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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

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

Sept. 21, 2019:  Burningham 2019, Penngrove, CA.

Sept. 28, 2019:  BBQ in the Glen 2019, Willow Glen/San Jose, CA.

Sept. 28, 2019:  Mazatzal Grill Masters – BBQ Competition and Testicle Festival, Payson, AZ.  (KCBS & TOY).

Oct. 12, 2019:  Brews & BBQ Competition, Discovery Bay, CA. 

Nov. 1, 2019:  Indio CA State BBQ Championship & Festival, Indio, CA.

Nov. 16, 2019:  Sparta Q 2019, San Jose, CA.

Dec. 28, 2019:  Arizona National BBQ Stampede 2019, (KCBS & ToY), Phoenix, AZ.   

Jan. 18, 2020:  Slab-O-Rama BBQ Challenge 2020, (KCBS), Bullhead City, AZ.

Jan. 24, 2020:  CBBQA Team of the Year Awards Ceremony – Casa de Fruta, Hollister, CA.

Jan. 25 2020:  2nd Annual Golden State Battle – Casa de Fruta, Hollister, CA.

Feb. 29, 2020:  Best in the Desert Southwest, (KCBS & ToY), Yuma, AZ.

May 2, 2020:  8thAnnual BBQ Showdown, (KCBS & ToY), Showlow, AZ. 

June 13, 2020:  Chillin & Grillin by the Vines, Lodi, CA. 

June 20, 2020:  9thSilicon Valley BBQ Championship, Santa Clara, 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. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Marlin VFD Cook-Off, Marlin, TX. Contact: Rob Douglas, Phone: (254) 422-3268.

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Bob Miracle Field Elks Lodge #138 Cookoff, Temple, TX.  Contact: Phone:254-773-1311, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Headwaters for Heroes BBQ Cook-Off, Harper, TX.  Contact: Steve Sweeney, Phone: (830) 992-1193, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Kerr County FairCook Off, Kerrville, TX.  Contact: Chad Parker, Phone: (830) 739-3200.

For more information, visit the FBA website at

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Smokin’ In The Pines BBQ Festival, Perry, FL. Contact:  Dawn Taylor, Phone:  850-584-5366, Email:  [email protected]

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  West Pasco BBQ Challenge, Odessa, FL.  Contact:  Shean Hylton, Phone:  813-917-1866, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  First Coast Ham Jam, Green Cove Springs, FL.  Contact:  Ronnie Munsey, Phone:  904-838-5530, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 2, 2019:  Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival, Altamonte Springs, FL.  Contact:  Gabrielle Shulruff, Phone:  407-919-1023, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Gridiron Grill-Off BBQ Competition, Pompano Beach, FL.  Contact: John Offerdahl, Phone: 305-748-6107, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Jefferson BBQ Fest, Monticello, FL.  Contact:  Katrina Richardson, Phone:  850-997-5552, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  Rock N Brews BBQ – Camp Mack, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact:  Kevin Denell, Phone:  863-696-1108, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 16, 2019:  Grillers Gone Wild BBQ Festival, South Daytona, FL.  Contact:  Greg Bartholomew, Phone:  386-322-3070, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  Orange Blossom Revue, Lake Wales, FL. Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 3-4, 2020:  Big Swamp Smoke Off, Naples, FL.  Contact:  Rhonda Ward, Phone:  239-285-8115, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 17-18, 2020:  Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues, Zephyrhills, FL.  Contact:  Melonie Monson, Phone:  813-782-1913, Email:  [email protected].

Jan. 24-25, 2020:  Butts & Clucks on the Bay, Apalachicola, FL.  Contact:  Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  850-653-9419, Email:  [email protected].

Jan. 24-25, 2020  7th Charity Chili Cook-Off & BBQ Comp, Leesburg, FL.  Contact:  Brian Gamble, Phone:  352-267-4580, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 7-8, 2020: Smoke on the Water, Winter Haven, FL.  Contact:  Russell Short, Phone:  863-227-2660, Email:  [email protected]

Feb. 14-15, 2020:  Grills Gone Wild, Davenport, FL. Contact:  Danny McClain, Phone:  863-419-3300 x 137, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  Ribs on the Ridge, Haines City, FL. Contact:  Jill Latimer, Phone:  863-421-9959 x5959, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  BBQ, Bluegrass & Brews Cook-Off, Car Show, and Family Fest, Melbourne, FL.  Contact:  EFSC Foundation (Jennie Kriete), Phone:  321-433-7055, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL. Contact:  Don Fisher, Phone:  941-809-5232, Email:  [email protected]

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Apopka Proud BBQ Showdown, Apopka, FL. Contact:  John Hanson, Phone:  352-255-4853, Email:  [email protected]

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Big Belly BBQ Battle, Davenport, FL. Contact:  Shelby Lomen, Phone:  407-873-7367, Email: [email protected]


For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Bark in the Park Festival BBQ Bash, Sylvester, GA.  Contact: Jody Yarbrough, Phone: 229-206-2228, Email:  [email protected]

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest, Milledgeville, GA.  Contact:  Frank Pendergast, Phone: 478-414-4014, Website:

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  Smokin’ on Blackshear BBQ & Music Festival, Cordele, GA.  Contact: Linda Hawkins, Phone:  229-276-1004, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  7thAnnual Moultrie Moose Lodge #1158 BBQ Cook-Off, Moultrie, GA.  Contact: Cecil Hinson, Phone:  229-891-1103, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 13-14, 2019:  Brickyard BBQ Bash at Americus KOA, Americus, GA. Contact:  Ira Kelly, Phone:  229-942-2330, Email:  [email protected].   

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2020 – Double TOTY Points, Tifton, GA. Contact:  Tyrone Spearman, Phone:  229-386-0216 or Angela Elder, Phone:  229-392-3376. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash, Ashburn, GA.  Contact:  Gail Walls, Phone:  29-567-3436, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Firehouse BBQ Festival – Double TOTY Points, Donalsonville, GA.  Contact: Virginia Harrison, Phone: 229-400-3772, Email:  [email protected].  

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival, Barnesville, GA.  Contact:  Sharon Greer, Phone:  770-872-1043, Email:  [email protected]. 

For More information, visit the IBCA website at

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  20thAnnual Wild West Festival, Springtown, TX. Contact:  Joe Coyle, Phone:  817-454-0037, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  4thAnnual Castroville PD Bluebonnet Children’s’ Center Cookoff, Castroville, TX.  Contact:  Ashley Skolweck, Phone:  210-413-6575, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  5thAnnual David Fuentes Cooking for Kids, Weslaco, TX.  Contact: Carlos Robledo, Phone: 956-351-0467, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  8thMabank Jubilee, Mabank, TX. Contact:  John Holcomb, Phone:  903-887-4747, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Brisco County Cookoff, Silverton, TX. Contact:  Wylie Bomar, Phone:  806-777-1664, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  East Montgomery County Fair Association BBQ Cookoff, New Caney, TX.  Contact: Mike Jarrell, Phone: 281-851-9238, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  First Shot Cookoff, Gonzales, TX. Contact:  Shirley Breitschopf, Phone:  830-857-4142, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Lone Star Warriors Outdoors BBQ Battle Ribeye Roundup, Lindale, TX.  Contact: Chris Gill, Phone:  903-253-5604, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Lost Lagoon First Annual BBQ Cookoff, El Campo, TX.  Contact: Ashley Hoefling, Phone:  361-564-7296, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  McGregor Founders Day Cookoff, McGregor, TX. Contact:  Micah Smolinsky, Phone:  254-366-7065, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  St. Joseph 2019 BBQ Cook Off, Del Rio, TX. Contact:  Efrain Gallegos, Phone:  830-461-9375, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Bee County Area Go Texan Cookoff, Beeville, TX.  Contact:  Ryan Daniels, Phone:  361-318-9801, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Cookin fer CCA, Giddings, TX.  Contact:  Karen Walpole, Phone:  979-540-2980, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Fort Griffin BBQ and World Championship Dove Cookoff, Albany, TX.  Contact: Justin Winters, Phone: 325-668-8241, Email:  [email protected]

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Goodfellow AFB Ruckus at the Rec Camp BBQ Chili Cookoff, San Angelo, TX.  Contact: Sarah Sweatman, Phone: 325-654-5747, Email:  [email protected]

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Hill Country Shootout BBQ Cookoff, Leander, TX.  Contact: Norm Adams, Phone:  512-567-1672, Email:  [email protected]

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Hill County Cotton Pickin Fair BBQ, Hillsboro, TX.  Contact:  Chris Moore, Phone:  254-582-5499, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Poteet Lions BBQ Cookoff, Poteet, TX. Contact:  David E. Reyes, Phone:  830-742-3740, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Texas Rice Festival, Winnie, TX. Contact:  Sissy Leger, Phone:  409-296-4404, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Waller County Fair and BBQ Cookoff, Hempstead, TX. Contact:  Jason Rymer, Phone:  713-545-3240, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 28, 2019:  2nd Annual Sabercat FFA Booster Scholarship Shootem Cook’em, Linn, TX.  Contact:  Lizzie Jasso, Phone:  956-393-7932, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 28, 2019:  Canadian River Beach Club Calf Fry BBQ Cookoff, Canadian, TX.  Contact: Lacy Hanes, Phone:  806-217-2703, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  17thGuadalupe County Fair IBCA State Championship BBQ Cookoff, Seguin, TX.  Contact: Sarah Louque, Phone: 830-379-6477, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  2019 Rockwall Rib Rub Run and Roll, Rockwall, TX.  Contact: Andrew Ainsworth, Phone:  972-345-0721, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  21st Annual Piney Woods Classic, Porter, TX. Contact:  Laurie Wiley, Phone:  713-247-9591, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  5thAnnual Franklin VFD BBQ Cookoff, Franklin, TX.  Contact:  Rene Ferrell, Phone:  979-739-6832, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  7thAnnual Skidmore VFD CookOff, Skidmore, TX. Contact:  Rick Bohac, Phone:  361-354-8034, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Brazoria County Fair World-Class Barbecue Cookoff Contest, Angleton, TX.  Contact: Rebeca Goins, Phone: 979-373-8825, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  DCJLS 1stAnnual Dimmit County, Carrizo Springs, TX.  Contact: Hector Cienega, Phone: 830-734-3027, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Fall on the Frio, Concan, TX.  Contact:  Cassandra Perry, Phone:  830-232-6625, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Keller Lions Club BBQ Cookoff, Keller, TX. Contact:  Jimmy Lucas, Phone:  817-307-9752, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Night in Old Converse BBQ Cookoff, Sammy Perez, Phone:  210-602-7502, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Q995 Birthday Bash, San Angelo, TX.  Contact:  Rico Vargas, Phone:  325-227-7038, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  19thAnnual Breast Cancer Awareness Chili and BarBQue Cookoff, Midland, TX.  Contact: Toby Walker, Phone:  432-312-5944, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  4thAnnual Que for the Blue, San Antonio, TX. Contact:  Sean Hay, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  BooBQ BBQin for Boobies, Tomball, TX. Contact:  Candice Baines, Phone:  832-326-6909, Phone:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Canton Autumn Fall Festival BBQ Cook-Off, Canton, TX.  Contact: Brandi Weaver, Phone:  903-288-2687, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Champion Oaks Ranch 4thAnnual Boots and BBQ Festival, Jasper, TX.  Contact: Barry Turner, Phone: 409-384-6000, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Forest Hills Lions Club, Forest Hill, TX. Contact:  Johnny Horton, Phone:  817-266-0188, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Guns Hoses BBQ Cookoff and Custom Car Show, McKinney, TX.  Contact: Kevin Perry, Phone:  972-569-0101, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Halo Flight BBQ Cookoff, Sandia, TX. Contact:  Raymond Figuero, Phone:  361-343-1315, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Heath Schielack Memorial Cookoff, Huntsville, TX. Contact:  Kinley Mueller, Phone:  512-293-2202, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Kare for Kids BBQ Cookoff, Longview, TX. Contact:  Terry Petty, Phone:  903-431-2001, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Midway Volunteer Fire Department 14thAnnual Fall Fest Cookoff, Midway, TX. Contact:  Sherry Ferguson, Phone:  936-348-8279, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  6thAnnual Goodwill Cook-Off, Harlingen, TX.  Contact:  Marjorie Boudreaux, Phone:  361-884-4068, Email:  [email protected]

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  BC BBQ Fest II, Waxahachie, TX. Contact:  Scott Osiier, Phone:  972-821-7386, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Benbrook Chamber of Commerce BBQ Cookoff, Benbrook, TX.  Contact: Terri Davis, Phone:  817-249-4451, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Brews Ewes BBQ, San Angelo, TX.  Contact:  Monica Ramos, Phone:  325-655-2345, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Paralyzed Veterans of America Texas Chapter Annual BBQ Cookoff, Kemah, TX.  Contact: Amanda Saunders, Phone: 713-520-8782, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Rosevine Gravel Hill Benefit and BBQ Cookoff, Rosevine, TX.  Contact: Wade Tyson, Phone:  4095946353, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Texas Outdoor Writers Association Barbecue and Wild Game Cook-Off, Columbus, TX.  Contact:  Herman Brune, Phone:  979-732-4707.

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Wild West BBQ Cookoff, San Antonio, TX. Contact:  Larry Colson, Phone:  210-275-1854, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  World Barbecue Championship, Dallas, TX. Contact:  Lisa Glover, Phone:  931-528-8852, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Fall Free for All 2019, Manvel, TX. Contact:  Stefan Rodriguez, Phone:  281-910-0948, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Matador Prime Steak BBQ Champion, Frisco, TX. Contact:  Matt Peterson, Phone:  972-971-6328, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  MK BBQ Cookoff, Post, TX.  Contact:  Kyran Elliott, Phone:  806-43-1297, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Oinktoberfest, McAllen, TX.  Contact: Monica Pena, Phone:  956-457-2838, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Tiki Hutt 1st Annual CookOff, Baytown, TX.  Contact:  Wally Garcia, Phone:  281-739-1092, Email:  [email protected]

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Czhilispiel, Flatonia, TX.  Contact:  Beverly Ponder, Phone:  361-865-3920, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  1stAnnual Billy Leo Foundation Scholarship Cookoff, LaJoya, TX. Contact:  Lita Leo, Phone:  956-472-2489, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Blues, Bandits and BBQ, Oak Cliff, TX.  Contact:  Matt McGaughey, Phone:  214-912-5353, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Diamonds and Dollars BBQ Cookoff, Houston, TX. Contact:  Cindy Niles, Phone:  832-334-3986, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  For the Kids Cook Off, Harlingen, TX.  Contact:  Shane Sherrill, Phone:  956-454-4002, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Galveston County Fall Fest BBQ Cookoff, League City, TX.  Contact: Jason Long, Phone:  281-905-7616, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Smokin Pits for Paws, Kenedy, TX. Contact:  Joe Sheeran, Phone:  830-583-6146, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  4th Annual Rib Roast, Grand Prairie, TX.  Contact:  Tim Galaviz, Phone:  682-230-1818, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  First Annual Operation Battle Buddies BBQ Cookoff, La Vernia, TX. Contact:  Jessica Moyers, Phone:  830-433-3786, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  IBCA Showdown, Waxahachie, TX.  Contact:  Terry Blount, Phone:  469-332-5066, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Nixon Smiley Livestock Show Wild Hog Cookoff, Nixon, TX.  Contact:  Misty Pratt, Phone:  830-263-0366, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Texas Citrus Fiesta Vaquero Cookoff, Mission, TX.  Contact:  Lisa Rivera, Phone:  956-585-9724, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  11th Annual Jimmy Pee Wee Wells Memorial BBQ, Houston, TX.  Contact:  Sam Zachary, Phone:  281-443-2023, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  2nd Annual Coleto Creek Park BBQ Cookoff, Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Matt Konvicka, Phone:  361-575-6366, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  3rd Annual Los Fresnos Cowboy Cookoff, Los Fresnos, TX.  Contact:  Larry Cantu, Phone:  956-371-0869, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  BBQ Showdown at Traders Village, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Thomas Krueger, Phone:  210-422-1178, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  Comal County Sheriffs Posse Scholarship Cookoff, New Braunfels, TX.  Contact:  Mike Bachofer, Phone:  210-669-0552, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  McGregor Lions Club Barrels and BBQ Double Play, Belton, TX.  Contact:  Mike Olson, Phone:  254-258-8171, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 22-23, 2019:  Cottonfest BBQ Cookoff, Robstown, TX.  Contact:  Jason Garcia, Phone:  361-533-4452, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 22-23, 2019:  Silver Spur SmokeOff, Canton, TX.  Contact:  Jeff Durham, Phone:  817-205-8453, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 22-23, 2019:  TBIPAC Fall Throwdown BBQ, Marksville, LA.  Contact:  David Rivas, Phone:  318-240-6413, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  6th Annual Chupacabra BBQ Throw Down, Beeville, TX.  Contact:  Rose Simola, Phone:  832-788-6974, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  9th Annual Cowboy Roundup Jason Peltons Cookin for the Kids, Willis, TX.  Contact:  Sheri Pelton, Pone:  936-537-0672, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  Huffman Youth Athletic League, Huffman, TX.  Contact:  Jeremy Phillips, Phone:  713-624-8780, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  Kookin for Kids Christmas BBQ Cookoff, New Braunfels, TX.  Contact:  Rob Cardenas, Phone:  830-515-9026, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  North Texas Fair and Rodeo, Denton, TX.  Contact:  Jim Paddack, Pone:  940-390-6864, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  Raymondville Police Department Cops for Tots,  Raymondville, TX.  Contact:  Tom Gomez, Phone:  956-746-7037, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  Waters Edge 5th Annual Toys for Tots Cookoff, Hitchcock, TX.  Contact:  Dannon Erskins, Phone:  281-705-6571, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 13-14, 2019:  Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cookoff at the Crossroads, Uvalde, TX.  Contact:  Wade Carpenter, Phone:  830-486-7055, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 13-14, 2019:  McMullen County Cowboy Cookoff, Tilden, TX.  Contact:  Sam Foster, Phone:  361-701-1875, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 13-14, 2019:  Pearland Dads Club Jingle Bell Cookoff, Pearland, TX.  Contact:  Troy Bayham, Phone:  832-264-2432, Email:  t[email protected].

Dec. 13-14, 2019:  The South Texas Chisholm Trail Festival, Donna, TX.  Contact:  David De Los Rios, Phone:  956-358-8722, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 20-21, 2019:  Noche de Paz, San Juan, TX.  Contact:  Mitzy Zambrano, Phone:  956-223-2350, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 20-21, 2019:  Texas Tower 4 Tots Cookin 4 The Kids, Selma, TX.  Contact:  Geoff Nienstedt, Phone:  210-823-1194, Email:  [email protected].

For additional information, visit the KCBS website at 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off, Murphysboro, IL.  Contact: Sammi Graff, Phone:  618-684-8902, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Tri City BBQ Fest, Denison, IA.  Contact: Blair Weigum, Phone:  712-263-6622, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Jesse James Barbeque Cook Out, Kearney, MO. Contact:   Larry Pratt, Phone: 816-935-9644, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  5th Annual Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship, Oroville, CA.  Contact: Ben Lobenstein, Email: [email protected]

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Grillin & Chillin BBQ, Owensboro, KY. Contact:  Kenny Jackson, Phone: 270-302-1007, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Smokin in the Hills, Hillsboro, OH.  Contact:  Destiny Bryson, Phone: 937-763-7012, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic, Salisbury, NC.  Contact:  Gary Moss, Phone:  704-202-8712, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Rumble on the River Presented by, Grand Haven, MI.  Contact: John Greko, Phone:  Phone: 616-334-1857, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Cherokee Strip BBQ Cook-Off, Ponca City, OK.  Contact: Nancy Brown, Phone: 580-761-9158, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Constitution Week BBQ & Music Festival, Grand Lake, CO.  Contact: Bigg Mckeel, Phone: 615-853-5315, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Little Apple Classic Car & BBQ Cook-Off, Manhattan, KS.  Contact:  Tony Ballard, Phone: 785-776-8829, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Pork on the Plaza, Fort Scott, KS. Contact:  Barbara Ritter, Phone:  913-636-4892, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 21-22, 2019:  Oinktoberfest, Clarence, NY.  Contact:  Kathy Toth, Phone: 716-759-8483, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 21-22, 2019:  Het BBQ Kampioenschap Van Het Waasland, Sint Niklaas, Belgium.  Contact: Dave Heyninck, Phone: 0032 498641018, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 21, 2019:  Barbeque on the Hill (Competitor’s Series), BlueIsland, IL.  Josh Edwards, Phone: 708-270-2333, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 21-22, 2019:  Bikes Boats & Bones BBQ & Steak Showdown, Kimberling City, MO.  Contact: Michelle Higgins, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 26-27, 2019:  KC Realty Royal (Competitor’s Series), Overland Park, KS.  Contact:  Brad Nelson, Phone:  913-565-2819, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Smoke on the Trails, Gardner, KS. Contact:  Amy Craft, Phone:  913- 856-0953, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge, Newton, NC.  Contact:  Noel Kay, Phone: 828-455-8914, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Kincaid Fair Backyard BBQ (Backyard Only), Kincaid, KS.  Contact:  Dawn Vermillion, Phone: 620-228-8029, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Smoke in the Park, Lemoyne, PA. Contact:  Todd Shadle, Phone: 717-737-2924, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  New Albany Blues Brews and BBQ Festival, New Albany, IN. Contact:  James Gaetano, Phone: 502-445-5343, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship, Shawnee, KS.  Contact:  Tonya Lecuru, Phone: 913-742-6402, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Downtown Jonesboro BBQ Festival, Jonesboro, AR.  Contact: Paul Carter, Phone: 870-219-9227, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  BBQ In the Badlands, Glendive, MT. Contact:  Mariah Tipton, Phone: 406-377-5602, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Mazatzal Grill Masters-BBQ Competition & Testicle Festival, Payson, AZ.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 28, 2019:  Dells BBQ Bash (BACKYARD ONLY), Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Contact:  Laurie Tweten, Phone: 608-769-7446, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 28-29, 2019:  Ocean State BBQ Championship – Campground BBQ Series, Hope Valley, RI.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone:  802-244-8994, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 28-29, 2019:  West Bottoms BBQ Contest, Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Carl McBee, Phone:  660-973-1953, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 28, 2019:  Backyard BBQ Festival (Backyard Only), Pilot Grove, MO. Contact:  Bradley Vollmer, Phone: 573-690-0978, Email: [email protected]. 

Sept. 28, 2019:  Fire in the Sky BBQ Lite’N Up Broadway (BACKYARD ONLY), Broadway Westville, NJ.  Contact: Daneen Kressley, Phone: 856-556-0076, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 2, 2019: Holmes Drywall Grilling BBQ Contest (Invitational Only), Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Jeanne McGrath, Phone: 816-471-7595, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 2, 2019: Simmons Energy Permian Basin BBQ Cook-Off Invitational (Backyard Only), Midland, TX.  Primary Contact:  Josh Lowery. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA.  Contact: Morgan Firestine, Phone: 717-926-6134, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Jim Beam BBQ Classic, Springfield, KY. Contact:  Ralph Blanford, Phone:  859-481-3992, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Roast N Boast, Columbus, MS.  Contact:  Amber Watson, Phone:  662-645-8291, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship, Sheridan, AR.  Contact: Jake Easley, Phone:  870-917-7878, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Que & Cruz, Louisa, VA. Contact:  Bill Small, Phone:  540-223-6329, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Brew N Que-Perth 2019, Ascot, WA, Australia. Contact:  Jason Linto, Phone:  +61414991450, Contact:  [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Smoketoberfest, Ottumwa, IA.  Contact:  Jeremy Weller, Phone:  641-799-3836, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Squealin on the Square, Laurens, SC 29360.  Contact:  Jonathan Irick, Phone:  864-984-2119, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Swine at the Shrine Porktobertfest, Savannah, GA. Contact:  Derrick Lewis, Phone:  912-659-2523, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ, Greenfield, MA.  Contact:  Kelly Jenkins, Phone:  413-772-1553, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Hops & Hogs Festival, Huntersville, NC.  Contact:  Arlie Bragg, Phone:  615-477-7447, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Guts Glory Ram BBQ Showdown, Lebanon, MO.  Contact:  Michelle Higgins, Phone:  417-682-1568, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019: Kentucky’s Fort Harrod Beef Festival Grill-Off (Competitors Series), Harrodsburg, KY.  Contact: Dana Anderson, Phone: 859-613-8100, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 5-6, 2019: Austrian BBQ Festival – Indian Summer Challenge 2019, Graz, Messegelande, Austria.  Contact: Barbara Naschenweng, Phone: 43-664-883-98 636, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 5, 2019: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Smoke on the Range BBQ Invitation (Backyard Only), St. Cloud, FL.  Contact: Deputy R. Cole, Phone:  407-348-1190, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-13, 2019:  Red, White, & Que (Campground BBQ Series) Day 1 & 2, Jackson, NJ.  Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802 244 8994, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Waxhaw Grillin & Chillin BBQ Cook-Off, Waxhaw, NC.  Contact:  Lisa Hoffman, Phone: 704-843-2195, ext.226, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  BBQ & Blues on the Levee, Helena, AR.  Contact: Kim Liston, Phone: 870-753-5223, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019: Anchor City Cook-Off, Centralia, MO.  Contact:  Ginny Zoellers, Phone: 573-682-2272, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Bedouin Brew & Bar-B-Que, Muskogee, OK.  Contact: Scott Seretean, Phone: 405-510-4986, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Cookin on the Kaw BBQ Contest, DeSoto, KS.  Contact: Sara Ritter, Phone: 913-583-1585, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival, Lyons, GA.  Contact:  Bryan Stowe, Phone: 478-845-8199, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Central Illinois Bragging Rights(CIBR-BBQ), Arthur, IL.  Contact:  George Fritz, Phone: 217-543-2766, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Rocky Mount, NC.  Contact: Kayla Hillman, Phone: 252-972-1159, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Butlerfest 2019 (Backyard Only), Butler, AL.  Contact: Rob McKenzie, Phone: 601-409-3827, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Smokin’ & Stokin’ Trussville (Backyard Only), Trussville, AL.  Contact:  Jamie Overton, Phone: 205-612-2614, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 12, 2019:  Scottsboro BBQ Cook-Off Festival (Backyard Only), Scottsboro, AL 35768.  Contact:  Tim Watts, Phone: 256-609-7814,
Email: [email protected].

Oct. 12-13, 2019:  Caput Mundi BBQ Competition, Rome, Italy.  Contact: Marco Lattanzi, Phone: 0039 3280554838, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 17-19, 2019:  Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition and Festival A & B, Lenoir, NC.  Contact:  Michael Kilby, Phone: 828-310-2953, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off, Munfordville, KY.  Contact: Coni Shepperd, Phone: 270-524-4752, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Harper County Bullseye BBQ, Harper, KS.  Contact: Kimberly Schrant, Phone: 620-845-0397, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Fountains at Greenbriar Blaze Off, Independence, MO.  Contact: Tina Dietz, Phone: 816-257-5100, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Meat Scream BBQ Competition, Westminster, CO.  Contact: James Borowicz, Phone: 720-394-0718, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Best of the Midwest, Union Grove, WI. Contact:  Stephanie Kurt, Phone: 262-878-4606, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Mid-South BBQ Festival and Competition, Mount Pleasant, TN.  Contact:  Hugh Johnson, Phone: 931-446-0490, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival, Nelsonville, OH.  Contact:  Dan Pfeiffer, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Boo-B-Que, Rehoboth Beach, DE.  Contact: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410-726-1881, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Royal Oak Invitational Only(Competitors Series), Roswell, GA.  Contact:  Mike Shore, Phone: 470-409-6606, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  National Head 2 Head Invitational Top 50 (Competitors Series), Great Bend, KS.  Contact:  Kent Romie, Phone: 620-793-2985, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 19-20, 2019:  Rock-N-Q on the Planes, Contact: Kent Romie, Phone: 620-793-2985, Email: [email protected].  

Oct. 19, 2019:  Backyard BBQ Festival (Backyard Only), Pilot Grove, MO  65276.  Contact: Bradley Vollmer, Phone: 573-690-0978. Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 24-27, 2019:  Fifth Annual Kosher BBQ Championship (Kosher Series),  Dallas, TX.  Contact: Brian Rubenstein, Phone: 314-496-3986, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 26-27, 2019:  Border War Barbeque, Osawatomie, KS.  Contact: Don Cawby, Phone: 913-755-1944, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Smokin’ on the Square, El Dorado, AR.  Contact: Ron Cates, Phone: 870-536-8175, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Zom-B-Q, Wytheville, VA.  Contact: Dave Dick, Phone: 804-832-0268, Email: [email protected].   

Oct. 25-26, 2019:   31st Annual Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue, Lynchburg, TN.  Contact:  Debbie Christian or Pam Hess, Phone: 931-759-6332, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Jack Daniel’s World Championship Shade Tree Contest (BACKYARD), Lynchburg, TN.  Contact:  Debbie Christian or Pam Hess, Phone: 931-759-6332, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  SunshineCoast BBQ Championships, Palmview, Queensland, Australia.  Contact:  Julian D’Souza, Phone:  +614 344 00 813, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Brew & Que on the Shrine Lake, Summerville, SC.  Contact:  Kevin Merritt, Phone: 843-224-9111, Email: [email protected]. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Currituck Heritage Bulls & BBQ Festival, Powells Point, NC.  Contact:  Kemberly Sawyer, Phone: 252-453-9040, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Viking Grillfestivalen, Waco, TX.  Contact: Zach Seifert, Phone: 903-815-9837, Email: [email protected]. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  West Alabama State Fair Barbeque Cookoff (Backyard Only), Northport, AL.  Contact:  Bobby Hagler, Phone: 205-799-8675, Email: [email protected]. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Indio California State BBQ Championship & Festival, Indio, CA.  Contact:  Robert Stouffer, Phone:  951-961-8870, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 4-5, 2019: Heatbeads BBQ Turf Wars, Cranbourne, Melbourne, Australia.  Contact: Luke Nagel, Phone: 0429991269, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 8-10, 2019:  Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel A & B), Concord, NC.  Contact:  Glenn Jones, Phone:  704-436-2024, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 9, 2019:  Saluting with Smoke (Competitors Series), Yorkville, IL.  Contact:  Sean Young, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 9-10, 2019:  Smokin in the Valley, Herne Hill, Western Australia.  Contact:  Stephan Jenner, Phone:  +61417993858, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  Cape Coral Rotary BBQ Smoke Out, Cape Coral, FL.  Contact:  Jan Dickinson, Phone:  239-541-3388, Email: [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  McGregor Lions Club Barrels & BBQ, Belton, TX.  Contact:  Mike Olson, Phone:  254-258-8171, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 15-16, 2019:  Georgia BBQ Championship Throwdown, Cedartown, GA.  Contact:  Betsy Allgood, Phone:  706-802-2554, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 22-23, 2019:  Suncoast Credit Union Plant City Pig Jam, Plant City, FL.  Contact:  Bree Wilson, Phone:  813-754-3707, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 6-7, 2019:  COTR BBQ, Demopolis, AL.  Contact:  Paul Willingham, Phone:  334-422-1029, Email:  [email protected].

Dec. 27-28, 2019:  Arizona National BBQ Stampede, Phoenix, AZ.  Contact:  Melanie Calderwood, Phone:  602-258-8568, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 31, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020:  Fired Up Florida (Kosher Series), Boca Raton, FL.  Contact:  Jonathan Rosman, Phone:  646-320-2449, Email:  [email protected].

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

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Cowboy Capital, Stephenville, TX. Contact:  Shelby Blackwell, Phone:  360-801-6188, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  4thAnnual CWSVFD Fire Hall BBQ, Cottonwood Shores, TX.  FMI: 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Buffalo Stampede, Buffalo, TX.  Contact:  Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  903-322-5810. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Lions Club BBQ Cook-off, Maypearl, TX. Contact:  Adele Mooney, Phone:  972-935-3723, Facebook:  Maypearl Lions Club.

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Lee Street Jamboree BBQ Shootout, Greenville, TX.  Contact: Ricky Harris, Phone: 903-457-2994, Email:  [email protected], 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Pow Wow, Comanche, TX.  Contact:  Comanchee Chamber, Phone:  325-356-3233. 

October 4-5, 2019:  7thAnnual Oktoberfest Bar-B-Que & Chili Cookoff, Granbury, TX.  Contact: VFW Post 7835, Phone: 817-573-9350. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Best of the West, Midland, TX.  Contact:  Tim Stallard, Phone:  432-620-8180, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  1stAnnual Lampasas Area Go Texan Cookoff, Lometa, TX.  Contact: Jason “Bubba” Kirkpatrick, Phone: 512-734-2428, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Jeffrey Ingram Memorial Scholarship Foundation BBQ Cookoff, Magnolia, TX.  Contact: Jennifer Jordan, Phone: 281-850-2226, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  2019 Coleman Fiesta De La Paloma, Coleman, TX. Contact:  Coleman County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture & Tourist Bureau, Phone:  325-625-2163, Website: 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  GCN BBQ Cook-Off, Georgetown, TX.  Contact:  Mike Shepherd, Phone:  512-639-9656. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Red River Battle Cookoff, Vernon, TX.  Contact:  Vernon Chamber of Commerce,  Phone: 940-552-2564, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Fire & Rescue Cook-Off, Bandera, TX. Contact:  Vicki Browning, Phone:  210-378-2055, Email:  [email protected].  

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Clearlake Elks Lodge 2322 Barbecue Cook-Off, Clear Lake, TX.  FMI: Jim Ott, Phone:  713-829-2199, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Pasadena International BBQ Cookoff, Pasadena, TX. Contact:  Phone:  713-408-3298 or 832-294-4286. 

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  National Barbeque Championship Cookoff, Meridian, TX.  Phone: 254-435-6113, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  8thAnnual QCC BBQ, Quannah, TX. Contact:  Erin Honea, Phone:  940-473-1966 or Josh Honea, Phone:  940-473-1966, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  VFW Cook-Off Post 8587, Georgetown, TX. Contact:  Darrel Johnson, Phone:  512-748-9931. 

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  BBQ for Merica, Conroe, TX. Contact:  Stephanie Gavin, Phone:  770-713-4294, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Mingus Merica, Mingus, TX.  FMI:  Lori Mackey, Phone:  817-304-7589. 

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Cooking for Courage, Conroe, TX. Contact:  Gari Lynn Hessong, Phone:  469-626-8833, Email:  [email protected]. 

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at 

Sept. 19-21, 2019:  Praise the Lard, Murphysboro, IL. Contact:  Sammi Graff, Phone (Day):  618-684-8902/618-521-6957, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Delta State University 34thAnnual Pig Pickin’, Cleveland, MS. Contact:  John Paul Gates, Phone (Cell):  662-588-9888, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS.  Contact:  Elise Jenkins, Contact (Day):  662-719-1675, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Barlett BBQ Fest, Barlett, TN.  Contact:  David Parsons, Phone:  901-859-3381/901-833-6054, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Q’ing at the Ridge, Wynne, AR. Contact:  Glenn Benderman, Phone (Cell):  870-208-3523, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Cleveland Octoberfest/Mississippi Delta State BBQ Championship, Ruleville, MS.  Contact: Elise Jenkins, Contact (Day): 662-719-1675, Email: [email protected]. 

Oct. 17-19, 2019:  Delta Hot Tamale Festival, Greenville, MS. Contact: Gretchen Giachelli, Phone (Day): 662-378-3121, Email: [email protected]

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Arlington BBQ Fallfest, Arlington, TN. Contact:  Paige Eavenson, Phone (Night): 901-488-7822, Email: [email protected]

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  The Big Pig Jig, Vienna, GA. Contact:  Rhonda Lamb, Phone:  229-268-8275/229-322-1596 or Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 28, 2020:  Smoking on the Creek, Tylertown, MS.  Contact:  Stephen Pigot, Phone:  601-303-1199, Email:  [email protected]

April 24-25, 2020:  Southaven Springfest, Southaven, MS. Contact:  Kristi Faulkner, Phone:  662-393-6939/ 901-461-1791, Email:  [email protected]. 

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

Sept. 20-21, 2019:  Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic, Salisbury, NC. 

Sept. 21-22, 2019:  Oinktoberfest, Clarence, NY. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge, Newton, NC. 

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Smoke in the Park, Lemoyne, PA. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship, Harrisburg, PA. 

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Que & Cruz, Louisa, VA.

Oct. 11-13, 2019:  Red White & Que:  Day 1 & 2 CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Jackson, NJ.

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Waxhaw Grillin & Chillin BBQ Cookoff, Waxhaw, NC. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down, Rocky Mount, NC. 

Oct. 18-19, 2019:  Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition and FestivalFestival A & B, Lenoir, NC.

Nov. 1-2, 2019:  Currituck Heritage Bulls & BBQ FestivalPowells Point, NC. 

Nov. 8-10, 2019: Polar Pig BBQ Cook-Off (Duel A & B), Concord, NC.

For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at  

 Sept. 21, 2019:  Get Busy Livin Music Festival and Rib Cookoff, Elk River, MN. Contact:  Chris Gardner, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 28, 2019:  4thAnnual Ribs N Rides, Contact:  Thad, Phone:  763-286-5821 or Cassie, Phone:  612-490-5528.   

Oct. 4-5, 2019:  Ottumwa Smoketoberfest, Ottumwa, IA.  FMI: 

For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

Sept. 30, 2019: September NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI: 

Oct. 28, 2019:  October NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI: 

Nov. 18, 2019:  November NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI: 

Dec. 16, 2019:  December NEBS Board of Directors Meeting, Online.  FMI:  

For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

Sept. 27-28, 2019:  Jamil Shriners BBQ Cook-Off, Columbia, SC.  Contact: Charles Buckner, Phone: 803-309-0907, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct 4-5, 2019:  SBN Invitational, Moncks Corner, SC.  Contact:  Don Saturday, Phone:  843-870-7432. 

Oct. 11-12, 2019:  Smoke on the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC.  Contact:  Rusty Watson, Phone:  843-695-5540, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 25-26, 2019:  Sons of the American Legion 14thAnnual BBQ Cook-Off, Charleston, SC.  Contact:  Justin Sealy, Phone:  843-475-9673. 

Nov. 8-9, 2019:  Beer Bourbon & BBQ, Charleston, SC.  Contact:  Alexandra Salerno, Phone:  214-458-6694, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Cottageville Cook-N-Park, Cottageville, SC. Contact:  Sandy Nettles, Phone:  843-873-0006, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Newberry Pork in the Park, Newberry, SC. Contact:  Mary Alex Kopp, Phone:  803-321-3881, Email:  [email protected]. 

For more information, visit the Steak Cookoff Association website at

Sept. 20, 2019:  Smokin’ In the Pines Steak Cookoff, Perry, FL.  

Sept. 20, 2019:  Murphysboro BBQ Cook-off, Murphysboro, IL.   

Sept. 21, 2019:  Gentry’s BBQ Steak Cookoff, Orlando, FL.  

Sept. 21, 2019:  BBQ Pit Stop Steak Championship Series at ThermoWorks, American Fort, UT.   

Sept. 21, 2019:  Norman Borlaug Harvest FestSteak Cookoff, Cresco, LA.  

Sept. 21, 2019:  Bikes Boats & Bones BBQ & Steak Cookoff, Kimberling City, MO.  

Sept. 21, 2019:  Alcorn County Fair Steak Cookoff, Corinth, MS.   

Sept. 21, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 8, Buda, TX.   

Sept. 21, 2019:  Maskat Shrine Double steak Cookoff (Double Event), Wichita Falls, TX.   

Sept. 21, 2019:  Vegas “Grillin in the Desert” Steak Cookoff, Las Vegas, NV.  

Sept. 27, 2019:  Downtown Jonesboro Steak Cookoff, Jonesboro, AR.   

Sept. 28, 2019:  Lily Flagg Steak Cookoff, Huntsville, AL.  

Sept. 28, 2019:  Last Chance to the Dance Steak Cookoff Day 1 (Double), Mason City, IA.  

Sept. 28, 2019:  Turnkey Series Final Showdown, Fort Worth, TX.   

Sept. 28, 2019:  The Great Ruleville Grilling, Ruleville, MS.   

Sept. 29, 2019:  Last Chance to the Dance Steak Cookoff Day 2 (Double), Mason City, IA.   

Oct. 4, 2019: SCA Family Reunion Dinner, Fort Worth, TX. 

Oct. 5, 2019:  SCA World Championship, Fort Worth, TX.   

Oct. 6, 2019:  2020 SCA Kickoff Classic, Fort Worth, TX.   

Oct. 11, 2019:  Boo-B-Q, Tomball, TX.   

Oct. 11, 2019:  Southeast Rib Championship Steak Cookoff, Fernandina Beach, FL.  

Oct. 11, 2019:  Arthur CIBR Steak Cookoff, Arthur, IL.  

Oct. 12, 2019:  Colleyville Old Tyme Steak Cookoff, Colleyville, TX.   

Oct. 12, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 10, Lockhart, TX. 

Oct. 12, 2019:  Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo Steak Cookoff, Bryan, TX.   

Oct. 12, 2019:  ASCO Annual Steak Cookoff and Car Show, San Angelo, TX.  

Oct. 18, 2019:  Arlington BBQ Fallfest, Arlington, TN. 

Oct. 18, 2019:  World Food Championships, Dallas, TX.  

Oct. 19, 2019:  9thAnnual Mid-South Great Steak Cookoff, West Memphis, AR.   

Oct. 19, 2019:  Good Ole Boys Steak Cookoff, White Hall, AR.   

Oct. 19, 2019:  Chillin’ & Grillin’ In MOCO Steak Cookoff, Spring, TX. 

Oct. 20, 2019:  Vietnam Veterans Fall Steak-Off, Springfield, MO.   

Oct. 26, 2019:  Georgia Great Steak Cookoff, Hazlehurst, GA.  

Oct. 26, 2019:  SCA KIDS– Georgia Great Steak Cookoff, Hazlehurst, GA. 

Oct. 26, 2019:  East Valley Steak Cookoff, Chandler, AZ.  

Oct. 26, 2019:  MYCON Foundation Steak Cookoff, Fort Worth, TX.  

Oct. 26, 2019:  Lancaster BBQ Supply Fall Steak Cookoff, Lancaster, PA.  

Oct. 26, 2019:  K-Ranch Steak Cookoff, Camden, Australia. 

Nov. 1, 2019:  Brew & Que on the Shrine Lake, Summerville, SC.  

Nov. 2, 2019:  Sizzlin’ For Seals Steak Cookoff, Baton Rouge, LA. 

Nov. 2, 2019:  The Chimney Cartel’s “The Steak Will Shine Showdown”, Yalaha, FL.  

Nov. 2, 2019:  Corums Building Center Steak Cookoff, Hartselle, AL. 

Nov. 2, 2019:  Ace Hardware North Texas Steak Cookoff, Dallas, TX.  

Nov. 2, 2019:  Strosnider Steak Cookoff, Kensington, MD. 

Nov. 3, 2019:  2ndAnnual Grill Center’s Fal Steak Challenge, Edgewater, MD.  

Nov. 9, 2019:  Appling Healthcare System Foundation Steak Cookoff, Baxley, GA. 

Nov. 9, 2019:  Steaks on the Beach Steak Cookoff, Miramar Beach, FL.  

Nov. 9, 2019:  VFW Auxiliary 7767 Steak Cookoff, Breckenridge, TX.  

Nov. 9, 2019:  Brews & Barbie Bash Steak Cookoff, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.  

Nov. 16, 2019:  Down South Steak Grillfest, Semmes, AL.  

Nov. 16, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 11, Dripping Springs, TX.  

Nov. 16, 2019:  The BBQHQ California Steak Championship, Simi Valley, CA.  

Nov. 16, 2019:  Smokin’ Flamingo Steak Cookoff, Jacksonville, FL. 

Nov. 16, 2019:  Grillbillies Steak and Chili Cookoff, Wendell, NC. 

Dec. 6, 2019:  Orange Blossom RevueSteak Cookoff, Lake Wales, FL.  

Dec. 7, 2019:  Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Possum Hollow, TX.  

Dec. 8, 2019:  Flame & Coals BBQ Battle, Seaford, Victoria, Australia.  

Dec. 14, 2019:  HOPE Landing Steak Cookoff (Double), El Dorado, AR.  

Dec. 21, 2019:  The Texas Steak Tour Event 12, Lockhart, TX. 

Jan. 4, 2020:  Big Swamp Smoke Off Steak Cookoff, Naples, FL. 

For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

Sept. 28, 2019:  Campground BBQ Series – Ocean State BBQ Championship (Sandwich, Seafood, Steak), Hope Valley, RI. 

Sept. 29, 2019:  KCBS: Campground BBQ Series – Ocean State BBQ Championship (Seafood, Steak), Hope Valley, RI. 

Oct. 4, 2019:  North Carolina Seafood Festival(Seafood), Morehead City, NC. 

Oct. 16-20, 2019:  World Food Championship, Dallas, TX. 

Non-Sanctioned Events

May 13-16, 2020:  Memphis in May, Memphis, TN.  Team Applications Open on Friday, October 18. FMI:

BBQ Cooking Schools

Sept. 21, 2019:  Backyard Pitmaster Cooking Class with Sterling Smith, Watertown, SD.  FMI:

Sept. 27-29, 2019:  Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Email: [email protected]; Website:

Sept. 28, 2019:  Cooking with Historic BBQ Class, Hamilton, OH.  FMI:  historic bbq cooking class registration.

Sept. 29, 2019:  Grand Champions Pitmaster Cooking Class, Portland, OR.  FMI:

Sept. 29, 2019:  Competition Barbecue Judging Class, Portland, OR. FMI: 

Oct. 5, 2019:  SoCal CBBQA 102 BBQ Class, Orange, CA.  FMI:

Oct. 5, 2019: Que University BBQ Cooking School, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder, Phone:  706-510-7045, Email:  [email protected]. 

Oct. 11-13, 2019:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Email:  [email protected]; Website:

Oct. 13, 2019:  Smoked Holiday Meats Masterclass, Downers Grove, IL.  FMI:

Oct. 19, 2019:  Uncle Bubs BBQ Cooking Class, Collinsville, IL.  Contact:  Erick “Bubba” Burkhart.  Phone: 573-291-0259, Website:

Oct. 25, 2019:  BBQ 102 Butts & Briskets, Indianapolis, IN.  FMI:

Oct. 26, 2019:  Holiday Meat Class, Indianapolis, IN.  FMI: 

Nov. 2, 2019:  Que University BBQ Cooking School, Marietta, GA.  Contact:  Southern Thunder, Phone:  706-510-7045, Email: [email protected]. 

Nov. 2, 2019:  Charcoal & More Presents Holiday Meats Class, Sellersburg, IN.  Contact:  Hal Wagner, Phone:  812-248-2233, Email:  [email protected]. 

Nov. 8-10, 2019: Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Email: [email protected]; Website:

BBQ Judging Schools

Sept. 20, 2019: SCA Certified Judging Class, Las Vegas, NV.  FMI:

Sept. 21, 2019: SCA Certified Judging Class, American Fork, UT.  FMI:

Sept. 26, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Jonesboro, AR.  Contact:  Darren May, Phone: 870-926-5488, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 28, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Roswell, GA.  Contact: Mike Shore, Phone: 470-409-6606, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 28, 2019:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Roswell, GA. Contact: Mike Shore, Phone: 470-409-6606, Email: [email protected].

Sept. 28, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Ruleville, MS.  FMI: 

Oct. 7, 2019: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Swan Valley, Western Australia.  Contact:  Stephan Jenner, Phone: 0417993858, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 11, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Tomball, TX.  FMI:

Oct. 11, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Arthur, IL.  FMI:

Oct. 25, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judge Class, Lynchburg, TN.  Contact: Marge Plummer, Ph.B.; Phone: 901-487-3872, Email: [email protected].

Oct. 25, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Lancaster, PA.  FMI:

Nov. 1, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Hartselle, AL.  FMI: 

Nov. 2, 2019: KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lommel, Belgium.  Contact: Marjolein van Decraen, Phone: +32491206417, Email: [email protected]. 

Nov. 2, 2019: KCBS Table Captain Class, Lommel, Belgium.  Contact: Marjolein van Decraen, Phone: +32491206417, Email: [email protected]. 

Nov. 2, 2019:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judge Class, Lommel, Belgium.  FMI:

Nov. 2, 2019:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Lommel, Belgium.  FMI:

Nov. 7, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.  FMI: 

Nov. 9, 2019:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Contact:  Cheryl Arnold, Phone:  817-456-2545, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 16, 2019: SCA Certified Judging Class, Simi Valley, CA.  FMI:

Jan. 25, 2020:  GBA Judge Training Class, Barnesville, GA.  FMI:

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