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BBQ Festivals 2017 - 2018 Calendar

BBQ Festivals, Cook-offs & Contests

Ok, this is the part of Everfest where you have to listen to us tell you how awesome Texas BBQ is. You see, we are in Austin, TX, and the barbecue here is second to none. Now, with that in mind, we have curated for you a calendar of all the BBQ festivals, cook-offs and contests out there, and we do recommend you try to hit them all. BBQ is a science, and there are different approaches, such that Kansas City BBQ and Texas BBQ are really like different disciplines, and it's hardly fair to compare them (though you know our preference). I can't imagine you've made it this far without running out of your house looking for delicious smoked meats, but if you make it to some of these feasts, we hope to see you there!

Capital City Ribfest Lincoln, NE
The Blade Northwest Ohio Rib Off Maumee, OH
Northern Heat Rib Series Georgetown, ON
Long Beach BBQ Festival Long Beach, CA
Enrichmond BrewBQ Festival Richmond, VA
Southern Tier Brew & BBQ Festival Owego, NY
Music City BBQ Festival Nashville, TN
Northern Heat Rib Series Orillia, ON
Paola Roots Festival Paola, KS
Alternating Currents Davenport, IA
New Holland Summer Fest New Holland, PA
Salt & Smoke Festival Temblant, QC
Indiana Bacon Festival Delphi, IN
Jungle Jim's BBQ & Grilling Festival Fairfield, OH
Breckenridge Hogfest Breckenridge, CO

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Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off Sparks, NV
American Royal World Series of Barbecue Kansas City, MO
Kendall County Fair Boerne, TX
Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX
Bikersinc Rib Fest Indy Indianapolis, IN
Northern Heat Rib Series Sarnia, ON
Canada's Largest Ribfest Burlington, ON
Mission Arts & Eats Festival Mission, KS
Port Lavaca Flip Flop Festival Port Lavaca, TX
Oceanport BBQ & Craft Beer Festival Oceanport, NJ
National Buffalo Wing Festival Buffalo, NY
Nashville Old School BBQ Festival Nashville, TN
Goldsboro Beak Week Goldsboro, NC
Northern Heat Rib Series Waterloo, ON
Kentucky State BBQ Festival Danville, KY
G Live Beer Festival Guildford, United Kingdom
Jesse James Festival Kearney, MO
Derby BBQ Festival Derby, KS
Dell’Osso Family Farm Baconfest Lathrop, CA
Dirtybird BBQ Brooklyn, NY
KC Kosher BBQ Festival Overland Park, KS
Dirtybird BBQ Seattle, WA
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival Blue Ridge, GA
We Got Yer Goat BBQ Cookoff Johnson City, TX
Texas Gatorfest Anahuac, TX
First Shot Cook-Off Gonzales, TX
Rock'N Brews & BBQ Festival Boise, ID
California Beer Festival Ventura, CA
Barbecue, Boots & Badges Battle of the Pitmasters Dallas, TX
Rock the BBQ Philadelphia, PA
Bartlett Old Town Festival Bartlett, TX
Springtown Wild West Festival Springtown, TX
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