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January 16, 2013
Due to the length of this report it is being posted as a separate document.
Kindest regards,
Tana Shupe, Secretary


Existing 2013:

3/29-30           Firelake BBQ Cookoff                                        Shawnee                   OK

4/26-27           Southern Hot Wing Contest                               Memphis                  TN

4/26-27           Smokin in the Ozarks                                         Rogers                      AR

5/3-4               Apple Blossom Barbecue Contest                      St. Joseph                 MO

5/10-11           Wild West BBQ                                                  Lamar                       CO

5/10-11           Platte City BBQ Cookoff                                     Platte City                MO

5/17-18           3rd Annual Smokin on the Lake                         Monroe City             MO

5/24-25           Red, White & Blue Barbecue                             Topeka                     KS

6/7-8               Delta Smoke BBQ Contest                                 Wynne                      AR

6/7-8               Covered Bridge 'Que                                         Euharlee                   GA

6/14-15           State Center Rose Festival BBQ Championship State Center             IA

6/21-22           2nd Annual Pechanga BBQ Championship        Temecula                 CA

7/12-13           Holbrook "Ace in the Hole"                                Holbrook                  AZ

7/12-13           New Jersey State Barbecue Championship       North Wildwood       NJ       

7/12-13           Wine Country Big Q                                           Santa Rosa               CA

7/19-20           Wine, Brew and Bar-B-Q Too!                           New Palestine          IN

7/26-27           Bluemont BBQ Bash & Blueberry Bonanza       Bluemont                 VA

7/26-27           Racing for the BBQ                                            Lee's Summit           MO

8/2-3               Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival              Dillard                      GA

8/9-10             Smokin' on the Prairie                                       Gillette                     WY

8/9-10             4th Annual Golden Acorn Casion BBQ Chmp.   Campo                      CA

8/9-10             MedCity BBQ & Musicfest                                 Rochester                 MN

8/9-10             Mile High BBQ Festival & Car Show                  Franklin                    NC

8/16-17           Smokefest                                                          Marshall                   MN

8/16-17           Madison Ribberfest: Barbeque & Blues            Madison                   IN

8/23-24           Sooie't Relief BBQ Benefit                                 Greer                        SC

8/23-24           Roast n' Boast                                                   Columbus                MS

8/30-31           Four State BBQ Championship

                          Presented by Downstream Casino                   Quapaw                    OK

8/30-9/1          Smokin' Brew BBQ                                             Parker                      CO

8/31-9/1          City of Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival                Bedford                    TX

9/6-7               Bands & BBQ at the Point                                  Carrollton                 KY

9/20-21           Oinktoberfest                                                     Clarence                   NY

9/20-21           Jesse James Barbecue Cook Out                       Kearney                    MO

9/21-22           Que by the Sea                                                   Seaside Heights        NJ

9/27-28           Grillin and Chillin BBQ                                       Owensboro               KY

9/27-28           Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show

                           BBQ Contest                                                    Omaha                     NE

10/11-12         Waxhaw Grill'n & Chill'n BBQ Cook-off          Waxhaw                  NC

10-11/12         Cullman Oktoberfest BBQ Challenge                Cullman                    AL

New Contests 2013:

2/15-16           Chubby Hubby BBQ Bash                                   Mesa                        AZ

2/16-17           Chubby Hubby BBQ Bash                                   Mesa                        AZ

4/5-6               Third Annual Bull Moose BBQ Contest              Somerville                TN

4/5-6               Parkinson's Smoke Out                                      Evansville                 IN

5/3-4               1st Annual Show Low BBQ Throwdown             Show Low                 AZ

5/24-25           Memorial Day Salute to Service                        Mesa                        AZ

5/25-25           Q on the Canal (Snarestone, Leicestershire)  ENGLAND

6/7-8               Bourbon City BBQ Festival Cookoff                   Bardstown                KY

8/31-9/1          Blue Water Blues, Brews & BBQ                       Port Sanilac              MI

9/20-21           Marshall County "Blazin BBQ & Bluegrass"      Plymouth                  IN

9/20-21           Taste of Autumn BBQ Cook-Off                         Spearfish                  SD

Date Change:

10/26-27 from 10/19-20

                        Liberty Tree Festival BBQ Championship          Dalton                      GA

From 4/5-6 to 5/3-4

                        Smokelawn                                                       Hot Springs             AR



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