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EVENTS

AKBBQA

For more information, visit the AKBBQA website at www.alaskabbq.org


CBBQA

For more information, visit the CBBQA website at www.CBBQA.com

Feb. 6-8, 2015: 18th Annual Q-Fest, San Dimas, CA.

Feb. 21, 2015: Guinea Pig II, Rancho Mirage, CA.

Feb. 26-28, 2015: 6th Annual Lake Havasu Music, Brews, & BBQ, Havasu City, CA.

March 21, 2015: 4th Annual Santa Anita Park Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship.

March 28, 2015: Havasu Landing CA, State Championship, Havasu Landing, CA. Contact: Thom Emery, email: thom@bbqthom.com.

March 28, 2015: Backyard on the Lake 2015, Patterson, CA.

April 11, 2015: The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs. West VI, Wildomar, CA.

April 11, 2015: Ric’s Backyard Warm-up 2015 Edition, San Jose, CA.

April 23-26, 2015: 9th Annual Stagecoach Music Fest Championships, Indio, CA.

May 9, 2015: 2015 West Coast Classic, Long Beach, CA.

May 16, 2015: 7th Annual Bakersfield’s Biggest, Baddest BBQ Championship, Bakersfield, CA.

May 29-30, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival, Norco, CA.

June 6, 2015: 4th Annual VC Music Fest & BBQ, Valley Center, CA.

June 13, 2015: 3rd Annual California Honey Harvest Festival & BBQ Championship, Fillmore, CA.

June 20, 2015: 4th Annual Pechanga BBQ Championship, Pechanga, CA.

June 26-27, 2015: 4th Annual Silicon Valley BBQ Championship, Santa Clara, CA.

July 11, 2015: 5th Annual Wine Country Big Q, Rohnert Park, CAL.

Aug. 7-9, 2015: Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons, Huntington Beach, CA.

Sept. 19, 2015: Smoke on the River, Sacramento, CA.

Oct. 3, 2015: Dana Point 2015, Dana Point, CA.


CTBA

For more information, visit the CTBA website at www.ctbabbq.com.

 


FBA

For additional info., visit the FBA website at www.FLBBQ.org

Feb. 6-7, 2015: Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs Smoke on the Water BBQ, Winter Haven, FL. Contact: Frank Csomos, 863-287-3075 or 863-294-5400.

Feb. 13-14, 2015: The Old Florida Outdoor Festival, Apopka, FL. Contact: Chuck Carnesale, 407-703-1756.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Ribs on the Ridge, Haines City, FL. Contact: Barbara Peck, 863-421-9963.

March 6-7, 2015: Eagle Lake BBQ Festival, Eagle Lake, FL. Contact: Marck Stallings, 863-412-2839.

March 20-21, 2015: Battle at the Big “O”, Okeechobee, FL. Contact: Noel Stephen, 863-634-0650.

March 27-28, 2015: Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo, Kissimmee, FL. Contact: Brianna Stefek, 407-746-4643.

April 3-4, 2015: 8th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival, Thomaston, GA. Contact: Bobby Bickley, 706-741-9317.

April 10-11, 2015: Tri-State Barbecue Festival, 2015 FBA Alabama State Championship, Dothan, AL. Contact: Kerry Farrell, 334-699-1475.

April 17-18, 2015: Planes, Trains, and Barbeque, Tavares, FL. Contact: Cheryl Fishel, 407-625-3818.

April 17-18 2015: Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash, Venice, FL. Contact: Don Fisher, 941-809-5232 or 941-485-0804.

May 1-2, 2015: 11th Annual Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival, Barnesville, GA. Contact: T.J. Imberger/Marshall Hooks, 239-246-3118.

May 22-23, 2015: Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition, Fort Myers, FL. Contact: Michael Gavia, 239-246-3118.

May 22-23, 2015: Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout, Oviedo, FL. Contact: Angela Iversen, 407-697-4077.

June 5-6, 2015: Historic Cocoa Village’s BBQ & Blues, Cocoa, FL. Contact: Emma Kirkpatrick, 321-863-0851.

June 18-20, 2015: Baddest BBQ on the Bone, Madeira Beach, FL. Contact: Alan McLeod, 727-543-3712.

July 17-18, 2015: Smokin on the Suwannee BBQ Festival, Live Oak, FL. Contact: Damon Wooley, 386-590-6038.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Smoke Under the Oaks BBQ Festival, Bainbridge, GA. 706-306-2595.

Sept. 4-6, 2015: FBA Funcook, Clerbrook RV Resort, Clermont, FL.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: First Responders Choo, Choos BBQ & Blues Fest, Spring Hill, FL. Contact: Bill Donati, 727-639-7639.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Smokin’ Pig Fest, Lake City, FL. Contact: Wanda Jones, 386-752-8822.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Mulberry Fine Swine at the Pit, Mullberry, FL. Contact: Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625.

Oct. 23-24, 2015: South Florida Pro BBQ Competition, Isle Casino, Pompano Beach, FL. Contact: Connie Davis, 954-383-2285.

Dec. 11-12, 2015: Southern Pines Blues & BBQ, Perry, FL. Contact: Dawn Taylor, 850-584-5366.


GBA

For more information, visit the GBA website at www.bbqga.com

March 6-7, 2015: Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival, Tifton, GA. Contact: Tyrone Spearman, 229-686-0216 or 2229-392-3376.

March 13-14, 2015: Hitachi Walton Co. BBQ Festival, Monroe, GA. Contact: Jimmy Hogg, 770-713-2134 or Angela Yarman, 770-356-2055.

March 20-21, 2015: Durhamtown Moonshine & BBQ Festival, Union Point, GA. Contact: Joni L. Roberts, 706-486-4603 or 706-318-5572 or email: operations@durhamtown.com.

April 3-4, 2014: Hawkinsville’s Smokin’ the Track, Hawkinsville, GA. Contact: Kim Brown, 478-783-1717.

April 10-11, 2015: Bikes, Blues, & BBQ – Douglas BBQ Cook-off, Douglas, GA. Contact: Georgia Henderson, 912-383-0277 or email: ghenderson@cityofdouglas.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Smokin Pork N Butts, Jackson, GA. Contact: Wayne Rosser, 770-775-6367 or 678-925-9782.

May 1-2, 2015: 3 Rivers BBQ Fest, Towns Bluff RV Park, Hazlehurst, GA. Contact: Jim Sewell, 912-240-0106 or email: jwsewell@mchsi.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Smoke on the Lake, Cauble Park, Acworth, GA. Contact: Jeff Bass, 678-354-8363.

May 22-23, 2015: Fort Gaines 200 1st Annual BBQ Contest, Fort Gaines, GA. Contact: Sheri Baker, 334-750-7815 or email: sheri.baker@rocketmail.com.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: Doc Holiday BBQ Championship. Contact: Will Doss, 770-228-4699.


IBCA

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

Feb. 6-7, 2015: Rio Grande City 7th Annual Showdown Cook Off, Rio Grande City, TX. Contact: Marlene, 956-353-3010.

Feb. 6-7, 2015: STX Courage to Change Cook-Off, Mission, TX. Contact: Nadia, 956-460-2234 or email: nadia.pdap@gmail.com.

Feb. 6-7, 2015: BPOA Scholarship Fund Cook Off, Brownsville, TX. Contact: Kirk, 956-459-6891 or email: cop3651@aol.com.

Feb. 6-7, 2015: Chilly Chili & BBQ, Austin, TX. Contact: Casey, 512-576-1642.

Feb. 13-14, 2015: Buna Redbud Cook-Off, Buna, TX. Contact: Carolyn, 409-289-5832.

Feb. 20-21, 2015: Smokin on the Red, Bossier City, LA. Contact: Piper, 318-222-2855 or email: piper@leonsm.com.

Feb. 20-21, 2015: Aaron Vincent Juarez BBQ, LaFeria, TX. Contact: Charles, 956-245-4252 or email: chazvilla76@yahoo.com.

Feb. 20-21, 2015: Victoria Livestock Show BBQ, Victoria, TX. Contact: Heather, 361-212-3200 or email: hdm4641@yahoo.com.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Good Bull BBQ Cook-Off, TX State Championship, Kurten, TX. Contact: Jenni, 979-450-2162 or email: jennib@century21bcs.com.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Irving Elks Lodge, Irving, TX. Contact: John, 972-579-0005.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Smokin’ on the Rio, TX State Champinship, Mercedes, TX. Contact: Chuck, 956-975-1254.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Cureo Ragin’ Cajun Turkeyfest, Cuero, TX. Contact: Brenda, 361-243-6114.

March 6-7, 2015: 2nd Annual Holy Smoke Cook Off, Mission, TX. Contact: Gilbert, 956-522-2163.

March 6-7, 2015: Waxahachie K of C 8417, Ennis, TX. Contact: Dennis, 214-399-0081.

March 6-7, 2015: Republic of TX Independence, San Angelo, TX. Contact: John, 325-212-4085.

March 6-7, 2015: Smokin Pits for Paws, Kenedy, TX. Contact: Joe, 800-759-4249 or email: homewardbound99@yahoo.com.

March 6-7, 2015: 5th TTHA’s Bucks & BBQ, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Jennifer, 210-523-8500 or email: jenn@ttha.com.

March 6-7, 2015: Iola VFD BBQ, Iola, TX. Contact: Josh, 979-218-6939.

March 6-7, 2015: Kicaster Country Store Cook-Off, Adkins, TX. Contact: Roger Velez, 210-393-9463 or email: parovelez@aol.com.

March 6-7, 2015: Geronimo VFW Annual BBQ, Geronimo, TX. Contact: Bill Owen, 830-461-6411 or email: billo1tx@airmail.net.

March 6-7, 2015: Willis Point Riding Club BBQ, Willis Point, TX. Contact: Wayne, 214-354-4495.

March 13-14, 2015: Kaufman County Jr. Livestock BBQ Cook-Off, Kaufman, TX. Contact: Bill, 214-728-4522.

March 13-14, 2015: C of C Turnin’N Burnin BBQ, Pleasanton, TX. Contact: Wade, 830-570-3052 or email: mcbees@sbcglobal.net.

March 13-15, 2015: Rosenberg Masonic Lodge #881, Rosenberg, TX. Contact: Albert, 281-682-1692 or email: dbros2@sbcglobal.net.

March 14-15, 2015: TX Independence Celebration, San Benito, TX. Contact: Federico, 956-245-6980.

March 20-21, 2015: West Vol. Fire Dept. BBQ, West, TX. Contact: George, Jr., 254-709-7387. Website: www.westfireandrescue.com.

March 20-21, 2015: Refugio County Fair & Rodeo BBQ, Refugio, TX. Contact: Will Ramirez, 361-319-0061 or email: will@refugiocountyfair.com.

March 20-21, 2015: VFW Post 4692 Jimmy Joe Worden Memorial, Bryan, TX. Contact: Keith, 979-739-8641 or email: keyoungblood@suddenlink.net.

March 20-21, 2015: Lake Ray Roberts Elks 1st Annual BBQ, Sanger, TX. Contact: Barbara S., 940-595-6326 or email: bscheffler@rocketmail.com.

March 20-21, 2015: Clear Lake Elks Lodge #2322 BBQ, Kemah, TX. Contact: Jim Ott, 713-826-2199 or email: j.ott1@verizon.net.

March 27-28, 2015: Lometa Lions Club 6th Annual BBQ Cook Off, Lometa, TX. Contact: Carol, 903-450-3360.

March 27-28, 2015: Post 121 American Legion Riders Annual BBQ Cook Off & Car & Bike Show, Elm Mott, TX. Contact: Mike, 254-804-9635.

March 27-28, 2015: Alvin Music Festival & Cook Off, Alvin, TX. Contact: Patrick, 281-850-1577.

March 27-28, 2015: VFW Post 8315 BBQ, Schertz, TX. Contact: Mike Espinola, 210-872-8568 or email: vfw8315@aol.com.

March 27-28, 2015: HEB Pharr Plus Cook-Off, Pharr, TX. Contact: Lupe, 956-781-6121 or email: s6422m@heb.com.

March 27-28, 2015: 2nd Gruenau Hall BBQ, Yorktown, TX. Contact: Danny, 361-564-9513 or email: danny_metting@yahoo.com.

March 27-28, 2015: Christine VFD BBQ C/O & Team Roping, Christin, TX. Contact: Matthew, 830-570-9571 or email: jake741970@sbcglobal.net.

March 28-29, 2015: 7th Ft. Worth Cops 4 Kids, Dean, 817-999-9511 or email: fortworthcopsforkids@gmail.com.

April 3-4, 2015: LaVedera RV BBQ, Lamesa, TX. Contact: Adam, 806-239-5921.

April 3-4, 2015: Vick’s Easter Cook-Off, Mathis, TX. Contact: Stacey, 361-319-0335.

April 10-11, 2015: HubPhest, Pharr, TX. Contact: Iselda, 956-402-4004.

April 10-11, 2015: 25th Annual Roughneck Cook Off, Luling, TX. Contact: Trey, 830-875-3214.

April 10-11, 2015: Lil Earl’s Hometown Throwdown, Marshall, TX. Contact: Chris/Lori, 903-780-1733.

April 10-11, 2015: Brazos County Go Texan, Kurten, TX. Contact: Doug, 979-255-0083 or email: dweedon@yahoo.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Buffalo Springs BBQ, Lubbock, TX. FMI, 806-747-3353.

April 10-11, 2015: Irving Knights of Columbus BBQ, Irving, TX. Contact: Loren, 682-551-2238 or email: triplejbbq@yahoo.com.

April 18-19, 2015: Terrell Heritage Jubilee Barbecue Cook-Off, State Championship, Terrell, TX. Contact: Donna, 972-563-5703 or email: donna@terrelltexas.com. Website: www.terrelltexas.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Orange Grove VFD, Orange Grove, TX. Contact: Lynn, 361-756-9200.

April 17-18, 2015: West Shore VFD BBQ, Laguna Park, TX. Contact: Danny, 254-733-1261.

April 17-18, 2015: Bulls, Pulls & BBQ Cook-off, Marion, TX. Contact: Erica, 830-914-3735.

April 17-18, 2015: Haslet Wild West Fest BBQ Cook Off, Haslet, TX. Contact: Wyvonne, 817-223-8624 or email: wallingw@prodigy.net.

April 17-18, 2015: Harlingen’s Bravest Cook-Off, Harlingen, TX. Contact: Andy Carrell, 361-228-3434 or email: hfdbbq@gmail.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Rope for the Kids. Edna, TX. Contact: Eric, 361-874-4500 or email: eri@mirageindustrialgroup.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Colleyville Old Tyme Cook Off, Colleyville, TX. Contact: Kevin, 817-503-1264.

April 24-25, 2015: Texas Shoot Out, Andrews, TX. Contact: Jesse, 432-664-0138.

April 24-25, 2015: Kurten Annual Community BBQ, State Championship, Kurten, TX. Contact: Tim Fickey, 979-218-1162 or email: tfickey@yahoo.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ & Wiener Dog Races, Buda, TX. Contact: Frankie, 512-971-0355.

April 24-25, 2015: 4th Wesley Ritchie Memorial BBQ, Victoria, TX. Contact: Monroe, 361-494-7387.

April 24-25, 2015: Texas Bar B Que Festival, Vidor, TX. Contact: Carolyn, 409-769-6339.

April 24-25, 2015: Wild Horse Desert Roundup, Bishop, TX. Contact: Butch, 361-438-0026.

April 24-25, 2015: Bexar County Jr. Livestock Show BBQ, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Roger, 210-416-2458 or email: beefmaster1@gmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Real Texas BBQ Cook-Off, Mesquite, TX. Contact: Bennye, 972-222-3314.

April 25-26, 2015: Freer Rattlesnake Cook-Off, Freer, TX. Contact: Sam, 361-701-1875.


KCBS

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

Feb. 6-7, 2015: Brasstown Valley’s BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Young Harris, GA. Contact: Bobby Brumley, 706-379-4616 or email: bbrumley@brasstownvalley.com.

Feb. 13-14, 2015: Kansas Winter Q, State Championship, Great Bend, KS. Contact: Kent Romine, 620-793-2985 or email: kansaswinterq@gmail.com.

Feb. 20-21, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Kissimmee, FL. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Feb. 20-21, 2015: The Pig (Guinea Pig) Competitor’s Series, State Championship, Rancho Mirage, CA. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

Feb. 21-22, 2015: Smokin’ Hot BBQ San Juan, Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR. Contact: Michael Compton, 787-319-9410 or email: mike@bbqpr.com.

Feb. 26-28, 2015: Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown, Huntsville, TX. Contact: Ben Pruitt, 963-661-4204 or email: benatt41@aol.com.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: 6th Annual Lake Havasu Music Brews & BBQ Championship, State Championship, Lake Havasu City, AZ. Contact: Skip or Cheryl Ramsden, 927-208-2375 or email: info@musicbrewsbbq.com.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Fire on Ice Barbecue World Championship (Competitor’s Series), Isle, MN. Contact: Tony Korthaus, 952-405-8495 or email: tony@quetopiabbq.com.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Daphne, AL. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

March 6-7, 2015: Smokin in the Square, State Championship, Pensacola, FL. Contact: Ivan Delabruere, 850-516-2622 or email: smokininthesquare@yahoo.com.

March 6-7, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Shreveport, LA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

March 6-7, 2015: “Come to Compete, Come to Learn” NBBQA Championship, State Championship, Nashville, TN. Contact: Linda Orrison, 228-324-7311 or email: mamashed@gmail.com.

March 13-14, 2015: Don’t Be Cruel BBQ Duel, State Championship, Tupelo, MS. Contact: Bev Crossen, 662-372-2208 or Leslie Mart, 662-891-5379 or email: tupelobbq@gmail.com.

March 13-14, 2015: Flames on the Flint, State Championship,  Bainbridge, GA. Contact: Ronnie Godwin, 229-246-7900 or email: ronnie@godwinjewelers.com.

March 13-14, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

March 20-21, 2015: 4th Annual Santa Anita Winners’ Circle BBQ Championship, State Championship, Arcadia, CA. Contact: Ben Lobenstein, 415-683-0784 or email: ben@fireituepvents.com.

March 20-21, 2015: 3rd Annual Smokin at the Run, State Championship, Miami, OK. Contact: David Quals, 405-598-7575 or email: smoking@buffalorun.com.

March 20-21, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Tucson, AZ. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

March 21-22, 2015: 2nd Annual Smokin at The Run Shootout, State Championship, Miami, OK. Contact: David Qualls, 405-598-7575 or email: smokin@buffalorun.com.

March 21-22, 2015: Barn Burner BBQ, Yarrow, BC. Contact: Angie Quaale, 604-728-0560 or email: angie@wellseasoned.ca.

March 26-28, 2015: Florida Heritage BBQ Classic, Kissimmee, FL. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

March 27-28, 2015: Fire Ant Festival BBQ Bash, State Championship, Ashburn, GA. Contact: Gail Walls, 229-567-3436 or email: ggwall@windstream.net.

March 27-28, 2015: Firelake BBQ Cook Off, State Championship, Shawnee, OK. Contact: Jason Boyce, 405-878-4850 or email: Jason.boyce@potawatomi.org.

March 27-28, 2015: Havasu Landing CA, State Championship, Havasu Landing, CA. Contact: Thom Emery, email: thom@bbqthom.com.

March 27-28, 2015: Smokin’ Butts & Tires – RCA Cookoff & Car Show, State Championship, Conyers, GA. Contact: Dick Mulloy, 404-934-9728 or email: dmulloy7@gmail.com.

March 27-28, 2015: Throwdown 2015, State Championship, Atmore, AL. Contact: Jay Norris, 251-446-4387 or email: jnorris@pcigaming.com.

March 27-28, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Reno, NV. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

March 27-28, 2015: Smokin Blues & BBQ, Hammond, LA. Contact: Eric Phares, 985-969-8172 or email: cityglass632@bellsouth.net.

April 3-4, 2015: ‘Que at the View, State Championship, Gulfport, MS. Contact: Stacy Thompson, 228-314-2103 or email: viewque@gmail.com.

April 3-4, 2014: Smokin on Big Creek BBQ Contest benefiting Operation BBQ Relief, State Championship, Pleasant Hill, MO. Contact: Stay Hays, smokinonbigcreek@operationbbqrelief.org or Amy Hays, judges@operationbbqrelief.org.

April 3-4, 2015: Fifth Annual Bull Moose, State Championship, Somerville, TN. Contact: Marvin Hurley, 901-282-6138 or email: mdhurley1957@yahoo.com.

April 3-4, 2015: Stillwater Elks Lodge Blazathon, State Championship, Stillwater, OK. Contact: Chad Duncan, 405-880-4514 or email: chadduncan_1979@hotmail.com.

April 3-4, 2015: The Ironman, Shady Grove, PA. Contact: Eric Forrester, 717-643-0039 or email: info@ironmanbbq.com.

April 3-4, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Renton, WA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

April 10-11, 2015: Grills Gone Wild BBQ Festival, State Championship, London, KY. Contact: Travis Moody, 615-476-6397 or email: travis@infernogroupcorp.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Triple Threat BBQ Beer & Music Festival, State Championship, Harrington, DE. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 302-398-3269 or email: sandy@thestatefair.net.

April 10-11, 2015: Smoke in the Spring, State Championship, Osage City, KS. Contact: Corey Linton, 785-528-4610 or email: rec@osagecity.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Cedar Fest BBQ, Cedar Park, TX. Contact: Lyndee Matthews, 512-260-7800 or email: info@cedarparkchamber.org.

April 10-11, 2015: Bib’s Camel City Cookoff (formerly Jammin’ Pig), Winston-Salem, NC. Contact: Mark Little, 336-665-7245 or email: mar_donlittle@hotmail.com.

April 10-11, 2015: CCS Spring Festival & BBQ Competition, State Championship, Indianapolis, IN. Contact: Brett Healey, 317-223-7143 or email: healeybrett@att.net.

April 10-11, 2015: The Best “Dam” Barbeque Contest at Smithville Lake, State Championship,  Smithville, MO. Contact: Tony Kerns, 9123-991-3991 or email: tony@kernskonnection.com.

April 10-11, 2015: The Ultimate BBQ Showdown East vs. West VI, State Championship, Wildomar, CA. Contact: Henry Silvestre, 951-445-1903 or email: hsilvestre@aol.com.

April 10-11, 2015: New York City BBQ Cookoff, Staten Island, NY. Contact: Frank Saulle, 718-351-1611 ext. 245 or email: fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org.

April 10-11, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Salt Lake City, UT. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

April 10-11, 2015: Smoke on the Falls, State Championship, Gadsden, AL. Contact: Janet Tarrance, 256-549-4663 or email: jtarrance@cityofgadsden.com.

April 11-12, 2015: Baseball & BBQ Cookoff, Hoofddorp Netherlands. Contact: Harry Havinga, +31 06-10568568 or email: h.havinga@trippel-b.nl.

April 17-18, 2015: 10th Annual Roberts Ranch Smokin’ Red Dirt BBQ, State Championship, Enid, OK. Contact: Lynne Bendendorf, 850-548-8194 or email: lbendendorf@eaglemkt.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Bynum Schools Best of the Basin BBQ Championship, State Championship, Midland, TX. Contact: Tracy Bush, 432-520-0075 or email: tracy@bynumschool.org.

April 17-18, 2015: VFW Post 846 7th Annual BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Overland Park, KS. Contact: J.D. Pickett, 803-292-3711 or email: vfwpost846opks@gmail.com.

April 17-18, 2015: 7th Annual Main Street BBQ & Bluesfest, Washington, MO. Contact: Alex H., 636-239-1743 or email: events@downtownwashmo.org.

April 17-18, 2015: High on the Hog Festival, State Championship, Winchester, TN. Contact: Linda Gould, 931-308-7660 or Dianne Zimmerman, 931-607-6030.

April 17-18, 2015: Cornelia Apple Blossom BBQ Festival, State Championship, Cornelia, GA. Contact: Heather Sinyard, 706-778-8585 ext. 280 or email: bht@corneliageorgia.org or Rachel Harper, bbq@whitefoxrun.com.

April 17-18, 2015: 2nd Annual Pickin’ N’ Pullin’ BBQ Competition, Lanexa, VA. Contact: Jon Caldwell, 804-966-8362 or email: jcaldwell@rockahock.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Denver, CO. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

April 17-18, 2015: 19th Annual Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Kings Mountain, NC. Contact: Frank Burns, 704-734-0555 or email: frankb@cityofkm.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Smokin’ in the Ville, State Championship, Edwardsville, KS. Contact: Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce, 913-422-5044 or email: info@bsedwchamber.org.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Boogie & Blues, State Championship, Calhoun, GA. Contact: Aaron Walkover, 706-307-9129 or email: calhounkoa@yahoo.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Morris Twister Days BBQ Competition, Morris, OK. Contact: Sarah Amador, 918-759-1338 or email: sfamador@windstream.net.

April 24-25, 2015: Wabash Ribber Fest, State Championship, Mt. Carmel, IL. Contact: Terry Beckerman, 618-263-2093 or email: maplehill82@hotmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Backyard BBQ Brawl, State Championship, Murfreesboro, TN. Contact: George Smith, 615-890-9006 or email: decherd2@hotmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Capital Cook-Off, State Championship, Lexington, NC. Contact: Rebekah McGee, 336-249-0383 or email: rebekah@uptownlexington.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Capital Cook-Off, State Championship, Lexington, NC. Contact: Chad Hodges, 336-906-2889 or email: chadhodges@mac.com, or Rebekah McGee, 336-249-0383 or email: rebekah@uptownlexington.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Rock N Ribs BBQ Festival, Springfield, MO. Contact: Brett Sheets, 417-860-4376 or email: bsheets@steelmantransport.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Central Iowa Expo BBQ, State Championship, Boone, IA. Contact: Dena & Ron Milhous, 515-231-1381 or email: denamilhous@hotmail.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 1-2, 2015: Bixby BBQ’N Blues Festival, Bixby, OK. Contact: Buster McCurtain, 918-481-3277 or email: brmccurtain@sbcglobal.net.

May 1-2, 2015: Smokin’ Hot BBQ Nassau, Nassau Bahamas. Contact: Michael Compton, 787-319-9410 or email: mike@bbqpr.com.

May 1-2, 2015: The Whistlestop Festival & Rocket City BBQ, State Championship, Huntsville, AL. Contact: Whitney Heaps, 256-564-8116 or email: whitney.heaps@huntsvilleal.gov.

May 1-2, 2015: Brews, Blues & Bar-B-Q Cookoff, State Championship, Lansing, KS. Contact: Jessica Waters, 913-727-5488 or email: cvb@lansing.ks.us.

May 1-2, 2015: Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival, State Championship, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Edward Kumian, 410-991-0611 or email: ekumian@comcast.net.

May 1-2, 2015: Apple Blossom BBQ Contest, State Championship, St. Joseph, MO. Contact: Melissa Birdsell, 816-271-1480 or email: mbirdsell@co.buchanan.mo.us.

May 1-2, 2015: George County Firefighters Association BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Lucedlae, MS. Contact: Jeffery Erkhart, 601-508-8131 or email: jefferyerkhart@gcffabbqchallenge.org.

May 1-2, 2015: Truman Heritage Festival BBQ Championship, State Championship, Grandview, MO. Contact: Sky Smother, 816-316-4998 or email: rschemm@new.rr.com.

May 1-2, 2015: The Masters in May, Appleton, WI. Contact: Bob Schemm, 920-740-6920 or email: rschemm@new.rr.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Pony Express BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Gothenburg, NE. Contact: Mike Eberle, 308-962-0112 or email: crabdaddyfeast@hotmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: The Doggone Good BBQ Contest, State Championship, Dwight, IL. Contact: Rodney Connor, 815-374-0364 or email: rodneyconnor@hotmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Columbia Elks Lodge #594 BBQ Contest, State Championship, Columbia, MO. Contact: Curtis Stone, 573-442-6416 or email: bbqelks594@gmail.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Elk Grove Western Festival & BBQ Championship, State Championship, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Ed Anhorn, 916-599-5095 or email: ed@bigbullbbqevents.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Smokin on the Water 2, Liberty, IN. Contact: Carl Sharp, 765-458-5574 or email: carl.sharp.c9mm@statefarm.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Show Low BBQ Throwdown, State Championship, Show Low, AZ. Contact: Skip or Cheryl Ramsden, 928-208-2375 or email: info@musicbrewsbbq.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, State Championship, Ridgefield, CT. Contact: Ridgefield Rotary Club, 845-893-4648 or email: rvazzana@gmail.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Smoke by the River, Brugg, . Contact: Okker Cuiper, 41628910853 or email: okker.cuiper@comanagement.ch.

May 2-3, 2015: The Masters in May – The Classic, Appleton, WI. Contact: Bob Schemm, 920-740-6920 or email: rschemm@new.rr.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Smokin in Mesquite BBQ Championship, State Championship, Mesquite, NV. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

May 2-3, 2015: Smokin’ on the Water, State Championship, Liberty, IN. Contact: Carl Sharp, 765-458-5574 or email: carl.sharp.c9mm@statefarm.com.

May 2-3, 2015: “Smokin Q” at Lynnwood Ranch, Aldersyde Alberta, Canada. Contact: Gus LeDuc, 403-938-2203 or email: gus@lynnwoodranch.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Boss Hog State Championship Cook-Off, State Championship, Waynesboro, GA. Contact: Nan Lynch or Amy Lively, 706-554-8100 or email: bosshogcookoff@yahoo.com or Tim Lively, 706-551-2045 or email: tdlively@hotmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Kannapolis, NC. Contact: Eddie Smith, 704-920-4308 or email: resmith@kannapolisnc.gov.

May 8-9, 2015: Wheatstock Grill Off, State Championship, Abilene, KS. Contact: Kimberly Smith, 785-263-6688 or email: ksmith@mhsks.org.

May 8-9, 2015: Mississippi Springfest BBQ Contest, State Championship, Ashland, MS. Contact: Tony Tidwell, 662-224-3220 or email: msspringfest@att.net.

May 8-9, 2015: BBQ in the Bluffs, State Championship, Council Bluffs, IA. Contact: Rick Guill, 712-328-9239 or email: rguill@farmersagent.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Sertoma 48 BBQ, State Championship, Lawrence, KS. Contact: Jeff Messick, Sertoma Club of Lawrence, 785-865-6308 or email: lawrencesertoma@gmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Boda Betta BBQ, State Championship, Auburn, AL. Contact: Lolly Steiner, 334-887-7011 or email: lolly@auburnchamber.com.

May 8-9, 2015: BBQ Jamboree, State Championship, Fredricksburg, VA. Contact: James Sharon, 540-840-1442 or email: james_sharon@verizon.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Roman Roast on the River, State Championship, Rome, GA. Contact: Betsy Hampson, 706-314-1324 or email: bhampson@rfpra.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Rockin’ BBQ for Riley, Warsaw, IN. Contact: Kevin Harris, 574-269-1823 or email: dawnuharris@hotmail.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Wild West BBQ, State Championship, Lamar, CO. Contact: Toni McPerosn, 719-688-3899 or email: tmcp@centurytel.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival, State Championship, Green Lane, PA. Contact: Shawn Tucker, 215-740-7593 or email: glfcbbq@comcast.net.

May 8-9, 2015: Boots & BBQ Festival, State Championship, Claremore, OK. Contact: Clarice Doyle, 918-343-2527 or email: rsucjc76@gmail.com. Judges’ Contact: Roger Fleming, email: rfleming@claremorewireless.com.

May 8-9, 2015: West Coast BBQ Classic, State Championship, Long Beach, CA. Contact: Arlie Bragg, 615-477-7447 or email: arlie@arliequeevents.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Fire on the Mountain BBQ Cook-off & Spring Festival (Backyard BBQ Contest Only), Arab, AL. Contact: Jason Haggard, 256-309-8611 or email: jasonhaggard@msn.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Overland Park, KS. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 9-10, 2015: Beers, Fries & BBQ II – The Belgian Championship Low & Slow BBQ, Kapermolenpark/Hasselt/Belgium. Contact: Wim Bloemen, +32 496 72 48 45 or email: wim.bloemen@fricksfashion.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Chesapeak, VA. Contact: Dorothy Kowalsky, 757-482-4848 or email: director@chesapeakejubilee.org.

May 15-16, 2015: Grand Lake BBQ Festival, State Championship, Langley, OK. Contact: Darrel Hicks, 918-591-6090 or email: darrelhicks52@yahoo.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Smokin on the Lake, State Championship, Monroe City, MO. Contact: Michael Baker, 877-700-9422 or email: manager@marktwainlanding.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Sevierville Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, State Championship, Sevierville, TN. Contact: Carroll McMahan, 865-453-6411 or email: cmcmahan@scoc.org.

May 15-16, 2015: 20th Annual Platte City BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Platte City, MO. Contact: Gary Vest, 816-536-1392 or email: silvercreek@passportamerica.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Buckeye State BBQ Championship, State Championship, West Chester, OH. Contact: Tom Glass, 513-621-2120 or email: tpglass@strausstroy.com.

 

May 15-16, 2015: Cotton Pickin’ BBQ Championship, State Championship, Hartselle, AL. Contact: Susan Hines, 256-773-4370 or email: susan@hartsellechamber.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Minnesota in May, State Championship, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Randy Applegren, 612-790-6364 or email: randyhomeloan@gmail.com. Judges’ Contact: John Scharffbillig, email: johnscharffbillig@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Bakersfield’s Biggest, Baddest BBQ Championship, Bakersfield, CA. Contact: Curtis & Angie Trigueiro, 661-978-6785 or email: crtrigueiro@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: 1st Annual Flags Are Flying BBQ Festival (Backyard & Kids Q), State Championship, Winder, GA. Contact: Stanley Rodgers, 770-630-5700 or email: chiefrat007@gmail.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, St. Charles, MO. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 15-16, 2015: WBA Pork in the Park, Wyandotte, MI. Contact: Nick Bader, 734-324-4514 or email: insurancenick@gmail.com.

May 16-17, 2015: Madison Magazine BBQ Festival, State Championship, Madison, WI. Contact: Joseph Parajecki, 608-767-3940 or email: grassfedjoe@gmail.com.

May 22-23, 2015: Best Dam Barbecue, State Championship, Boulder City, NV. Contact: Christy Springgate-Hill, 702-812-6449 (NO TEXTING) or email: cscsgate23@gmail.com.

May 22-24, 2015: Red, White & BBQ, State Championship, Westmont, IL. Contact: James Addington, 630-215-9527 or email: jaaddington54@comcast.net.

May 22-24, 2015: BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay, State Championship, North Bend, OR. Contact: Amy Bailey, 541-756-8800 ext. 1574 or email: abailey@themillcasino.com.

May 22-23, 2015: 34th Annual Kennett Jaycee Show-Me State BBQ CookOff, State Championship, Kennett, MO. Contact: Allen Williams, 573-717-6875 or email: kennettkcbbq@yahoo.com or Jason Rhew, 573-717-3002.

May 22-23, 2015: Table Rock & Ribs, State Championship, Kimberling City, MO. Contact: Jeff White, 417-739-3264 or email: jeff@kimberling.com.

May 22-23, 2015: Lewisburg Rotary Club BBQ CookOff, State Championship, Lewisburg, TN. Contact: Jeff Jordan, 931-359-4373 or email: jjordan@advancedeyecareclinic.net.

May 22-23, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Marietta, GA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 23-24, 2015: Roc City Rib Fest, State Championship, Rochester, NY. Contact: Brian Wemett, email: info@rockcityribfest.com.

May 23-24, 2015: Tony Stone Low & Slow BBQ Competition, Hoofddorp Netherlands. Contact: Harry Havinga, +31 06-10568568 or email: info@tonystonecompetition.nl.

May 23-24, 2015: Sugar Mound BBQ Festival, State Championship, Mound City, KS. Contact: Ron Nation, 620-224-6708 or email: ronnation@hotmail.com.

May 23-24, 2015: Smokin’ in the Junction, State Championship, West Des Moines, IA. Contact: Katie Rooney, 515-222-3642 or email: events@valleyjunction.com.

May 29-30, 2015: BBQ 4 ASTOP, Fond du Lac, WI. Contact: Pam Hammond, 920-602-0341 or email: dishmania@aol.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown, State Championship, Canon City, CO. Contact: Autumn Dever, 719-429-7662 or email: autumn.dever@uaacog.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival, State Championship, Norco, CA. Contact: Debbie Yopp, email: info@brewnquefestival.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Smokin’ in Steel, State Championship, Owatonna, MN. Contact: Joe Elbert, 507-279-4015 or email: jelbert56@gmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Hog Wild BBQ Cookoff & Family Festival, State Championship, Brookhaven, MS. Contact: Mark Porter, 601-757-1772 or email: markporter500@yahoo.com, or Adam Wallace, 604-757-2826.

May 29-30, 2015: PigMania Lima, Lima, OH. Contact: Dan Hurst, 614-223-1530 or email: dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com.

May 29-31, 2015: Monadnock Up in Smoke BBQ Fest, State Championship, Swanzey, NH. Contact: Geordie Fifield, 603-831-1655 or email: monadnocksmokebbq@gmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: 4th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition, State Championship, Valley, NE. Contact: Doug Eggen, 402-510-1603 or email: deggen@valley.omhcoxmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Carnivores Classic, Missoula, MT. Contact: Amy Nack, 406-214-4068 or email: amy.nack@umontana.edu.

May 29-30, 2015: Kelley Wilson Memorial BBQ Competition, Kansas City, MO. Contact: Mark Blanck, 816-363-2039 ext. 538 or email: mblanck@rockhursths.edu.

May 29-30, 2015: Pig & A Jig BBQ Festival, State Championship, Snow Hill, MD. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, State Championship, Hendersonville, TN. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

May 29-30, 2015: The Rotary Club of Bearden – Que Fest, State Championship, Knoxville, TN. Contact: Ted Hotz, 865-769-1655 or email: thotz@pughcpas.com.

May 30-31, 2015: Rock’n Western Rendezvous, State Championship, Loveland, CO. Contact: Ron Cates, 870-536-8175 or email: ronnie@catesandcompany.com.


LSBS

For additional info., visit the LSBS website at
www.lonestarbarbecue.com

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Italy Lions Club BBQ, Italy, TX.

March 6-7, 2015: Cowboy Dancehall, San Antonio, TX.

March 13-14, 2015: Wild Hog Explosion, Bandera, TX.

March 15-16, 2015: MDA Backyard BBQ, Del Rio, TX.

March 20-21, 2015: Shelby County, Center, TX.

March 20-21, 2015: Texas State Tolbert Chili & LSBS BBQ, Lockhart, TX.

March 20-21, 2015: Hill Country BBQ, Marble Falls, TX.

March 27-28, 2015: 21st Annual Magnolia Showdown BBQ Cook-Off, Magnolia, TX.

March 27-28, 2015: Rock the River Cook-Off, Houston, TX.

March 27-28, 2015: South 40 BBQ Cook-Off, Waco, TX.

April 3-4, 2015: Wild Pig Cook-Off, Evant, TX.

April 10-11, 2015: Dell Diamond Blue Santa, Round Rock, TX.

April 24-25, 2015: Germanfest BBQ Cook-Off, Muenster, TX. Website: www.germanfest.net.

April 24-25, 2015: TAFR Charity Wild Game, Houston, TX.

April 24-25, 2015: VFW/LAX BBQ Cook-Off, Leander, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Jim Bowie BBQ Cook-Off, Menard, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Bangs Flamin BBQ Cook-Off, Bangs, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Pink Soles in Motion, Carrollton, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Kim Lake Memorial for Kids, State Championship, Jefferson, TX.

May 1-2, 2015: Howdy Roo, State Championship, Marble Falls, TX.

May 8-9, 2015: 32nd Annual Electra Goat BBQ, Electra, TX.

May 15-16, 2015: San Antonio Raceway, Marion, TX.

May 22-23, 2015: Chili & BBQ, Spicewood, TX.

May 29-30, 2015: BBQ Boys Buyers Group Cook-Off, Round Rock, TX.

June 5-6, 2015: Medina Lake, TX.

June 12-13, 2015: Kooper Kettle Cook-Off, Durant, OK.

June 12-13, 2015: Cow Camp Cook-Off, San Saba, TX.

June 19-20, 2015: Juneteenth Rhythm & Ribs Festival, Round Rock, TX.

July 10-11, 2015: Spring Ho, Lampasas, TX.

July 24-25, 2015: Dam Red Barn Chili & BBQ Cook-Off, Canyon Lake, TX.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2015: Circleville Store Cook-Off, Circleville, TX.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Band Boosters BBQ Cook-Off, Hamilton, TX.

Aug. 14-15, 2015: Hot Chili Days & Cool Mountain Nights, Red River, NM.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: Smokin in the Park, Post, TX.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Shrine Club State Championship, Ardmore, OK.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: BBQ Music Festival State Championship, Burnet, TX.

Oct. 3-4, 2015: VFW Oktoberfest Bar-B-Que Cook-Off, Grandbury, TX.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Dead Cow Cook-Off, Wichita Falls, TX.

Oct. 16-17, 2015: MDA Chillin & Grillin, Waco, TX.

Oct. 23-24, 2015: National Championship, Meridian, TX.

Nov. 13-14, 2015: Smokin on the Ranch, Bertram, TX.


MABA

For more information, visit the MABA website at www.mabbqa.com.

April 3-4, 2015: The Ironman, Shady Grove, PA. Contact: Eric Forrester, 717-643-0039.

April 10-11, 2015: Triple Threat BBQ, Beer and Music Festival, State Championship, Harrington, DE. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 302-398-3269 or email: sandy@thestatefair.net. Website: www.delaware.statefair.com.

April 10-11, 2015: Bib’s Camel City Cookoff (formerly Jammin’ Pig), Winston-Salem, NC. Contact: Mark Little, 336-665-7245 or email: mar_donlittle@gmail.com. Website: www.bibscamelcitycookoff.com.

April 10-11, 2015: New York City BBQ Cookoff, Staten Island, NY. Contact: Frank Saulle, 718-351-1611 ext. 245 or email: fsaulle@historicrichmondtown.org. Website: www.historichrichmondtown.org.

April 17-18, 2015: 2nd Annual Pickin’ N’ Pullin’ BBQ Competition, Lanexa, VA. Contact: Johon Caldwell, 804-966-8362 or email: jcaldwell@rockahock.com. Website: www.pickinnpullinbbq.com.

April 17-18, 2015: 19th Annual Firehouse BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Kings Mountain, NC. Contact: Frank Burns, 704-734-0555 or email: frank@cityofkm.com. Website: www.kmfire.com.

April 24-25, 2015: BBQ Capital Cook-Off, State Championship, Lexington, NC. Contact: Rebekah McGee, 336-249-0383 or email: rebekah@uptownlexington.com. Website: www.uptownlexington.com.

May 1-2, 2015: Naptown baBAYq Contest, Annapolis, MD. Contact: Edward Kumian, 410-991-0611 or email: ekumian@comcast.net.

May 8-9, 2015: BBQ Jamboree, State Championship, Fredericksburg, VA. Contact: James Sharon, 540-840-1442 or email: james_sharon@verizon.net. Website: www.bbqjamboree.com.

May 8-9, 2015: Smoke in the Valley BBQ Competition & Festival, State Championship, Green Lane, PA. Contact: Shawn Tucker, 215-740-7593 or email: glfcbbq@comcast.net. Website: www.glfcbbq.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off, State Championship, Chesapeake, VA. Contact: Dorothy Kowalsky, 757-482-4848 or email: director@chesapeakejubilee.org. Website: www.chesapeakejubilee.org.

May 23-24, 2015: Roc City Rib Fest, Rochester, NY. Contact: Brian Wemett, email: info@roccityribfest.com. Website: www.roccityribfest.com.

May 29-30, 2015: Pig and A Jig BBQ Festival, State Championship, Snow Hill, MD. Contact: Sandy Fulton, 410-726-1881 or email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com. Website: www.pigandajig.org.

June 5-6, 2015: Que for the Troops, State Championship, Levittown, PA. Contact: Jeff Dance, 215-302-3316 or email: que@fallstwp.org. Website: www.queforthetroops.com.

June 5-6, 2015: Sam’s Club Qualifier, Asheville, NC. Website: www.kcbs.us/index.php.

June 5-6, 2015: Hog Happenin’ BBQ & Bike Fest, State Championship,  Lincolnton, NC. Contact: Abby Cole, 704-736-8915 or email: abbycole@ci.lincolnton.nc.us. Website: www.hoghappenin.org.

June 12-13, 2015: Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival, State Championship, Tryon, NC. Contact: Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 828-859-7427 or email: Christina@carolinafoothillschamber.com or Carl Wharton, 828-817-3691. Website: www.blueridgebbqfestival.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Peak City Pigfest, State Championship, Apex, NC. Contact: Graham Wilson, 919-362-7141 or email: gwilson@prstreet.com. Website: www.peackcitypigfest.com.

June 19-20, 2015: Crossborder Blues, Brews & Que, State Championship, Wilson, NY. Contact: Frank Tutzauer, 716-258-2588 or email: comfrank@buffalo.edu. Website: www.crossborderbbq.com.

June 20-21, 2015: Smokin’ at the Ball Park BBQ Fest, State Championship, Old Orchard Beach, ME. Contact: Sharri MacDonald, 207-590-4201 or email: smacdonald@maine.rr.com. Website: www.oob365.com.

June 27-28, 2015: National Capital Barbecue Battle, State Championship, Washington, DC. Contact: Doug Halo, 301-860-0630 or email: info@bbqindc.com.

July 3-5, 2015: I Love Barbecue & Music Festival, State Championship, Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Dmitry Feld, 518-523-2071 or email: dmitry@usaluge.org. Website: www.ilbbqf.com.

July 10-11, 2015: Chillin & Grillin in the Glades, Wise, VA. Contact: Greg Cross, 276-328-1000 or email: cross_9@wisecounty.org. Website: www.chillinandgrillinintheglades.com.

July 24-25, 2015: WNC BBQ Festival, State Championship, Maggie Valley, NC. Contact: Teresa Smith, 828-926-1686 or email: teresa@maggievalley.org. Website: www.wncbbqfestival.org.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2015: Pigs & Pedals, State Championship, Asheboro, NC. Contact: Pam Morgan, 336-626-1277 or email; pmorgan@ci.asheboro.nc.us. Website: www.pigsandpedals.com.

Aug. 7-8. 2015: Black Dog Music & Que Festival, Floyd, VA. Contact: Sally Truslow, 540-593-9223 or email: struslow@thedogs.com. Website: www.thedogs.com.

Aug. 14-16, 2015: Hudson Valley Ribfest, State Championship, New Paltz, NY. Contact: Shonda Bholinger, 844-RIB-FEST (742-3378) or email: contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org. Website: www.hudsonvalleyribfest.org.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: VA BBQ Championships, State Championship, Hampton, VA. Contact: Diana Behe, email: dbehe@burbagepprperties.com. Judges Contact: Sandy Fulton, email: sandyfulton720@gmail.com. Website: www.ive-wire-media.com.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: New Holland Summer Fest, State Championship, New Holland, PA. Contact: Chuck Sheffield, 717-669-1400 or email: nhsummerfest@yahoo.com. Website: www.nhsummerfest.org.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Laurel, MD. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Sept. 4-5, 2015: Finger Lakes Fire & Smoke (Competitor’s Series), Farmington, NY. Contact: Rikk Foringer, 585-734-6227.

Sept. 4-5, 2015: Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour, Richmond, VA. Contact: KCBS Office, 800-963-5227.

Sept. 11-12, 2015: 11th Annual Recovery Fest, State Championship, Richmond, VA. Contact: Honesty Liller, 804-564-0132 or email: honesty@mcshin.org. Website, www.bbq.nschin.org.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues, BBQ Rally & BBQ Classic, State Championship, Salisbury, NC. Contact: Gary Moss, 704-2020-8712 or email: garymoss@windstream.net. Website: www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com.

Sept. 19-20, 2015: Que by the Sea, State Championship, Seaside Heights, NJ. Contact: Noel Kay, 828-455-8914 or email: nkay@catawbacountync.gov. Website: www.exit82.com.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: Butts and Beans BBQ Challenge, State Championship, Newton, NC. Contac: Website: www.ButtsandBeans.com.

Oct. 2-3, 2015: Keystone Classic Barbeque, State Championship, Harrisburg, PA. Contact: James Sharp, 717-787-2905 or email: kile@pa.gov. Website: www.keystoneinternational.state.pa.us.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Eastern Carolina BBQ ThrowDown, State Championship, Rocky Mount, NC. Contact: Website: www.bbqthrowdow.net.

Oct. 9-10, 2015: Waxhaw Grill’n & Chill’n, State Championship, Waxhaw, NC. Contact: Lisa Hoffman, 704-843-2195 or email: lhoffman@waxhaw.com. Website: www.waxhaw.com/GrillnandChilln.

Oct. 16-17, 2015: Smoking in the Foothills Barbecue Competition & Festival, Lenoir, NC. Contact: Michael Kilby, 828-310-2953 or email: smokinginthefoothills@gmail.com.  Website: www.smokinginthefoothills.com.

Nov. 6-7, 2015: Hog Happnin’, State Championship, Shelby, NC. Contact: Jerry Gardner, 704-473-1352 or email: jerryg@carolina.rr.com. Website: www.hoghappnin.com


MBN

For additional info., visit the MBN website at www.mbnbbq.com

March 20-21, 2015: Cookin’ for Mental Health, Newton, MS. Contact: Kay Crenshaw, 601-479-7943 or email: ktcren@bellsouth.net.

April 10-11, 2015: Atoka BBQ Fest, Nancy Lane Park, Atoka, TN. Contact: Brian Peel, 901-837-5306 or 785-213-1907 or email: bpeel@townofatoka.com.

April 24-25, 2015: Southaven Springfest, Snowden Grove Park, Southaven, MS. Contact: Krisi Faulkner, 662-393-6939 or 901-461-1791 or email: kfaulkner@southaven.org. Judge’s Contact: Jan & Buddy Harvey, 901-634-6099 or email: springfestjudges@gmail.com.

May 30, 2015: The Franklin Classic, Williamson County Ag Expo Park, Franklin, TN. Cnotact: Start Your Dreams in Corey Lea, 270-243-4129 or email: cowtownfoundation@gmail.com.

June 4-6, 2015: 43rd Annual Worlds Oldest BBQ Cooking Contest, Cobb Park, Covington, TN. Contact: Sandra McCalla & Linda Wilson, 904-476-6879 or 901-652-0555 or email: lwilson@coingtones.com or sandramccalla@comcast.com.

June 12-13, 2015: Thunder on Water Barbecue Contest, Grenada, MS. Contact: Mark West, 901-634-5548 or email: mark@10bonesbbq.com.

June 13, 2015: Grillin’ on the River BBQ Competition/Warfield Riverfest, Warfield Point Park, Greenville, MS. Contact: Boris Brandon, 662-822-9904 or email: boris@warfieldriverfest.com. Judge’s Contact: Jimmy Brown, email: jimmy@dawkinsofficesupply.com.

Sept. 24-26, 2015: The Great Ruleville Roast, Ruleville, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or email: elise@mspolicesupply.com. Judges’ Contact: Pam Maxwell, 662-497-2575 or email: prmaxwell@yahoo.com.

Sept. 25-26, 2015: Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off, Murphysboro, IL. Contact: Mike Mills, 618-684-8922 or 618-599-8000 or email: becky@17bbq.com.

Oct. 8-10, 2015: MS Delta State Barbecue Championship/Cleveland Octoberfest, State Championship, Cleveland, MS. Contact: Elise Jenkins, 662-719-1675 or email: elise@mspolicesupply.com. Judges’ Contact: Pam Maxwell, 662-497-2575 or email: prmaxwell@yahoo.com.

Oct. 29-31, 2015: The Art of Q, Memphis, TN. Contact: Greg Belz, 901-327-4019 or email: gregbelz@hotmail.com.


MNBBQS

For more information, visit the MNBBQS website at www.mnbbqsociety.com

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Fire On Ice, Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resert, Isle, MN. 952-405-8495 or email: sales@quetopiabbq.com. Website: www.fireonicebbq.com.

May 15-16, 2015: Minnesota in May, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Randy Appelgren, 615-790-6364.

May 29-30, 2015: Smokin’ in Steele, Owatonna, MN. Website: www.smokininsteele.com.

July 31-Aug. 1, 2015: Great Northern Barbeque, Brainerd, MN. Website: www.greatnorthernbbq.com.

July 24-25, 2015: Sam’s Club Qualifier, Woodbury, MN.

Aug. 7-8, 2015: Med City BBQ & Musicfest, Rochester, MN. Website: www.medcitybbq.com.

Aug. 21-22, 2015: SmokeFest, Marshall, MN.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Big Island BBQ, Albert Lea, MN. Website: www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org.

Sept. 18-19, 2015: Smokin’ Gobbler Cook-Off, Worthington, MN. Website: www.smokingobbler.com.


New England Barbeque Society

For additional info., contact the New England Barbeque Society at www.nebs.org

Feb. 22, 2015: NEBS ServSafe Certification Class, Otter River Sportsman’s Club, Templeton, MA. Contact: Alan Burke, email: aburke@nebs.org.

March 14-15, 2015: NEBS Meat Cutting & Sausage Making Class, Templeton, MA. Contact: Jed LaBonte, email: unclejed1@verizon.net.

March 21-22, 2015: NEBS Meat Cutting & Sausage Making Class, Templeton, MA. Contact: Jed LaBonte, email: unclejed1@verizon.net.

March 21, 2015: Snow Shoe Grilling Competition, Brockton, MA

May 1-3, 2015: Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, Ridgefield, CT. Contact: Cliff Heidinger, 203-431-1714.

May 29-31, 2015: Monadnock Up in Smoke, Swanzey, NH. Contact: Geordie Fifield, 603-831-1655.


Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association

For additional info., visit the Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association website at www.tgcbca.org

April 10-11, 2015: Neals Lodge, TX State Championship, Concan, TX. Contact: Cody, 830-232-6118 or 210-872-0301,

May 1-2, 2015: Champion Kids Camp, Papa’s Ice House, Spring, TX. Contact: Ellen Cole, 713-829-2508.

June 12-13, 2015: Q’ing to Cure Childhood Cancer, KOA Campground, Montgomery, TX.


WORLD BARBECUE ASSOCIATION

For additional info., visit the World Barbecue Association website at www.wbqa.com


PACIFIC NORTH WEST BARBECUE ASSOCIATION

For additional info., visit the Pacific North West Barbecue Association website at www.PNWBA.com

Feb. 28, 2015: 4th Annual Winter Blues Rib Rally, Vancouver, WA.

April 11-12, 2015: Smoke in the Valley, Spokane Valley, WA.

April 18, 2015: Wayne & June’s Backyard Rib Challenge, Langley, BC.

May 9-10, 2015: Eastern WA BBQ Championship, Pybus Market, Wenatchee, WA.

June 6-7, 2015: Fire It Up!, Florence, OR.

June 12-13, 2015: McKinley Springs BBQ, Prosser, WA.

June 20-21, 2015: Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ, Langley, BC.

July 3-4, 2015: Freedomfest BBQ, Dallas, OR.

July 10-11, 2015: Barbegeddon, Puyallup, WA.

July 11-12, 2015: Tour de Terrace BBQ Comp, Mountlake Terrace, WA.

Aug. 2-12, 2015: Smokin’ in the Root, Stevensville, MT.

Aug. 1-2, 2015: Canadian National Championships, Whistler, BC.

Aug. 1-2, 2015: Smokin’ Down the Highway, Sublimity, OR.

Aug. 8-9, 2015: Those Were The Days BBQ Showdown, North Battleford, SK.

Aug. 8-9, 2015: Oak Harbor Pig Fest, Oak Harbor, WA.

Aug. 22-23, 2015: Smoke on the Water, Coeur d’Alene, ID.

Aug. 28-29, 2015: Clearwater’s Grill for Ten Grand, Suquamish, WA.

Sept. 5-6, 2015: Showdown at Juarez Canyon, Oregon City, OR.

Sept. 12-13, 2015: Tree Top Skewered Apple, Selah, WA.

Sept. 19-20, 2015: Harvest Festival, Grand Coulee, WA.


SOUTHERN BARBECUE NETWORK

For more information, visit the SBN website at www.sbbqn.com.

April 17-18, 2015: Pork in the Park, Newberry, SC. Contact: Mary Alex Copp, 803-321-3881 or email: mkopp@cityofnewberry.com. Website: www.mewberryporkinthepark.com.


Steak Cookoff Association

For more information, visit the SCA website at www. steakcookoffs.com.

Feb. 21, 2015: 1st Annual Red Dog Icehouse Steak Throwdown, Kenedy, TX.

March 6, 2015: NBBQA Celebrity Showdown, Nashville, TN.

March 7, 2015: Nashville Steak Cookoff, Music City Sheridan, Nashville, TN.

March 7, 2015: Camden Daffodil Championship Steak Cookoff, Camden, AR.

March 21, 2015: Bikers Against Child Abuse Awareness Steak Cookoff, Camden, AR.

March 28, 2015: Smokin’ Butts & Tires Steak Cookoff, Conyers, GA.

April 3, 2015: 2nd Annual Kansas City Steak Cookoff, Kansas City, MO. Website: www.kcsteakcookoff.com.

April 18, 2015: Tim Canterbury Memorial Steak Cookoff, North Texas Jellystone Park, Burleson, TX.

April 18, 2015: 1st Annual Full Throttle Steak Cookoff, an Operation BBQ Relief benefit, Trimble, TN.

April 25, 2015: Cass County Championship Rodeo & Steak Cookoff, Linden, TX.

May 25, 2015: Wild, Wild West Festival Steak Cookoff, Andrews, TX.

May 1, 2015: Mark Marley Memorial Steak Cookoff, Plainview, TX.

May 1, 2015: Que on the Yazoo Steak Cookoff, Greenwood, MS.

June 6, 2015: Arkansas Steak Cookoff, Benton, AR.

June 13, 2015: Main Street Richardson Ribeye & Roadsters Block Party, Richardson, TX.

Aug. 1, 2015: Piggly Wiggly 9th Annual Steak Cookoff, Springhill, LA. 318-539-9116 ext. 304 or email: lhurst@kenyanco.com.

Sept. 5, 2015: 2nd Annual Smokin’ Possum Steak Cookoff, Possum Kingdom Lake, TX. Contact: Jim, 817-996-9147.

Sept. 26, 2015: Northwest Arkansas Steak Cookoff, Springdale, AR.

Oct. 24, 2015: Chisholm Trail Steak Challenge, Decatur, TX.

Dec. 5, 2015: Winter Wonderland Steak Cookoff, Graham, TX.

TBA: U.S. Steak Championship, TBA.


NON-SANCTIONED EVENTS

 



COOKING SCHOOLS

Feb. 7, 2015: Carolina Outdoor Cooking BBQ School, Center for Advanced Technical Studies, Chapin, SC. Contact: Garland Hudgins, 803-360-4700 or email: garland@carolinaoutdoorcooking.com. Website: www.carolinaoutdoorcooking.com.

Feb. 7-8, 2015: Barbecue Live Competition Cooking School, MIM prep class w/whole hog 2 ways, Memphis, TN. Website: www.barbecuelive.com.

Feb. 15, 2015: Wiley’s BBQ Cooking Class, Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Savannah, GA. Contact: Janet, 912-201-3259 or email:  janet@wileyschampionshipbbq.com. Website: wileyschampionshipbbq.com.

Feb. 21-22, 2015: Sweet Smoke Q Cooking School, Winter Haven, FL. Website: www.sweetsmokeq.com.

Feb. 22, 2015: NEBS ServSafe Certification Class, Otter River Sportsman’s Club, Templeton, MA. Contact: Alan Burke, email: aburke@nebs.org.

Feb. 27-28, 2015: Swamp Boys Q School, Lake Havasu City, AZ. Website: www.swampboys.com.

March 7, 2015: MBN Judging Class, Nashville, TN. Contact: Suzanne Rhea, email: srhea@mbnbbq.com.

March 14-15, 2015: Swamp Boys Q School, Ankeny, IA. Website: www.swampboys.com.

March 14-15, 2015: NEBS Meat Cutting & Sausage Making Class, Templeton, MA. Contact: Jed LaBonte, email: unclejed1@verizon.net.

March 21-22, 2015: Melissa Cookston’s Yazoo’s Delta Q Ultimate Cooking School, Hoffman Estates, IL. Email: yazoosdeltaq@yahoo.com. Website: www.yazoosdeltaq.com.

March 21-22, 2015: NEBS Meat Cutting & Sausage Making Class, Templeton, MA. Contact: Jed LaBonte, email: unclejed1@verizon.net.

April 17-19, 2015: Jack’s Old South Cooking School, Unadilla, GA. Website: www.jacksoldsouth.com.

July 18-19, 2015: Hot Wachula’s Barbecue Cooking School, Bartow, FL. Contact: Matthew Barber, email: matt@hotwachulas.com.

May 30-31, 2015: Hot Wachula’s Barbecue Cooking School, Bartow, FL. Contact: Matthew Barber, email: matt@hotwachulas.com.


JUDGING SCHOOLS

Feb. 7, 2015: MABA Certified BBQ Judging Class, Cary, NC. Contact: Graham Wilson, 919-608-0209 or email: gwilson@nrstreet.com.

March 7, 2015: MABA Certified BBQ Judging Class, Floyd, VA. Contact: Sally Truslow, 540-593-9223.

March 28, 2015: MABA Certified BBQ Judging Class, Gettysburg, PA. Contact: Dana Stewart, email: aa@adamsart.org.

April 10, 2015: MABA Certified BBQ Judging Class, New Holland, PA. Contact: Melvin Stolzfus, 717-354-7533. Website: www.meadowcreekbarbecue.com.

April 11, 2015: SCA Certified Judging Class, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Website: supersaas.nl/schedule/smokehousebbq/SCA.

May 3, 2015: MABA Certified BBQ Judging Class, Lake Placid, NY. Contact: Dmitry Feld, email: dmitry@usaluge.org.

May 31, 2015: Horse Town Brew n Que Festival Certified BBQ Judging Class, Norco, CA.


MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOLS

TABLE CAPTAIN CLASSES

 

 


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