Campground BBQ Contests are a series of nationally sanctioned state BBQ championships scattered throughout the Northeast U.S. Because they are hosted at local campgrounds, these contests allow BBQ teams to compete with every advantage necessary, including electric, water, trash, bathrooms, hot showers and even sewage disposal. They also allow teams to wind down in private comfort to just enjoy the cooking process and time spent with friends and family. The winners of each contest qualify for national championships.
Campground BBQ includes primarily pro contests, but we do allow backyard/amateur teams to enter just 1 or 2 categories to "get their feet wet." If you've been thinking about testing your mettle against other BBQ enthusiasts, you've got a diversity of options, and you'll learn a lot more about the barbecue and grilling craft.
April 20-22 -- Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown -- Plymouth, MA (KCBS back-to-back)
April 28-29 -- New Jersey KnoQ-out -- Blairstown, NJ (KCBS)
June 22-24 -- Smoke In The Woods -- Galway, NY (NEBS & KCBS)
September 7-9 -- Green Mountain BBQ Championship -- Randolph, VT (NEBS & KCBS)
October 12-14 -- Bay State BBQ Championship / Back to BAYsics Primitive Contest -- Monson, MA (KCBS & Primitive KCBS)
October 20-21 -- Ocean State BBQ Championship -- West Kingston, RI (KCBS)
2019 contests (Expected dates pending kcbs approval)
April 19-21 -- Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown -- Plymouth, MA (KCBS double-header)
April 26-28 -- New Jersey KnoQ-out -- Blairstown, NJ (KCBS + Surf & Turf Challenge)
August 2-4 -- Smoke In The Woods -- Galway, NY (KCBS + Surf & Turf Challenge)
September 6-8 -- Green Mountain BBQ Championship -- Randolph, VT (KCBS + Surf & Turf Challenge)
September 27-29 -- Ocean State BBQ Championship -- Hope River, RI (KCBS)
October 11-13 -- Red White & Que -- Jackson, NJ (KCBS double-header)
NOTE: The Bay State BBQ Championship will not return in 2019 due to scheduling conflicts.