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November 12, 2012


Existing 2013:

2/22-23 Polar Bear Challenge Columbia MO

3/15-16 NKC, MO State BBQ Championship N. Kansas City MO

3/22-23 Hammond Blues and BBQ Hammond LA

4/12-13 Smoke in the Spring Osage City KS

4/12-13 Smoke on the Falls Gadsden AL

4/19-20 High on the Hog Winchester TN

4/19-20 5th Annual VFW Post 846 BBQ Challenge Overland Park KS

4/19-20 New York City BBQ Cookoff Staten Island NY

4/26-27 Smokin in the Creek Sugar Creek MO

5/3-4 Columbia Elks Lodge #594 BBQ Contest Columbia MO

5/3-4 Brew, Blues and Bar-B-Q Cook-off Lansing KS

5/3-4 The Whistle Stop Festival & Rocket City BBQ Huntsville AL

5/4-5 Smokin on the Water Liberty IN

5/10-11 BBQ Jamboree Fredericksburg VA

5/10-11 Boss Hog BBQ Cook-Off Waynesboro GA

5/10-11 Rods Ribs & Rock n Roll Manhattan KS

5/10-11 Mississippi Springfest Ashland MS

5/10-11 Roman Roast on the River Rome GA

5/10-11 Boots & BBQ Festival Claremore OK

5/17-18 Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Sevierville TN

5/17-18 Taste of Wheatstock Abilene KS

5/31-6/1 Smokin' in Steele Owatonna MN

6/7-8 Lincolnton Hog Happenin' Lincolnton NC

6/14-16 Rockin' Ribfest NH State BBQ Competition Merrimack NH

6/14-15 Colorado Barbecue Challenge Frisco CO

6/14-15 Ol' Glory BBQ Bash Fredonia KS

6/14-16 Crossborders Blues, Brews & Que Wilson NY

6/14-15 Hog Wild BBQ & Chrome Fest Chandler OK

6/14-15 Pig in the Park Whitewater WI*

6/21-22 Iowa State BBQ Championships Marshalltown IA

6/20-22 Rock n Freedom Seymour MO

6/21-22 BBQ Bands & Brews Palmyra VA

6/21-22 Great Lenexa BBQ Battle Kansas State Champ Lenexa KS

6/27-29 Legacy BBQ Championship Effingham IL

6/28-29 Smoke on the Square in Memory of

David Harness Franklin IN

6/28-29 Covington Cork and Pork Festival Covington VA

7/11-13 Festival of Discovery Greenwood SC

7/12-13 The Gettysburg Cook-off North vs South Gettysburg PA

7/19-20 Griller's Cup Laramie WY

7/19-21 Wakefield Rotary Campus CookOff & State

BBQ Championships Kingston RI

7/26-27 Siskiyou Beef Country Cook-Off Montague CA

8/2-3 Colorado State BBQ Championship at Craig Craig CO

8/2-3 United Wireless / Five State Fair BBQ Liberal KS

8/1-3 Wheels & Squeels BBQ Challenge Olathe KS

8/16-17 21st Annual State Barbeque of Nebraska LaPlatte NE

8/23-24 When Pigs Fly BBQ Contest & Fly-In McPherson KS

8/23-24 Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival Kennesaw GA

8/23-24 Blues, Brews & Barbecue Birch Run MI

8/23-25 Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons TBA CA

8/23-24 Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off Amelia Island FL

8/31-9/1 Thunder in the Park Connersville IN

9/6-7 Recovery Fest 2013 Richmond VA

9/6-7 Showdown on the Plains BBQ Challenge &

Air Show Scott City KS

9/13-14 Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival Mears MI

9/13 Colorado Pork & Hops Challenge Grand Junction CO

9/13-14 Decatur Jaycees 19th Annual Riverfest Decatur AL

9/13-14 5th Annual Hay Capital BBQ Cook-Off Yates Center KS

9/20-21 Murphysboro BBQ Cook-off Murphysboro IL

9/27-28 Hermann BBQ & Brats Festival Hermann MO

9/27-28 Dana Point State BBQ Championship Dana Point CA

9/27-28 Porktober Que Dothan AL

10/4-5 Jim Beam BBQ Classic Springfield KY

10/11-12 Chillin & Grillin BBQ Festival Sand Springs OK

10/18-19 Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-Off Munfordville KY

10/25-25 Smokin the Fort Fort Gibson OK

TBA Smoke on the Beach Myrtle Beach SC

Cancelled in 2012:

4/26-27 Blue Grass & BBQ Fest Savannah MO

Tabled/Existing in 2013:

4/5-6 Stillwater Elks 25th Annual Blazathon Stillwater OK

Tabled/New in 2013:

10/4-5 Bluff City Octoberfest Memphis TN

10/10-12 City of Earlington Octoberfest Earlington KY

New 2013:

4/12-13 Kings of the Que BBQ Championship Sacramento CA

4/20-21 High Desert BBQ Showdown Victorville CA

5/31-6/1 Que for the Troops Levittown PA

6/21-22 Knights of Columbus "Smokin Good Time"

BBQ Challenge Quincy IL

7/12-13 The Madelia Blazin' Barbecue Blast Madelia MN

7/19-20 The Great Grayling Barbecue Battle Grayling MI

8/9-10 CASA's Grab Root and Growl BBQ Competition Woodward OK

8/16-17 Classic City BBQ Fest & Tailgate Show Athens GA

9/27-28 Piggin' Around Woodbury TN

10/25-26 Border War Barbeque Osawatomie KS

Competitor's Series (2012):

11/16-17 Thrill of the Grill Las Vegas NV

12/7-8 Holiday Grilling for Kids Mesa AZ

Competitor's Series (2013):

1/11-12 King of the Grill Phoenix AZ

Existing 2014:

10/10-11/2014 The River Grill before the Big Chill Cincinnati OH

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