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

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For More Information, please contact the Alaska BBQ Association at https://www.akbbq.org

Jul. 6, 2024: Battle of the Moose Steak Cookoff, Palmer, AK.
Jul. 26-27, 2024: Last Frontier BBQ Throwdown State Championship, Eagle River, AK.
Aug. 10, 2024: Kids Que SCA Steak Cookoff Taco Ancillary, Lakeside Falls Soldotna, AK.

For More Information, please contact Barbecue Competitors’ Alliance at https://www.bcabbq.org.

Jun. 21-22, 2024: 7th Annual Cooking On The Creek BBQ Battle, Biloxi, MS. Contact: Brandon Houston, Phone: 228-392-7717.

Jun. 28-29, 2024: Hall Summit’s Hometown Festival and BBQ Cook-off, Hall Summit, LA. Contact: Jason Briggs, Phone: 318-422-0212, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-27, 2024: 13th Annual BBQ Bash, Morgan City, LA. Contact: Bill Goessl/St. Mary Detachment Marine Corps Lge., Phone: 985-384-3446 or 985-372-8880, [email protected].

Aug. 9-10, 2024: Grillin’ & Chillin, Bunkie, LA. Contact: Caroline Gromko, Phone: 318-295-4030.

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

Jun. 22, 2024: Ric’s Backyard – “Invitational”, San Jose, CA.

Jun. 29, 2024: Sons Of The American Legion, Squadron 101 – 5th Annual Rib Cook-off, Benicia, CA. Contact: Kevin Brock, Phone: 925-457-2915, Email: [email protected].

Jun. 29, 2024: Dixon Grillin & Chillin 2024, Dixon, CA. Contact: Meagan Nieto, Phone: 707-580-2792.

Jun. 29, 2024: 20th Annual Burnt Offering BBQ Contest, Riverside, CA. Contact: Jim Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 5, 2024: Icebox Cookoff SCA *Double* 2024, Sweet Home, OR. Contact: Brett Gallaway, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 6, 2024: Green River *Brewing & Taproom* Summer Cook-Off Challenge 2024, Winters, CA. Contact: Cody Klimper, Phone: 530-574-5975.

Jul. 7, 2024: Icebox Cookoff 2024, Sweet Home, OR. Contact: Peggy Curtis, Phone: 541-367-8800.

Jul. 21, 2024: Icebox Cookoff 2024, Sutherlin, OR. Contact: Terry Brock, Phone: 541-733-5164.

For more information, visit the Champions Barbecue Alliance website at www.cbabbq.com.

Jun. 21-22, 2024: Firecracker BBQ Cook Off, Seguin, TX. Contact: Timothy Broderick, Phone: 484-624-2124, Email: [email protected].

Jun. 28-29, 2024: Freedom First BBQ Cook Off, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: Unity Unlimited Inc., Phone: 817-317-6262, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Rhode Island BBQ Championship, Warwick, RI. Contact: Matt Pereira, Phone: 508-726-3324, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Red, White and BBQ, Duncanville, TX. 

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Big Bend Freedom Fest STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Alpine, TX. Contact: Aaron Rodriguez, Phone: 432-599-2560.

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Shiner Half Moon, Shiner, TX. Contact: Sarah Langoff, Phone: 361-594-4180, Email:  [email protected].

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Texas Cook’em High Steaks In Edinburg, Shiner, TX. Contact: Ronnie Larralde, Phone: 956-383-4974, Email:  [email protected].

Jul. 5-6, 2024: City of La Feria 4th of July Backyard BBQ Cook Off, La Feria, TX. Contact: Charles Villanueva, Phone: 956-865-5806.

Jul. 12-13, 2024: McDade Watermelon Festival, McDade, TX. Contact: Stephen Kylberg, Phone: 512-784-6143, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Hempstead Watermelon Festival STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Hempstead, TX. 

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Texas Rides 3rd Annual Back to School Car Show and Cook-Off, Kingsville, TX. Contact: George Ramos, Phone: 361-720-7551.

Jul. 26-27, 2024: The Great Texas Mosquito Festival, Clute, TX. Contact: Will Blackstock, Phone: 979-25-8392.

For more information, visit the FBA website at www.fba39.wildapricot.org

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Que For A Cure, Riverview, FL. Contact: Roni-Kay Elser, Phone: 813-447-1340.

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

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Sylvester Swine Festival, Sylvester, GA. Contact: Karen Singletary, Phone: 229-773-7716, Email: [email protected].

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

Jun. 21-22, 2024: Kids Unlimited BBQ Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact: Carolyn Howren, Phone: 832-671-1916, Email: [email protected].

Jun. 28-29, 2024: Smoke in the Pines BBQ Cook Off, Livingston, TX. Contact: John Clifton, Phone: 936-328-9864, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 12-13, 2024: Daryls Place Annual Cook Off, Santa Fe, TX. Contact: Courtney Douglas, Phone: 832-326-4602, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 12-13, 2024: Kennedale Barbeque Showdown, Kennedale, TX. Contact: Kia Grant, Phone: 817-985-2150, email: [email protected].

Jul. 19-20, 2024: 19th Annual Quail Creek VFD BBQ Cook Off, Victoria, TX. Contact: Mike Blaschke, Phone: 361-652-7738, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Tried and True Helping Hands Cook Off, Midland, TX. Contact: Genniva Isabell, Phone: 432-741-0866, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-27, 2024: Hill Country Rally For Kids BBQ Competition, Driftwood, TX. Contact: Ron White, Phone: 512-657-3184, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-27, 2024: National Day Of  The American Cowboy, Bandera, TX. Contact: John Cressey-Neely, Phone: 540-840-5550, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 2-3, 2024: Schulenburg Festival, Schulenburg, TX. Contact: Virginia Meyer, Phone: 979-743-1352, Email: [email protected].

For More Information, Visit The Kansas City BBQ Society website at kcbs.us.

Jun. 22-23, 2024: Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, Washington, DC. Contact: Andrew Shaffer, Phone: 717-324-6352, Email: [email protected].

Jun. 28-30, 2024: York County BBQ Festival, Delta, PA. Contact: Ken Jensen, Phone: 732-513-8331, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Ditmars Red, White, Blue, Council Bluffs, IA. Contact: Lyle Ditmars, Phone: 712.256.7056, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Smoke & Fire, Stanley, WI. Contact: Dean Tinjum, Phone: 715.703.0918, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 6-7, 2024: Icebox Cookoff 2024, Sweet Home, OR. Contact: Peggy Curtis, Phone: 541-367-8800.

Jul. 12-13, 2024: Saucy and Glazed, Newton, KS. Contact: Jeffrey Graber, Phone: 316-250-4604, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 13-14, 2024: New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, North Wildwood, NJ. Contact: Eric Shenkus, Phone: 609-523-6565, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Steel City Smokeout, Bethlehem, PA. Contact: Ernest Pile, Phone: 610.442.9559, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 19-20, 2024: The Blaze of 47 BBQ Cookoff, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact: Emery Winward, Phone: 435-232-2572, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 20-21, 2024: The Sutherlin Throwdown, Sutherlin, OR. Contact: Terry Brock and Lisa Brock
Phone: 541.733.5164 / 541.784.7421, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 20, 2024: Dowagiac BBQ Competition and Summer Festival, Dowagiac, MI. Contact: Matt Money, Phone: 574-261-1226, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-27, 2024: 8th Annual E-burg BBQ Contest, Emmetsburg, IA. Contact: Stephanie Mehan, Phone: 712-480-0252, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-28, 2024: Smoke on the Mountain, Galax, VA. Contact: Laura Whitt, Phone: 276.235.1782, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Smokin on the Route, Miami, OK. Contact: Chuck McKibben, Phone: 918-533-4021, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-28, 2024: Smokin’ Saddles Double Header, Dodge City, KS. Contact: Joni Wittman, Phone: 620-227-3119, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Albany County Fair Smokin’ BBQ Cookoff, Laramie, WY. Contact: Patrick Downey, Phone: 307-760-7086, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Last Frontier BBQ Throwdown, Eagle River, AK. Contact: Rick Peterson, Phone: 907-535-1284, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Smoke On The Rail BBQ Festival, New Freedom, PA. Contact: Andrew Shaffer, Phone: 717.324.6352, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Operation Up In Smoke, Eppingm NH. Contact: Kathy Trainer, Phone: 508-736-4005, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Blowin’ Smoke Barbecue Cook Off, Dillon, MT. Contact: Stacey Roundy, Phone: 406-925-2438, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Code 3 Spices – Smokin’ on Main, Collinsville, IL. Contact: Chris Bohnemeier, Phone: 618-855-8855, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 2-3, 2024: All American BBQ Throwdown, Westland, MI. Contact: Eric Stoddard, Phone: 734-516-8227, Email: [email protected].

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

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Llano’s “Rock ‘N BBQ Boss” Cookoff, Llano, TX.

Jul. 11-12, 2024: S.T.A.R. Land and Livestock Presents 1st Annual Burleson 1856 BBQ Cook-Off, Lampasas, TX. Contact: STAR Land and Livestockk, Phone: 512-566-6110, Email [email protected].

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Night in Old Fredericksburg State Championship BBQ Cookoff, Fredericksburg, TX. Contact: Chad Ellebracht, Phone: 830-456-0409, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26-27, 2024: 5th Annual Hotter than hell Cook-Off, Gordon TX. Contact: Arthur (340-653-8596), Nell (702-408-0937), Shane (940-745-7737), or Judy (940-452-6483).

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

Jul. 26-27, 2024: Smoke on the Mountain, Galax, VA. Contact: Laura Whitt, Phone: 276-235-1782, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 2-3, 2024: Watermelon Carnival Trains Track Pork Attack, Water Valley, MS. Contact: Tonya Eubanks, Phone: 662-609-7370, Email: [email protected].

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

Jul. 12-14, 2024: New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, North Wildwood, NJ.

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Chillin’ & Grillin’ in the Glades, Downtown Wise, VA.

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Steel City Smokeout, Bethlehem, PA.

Jul. 26-27, 2024: Smoke on the Rail, New Freedom, PA.

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

Jul. 6, 2024: Smoke and Fire BBQ Contest, Stanley, WI. Contact: Dean “Deano” Tinjum (Big Ten Bones), Phone: 715-703-0918, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 12-13, 2024: KTD Smokin Gobbler, Worthington, MN. Register Here: https://www.kingturkeyday.org/smokin-gobbler-bbq-contenst.

For More Information, visit the National Barbecue & Grilling Association at  www.NBBQA.org.

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

Jul. 5-6, 2024: Rhode Island State BBQ Championship, Warwick, RI.

Jul. 12-13, 2024: Connecticut Barbecue Challenge, Somers, CT. Contact: Geoff Mullen, Phone: 860-305-5400, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 13, 2024: Steak Off By The Lake, Northeast, PA

Jul. 14, 2024: New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, Wildwood, NJ.

Jul. 17, 2024: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

Jul. 19-20, 2024: Steel City Smokeout, Bethleham, PA

Jul. 26-27, 2024: Smoke on the Rail, New Freedom, PA.

Jul. 27-28, 2024: Operation Up In Smoke, Epping, NH.

For More Information, Contact Outlaw BBQ Association at outlawbbq.org.

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Goin’ For Broke in the PNW, Portland, OR. Contact: Alta Hertz, Phone: 360-600-5727, email: [email protected].

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

Jul. 20-21, 2024: Hometown BBQ and Brewfest, Black Diamond, WA.

Aug. 2-4, 2024: Pacific Country BBQ, Steak N Chili Event, Langley, BC.

For more information, visit the  St. Louis BBQ Society website at https://stlouisbbqsociety.com.

Jul. 20, 2024: Caseyville VFW Backyard BBQ, Caseyville, IL. 

Aug. 17-18, 2024: 9MG-BBQ Bourbon and Brews, Affton, MO. 

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

Aug. 16-17, 2024: 3rd Annual Black BBQ Cook Off, Fayetteville, SC. Contact: Bruce Yeomans, Phone: 910-261-2343, Email: [email protected].

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

Jul. 4-6, 2024: River City Steak Challenge, Mason City, IA. Contact: Jim & Leona Salle, Phone: 641-425-2721, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 5, 2024: Icebox Cookoff 2024, Sweet Home, OR. Contact: Peggy Curtis, Phone: 541-367-8800.

Jul. 6, 2024: Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks, Edinburg, TX.

Jul. 6, 2024: Battle of the Moose, Palmer, AK. Contact: Michelle Mann, Phone: 816-223-2010, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 12-13, 2024: Grill Wars Steak Showdown, El Dorado, AR. Contact: Beth Brumlet, Phone: 870-725-4614, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 13, 2024: Grillin’ on the River Steak Cookoff, Sugar tree, TN. Contact: Adam Vandiver, Phone: 731-415-2112, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 13, 2024: Steak Off By The Lake, Northeast, PA. Contact: AJ Moore, Phone: 814-323-2595, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 19, 2024: Cache Smokeout, Wellsville, UT.

Jul. 20, 2024: Winneconne Sovereign States Days, Edinburg, TX. Contact: Jim Bennington, Phone: 715-642-1608, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 20, 2024: Williston Red Devil Football Steak Cookoff, Williston, FL. Contact: Brad Etheridge, Phone: 352-529-7696, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26, 2024: Smoke On The Rail, New Freedom, PA. Contact: Andrew Shaffer, Phone: 717-324-6352, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26, 2024: Last Frontier BBQ Throwdown, Eagle River, AK. Contact: Michelle Mann, Phone: 816-223-2010, Email: [email protected].

Jul. 26, 2024: Rolling Smoke At The Pawnee County Fair, Larned, KS. Contact: Cory Johnson, Phone: 785-656-0124, Email: [email protected].

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

 Nov. 2024: World Food Championships, Dallas, TX.

 

 

 

 

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MEAT & GREET BBQ PODCAST https://meatgreetbbqpodcast.com

PIT LIFE BBQ https://pitlifebbq.podbean.com

RED MEATLOVER https://redmeatlover.com/meat-america-podcast/

SAUCED ON BEER BOURBON AND BBQ https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/sauced-on-beer-bourbon-bbq-2/sauced-on-beer-bourbon-bbq

TALES FROM THE PITS BBQ SHOW https://bryannorton.podbean.com 

THE BBQ BEAT https://bbqbeat.com/category/podcast/

THE BBQ CENTRAL SHOW GET IN THE SMOKE http://thebbqcentralshow.com/

THE PITMASTERS PODCAST https://www.thepitmasterspodcast.com/podcast

THE RUB https://www.spreaker.com/show/the-rub

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