USA BBQ Competitions/Festivals of July 2017! See What’s Going on in Your Area!


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Pork & Brew New Mexico BBQ State Championship 2017 – July 1st – 3rd


The 14th Annual Pork & Brew will return to the Santa Ana Star Center July 1-3. Bringing together the best barbecue vendors from around the region, this three-day festival featuring BBQ, beer, live music, cooking demos and interactive family activities will be one of the biggest events of the summer.

Santa Ana Star Center|3001 Civic Center Cir NE Rio Rancho, NM

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Norfolk Fourth Of July Great American Picnic & Fireworks 2017 – July 4th


No better way to celebrate Independence day than with some good brew and BBQ.

Town Point Park|101 Waterside Dr Norfolk, VA

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Windy City Smokeout 2017 – July 14th – 16th


Held in downtown Chicago, Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Fest spotlights some of the finest barbecue around. The soundtrack to accompany this event is decidedly country and includes live performances by some of the biggest names in country music today. Guests can opt to purchase three-day passes or spring for a VIP ticket, which includes prime seating for the live concerts and $50 towards any food they choose to indulge in. Tickets are also available to attend smaller panels with some of the pit masters, where they share their personal techniques and tips with aspiring barbecue connoisseurs.

Grand Avenue|560 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL

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Coryell Creek Critters BBQ Cook-Off & Festival 2017 – July 14th – 15th


Coryell Creek Critters BBQ Cook-Off & Festival is an annual fundraiser held in Gatesville, Texas, for the American Cancer Society. The festival includes a pork rib, brisket and chicken cook-off as well as a pork chop cook-off and baking competition for the kids. If meat isn’t your thing, you can also participate in the salsa, beans or margarita competitions. Dance Friday night with Branded Heart Band. Lots of activities Friday night and all day Saturday for all ages.

Brazos Parking |1400 S M.L.K. Jr Blvd Waco, TX

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Dam’ LakeFest & State BBQ Cook-off Championship 2017 – July 14th – 15th


This festival emphasizes three things that Texas does well without breaking a sweat (never mind, it’s still blazing hot): eating, drinking and rocking. The barbecue cook-off, beer-garden and a stage pumping out awesome music is only the beginning of what you’re getting yourself into, but it’s a hell of a start.

Welch Park|Somerville, TX

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Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival 2017 – July 14th – 15th


Come chill with the tastiest BBQ in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass, country, folk, and Americana music in the nation!  Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 6th annual Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival in Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 14 & 15, 2017.

Riverside Park|200 E Tappan St Spruce Pine, NC

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Night In Old Fredericksburg & BBQ Cook-Off 2017 – July 15th


Get off your butt for some delicious pork butt, ribs, brisket and more at the Night In Old Fredericksburg & BBQ Cook-Off. While you’re busy stuffing your face, there’s horse racing, live music with dancing (that last part is encouraged as you’re guaranteed to overeat), a domino tournament, arts and crafts.

Gillespie County Fairgrounds|530 Fair Dr Fredericksburg, TX

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Bellevue RiverFest 2017 – July 21st – 22nd


The annual Bellevue RiverFest in Bellevue, Nebraska, is a community celebration with grandiose attractions that draws revelers from far and wide. The two-day extravaganza features live musical performances by regional rock and country acts, a 5k fun run/walk, helicopter rides, beer garden, hot air balloon glows, local artisans and crafters displaying their unique works, a car showcase, children’s activities and a fireworks display.

Haworth Park|2502 Payne Dr Bellevue, NE

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Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest 2017 – July 21st – 23rd

Jazz and Rib Festival, Columbus Ohio

Jazz & Rib Fest is one of Columbus’s most anticipated summer traditions offering local, regional and international jazz performances for over thirty years. The three-day event includes a cook-off between award-winning barbecue teams from around the country. Teams compete for bragging rights for “Best Ribs” and serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more.

Bicentennial Park, Genoa Park and West Bank Park on the Scioto Mile|233 S Civic Center Dr Columbus, OH

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Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival 2017 – July 21st – 22nd


The Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is a premier event for lovers of good times and good tunes. Festivalgoers can enjoy show-stopping performances from blues musicians from around the country, delicious ales from local breweries and finger-lickin’-good barbecue cooked up by Kentucky’s best grill masters.

Louisville Water Tower Park|3005 River Road Louisville, KY

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Omaha Brewers Barbeque 2017 – July 22nd


The Omaha Brewers Barbecue in Nebraska celebrates mouthwatering barbecue and thirst-quenching craft beer. The one-day smorgasbord features barbecued delights such as smoked pulled pork and chicken wings and pairs them with signature sudsy offerings from choice Nebraska microbreweries. Handcrafted sodas and live musical performances are among the additional attractions.

Crescent Moon|3578 Farnam Street Omaha, NE

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Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival 2017 – July 23rd


The Jamaican Jerk Festival NY is the largest Caribbean food festival in New York. Over 20,000 guests join in the festivities each year and celebrate the delicious culinary traditions of the Caribbean. While the food remains the focal point of the festival, attendees can also enjoy live music performances and dancing.

Roy Wilkins Southern Queens Park|17701 Baisley Blvd Jamaica, NY

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St. Patrick Irish Picnic and Homecoming 2017 – July 28th – 29th


In what the Guinness Book of World Records has called the largest outdoor barbecue celebration, the St. Patrick Irish Picnic and Homecoming in McEwen, Tennessee, is an annual tradition that features a world-famous chicken and secret hot sauce dish. Additional attractions during the two-day engagement include traditional and contemporary Irish music, games and dancing.

St Patrick’s School|175 St Patrick St McEwen, TN

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The Great Midwest Rib Fest 2017 – July 28th – 30th


Coinciding with The Great Midwest Art Fest, The Great Midwest Rib Fest is an outdoor event showcasing the achievements of the nations most revered pitmasters. Guests have the chance to watch the featured BBQ professionals face off in a rib contest and are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite chef.

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel|2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard Northwest Prior Lake, MN

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Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival 2017 – 28th – 29th


The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival makes pit stops in several cities across the US for a palate-pleasing celebration. The one-day event boasts over 60 microbrews on tap, 40 barrel-aged bourbons and succulent, mouth-watering barbecue. Additional attractions include live bluegrass, blues and rock music, a cigar tent and tasting seminars lead by pitmasters, head distillers and brewmasters.

Booth Amphitheater|8003 Regency Pkwy Cary, NC

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