Competition BBQ Associations and Networks
A list of all the Competition BBQ Associations and Networks. These are the guys that sanction most all bbq events. Their websites contain information about up-coming bbq events, judging school and how to enter contests. Visit them to get a start in competition bbq.
MBN – Memphis Barbecue Network
KCBS – Kansas City Barbecue Society – Competition BBQ Association
North Carolina Barbecue Society
The Lone Star Barbecue Society
New England BBQ Society
California BBQ Association
Iowa Barbeque Society
Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association
Florida Bar B Que Association
South Carolina Barbecue Association
Mid-Atlantic BBQ Association
Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cookers Association
Central Texas Barbecue Association
International Barbecue Cookers Association
NBBQA – National BBQ Association
I recommend starting with a Competition BBQ Association in your region or starting with KCBS (it’s the largest with thousands of contests and events each year).
KCBS also has international contests, so if you aren’t in the states you can still find Competition BBQ Associations and events in your areas as well.
To learn more about getting started with competition bbq, I’ve created a complete guide you can check out here: Tips On How To Get Started In Competition BBQ
Most of these Competition BBQ Associations also have a points chase within the association itself. So not only do you have the chance of winning a competition bbq contest, but you also have the chance of winning “Team Of The Year” within each different Competition BBQ Association or Network.