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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!

Galveston County Fair & Rodeo Hitchcock, TX
Freeport Riverfest Freeport, TX
Wabash Ribberfest BBQ Championship Mt Carmel, IL
Freer Rattlesnake Roundup Freer, TX
Edwardsville Days Edwardsville, KS
Bob Wills Day Turkey, TX
Texas EggFest Driftwood, TX
Canyon Lake Barbecue Cook-off Canyon Lake, TX
Lake Travis SpringFest Bee Cave, TX
Truman Heritage Festival Grandview, MO
League City Music Festival & BBQ Cookoff League City, TX
Santa Clarita BBQ & Beer Festival Santa Clarita, CA
Los Angeles BBQ & Craft Brews Festival Los Angeles, CA

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Arizona BBQ Festival Scottsdale, AZ
Kerrfest Kerrville, TX
Electra Goat BBQ & Craft Show Electra, TX
Yaga's Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off Galveston, TX
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Charlotte, NC
Finger on the Pulse BBQ Blowout Brooklyn, NY
Lee County Fair & Rodeo Giddings, TX
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival Knoxville, TN
Salt City BBQ Festival Syracuse, NY
Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival Bessemer, AL
Bowling Green Rib & Music Festival Bowling Green, KY
Barbacoa & Big Red Festival San Antonio, TX
Best Dam Barbecue Challenge Boulder City, NV
Bandera PRCA Pro Rodeo Bandera, TX
Roc City Rib Fest Rochester, NY
Belfountain Conservation Area Garlic Mustard Pull and BBQ Belfountain, ON
Exit 56 Blues Fest Brownsville, TN
Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival Beaver Creek, CO
93.1 The Wolf Jammin' Pig BBQ Music Festival Winston-Salem, NC
Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off & Music Festival Erie, PA
Southern Tier Brew & BBQ Festival Owego, NY
Big Red Rib & Music Festival Glendale, AZ
Twin City RibFest Winston-Salem, NC
Claremore Boots and BBQ Festival Claremore, OK
Brevard Blues Festival Brevard, NC
Fairport Canal Days Fairport, NY
Vidor Texas BBQ Festival Vidor, TX
Beef Empire Days Garden City, KS
Texas City FunFest Texas City, TX
Little Elm Craft Brew & Que Festival Little Elm, TX
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Upcoming BBQ Festivals

Festival NameDateLocation
Galveston County Fair & RodeoApr 21-29, 2017Hitchcock, TX
Freeport RiverfestApr 27-29, 2017Freeport, TX
Edwardsville DaysApr 28-29, 2017Edwardsville, KS
Freer Rattlesnake RoundupApr 28-29, 2017Freer, TX
Fulton Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ FestivalApr 28-29, 2017Fulton, MS
Wabash Ribberfest BBQ ChampionshipApr 28-29, 2017Mt Carmel, IL
Texas EggFestApr 29, 2017Driftwood, TX
Canyon Lake Barbecue Cook-offApr 29, 2017Canyon Lake, TX
Bob Wills DayApr 29, 2017Turkey, TX
Lake Travis SpringFestApr 29, 2017Bee Cave, TX
Truman Heritage FestivalMay 4-6, 2017Grandview, MO

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