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For More Information, please contact the Alaska BBQ Association at

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

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.

Sept. 6-7, 2024: 17th Annual Smokin’ Oldies BBQ Cookoff, Port Allen, LA. Contact: Lois Webre, Phone: 225-344-2920, email: [email protected].

For more information, visit the California BBQ Association website at

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

Aug. 3, 2024: Hayward/Castro Valley Moose Lodge 1st Annual Rib Cookoff, Castro Valley, CA. Contact: Mark Watson, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 10, 2024: Road To King Of Tri Tip: The Last Stop, Anaheim, CA. Contact: Freddy Roman, Phone: 909-767-9964. 

Aug. 24, 2024: All American Rib Cookoff 2024, Auburn, CA. Contact: Matt Zlaket, Phone: 530-320-8776.

For more information, visit the Champions Barbecue Alliance website at

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: 979-265-8392.

Aug. 9-10, 2024: The Biggest Little Town in TX BBQ Cookoff State Championship, Carrison, TX. Contact: Keith Yarbrough, Phone: 936-244-5774, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Summer Under The Star State Championship, Poteet, TX. Contact: Melissa Popham, Phone: 210-844-6739, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Texas Chrome Hero’s Foundation Cook Off State Championship, El Campo, TX. Contact: Joey Smith, Phone: 512-844-8131.

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Kids Kicking Cancer State Championship, Crosby, TX. Contact: Joey Smith, Phone: 832-995-7522, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Dennys Memorial BBQ Cook Off State Championship, Needville, TX. Contact: James Powell and Burley Gunter, Phone: 979-257-9087.

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Cowboys Heritage Cook Off State Championship, Pleasanton, TX. Contact: Tim Milligan, Phone: 210-323-3209, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 6-7, 2024: Blaze and BBQ Bash, Texas City, TX. Contact: Leslie Ornelas, Phone: 409-526-4545, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 6-7, 2024: 7th Annual Los Fresnos Cowboy Cookoff State Championship, Los Fresnos, TX. Contact: Larry Cantu, Phone: 956-371-0869, Email: [email protected].

For more information, visit the FBA website at

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

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

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].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: IBCA Annual Membership Meeting, Sinton, TX. Contact: Rose Simola, Phone: 832-788-6974, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: 4th Annual Grand Slam Cook Off, Silsbee, TX. POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Anderson Fire Department 4th Annual State Championship Cookoff, Navasota, TX. Contact: Samantha Kimich, Phone: 936-870-6438, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Beaver County Fair World Championship Cow Chip Throw and BBQ Cook Off, Beaver, OK. Contact: Gary Tice, Phone: 806-664-0568, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Victoria API Roping &  Cook Off, Edna, TX. Contact: Shana Speer, Phone: 361-920-4315, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 30-31, 2024: 12th Annual State Championship BBQ Cook Off on the Banks of the Guadalupe, New Braunfels, TX. Contact: Martin Monceballez, Phone: 830-515-2434, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2024: IBCA Annual Showdown, Livingston, TX. Contact: Rose M Siimola, Phone: 832-788-6974, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 6-7, 2024: Moslah Shrine Patrol BBQ Cook Off, Ft Worth, TX. Contact: Chris Driver, Phone: 817-829-7386, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 6-7, 2024: East Montgomery County Fair Association BBQ Cook Off, New Caney, TX. Contact: Tiffany Wheatley, Phone: 713.829.5397, Email: [email protected].

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

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].

Aug. 9-10, 2024: Beat The Heat BBQ & Brews, Alamosa, CO. Contact: Beth Summer, Phone: 719-937-1024, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 9-10, 2024: Smoke on the Bricks, Baldwin City, KS. Contact: Matt McClure, Phone: 785-594-3670, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 9-11, 2024: Americamps BBQ Throwdown, Ashland, VA. Contact: Mary Jones, Phone: 804-467-3558, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 9-10, 2024: East Helena Smoke Show, East Helena, MT. Contact:  Russ Radliff, Phone: 406.459.2952, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championships and Bluegrass Festival, Worland, WY. Contact: Dave Paxton, Phone: 307-431-2755, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: BBQ & Fly-In on the River, Excelsior Springs, MO. Contact: Lyndsey Baxter, Phone: 816-719-9912, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison, IN. Contact: Drew Garrett, Phone: 812-571-2012, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival, Kennesaw, GA. Contact: Brittani Farmer, Phone: 770-422-9714, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Raider Red Meats BBQ & Ribeye Championships, Lubbock, TX. Contact: Alayna Koemel, Phone: 325-725-6529, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Sugar Creek Casino’s Sweet & Smoky BBQ Competition, Hinton, OK. Contact: Magan Sparks, Phone: 405-853-5950, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 17, 2024: Boomer Backyard BBQ Cookoff, Canton, MN. Contact: Brady Bergey, Phone: 507-273-2564, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 17, 2024: Smoke on the Midway, Fairbury, IL. Contact: Chris Matich, Phone: 815-830-9731, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 17-18, 2024: Kora Kares for Kids, Hiram, ME. Contact: Kathy Trainor, Phone: 508-736-4005, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 17-18, 2024: Smoke N for the Kids, Troy, IL. Contact: John Kroot, Phone: 618-616-8628, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 22-24, 2024: 12th Annual Deaths Door Barbeque, Washington Island, WI. Contact: Richard Jepsen, Phone: 920-847-2784, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: MN Masters BBQ, Pierz, MN. Contact: Dan Salzl, Phone: 763-229-9551, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: All American Rib Cookoff, Auburn, CA. Contact: Matt Zlaket, Phone: 530-320-8776, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Montana Pitmaster Classic, Bozeman, MT. Contact: Kelly Michaelson, Phone: 406-587-9366 Ext. 1067, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: East Central Kansas State BBQ Championship, Paola, KS. Contact: Jon Smail, Phone: 913-731-7995, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Hill City Wine, Brew & BBQ, Hill City, SD. Contact: Emily Schulz-Wheeler, Phone: 605-390-6137, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: New Holland Summer Fest, New Holland, PA. Contact: Nate Martin, Phone: 717-330-8124, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-24, 2024: Up in Smoke on the Square, Lincoln, IL. Contact: Lexi Groves, Phone: 217-737-6255, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 23-25, 2024: Cowchip BBQ Cookoff, Beaver, OK. Contact: Brian Sager, Phone: 580-651-1386, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 24-25, 2024: 7th Annual DuPont BBQ Competition, DuPont, WA. Contact: Tom Riggs, Phone: 253-720-4557, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 24, 2024: Vine St BBQ Competition & Fest, Park Ridge, IL. Contact: Brian Chaplin, Phone: 312-320-4264, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 30-31, 2024: Fire in the Foothills BBQ Festival, King, NC. Contact: Darrell Calloway, Phone: 336-466-0904, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2024: Rip Double Dip, Chillicothe, IL. Contact: Kevin Yates, Phone: 309-453-1651, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 6-7, 2024: Veterans of Foreign Wars Colorado KCBS Pitmaster BBQ Contest, Castle Rock, CO. Contact: Rick Wagner, Phone: 303-946-4651, Email: [email protected].

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

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).

Aug. 2-3, 2024: 21st Annual Hamilton Band Boosters BBQ Cookoff, Hamilton, TX. Contact: Hamilton Band Boosters, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 15-17, 2024: 8750′ Music Fest and BBQ Cookoff, Red River, NM. Contact: Dave Tondre, Phone: 210-363-7339, Email: [email protected].

Aug, 23-24, 2024: Fayette County Fair, LaGrange, TX. 

Aug, 30-31, 2024: Annual Kow Kick, Junction, TX. 

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at   

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].

Aug. 24, 2024: Patio Porkers on Beale, Memphis, TN. Contact: Jon Shivers, Phone: 901-605-2351, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 6-7, 2024: Delta State University 38th Annual Pig Pickin’, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Corley Mullins, Phone: 662-846-4909, Email: [email protected].

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

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.

Aug. 9-10, 2024: Americamps BBQ Throwdown, Ashland, VA.

For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at  

Jul. 12-13, 2024: KTD Smokin Gobbler, Worthington, MN. Register Here:

Jul. 26-27, 2024: Halfway To St.Pat’s, Emmetsburg, IA. FMI:

Aug. 17, 2024: Boomer Backyard BBQ Cookoff 2024, Canton, MN. 

Aug.24, 2024: MN Masters BBQ, Pierz, MN. 

For More Information, visit the National Barbecue & Grilling Association at

Aug. 1, 2024: FUNraiser Photo Contest Deadline. FMI:

For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

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

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  

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

Aug. 10, 2024: Mission Outdoors WTC, Westport, WA.

Aug. 16-17, 2024: Feed The Troops, Fairchild AFB, WA.

Sep. 6-8, 2024: Cooking for Kids – Cam Korey Charity BBQ, Mt Vernon, WA.

For More Information, Contact Rib Cookoff Association at

Aug. 17, 2024: Grilling For The FUNd, Tupelo, MS. Contact: Mike Rhea, Email: [email protected].

Aug. 24, 2024: Woodward County Fair Rib Cookoff, Woodward, OK. Contact: Bailey Kafka, Phone: 580-334-5928.

Sep. 24, 2024: Rib and Ride Patriot Day Celebration, Holiday Island, AR. 

Sep. 28, 2024: Harvest Festival Rib Cookoff Contest, Moundridge, KS. Contact: Moundridge Lions Club, Phone: 620-386-4883, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 28, 2024: Port O’Connor Rib & Steak Contest, Port O’Connor, TX. Contact: Kathy Pullin, Phone: 210-363-1264, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 3-5, 2025: Rib Cookoff Association World Championship, Shawnee, OK.

For more information, visit the  St. Louis BBQ Society website at

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

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

Aug. 24, 2024: Staunton Rib Fest, Staunton, IL. 

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

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

Aug. 30-31, 2024: BBQ Sweet Tea Festival, Aiken, SC. Contact: Antonio Jones, Phone: 803-508-8285, Email: [email protected].

Sep. 6-7, 2024: Smoke on Shrine Lake, Summerville, SC. Contact: Kevin Merritt, Phone:  843-224-9111, Email:  [email protected].

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

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,

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





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