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Great American BBQ Tour Schedule

March 1, 2012
Check out the 2012 Great American BBQ Tour schedule.  Now entering its 5th year, the Great American BBQ Tour has been exciting and delighting BBQ fans from coast to coast with great samples, recipes and personality.  2012 will be the same great fun with some new twists and turns and great new tastes.  Stay tuned for more tour details! 


2012 Great American BBQ Tour
Date Event Name City State
March 30-31 ACM BBQ Throwdown Las Vegas NV
April 20-21 Rock n Ribs BBQ Festival Springfield MO
April 27-28 Stagecoach Music Festival BBQ Championships Indio CA
May 4-5 Bixby BBQ'n Music Festival Bixby OK
May 17-19 Memphis in May Memphis TN
May 25-26 Papa Joes's Banjo B Que Evans GA
June 1-2 Lincolnton Hog Happenin Lincolnton NC
June 9-10 The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party  New York NY
June 15-16 Central MD Swinetastic BBQ Festival Frederick MD
June 23-24 Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle  Washington DC
June 29-July 3 Naperville Exchange Club's Ribfest Naperville IL
July 20-22 Enshrinement Festival Ribs Cook-off South Bend IN
July 27-28 Up In Smoke BBQ Bash Mason City IA
Aug 2-5 Wisconsin State Fair West Allis WI
Aug 17-19 Winnipeg Barbecue and Blues Festival Winnipeg MB
Sept 1-2
Smokin' in Mesquite BBQ Challenge Mesquite NV
Sept 7-9 Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge  Grand Junction CO
Sept 20-22 Praise the Lard Murphysboro BBQCook-Off Murphysboro IL
Oct 5-7 American Royal Barbecue  Kansas City MO
Oct 12-13 Sam's Club National BBQ Championship Bentonville AR
Oct 20-21 EGGtoberfest Atlanta GA
Oct 26-27 Jack Daniel's World Championship Lynchburg TN
Nov 1-4 World Food Championships Las Vegas NV


As always, you can follow the Great American BBQ Tour on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreatAmericanBBQTour


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