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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

August 2018

08/03/18
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08/04/18
Laurie Hillbilly BBQ Laurie, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Caitlin Shoults, Laurie, MO 65038
Phone: 573-374-8776. events@cityoflaurie.com
Contact: Susann Huff, Laurie, MO 65038
Phone: 573-374-8776. Lauriebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results not in.
08/03/18
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08/04/18
San Luis Valley Beat the Heat BBQ Alamosa, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Elizabeth Summer, Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: 719-589-9386. events@alamosa.org
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, MICHAEL EBERLE
Results not in.
08/03/18
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08/04/18
Pigs & Pedals Asheboro, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Pam Hester, Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-626-1277. phester@ci.asheboro.nc.us
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/03/18
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08/04/18
*Our Lady of Victory Holy Smokes BBQ Competition CINCINNATI, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Jason McWhorter, Cincinnati, OH 45238
Phone: 513-295-8388. judging.holysmokesbbqcomp@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Brian Austing, CINCINNATI, OH 45233
Phone: 513-607-5869. HolysmokesBBQcomp@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
08/04/18
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08/05/18
Red White Blue and Que Presented by Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Michelle Higgins, Wheatland, MO 65779
Phone: 417-682-1568. michellehiggins31@yahoo.com
Contact: Jim Altic, Wheatland, MO 65779
jimaltic@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
*Big Blue Barbecue Shelbyville, IN
Contact: Rachael Ackley, Shelbyville, IN 46176
Phone: 317-398-9623. rachael@visitshelbycounty.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
*Farm B Que Spirit Lake, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jen Johnson, Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Phone: 712-330-1178. okobojibarn@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
Smokin in McMinnville McMinnville, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, McMinnville, TN 37111
Phone: 931-473-1200. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, MARK HAGGITT
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
Smoke in the Park (BACK YARD ONLY) Glencoe, AL
Contact: Shanon Graham, Glencoe, AL 35905
Phone: 256-312-2091. dgbcaterinco@gmail.com
Contact: Tricia Morton Phone: 256-538-8998. Triciam840@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show Franklin, NC
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Diane Baldwin, franklin, NC 28734
Phone: 8285243161. facc@franklin-chamber.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
*Ceres Bands Brews & BBQ Throwdown / Formerly Smoke on the River Ceres, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Renne Ledbetter, Ceres, CA 95307
Phone: 209-201-7870. ceresbandsbrewsandbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE POE , IAN SCHMIDT
Results not in.
08/10/18
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08/11/18
*Smokin Trackside BBQ Bash Winston, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kyle Johnson, Winston, MO 64166
Phone: 816-365-7593. vettsb@aol.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results not in.
08/11/18
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08/11/18
*Northwoods Triple Crown(BACKYARD ONLY) Antigo, WI
Contact: Shaughn Novy, Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-610-1065. sinovy20@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
08/11/18
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08/12/18
Wild West Fest On Fire Zbilje, Medvode,
Contact: Milan Stjepanovic, Medvode, Slovenia, 1215
Phone: +386 41 587 073. info@sbbqs.si
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
*Lassen Annual BBQ Cook-Off Susanville, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Penny Artz, Susanville, CA 63130
Phone: 5302572113. partzdept@hotmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Alan Dowdy, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: 530-257-2542. lassenbbqcookoff@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: IAN SCHMIDT, JULIE POE
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Pepsi WY State Championship BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Worland, WY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dave Paxton, Worland, WY 82401
Phone: 3074312755. ddpaxton@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LARRY HADLEY, MARK SIMMONS
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
*Cape Jaycees BBQ Fest Cape Girardeau, MO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Chris Foeste, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-576-6175. Cfoeste@bigrivercom.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jeff Branch, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: 573-225-5539. capejayceebbqfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/17/18
BBQ Festival 2018 Vanamõisa, Saue Parish,
Contact: Kris Seene, Vanamõisa, Saue Parish, Estonia, 13522
Phone: +37 25099707. kris.seene@mail.ee
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results not in.
08/17/18
to
08/19/18
Hudson Valley Ribfest New Paltz, NY
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Shonda Merrill, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 1-844-Ribfest(742-3378). contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org
Contact: Rolf Oelgeschlager, New Paltz, NY 12561
Phone: 1-844-Ribfest (742-3378). contest@hudsonvalleyribfest.org
KCBS Reps: DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
SMSU Smokefest Marshall, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Josh Scholten, Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 5075577204. josh.scholten@smsu.edu
KCBS Reps: DAVE LONDEEN, VIRGINIA LONDEEN
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Del Mar BBQ Championship Del Mar, CA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Del Mar, CA 91977
Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
Contact: Gene Goycochea, Del Mar, CA 91977
Phone: 619-600-8320. gene@calicomfortbbq.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results not in.
08/17/18
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08/18/18
Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Festival Madison, IN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Drew Garrett, Madsion, IN 47250
Phone: 812-599-3152. agarret@gmail.com
Contact: Allen Demkovich, Madsion, IN 47250
Phone: 765-265-0351. allendemkovich@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, KENT SCHUETZ
Results not in.
08/18/18
to
08/19/18
*2nd Annual Hudson Bay Heritage Days BBQ Cook Off DuPont, WA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tom Riggs, DePont, WA 98498
Phone: 253-720-4557. tomwtr@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: MARK SILVER, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results not in.
08/18/18
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08/18/18
*Vine Street BBQ Competition (BACKYARD ONLY) Park Ridge, IL
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Brian Chaplin, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 224-592-2654. bchaplin99@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jamie Rubin, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 630-240-3320. info@vinestbbq.org
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
08/18/18
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08/19/18
*EUregio Barbeque Festival Waldfeucht-Haaren/NRW,
Contact: Roman Schellartz, Waldfeucht-Haaren/NRW, 52525
Phone: +490 170 5258522. info@euregiobbq.de
KCBS Reps: MARIANNE VAN GALEN, Mayco van Galen
Results not in.
08/18/18
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08/19/18
*McHenry Rotary Blues Brews & BBQ McHenry, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Phill Baggio, McHenry, IL 60050
Phone: 847-347-5859. bnbautoexpress@sbcglobal.net
Contact: TEAM CONTACT:Don Tonyan, McHenery, IL 60050
Phone: 815-482-0746. don@wmtonyan.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results not in.
08/23/18
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08/24/18
*7th Annual Death Door Barbeque(DAY 1) Washington Island, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Jepsen, Washington Island, WI 54246
Phone: 920-847-2784. jepsenr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
11th Annual Big Island BBQ Alberta Lea, MN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Perry Vining, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 800-658-2526. pvining@smig.net
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Dick Dahlen, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 507-402-2350. ddahlen@charter.net
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
Western Legends Roundup BBQ Cook Off Kanab, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Marybeth Kuntz, Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 314-750-3253. mbkp@aol.com
KCBS Reps: KELLY MCINTOSH, KATHLEEN MCINTOSH
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
*Boydton's Big Bad BBQ Battle Boydton, VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Brook Lenhart, Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: 434-210-1171. brookslenhart@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Donna Ober, Boydton, VA 23917
Phone: 434-738-7834. dcober@comcast.net
KCBS Reps: DEBBY HARWELL, DON HARWELL
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
*7th Annual Death Door Barbeque(DAY 2) Washington Island, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Richard Jepsen, Washington Island, WI 54246
Phone: 920-847-2784. jepsenr@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: WILLIAM GAGE, DEBRA GAGE
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
*Great American BBQ Festival Franklin, TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Jason Gregg, Franklin, TN 37179
Phone: 615-948-4275. Jason.gregg@mybga.org
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT:Nathan Perry, Franklin, TN 37179
Phone: 615-476-7390. nathan.perry@e-farmcredit.com
KCBS Reps: TANA R FRENSLEY, SAM APPLETON, JANET APPLETON
Results not in.
08/24/18
to
08/25/18
*Montana Pitmaster Classic Bozeman, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Troy Heusel, Bozeman, MT 59714
Phone: 406-586-2384. troyh@kenyonnoble.com
KCBS Reps: TROY YOUNGBLOOD, JOHN RYAN
Results not in.
08/24/18
to
08/25/18
Hill City Wine Brew & BBQ Hill City, SD
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Hill City, SD 57745
Phone: 615-477-7447. arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: GENE GOYCOCHEA, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
New Holland Summer Fest New Holland, PA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jenn Stauffer, New Holland, PA 17557
Phone: 717-371-9321. jjtcs@ptd.net
Contact: Summerfest Judge's Application
KCBS Reps: ROBERT MCKEE, JOHN G BUSCH, LOUISE WEIDNER
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
*Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (DAY 1) Brandon, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Brandon, MS 39047
margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Bobby Cleveland, Brandon, MS 39047
Phone: 601-506-0739. bobbyc7754@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
*East Central State BBQ Cook-Off, Paola Roots Festival Paola, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Tracy Rankin, Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-579-2182. tlr7076@gmail.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jon Smail, Paola, KS 66071
Phone: 913-731-7995. liamsnoj@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: KIM COLLIER, JOHN GRIMES, LARRY HADLEY
Results not in.
08/24/18
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08/25/18
Grill Games Kenosha, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lou Molitor, Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-654-1234. lou@kenoshaareachamber.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
08/25/18
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08/26/18
*HAVA Nagrilla 2018 (KOSHER SERIES)(JUDGES FULL) Wynnewood, PA
Contact: Stuart Gordon, Wynnewood, Pa 19096
Phone: 610-247-2302. Stuart.gordon@verizon.net
Contact: JUDGES FULL
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, ROBERT MCKEE
Results not in.
08/25/18
to
08/26/18
Regahfest 2018 The Hague,
Contact: Daan Hamoen, The Hague, Netherlands, 2266HA
Phone: +31 6 47940067. Daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: Mayco van Galen, MARIANNE VAN GALEN
Results not in.
08/25/18
to
08/26/18
*Smokin on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival (DAY 2) Brandon, MS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Marge Plummer, Ph.B., Brandon, MS 39047
margeplummer1@bellsouth.net
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Bobby Cleveland, Brandon, MS 39047
Phone: 601-506-0739. bobbyc7754@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: RANDY G BIGLER, CAROL BIGLER
Results not in.
08/31/18
to
09/01/18
PigMania Lebanon State Championship BBQ & Music Festival Lebanon, OH
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dan Hurst, Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: 614-676-0700. dhurst@pigmaniabbq.com
Contact: Marsha Hash Phone: 513-934-7194. marsha.hash@mvgrllc.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE DRUETZLER, BECKY DRUETZLER
Results not in.
08/31/18
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09/01/18
*Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival Bedford, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Cortney Sims, Bedford, TX 76021
Phone: 817-952-2293. courtney.sims@bedfordtx.gov
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results not in.
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