Upcoming BBQ Events List
October 20: Butcher’s Ball - Brenham, Texas
The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas' most talented chefs, butchers, ranchers, and advocates for a day of demonstrations, discussions, tastings, and competition at the beautiful Rockin' Star Ranch in Brenham, TX. The event is an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and education, meant to shine a light on our local culinary and creative communities, bring awareness to sustainable farming and ranching practices, raise funds for local charities, and make the connection between the producer and the consumer. More info here.
October 20: Brett’s Backyard BBQ Ball - Rockdale, Texas
Join the crew at Brett’s Backyard BBQ for the first anniversary of the “BBQ Ball” with eight of the best pitmasters Texas, including those from Snow’s BBQ, Roegels Barbecue Co, Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue, and more. The ticket includes samples from each pitmaster, complimentary beer from Texas Beer Company, and live music. More info here.
October 25-26: Jack Daniel’s 2019 World Championship Invitational - Lynchburg, Tennessee
For one weekend every year, the smallest town in whiskey becomes the biggest scene in barbecue. More than 60 championship teams from the U.S. and more than 20 international teams from around the world convene in Lynchburg to compete for the coveted title of The Jack Grand Champion. More info here.
October 26: The Barbecue Festival - Lexington, North Carolina
The 36th annual Barbecue Festival in Lexington, North Carolina will attract thousands of BBQ aficionados from around the country. The event features lots of great Lexington-style barbecue, but also includes a bike race, a car show, live music, BMX stunt shows, lumberjack competitions, and a festival finale with fireworks. Admission is free but plan to buy ‘cue on site. More info here.
October 27: Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival - Spring Valley, California
California’s Largest Annual Amateur Tailgate & BBQ Contest is the perfect way to learn how to take your backyard BBQ skills and test them out in a contest that helps raise money for local youth charities. Some of our top teams from this contest have gone on to compete at the highest level of Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) Championship events and have even opened BBQ businesses of their own. More info here.
November 2-3: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend - Austin, Texas
The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest is one of the top annual barbecue festivals in Texas. The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas have all been invited, so come see who will be smoking at this weekend of ‘cue. Plus, check out the return of the popular Franklin & Friends event!. More info here.
November 7: Sam Jones Barn Party - Atlanta, Georgia
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q is thrilled to celebrate friend and Pitmaster Sam Jones with a special collaborative dinner highlighting his family’s signature recipes. The Fox Bros. team will transform their Ottley Drive Commissary into Jones’ beloved backyard barn where guests will enjoy an American Spirit Works specialty-cocktail, appetizers, a family-style meal prepared by Jones and Fox Bros., as well as beer from Scofflaw Brewing Co. and wine. More info here.
November 10: Meat Fight - Dallas, Texas
Meat Fight is a yearly BBQ competition with chefs competing against each other for titles including best brisket, best sausage and more. 16 fancy DFW chefs from restaurants including Lucia, Petra and the Beast, Fauna, Jose, Salaryman, and more will be there duking it out. Attendees will be able to sample it all, plus side items, whiskey samples, beer, and more. The best part: This “funlanthropy” event benefits people living with Multiple Sclerosis. More info here.
November 13: No Kid Hungry Dinner - Houston, Texas
Some of Houston’s top pitmasters will soon get together for the No Kid Hungry Dinner at Truth BBQ. Leonard Botello IV, pitmaster and owner of Truth BBQ, will host the multi-course dinner and will be joined by Bobby Matos (State of Grace, La Lucha), Erin Smith and Patrick Feges (Feges BBQ), Nick Wong (UB Preserv), and Rebecca Masson (Fluff Bake Bar). Vanessa Dworakowski of La Lucha will mix cocktails. The dinner benefits No Kid Hungry, which works to end childhood hunger across the country. More info here.
November 17: 3rd Annual HOU-ATX BBQ Throwdown - Houston, Texas
The Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company announce the 3rd Annual HOU-ATX BBQ Throwdown featuring top barbecue restaurants from Houston and Austin competing to determine who reigns supreme when it comes to Texas barbecue. Ticket holders will sample each of the barbecue competition entries as well as enjoy Saint Arnold beer.
More info here.
November 23: GrillsGiving - San Antonio, Texas
GrillsGiving is a community-wide barbeque cook-off, music festival and fundraiser. BBQ teams and guests enjoy a festival-like atmosphere, kids’ activities and entertainment along the banks of the Mission Reach. More info here.
December 27-28: Arizona National BBQ Stampede - Phoenix, Arizona
The Arizona National BBQ Stampede is a special event brought to you by the Arizona National Livestock Show in collaboration with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Teams will be able to enter the competition to earn points at the first event of the KCBS competition season. More info here.
January 1: Fired Up Florida Kosher BBQ Battle - Boca Raton, Florida
The Jay Feder Jewelers Fired Up Kosher BBQ Battle and Festival will be held on January 1st, 2019 at the South County Regional Park in Boca Raton, Florida from 1:00-5:00 pm. The event will include a barbecue competition, food for sale, and family activities. Proceeds will help support Hadar High School for Girls. More info here.
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