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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

Jan. 18, 2020:  Slab-O-Rama BBQ Challenge 2020, (KCBS & ToY & SCA), Bullhead City, AZ.  Contact:  T’Shura Elias, Phone: 923-704-7270, Email: [email protected].

Jan. 18, 2020:  BBQ Showdown in Lumber Town, Madera, CA.  

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

Jan. 25 2020:  2nd Annual Golden State Battle II – Casa de Fruta, (KCBS & ToY), Hollister, CA.

Feb. 16, 2020:  Albany Bacon Championship, (KCBS), Albany, OR. 

Feb. 22, 2020:  The Tyson Guinea Pig, Matt Dalton Memorial, (KCBS & ToY), Coachella, CA.  

Feb. 22, 2020:  The BBQHQ Winter Classic Steak Cookoff, (SCA), Simi Valley, CA. 

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

Mar. 6, 2020:  BBQ Taste of Paradise Steak Cookoff, (SCA), Sun City, AZ. 

Mar. 14, 2020:  Backyard on the Grape 2020, Lodi, CA.

Mar. 29, 2020:  Santa Anita Winners’ Circle 2020, (KCBS), Arcadia, CA. 

Apr. 4, 2020:  Hog’N Heat 2020, Redwood City, CA.  Contact:  Joey Wayne, Email:  [email protected] or [email protected].

Apr. 25, 2020:  Lodi Beer Fest & BBQ Championship 2020, (KCBS), Lodi, CA.

May 1, 2020:  Show Low Steak Throwdown, (SCA), Showlow, AZ.

May 2, 2020:  8th Annual BBQ Showdown, (KCBS & ToY), Showlow, AZ.  Contact:  Carrie Peppard, Phone: 928-532-4141, Email: [email protected].

May 2, 2020:   Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship 2020, (KCBS) Elk Grove, CA.  Contact:  Ed Anhorn, Email:  [email protected].

May 15, 2020:  Burnt Offerings BBQ Contest 2020 (KCBS), Riverside, CA. 

May 23, 2020:  Big Bear Grill & Chill BBQ Championships, Big Bear Lake, CA.

May 23, 2020:  Ric’s Backyard 2020, San Jose, CA. 

May 23, 2020:  BBQ, Blues, & Brews on the Bay, (KCBS), North Bend, OR. 

May 30, 2020:  Horse Town Brew n Que Festival 2020, (KCBS), Norco, CA. 

June 6, 2020:  Throwdown in the Vineyard 2020, (KCBS), Murphys, CA.

June 13, 2020:  Chillin & Grillin by the Vines, Lodi, CA.  Contact:  Matt Bergen, Phone:  209-499-6845, Email:  [email protected].

June 20, 2020:  The BBQHQ Summer Classic Steak Cookoff, (SCA), Simi Valley, CA. 

June 20, 2020:  9th Silicon Valley BBQ Championship, Santa Clara, CA.  Contact:  Lizzy Barron, Phone:  408-616-9744, Email:  [email protected].

June 27, 2020:  Smoke of the Dragon BBQ n Brew, (KCBS), Dallas, OR.  Contact:  Barry Buckett, Phone:  510-334-7093, Email:  [email protected]. 

June 27, 2020:  Ribs, Chili, Cars, Brews & Blues 2020, Livermore, CA. 

July 11, 2020:  Clayton BBQ Cook-Off 2020, (KCBS), Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone:  925-864-8687, Email:  [email protected]t.

July 18, 2020:  Dixon Grillin & Chillin, Dixon, CA.

Aug. 1, 2020:  Rods-N-Ribs 2020, Roseville, CA.  Contact:  Jennifer Bishop, Email:  [email protected] or [email protected].

Aug. 1, 2020:  Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-Off 2020, (KCBS), Susanville, CA.  Contact:  (Judges):  Penny Artz, Phone:  530-249-1866 or 530-257-2113 or (Teams) Alan Dowdy, Phone:  530-945-6011, Email:  [email protected].

Aug. 15, 2020:  Ceres BBQ Challenge & Music Festival, Ceres, CA.

Aug. 22, 2020:  Hog August Bites 2020, Rio Vista, CA.

Aug. 29, 2020:  The Rib Rubdown 2020, Knightsen, CA. 

Sept. 19, 2020:  Hot Q’s & Cold Brews BBQ Championship 2020, (KCBS), Oroville, CA.  Contact:  Ben Lobenstein, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 27, 2020:  Rogue Caveman Barbecue, (KCBS), Grants Pass, OR. 

Oct. 3, 2020:  Silicon Valley Pig Jig 2020, San Jose, CA.

Oct. 25, 2020:  East Valley Steak Cookoff (SCA – DOUBLE), Chandler, AZ. 

Nov. 14, 2020:  The BBQHQ 2nd Annual CA Steak Championship, (SCA – DOUBLE), Simi Valley, CA. 

Dec. 27, 2020:  Arizona Nat’l BBQ Stampede 2020, (KCBS), Phoenix, AZ. 

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. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Jarrell American Legion, Jarrell, TX.  Contact: Dave Welhouse, Phone:  (512) 289-8473, 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Marlin VFD, Marlin, TX.  Contact:  Rob Douglas, Phone:  (254) 422-3268. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Troy Annual BBQ Cookoff, Troy, Texas.  Contact: Dawn Jones, Phone:  (254) 421-4890. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Lone Star Guardians, Wallisville, TX.  Contact: Roger Delong, Phone:  (936) 391-1489. 

May 1-2, 2020 (Date Unconfirmed):  TX Motor Speedway, Contact: Ashley Freas, Phone:  (609) 364-5877. 

May 8-9, 2020:  Cameron Fun Fest, Contact: Daniel Willie, Phone:  (254) 718-7052. 

May 15-16, 2020:  Ribs and Rods, Contact: Mike Olson, Phone:  (254) 258-8171. 

May 15-16, 2020:  Del Rio Cook Off, Contact: Susie Lister, Phone:  (830) 768-3616. 

June 5 – June 6, 2020:  Buckholts Cotton Fest, Contact: Patsy Gaines, Phone:  (254) 482-0570. 

June 19-20, 2020:  Holland Corn Fest, Contact: Paul Bales, Phone:  (254) 654-9689. 

Sept. 4-5, 2020:  Jarrell #2, Contact: Dave Welhouse, Phone:  (512) 289-8473. 

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Bob Miracle, Contact: Karen Stagner. Phone:  (409) 750-0102.

Oct. 16-17, 2020:  Harper Cook Off, Contact: Steve Sweeney, Phone:  (830) 992-1193. 

Oct. 23-24, 2020:  Kerrville, Contact: Chad Parker, Phone:  (830) 739-3200.

Nov.  6-7, 2020:  Morgan’s Point: Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial, Contact: Karen Stagner, Phone:  (409) 750-0102. 

For more information, visit the FBA website at

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].

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]

Oct. 16-17, 2020:  First Coast Ham Jam, Green Cove Springs, FL.  Contact:  Ronnie Munsey, Phone:  904-838-5530, Email:  [email protected]

Nov. 6-7, 2020:  Gridiron Grill-Off BBQ Competition – Pompano Beach, Pompano Beach, FL.  Contact:  John Offerdahl, Phone:  305-748-6107, Email:  [email protected]

Dec. 4-5, 2020:  Orange Blossom Revue – Lake Wales, Lake Wales, FL.  Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected]


For more information, visit the Georgia Barbecue Association website at

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  Dilly Dally in Dooly, Vienna, GA.  Contact:  Rhonda Lamb Heath, Phone:  229-268-8275, 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. 20-21, 2020:  Nutwood Winery BBQ Championship, LaGrange, GA.  Contact:  Neil Liechty, Phone:  706-881-7402, Email:  [email protected]

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]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Calloway Roots & BBQ Festival, Washington, GA.  Contact:  Marena Bleech, Phone:  706-678-7060, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 8-9, 2020:  Ocilla Soul Man BBQ Competition, Ocilla, GA.  Contact:  Earl Denham, Phone:  229-848-4188, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  Babes, BBQ and Blues, Cartersville, GA.  Contact:  Lauren Hether, Phone:  678-721-0203, Email:  [email protected].  

Oct. 2-3, 2020:  Brickyard BBQ Bash at Americus KOA, Americus, GA.  Contact:  Ira Kelly, Phone:  229-942-2330. 

Oct. 9-10, 2020:  Nutwood Winery BBQ Championship & Cookoff, LaGrange, GA.  Contact:  Neil Liechty, Phone:  706-881-7402, Email:  [email protected]. 


For More information, visit the IBCA website at

Jan. 17-18, 2020:  6th Annual BCJLHS BBQ Cookoff, Beeville, TX.  Contact:  Josh Kovar, Phone:  361-354-3618, Email:  [email protected]. 

Jan. 17-18, 2020:  6th Annual Willacy County Livestock Show Kickoff Cookoff, Raymondville, TX.  Contact:  Ali Busse Savage, Phone:  512-820-6012, Email:  [email protected].

Jan. 17-18, 2020:  Hold Em N Hit Em, Pasadena, TX.  Contact:  David Rogers, Phone:  713-822-4060, Email:  [email protected]. 

Jan. 24-25, 2020:  24th Annual San Antonio Stock Show Rodeo Barbeque Cookoff Festival, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Stephen Stokinger, Phone:  210-842-0488, Email:  [email protected].

Jan. 24-25, 2020:  Harlingens Bravest Cookoff and Fire Fest, Harlingen, TX.  Contact: Evan Mann, Phone:  956-454-3296, Email:  [email protected]. 

Jan. 31-Feb.1, 2020:  Alicias 2nd Annual Cook-Off, Raymondville, TX.  Contact:  Adriana Castro, Phone:  956-746-9371. 

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020:  Firemans Light BBQ Cookoff, Blanco, TX.  Contact:  Mike Milliken, Phone:  979-571-2066, Email:  [email protected]. 

Jan. 31-Feb.1, 2020:  West Texas BBQ Cookoff, Odessa, TX.  Contact:  Brian Barker, Phone:  432-368-3548, Email:  [email protected].

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020:  UTRGV Baseball Cookoff, Edinburg, TX.  Contact:  Derek Matlock, Phone:  304-376-8299, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  Ardmore Shrine Club, Ardmore, OK.  Contact:  Shannon Houchin, Phone:  586-277-3643, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  Big Rocks BBQ, Glen Rose, TX.  Contact:  Dianne Stinson, Phone:  254-855-2767, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  Friends of TriClub, Spring, TX.  Contact:  Will Greer, Phone:  281-282-7461, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  South Texas Courage to Change Cookoff, McAllen, TX.  Contact:  Nadia Ochoa, Phone:  956-687-7714, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  Two Broke Cookers, Refugio, TX.  Contact:  Irene E Garza, Phone:  361-739-8501, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 14-15, 2020:  Buna Redbud Festival BBQ Cookoff, Buna, TX.  Contact:  Laurie Goodman, Phone:  409-994-5586, Email:  [email protected].  

Feb. 14-15, 2020:  VFW Chilly Chili BBQ Cook-Off, Austin, TX.  Contact:  Lisa Hines, Phone:  512-633-6464, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  1st Annual Smoken for Crisman, Longview, TX.  Contact:  Randell Lancaster, Phone:  903-570-3818, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  City of Palmview, Palmview, TX.  Contact:  Gilbert Casanova, Phone:  956-655-0036, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  Victoria Livestock Show BBQ Cookoff, Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Heather McBride, Phone:  361-212-3200, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 22, 2020:  1st Annual John Hybner Memorial BBQ Cookoff, Shiner, TX. Contact:  Jackie Wegener, Phone:  361-594-3383, Email:  [email protected]

Feb. 28-29, 2020:  Freedom Fest 2020, Concan, TX.  Contact:  Cassandra Perry, Phone:  830-232-6625, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 28-29, 2020:  Irving Elks Lodge, Irving, TX.  Contact:  John Gray, Phone:  469-834-7775, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 28-29, 2020:  Smokin on the Rio, Mercedes, TX.  Contact:  Chuck Sellman, Phone:  956-975-1254, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  10th Annual TTHA Bucks and BBQ Cookoff, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Beaman, Phone:  210-523-8500, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  2020 Marsh Fest BBQ Cookoff, Winnie, TX.  Contact:  Kevin Carouthers, Phone:  409-466-9076, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Bluebonnet Days Triple Heat BBQ Cookoff, Kenedy, TX.  Contact:  Jolene Terwilliger, Phone:  830-583-3223, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Cuero Turkeyfest Ragin Cajun Cookoff, Cuero, TX.  Contact:  Brenda Martin, Phone:  361-243-6114, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Kaufman County Jr Livestock Show BBQ, Kaufman, TX.  Contact:  James Hines, Phone:  972-965-3719, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Plazita Brown Spring Cook-Off, Del Rio, TX.  Contact:  Delores A. Martinez, Phone:  830-719-2956, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Rattlesnake BBQ Cookoff, Walnut Springs, TX.  Contact:  Robert Billman, Phone:  254-396-0129, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:   24th Annual CHTR BBQ Cookoff, Falls City, TX.  Contact:  Mark Mika, Phone:  830-299-2335, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:   5th Annual Guns Hoses Cooking for Kids, Wichita Falls, TX.  Contact:  John Spargins, Phone:  940-733-8379, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  7th Annual Burnin Meat BBQ Cookoff, Sinton, TX.  Contact:  Randy Larson, Phone:  361-289-5311, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:   Iola VFD 7th Annual BBQ Cookoff Fundraiser, Iola, TX.  Contact: Betty Moore, Phone:  512-539-6792, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:   Texas Independence Day Celebration and Cookoff, San Benito, TX.  Contact:  Carolina Garza, Phone:  956-245-4202, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  2nd Annual Bum Phillips Charities BBQ Showdown, Goliad, TX.  Contact:  Kenneth Johnson, Phone:  361-318-7446. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  BBQ Ranch 1st Annual BBQ Cook Off, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact: Glenn Rogers, Phone:  817-851-6165, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Brazos County VFW Post 4692, Bryan, TX.  Contact:  Gary Heidonbrand, Phone:  979-823-0550, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Gruenau BBQ Cookoff, Yorktown, TX.  Contact:  Dianna Metting, Phone:  361-491-1217, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Limestone County Go Texan BBQ Cook-Off, Groesbeck, TX.  Contact:  Kyle Hancock, Phone:  254-625-1088, Email:  [email protected].    

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Marina Village Resort, Trinity, TX.  Contact:  Tiffany Millstid, Phone:  936-594-0149, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Richard Reeves Memorial 2020, Fort Stockton, TX.  Contact:  Jimmy Stephens, Phone:  432-290-0124, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Stockdale C of C 3rd Annual Just Ranchin Rodeo and BBQ Cookoff, Stockdale, TX.  Contact:  Wesley Hodge, Phone:  830-534-2460, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  West VFD BBQ Cookoff, West, TX.  Contact:  George Nors Sr, Phone:  254-709-7387, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  AGC Houston BBQ Cookoff, Sugarland, TX.  Contact:  Tamara Hancock, Phone:  713-843-3771, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Alvin Music Festival BBQ Cookoff, Alvin, TX.  Contact:  Patrick Burford, Phone:  281-850-1577, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28,2020:  BPOA Scholarship Fund Cookoff, Brownsville, TX.  Contact:  Robert Nieto, Phone:  956-466-4986, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Cindy Riehs Memorial BBQ Cookoff, Inez, TX.  Contact:  Chantal Riehs, Phone:  361-571-4240, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Cleveland Livestock Show BBQ Cookoff, Cleveland, TX.  Contact:  Angela Turner, Phone:  281-797-8844, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Elgin VFW 6115, Elgin, TX.  Contact:  Rebecca Madrid, Phone:  512-285-2300, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Fort Worth Cops 4 Kids, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  Manny Ramirez, Phone:  817-870-2171, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  My Country 107.3 BBQ Cookoff, Robstown, TX.  Contact:  Ashley Walk, Phone:  361-814-3800, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Peanutville Skeet Shoot BBQ Cook Off, Floresville, TX.  Contact:  Alberto Cruz, Phone:  210-802-8837, Email:  [email protected].  

March 27-28, 2020:  Pharr Hub Phestival Cook Off, Pharr, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Martinez, Phone:  956-402-4550, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Red White and Bulls Pits on Patrol, Edna, TX.  Contact:  Anton Eggebeen, Phone:  361-799-9210, Email:  [email protected].  

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  South 40 BBQ Cookoff, Waco, TX.  Contact:  Morgan Smart-Petty, Phone:  254-224-8288, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  South in Your Mouth BBQ Cookoff, Rio Medina, TX.  Contact:  Jennifer Moore, Phone:  210-428-8593, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  7th Annual Neals Lodges BBQ Cookoff, Concan, TX.  Contact:  Jackie Simmonds, Phone:  830-232-6118, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Car Fest, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  David Bippert, Phone:  210-381-8617, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Luling Oilfield Museum Roughneck Chili BBQ Cook-Off, Luling, TX.  Contact:  Trey Bailey, Phone:  830-875-1922, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Our Heroes Wear Combat Boots, Tomball, TX.  Contact:  Candice Baines, Phone:  832-326-6909, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  TBD Lampasas BBQ Cookoff, Lampasas, TX.  Contact:  Melissa Unger, Phone:  512-56-5172, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Chilling Grilling, McAllen, TX.  Contact:  Zenon Mendoza, Phone:  956-313-4475, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Friends of Flint, Inc., San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Willie Stuart, Phone:  210-439-4191, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  2020 Texas Shoot Out, Andrews, TX.  Contact:  Blake Roberts, Phone:  432-413-9666, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  32nd Annual Elgin Vol Fire Dept BBQ Cookoff, Elgin, TX.  Contact: James Lopez, Phone:  512-281-4025, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  3rd Annual Valeria Jasso Memorial BBQ Cookoff, Diboll, TX.  Contact:  Ramiro Jasso, Phone:  936-676-1135, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Annual Waller County Fair Demolition Derby and BBQ Cookoff, Hempstead, TX.  Contact:  Jason Rymer, Phone:  713-545-3240. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Bexar County Jr Livestock Show BBQ Cookoff, San Antonio, TX.  Contact:  Roger Pena, Phone:  210-416-2458, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Boots Stew and Smoky Eyed BBQ, Mount Pleasant, TX.  Contact: Niki Haynes, Phone:  903-577-1510, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Orange Grove VFD Cookoff, Orange Grove, TX.  Contact:  Jeff McFatter, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Sargent VFD 12th Annual BBQ Cookoff and Fundraiser, Sargent, TX.  Contact:  Kevin Foster, Phone:  281-389-9909, Email:  [email protected] or [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Sumthings Burning BBQ Cookoff, Clifton, TX.  Contact:  Lisa Dromgoole, Phone:  254-266-1859, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Terrell Heritage Jubilee, Terrell, TX.  Contact:  Carlton Tidwell, Phone:  972-563-5703, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Turkey Fest, Henrietta, TX.  Contact:  Melissa Roberson, Phone:  940-733-7944, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Annual Papalote Volunteer Fire Department Cookoff, Sinton, TX.  Contact:  Mike Clevenger, Phone:  361-945-3144, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  BBQ Boys Buyers Group, Round Rock, TX.  Contact:  Brad Fowles, Phone: 512-848-4821, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Bob Wills Day BBQ Cookoff, Turkey, TX.  Contact:  Troy Glover, Phone:  806-269-1865, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Buda County Fair and BBQ Cookoff, Buda, TX.  Contact:  Frankie Hoch, Phone:  512-971-0355, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Freedom Is Not Free Cook-Off, Granbury, TX.  Contact:  John Joffrion, Phone:  817-964-7747, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Freer Rattlesnake Roundup Cookoff, Freer, TX.  Contact:  Sam Foster, Phone:  361-701-1875, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Friends for Wishes, Waller, TX.  Contact:  Brandon Walker, Phone:  713-203-5254, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Lonestar Pony Express, Montgomery, TX.  Contact:  Jeff Tollert, Phone:  281-974-6948, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Red River BBQ Championship, Ardmore, TX.  Contact:  Richard McLaughlin, Phone:  580-465-7234, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Smoke on the Water, Port Neches, TX.  Contact:  Brandon White, Phone:  409-284-4407, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Wild Horse Desert Roundup, Bishop, TX.  Contact:  Judy Gonzalez, Phone:  956-202-2678, Email:  [email protected]

May 1-2, 2020:  Champions Kids Camp, Spring, TX.  Contact:  Ellen Cole, Phone:  713-829-2508, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 1-2, 2020:  Cinco de May Cookoff, Goliad, TX.  Contact:  Ruben San Miguel, Phone:  361-813-1410, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 1-2, 2020:  Cotton Fest BBQ Cook-Off, Lubbock, TX.  Contact:  Jon-Michael Garrett, Phone:  817-279-2753, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 1-2, 2020:  KCFCFA Cookoff, Mabank, TX.  Contact:  Jason Lengacher, Phone:  214-500-8729, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 1-2, 2020:  Knights of Columbus 6269 CARNIVORE Cookoff, Arlington, TX  Contact:  David Lara, Phone:  817-233-4533, Email:  [email protected]. 

May. 1-2, 2020:  League City Music Fest, League City, TX.  Contact:  Ryan Smith, Phone:  281-910-3080, Email:  [email protected].

May 1-2, 2020:  Mark Blondin, Fort Worth, TX.  Contact:  Mark H. Miller, Ft. Worth, TX.  Contact:  Mark H. Miller, Phone:  817-360-6904, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 8-9, 2020:  2020 East Side Cinco De Drinko Cookoff, Houston, TX.  Contact: Alfredo Salinas, Phone:  504-343-1354, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 8-9, 2020:  4th Annual Austin Matura Scholarship BBQ Cook-Off, East Bernard, TX.  Contact:  Kirk Martura, Phone:  979-533-0106, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 8-9, 2020:  Alamo Watermelon Festival, Alamo, TX.  Contact:  Arnoldo Robles, Phone:  956-325-4084, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 8-9, 2020:  Aransas County Boys Girls Club, Rockport, TX.  Contact:  Dana Simpson, Phone:  361-790-3678, Email:  [email protected].

May 8-9, 2020:  Butterfield Stage Days, Bridgeport, TX.  Contact:  Mary Beth Holder, Phone:  940-683-2073, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 8-9, 2020:  Van Zandt County Fair Cookoff, Canton, TX.  Contact:  Jeff Looney, Phone:  972-880-6584, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  29th Annual Jourdanton VFD Cookoff, Jourdanton, TX.  Contact: Amy Martinez, Phone:  210-482-9752, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  3rd Annual Creektastic Cookoff, Spring, TX.  Contact:  Holly Pichette, Phone:  936-647-5623, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  7th Annual Josh Haynie Memorial BBQ Cook-Off, Wharton, TX.  Contact:  Brandon Cruz, Phone:  281-253-5020, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  Charcoal Challenge, Giddings, TX.  Contact:  Betty Petzoid, Phone:  979-820-1952, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  Cookin Up a Cure, New Braunfels, TX.  Contact:  Diana Tomlin, Phone:  830-515-6679, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  East Texas Arboretum Cookoff, Athens, TX.  Contact:  Larry Russell, Phone:  903-368-0030, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 15-16, 2020:  Cody Dragoo Memorial Cookoff, West, TX.  Contact:  Ranae Knust, Phone:  254-716-2262, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 22-23, 2020:  Memorial Bash Cookoff, Victoria, TX.  Contact:  Cornelio Valdez, Phone:  361-218-8099, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 29-30, 2020:  Eighter From Decatur, Decatur, TX.  Contact:  Randy Burkhart, Phone:  817-371-2680, Email:  [email protected]. 

May 29-30, 2020:  Wimberley Blues and BBQ Cookoff, Wimberley, TX.  Contact:  Craig Calley, Phone:  512-757-3158, Email:  [email protected]. 

For additional information, visit the KCBS website at

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].

Jan. 3-4, 2020:  Red Rock BBQ, St. George, UT.  Contact:  Sylvia Anderson, Phone:  801-571-9012, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 17-18, 2020:  Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge, Bullhead City, AZ.  Contact:  T’Shura Elias, Phone:  928-704-7267, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 18-19, 2020:  W.E.S.T Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest, Rein in Taufers (Riva di Tures), Bolzano, Italy.  Contact:  Myrko Leinter or Michele Capano, Email:  [email protected].   

Jan. 24-25, 2020:  Lakeland Pig Festival, Lakeland, FL.  Contact:  Donovan Tinsley, Phone:  863-221-1502, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 24-25, 2020:  The Golden State Battle, Hollister, CA.  Contact:  James Palmer, Phone:  714-319-1782, Email:  [email protected]

Jan. 24-25, 2020:  Northeast Beerbq Festival, Bundalong, Victoria, Australia.  Contact: Danny Grant, Phone: 0415611284, Email: [email protected]. 

Jan. 31–Feb. 1, 2020:  Humble BBQ Cookoff, Humble, TX.  Contact:  Julia Arcuri, Phone: 832-444-0996, Email: [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  Brasstown Valley Winter BBQ Throwdown, Young Harris, GA.  Contact:  Jodie Pirro, Phone: 706-970-8004, Email: [email protected]. 

Feb. 14-15, 2020:  Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown, Huntsville, TX.  Contact: Ben Pruitt, Phone: 936-661-4204, Email: [email protected]. 

Feb. 21-20, 2020:  Capital City Cook-Off, Montgomery, AL.  Contact:  Jamie Gonzalez, Phone:  334-625-2100, Email:   [email protected]. 

Feb. 21-20, 2020:  Best in the Desert Southwest KCBS BBQ, Yuma, AZ.  Contact:  Carrie Ring, Phone: 928-373-5020, Email: ca[email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Fire It Up Frostproof!, Frostproof, FL.  Contact:  Angela Iversen, Phone:  407-697-4077, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Sip & Swine BBQ Festival, Lawrenceville, GA.  Contact Person: TEAMS CONTACT: Jim Lloyd, Phone: 404-683-1549, Email: [email protected].  

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  Foley BBQ & Blues Cook Off (BACKYARD ONLY), Foley, AL 36535.  Contact Person: Kylee Raulerson, Phone: 251-943-5590, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  2nd Annual Qlathe BBQ Championship, Olathe, KS.  Contact: Chris Stewart, Phone: 913-971-8605, Email: [email protected].  

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  Speed & Feed BBQ Cook-Off & Car Show, Darlington, SC.  Contact: Jason Hardee, Phone: 843-340-4588, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  Country Road & BBQ Contest-Day 1, Torreglia, Italy.  Contact: Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, Email: [email protected].  

Mar. 14-15, 2020:  Country Road BBQ Contest-Day 2, Torreglia, Italy.  Contact: Massimo Zaramella, Phone: 3400936880, Email: [email protected].  

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Smoke on the Shores BBQ Championship. Lebanon, TN.  Contact:  Jason Cole, Phone: 615-219-9590, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Firelake BBQ CoCook-Off Day 1, Shawnee, OK.  Contact:  Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850 ext 2026, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  Smokin in the Square, Pensacola, FL.  Contact:  Ivan Delabruere, Phone: 850-516-2622, Email: [email protected]

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  American Royal Backyard and Steak Contest, Kansas City, MO.  Contact:   Eric Pew, Phone: 816-221-9800, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 21-22, 2020:  Firelake BBQ Cook-Off – Day 2, Shawnee, OK.  Contact:  Jason Boyce, Phone: 405-878-4850 ext 2026, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 21-22, 2019:  Smoke in the Woods-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Cuddebackville, NY.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Kickin It Route 66 Barbeque Challenge, St. Roberts, MO.  Contact: Anita Ivey, Phone: 573-451-2000 ext 1112, Email: [email protected].  

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  BBQ Gives Back (Day 1), Urbanna, VA.  Contact: Mary Jones, Phone: 804-467-3558, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 27, 2020:  Spring Break BBQ Contest III, Lommel, Belgium.  Contact: Van Decraen Marjolein, Phone: 0032994206417, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 27, 2020:  TN River BBQ Battle & Music Fest. Savannah, TN.  Contact: Mary Beth Hopper, Phone: 731-616-7474, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  Hammond BBQ, Inc., Hammond, LA.  Contact:  Eric Phares or Jodie Gieseler, Phone: Eric-985-969-8172, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 28, 2020:  BBQ Gives Back (Day 2), Urbanna, VA.  Contact: Mary Jones, Phone: 804-467-3558, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-off, Cedar Park, TX.  Contact:  Alyssa Row, Phone: 512-260-7800, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Fire at the Foothills (BACKYARD ONLY), Chelsea, AL.  Contact: Scott Weygand, Phone: 205-678-4410, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  CCS FEST, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact: Gene Bryant, Phone: 317-908-7680, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Blazathon, Stillwater, OK.  Contact: Chad Duncan, Phone: 405-880-4514, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 4-5, 2020:  Glowing Austria 2020, Wels, Austria, Contact: Dobernig Alexander, Phone: +43 676 9003109, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Smoke in the Spring, Osage City, KS.  Contact: Corey Linton, Phone: 785-806-8911, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  The Best Dam BBQ Contest at Smithville Lake, Smithville, MO.  Contact: Tony Kerns, Phone: 816-749-3154, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Eastern BBQ Contest 2020-Day 1, Meerbeke, Belgium.  Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 00032477641169, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Smoke on the Falls, Gadsden, AL.  Contact: Janet Tarrance, Phone: 256-549-4658, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 11-12, 2020:  Eastern BBQ Contest 2020-Day 2, Meerbeke, Belgium.  Contact: Bart Beeckmans, Phone: 00032477641169, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020: Pork-A-Palooza, Weatherford, OK.  Contact: Jarred Jones, Phone: 580-305-9900, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020: Pigmaster’s BBQ Challenge, Connelly Springs, NC.  Contact: Joel Abee, Phone: 828-612-8114, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020: Smoke in the Valley, Linn Valley, KS.  Contact: Mark Hough, Phone: 214-684-4524, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 17-18, 2020: Interstate BBQ Festival, Hagerstown, MD.  Contact: Rob Immer, Phone: 301-991-2373, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 17-18, 2020: Smokin For Garrett, Boonville, IN.  Contact: Tim Howton, Phone: 812-629-0806, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 18-19, 2020: 3rd Wild King BBQ Contest, Tirol, Austria, Contact: Franz Groessing, Phone: +43 669 3918555, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 18-19, 2020:  Smoke On the Border, Gravette, AR.  Contact: Fred Overstreet, Phone: 479-787-8998, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Southaven Springfest, Southaven, MS.  Contact:  Brenda Orozco, Phone: 901-800-7907, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Ozarks BBQ Fest, Springfield, MO.  Contact: Larry Krauck, Phone: 417 833 2660, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Marietta River City BBQ, Marietta, OH.  Contact: Emmeline Wharton, Phone: 7406297139, Email: [email protected].

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Smoke on the Water Festival (BACKYARD ONLY), Florence, AL.  Contact: Myron Berry, Phone: 256-740-9636, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  WashMo BBQ, Bike & Blues, Washington, MO.  Contact: Cassidy Lowery, Phone: 636-239-1743, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Smokin In the Creek BBQ Contest, Sugar Creek, MO.  Contact: Sue Mikula, Phone: 816-252-4413, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  New Jersey KnoQ-out: Day 1-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Blairstown, NJ 07825.  Contact:  Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  15th Annual HANOR Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ, Enid, OK.  Contact: Lynn Benkendorf, Phone: 580-548-8194, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  KCBS GREEKFIRE Festival 2020, Reichshof, Germany.  Contact: Markus Bondorf, Phone: +491737150816, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  New Jersey KnoQ-out: DAY 2-CAMPGROUND BBQ SERIES, Blairstown, NJ 07825, Contact: Jeremy Garrett, Phone: 802-244-8994, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Mark Twain Casino BBQ Cook-Off, LaGrange, MO.  Contact: Darcy Buckwalter, Phone: 573-655-4770, Email: [email protected]. 

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  American Royal World Series of Barbecue Rub Contest, Kansas City, MO.  Contact: Eric Pew, Phone: 816-221-9800, Email: [email protected].

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

Jan. 17-18, 2020:  COTY Cookoff, Santa Ana, TX.  Contact:  Debbie Williams, Phone:  325-998-8877, Email:  [email protected]. 

Jan. 19, 2020:  LSBS Annual Members Meeting, Santa Ana, TX. 

Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2020:  7th Annual Diamond Jim’s Country Saloon, Texas City, TX.  Contact:  Alan Calaway, Phone:  832-309-6254, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  County Cancer Benefit, Mason, TX. 

Feb. 28-29, 2020:  Schertz VFW Post 8315 BBQ Cookoff, Schertz, TX.  Contact:  Cheryl St. Louis, Phone (Text):  210-394-7698, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 6-8, 2020:  BBQ Austin, Austin, TX.  

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  BBQ & Chili Cookoff, Spicewood, TX.  

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  Rattle Snake Roundup, Sweetwater, TX.  

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  The Barnyard Cook-off, Weatherford, TX.  

Mar. 13-14, 2020:  Clear Lake Elks Lodge Cook-off, Kemah, TX.

Mar. 20-21, 2020:  2nd Annual Star Fest, Brownwood, TX.  Contact:  Debbie, Phone:  325-998-8877. 

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  4th Annual Sims Strong Benefit & BBQ Cook-Off, Liberty Hill, TX.  Contact:  Charity Thornton, Phone:  512-630-5677.

Mar. 27-28, 2020:  51st Annual Texas Men’s State Chili Championship, Granite Shoals, TX.  Contact:  Craig Schlicke, Phone:  512-507-9089, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 5-6, 2020:  Spring Fling, Evant, TX.  

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Old Mill Trade Days, Post, TX.  

Apr. 10-11, 2020:  Easterfest, Kerrville, TX.  

Apr. 17-18, 2020:  Mingus Merica, Mingus, TX.  

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Wild Game TAFR, Cypress, TX.  

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  BBQ and Goat Cookoff, Goldthwaite, TX.  

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Germanfest, Muenster, TX.  

Apr. 24-25, 2020:  Panther Hill Pit Crew Cook-Off, Liberty Hill, TX. 

For additional info, visit the Memphis Barbecue Network website at 

Mar. 6-7, 2020:  Esperanza Bonanza 2020 Conquistador Challenge, Marion, AR.  Contact:  Missi Norman, Phone:  901-647-3391, Email:  [email protected]. 

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

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Porkerfest Barbeque Competition, Riverdale, GA.  Contact:  Andrew Stringfellow, Jr., Phone:  770-823-7789, Email:  [email protected].

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Atoka BBQ Fest, Atoka, TN.  Contact:  Dorothy Isbell, Phone:  901-288-8596, Email:  [email protected]. 

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

July 16-18, 2020:  Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Championship, Galax, VA.  Contact: Twin County Chamber of Commerce, Phone:  276-236-2184, Email:  [email protected]. 

September 24-26, 2020:  Praise The Lard, Murphysboro, IL.  Contact:  Sammi Graff, Phone:  618-684-8902/ 618-521-6957, Email:  [email protected]. 

Sept. 24-26, 2020:  The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS.  Contact:  Elise Jenkins, Phone:  662-719-1675, Email:  [email protected]. 

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

Feb. 22, 2020:  2020 Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association Awards Banquet, Charlestown, WV. 

For more information, visit the Minnesota BBQ Society website at  

April 11, 2020:  Spring Training 2020, University of Minnesota Andrew Boss Meat Science Laboratory, Falcon Heights, MN, FMI:

May 8-9, 2020:  Minnesota in May 2020, Cambridge, MN.  FMI: 


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

Jan. 1, 2020:  Awards of Excellence, Entry Window Opens.

Jan. 17, 2020:  Awards of Excellence, Last Day to Enter.

Jan. 24, 2020:  NBBQA Gathering, Puyallup Showgrounds, WA.

Feb. 8, 2020:  Awards of Excellence Judging, Byhalia, MS.

Apr. 1-4, 2020:  2020 NBBQA Conference, Louisville, KY.  

Apr. 3, 2020:  NBBQA Rhinestone Hat Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.  

Apr. 4, 2020:  NBBQA Classic Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.  



For additional information, contact the Northeast Barbeque Society at 

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

Jan. 4, 2020:  NEBS Annual Banquet and Meeting, Lincoln, RI.  Contact:  Chris Clegg, Phone:  401-333-1492. 


For more information, visit the  Southern BBQ Network website at

Jan. 18, 2020:  SBN General Membership Meeting, Summerville, SC. 

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

Apr. 3-4, 2020:  Smoke at the Lodge, Summerville, SC.  Contact:  Kenneth Smillie, Phone: 843-814-3391, 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

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

Jan. 10, 2020:  Orange Butcher Steak Cookoff, Meppel, Netherlands. 

Jan. 11, 2020:  The Texas Steak Tour Finale, TBA, TX. 

Jan. 17, 2020:  Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge Steak Cookoff, Bullhead City, AZ. 

Jan. 17, 2020:  Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues Steak Cookoff, Zephyrhills, FL. 

Jan. 17, 2020:  Taste of Blanchard Steak Cookoff, Blanchard, LA. 

Jan. 18, 2020:  W.E.S.T. Winter Extreme South Tyrol BBQ Contest, Rein in Tuffers, Italy.   

Jan. 24, 2020:  Washington Sportsmen’s Show Outdoor Cooking Championship, Puyallup, WA. 

Jan. 25, 2020:  The Shed Steak Showdown (DOUBLE), Ocean Springs, MS. 

Jan. 25, 2020:  The Shed Jr. Pit-Masters Showdown, Ocean Springs, MS. 

Feb. 1, 2020:  2nd Annual Super Steak Showdown, Switzerland, FL. 

Feb. 7, 2020:  Jimmy Jam BBQ Slam Steak Cookoff, Elkton, FL. 

Feb. 15, 2020:  John Henry’s Double Steak Challenge, Katy, TX. 

Feb. 15, 2020:  Meatstock Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Feb. 22, 2020:  The BBQHQ Winter Classic, Simi Valley, CA. 

Feb. 29, 2020:  Leap into Spring Triple Steak Cookoff Day #1, Brooksville, FL. 

Mar. 1, 2020:  Leap into Spring Triple Steak Cookoff Day #2, Brooksville, FL. 

Mar. 6, 2020:  Fire It Up Frostproof! Steak Cookoff, Frostproof, FL. 

Mar. 6, 2020:  Sun City West’s SCA Steak Challenge, Sun City West, AZ. 

Mar. 7, 2020:  4th Annual Collard Green Festival, Evergreen, AL.  

Mar. 8, 2020:  North Florida Eggfest Steak Cookoff, St. Augustine, FL. 

Mar. 13, 2020:  Central Oregon Sportman’s Show Outdoor Cooking Championship, Redmond, OR. 

Mar. 14, 2020:  2nd Annual Jesup Shrine Club Steak Challenge, Jesup, GA. 

Mar. 14, 2020:  Operation Tiger Paw IV, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Mar. 14, 2020:  AYSSP Steak Shootout, Mountain View, AR.

Mar. 14, 2020:  Meatstock Melbourne Melbourne, Australia. 

Mar. 14, 2020:  1st Greenhouse SCA Contest, Hueckeswagen, Germany. 

Mar. 20, 2020:  Smoke on the Shores, Lebanon, TN. 

Mar. 20, 2020:  Smokin in the Square, Pensacola, FL.  

Mar. 20, 2020:  3i Show Steak Cookoff, Dodge City, KS. 

Mar. 21, 2020:  Conquistador Challenge, Marion, AR. 

Mar. 27, 2020:  BBQ Gives Back Steak Cookoff, Urbanna, VA. 

Mar. 28, 2020:  Magnolia Steak Cookoff, Southhaven, MS.

Mar. 28, 2020:  Springbreak Steak & Whole Hog Cookoff, Lommel, Belgium. 

Apr. 3, 2020:  Firehouse BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff, Donalsonville, GA. 

Apr. 3, 2020:  NBBQA Rhinestone Hat Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.   

Apr. 4, 2020:  NBBQA Classic Steak Cookoff, Louisville, KY.     

Apr. 4, 2020: Transylvanian Steak Cookoff, Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania. 

Apr. 10, 2020:  Eastern BBQ Contest, Ninove, Belgium.  

Apr. 11, 2020:  Eastern BBQ Contest Steak & Whole Hog, Ninove, Belgium.  

Apr. 18, 2020:  Rockwall Lions Club Steak Cookoff (Double), Rockwall, TX. 

Apr. 18, 2020:  The Ribeye Ranch Steak Shootout, Winfield, AL.  

Apr. 18, 2020:  Helping U BBQ’s Triple Threat Match (TRIPLE), Omaha, NE.  

Apr. 24, 2020:  Ozark BBQ Fest Steak Cookoff, Springfield, MO.  

Apr. 25, 2020:  Lancaster BBQ Supply Spring Break Steak Cookoff (Double), Lancaster, PA.  

Apr. 25, 2020:  Fire Water Throw Down, Chandler, TX.  

Apr. 25, 2020:  S.B.H. BBQ Steak Cookoff, Greenville, SC.  

Apr. 25, 2020:  Dreams Come True Crawfish Festival Steak Cookoff, Gonzales, LA. 

For more information, visit the World Food Championship,

Feb. 21, 2020:  12th Annual National Shrimp Festival Restaurant Challenge, Gulf Shores, AL. 


Non-Sanctioned Events

Apr. 18, 2020:  2nd Annual PBC Exodus 24:10 BBQ Cook-Off Albemarle, NC.  Contact:  Rodney Morton, Phone:  704-796-1088, Email:  [email protected].   

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

BBQ Cooking Schools 

Jan. 11, 2020:  NorCal CBBQA 102 BBQ Class, Livermore, CA.  FMI: 

Jan. 17-19, 2020:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Email:  [email protected]; Website:

Jan. 26, 2020:  BBQ Brisket MasterClass:  The Brisket Experience by Risky Brisket KCBS BBQ Team, Downers Grove, IL.  To Register:

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2020:  4 Legs Up BBQ, The Art & Science of Competition BBQ Class, Great Bend, KS.  Contact:  Kelly Wertz, Phone:  620-617-1803, Email:  [email protected]. 

Feb. 7-8, 2020:  Dirt Road BBQ Tell-All Competition BBQ Class, Olathe, KS.  Contact:  Ryan and Karen Murphy, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 16, 2020:  BBQ Pork MasterClass:  The Pork Experience, Downers Grove, IL.  To Register: 

Feb. 21-22, 2020:  4 Legs Up BBQ, The Art & Science of Competition BBQ Class, Lincoln, NE.  Contact:  Kelly Wertz, Phone:  620-617-1803, Email:  [email protected].

Feb. 28-29, 2020:  Buffalo’s BBQ Cooking Class, Sperry, OK.  Contact:  Donny Teel, Phone: 918-633-0673, Email: [email protected]. 

Feb. 28, 2020:  Smokin’ Triggers Cooking Class, Hammond, LA.  Contact:  Johnny Trigg, Phone:  817-999-8377, Email:  [email protected].

Mar. 13-15, 2020:  Myron Mixon – Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA.  Email:  [email protected]; Website:

Mar. 22, 2020:  BBQ Rib MasterClass:  The Rib Experience, Downers Grove, IL.  To Register:

Apr. 4, 2020:  BBQ 101 Chicken & Ribs, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  BBQ Maestros, Website: 

Apr. 4-5, 2020:  Charcoal & More Presents BBQ Boot Camp, Sellersburg, IN.  Contact: Hal Wagner, Phone: 812-248-2233, Email: [email protected].  

Apr. 5, 2020:  BBQ 102 Butts & Briskets, Indianapolis, IN.  Contact:  BBQ Maestros, Website:

BBQ Judging Schools

Dec. 28, 2019:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Princeton, WI.  FMI: 

Jan. 4, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Houston, TX.  FMI: 

Jan. 18, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Collinsville, IL.  FMI: 

Jan. 18, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Ocean Springs, MS.  FMI:

Jan. 23, 2020:  FBA Judge Seminar, Apalachicola, FL.  FMI: 

Jan. 23, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lakeland, FL.  Contact:  Amanda Lamont, Phone:  863-559-8492, Email:  [email protected].   

Jan. 24, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Contact:  Amanda Lamont, Phone:  863-559-8492, Email:  [email protected]

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

Jan. 25, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Mexicali, Baja, California, Mexico.  Contact:  Tomas Siqueiros, Phone: +52(686)113-2039, Email: [email protected]. 

Jan. 25, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Mexicali, Baja, California, Mexico.  Contact:  Tomas Siqueiros, Phone: +52(686)113-2039, Email: [email protected]. 

Feb. 9, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Stillwater, OK.  Contact:  Grant Shoffner, Phone: 405-657-6990, Email: [email protected]. 

Feb. 16, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Sellersburg, IN.  Contact:  Hal Wagner, Phone: 812-786-9802, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 22, 2020:    KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Bartlett, TN.  Contact:  Jimmy Shotwell, Phone: 901-833-2029, Email: [email protected].

Feb. 22, 2020:    KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Cameron, MO.  Contact:  Carl McBee, Phone: 660-973-1953, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 5, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Frostproof, FL.  FMI:

Mar. 5, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Sun City West, AZ.  FMI:

Mar. 7, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Riverside, CA.  Contact:  Jim Palmer, Phone:  714-319-1782, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 7, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Riverside, CA.  Contact:  Jim Palmer, Phone:  714-319-1782, Email:  [email protected]. 

Mar. 7, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lee’s Summit, MO.  Contact:  Tami Morrow, Phone: 816-604-2640, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 7, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Riverside, CA.  Contact:  James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 7, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Riverside, CA.  Contact:  James Palmer, Phone: 714-319-1782, Email: [email protected].

Mar. 14, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Osceola, MO.  Contact:  Chuck Simpson, Phone: 417-770-7058, Email: [email protected]

Mar. 20, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Lebanon, TN.  FMI: 

Mar. 21, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Crosby, TX.  FMI:

Mar. 21, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Johnston, IA.  Contact:  Christine Dutton, Phone: 319-361-6721, Email: [email protected].  

Mar. 21, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Johnston, IA.  Contact:  Christine Dutton, Phone: 319-361-6721, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 21, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Louisiana, MO.  Contact:  Marvin Brown, Phone: 503-428-4848, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 22, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Fairmont, WV.   Contact:  Jerry Reel, Phone: 304-677-0106, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 28, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Huron, SD.  Contact:  Candi Briley, Phone: 605-353-7354, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 28, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Huron, SD.  Contact:  Candi Briley, Phone: 605-353-7354, Email: [email protected]. 

Mar. 28, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Hays, KS.  FMI:

Apr. 4, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, LaCrosse, WI.  FMI: 

Apr. 4, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Gheorghe, Romania.  FMI:

Apr. 11, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone:  925-864-8687, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 11, 2020:  KCBS Table Captain Class, Clayton, CA.  Contact:  Rory Richmond, Phone:  925-864-8687, Email:  [email protected]. 

Apr. 18, 2020:  KCBS Certified BBQ Judging Class, Sugar Creek, MO.  Contact:  Sue Mikula, Phone: 816-252-4413, Email: [email protected].  

Apr. 18, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Auburn, NY.  FMI: 

Apr. 24, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Chandler, TX.  FMI: 

Apr. 24, 2020:  SCA Certified Judging Class, Greenville, SC.  FMI:

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