got a hankerin' for some bbq?

In 2019, several Campground BBQ Contests will open up to camping and BBQ enthusiasts to meet teams, try some BBQ, and meet relevant cooking, RV and camping vendors. These will not be large events with kid's activities, bands and tons of vendors, but they will be a great chance to connect BBQ and camping enthusiasts together. Public attendees are welcome to visit teams and talk about barbecue, but please understand that between 11 am-1:30 pm on contest days, teams are less likely to be sociable because they are rushing to make last-minute tweaks to their dishes.

From 1:30 pm-3:30 pm, after the main contest entries have officially been submitted, some teams will vend Competition Samples of beef brisket, pork, chicken and pork ribs; additional BBQ vendors may be present and serving throughout the day. Campground day passes will be required but the price varies by campground. After vending ends, stick around and cheer on the winning teams at the awards ceremony. Parking is limited at each campground, and based on a first-come basis.

The following Campground BBQ Contests will open up to public attendees:

April 27-28 (sat & Sun) — New Jersey KnoQ-out — Blairstown, NJ

May 18-19 (sat & Sun) -- Nor'Easter BBQ Showdown -- Plymouth, MA

  • CAMPGROUND OPENS: 10a-5p both days

  • LOCATION: Sandy Pond Campground, Plymouth MA

  • PRICE: $5 per adult / $3 per kid, which covers the campground day pass -- talk to the BBQ teams, sample some beverages, visit the ponds, and let the kids play on the huge Jump Pillow and more.

  • BBQ VENDOR: Morrell's BBQ (Stoughton MA) -- offering authentic rib tips, pulled pork, beef ribs, hot dogs, sides and more!!

august 3-4 (sat & Sun) -- Smoke In The Woods -- Galway, NY

September 7-8 (sat & Sun) -- Green Mountain BBQ Championship -- randolph, vt

Several teams will be selling each day, and on Sunday, you’ll find Competition Samples that were prepared for the contest. Parking is limited. Sunday tickets include the campground day pass and either 1 or 2 Tasting Tickets for team Competition Samples; additional Tasting Tickets can be purchased on-site.