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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
* KCBS does not guarantee the prize pool, the listed amount may include ancillary prize money, and the organizer is solely responsible for the payment of the prize money

Recently Added Events

These events were added to the schedule within the last 60 days.

06/29/2018
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06/30/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
*Traeger NorUt State Championship Ogden, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, jesse@bigjohnsonbbq.com
KCBS Reps: STEVEN FLEWALLEN, MARK SILVER
Results Not In.
07/13/2018
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07/14/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
Happy Grillmore BBQ Competition Draper, UT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Scott Sorensen, Phone: 801-369-6314, Scottsorensen11@Gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
07/20/2018
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07/21/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
National Pitmaster Championship Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/26/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
RegahFest 2018 Yellow The Hague, Netherlands
Contact: Daan Hamoen, Phone: +31 6 47940067, Daan@regahfest.nl
KCBS Reps: HARRY HAVINGA, LINDA HAVINGA
Results Not In.
10/12/2018
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10/13/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
*Butler Fest 2018 Butler, AL
Contact: Robby MCKenzie, Phone: 601-409-3827, robby.mckenzie@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: JANET APPLETON, SAM APPLETON
Results Not In.
11/16/2018
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11/17/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 1, Contest B) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
11/16/2018
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11/17/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 1, Contest A) Cumming, GA
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, DOUG REID
Results Not In.
11/17/2018
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11/18/2018
Added: Apr 16, 2018
The National BBQ Cup ( Day 2) Cumming, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Randall Bowman, Phone: 770-886-6290, bbqcup@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER, DOUG REID
Results Not In.
08/04/2018
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08/05/2018
Added: Apr 9, 2018
Adath Israel 2nd Annual BBQ & Festival (KOSHER SERIES) CINCINNATI, OH
Contact: Hiesch Wise, Phone: 513-543-8106, hirschwise@gmail.com
Contact: Harry Schneider, buck1955@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD
Results Not In.
07/13/2018
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07/14/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*The Great Northwest Barbecue & Beer Festival Coeur d' Alene, ID
Contact: Tony Hill Tyler Davis, Phone: 509-868-6389, greatnwbbq@gmail.com
Contact: Miriam Nevarez, Phone: 208-964-4734, greatnwbbq@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MARK SILVER
Prize Money: $10,000   
Results Not In.
07/13/2018
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07/14/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship North Wildwood, NJ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Robert Matteucci, Phone: 609-523-6565, competitord@njbbq.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Eric Shenkus, Phone: 609-523-6565, njbbq@njbbq.com
KCBS Reps: JOHN G BUSCH, DON MULLER, NANCY MULLER
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival Kennesaw, GA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kimberly Flores, Phone: 770-422-9714, kdflores@kenensaw-ga.gov
Contact: Doug Rhodes, pigsandpeaches@att.net
KCBS Reps: JULIE COOK, RUSTY COOK
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/26/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*2nd Annual Halfway to St.Pats BBQ Contest Emmetsburg, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Mehan, Phone: 712-480-0252, stephamehan@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Mazatzal Grill Masters BBQ competition & Testicle Festival Payson, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: KATHLEEN MCINTOSH, KELLY MCINTOSH
Results Not In.
10/05/2018
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10/06/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*SMOKEToBERFEST Ottumwa, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Nancy Menke, Phone: 641-680-2293, nancy@remaxpride.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Jeremy Weller, Phone: 641-799-3836, jerweller@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: CINDY JUHL, TOM JUHL
Results Not In.
10/13/2018
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10/14/2018
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*NILE Beer B Q Billings, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Sheila Brown, Phone: 406-698-4663, mtfoxmont@aol.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Justin Hamilton, Phone: 406-860-7651, justhamilton@netzero.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA SIMMONS, MARK SIMMONS
Results Not In.
01/18/2019
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01/19/2019
Added: Apr 4, 2018
Slab-O-Rama Barbeque Challenge Bullhead City, AZ
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: T'Shura-Ann Elias, Phone: 920-704-7267, tshura@gregoryandelias.com
Contact: Scott Merrill, Phone: 928-704-7267, slmerrill07@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
02/15/2019
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02/16/2019
Added: Apr 4, 2018
*Shotgun Fred BBQ Showdown Huntsville, TX
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Ben Pruitt, Phone: 956-661-4204, benatt41@aol.com
KCBS Reps: CAROLYN WELLS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
06/02/2018
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06/03/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Meat, Smoke & Beer Festival-Barbecue at the Lakeside Neusiedler See, Moerbisch Moerbisch, Austria
Contact: Armin Oberndorfer, Phone: +43-664-822 33 000, armin@barbecue-point.at
KCBS Reps: LUCA FAMIGLI, HAYMO GUTWENIGER
Results Not In.
06/16/2018
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06/16/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Iowa Juneteenth Observance( Grilling Competitors Series) Des Moines, IA
Contact: Rod Bradley, Phone: 515-988-2290, rbradley3012@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
07/20/2018
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07/21/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*BBQ-Fest Cooking Contest Dyersburg , TN
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Kaylin Dortch, Phone: 731-288-1339, kaylin@burksb.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Natalie Patterson, Phone: 731-288-7076, BBQ@BURKSB.COM
KCBS Reps: CHARLIE BRINZA, RALPH WELLER JR
Results Not In.
08/10/2018
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08/11/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
26th Annual State BBQ Championship of Nebraska Arlington, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Kris Gates Kevin Nelson, Phone: 402-630-1135, gobs.bbq.contest@gmail.com
Contact: John Gates, gobsjudges@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
09/07/2018
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09/08/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Smokin on the White Batesville, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGE CONTACT: Donna Turner, Phone: 870-613-1564, Smokingjudges@hotmail.com
Contact: Jim Butler, Phone: 870-307-5338, ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com
KCBS Reps: DONNA YOUNG, ED YOUNG
Results Not In.
09/22/2018
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09/22/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Barbeque on the Hill (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Blue Island, IL
Contact: Josh Edwards, Phone: 708-270-2333, jedwards@blueislandparks.org
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
BBQ in the Badlands Glendive, MT
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Denny Malone, Phone: 406-377-5601, denny@glendivechamber.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE, STEVEN FLEWALLEN
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
Boo-B-Que Rehoboth Beach, DE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT:Betty Frizzell, thebbqjudge@aol.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410-726-1881, Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: LOUISE WEIDNER, MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
10/19/2018
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10/20/2018
Added: Apr 3, 2018
*Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off Union Grove, WI
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Stephanie Kurt, Phone: 262-878-4606, pumpkinchuckinfest@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results Not In.
06/29/2018
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06/30/2018
Added: Mar 20, 2018
Assumption Fest Smokin Hot BBQ Contest Assumption, IL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Arlie Bragg, Phone: 615-477-7447, arlie@arliequeevents.com
KCBS Reps: KATHY BRAZIER, PHILLIP BRAZIER
Results Not In.
07/07/2018
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07/08/2018
Added: Mar 20, 2018
RiverFest Red White & Que Bellevue, NE
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jim Ristow, Phone: 402-650-2537, president@bellevuenebraska.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Mar 20, 2018
Wild West BBQ Shoot Out Wendover, NV
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jesse Johnson, Phone: 801-390-1000, jesse@bigjohnsonsbbq.com
KCBS Reps: MERRIALYCE ALVAREZ, STEVE ALVAREZ
Results Not In.
09/21/2018
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09/22/2018
Added: Mar 20, 2018
*Cherokee Strip BBQ Cook-Off Ponca City, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Leasha Moser, Phone: 580-262-1818, leasha.moser@yahoo.com
Contact: TEAMS CONTACT: Robyn Ryan, Phone: 580-262-1818, robynryan@poncacity.net
KCBS Reps: LARRY VOTH, LYNDA VOTH
Results Not In.
03/15/2019
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03/16/2019
Added: Mar 20, 2018
*Qlathe BBQ Championship Olathe, KS
Contact: Chris Stewart, Phone: 913-971-8605, cpstewar@olatheks.org
KCBS Reps: FORREST BRUCE, LARRY HADLEY
Results Not In.
07/06/2018
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07/07/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Back To Mayberry Rodney, IA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Tara Wright, Phone: 712-420-5638, juggsbbq02@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: DENA MILHOUS, RON MILHOUS
Results Not In.
08/17/2018
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08/18/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Pikes Peak BBQ Showdown(GRILLING COMPETITORS SERIES) Woodland Park , CO
Contact: Kevin Dessureault, Phone: 719-465-1745, coloradospringsgrillstore@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: MICHAEL EBERLE
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Chamber Low and Slow Barbecue cook off(BACKYARD ONLY) Nevada, MO
Contact: Sheree Gayman, Phone: 417-667-5300, chamber1@nevada-mo.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
09/14/2018
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09/15/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
39th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (INVITATIONAL) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
Contact: Emily Park Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
09/14/2018
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09/15/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
*Big Brothers And Big Sisters Riverfest Decatur, AL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Nancy Case, Phone: 265-345-7802, nmcase@ad.com
Contact: Leah Brown, Phone: 256-353-0157, leah@bbbsmcal.org
KCBS Reps: JANET APPLETON, SAM APPLETON, CAROL BIGLER, RANDY G BIGLER
Results Not In.
09/15/2018
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09/16/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
39th American Royal World Series of Barbecue (OPEN) Kansas City, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Emily Park Eric Pew, Phone: 816-569-4021, bbq@americanroyal.com
KCBS Reps: SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Smithfield BBQ Classic Richmond , VA
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jessie Corbin, Jessie@bigpoppasmokers.com
Results Not In.
09/29/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Mar 16, 2018
Kincaid Fair Smoke Off(BACKYARD ONLY) Kincaid, KS
Contact: Travis or Dawn Vermillion, Phone: 620-768-9887, vermillionranch@yahoo.com
KCBS Reps: DENNIS POLSON, LINDA POLSON
Results Not In.
02/22/2019
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02/23/2019
Added: Mar 13, 2018
*Cape Coral Rotary BBQ Smoke Out Cape Coral, FL
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Jan Dickinson, Phone: 239-541-3388, janette.dickinson@yahoo.com
Contact: Jim Colvin, Phone: 239-574-2302, jecolvinn44@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: MIKE LAKE, THERESA LAKE
Results Not In.
05/25/2018
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05/26/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*10th Annual Gillett Heritage Days Festival BBQ cook off Gillett, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Lee-Ann Kelnhofer, Phone: 870-509-2332, ghdfvendors@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: KAREN JANE WILLIAMS, RALPH WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
05/26/2018
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05/27/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
Chuckwagaon BBQ Cook-off(Cancelled) Los Angeles, CA
[CANCELLED]  
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Dana Blanchard, Phone: 213-293-5948, losangelesbarbecuesociety@gmail.com
Results Not In.
05/26/2018
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05/27/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*CSU BBQ Showdown Estes Park, CO
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Taylor Horton, Phone: 720-272-0425, tmhorton@rams.colostate.edu
KCBS Reps: DEL ANDERSON, ROBERT HAHN
Results Not In.
06/08/2018
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06/09/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*Kentucky's Fort Harrod Beef Festival Grill-Off (COMPETITOR'S SERIES) Harrodsburg, KY
Contact: Dana Anderson, Phone: 859-734-4378, dana.anderson@uky.edu
KCBS Reps: RACHEL HARPER, WAYNE HARPER
Results Not In.
06/09/2018
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06/10/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition,At The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival Morton Grove, IL
Contact: Steve Franklin, Phone: 847-942-7041, sdfranklin@msn.com
KCBS Reps: DAVE ROGERS, PEG ROGERS
Results Not In.
08/05/2018
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08/05/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
*Cambridge Rib Fest at the Keystone Grill Cambridge, WI
Contact: Ken Kemler, Phone: 608-423-3730, ken.kemler@thekeystonegrill.com
KCBS Reps: ANITA MOORE, ANTHONY MOORE
Results Not In.
08/17/2018
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08/18/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
Smokin on The Dock of the Bay Chrisfield, MD
Contact: Sandy Fulton, Phone: 410-726-1881, Sandyfulton720@gmail.com
Contact: Betty Frizzell, thebbqjudge@aol.com
KCBS Reps: MICKY WILLIAMS, SYBIL WILLIAMS
Results Not In.
08/31/2018
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09/01/2018
Added: Mar 1, 2018
DE Bortoli Woodfired BBQ Championship Victoria,Australia, Australia
Contact: Rachael Lyons, Phone: 61 412 262 046, bbqchamp18@icloud.com
KCBS Reps: DAVID ONG, GARTH WELSH
Results Not In.
06/22/2018
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06/23/2018
Added: Feb 23, 2018
The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle Lenexa, KS
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: TEAM CONTACT: Lindsay Hart, Phone: 9134777130, lhart@lenexa.com
Contact: JUDGES CONTACT: Cheryl Doleshal, Phone: 913-477-7112, cdoleshal@lenexa.com
KCBS Reps: FORREST BRUCE, KIM COLLIER, MARK COLLIER, SCOTT GRINSTEAD, STEVE GRINSTEAD, LARRY HADLEY
Results Not In.
09/28/2018
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09/29/2018
Added: Feb 23, 2018
*Jonesboro Downtown BBQ Festival Jonesboro, AR
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Paul Carter, Phone: 870-219-9227, paul@cwcmechanical.com
KCBS Reps: BUNNY TUTTLE, RICH TUTTLE
Results Not In.
06/15/2018
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06/16/2018
Added: Feb 21, 2018
*Carlton Landing's 3rd Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Competition Carlton Landing, OK
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
Contact: Grant Humphreys, Phone: 918-932-9254, grant@carltonlanding.com
KCBS Reps: BOB MCKINNON, TERRI MCKINNON
Results Not In.
08/24/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Feb 21, 2018
*Indiana Bacon Festival Delphi, IN
Contact: John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784, johnmchapman1963@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, RALPH WELLER JR   Alt Rep: DAVE DRUETZLER
Results Not In.
08/25/2018
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08/25/2018
Added: Feb 21, 2018
*Indiana Bacon Festival (BACKYARD ONLY) Delphi, IN
Contact: John Chapman, Phone: 765-588-8784, johnmchapman1963@gmail.com
KCBS Reps: TINA WELLER, RALPH WELLER JR   Alt Rep: DAVE DRUETZLER
Results Not In.
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