Special Grilling Events

May 16 – 19, 2013

Chesapeake Jubilee KCBS BBQ Cook-Off,
Chesapeake, VA

It’s a much anticipated event, and once again, the Chesapeake Jubilee is honored to host the 8th Annual BBQ Cook-off Competition. Officially sanctioned by the world famous Kansas City Barbecue Society, this cook-off is considered to be in the major leagues of competitive cooking.

The cook-off begins on Friday May 17, 2013, and judging starts at noon on Saturday, May 18, 2013.


May 17 – 18, 2013

Voice of America BBQ Bash,
West Chester, OH

Dozens of the top BBQ Teams in the nation will set-up on “Pit Road” to compete in the first ever Buckeye State BBQ Championship. The event is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society as a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP and is a qualifying event for the Ohio Triple Crown and Jack Daniel’s World BBQ Championship.

The Kansas City BBQ Society is the largest organization of BBQ enthusiasts in the world. Professional teams travel from all over the U.S. to compete in four categories: Ribs, Chicken, Pork & Brisket.


May 17 – 18, 2013

Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass,
Sevierville, TN

Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of the state of Tennessee and is coordinated by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.

Come on in and find out What’s New this year. Check out our Entertainment Line-Up including the Legendary Bluegrass Album Band or see if you’ve got what it takes to be a Cook-Off Champion.


May 17 – 18, 2013

Bakersfield’s Biggest, Baddest, BBQ,
Bakersfield, CA

Featuring the best grillers in the country, some you’ve seen on TV, some you’ve only heard stories about…myths, legends… The incredible event was a guaranteed good time with lots of fun and entertainment and a championship that put the best to the test.


May 17 – 18, 2013

Lake of the Ozarks Blues & BBQ Weekend,
Lake Ozark, MO

This festival is free to the public and features a barbeque cook-off, live music, a vendor village with tons of Missouri products, winery displays, great food (including delicious barbeque and barbeque sauces), local artisans selling the fruits of their labor and more.


May 17 – 19, 2013

Middletown BBQ Cook-Off,
Middletown, DE

Proceeds from admissions will benefit local scholarships and the Leukemia Society of Delaware. In addition to the barbecue contest, there will be carnival rides for all ages, live entertainment, craft and food vendors. Some of the BBQ vendors have been very successful over the years and won many trophies on the competition barbecue circuit. We will even hold a backyard chicken and ribs competition for those looking to match their skills with other beginning grill masters.


May 18 – 19, 2013

Lexington Battle-Green BBQ Festival,
Lexington, MA

Great Local Food, Live Music, Cooking-Workshops, War Reenactors, Kids’ Stuff, 3-on-3 Blacktop Battle basketball tournament, and a State Championship BBQ Cook-Off.


May 24 – 25, 2013

Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout,
Oviedo, FL

Central Florida’s BBQ Blowout is Central Florida’s newest event! This Florida BBQ Association- sanctioned event will be held at the Oviedo Mall on May 24th and 25th, 2013. BBQ Blowout will not only become a signature event in the community, but it also is for a great cause. Two organizations, the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and HOPE Helps Inc. bring their strengths together and invite you to join in helping our communities.


May 24 – 25, 2013

Best Dam Barbecue Challenge!
Boulder City, NV

Located in Boulder City, Nevada’s Historic Bicentennial Park – thirty minutes from the Las Vegas strip and 15 minutes from Hoover Dam – the Best Dam Barbecue is an event you don’t want to miss!

Since 2005, being a part of this two day fun-filled event has become a tradition not only for tens of thousands of guests, but for our vendors and our barbecue challengers – many of whom travel in from California, Arizona, Utah and Montana to participate.


May 24 – 25, 2013

Papa Joe’s Banjo B-Que Bluegrass Festival,
Evans, GA

Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Bluegrass Festival and Barbecue Cook-off was created to honor Joe Pond and some of the things he loved most: toe-tapping bluegrass music and finger-licking good barbecue in an atmosphere the entire family can enjoy.


May 24 – 25, 2013

Salute to Service BBQ Challange,
Mesa, AZ

Salute To Service BBQ Challenge will be on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Chester’s Harley-Davidson from 11 am – 10 pm. An estimated 30 – 50 PRO BBQ teams from throughout the U.S. will compete in a grilling/cooking competition in this officially sanctioned event through the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) with judges and a double blind voting protocol. The winning team will be an automatic qualifier in the upcoming World Food Championships in Las Vegas.


May 24 – 25, 2013

Red, White and Bar-B-Q Competition,
Westmont, IL

Destination America’s “BBQ Pitmasters” TV Show will be at the 2013 Red, White & BBQ Festival and Competition. Pro Competitor Entries Already Full Making This The Lions’ Biggest BBQ Event Ever!

The Westmont Lions Club is warming up the grill for their annual Red, White & BBQ Festival and Competition on Memorial Day Weekend. The Red, White & BBQ will take place at the beautiful, award-winning Ty Warner Park in Westmont starting Friday, May 24 and continuing through Sunday, May 26. This is the largest State-sanctioned BBQ competition in Illinois and one of the biggest in the Midwest.


May 25, 2013

The PigNic,
Fort Ritchie, MD

Spend Memorial Day weekend making wishes come true at the Pignic! The weekend will include professional and backyard BBQ competitions, an arts show, music festival, car show, motorcycle run, kids events, military tributes, and much more … all to benefit Make-A-Wish.

All money raised will go directly to Make-A-Wish Foundation and will be used to grant wishes for children with terminal, life-threatening, and life-altering wishes in Washington County, MD and Franklin County, PA. Families and children that are your friends and neighbors!


May 30 – June 2, 2013

BBQ Fest,
Quebec City, Quebec

Après avoir accueilli nul autre que le Maître du Grill Steven Raichlen lors de sa première édition, le BBQ Fest Rickard’s revient en force sur les quais de l’Espace 400e au Vieux-Port de Québec du 30 mai au 2 juin prochain, avec la présence de Bob le Chef!

After hosting none other than the Grill Master Steven Raichlen in his first edition, BBQ Fest, Rickard’s is back at the Old Port of Quebec from May 30 to June 2, with the presence Bob the Chef!


June 8, 2013

Qing for Life,
New Hamburg, Ontario

Backyard BBQers in the Amateur group pit their skills for local bragging rights and prizes; cooking ribs and chicken. If you’ve got what it takes to be the best, register your team.

Beer garden, live music and family entertainment -  An Awesome Event, A Great Cause.

Proceeds will go to Wilmot Area Life Donation Awareness supporting the gift of life.


June 14 – 16, 2013

Beach BBQ and Brews Festival,
Woodbine Park, Toronto, Ontario

The Beach BBQ & Brews Festival is an annual festival taking place on Father’s Day weekend at Woodbine Park. An incredible venue located at Woodbine Park in the “Beach” in the east end of Toronto. Supported by the City of Toronto and buoyed by a large consumer base this event is family friendly, active and the place to be! Come out to this FREE RIBFEST to enjoy great BBQ, Live Music, Children’s Area (complete with rides!), BBQ competitions, Grilling Demonstrations, Craft Vendors and of course the Beer and Beverage vendors. It’s a community favourite and has something for everyone!


June 15, 2013

Blue Mountain Barbecue Championship,
Blue Mountain, Ontario

The Blue Mountain BBQ Championships is the official home of Canadian BBQ located in the heart of the Blue Mountain Village, June 15th 2013.

Competing BBQ teams spend the weekend slicing, seasoning and sizzling pork, chicken and beef in hopes that their cooking will earn them a portion of the cash prizes and supreme bragging rights on the KCBS BBQ Circuit.


June 21 – 23, 2013

Hog Wild Pork Fest,
Renfrew, Ontario

Join us in Renfrew Ontario for the second annual Hog Wild Pork Fest! Motorcycles, music, a talant show, dances, tractor racing, horseshoes and a pig roast. There is something for everyone here!


June 22, 2013

Pechanga BBQ Championship,
Temecula, CA

This is a KCBS sanctioned event featuring pro pit masters from all over the country. Live music, beer and wine garden, all types of vendors, BBQ tastings, BBQ culinary demos. Fun for the whole family! Join us June 22nd 2013 10AM – 5PM


July 12 – 13, 2013

Ace In The Hole Cookoff,
Holbrook, AZ

This is an “Official” State Championship KCBS Event, it is also an “Official” AZBarbeque Triple Crown event so teams will earn points toward our Team of the Year race.


July 13 – 14, 2013

Nanaimo Barbecue Festival,
Nanaimo, BC

Bring the entire family and enjoy food, drinks, shopping and fun for the kids at the 2nd Annual Nanaimo Barbecue Festival in the beautiful Harbour City, Located at the VIEX exhibition grounds !


July 26 – 28, 2013

Toronto Festival of Beer,
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, hosted by experts of the brewing craft from around the world. Featuring 200+ brands onsite, this is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage!


September 14, 2013

Rib Stock,
Sacremento, CA

This two-day festival will feature a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ competition with competition teams from throughout Northern California ; LIVE music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s; an arts and crafts fair; and a Family Fun Zone. Ribstock is also sanctioned by Kansas City Barbeque Society. KCBS is the world’s largest organization of barbeque and grilling enthusiasts with over 10,000 members worldwide.


November 8 – 9, 2013

Vetran’s Day BBQ & Chili Throwdown,
Scottsdale, AZ


December 13 – 15, 2013

3rd Annual Holiday Cook-Off for Kids,
Downtown Mesa, AZ