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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

Nov. 3-4, 2018:  Indio BBQ Championship & Festival 2018, (KCBS), Indio, CA.

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

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 2018, (KCBS), Santa Ynez, CA. 

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

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

Apr. 27, 2019:  Lodi Beer Fest & BBQ Championship 2019, (KCBS), Lodi, 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 additional information, visit the Florida BBQ Association website at

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

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

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Rhythm & Ribs Festival, Milton, FL. Contact:  Stephen Pretesater, Phone:  850-564-1647, Email:  

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

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

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: 

For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

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

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:  

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

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  CZHILISPIEL 46 Czhili BBQ Cook Off, Flantonia, TX. Contact:  Beverly Z Ponder, Phone:  361-865-3920, Email:

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Firefighters Helping Firefighters, Pasadena, TX Contact:  Al Boebel, Phone:  936-672-0540. Email: 

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Guns Hoses Cookin for Kids, Wichita Falls, TX. Contact:  John Spragins, Phone:  940-733-8379, Email: 

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  IBCA Showdown, Kingsville, TX. Contact:  Lars Flores, Phone:  361-935-6650, Email:

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Midway VFD BBQ Cookoff, Midway, TX. Contact:  Mrs. Jamie Douglas, Phone:  936-402-2011, Email:  

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Smokin on the Red, Bossier City, LA. Contact:  Duke Mandina, Phone:  318-773-8028, Email: 

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  BBQ Showdown at Traders Village, San Antonio, TX.  Contact: Thomas Krueger, Phone: 210-422-1178, Email:  

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  Smokin Pits for Paws, Kenedy, TX.  Contact:  Joe Sheeran, Phone:  800-759-4249 or Email:

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  3rdAnnual Rib Roast, Grand Prairie, TX. Contact:  Timothy Galaviz, Phone:  682-230-1818, Email: 

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  Bulls and BBQ, Goliad, TX.  Contact:  Rhonda Moore, Phone:  713-992-9116, Email: 

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  John Henry’s Best Lil Cook-Off in Texas, Humble, TX.  Contact: Ernie Abercrombie, Phone: 713-203-4573 or Email: 

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  Rockport Warriors United Flammin Festival, Rockport, TX.  Contact: Ashley Walk, Phone:  361-354-0953, Email: 

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  Smokin Pits for Paws, Kenedy, TX. Contact:  Joe Sheeran, Phone:  800-759-4249, Email: 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  2018 Heath Scheilack Memorial Cook Off, Huntsville, TX.  Contact: Brittany Franz, Phone: 936-870-8325, Email: 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  2nd Annual MBM Radio Cookoff, Del Rio, TX. Emilio Galindo, Phone: 830-724-3920, Email:

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Battle of the Medina, San Antonio, TX. Contact:  Rudy Viagran, Phone:  210-464-8388, Email: 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Diamonds and Dollars Annual BBQ Cook Off, Spring, TX.  Contact: Cindy Niles, Phone:  832-334-3986, Email:

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Eastside Veterans Celebration Cook-Off, Crosby, TX. Contact:  John Lindsey, Phone:  713-202-1441, Email: 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Laredo Big Bad BBQ Cook-Off, Laredo, TX. Contact:  Tony Vedia, Phone:  956-334-6977, Email:

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Oak Cliff Blues, Bandits, and BBQ, Dallas, TX. Contact:  Matt McGaughey, Phone:  214-912-5353, Email:

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Smoke and Axes Cookoff, Arlington, TX. Contact:  Danielle Markham, Phone:  206-491-7620, Email: 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Wild Hog Cook Off, Nixon, TX. Contact:  Lexi Trammell, Phone:  830-857-6928, Email:

Nov. 10, 2018:  World Barbecue Championship, Orange Beach, AL. Contact:  Lisa Glover, Phone:  931-528-8852, Email: 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  10thAnnual Jimmy Pee Wee Wells Memorial BBQ, Houston, TX.  Contact: Dennis Lucky, Phone: 713-562-7593, Email: 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  2ndAnnual Smokin Hwy 100 Cookoff, Los Fresnos, TX.  Contact: Larry Cantu, Phone:  956-536-7771, Email: 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  Coleto Creek Park BBQ Benefitting Goliad Volunteer Fire Department,Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Matt Konvicka, Phone:  361-935-5574, Email: 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  McGregor Lions Club BBQ, Belton, TX. Contact:  Mike Olson, Phone:  254-258-8171. 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  St. Teresa Catholic Church Pan de Campo, Fayesville, TX.  Contact: Enrique Martinez, Phone: 956-325-3658, Email: 

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  TBIPAC Fall Throwdown BBQ, Marksville, LA, Contact:  Jessica Barbry, Phone:  318-240-6414, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  5thAnnual Chupacabra Throwdown BBQ Cookoff, Beeville, TX.  Contact: Rose Simola, Phone:  832-788-6974, Email:

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Creektastic Cookoff, Spring, TX.  Contact:  Jimmy Johnson, Phone:  713-253-7077, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Huffman Youth Athletic Association HYAA 3rdAnnual Cookoff, Huffman, TX.  Contact:  Jeremy Phillips, Phone:  713-614-8780, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Jason Peltons Cookin for the Kids, Willis, TX. Contact:  Sheri Pelton, Phone:  936-537-0672, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Kookin for Kids Christmas BBQ Cookoff, New Braunfels, TX.  Contact: Rob Cardenas, Phone: 830-515-9026, Email:

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  North Texas Fair and Rodeo, Denton, TX. Contact:  Jim Paddack, Phone:  940-390-6864, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  SCF Fantasy of Lights, Sealy, TX. Contact:  Leann Hein, Phone:  979-885-9512, Email: 

Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2018:  Waters Edge 4thAnnual Toy for Tots Cookoff, Hitchock, TX.  Contact: Dannon Erskins, Phone: 281-705-6571, Email: 

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 OffMission, 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, 2018:  Hays Boys Soccer Rebel Cup Tournament Hays High School BBQ Cookoff, Buda, TX.  Contact: Shane Bordeau, Phone:  512-781-2551, Email:  

Jan. 11-12, 2018:  4thAnnual MCJLS Muy Grande BBQ Cookoff, Eagle Pass, TX.  Contact: Jonathan Maurer, Phone: 830-776-3992, Email  

Jan. 11-12, 2018:  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,  Refugion, TX.  Contact:  Irene Garza, Phone:  361-739-8501, Email:  

Feb. 15-16, 2019:  Buna Redbud Festival Cook Off, 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, 2018:  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:




For additional information, visit the KCBS website at

Oct. 2-3, 2018:  Holmes Drywall Supply BBQ Cook-off (Invitational Only Grilling Series), Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Jeanne McGrath, Phone: 816-471-7595 or Email:

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

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Wisconsin Colorfest & BBQ Bash, Turtle Lake, WI.  Contact: Dennis Becker, Phone: 715-379-1327, or Email:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  SMOKETOBERFEST, Ottumwa, IA.  CONTACT: Jeremy Weller, Phone: 641-799-3836, or Email:

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

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

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Smoke the Town, Leon, IA.  Contact:  Shannon Erb, Phone:  641-442-6511 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  CIBR-BBQ Central Illinois Bragging Right BBQ, Arthur, IL. Contact:  George Fritz, Phone:  217-543-2766 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Anchor City Cook Off, Centralia, MO. Contact:  Ginny Zoellers, Phone:  573-682-2272 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Temecula State BBQ Championship, Temecula, CA. Contact:  Robert Stouffer/Steve Bender, Phone:  951-961-8870 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Smoke & All Fall Festival, Chelsea, MI. Contact:  Kelly Goodell, Phone:  734-475-1145 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival, Lyons, GA.  Contact: Daphne Walker, Phone: 912-526-6445 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Waxhaw Grillin & Chillin BBQ Cookoff, Waxhaw, NC.  Contact: Lisa Hoffman, Phone:  704-843-2195 x226 or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Pigs in the Pit, Alton, VA. Contact:  Derek Mitchell, Phone: 434-203-0773, or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Shenandoah Valley BBQ Fest, Woodstock, VA.  Contact: Tom Eshelman, Phone: 504-459-3867, or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Rocky Mount, NC.  Contact: Kayla Hillman, Phone: 252-972-1159, or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  15th Annual Cookin on the Kaw BBQ Contest, Desoto, KS.  Contact: Sara Ritter, Phone: 913-583-1585, or Email:

Oct. 12-14, 2018:  Bay State BBQ Championship- CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES (DAY 1 & DAY 2), Monson, MA.  Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, or Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Butler Fest 2018, Butler, AL.  Contact: Robby McKenzie, Phone: 601-409-3827, or Email:

Oct.13-14, 2018:  Tallya BBQ Festival, Tallya, Hungary.  Contact: Levente Nemeth, Phone: +36 30 3397789, or Email:

Oct.13-14, 2018:  Smoke & Ale Fall Festival (BACKYARD ONLY) Chelsea, MI.  Contact: Kelly Goodell, Phone: 248-376-7412, or Email:

Oct.13-14, 2018:  Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que, Muskogee, OK.  Contact: Scott Seretean, Phone: 405-510-4986, or Email:

Oct. 13-14, 2018:  Back to BAYsics Primitive Contest – CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Muskogee, OK.  Contact: Scott Seretean, Phone: 405-510-4986, Email: 

Oct.13-14, 2018:  NILE Beer B Q, Billings, MT.  Contact:  Justin Hamilton, Phone: 406-860-7651, or Email:

Oct.13-14, 2018:  Bataille Sur La Sorgue, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France.  Contact: Craig Price, Phone: 44 7920 041090, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Clarksville BBQ Bash, Clarksville, TN.  Contact: Kara Zahn, Phone: 931-645-7476, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Smokin’ Blues & BBQ Festival, Duncanville, TX.  Contact: Mike Chrietzberg, Phone: 214-642-1365, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Mid-South BBQ Festival, Mount Pleasant, TN.  Contact: Hugh Johnson, Phone: 931-446-0490, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Harper County Bullseye BBQ, Harper, KS.  Contact: Kimberly Schrant, Phone: 620-845-0397, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival, Nelsonville, OH.  Contact: Amy Kinneer, Phone: 740-753-4346, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off, Munfordville, KY.Contact: Coni Shepperd, Phone: 270-524-4752, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition And Festival, Lenoir, NC. Contact: Michael Kilby, Phone: 828-310-2953, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Boo-B-Que, Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Contact: Sandy Fulton, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off, Union Grove, WI.  Contact: Stephanie Kurt, Phone: 262-878-4606, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Meat Scream BBQ Competition at Halloween Harvest Festival, Westminster, CO.  Contact: James Borowicz, Phone: 720-394-0718, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  BarnBQ, Topeka, KS.  Contact: Mike Rice, Phone: 785-249-5826, or Email:

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Guts Glory Ram BBQ Showdown, Lebanon, MO: Contact:  Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, Email:

Oct. 20-21, 2018:  SMOKE IN SCHLIEREN, Goldschlagiplatz, Switzerland.  Contact: Okker Cuiper, Phone: +41628910855, or Email:

Oct. 20-21, 2018:  Ocean State BBQ Championship, West Kingston, RI.  Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, or Email:

Oct. 20-21, 2018:  3rd Annual St. Louis Kosher BBQ Competition, Olivette, MO.  Contact: Mindy Woolf, Phone: 314-239-2327, or Email:

Oct. 20-21, 2018:  Holy Cow Kosher BBQ & Festival, Garden City, NY. Contact: Rabbi Yehoshua Marchuck, Phone: 212-613-8273, or Email:

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  10th Annual Smokin the Fort BBQ & Blue Grass Festival, Fort Gibson, OK.  Contact: Alyssa Gage, Phone: 918-478-4780, or Email:

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Border War Barbeque, Osawatomie, KS.  Contact: Don Cawby, Phone: 913-755-1944, or Email:

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitation Barbecue, Lynchburg, TN.  Contact: Debbie Christian Phone: 931-759-6332, or Email:

Oct. 26-27, 2018:  Jack Daniel’s World Championship Shade Tree Contest, Lynchburg, TN.  Contact: Debbie Christian Phone: 931-759-6332, or Email:

Oct. 27-28, 2018:  Fourth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship, Dallas, TX.  Contact: Sanford Dorf, Phone: 817-946-3708, or Email:

Nov. 2-4, 2018:  Indio California State BBQ Championship & Festival DAY 1 and 2,Indio, CA.  Contact: Robert Stouffer, Phone: 951-961-8870, or Email:

Nov. 2-3, 2018:  Brew & Que on the Shrine Lake, Summerville, SC.  Contact: Kevin Merritt, Phone: 843-224-9111, or Email:

Nov. 3-4, 2018:  Smokin on the Water, Bayswater, Australia.  Contact:  Julie Anne Davis, Email:

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Smoke EM IF You Got EM, Springfield, MO. CONTACT: Michelle Higgins, Phone: 417-682-1568, Email:  

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel A & B), Concord, NC.  Contact: Glenn Jones, Phone: 704-436-2024, Email: 

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Oath BBQ Championship, Sealy, TX. Contact:  Sara Mellado, Phone: 509-350-5148, Email:

Nov. 10, 2018:  Sticky Jar Open Sauce Contest by Spicin Foods, Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Kim Collier, Phone: 800-963-5227.  

Nov. 16-17, 2018: Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown, Mt. Pleasant, SC.  Contact: Amy Smith, Phone: 843-284-7022.  

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  Suncoast Credit Union Plant City Pig Jam, Plant City, FL.  Contact: Bree Wilson, Phone:  813-754-3707, Email:  

Nov. 16-17, 2018:  Mission Q (Backyard Only):  Tuscumbia, AL.  Contact:  Wesley Burden, Phone:  256-762-3592, Email:

Nov. 16-18, 2018:  The National BBQ Cup Day 1 Contest A & B & Day 2, Cumming, GA.  Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, Email:  

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:

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

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

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  BBQ for ‘Merica, Montgomery, TX. Contact:  Stephanie Gavin, Phone:  770-713-4294.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  “SH*T” CREEK” BBQ Cook-Off, Manor, TX.  Contact: John Burrell, Phone:  512-803-7462 or Website:   

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Fiesta De La Paloma, Coleman, TX. Contact:  Coleman County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, Phone: 325-625-2163.  

Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Best of the West, Midland, TX. Contact:  Tim Stallard, Phone:  432-620-9190, Email:  

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Kimble County EMS Cook-off, Junction, TX.  Contact: Angela Parker Beam, Phone: 830-733-7200.  

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Mullin Cook-Off, Mullin, TX. Contact:  Paul Knight, Phone:  325-200-3101.  

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

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

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

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Cadillac Jack Fall Fest, Kenedy, TX.  Contact: Victoria or Steve, Phone:  830-583-0650.  

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Jeffrey Ingram Memorial Foundation BBQ Cook-off, Magnolia, TX.  Contact: Jennifer Jordan, Phone: 281-541-7048, Email:

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  ASCO 4thAnnual BBQ Cook Off and Car Show, San Angelo, TX.  Contact:  ASCO Office, Phone:  325-655-5666.  

Oct. 12-13, 2018:  Veteran Beverage Festival BBQ Competition, San Antonio, TX.  Contact: Phone:  361-779-5449, Email:  

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Red River Battle & Bacon Fest, Vernon, TX.  Contact: Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 940-552-2564, Email:  

Oct. 19-20, 2018:  Gunslingers MC 2ndAnnual BBQ Cook-off, Austin, TX.  Contact: Greg Oleskey, Phone:  512-779-3767, Email:  

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

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

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  Cooking 4 Courage, Conroe, TX. Contact:  Gari Lynn Hessong, Phone:  469-626-8833, Email:  

Nov. 9-10, 2018:  First Responder’s Cook-off, Bandera, TX.  Contact: Vicki Browning, Phone: 210-738-2055, Email:  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

Dec. 1, 2018:  Holiday Party, TBA.

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

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

Oct. 6, 2018:  Rollin’ Smoke BBQ Cookoff for Pickens County Meals on Wheels, Easley, SC.  Contact: Kim, Phone:  864-606-3745 or Email:   

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

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

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

Oct. 5, 2018:  2018 SCA World Championship Family Reunion, Fort Worth, TX. 

Oct. 6, 2018: Fat Drip Southern Steak Showdown, Nuriootpa, Australia.   

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

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

Oct. 12, 2018:  Que’n For A Cure Steak Cookoff, Fernandina Beach, FL. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct. 20, 2018:  Chimney Cartel Throwdown, Tamaqua, PA. 

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

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

Oct. 21, 2018:  Magnolia Steak Cookoff, Horn Lake, MS. 

Oct. 27, 2018: Boos & Brews Spooktacular Steak Cookoff, Big Stone Gap, VA.

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

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

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

Oct. 27, 2018:  Georgia Great Steak Cookoff, Hazlehurst, GA.

Nov. 2, 2018: Brew & Que on the Shrine Lake, Summerville, GA.  

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

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

Nov. 4, 2018:  The Grill Center’s Fall Steak Challenge, Edgewater, MD. 

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

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

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

Nov 17, 2018:  The Kangaroo Valley Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, Kangaroo Valley, Australia. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

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

Oct. 6-7, 2018:  Alabama Festival of Flavor, Foley, AL. FMI:

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

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

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

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

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


May 15-18, 2019:  Memphis in May World Championship Cooking Contest, Memphis, TN.


Oct. 5-6, 2018:  Traeger Shop Class Cooking School, Minot, ND, sign up at

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

Oct. 13-14, 2018:  Swamp Boys Q School, Winter Haven, FL. FMI: 

Nov. 9, 2018: Lang BBQ Smokers 2018 Fall Cooking Class with Grandmaster Chef Paul Kirk, Hoboken, GA.  FMI:

Nov. 10, 2018:  Lang BBQ Smokers 2018 Fall Cooking Class with Grandmaster Chef Paul Kirk, Hoboken, GA.  FMI:

Nov. 9-11, 2018:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Website:

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


Oct. 5, 2018: Southern BBQ Network (SBN) Judges Training Class, Easley, SC. FMI: 

Oct. 26, 2018:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lynchburg, TN.  FMI:  (CLASS IS FULL).

Oct. 26, 2018:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Tempe, AZ. FMI:

Nov. 2, 2018: SCA Certified Judges Class, Hartselle, AL.  FMI:

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

Nov 3, 2018:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Westland, MI. FMI:  

Nov. 3, 2018:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Edgewater, MD.  FMI: 

Nov. 11, 2018:  World Food Championship Judging Class, Orange Beach, AL.  FMI,

Nov. 15, 2018:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Jacksonville, FL.  FMI:

Dec. 8, 2018:  Florida BBQ AssociationJudges Seminar, Winter Haven, FL.  Contact:

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

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


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