The 10 Best BBQ Festivals, Competitions and Contests

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There are hundreds of BBQ festivals across the country every year, but where do you start?

We’ve put together a list of the 10 best, most delicious, largest BBQ festivals, competitions and contests in the US. Find one near you and get your napkin ready!

10. THE BARBECUE FESTIVAL, LEXINGTON, NC

9. BIG APPLE BARBECUE BLOCK PARTY, MADISON SQUARE PARK, NEW YORK

8. I LOVE BBQ AND MUSIC FESTIVAL, LAKE PLACID, NY

7. GIANT NATIONAL CAPITAL BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP, WASHINGTON, DC

6. WINE COUNTRY BIG Q: SONOMA COUNTY, PETALUMA, CA

5. SOUTH SOUND BBQ FESTIVAL, LACEY, WA

4. RUSSIAN RIVER BEER REVIVAL & BBQ COOK-OFF, MONTE RIO, CA

3. JACK DANIEL’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARBECUE INVITATIONAL, LYNCHBURG, VA

2. HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP BAR-B-QUE CONTEST, TX

1. THE AMERICAN ROYAL WORLD SERIES OF BARBECUE, KANSAS CITY, MO

The 10 Best BBQ Festivals, Competitions and Contests