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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.

05/22/15
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05/24/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay North Bend, OR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Amy Bailey Phone: 541-756-8800 ext1574. abailey@themillcasino.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SIMMONS, MARK SILVER
Results not in.
05/23/15
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05/24/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
Roc City Rib Fest Rochester, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brian Wemett info@rockcityribfest.com
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
Hog Wild BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival Brookhaven, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mark Porter Adam Wallace Phone: Mark - 601-757-1772 Adam - 601-757-2826. markporter500@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
06/26/15
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06/27/15
Added: Sep 15, 2014
Smokin' On The Pecos Artesia, NM
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: David Grousnick Phone: 575. dvgrousnick@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS Alt Rep: LARRY VOTH
Results not in.
03/26/15
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03/28/15
Added: Sep 12, 2014
Heritage BBQ Classic Kissimmee, FL
Contact: Arlie Bragg Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
05/29/15
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05/30/15
Added: Sep 12, 2014
Smokin' in Steel Owatonna, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Joe Elbert Phone: 507-279-4015. jelbert56@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Sep 11, 2014
The Best "Dam" Barbeque Contest at Smithville Lake Smithville, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tony Kerns Phone: 913-991-3991. tony@kernskonnection.com
KCBS Reps: ROSEMARY MORROW, PHIL MORROW
Results not in.
01/31/15
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02/01/15
Added: Sep 8, 2014
Melbourne Barbecue Festival Melbourne, Victoria,
Contact: Margaret Vitale Phone: +61418364594. contact@melbournebarbecuefestival.com.au
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
07/17/15
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07/18/15
Added: Sep 4, 2014
11th Annual WildBlue BBQ Burlington, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kristy Reeves Phone: 620-364-5121. kristyr@lyon-coffey.coop
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
11/14/14
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11/15/14
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Char-Broil Challenge Richland, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Chip Jones Phone: 229-887-3433. chipov@bellsouth.net
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Prize Money: $7750.00   
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Fifth Annual Bull Moose Somerville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marvin Hurley Phone: 901-282-6138. mdhurley1957@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MARIA LOHMAN, WAYNE LOHMAN
Prize Money: $5000.00   
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
CCS Spring Festival & BBQ Competition Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Brett Healey Phone: 317-223-7143. healeybrett@att.net
KCBS Reps: RACHEL SCHUETZ
Prize Money: $2010.00   
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
George County Firefighters Association BBQ Challenge Lucedale, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jeffery Erkhart Phone: 601-508-8131. jefferyerkhart@gcffabbqchallenge.org
KCBS Reps: RICHARD C PRESTON
Results not in.
05/16/15
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05/17/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Madison Magazine BBQ Festival Madison, WI
Contact: Joseph Parajecki Phone: 608-767-3940. grassfedjoe@gmail.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Sep 3, 2014
Miles City Cowtown Cook-Off Miles City, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Trudy Winslow Phone: 406-439-0491. ltwinslow@midrivers.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Aug 29, 2014
Desoto Shrine Club 7th Annual 2015 BBQ Cook Off Hernando, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Douglas Francis Phone: 901-487-6785. kfrancis008@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: VICKI PEYTON, DALE NEWSTROM
Results not in.
07/31/15
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08/01/15
Added: Aug 28, 2014
Rossville Tall Corn Festival BBQ Contest Rossville, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Connell Phone: 785-215-2346. jason.connell@rossvillekansas.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
09/18/15
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09/19/15
Added: Aug 25, 2014
Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues BBQ Rally and BBQ Classic Salisbury, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Gary Moss Phone: 704-202-8712. garymoss@windstream.net
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results not in.
03/27/15
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03/28/15
Added: Aug 22, 2014
Firelake BBQ Cook Off Shawnee, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jason Boyce Phone: 405-878-4850. jason.boyce@potawatomi.org
KCBS Reps: CLARA WILLIAMS, JONATHAN B WILLIAMS
Results not in.
01/30/15
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01/31/15
Added: Aug 18, 2014
Lakeland Pig Festival Lakeland, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nick Nicholas Phone: 863-669-6493. info@lakelandpigfest.org
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, CLIFTON WELCH, STEPHEN R SMITH, WAYNE LOHMAN, MARIA LOHMAN, MIKE GARRETSON
Results not in.
07/09/15
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07/11/15
Added: Aug 18, 2014
SC Festival of Discovery Greenwood, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Laura Ackerman Phone: 864-942-8448. uptown@cityofgreenwoodsc.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE GARRETSON, STEPHEN R SMITH, CLIFTON WELCH, CAROLYN WELLS
Results not in.
04/10/15
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04/11/15
Added: Aug 15, 2014
Bib's Camel City Cookoff (formerly Jammin' Pig) Winston-Salem, NC
Contact: Mark Little Phone: 336-665-7245. mar_donlittle@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SUSAN REID, DOUG REID
Prize Money: $10000.00   
Results not in.
05/02/15
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05/03/15
Added: Aug 15, 2014
Smoke by the River Brugg,
Contact: Okker Cuiper Phone: 41628910853. okker.cuiper@comanagement.ch
KCBS Reps: IO TEAM
Results not in.
01/09/15
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01/10/15
Added: Aug 14, 2014
National Western BBQ Throwdown Denver, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
04/03/15
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04/04/15
Added: Aug 14, 2014
Smokin On Big Creek BBQ Contest Benefiting Operation BBQ Relief(Judges Registration begins January 10th, 2015) Pleasant Hill, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stan Hays smokinonbigcreek@operationbbqrelief.org
Contact: Amy Hays judges@operationbbqrelief.org
KCBS Reps: JONATHAN B WILLIAMS, CLARA WILLIAMS
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Added: Aug 14, 2014
Wabash Ribber Fest Mt. Carmel, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Terry Beckerman Phone: 618-263-2093. maplehill82@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DALE NEWSTROM, VICKI PEYTON
Results not in.
05/08/15
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05/09/15
Added: Aug 14, 2014
Wheatstock Grill Off Abilene, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kimberly Smith Phone: 785-263-6688. ksmith@mhsks.org
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, MICHAEL WINTER
Results not in.
07/03/15
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07/05/15
Added: Aug 14, 2014
I Love Barbecue & Music Festival Lake Placid, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dmitry Feld Phone: 518-523-2071. dmitry@usaluge.org
KCBS Reps: DON LOVELY, LESLIE LOVELY
Results not in.
07/17/15
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07/18/15
Added: Aug 14, 2014
RiverFest Red White and Que Bellevue, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Doris Urwin Phone: 402-657-6447. doris@bellevuenebraska.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
10/10/14
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10/11/14
Added: Aug 8, 2014
The Shed BBQ & Blues Festival Ocean Springs, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Brad Orrison Phone: 228-297-2723. brad@theshedbbq.com
KCBS Reps: LINDA GOULD
Prize Money: $3400.00   
Results not in.
04/24/15
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04/25/15
Added: Aug 8, 2014
Morris Twister Days BBQ Competition Morris, OK
Contact: Sarah Amador Phone: 918-759-1338. sfamador@windstream.net
KCBS Reps:
Results not in.
05/01/15
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05/02/15
Added: Aug 8, 2014
Apple Blossom BBQ Contest St. Joseph, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Melissa Birdsell Phone: 816-271-1480. mbirdsell@co.buchanan.mo.us
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER
Results not in.
06/19/15
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06/20/15
Added: Aug 8, 2014
Barbourville BBQ Cook-Off & Festival Barbourville, KY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Denise Wainscott Phone: 606-545-9674. dwainscott@unionky.edu
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
06/26/15
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06/27/15
Added: Aug 8, 2014
3rd Annual Ribstock MBA BBQ Festival Omaha, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kenny Engelmeyer Phone: 402-981-3171. kennys52@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
09/11/15
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09/12/15
Added: Aug 8, 2014
Fiddle-N-Pig Shindig Fort Mill, SC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Mina McLean Phone: 803-547-1010. minamclean@ascgreenway.org
KCBS Reps: DOUG REID, SUSAN REID
Results not in.
05/22/15
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05/23/15
Added: Jul 30, 2014
Red, White and BBQ (Day 1) Westmont, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Addington Phone: 630-215-9527. jaaddington54@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
05/23/15
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05/24/15
Added: Jul 30, 2014
Red, White and BBQ (Day 2) Westmont, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: James Addington Phone: 630-215-9527. jaaddington54@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN, DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
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_g@wisecounty.org
KCBS Reps: ALEX JR BROWN, ROBERT MCKEE
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.
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