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California BBQ Cookoff Festivals

Some events are sanction with several organizations and some are not. Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS.us) is the largest and most important barbecue society in the world, sanctioning several hundred events per year.

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  March 2022

 
April 2022

01
Apr
02
9th Annual Santa Anita Winners' Circle Bbq Championships Day 1
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Arcadia

02
Apr
03
9th Annual Santa Anita Winners' Circle Bbq Championships Day 2
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Arcadia

08
Apr
09
Bbq, Boots & Brew
KCBS & Toy | Perris, Ca

16
Apr
Bbq Pit Stop Steak Championship Series
Sca | Lehi, Ut

29
Apr
30
Ibew Socal Bbq & Chili Cook-Off
Ics & KCBS Competitor Series Invitational Only | San Diego, Ca

29
Apr
30
3rd Annual Lodi Beerfest & Bbq Championship
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Lodi

30
Apr
Solano Steak Out (Double) Iv
Sca | Dixon

30
Apr
Solano Steak Out (Double)
Sca | Dixon

May 2022

06
May
07
Now We Are Cooking - Wgas Bbq & Chili Competition
KCBS (Toy Pending) , Ics | Bishop

06
May
07
Postponed
Elk Grove Western Festival And Bbq Championship
KCBS & Toy | Elk Grove, Ca
Pending Pandemic Health Department Approval For Event

Time
May 6 (Friday) - 7 (Saturday)

Location
Elk Grove Regional Park

9950 Elk Grove Florin Road

Organizer
Ed Anhorn
(916) 599-5095
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27
May
28
Best Dam Bbq
KCBS | Boulder City, Nv

27
May
28
Big Bear Grill & Chill Bbq Championships Day 1
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Big Bear Lake

28
May
29
Bbq, Blues & Brews On The Bay
KCBS | North Bend, Or

28
May
29
Big Bear Grill & Chill Bbq Championships Day 2
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Big Bear Lake

June 2022

03
Jun
04
Horse Town Brew N Que Festival
KCBS & Toy | Norco, Ca

03
Jun
04
3rd Annual Ironstone Throwdown In The Vineyards
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Murphys

July 2022

01
Jul
02
Fire It Up Events Comp Name Tbd
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Pomona

02
Jul
03
Sweet Home Icebox Cookoff 2022
KCBS | Sweet Home, Or

08
Jul
The Cache Smokeout At The American West Heritage Center
KCBS | Logan, Ut

08
Jul
09
Clayton Bbq Cook-Off
KCBS & Toy | Clayton, Ca

09
Jul
Steel Day Bbq Pit Stop Steak Championship Series (Double)
Sca | American Fork, Ut

August 2022

20
Aug
21
5th Annual Hudson's Bay Heritage Days Bbq Cookoff
KCBS | Dupont, Wa

27
Aug
San Diego Steak Cook Off & Beer Festival
Sca | San Diego

27
Aug
San Diego Steak Cookoff & Beer Festival
Sca | San Diego

September 2022

02
Sep
04
Cancelled
Snake River Farms Bbq Battle (Double)
KCBS | Boise, Id
Coming Back In 2023

02
Sep
03
Fire It Up Events Bbq & Chili Competition Day 1
KCBS (Toy Pending), Ics | Bishop

03
Sep
04
Fire It Up Events Bbq & Chili Competition Day 2
KCBS (Toy Pending), Ics | Bishop

09
Sep
10
Western Legends Bbq Contest
KCBS | Kanab, Ut

16
Sep
17
America's Finest Bbq State Championship Day 1
KCBS & Toy | San Diego, Ca

17
Sep
18
America's Finest Bbq State Championship Day 2
KCBS & Toy | San Diego, Ca

17
Sep
18
Rogue Caveman Barbecue
KCBS | Grants Pass, Or

23
Sep
24
The Great Kearney Bbq Smoke-Out
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Fresno

24
Sep
Bbq Pit Stop Steak Championship Finale
Sca | American Fork, Ut

October 2022

07
Oct
08
Name Tbd Oregon State Bbq Championship Day 1
KCBS | Pendelton, Or

14
Oct
15
Ironstone Beerfest
KCBS (Toy Pending) | Murphys

28
Oct
29
Lodi Beerfest (Tentative)
KCBS & Toy (Pending) | Lodi


 

Past events

HOLTVILLE: Holtville Athletic Club Rib Cook-Off
holtville.net
Annual Rib Cook-Off Extravaganza at Samaha Park in Holtville 10 a.m. till all the ribs are gone approximately 2 p.m. Admission: Free. Rib tasting $Fee

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach BBQ Competition Winter Q January 27-28, 2017
 NewportBeachBBQCompetition.com

June 10, 2017 Redwood Coast Up In Smoke BBQ Competition, Blue Lake, KCBS Backyard
June 24, 2017 Silicon Valley BBQ Championship 2017, Santa Clara, KCBS

AUBURN: Ribs & Brews October 7, 2017, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Recreation Park, Auburn, CA
auburnrec.com
Craft beer & wine, fun for kids, music

SAN ANSELMO: Creekside Q - Town Barbecue June 28, 2017, 5:30-8 p.m.
townofsananselmo.org
A neighborhood barbecue in which all proceeds benefit the community event fund When: The last Wednesday in June in Creek Park - San Anselmo

KIRKWOOD: July 1, 2017 Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department Annual BBQ   3:30 - 6 p.m. Wine and beer tasting, BBQ, live music, a silent auction and activities for the kids. Admission includes food, drink, and a commemorative glass with proceeds benefiting the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department. Reservations required. Kirkwood Village Plaza Kirkwood Meadows Drive, off Highway 88 Kirkwood, CA (209) 258-4444 kmpud@volcano.net

August
August 12, 2017 Ceres Smoke on the River 2017, Ceres, KCBS
August 19, 2017 Oaktown Throwdown BBQ 2017, Oakland, KCBS
August 26, 2017 Grills & Grilles 2017, Penn Valley, KCBS

September
 September 16, 2017 3rd Annual Hot Q's & Cold Brews, Oroville, KCBS

October
October 7, 2017 Burning Ham 2017, Pengrove, Sonoma County
October 14, 2017 Dana Point State BBQ Championship 2017, Dana Point, KCBS

CLAYTON: August 6, 2016 Seventh Annual Rib Cook-Off 10 am - 6pm; CBCA Annual Event at Clayton Club patio 6096 Main Street www.claytoncbca.org

California BBQ Association Events
cbbqa.org

OROVILLE: Hot Qs & Cold Brews September 
Feather Falls Casino, Oroville, CA
hotqsncoldbrews.com

PATTERSON: Backyard on the Lake
Cook any of the standard competition meats - chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder or butt (for pulled pork) and brisket. If you really want to cook 1 or 4 meats, well that's ok! All cooking MUST be done on site! Members only event. contact dave@ bartsblazinq.com

LAKESIDE: Saturday, April 16 2016 4:30-10 p.m. Lakeside Optimist Western Days BBQ. lakesiderodeo.com
Contact: Henry Silverstre, Wildomar, CA 92595
Phone: 951-445-1903. hsilvestre@ aol.com

LONG BEACH West Coat BBQ Classic May 14, 2016, 11a-6p
Annual West Coast BBQ Classic
Waterfront Queen Mary Events Park
Long Beach CA
queenmary.com/bbq
$25-40 admission
$10 bbq bucks tickets for tasting
$15 parking
This finger lickin' family fun festival features: delicious BBQ tastings, live music, backyard games, kids' country, a merchant market and an awards ceremony

June 10-11, 2016 Califorina Honey Harvest Festival and BBQ Championship Fillmore, CA
Contact: Roger Campbell, Fillmore, CA 93016
Phone: 805-857-2785. rognfillmore@ aol.com

UPLAND:   EGGfest - Smokin' It So Cal Style Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
socaleggfest.com
$30-35 approx.

SANTA CLARA: Silicon Valley Barbeque June 24-25, 2016, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Central Park
909 Kiely Boulevard
Santa Clara, California 95051
408-219-1852
svbbq.com
Silicon Valley Barbeque Championships hours:
Friday, June 24, 2016 4 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 25, 2016 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
This competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and is the 2nd largest championship event on the west coast. Join us for live entertainment, a Kid Zone, and plenty of barbeque!

NEWPORT BEACH: Newport Beach Barbecue Competition June 25, 2016
Marketed as Newport Beach Party June 25 -26, 2016 | newportbeachparty.com
Newport Dunes
Newport, CA
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12-9 p.m. | Competition and Tasting Noon - 5 p.m.
This Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned contest will bring in 40+ professional BBQ teams from across the region to compete for $7,500 in cash prizes! Event participants will have an opportunity to taste some of the best BBQ in the nation and to get up close and personal with the pit masters and their smokers. Tastings available until the competitors food runs out.
Contact: Steve Bender Phone: 949-300-5103. newportbeachbbqcompetition.com

PETALUMA: July 8-July 9, 2016 Wine Country Big Q Competition and Festival Petaluma, CA
Contact: Judy Walker, Petaluma, CA 95406
Phone: 707-837-1928. wcbigq.com

July 15-16, 2016 Del Mar BBQ Championship Del Mar, CA
Contact: Arlie Bragg arlie@ arliequeevents.com
Prize Money: $20000

July 29-30, 2016 8th Annual Vista BBQ Classic Vista, CA
Contact: Dale Ginos, 1211 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084
Phone: 760-310-5040. daleginos@ gmail.com
Prize Money: $10000

August 5-6, 2016 Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons Huntington Beach, CA
Contact: Courtney Lutkus, 15161 Jackson St, Midway City, CA 92655
Phone: 714-897-3221. afhusa.org

August 5-6, 2016 2016 Clayton Rib Cook-off Clayton, CA
Contact: Rory Richmond, Clayton, CA 94517
Phone: 925-864-8687. rrichmond509@ comcast.net

August 26-27, 2016 Grills 'N' Grilles presented by the United Way of Nevada Country Penn Valley, CA
Contact: Megan Timpany, Penn Vally, CA 95946
Phone: 530-274-8111. uwnc.org
Contact: fireitupevents.com

October 7-8, 2016 Smoke on the River Sacramento, CA
Contact: Susan Rabinovitz Phone: 916-716-2319. Sacramentoartcouncil.org

DANA POINT:  Dana Point State BBQ Championship Dana Point, CA
Contact: Arlie Bragg Kevin Evans Phone: 615-477-7447. danapointbbqchampionships.com
arliequeevents.com
Dana Point Barbeque Championship. Annual Dana Point State BBQ Championship. Location: Sea Terrace Park. Free to the public. Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned contest features 100 competition barbeque teams

California State BBQ Championship & Festival Indio, CA
Contact: Thom Emery bbqthom.com

arliequeevents.com

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