BBQ Sauce Competitions to Enter in 2012

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

National BBQ Association Awards of Excellence

  • When: 20 Jan 12  (Entries due)
  • Where: Ina, Illinois
  • In-Person(do you have to be there to enter): Not necessary
  • Entry Fee: Yes

ZestFest 2012

  • When: January 27-29th
  • Where: Irving, Texas
  • In-Person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes ($$$$$)

Memphis in May

  • When: May 17, 2012
  • Where: Memphis, TN
  • In-Person (do you have to be there to enter)? Yes
  • Entry Fee? Yes

Naperville Rib Fest

  • When: June 29th – July 3rd
  • Where: Naperville, IL
  • In-Person? n/a
  • Entry Fee? n/a

The Saucekers

  • When: August
  • Where: Boston, Massachusetts
  • In-Person (do you have to be there to enter)? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

American Royal BBQ Event

  • When:  Oct 6, 2012
  • Where: Kansas City, Missouri
  • In-Person ? No
  • Entry Fee?  Yes
  • 2011 Results

Gettin Sauced

  • When: October 27, 2012
  • Where: Austin, Texas
  • In-Person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

Scovie Awards

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

National BBQ Festival

  • When: November (possibly 3rd and 4th)
  • Where: Waycross , Georgia
  • In-Person? No
  • Entry Fee? Yes

Any others, let me know in the comments.

Thanks,

Brian ( @bbqsaucerviews )

 

Site Editor, BBQ Sauce Lover, Family Guy, Hi Tech Marketer by Day. He recently wrote the Ebook “How to Market Your BBQ Sauce” which can be purchased on this site.

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Comments

  1. National BBQ Association
    Awards of Excellence

    Entries must be received by 20 Jan 12
    Ina, Illinois
    No attendance
    Entry Fee
    http://www.nbbqa.org

    National BBQ Association
    People’s Choice Awards

    Entries must be received between 17-24 Feb 12
    San Diego, California
    No attendance
    No additional entry fee but sauce must have been submitted for Awards of Excellence

    Any chance we can get exact dates and/or website info on the above contests?

    Thanks!!

  2. Great list here, Jay! Is there a BBQ Sauce or Competitive Sauce journal or magazine out there? Your post here is one of the only places I think I’ve ever seen a comprehensive listing of sauce competitions.

  3. Thanks, it’s brian. Jay does the BBQ tools and tech reviews.

  4. wait till you try the Lava-Q at the zestfest in irving Texas. That sauce is a blast!

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