, Phone:  361-739-8501, Email:

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  Buna Redbud Festival Cookoff, Buna, TX.  Contact:  Laurie Goodman, Phone:  409-659-3095, Email:

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  VFW 8787 Chilly Chili, Austin, TX.  Contact:  John Casey, Phone:  512-576-1642, Email:

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  Victoria Livestock Show BBQ Cookoff, Victoria, TX. Contact:  Heather McBride, Phone:  361-212-3200, Email: 

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Good Bull BBQ Cookoff, Bryan, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Bounds, Phone:  979-450-2162, Email:

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Irving Elks Lodge, Irving, TX.  Contact:  John Gray, Phone:  469-834-8775, Email:

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Smokin on the Rio, Mercedes, TX.  Contact:  Chuck Sellman, Phone:  956-975-1254, Email: 

Mar. 1-2, 2019:  12thAnnual Republic of Texas Independence Day Celebration, San Angelo, TX.  Contact:  John Luce, Phone:  325-212-4085. Email:

Mar. 1-2, 2019:  9thAnnual TTHA Bucks and BBQ Cookoff, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Beaman, Phone:  210-523-8500, Email:

Mar. 1-2, 2019:  Marsh Fest, Winnie, TX. Contact:  Kevin Carothers, Phone:  409-466-9076, Email:

Mar. 1-2, 2019:  Rattlesnake BBQ, Walnut Springs, TX.  Contact: Robert Billman, Phone: 254-396-0129, Email:

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  Kaufman County Jr. Livestock Show, Kaufman, TX.  Contact: Bill Thornton, Phone: 214-729-4522, Email:

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  Texas Independence Day Celebration Cookoff, San Benito, TX.  Contact: Carolina Garza, Phone:  956-245-4202, Email: 

Mar. 9, 2019:  ArkLaTex Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, Shreveport, LA.  Contact: Ian Summers, Phone:  318-347-3622, Email: 

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  23rdAnnual CHTR BBQ Cookoff, Falls City, TX.  Contact:  Mark Mika, Phone:  830-299-2335, Email: 

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  RCFA BBQ Cookoff, Refugio, TX. Contact:  Scott Payne, Phone:  361-318-2474, Email: 

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  VFW 4692 Annual Memorial Cookoff, Bryan, TX.  Contact: Renee Rudd, Phone:  979-823-0880, Email: 

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  West Vol Fire Department, West TX. Contact:  George Nors, Phone:  254-709-7387, Email: 

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Fort Worth Cops 4 Kids, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact: Carolyn Gilmore, phone: 682-551-6678, Email: 

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Helotes Ag Boosters SouthNYour Mouth Battle of the Meats, Rio Medina, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Moore, Phone:  210-428-8593, Email: 

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Richard Reeves Memorial Cookoff, Fort Stockton, TX.  Contact: Jimmy Stephens, Email: 

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  South 40 BBQ Cookoff, Waco, TX. Contact:  Morgan Smart, Phone:  254-224-8288, Email:

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  2019 US National Chili Championship BBQ Cookoff, Hobbs, NM.  Phone: 575-441-0535, Email: 

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  Alvin Music Festival, Alvin, TX. Contact:  Patrick Burford, Phone:  281-850-1577, Email:

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks, Sanger, TX.  Contact: Barbara Scheffler, Phone: 940-595-6326, Email: 

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  Our Heroes Wear Combat Boots Tomball VFW Post 2427, Tomball, TX.  Contact:  Candice Baines, Phone:  832-326-6909, Email:   

For additional information, visit the KCBS website at

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Christmas on the River, Dempolis, AL.  Contact:  Paul Willingham, Phone:  334-422-1029, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  The Smithfield King of the Smoker (Invitational Only) Competitor’s Series, Coachella, CA.  Contact:  Jessie Corbin, Email: 

Dec. 14-15, 2018:  Down Town Barbecue Throwdown, Las Vegas, NV. Contact:  Steve Overlay, Email: 

Dec. 28-29, 2018:  Arizona National BBQ Stampede, Phoenix, AZ. Contact:  Eric or Lori Dunn, Phone:  623-698-9206, Email:

Dec. 31, 2018 – Jan. 1, 2019:  South Florida’s Fired Up Kosher BBQ Battle and Festival (KOSHER SERIES), Boca Raton, FL.  Contact:  Jonathan Rosman, Email: 

Jan. 11-12, 2019:  National Western BBQ Throwdown Denver, CO, CONTACT: Morgan Unks, Phone: 303-299-5560, Email:

Jan. 18-19, 2019:  Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge Bullhead City, AZ, T’Shura-Ann Elias, Phone: 928-704-7267, Email:

Jan. 19-20, 2019:  W.E.S.T. Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest, Rein in Taufers, BZ Italy.  Contact:  Myrko Leitner/Michele Capano, Phone: +39 348 6913837, Email:

Jan. 25-26, 2019:Lakeland Pig Festival, Lakeland, FL.  Contact:  Donovan Tinsley, Phone: 863-669-6493, Email:

Jan. 25-26, 2019:  The Golden State Battle Santa Ynez, CA.  Contact: James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: 

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  Humble Rodeo and BBQ, Humble, TX.  Contact:  Julia Arcuri, Phone: 832-444-0996, Email:

Feb. 1-2, 2019:  Brasstown Valley Resort BBQ Throwdown (JUDGES FULL) Young Harris, GA.  Contact: Jodi Pierro, Phone: 706-379-4770, Email:

Feb. 8-9, 2019:  KCBS World Invitational Barbeque Championship, Little Rock, AR.  Contact:  Jason Cole, Email:

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown, Huntsville, TX, Contact: Ben Pruitt, Phone: 956-661-4204, Email:

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  The Smithfield Guinea Pig, Indian Wells, CA.  Contact:  Jessie Corbin, Phone: 760-775-4222, Email:

Feb. 16-17, 2019:  Austrian BBQ Festival BARBECUE on ICE, Weissensee, Austria.  Contact: Armin Oberndurfer, Phone: +43 664 882 33 000, Email: 

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Cape Coral Rotary BBQ Smoke Out, Cape Coral, FLContact: Jan Dickinson, Phone: 239-541-3388, Email:

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Diberville Throw down & Festival, Diberville, MS.  Contact:  Desiree Marquez, Phone: 228-257-9734, Email:

Feb. 22-23, 2019:  Bama Q Capital City Cook-Off, Montgomery, AL.  Contact: Jamie Gonzalez, Phone: 334-625-2100, Email: 

Mar. 1-2, 2019:  Sip & Swine BBQ Festival, Lawrenceville, GA.  Contact: Jim Lloyd, Phone:  404-683-1549, Email:

Mar. 2-3, 2019:  Southwest Kosher BBQ Festival (Competitior’s Series), Scottsdale, AZ.  Contact: Jeffrey Stanlis, Phone: 480-510-7228, Email: 

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship, Nashville, TN.  Contact: Jason Cole, Phone: 615-219-9590, Email: 

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  Mid Atlantic BBQ Expo, Atlantic City, NJ.   Contact: Rob Immer, Phone: 301-991-2373, Email: 

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  Qlathe BBQ Championship, Olathe, KS.  Contact: Chris Stewart, Phone: 913-971-8605, Email:

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival (JUDGES FULL), Barnesville, GA.  Contact: Sharon Greer, Phone: 770-872-1043, Email: 

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  Smokin In the Square, Pensacola, FL.  Contact: Ivan Delabrere, Phone: 850-516-2622, Email: 

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  BBQ Gives Back-III (DAY 1), Urbanna, VA.  Contact: Mary Jones, Phone: 804-965-0484, Email:   

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Firelake BBQ Cook Off Day 1, Shawnee, OK.  Contact: Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850, Email:   

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Hammond BBQ,Hammond, LA. Contact:  Jodie Giseler,  Phone: 985-507-6902,  Email:   

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Country Road & BBQ Contest -Day1, Torreglia, Padova, Italy.  Contact: Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880,  Email: 

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  PigMania Franklin State Championship BBQ Competition, Franklin, IN.  Contact: Dan Hurst, Phone: 614-676-0770, Email: 

Mar. 23-24, 2019:  BBQ Gives Back-IV (DAY 2), Urbanna, VA Contact:  Mary Jones, Phone: 8049650484,  Email:

Mar. 23-24, 2019:  Firelake BBQ Cook Off Day 2, Shawnee, OK.  Contact: Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850,  Email: 

Mar. 23-24, 2019:  Country Road & BBQ Contest -Day2, Torreglia, Padova, Italy.  Contact: Massimo Zarmella, Phone: 3400936880, Email: 

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  TN River BBQ Battle & Music Fest,Savannah, TN.  Contact: Mary Beth Hopper, Phone: 731-616-7474, Email: 

Mar. 30-31. 2019:  Spring Break BBQ Contest,  Lommel, Belgium.  Contact: Marjolein Van Deccaen, Email: 

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

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018:  American Legion Post 490 Cookoff, Houston, TX.  Contact: Phone:  281-481-1179.  

Jan. 19-20, 2019:  COTY “Cooker of the Year”, Burnet, TX. 

Feb. 1-3, 2019:  Texas Fire and Ice Festival, Buffalo Gap, TX.  

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  Mason County Cancer Benefit, Mason, TX.  

Feb. 20, 2019:  National Turkey Federation, San Antonio, TX.  

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  Austin Rodeo, Austin, TX.  

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up Cook Off, Sweetwater, TX.  

Mar. 8-9, 2019:  The Best Little Cook-Off in Texas, LaGrange, TX.  

Mar. 15-16, 2019:  Wild Hog Explosion, Bandera, TX.  

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Elks #2322 BBQ Cook Off, Clear Lake, TX.  

Mar. 22-23, 2019:  Starfest Festival, Brownwood, TX.  

Mar. 29-30, 2019:  VFD BBQ Cook Off, Christine, TX. 

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at 

Mar. 8, 2019: Conquistador Challenge, Marion, AR.  Contact:  Missi Norman, Phone (day):  870-735-6580, Phone (night):  901-647-3391 or Email: 

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

June 14, 2019:  Thunder on the Water, Grenada, MS. Contact:  Duan Willis, Phone (cell):  662-703-0137, Email:


For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

Dec. 1, 2018:  Holiday Party, TBA.

Jan. 5, 2019:  Annual/Team of the Year Awards Banquet, TBA.

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

Jan. 19, 2019:  SBN General Membership Meeting, Summerville, SC.  

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

Dec. 1, 2018:  SCA KIDS – Orange Blossom Revue Steak Cookoff, Lake Wales, FL.

Dec. 1, 2018:  Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Possum Hollow, TX. 

Dec. 1, 2018:  SCA KIDS– Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Possum Hollow, TX.

Dec. 8, 2018:  Hope Landing, El Dorado, AR.

Dec. 8, 2018: Firelake Arena Cookin on the Porch(Double Event), Shawnee, OK. 

Dec. 9, 2018:  Main Street El Dorado, El Dorado, AR.

Dec. 26, 2018:  First Responder Steak Cookoff, Dallas, TX.

Jan. 10, 2019:  Orange Butcher Steak Cookoff, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Jan. 19, 2019:  Taste of Blanchard Steak Cookoff, Shreveport, LA.

Jan. 19, 2019:  W.E.S.T. Winter Extreme South Tyrol SCA Contest, Rein, Italy.

Jan. 25, 2019:  Washington Sportsman’s Show Outdoor Cooking Championship, Puyallup, WA. 

Jan. 26-29, 2019:  The Shed Steak Showdown, Ocean Springs, MS. 

Feb. 2, 2019:  Super Steak Cookoff & Charity Dinner, St. Johns, FL.   

Feb. 8, 2019:  The 2019 Apopka SCA Steak Cookoff, Apopka, FL.    

Feb. 16, 2019:  John Henry’s Double Steak Challenge, Katy, TX. 

Feb. 16, 2019:  Meatstock Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Feb. 22, 2019:  GrillGrate in Paradise Steak Cookoff, Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas. 

Feb. 23, 2019:  The Navy’s Great Steak Showdown, Millington, TN. 

Mar. 8, 2019:  ArkLaTex Craft Beer and BBQ Steak Competition, Shreveport, LA. 

Mar. 9, 2019:  Sweetwater Steak-Off, Sweetwater, TX. 

Mar. 9, 2019:  Conquistador Challenge, Marion, AR. 

Mar. 16, 2019:  1stAnnual Jesup Shrine Club Steak Challenge, Jesup, GA. 

Mar. 23, 2019:  Southeastern Railway Steak Cookoff Hosted by RickiBobby,  3 Taxi Guys Pitmaster, Duluth, GA. 

Mar. 23, 2019:  Rock’n C Steak Roundup, Crosby, TX. 

Mar. 23, 2019:  SCA KIDS – Rock’n C Steak Roundup, Crosby, TX. 

Mar. 23, 2019:  Meatstock Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Mar. 30, 2019:  Magnolia Steak Cookoff, Horn Lake, MS. 

Mar. 30, 2019:  Wild Acre Brewing Company’s Texas 2 Step, Fort Worth, TX. 

Mar. 30, 2019:  Spring Break BBQ Contest, Lommel, Belgium. 

For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

Mar. 16-17, 2019:  Caribbean Food Championships, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

April 22, 2019:  The Final Table Event, Brightwater in Bentonville, AR. 

Non-Sanctioned Events

March 8-9, 2019:  7th Annual Jimbo’s Backyard BBQ Competition, Youngsville, NC.  FMI:
May 15-18, 2019:  Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest, Memphis, TN.  FMI:

BBQ Cooking Schools

Dec. 7-9, 2018:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Website:

Dec. 9, 2018: Big Papa’s Country Kitchen Backyard Cooking School, Naples, FL. Website:

Jan. 12-13, 2019:  Rescue Smokers Cook School, Warner Robins, GA. Contact:  Robby Royals, Phone:  229-222-1070 or Email:    

Jan. 20, 2019:  Big Papa’s Country Kitchen Backyard Cooking School, Naples, FL.  Website:

Jan 26, 2019: Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Website:

Feb. 8, 2019: Smokin’ Triggers Cooking Class, Hammond, LA.  Contact:  Johnny Trigg, Phone:  817-999-8377, Email: 

BBQ Judging Schools

Jan. 12, 2019:  CABBQA Judging Workshop, UC of Riverside, Riverside, CA.  Contact:

Jan. 16, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Bullhead City, AZ.  FMI:

Jan. 18, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Rein In Taufers, BZ, Italy.  FMI:

Jan. 24, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lakeland, FL.  FMI: 

Jan 24, 2019: Florida BBQ AssociationJudges Seminar, Apalachicola, FL.   Contact:

Jan. 26, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Florence, AL.  FMI: 

Jan. 31, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Humble, TX.  FMI: 

Feb. 3, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, De Rijbp, NL.  FMI: 

Feb. 9, 2019:  GBA Judge Training Class, Griffin, GA.  FMI: 

Feb. 23, 2019:  CABBQA Judging Workshop, Clayton, CA.  Contact:

Mar. 2, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Alameda, CA.  FMI: 

Mar. 2, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Arlington, NE.  FMI: 

Mar. 23, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Cedar Rapids, IA.  FMI: 

Apr. 20, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Riverside, CA.  FMI: 

April 26, 2019:  Florida BBQ AssociationJudges Seminar, Fort Myers, FL.   FMI:



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