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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.alaskabbq.org.

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

Dec. 9-10, 2022:  Christmas on the Coast, Biloxi, MS. Contact:  Brandon Houston, Phone:  228-392-7717.

Jan. 13-14, 2023:  11th Annual Taste of Blanchard, Blanchard, LA. Contact:  Shannon Wall, Phone:  318-464-3359.

Feb. 3-4, 2023:  Tee Wayne Abshire BCA Championship, Marksville, LA.  Contact:  Andy Hollerman, Phone:  337-278-4632.

Mar. 17-18, 2023:  Operation Smoke Sheaux, Breaux Bridge, LA.  Contact:  John O’Reilly, Phone:  337-315-6066 or Blake Adams, Phone:  337-298-7459.

Apr. 21-22, 2023:  16th Bi-Annual Spring BBQ Throwdown, Marksville, LA.  Contact:  Specner Galland, Phone:  318-500-0002.

June 2-3, 2023: Sizzle in the Park (Intended Jack/ Royal qualifier), Glencoe, AL. COntact: Shanon Graham, Phone: 256-312-2091.

June 9-10, 2023: Grillin on Main (Intended Jack/ Royal qualifier), Minden, LA. Contact: Mahala Hutto, Phone: 318-371-4258.

June 23-24, 2023: 6th Annual Cooking on the Creek BBQ Battle, Biloxi, MS. Contact: Brandon Houston, Phone: 228-392-7717.

July 21-22, 2023: 12th Annual BBQ Bash, Mobile, AL. Contact: Josh Woods/ Travis Patterson, Phone: 850-712-5751.

 

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

Jan. 13, 2023: Slab-O-Rama Steak Cookoff, Bullhead City, AZ. Contact: T’Shura Elias, Phone: 928-704-7267, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 13-14, 2023: Slab-O-Rama BBQ Challenge, KCBS TOY, Bullhead City, AZ. Contact: T’Shura Elias, Phone: 928-704-7267, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 4, 2023: Bama-Q Roll The Dice In Vegas – Double, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: Michael Smith, Phone: 334-791-6229.

Feb. 24-25, 2023: Downtown Mesa BBQ Brews & Blues Festival, KCBS Master Series & TOY, Mesa, AZ. Contact: Kate Hastings, Phone: 303-588-4555.

Mar. 3-4, 2023: Golden State Battle V, Holister, CA. Contact: Jim Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

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

Dec. 2-3, 2022:  Jason Pelton Memorial, Willis, TX.  Contact:  Sherri.  More Contact Info Coming Soon.

Dec. 2-3, 2022: Chupacabra Throwdown, Hondo TX. Contact Info Coming Soon.

Dec. 2-3, 2022: Texas BBQ Blowout, Paris, TX. Contact: Paris Visitor & Convention Council, Phone: 903-715-4516.

Dec. 2-3, 2022:  12th Annual Raymondville Cops for Tots, Raymondville, TX. Contact: Tom Gomez, Phone: 956-746-7037.

Dec. 2-3, 2022:  South Texas Smoke Fest, Edinburg, TX. Contact: Lupe, Phone: 956-207-5836.

Dec. 2-3, 2022:  WGY6 Bagfest, Angleton, TX. Contact: Robert Mays, Phone: 832-798-3474.

Dec. 9-10, 2022:  Briscoe Ranch Cook-Off at the Crossroads, Uvalde, TX.  Contact:  Wade Carpenter.  More Contact Info Coming Soon.

Dec. 9-10, 2022:  Texas Angels BBQ Cook Off, Angleton, TX.  Contact: Jessica & Steven Ohler, Phone: 832-215-8931.

Dec. 9-10, 2022:  Noche De Paz, San Juan, TX.  Contact: Patrick Willngham, Phone: 956-223-2350.

Jan. 13-14, 2022: Champions of BBQ, Eagle Pass, TX. Contact Info Coming Soon.

Jan. 20-21, 2022: 36th Annual Hold’em & Hit’em Club BBQ Cook-Off, New Caney, TX. Contact: Patrick Hicks, Phone: 281-701-5374.

Jan. 20-21, 2022: Annual Bee County Go Texan BBQ Cook Off, Beeville, TX. Contact: Jordan Lee, Phone: 361-319-0352.

Jan. 20-21, 2023:  Knights of Columbus 2490 Cook-Off, El Campo, TX. Contact:  Justin Soza, Phone: 832-303-1485, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-28, 2023:  Humble Rodeo & BBQ Cook off, Humble, TX. Contact:  Humble Rodeo, Phone: 936-391-2274.

Feb. 10-11, 2023:  Smoking On the Rio, El Campo, TX.

Mar. 4, 2023:  TTHA Bucks and BBQ Cook Off, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Brenda Waters, Phone: 210-367-9769.

Mar. 25, 2023:  Alvin Music Festival, Alvin, TX. Contact: Terry Droege.

Mar. 25, 2023:  Springfest, Beeville, TX. Contact: Marias Serrata, Phone: 361-318-8007.

Mar. 25, 2023:  Texas Station Spring Fest BBQ Cook Off, Gatesville, TX. Contact: Kaylie Mendez, Phone: 254-223-3101.

 

 

For more information, visit the FBA website at www.fbabbq.com

Jan. 6-7, 2023:  Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show- Pro/BY, Apalachicola, FL.  Contact:  John Solomon, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 20-21, 2023:  Butts & Clucks On The Bay – Apalachicola- Pro, Apalachicola, FL.  Contact:  John Solomon, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 17-18, 2023:  Ribs on the Ridge – Pro/BY, St. Augustine, FL.  Contact:  Ed Shemanski, Phone:  407-242-3425.

Mar. 10-11, 2023:  Pig-a-Palooza, Mulberry, FL.  Contact:  Bonnie Titus, Phone:  863-712-0625.

Mar. 17-18, 2023:  Firefighter Charity BBQ & Chili Competition, Leesbrug, FL.  Contact:  Brian Gamble, Phone:  352-267-4580, Email: [email protected]

Mar. 31 – Apr. 1, 2023:  2022 Sebring 12 Hours of BBQ, Seabring, FL.  Contact: J.C. Shoop, Phone: 863-214-8089.

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

Dec. 2-3, 2022:  10th Annual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cook-off, Moultrie, GA.  Contact: Cecil Hinson, Phone: 229-891-1103.

Mar. 4-5, 2023: Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2023, Tifton, GA. Contact: Tyrone Spearman, Phone: 229-392-3576 mobile or Angela Elder, Phone: 229-848-9899, Email: [email protected]

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

Nov. 25-26, 2022:  Alzafar Shriners BBQ Cook Off, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Rick Rayes, Phone: 210-844-3312.

Dec. 9-10, 2022:  3rd Annual Meat Burning Contest, La Feria, TX. Contact: Julie Cooke, Phone: 956-571-8670, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 9-10, 2022:  Pearland Area Dads Club, Pearland, TX. Contact: Stephani Rice Womack, Phone: 832-292-7807, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 6-7, 2023:  Maverick Co Junior Livestock Show BBQ Cook Off, Eagle pass, TX. Contact: Tony Camarillo, Phone: 830-968-3591, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 13-14, 2023:  21st Annual NCJLS Alumni BBQ Cook Off, Robstown, TX. Contact: Kim Krebs, Phone: 3612494040, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 13-14, 2023:  Big Buc BBQ Bash, Vidor, TX. Contact: Derek Veazey, Phone: 409-658-9491, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 20-21, 2023:  WarPig Winter Battle, Tomball, TX. Contact: Dennis Butterworth, Phone: 979-220-2717, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-28, 2023:  Fergie’s Second Annual Grilllin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Cookoff, Crosby, TX. Contact: Wally Garcia, Phone: 713-380-9930, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 3-4, 2023:  Two Broke Cookers, Refugio, TX. Contact: Irene Garza, Phone: 361-739-8501, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 10-11, 2023:  Friends Of Tri Club BBQ Cook Off, Spring, TX. Contact: William Greer, Phone: 281-282-7461, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 10-11, 2023:  Victoria Livestock Show BBQ Cook Off, Victoria, TX. Contact: Heather McBride, Phone: 361-212-3200, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 17-18, 2023:  8th BBQ Boys Buyers Grup Cookoff, Round Rock, TX. Contact: Krista Fowles, Phone: 512-748-4182, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 24-25, 2023:  Coastal Bend Home Builders Assn 2nd Annual Cook Off, Sinton, TX. Contact: Alycia Kasperitis, Phone: 361-331-6914, Email: [email protected].

 

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

Dec. 1-3, 2022:  Christmas on the River State Bar B Q Championship, Demopolis, AL. Contact: Dee Wright, Phone: 334-422-1164, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 13-14, 2023:  Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge, Bullhead City, AZ. Contact: T’Shura Elias, Phone: 928-704-7267, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 13-14, 2023:  Southern Sunshine BBQ Fest, Lake Wales, FL. Contact: Angela Iverson, Phone: 407-697-4077, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-28, 2023:  Lakeland Pig Festival, Lakeland, FL. Contact: Dononvan Tinsley, Phone: 863-559-8492, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-28, 2023:  SJV Winter Rub, Omaha, NE. Contact: Win Lander, Phone: 402-891-8565, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-28, 2023:  The Art And Science Of Competition BBQ – Kelly Wertz, Gardner, KS. Contact: Kelly Wertz, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 29, 2023:  Sausage 101 – Kelly Wertz, Gardner, KS. Contact: Kelly Wertz, Email: [email protected].

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

Jan. 2023:  7th Inauguration Of Newly Elected Officers.

Jan. 25-28, 2023:  San Anotonio Stock Show & Rodeo 26th Annual Bar-B-Que Cook-Off, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Phone: 210-225-5851, Website: sarodeo.com/bbq, Email: [email protected].

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

Apr. 21-22, 2023:  Southaven Springfest, Southaven, MS.  Contact: Kristi Faulkner, Phone:  662-393-6939, Email: [email protected].

 

 

 

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

Dec. 9-10, 2022: Big Dan’s Chill on the Hill Triple Steak Cookoff, Catawissa, PA. Contact: Dan Bosworth, Phone: 267-242-5854, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 10-11, 2022: Old Virginia Smoke Competition BBQ Class, Manassas, VA. 

 

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

Jan. 28, 2023: Annual MBS Banquet. More details to come!

 

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

Available Now Online Educational Sessions!  Sessions include (1) Certified Angus Beef (CAB) Fabricates Side of Beef, (2)Legacy Productions – Where Do I Start? A Tech, AV & Live Stream Best Practices, (3)Uber Eats – All Things Delivered, (4)Prairie Fresh – All Things Pork.  No cost to NBBQA Members and $19.99 per session for Non-Members (https://www.nbbqa.org/products) or join NBBQA for as low as $99.00.

Oct. 1 – Dec. 1, 2022:  NBBQA Awards of Excellence Entry Window. Entry forms will be available by Sept. 15, 2022.  

Dec. 10, 2022:  NBBQA Awards of Excellence Judging at Sweet Swine O’Mine Distributing, Byhalia, MS. Register to judge or volunteer online now!

Feb. 15-18, 2023: National NBBQA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. https://www.nbbqa.org/events/national_barbeue__grilling_association_national_conference.

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

Dec. 19, 2022: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

Jan. 7, 2023: After The Holidays Party – Annual Meeting – Team Of The Year Awards 2 PM – 6 PM, Wrentham, MA. Contact: Bill DeKing, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 16, 2023: NEBS Board Of Directors Monthly Meeting.

 

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

Dec. 2-3, 2022:  1st Annual Outlaw Roundup, Grandbury, TX.

Feb. 10-11, 2023:  American Legion 4th Annual BBQ Cookoff, Wichita Falls, TX. Contact: Kenny Lyons, Phone: 940-704-1839.

Feb. 23-24, 2023:  Irving Elks lodge, Irving, TX. Contact: Matt Cummings, Phone: 214-500-3440.

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

Dec. 3, 2022:  SLBS Annual Awards Banquet, Sunset Hills, MO.  Contact:  SLBS Membership Events, Email:  [email protected].

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

Nov. 25-26, 2022: 2nd Annual Bison Madness Steak Cookoff, Carlisle, AR. Contact: William Roundtree, Phone: 501-912-1621, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 26, 2022: Kids Grilled Cheese – 2nd Annual Bison Madness Steak Cookoff, Carlisle, AR. Contact: William Roundtree, Phone: 501-912-1621, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 2-3, 2022: Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Graham, TX. Contact:  Phone: 940-549-1873.

Dec. 3, 2022: Arkansas DeMolay Steak Cookoff (DOUBLE), Jacksonville, AR. Contact: Melissa West, Phone: 501-920-6696.

Dec. 9-11, 2022: B Street Collision Winter Steak Crash, Omaha, NE. Contact: Tamara Strawhacker, Phone: 402-981-5208, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 9-10, 2022: Chill On The Hill, Catawissa, PA. Contact: Dan Bosworth, Phone: 267-242-5854, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 10, 2022: HOPE Landing Christmas on the Ranch (DOUBLE), El Dorado, AR. Contact: HOPE Landing, Phone: 870-862-0500.

Dec. 17, 2022: Texas Steaknado State Championship, Liberty, TX. Contact: Jamie Burgess, Phone: 281-853-7800, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 31, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023: Brooksville Barn Bash II (DOUBLE), Brooksville, FL.

Dec. 31, 2022: Grilling Away ’22, Cushman, AR. Contact: Joey Parks, Phone: 870-613-0776, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 1, 2023: Brooksville Barn Bash II (DOUBLE), Brooksville, FL.

Jan. 6-7, 2023: Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show), Elkton, FL. COntact: Tim Gause, Phone: 904-540-0980, Email: [email protected].

 

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

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Non-Sanctioned Events/Public Events

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HIGH SCHOOL BBQ COMPETITIONS

Dec. 2-3, 2022: Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, TX. Contact: Ken Goodman, Phone: 817-300-4648, Email: [email protected].

Dec. 9-10, 2022: Uvalde High School, Uvalde, TX. Contact: Charles Black, Phone: 210-705-4232, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 6-7, 2023: McMullen County High School, Tilden, TX. Contact: Jason Jones, Phone: 903-821-0753, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-28, 2023: Van Vleck High School, Vleck, TX. Contact: Clint Johnson, Phone: 979-479-9191, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 3-4, 2023: Hudson High School, Lufkin, TX. Contact: Ted Eddins, Phone: 936-635-2941, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 24-25, 2023: Reagan County High School, Big Lake, TX. Contact: Michelle Bastin, Phone: 325-650-8555, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 3-4, 2023: Poteet High School, Poteet, TX. Contact: Kevin Sparks, Phone: 830-200-1175, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 24-25, 2023: Ben Barber Innovation Academy, Mainsfield, TX. Contact: Jennifer Goodson, Phone: 817-584-9221, Email: [email protected].

BBQ Cooking Schools 

Butcher BBQ 100% Tell All BBQ Class Videos, 35 videos totaling over 7 1/2 hours – Get all 4 meats (Chicken, Ribs, Pork, & Brisket) Only $599.  Watch them anytime with no traveling expenses.  FMI:  https://bbqchamps.com/pitmasters/butcher-bbq/.

Dec. 9-11, 2022: Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Contact: Myron Mixon, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 27-29, 2022: Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Contact: Myron Mixon, Email: [email protected].

 

BBQ Judging Schools

Jan. 22, 2023: GBA Judges Class- Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2023, GA. Contact: 229-382-8700 or 229-386-8757.

FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS

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PODCASTS 

BARBECUE BASE https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/barbecue-base/id1510373361

BASEBALL AND BBQ https://baseballandbbq.weebly.com 

BBQ NATION https://player.fm/series/bbq-nation

BBQ STATE OF MIND http://bbqstateofmind.libsyn.com

BEST BBQ SHOW https://blubrry.com/bestbarbecueshow/

BUTCHER BBQ https://butcherbbq.com/podcast-2/

COOKING WITH FIRE https://www.kmuw.org/programs/cooking-fire

GRAB EM IN THE BRISKET https://grabeminthebrisket.podbean.com

JIM’S BBQ http://www.jimsbbqpod.com/episodes/ 

KEVIN’S BBQ JOINTS https://kevinsbbqjoints.podbean.com

MAN MEAT BBQ http://www.manmeatbbq.com/mmb-blog

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

THE SMOKIN HOT CONFESSIONS https://smokinghotconfessions.com/shcpodcast/

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