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Sam's Club BBQ Tour

OCTOBER 1, 2016
Sam's Club #
2101 SE Simple Savings Dr.
Bentonville, AR

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2016 Sam's Club National BBQ Tour

Do you enjoy pulled pork? Ribs? Chicken? Brisket? Well, you came to the right place! The Sam's Club® National BBQ Tour specializes in ALL things BBQ and we invite you to come see why BBQ tastes so good at a Sam's Club near you! We're stopping at over 30 different Sam's Club locations across the nation this year where over 700 BBQ teams will compete for their chance at over $500,000 in cash and prizes!

All events are FREE and open to the PUBLIC which means backyard BBQ enthusiasts will get front row seats to all the action. At every stop, we have live BBQ demonstrations from a real BBQ pitmaster where you'll learn how to cook BBQ like the pros! The best part is there are FREE BBQ samples from our Tour Team! All events are from 10am-3pm and the BBQ demonstrations start at noon.

All of our BBQ competitions are served up tournament style which means only the top placed teams will move on to compete at the regional events and eventually the national event. We host 25 local qualifying events, 5 regional qualifying events and one national event - at the national, only ONE team will be crowned Grand Champion and handed a check for $50,000!

Want to see what we're all about? Check out the video below to give you an idea of all the fun we have - come see us and say hi! For a complete list of events, just scroll down!

Competition Schedule

Region 1 - Marietta, GA
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
2/27/16 4990 29683 Frederick Blvd. Daphne AL RESULTS
5/14/16 4876 3200 Ken Bale Blvd. Bowling Green KY RESULTS
5/21/16 4740 465 Goodman Rd. E. Southhaven MS RESULTS
6/18/16 8257 301 Indian Lake Blvd. Hendersonville TN RESULTS
6/25/16 4817 5940 Trussville Crossing Birmingham AL RESULTS
7/2/16 8203 150 S. Cobb Pkwy. S. Marietta GA RESULTS

Region 2 - Midwest City, OK
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
3/5/16 8273 7400 Youree Dr. Shreveport LA RESULTS
3/12/16 4742 4400 Bryant Irvin Rd. Fort Worth TX RESULTS
4/30/16 4707 8300 W. 135th St. Overland Park KS RESULTS
5/7/16 8251 2855 S. Service Rd. St. Charles MO RESULTS
9/10/16 8207 5110 N. Oak Trfy. Kansas City MO RESULTS
9/24/16 8241 6521 SE 29th St. Midwest City OK RESULTS

Region 3 - Madison, WI
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
7/9/16 6304 5805 Rockville Rd. Indianapolis IN RESULTS
7/16/16 6315 120 Indian Ridge Blvd. South Bend IN RESULTS
7/23/16 6312 9925 Hudson Rd. Woodbury MN RESULTS
7/30/16 6344 1101 73rd St. Des Moines IA RESULTS
9/3/16 6667 5450 Carpenter Rd. Ypsilanti MI RESULTS
9/17/16 8255 7050 Watts Rd. Madison WI RESULTS

Region 4 - Las Vegas, NV
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
3/19/16 6692 4701 N. Stone Ave. Tucson AZ RESULTS
3/26/16 4768 4835 Kietzke Ln. Reno NV RESULTS
4/2/16 4835 901 S. Grady Way Renton WA RESULTS
4/9/16 6686 1905 S. 300 W. Salt Lake City UT RESULTS
4/16/16 6633 4700 Boardwalk Dr. Fort Collins CO RESULTS
4/23/16 6261 1910 E. Serene Las Vegas NV RESULTS

Region 5 - N. Charleston, SC
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
6/4/16 6452 645 Patton Ave. Asheville NC RESULTS
6/11/16 8175 6781 Grayson Rd. Harrisburg PA RESULTS
8/6/16 6434 3535 Russett Green E. Laurel MD RESULTS
8/13/16 6343 9440 W Broad St. Richmond VA RESULTS
8/20/16 8195 69 Pavilions Dr South Windsor CT RESULTS
8/27/16 8252 4900 Centre Point Dr. N. Charleston SC RESULTS

Sam's Club National BBQ Championship
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams Registration
10/1/16 2101 SE Simple Savings Dr. Bentonville AR RESULTS

Puerto Rico Invitational
Date Sam's Club Address City ST Teams
2/20/16 San Juan PR RESULTS

Locations subject to change

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