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If you love BBQ like I do, you haven't lived the true "Q" experience until you have attended a legitimate KCBS sanctioned BBQ competition.

The best BBQ teams in the area are typically in attendance to compete for prizes, money and bragging rights.

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Mainely Grillin' & Chillin' BBQ Festival 
Held August 12th - 14th 2011in Eliot Maine at the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum. Last years winner was I Smell Smoke. This year the teams will compete …

Ribs, Rods & Rock'n Roll - South Dakota State BBQ Championship  
September 5-6, 2008 Defending Champ - Kase Allison and the Long Bones Website -

Highland Rotary Club 4th Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest 
August 15, 16, 17, 2008 at the Ulster County Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY Last year 54 teams competed in the NEBS and KCBS …

Elk Grove Rotary Ribfest 2008. The Greater Chicagoland Smokeout 
KCBS Certified Judging class Friday January 11th 7:00PM to 9:00PM Certified Table Captains Class Saturday January 12th KCBS Certified Judges …

I Love Barbecue Festival, Lake Placid, New York 
Third annual I Love Barbecue Festival - July 4-6th in a beautiful Lake Placid, New York. Lake Placid, New York home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic …

Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival, Harmon Field, Tryon, NC 
11am to 11 pm Friday June 13, & 10am to 11pm Saturday June 14, 2008 Last year Byron Chism's BUTTRUB.COM of Santa Rosa Beach, FL., beat out 85 other …

2nd Annual Red, White & BBQ Contest Westmont, Illinois 
May 24 & 25 - This is our 2nd Annual Memorial Day BBQ Contest. This contest is sanctioned by the KCBS. The Governor of Illinois will issue a proclamation …

Southwestern Illinois Spring Festival 
This first year event is KCBS sanctioned, will feature live music, kids activities, car & motorcycle show, and is recognized by the Illinois BBQ Society …

4th Tennessee State BAR-B-Q and Fall Festival 
The dates are Oct 11 and 12 2008. Lenoir City Park, Lenoir City Tn 37771.

New Jersey State Barbecue Championship, Wildwood, NJ 
July 11, 12 & 13, 2008. Located in the beautiful seashore resort of North Wildwood, NJ. The competition is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2008, …

Q For The Kids 
June 7, 2008, our 2nd annual Q For The Kids, a KCBS sanctioned, State Championship competition. We are in Fairbanks, In approximately 20 miles south of …

Central Illinois Bragging Rights BBQ, Arthur, Illinois 
October 12-13, 2007. The weekend after the Royal, every year. Arthur Illinois, in the Heart of Illinois Amish Country, in East Central Illinois. 40+ KCBS …

Big Blue Barbeque Championship, Marysville, Kansas 66508 
Big Blue Barbeque Championship & 19th Annual AutoFest Car Show. June 5 & 6, 2009; Marysville, Kansas. Contact Bob Carlson, Marysville Main Street, …

Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest Weekend Not rated yet
Three days of warm weather and sunshine in August 10-12, 2012 for Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest at Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. An …

Stumptown BBQ Smokeoff Not rated yet
August 18-19, 2012. Whitefish, Montana. Smokin Box BBQ of Calgary, AB, are the defending champions.

Bikes, Balloons & BBQ Not rated yet
Bikes, Balloons and BBQ will be at this years Poteau Balloon Fest in Poteau, Oklahoma. The Balloon Fest will be at the Leflore County Fairgrounds. The …

Rib Rocks at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre Not rated yet
August 27, 2011 from 3 - 8 Rib Rock featuring B.B. King, the reigning king of blues along with the crowd-pleasing, rock-royalty J. Geils Band and multiple …

PODS - Englewood Music Festival & BBQ Cook-OFF Not rated yet
The PODS - Englewood Music Festival, to benefit The Englewood Youth Foundation, will be held on Saturday March 5th, 2011. Featuring Jimi Jamison, former …

Big Blue Barbeque Championship Not rated yet
June 3 & 4, 2011 Marysville, Kansas 66508 Defending Grand Champion: The Smoking Hills from Overland Park, KS

Levee Fest BBQ Cookoff & Fall Festival Saturday Oct 2, 2010 Macon, GA Not rated yet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacy Campbell, Marketing Director (478) 751-7413 …

Hudson Valley RibFest, New Paltz NY August 21 - 22, 2010 Not rated yet
The 2010 Hudson Valley RibFest in New Paltz, NY celebrates its 6th year as the region's largest and most unique barbecue food event for the whole family. …

Mainely Grillin' & Chillin' State BBQ Competition Not rated yet
August 7th & 8th 2010 Eliot Maine 03903 IQUE is the defending Champion Here is a little info on it! The Raitt Homestead Farm Museum will host the …

Big Blue Barbeque Championship, Marysville, Kansas 66508 Not rated yet
Big Blue Barbeque Championship by Bob Carlson (Marysville, KS 66508) Marysville, Kansas 06/04/10 - 06-05-10: Big Blue Barbeque Championship & 20th …

Pork Jam 2010 BBQ Festival Not rated yet
Pork Jam 2010 BBQ Festival Pork Jam 2010 will kick off Saturday October 9th starting at 10am - 7pm. Located at 4895 Old US 29 Pelham, N.C. (about …

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Smoke in the Spring --- Jones Park, Osage City, KS Not rated yet
April 9-10, 2010 Osage City, KS Defending Grand Champion --- Munchin Hogs @ The Hilton

Kansas state championship Battle of the Brisket Mission, Kansas  Not rated yet
Mission, KAN (May 14, 2009): The “Battle of the Brisket” Kansas state championship is scheduled for Friday night, September 18, 6:00 – 10:30 p.m., and …

Professional & Amateur 'Kansas City Barbecue Society' Sanctioned Cook-off. $5000 Prize Money Friday June 5-12 NOON-8PM Saturday June 6-10AM-6PM …

Tempe BBQ Festival Not rated yet
March 7, 2009 in Tempe, Arizona Sponsored by BBQ Island and 4 Peaks Brewery. Over $5000 in Cash Prizes. Go to for details.

Big Blue Barbeque Championship, Marysville, Kansas 66508 Not rated yet
Big Blue Barbeque Championship by Bob Carlson (Marysville, KS 66508) Marysville, Kansas 06/05/09 - 06-06-09: Big Blue Barbeque Championship & 19th …

Smoke on the Water - BBQ Festival by the Lake, 3801 W Dunlapsville Dr, Liberty, IN 47353 Not rated yet
This year's event will be on May 2 - 3, 2009, (Saturday & Sunday) just south of Liberty, IN at the Treatyline Museum (located just across from the entrance …

The Great American Barbecue Festival, Kansas City, KS Not rated yet
05/23, 24, 24, 2008 The Woodlands Race Track 9700 Leavenworth Road Kansas City, KS 66109 For information go to Defending champions, …

Big Blue Barbeque Championship Not rated yet
06/06/08 - 06-07-08: Marysville, Kansas. Big Blue Barbeque Championship & 18th Annual AutoFest Car Show. Contact Bob Carlson/Jeff Dankenbring. …

diamond state barbecue championship dover de Not rated yet
October 18, 2008 Dover, DE Defending Champion - Cool Smoke

Go Ahead, Make My Barbeque - Trenton, Missouri Not rated yet
The Second Annual State Championship “Go Ahead, Make My Barbeque” contest will be held on June 20th and 21st, 2008 in Trenton, Missouri at the Rock Barn …

"Grilling on the River" '08 - Columbus, Mississippi Not rated yet
April 11 & 12 , 2008 Columbus, Mississippi There will be close to seventy (70) teams at this event, competing for the "Grand Champion" and State of …

Pork in the Park in Salisbury, MD Not rated yet
April 18-20, 2008 Winterplace Park in Salisbury, Maryland Over $17,000 in prize money is up for grabs. This year's categories include: Whole Hog, …

Blue Ridge Barbeque Festival Not rated yet
June 13 & 14 2008 Harmon Field Park Tryon, NC Byron Chism and "BUTTRUB.COM" won the Grand Championship in 2007. This is without a doubt the best …

BBQ Championship & Hog Wild Festival Not rated yet
On March 7 and 8 of 2008, thousands of Mobile-area residents will flock to the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds for the Seventh Annual BBQ Championship and …

Taste of Grand Rapids & Barbecue Competition Not rated yet
The dates for the 10th annual "Taste of Grand Rapids & Barbecue Championship" at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, MI are Friday, July 25th and Saturday, …

Plant City Pig Jam - Plant City, Florida Not rated yet
November 22, 2008 6th annual State Championship BBQ Over 50 professionals, 30 backyard, & 10 kids in 2007. 2007 Grand Champion - EJ's Q, Reserve - Smokin …

Great Pork BarbeQlossal Not rated yet
The Great Pork BarbeQlossal is part of the World Pork Expo, held @ the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. The Expo runs June 5-7 and we are a part …

Smokin' Behind The Barn, Winfield, KS Not rated yet
August 29 & 30, 2008, Winfield, KS Pig In! Pig Out!, Wichita, KS - Champion Smokin Trigger, Elvardo, TX - Res Champion In 2007 we teamed up with …

Iowa State BBQ Championship Marshalltown, Iowa Not rated yet
June 27-28 Marshalltown, Iowa see Over 60 teams from all over the country will compete for over $16,000.00 in cash and prizes. …

Smoke In The Spring Not rated yet
April 11-12, 2008 Osage City, Kansas Defending Champion: --Parrothead Smokers, Dakota Dunes, South Dakota

Battle of The BBQ Brethren Sayville NY Not rated yet
My name is Will Breakstone and i am the organizer of this event. The dates for this event are 10/20-10/21 This event is being held in Sayville, Long Island …

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