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Click on the name of the BBQ Association or Sanctioning Body and be directed to their event listings. You can also use the search bar at the top of the page to search any event by name, town or by state. Also know where you see RED there will be a link to either email or direct you to a website where more information can be found. 

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

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

Feb. 20-21, 2021:  American BBQ Cook-Off Steak Competition, (SCA – Double), Simi Valley, CA.  

Feb. 26-27, 2021:  American BBQ Cook-Off (Texas Style BBQ Competition), Simi Valley, CA.  

Feb. 27, 2021:  BBQ Pit Stop Steak Competition, (SCA),  St. George, UT.  

Mar. 27, 2021:  A La Parrilla Fest 2021, Mexicali, MX, (SCA, KCBS & ToY).

May 1, 2021:  Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Elk Grove, CA.  

May 15, 2021:  17th Annual Burnt Offerings BBQ Contest, (KCBS Competitors Series), Riverside, CA.

May 22, 2021:  BBQ, Boots & Brew, (KCBS & ToY), Perris, CA.  

May 29, 2021:  Big Bear Grill & Chill BBQ Championships 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Big Bear Lake, CA. 

May 30, 2021:  BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, (KCBS & ToY), North Bend, OR.  CANCELED

June 5, 2021:  Horse Town Brew n Que Festival 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Norco, CA. 

June 5, 2021:  Throwdown in the Vineyard 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Murphys, CA.  

June 19, 2021:  Silicon Valley BBQ Championship 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Santa Clara, CA. 

July 17, 2021:  Dixon Grillin & Chillin, (SCA), Dixon, CA.  

July 24-25, 2021:  Clayton BBQ Cook-Off 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Clayton, CA.  

Aug. 7, 2021:  Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-off 2021, (KCBS & ToY), Susanville, CA.  

Aug. 8, 2021:  Best of the Bay Area Rib Cook-Off & Live Music Festival, Antioch, CA.  

Aug. 14, 2021:  Ceres Bands, Brews, & Barbecue Festival, Ceres, CA.  

Aug. 22, 2021:  4th Annual Hudson’s Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cookoff, (KCBS), DuPont, WA.

Aug. 28, 2021:  Hog August Bites 2021, Rio Vista, CA.  

Sept. 18, 2021:  America’s Finest BBQ State Championship 2020, (KCBS & ToY), San Diego, CA.

Sept. 25, 2021:  BBQ in the Glen 2021, Willow Glen (San Jose), CA.

Sept. 25, 2021:  Rogue Caveman Barbecue, (KCBS & ToY), Grants Pass, OR.

Nov. 6, 2021:  Indio CA State BBQ Championship & Festival (KCBS), Indio, CA.

For more information, visit the Central Texas Barbecue Association website at www.ctbabbq.com

2nd Tuesday of Every Month @ 6 pm, Recurring CTBA Meeting, Fat Boys BBQ, Temple, TX. 

 

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

Jan. 22-23, 2021:  Butts & Clucks on the Bay, Apalachicola, FL.  Contact:  John Solomon, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 22-23, 2021:  Lake Firefighter Charity BBQ & Chili Competition, Leesburg, FL.  Contact:  Brian Gamble, Phone:  (352) 267-4580, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  Smoke on the Water, Winter Haven, FL.  Contact:  Russell Short, Phone:  863-227-2660, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

Feb. 19-20, 2021:  Ribs on the Ridge, Haines City, FL.  Contact:  Lindsaia Johansmeyer, Phone:  863-421-5569, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED

Feb. 26-27, 2021:  Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues, Zephyrhills, FL.  Contact:  Melanie Monson, Phone:  813-782-1913, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED 

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Pig-a-Palooza!, Mulberry, FL.  Contact:  Bonnie Titus, Phone:  831-712-0625, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL.  Contact:  Don Fisher, Phone:  941-809-5232, Email:  [email protected].  CANCELED

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  The 2021 Apopka Proud BBQ Showdown, Apopka, FL.  Contact:  John Hanson, Phone:  352-255-4853, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Sturge’s 9th Annual Biker Rally and BBQ Cookoff, Branford, FL.

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Grills Gone Wild, Davenport, FL.  Contact:  Katie Fussell, Phone:  863-419-3300 x138, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 3-4, 2021:  Big Belly BBQ Battle, Davenport, FL.  Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected].

Sept. 24-25, 2021:  Smokin’ in the Pines BBQ Festival, Perry, FL.  Contact:  Dawn Perez, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 15-16, 2021:  BBQ from the Hart, Bell, FL.  Contact:  Donna Creamer, Phone:  352-210-1827, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 22-23, 2021:  Rock ‘N’ Brews BBQ Festival, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact:  Kevin DeNell, Phone:  954-465-3804, Email:  [email protected].

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

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival 2021, Tifton, GA.  Contact:  Tyrone Spearman, Phone:  229-386-0216 or Angela Elder, Phone:  229-392-3376.

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash, Ashburn, GA.  Contact:  Gail Walls, Phone:  229-567-3436, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Dilly Dally in Dooly, Vienna, GA.  Contact:  Rhonda Lamb Heath, Phone:  229-268-8275, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Barnesville BBQ and Blues Festival, Barnesville, GA.  Contact:  Melissa Lee, Phone:  770-358-5884, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Babes, BBQ, and Blues, Cartersville, GA.  Contact:  Lauren Hether, Phone:  678-721-0203, Email:  [email protected].

May 7-8, 2021:  Ocilla Soul Man BBQ Competition & Prater Music Festival, Ocilla, GA.  Contact:  Earl Denham, Phone:  229-848-4188, Email:  [email protected].

May 7-8, 2021:  Smoke on the Lake, Acworth, GA.  Contact:  Judy Dooley, Phone:  336-407-5052, Email:  [email protected].

May 21-22, 2021:  Kennedy Creek BBQ Cookoff, Suches, GA.  Contact:  Claudia Wood, Phone:  478-290-3858, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 15-16, 2021:  Firehouse BBQ Festival, Donalsonville, GA.  Contact:  Virginia Harrison, Phone:  229-400-3772, Email:  [email protected].

Oct. 29-30, 2021:  Red, White & Blue BBQ (American Legion Post 45), Canton, GA.  Contact:  Jim Lindenmayer, Phone:  678-983-7550, Email:  [email protected].

Nov. 12-13, 2021:  Smokin’ on Blackshear BBQ & Music Festival, Cordele, GA.  Contact:  Linda Hawkins, Phone:  229-276-1004, Email:  [email protected].

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

Jan. 22-23, 2021:  Hold ‘Em N Hit ‘Em 34th Annual BBQ Cook-off, New Caney, TX.  Contact:  David Rogers, Phone:  713-822-4060, Email:  [email protected].

Jan. 29-30, 2021:  West Texas BBQ Cook-off, Odessa, TX.  Contact:  Cori Branscum, Phone:  432-368-3548, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  2nd Annual Fireman’s Light BBQ Cook-off, Blanco, TX.  Contact:  John M. Taylor, Phone:  903-746-3395, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  Alicia’s CookOff, Raymondville, TX.  Contact:  Adriana Castro, Phone:  956-746-9371, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  Castaway Classic BBQ Cook-Off, Seadrift, TX.  Contact:  Kris Kelley, Phone:  361-648-3474, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  Central Texas Regional Chili and BBQ Cook-off, Glen Rose, TX.  Contact:  Kelly Harris, Phone:  817-564-4587, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 12-13, 2021:  Elks/Shriners Classic, Ardmore, OK.  Contact:  Clay Allison, Phone:  550-277-3643, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 12-13, 2021:  Friends of Tri-Club, Spring, TX.  Contact:  William Greer, Phone:  281-282-7461, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 12-13, 2021:  Two Broke Cookers, Refugio, TX.  Contact:  Irene E. Garza, Phone:  361-739-8501, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 19-20, 2021:  2nd Annual John Hybner Memorial BBQ Cookoff, Shiner, TX.  Contact:  Jackie Wegener, Phone:  361-594-3852, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED

Feb. 19-20, 2021:    Buna Redbud Festival, Buna, TX.  Contact:  Laura Goodman, Phone:  409-659-3095, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 19-20, 2021:  Smokin for Crisman, Longview, TX.  Contact:  Randy Lancaster, Phone:  903-570-3818, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2022

Feb. 19-20, 2021:  VFW 8787 Chilly Chili & BBQ Cook-off, Austin, TX.  Contact:  Lisa Hines, Phone:  512-633-6464, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 02/18-19/2022

Feb. 19-20, 2021:  Victoria Livestock Show BBQ Cook-off, Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Heather McBride, Phone:  361-312-3200, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2022

Feb. 26-27, 2021:  Irving Elks Lodge, Irving, TX.  Contact:  John Gray, Phone:  469-834-7775, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 26-27, 2021:  Smokin on the Rio, Mercedes, TX.  Contact:  Chuck Sellman, Phone:  956-975-1254, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  8th Annual Burning Meat BBQ Cook-Off, Sinton, TX.  Contact:  Jane Gimler, Phone:  361-389-5558, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Buck’s 4th Annual Backyard BBQ, Buda, TX.  Contact:  Shane Sanders, Phone:  512-667-8063.

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Freedom Fest, Concan, TX.  Contact:  Cassandra Perry, Phone:  830-232-6625, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Kaufman County Jr Livestock Show BBQ, Kaufman, TX.  Contact:  James Hines, Phone:  972-965-3719, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Marsh Fest, Winnie, TX.  Contact:  Aimee Chesson, Phone:  409-728-5152, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  TTHA’s Bucks & BBQ Cook-off, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Beaman, Phone:  210-523-8500, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Walnut Springs Rattlesnake BBQ Cookoff, Walnut Springs, TX.  Contact:  Johnnie Billman, Phone:  254-396-0045, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  25th Annual CHTR BBQ Cook-off, Falls City, TX.  Contact:  Mark Mika, Phone:  830-299-2335, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  All Fired Up Benefit, Jourdanton, TX.  Contact:  Stephen Wilson, Phone:  830-570-1806, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Daryl’s Place Annual Cookoff, Santa Fe, TX.  Contact:  Daryl Nidiffer, Phone:  832-264-9894, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Elgin VFW 6115, Elgin, TX.  Contact:  Rebecca Madrid, Phone:  512-285-2300, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Guns & Hoses Cooking for Kids, Wichita Falls, TX.  Contact:  John Spragins, Phone:  940-733-8379, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Happy Birthday Texas Fest, San Benito, TX.  Contact:  Carolina Garza, Phone:  956-245-4202, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Iola VFD 8th Annual Fundraise Cookoff, Iola, TX.  Contact:  Betty Moore, Phone:  512-539-6792, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Boomtown Shootout, Burkburnett, TX.  Contact:  Steve Bowlin, Phone:  940-249-2821, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Grenau BBQ Cookoff, Yorktown, TX.  Contact:  Dianna Metting, Phone:  361-491-1217, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Marina Village Resort, Trinity, TX.  Contact:  Tiffany Millstid, Phone:  936-594-0149, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Richard Reeves Memorial 2021, Fort Stockton, TX.  Contact:  Jimmy Stephens, Phone:  432-290-0124, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  West Volunteer Fire Department, West, TX.  Contact:  George Nors, Phone:  254-709-7387, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  ABC Pro Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off, Levelland, TX.  Contact:  Scott Taylor, Phone:  806-983-4701, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  AGC Houston BBQ Cook-off, Pasadena, TX.  Contact:  Tamara Hancock, Phone:  713-843-3771, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 06/18-19/2021

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Alvin Music Festival & BBQ Cook-Off, Alvin, TX.  Contact:  Patrick Burford, Phone: 281-850-1577, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Cindy Riehs Memorial Cook-off, Inez, TX.  Contact:  Chantel Riehs, Phone:  361-571-4240, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 2022

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Cleveland Livestock Show BBQ Cook-off, Cleveland, TX.  Contact:  Angela Turner, Phone:  281-797-8844, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Fort Worth Cops 4 Kids, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  James Novak, Phone:  682-201-6433, Email: [email protected].  POSTPONED 03/25-26/2022

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Stockdale C of C 3rd Annual Just Ranchin Rodeo and BBQ Cook-off, Stockdale, TX.  Contact:  Wesley Hodge, Phone:  830-534-2460, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 2-3, 2021:  7th Annual Neals Lodges BBQ Cookoff, Concan, TX.  Contact:  Jackie Simmonds, Phone:  830-232-6118, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 2-3, 2021:  La Vedera BBQ Cookoff, Lamesa, TX.  Contact:  Adam Cantu, Phone:  806-239-5921, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 2-3, 2021:  Luling Oilfield Museum Roughneck Chili & BBQ Cook-Off, Luling, TX.  Contact:  Trey Bailey, Phone:  830-875-1922, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  2021 Buffalo Wing Cook-Off, Lubbock, TX.  Contact:  Matt O’Sullivan, Phone:  806-747-3353, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  4-H Goes to DC, Cleburne, TX.  Contact:  Pamela Berndt, Phone:  817-832-6253, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Annual Papalote VFD Cook-Off, Sinton, TX.  Contact:  Lee Garza, Phone:  361-742-9662.

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  CarFest, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  David Bippert, Phone:  210-381-8617, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Hamilton ISD Band Cookoff, Hamilton, TX.  Contact:  Melissa Medina, Phone:  254-386-4376, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Our Heroes Wear Combat Boots, Tomball, TX.  Contact:  Candice Baines, Phone:  832-326-6909, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Risk It for the Brisket, Gilmer, TX.  Contact:  Anna Conlan, Phone:  512-663-2308, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  3rd Annual Valeria Jasso Memorial Cookoff, Diboll, TX.  Contact:  Ramior Jasso, Phone:  936-676-1135, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Orange Grove VFD Cookoff, Orange Grove, TX.  Contact:  Scotty Herschap, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Sumthing’s Burning BBQ Cookoff, Clifton, TX.  Contact:  Lisa Dromgoole, Phone:  254-266-1859, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Turkey Fest, Henrietta, TX.  Contact:  Melissa Roberson, Phone:  940-733-7944, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Bexar County Jr Livestock Show BBQ Cook-Off, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Roger Pena, Phone:  210-416-2458, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Buda County Fair and BBQ Cookoff, Buda, TX.  Contact:  Frankie Hoch, Phone:  512-971-0355, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Lonestar Pony Express, Montgomery, TX.  Contact:  Jeff Tollert, Phone:  281-974-6948, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Smoke on the Water, Port Neches, TX.  Contact:  Brandon White, Phone:  409-797-4407, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Wild Horse Desert Round-Up, Bishop, TX.  Contact:  Judy Gonzalez, Phone:  956-202-2678, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  2021 Eastside Cinco de Drinco Cook-Off, Houston, TX.  Contact:  Alfredo Salinas, Phone:  504-343-1354, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Champions Kids Camp, Spring, TX.  Contact:  Ellen Cole, Phone:  713-829-2508, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Cinco de Mayo Cook-Off, Goliad, TX.  Contact:  Edward Garcia, Phone:  361-813-1410.

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Knights of Columbus #6269 Carnivore Cook-Off, Arlington, TX.  Contact:  David Lara, Phone:  817-233-4533, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  League City Music Fest, League City, TX.  Contact:  Ryan Smith, Phone:  281-910-3080, Email:  [email protected].  POSTPONED 09/17-19, 2021

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Mark Blondin, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  Mark Miller, Phone:  817-360-6904, Email:  [email protected].

May 7-8, 2021:  2021 Kyle Fajita Festival, Kyle, TX.  Contact:  Sarah Watson, Phone:  512-938-8098, Email:  [email protected].

 

 

 

 

For additional information, visit the KCBS website at www.KCBS.us.

Jan. 29-30, 2021:  Humble BBQ Cook-Off, Humble, TX.  Contact:  Stan McWilliams, Phone: 832-802-9250, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  Brasstown Valley BBQ Throwdown, Young Harris, GA.  Contact:  Bobby Brumley, Phone:  706-379-4612, Email:  [email protected].

aFeb.19-21, 2021:  Premier Communications – BBQ Shoot Out Day 1 & 2, Raleigh, NC.   Contact:  Bob Johanns, Phone:  919-656-6446, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Sip & Swing BBQ Festival, Lawrenceville, GA.  Contact:  Jim Lloyd, Phone: 404-683-1549
Email: [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  American Royal Backyard and Steak Contest (Competitor’s Series), Kansas City, MO.  Contact:  Eric Pew, Phone: 816-221-9800, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown – Pirateland, Myrtle Beach, SC.  Contact:  Bob Johanns, Phone: 919-656-6446, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Foley BBQ & Blues Cook-Off (Backyard Only), Foley, AL.  Contact:  Kylee Raulerson, Phone: 251-943-5590, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship, Lebanon, TN.  Contact:  Jason Cole, Phone: 615-219-9590, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Smokin in the Square, Pensacola, FL.  Contact:  Ivan Delabruere, Phone: 850-516-2622,
Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Mar. 19-21, 2021:  Country Road & BBQ Contest Day 1 & 2, Torreglia, Italy.  Contact:  Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 19-20, 2021:  Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown – Dorchester Shrine, Summerville, SC.  Contact:  Bob Johanns, Phone: 919-656-6446, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 19-21, 2021:  3rd Annual Qlathe BBQ Championship, Olathe, KS.  Contact:  Chris Stewart, Phone: 913-971-8605, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 19-21, 2021:  Firelake BBQ Cookoff  – Day 1 & 2, Shawnee, OK.  Contact:  Jason Boyce. Phone: 405-878-4850 ext 2026,
Email: [email protected].

Mar. 26-28, 2021:  BBQ Gives Back Day 1 & 2, Urbanna, VA.  Contact:  Mary Jones,  Phone: 804-467-3558,
Email: [email protected].

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  A La Parrilla Fest 2021, Mexicali, Mexico.  Contact:  Tomas Siqueiros, Phone: +52-686-113-2039,
Email: [email protected].

Mar. 26-27, 2021:  Kickin It Route 66 Barbeque Challenge, St. Roberts, MO.  Contact:  Anita Ivey, Phone: 573-451-2000 ext 1112,Email: [email protected].

Mar. 27-28, 2021:  Glowing Austria 2021, Wels, Austria.  Contact:  Dobernig Alexander, Phone: +43 676 9003109,
Email: [email protected].

Mar. 27-28, 2021:  Mother Road BBQ Competition, Waynesville, MO.  Contact:  BJ Benton, Phone: 573-433-4196,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 2-3, 2021:  Blazathon, Stillwater, OK.  Contact:   Chad Duncan, Phone: 405-880-4514, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Smoke in the Spring, Osage City, KS. Contact:  Corey Linton, Phone: 785-806-8911,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  The Best Dam BBQ Contest, Smithville, MO.  Contact:  Tony Kerns, Phone: 816-749-3154,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  CCS Fest, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Aaron McCreery, Phone: 317-498-3812,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  The Ironman, Greencastle, PA.  Contact:  Tyler Bloom, Phone: 204-439-4778,
Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Smokin’ For Down Syndrome (Formally Bull Moose), Collierville, TN.  Contact:  Marvin Hurley, Phone: 901-282-6138, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Boss of the Sauce BBQ Festival, Jacksonville, FL.  Contact:  Eric Livingston,  Phone: 904-360-4527, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Smoke on the Falls, Gadsden, AL.  Contact:  Janet Tarrance, Phone: 256-549-4658,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 10-11, 2021:  FOG & SMOKE, Modena, Italy.  Contact:  Micheli Simone, Phone: +39 338 9185658,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Pork-A-Palooza, Weatherford, OK.  Contact:  Jarred Jones, Phone: 580-305-9900,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Smoke in the Valley, Linn Valley, KS.  Contact:  Mark Hough, Phone: 214-684-4524,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Interstate BBQ Festival, Hagerstown, MD.  Contact:  Rob Immer, Phone: 301-991-2373,
Email: [email protected]

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  The Golden State Battle III, Hollister, CA.  Contact:  James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Rufus Teague BBQ Throwdown – Pine Ridge, Roebuck, SC.  Contact:  Bob Johanns,
Phone: 919-656-6446, Email: [email protected].

Apr 17, 2021:  Fire at the Foothills (Backyard Only), Chelsea, AL.  Contact:  Scott Weygand, Phone: 205-678-4410,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 17-18, 2021:  Smoke On the Border, Gravette, AR.  Contact:  Fred Overstreet, Phone: 479-787-8998,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Southaven Springfest, Southaven, MS.  Contact:  Brenda Orozco, Phone: 901-800-7907,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Marietta River City BBQ, Marietta, OH.  Contact:  Emmeline Wharton, Phone: 740-629-7139,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Smoke on the Water Festival (Backyard Only), Florence, AL.  Contact:  Myron Berry, Phone: 256-740-9636, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  WashMo BBQ, Bike, & Blues, Washington, MO.  Contact:  Cassidy Lowery, Phone: 636-239-1743, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Smokin In the Creek BBQ Contest, Sugar Creek, MO.  Contact:  Sue Mikula, Phone: 816-252-4413, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Mark Twain Casino BBQ Cook-Off, LaGrange, MO.  Contact:  Darcy Buckwater, Phone: 573-655-4770, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  World Championship Hot Wing Contest and Festival (Competitor’s Series), Memphis, TN.  Contact:  Paul Gagliano, Phone: 901-949-2596, Email: [email protected].  

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  The Great Wisconsin Tune-Up, Manawa, WI.  Contact:  Brenda Vander Zanden, Phone: 920-427-6814, Email: [email protected]CANCELED

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  Ozarks BBQ Fest, Springfield, MO.  Contact:  Larry Krauck, Phone: 417-833-2660, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  16th Annual HANOR Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ Enid, OK.  Contact:  Lynn Benkendorf,
Phone: 580-554-5995, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-25, 2021:  New Jersey KnoQ-Out (Campground BBQ Series), Day 1 & 2, Blairstown, NJ.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23-24, 2021:  3rd Wild King BBQ Contest, Tirol, Austria.  Contact:  Franz Groessing, Phone: +43 669 3918555,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 24-25, 2021:  KCBS Greekfire Festival 2021, Reichshof, Germany.  Contact:  Markus Bondorf, Phone: +491737150816, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  8th Annual BBQ Throwdown, Show Low, AZ.  Contact:  John Leech, Phone: 928-205-9791,
Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Apple Blossom BBQ, St. Joseph, MO.  Contact:  Kristi Bailey, Phone: 816-364-4108,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  City of Springs BBQ Championship, Sulphur, OK.  Contact:  Garrett Leverridge, Phone: 580-618-0950, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Elk Grove Western Festival and BBQ Championship, Elk Grove, CA.  Contact:  Ed Anhorn,  Phone: 916-599-5095, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 2, 2021:  Jiggy with the Piggy (Day 1 & Day 2), Kannapolis, NC.  Contact:  Eddie Smith, Phone: 980-521-0683,
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Route 66 Smoke Out, Dwight, IL.  Contact:  Rodney Connors, Phone: 815-374-0364,
Email: [email protected]

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Bernard BBQ Battle (Formerly Brew, Blues & Bar-B-Q), Lansing, KS.  Contact:  Tim Dossey, Phone: 913-364-6923, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  39th Annual Kennett Jaycees Show Me State BBQ Cook-Off, Kennett, MO.  Contact: Lee Atwill, Phone: 573-344-1711, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  NYC BBQ Cookoff, Staten Island, NY.  Contact:  Jessica Phillips, Phone: 718-351-1611,
Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  Hog Wild BBQ Cook-Off, Kids Que, and Family Festival, Brookhaven, MS.  Contact:  Adam Wallace, Phone: 601-757-2826, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 30-May 1, 2021:  UMB Smokin Vault BBQ Contest (Invitational Competitor’s Series), Kansas City, MO.  Contact:  Stacy Lykins, Email: [email protected].  CANCELED

May 1-2, 2021:  Smoke on the Water, Liberty, IN.  Contact:  Carl Sharp, Phone: 765-458-5574, Email: [email protected].

May 1-2, 2021:  Spit in the Hills, Chidlow, Western Australia.  Contact:  Fran Berry,  Phone: 61 0417530500,
Email: [email protected].

May 1-2, 2021:  Longhorn BBQ, Broerup, Denmark.  Contact:  Jesper Christensen, Phone: +45 304 844 99,
Email: [email protected].

May 1-2, 2021:  7th BBQ Bulls Championship Salzburg 2021, Salzburg, Austria.  Contact:  Helmut Karl, Phone: +436767501528,
Email: [email protected].

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

Feb. 5-6, 2021:  9th Annual Diamond Jim’s Country Saloon BBQ Cook-Off, Texas City, TX.  Contact:  Alan Calaway, Phone:  832-309-6254, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-14, 2021:  Spicewood City Center 8th Annual BBQ & Chili Cook-Off, Spicewood, TX.  Contact:  Craig Schlicke, Phone:  512-507-9089, Email:  [email protected].

 

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

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Atoka BBQ Fest, Atoka, TN.  Contact: Dorothy Isbell, Phone: 901-288-8596, Email: [email protected].

July 23-24, 2021:  Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Contest, Galax, VA.  Contact:  Michael Stevens, Phone:  376-236-2184, Email:  [email protected]

 

 

 

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

Sept. 17-18, 2021:  The Get Busy LIVIN Music Fest, Elk Park, MN.  

 

 

 

 

For More Information, visit the National Barbecue & Grilling Association at  www.NBBQA.org or phone (360) 670-0194.  

Mar. 3-6, 2021:  NBBQA 2021 Conference, Louisville, KY.

Mar. 5, 2021:  NBBQA Rhinestone Cowboy Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.

Mar. 6, 2021:  NBBQA Classic Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.

 

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

Jan. 23, 2021:  NEBS Annual Meeting Online Competition, Online.  Contact:  Anissa Ladd or Kim Stanfield.  Registration by Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Jan. 23, 2021:  NEBS Annual Meeting Online, Online.  Contact:  Kim Stanfield.

 

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

Mar. 11-14, 2021:  Oregon Sportmen’s Show, Redmond, OR.  CANCELED

 

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

Mar. 5-6, 2021:  Cook-N-Park, Cottageville, SC.  Contact:  Sandy Nettles, Phone:  843-297-9085, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 12-13, 2021:  Doko Ribfest In The Park, Blythewood, SC.  Contact:  Phil Frye, Phone:  803-403-6769, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 9-10, 2021:  Clinton Smokin’ On The Rails, Clinton, SC.  Contact:  Kevin Hawkins, Phone:  864-200-4510, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 16-17, 2021:  Newberry Pork in the Park, Newberry, SC.  Contact:  Mary Alex Kopp, Phone:  803-321-3881, Email:  [email protected]

Apr. 23-24, 2020:  OMAR Hillbilles Outhouse BBQ Cook-Off, Moncks Corner, SC.  Contact:  Paul Port, Phone:  843-499-2720, Email:  [email protected] or Greg Hardee, Phone:  843-364-5595, Email:  [email protected].

 

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

Jan. 22, 2021:  Hold’em & Hit’em Club’s 34th Annual Steak & BBQ Cookoff, New Caney, TX.

Jan. 29, 2021:  Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show Steak Cookoff, Saint Augustine, FL.

Jan. 30, 2021:  Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam & Car Show Steak Cookoff, Saint Augustine, FL.

Feb. 5, 2021:  Brasstown Valley Steak Shootout, Young Harris, GA.

Feb. 6, 2021:  Carnegie Steak Cookoff (Double), Decatur, AL.

Feb. 6, 2021:  Grills & Shanties Steak Cookoff (Double), Montello, WI.

Feb. 13, 2021:  For The Love of Steak Steak Cookoff (Double), Rockford, IA.

Feb. 20, 2021:  The BBQHQ American BBQ Cookoff (Double), Simi Valley, CA.

Feb. 20, 2021:  Texas Steak Showdown Steak Cookoff (Double), Fort Worth, TX.

Feb. 20, 2021:  Sweet Swine O’Mine Steak Cookoff (Double), Byhalia, MS.

Feb. 27, 2021:  BBQ Pit Stop Steak Championship Series, George, UT.

Mar. 5, 2021:  NBBQA Rhineston Hat Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.

Mar. 6, 2021:  NBBQA Classic Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.

Mar. 6, 2021:  5th Annual Collard Green Festival Steak Cookoff, Evergreen, AL.

Mar. 7, 2021:  North Florida Eggfest Steak Cookoff, Saint Augustine, FL.

Mar. 12, 2021:  SCA World Championship Party, Fort Worth, TX.

Mar. 13, 2021:  SCA World Championship, Fort Worth, TX.

Mar. 14, 2021:  SCA Cowtown Classic Open at the SCA World Championship, Fort Worth, TX.

Mar. 19, 2021:  Smoke on the Shores, Lebanon, TN.

Mar. 26, 2021:  BBQ Gives Back Steak Cookoff, Urbanna, VA.

Mar. 27, 2021:  Conquistador Challenge (Double), Marion, AR.

Mar. 27, 2021:  A La Parila Fest, Mexicali, MX.

Mar. 27, 2021:  Firehouse Steak Cookoff (Double), Donalsonville, GA.

Mar. 28, 2021:  Ozarks Veterans Coalition Spring Steak-Off, Ozark, MO.

Apr. 2, 2021:  4th Annual Raising the Steaks (Double) Steak Cookoff, Greencastle, PA.

Apr. 10, 2021:  3rd Annual Atoka Ribeye Round-Up Steak Cookoff, Atoka, TN.

Apr. 10, 2021:  The Shed Steak Showdown (Double), Ocean Springs, MS.

Apr. 10, 2021:  APRIL Fooling Around The Grill (Double) Steak Cookoff, Rockford, IA.

Apr. 16, 2021:  Pork-A-Palooza Steak Cookoff, Weatherford, OK.

Apr. 17, 2021:  Magnolia Steak Cookoff, Eudora, MS.

Apr. 17, 2021:  Rockwall Lions Club Steak Cookoff (Double), Rockwall, TX.

Apr. 17, 2021:  Grill for Gold Steak Cookoff (Double), Peoria, AZ.

Apr. 23, 2021:  Marietta River City BBQ Steak Cookoff, Marietta, OH.

Apr. 23, 2021:  Last Chance for Arkansas State Steak Cookoff Championship, Batesville, AR.

Apr. 23, 2021:  Ozarks BBQ Fest Steak Cookoff, Springfield, MO.

Apr. 24, 2021:  Dreams Come True Crawfish Festival Steak Cookoff, Gonzales, LA.

Apr. 24, 2021:  2021 Arkansas State Steak Cookoff Championship Batesville, AR.

Apr. 24, 2021:  2nd Annual Bovine at the Shrine Steak Cookoff (Double), Savannah, GA.

Apr. 24, 2021:  Acey-Duecey Arkansas State Championship Steak Cookoff, Batesville, AR.

Apr. 24, 2021:  Spring Break (Double) Steak Cookoff, Lancaster, PA.

Apr. 24, 2021:  Lenoir County Fair Steak Cookoff, Kinston, NC.

Apr. 25, 2021:  1st Chance for Arkansas Steak Cookoff Championship, Batesville, AR.

Apr. 30, 2021:  2nd Annual Kennett Jaycees Steak Cookoff, Kennett, MO.

Apr. 30, 2021:  Route 66 Smokeout Steak Cookoff, Dwight, IL.

Apr. 30, 2021:  Isabel Modica Keep Pumping Memorial Scholarship Steak Cookoff, Kellyville, OK.

Apr. 30, 2021:  HogWild BBQ & Steak Cookoff & Family Festival, Brookhaven, MS.

Apr. 30, 2021:  Steak Cookoff, Lakeville, MN.

May 1, 2021:  Will Rogers Classic Steak Cookoff, Claremore, OK.

May 1, 2021:  Scouting for Steaks Steak Cookoff (Double), Whitesburg, TN.

May 1, 2021:  Grillin at The Fort (Double), Spanish Fort, AL.

May 1, 2021:  Keystone Steak Cookoff (Double), Terre Hill, PA.

May 1, 2021:  Steak Cookoff (Double), Lakeville, MN.

May 2, 2021:  SCHEELS Steak Cookoff, Overland Park, KS.

May 2, 2021:  Kellyville Pones Baseball Hit It Out Of The Park Steak Cookoff (Double), Kellyville, OK.

 

 

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

Feb. 6, 2021:  Flora-Bama Super Chili Bowl Cook-Off, (Soup), Perdido Key, FL.

Mar. 4, 2021:  Taste of Lake Murray (Burger, Seafood, Chef, Dessert, Bacon, Sandwich), Columbia, SC.

Apr. 9, 2021:  Apoka BBQ Blast & Steak Cookoff (BBQ – Eat Division, Steak), Apoka, FL.

Apr. 9, 2021:  Team Texas – Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown, (Seafood, Chef, Recipe), Galveston, TX.

Apr. 10, 2021:  World Championship Chili Cook-Off, (Soup), Myrtle Beach, SC.

Apr. 23, 2021:  New Jersey KnoQ-out, Campground Series, (Dessert), Blairstown, NJ.

May 10, 2021:  Japan Burger Championship (Burger), Tokyo, Japan.

July 1, 2021:  Michigan Ribfest, (BBQ – Eat Division), Lake Orion, MI.

Aug. 7, 2021:  Uganda Food Championship 2021, (Chef), Kampala City, Uganda.

Nov. 5-9, 2021:  World Food Championships, Dallas, TX.

 

 

Non-Sanctioned Events

May 12-15, 2021:  Memphis in May 2021, Memphis, TN.  

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Jan. 22-24, 2021:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. 

Mar. 5-7, 2021:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. 

Mar. 19-21, 2021:  “Legends of BBQ” featuring KCBS Lifetime Members Melissa Cookston and Tuffy Stone, Horn Lake, MS.  Contact:  Melissa Cookston, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 16-18, 2021:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.

 

BBQ Judging Schools

Jan. 21, 2021:  FBA Certified Judges Seminar, Apalachicola, FL.

Feb. 6, 2021:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Aiken, SC.  Contact:  Jason Hardee,  Phone: 843-340-4588, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 6, 2021:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Aiken, SC.  Contact:  Jason Hardee,  Phone: 843-340-4588, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 13, 2021:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  Scott Regal, Phone: 317-281-6753,
Email: [email protected].

Feb. 13, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Claremore, OK.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Feb. 20, 2021:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Gadsden, AL.  Contact:  Janet Torrance, Phone: 256-295-2207,
Email: [email protected].  

Feb. 20, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Simi Valley, CA.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Mar. 19, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Lebanon, TN.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Mar. 27, 2021:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Johnston, IA.  Contact:   Francis W. Dutton, Phone: 319-361-6721, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 27, 2021:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Johnston, IA.  Contact:   Francis W. Dutton, Phone: 319-361-6721, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 8, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Ocean Springs, MS.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Apr. 10, 2021:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Lincoln, NE.  Contact:  Toby Antonson, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 17, 2021:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Morgantown, PA.  Contact: Tom Hornberger
Phone: 610-496-5788, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 23, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Marietta, OH.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Apr. 23, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Savannah, GA.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Apr. 23, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Lancaster, PA.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

Apr. 24, 2021:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Denver, CO.  Contact:  Dan Crose, Phone: 816-686-5888
Email: [email protected].

Apr. 29, 2021:  KCBS Certified Judging Class, Brookhaven, MS.  Contact:  Mark Porter, Phone: 601-757-1772,
Email: [email protected].

May 1, 2021:  SCA Certified Judges Class, Terre Hill, PA.  FMI:  steakcookoffs.com.

 

 

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