BBQ Sauce Competition List | 2011

Here’s a list of the BBQ Sauce Competitions or BBQ competitions that have a sauce sub competition that you could enter this year:

Memphis in May

  • When: May 12-14
  • Where: Memphis, TN
  • In-Person (do you have to be there to enter)? Yes
  • Entry Fee? Yes

Naperville Rib Fest

  • When: July 1-4 2011
  • Where: Naperville, IL
  • In-Person? n/a
  • Entry Fee? n/a

Gettin Sauced

  • When: August 27, 2011
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • In-Person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

American Royal BBQ Event

  • When: Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2011
  • Where: Kansas City, Missouri
  • In-Person ? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes
  • 2011 Results

Scovie Awards

  • When: Annually, October timeframe
  • Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • In-person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

National BBQ Festival

  • When: November 4-5, 2011
  • Where: Waycross , Georgia
  • In-Person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

ZestFest 2012

  • When: Annually, January
  • Where: Irving, Texas
  • In-Person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

Do you have a competition that’s not listed?  Any details missing above?  Please comment!

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  1. Edward Stevens says:

    Excellent list, thanks!

  2. Our 2nd annual Gettin’ Sauced BBQ sauce contest/festival will be held at Independence Brewing Co. in Austin, Texas, on Sat, Aug. 27. Attendance at the event is NOT required (but we’d love to have you). You can enter 1 sauce or as many as you’d like. You can also purchase a vendor booth. The entry fees are DISCOUNTED through March. All of the information is here:

  3. What about the Great Ameircan BBQ Sauce Competition in Kansas>

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