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* The CBJ% shown for contests is determined by the percentage of Certified Judges in attendance the previous year.
* All State Championships are subject to the approval of the American Royal World Series of Barbecue® and Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Recently Added Events

These events were added to the schedule within the last 60 days.

03/13/15
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03/14/15
Added: Jul 29, 2014
Don't Be Cruel BBQ Duel Tupelo, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bev Crossen 662-372-2208 Leslie Mart 662-891-5379 tupelobbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DEBRA GAGE, WILLIAM GAGE, MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Jul 29, 2014
Cedar Fest BBQ Cedar Park, TX
Contact: Lyndee Matthews Phone: 512-260-7800. info@cedarparkchamber.org
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Jul 29, 2014
Naptown barBAYq Contest and Music Festival Annapolis, MD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Edward Kumian Phone: 410-991-0611. ekumian@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
07/10/15
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07/11/15
Added: Jul 29, 2014
Chillin & Grillin in the Glades Wise, VA
Contact: Greg Cross Phone: 276-328-1000. cross_9@wisecounty.org
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Jul 22, 2014
Brews, Blues & Bar-B-Q Cookoff Lansing, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessica Waters Phone: 913-727-5488. jwaters@lansing.ks.us
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/22/15
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05/23/15
Added: Jul 22, 2014
Best Dam Barbecue Boulder City, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Christy Springgate-Hill Phone: 702-812-6449 NO TEXTING. cscsgate23@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
11/13/14
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11/18/14
Added: Jul 21, 2014
World Food Championships - World Barbecue Championships Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Jeff Morris Phone: 615-297-6886. info@worldfoodchampionships.com
KCBS Reps: WAYNE LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE
Prize Money: $39500.00   
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
Added: Jul 21, 2014
Bynum Schools Best of the Basin BBQ Championship Midland , TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tracy Bush Phone: 432-520-0075. tracy@bynumschool.org
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Jul 21, 2014
The Whistlestop Festival & Rocket City BBQ Hunstville, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Whitney Heaps Phone: 256-564-8116. whitney.heaps@huntsvilleal.gov
KCBS Reps: CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER, RON CATO
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Jul 21, 2014
Horse Town Brew n Que Festival Norco, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Debbie Yopp info@brewnquefestival.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
09/06/14
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09/07/14
Added: Jul 15, 2014
Sky's The Limit BBQ Classic Part Two Garden City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Robert Hahn Phone: 620-271-8365. robertlh@wbsnet.org
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Added: Jul 15, 2014
Pigfest USA Hilliard, OH
Contact: Chad Mullins Phone: 937-572-3842. chadmullins68@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Added: Jul 15, 2014
WinnaVegas Rib Master Classic Sloan, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Buffalo Chief Phone: 712-428-7182. buffalo1921@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RON MILHOUS, DENA MILHOUS
Prize Money: $16000.00   
Results not in.
05/02/15
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05/03/15
Added: Jul 15, 2014
Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival Ridgefield, CT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ridgefield Rotary Club Phone: 845-893-4648. rvazzana@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
10/24/14
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10/25/14
Added: Jul 11, 2014
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbecue (JUDGES BY INVITATION ONLY) Lynchburg, TN
Contact: Debbie Christian Phone: 931-759-6332. debbie_christian@b-f.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, MARK HAGGITT, CHARLIE BRINZA
Results not in.
02/21/15
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02/22/15
Added: Jul 7, 2014
Smokin' Hot BBQ San Juan Puerto Rico San Juan, PR
Contact: Michael Compton Phone: 787-319-9410. mike@bbqpr.com
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Jul 7, 2014
Smokin' Hot BBQ Nassau Nassau Bahams,
Contact: Michael Compton Phone: 787-319-9410. mike@bbqpr.com
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Results not in.
06/05/15
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06/06/15
Added: Jul 7, 2014
Original SD BBQ Championships Huron, SD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Candi Briley Phone: 605-353-7354. candi.briley@state.sd.us
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON
Results not in.
06/26/15
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06/27/15
Added: Jul 7, 2014
3rd Annual Willard Freedom Feast BBQ Cook-Off Willard, MO
Contact: Stacia Buffington Phone: 619-933-2790. staciabuffington@aol.com
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Results not in.
10/03/14
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10/04/14
Added: Jul 3, 2014
Downtown BBQ Showdown Hattiesburg, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Saffle Phone: 601-270-5424. brian@hubcitysignsfirst.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Added: Jul 3, 2014
BBQ Boogie & Blues Calhoun, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Aaron Walkover Phone: 706-307-9129. calhounkoa@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Jul 3, 2014
Bixby BBQ'N Blues Festival Bixby, OK
Contact: Buster McCurtain Phone: 918-481-3277. brmccurtain@sbcglobal.net
Contact: Mike Gately
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Jul 3, 2014
Jiggy with the Piggy BBQ Challenge Kannapolis, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Eddie Smith Phone: 704-920-4308. resmith@cityofkannapolis.com
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Jul 3, 2014
Holy Smoke BBQ Showdown Canon City, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Autumn Dever Phone: 719-429-7662. autumn.dever@uaacog.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Added: Jun 27, 2014
Smokin' in the Ville Edwardsville, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Phone: 913-422-5044. info@bsedwchamber.org
KCBS Reps: ALFRED T BOWEN, FRAN BOWEN
Results not in.
08/21/15
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08/22/15
Added: Jun 27, 2014
Smokin' on Oak Bonner Springs, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bonner Springs-Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce Phone: 913-422-5044. info@bsedwchamber.org
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
09/26/14
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09/27/14
Added: Jun 26, 2014
Lehigh Valley QueFest Allentown, PA
Contact: Greg Morello Phone: 908-507-2020. support@lvquefest.com
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
12/12/14
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12/14/14
Added: Jun 26, 2014
2014 Down Town Throw Down Las Vegas, NV
Contact: Steve Overlay Phone: 702-376-9532. steveno702@embarqmail.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, STEVE ALVAREZ
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
09/12/14
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09/13/14
Added: Jun 25, 2014
Grills Gone Wild BBQ Fest Greeneville, TN
Contact: Travis Moody Phone: 615-476-6397. travis@infernogroupcorp.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Jun 25, 2014
Boss Hog State Championship Cook-Off Waynesboro, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nan Lynch Amy Lively Phone: 706-554-8100. bosshogcookoff@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, SUSAN REID
Results not in.
05/15/15
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05/16/15
Added: Jun 25, 2014
Chesapeake Jubilee BBQ Cook-Off Chesapeake, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dorothy Kowalsky Phone: 757-482-4848. director@chesapeakejubilee.org
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
05/15/15
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05/16/15
Added: Jun 25, 2014
Grand Lake BBQ Festival Langley, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Darrel Hicks Phone: 918-591-6090. darrelhicks52@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: CAROL WHITEBOOK, MERL WHITEBOOK
Results not in.
05/15/15
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05/16/15
Added: Jun 25, 2014
Smokin on the Lake Monroe City, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michael Baker Phone: 877-700-9422. manager@marktwainlanding.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
09/18/15
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09/19/15
Added: Jun 25, 2014
BBQ on the Bricks Kearney, NE
Contact: Ron Lieske Phone: 308-440-9698. mainstreetkearney@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Jun 19, 2014
Smoke in the Spring Osage City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Corey Linton Phone: 785-528-4610. rec@osagecity.com
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON Alt Rep: KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
04/17/15
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04/18/15
Added: Jun 19, 2014
10th Annual Roberts Ranch Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ Enid, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lynne Benkendorf Phone: 580-548-8194. lbenkendorf@eaglemkt.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
05/09/15
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05/10/15
Added: Jun 16, 2014
Beers, Fries & BBQ II - The Belgian Championship Low & Slow BBQ Kapermolenpark / Hasselt / Belgium, EU
Contact: Wim Bloemen Phone: +32 496 72 48 45. wim.bloemen@fricksfashion.com
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN
Results not in.
08/29/14
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08/30/14
Added: Jun 13, 2014
Blues, Views and BBQ Westport, CT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Bob LeRose Phone: 917-446-2921. rlerose@msn.com
KCBS Reps: LESLIE LOVELY, DON LOVELY
Results not in.
09/26/14
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09/27/14
Added: Jun 13, 2014
Mission Beach Centennial Party and BBQ San Diego, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Henry Silvestre Phone: 951-445-1903. hsilvestre@aol.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Added: Jun 13, 2014
Cullman Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge Cullman, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michael Howell Phone: 256-348-9590. mike@cullmanbbqchallenge.com
KCBS Reps: MARK HAGGITT, LINDA GOULD
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Added: Jun 13, 2014
Indigenous Peoples Day BBQ Cook Off Middletown, CT
Contact: Chris Szweczyk Phone: 860-358-9828. contact@tainosmokehouse.com
KCBS Reps: STEVE BEDWELL
Results not in.
09/12/14
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09/13/14
Added: Jun 11, 2014
Coal Cracker Smoke & Stoke BBQ Competition Scranton, PA
Contact: Karin Foster Phone: 570-878-7368. president@hydeparkwatch.org
KCBS Reps: ANGELA MCKEE, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Added: Jun 11, 2014
TBD East St. Louis, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim Addington Phone: 630-215-9527. jaaddington54@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: PEG ROGERS, DAVE ROGERS
Results not in.
06/05/15
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06/06/15
Added: Jun 9, 2014
Poor Que Montello, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Anita Moore Phone: 920-295-3647. apmoore@charter.net
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
09/20/14
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09/21/14
Added: Jun 5, 2014
EUregio BBQ Festival Waldfeucht-Haaren / Nordrhein Westfalen / Germany, EU
Contact: Roman Schellartz Phone: +49 170 5258522. info@euregiobbq.de
KCBS Reps: MAYCO VAN GALEN, MARIANNE VAN GALEN, WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
10/17/14
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10/18/14
Added: Jun 5, 2014
CASA's Big BBQ Bash Lawton, OK
Contact: Alma Santiago-Juanes Phone: lyxsfries@yahoo.com. 580-334-9184
KCBS Reps: RALPH WILLIAMS, KAREN JANE WILLIAMS
Results not in.
11/07/14
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11/08/14
Added: Jun 5, 2014
Smokin Up the Campground, Backyard Style (Competitor's Series) Calhoun, GA
Contact: Aaron Walkover Phone: 706-307-9129. ahwalkover@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE AMEND, RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
06/26/15
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06/27/15
Added: Jun 5, 2014
Leadville's On the Mountain BBQ and Brew Fest Leadville, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeff McGuinness Phone: 719-486-3900. leadville@leadvilleusa.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
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