A listing of events happening around the country involving Barbecue, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles……

We are into the HOT season of festivals. Here are some of the ones focusing on BBQ this summer.

 Jul 3-5
Pork and Brew BBQ State Championship | Rio Rancho, NM

Jul 10-12
Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival | Louisville, KY

Jul 10-12
New Jersey State Barbecue Championship | N. Wildwood, NJ

Jul 11
South Sound BBQ Festival | Lacey, WA

Jul 11
Blues & Bones Festival | Eagle, ID

Jul 12
Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party | Arvada, CO

Jul 17-18
Smoke on the Mountain | Galax, VA

Jul 17-19
Jazz & Rib Fest | Columbus, OH

Jul 17-18
Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival | Spruce Pine, NC

Jul 24-25
Blues & Bones Festival | Angels Camp, CA

Jul 24-25
WNC BBQ Festival | Maggie Valley, NC

Jul 25
Smokin’ on the Suwannee BBQ Festival | Live Oak, FL

Jul 31-Aug 1
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival | Cary, NC

Jul 31-Aug 1
Dillard Bluegrass + Barbecue Festival | Dillard, GA

Jul 31-Aug 2
Southern Maryland Brew & BBQ Festival | Leonardtown, MD

Aug 1
Blues, Brews & BBQ’s Festival | Salmon, ID

Aug 7-8
Mountain High BBQ Festival & Car Show | Franklin, NC

Aug 7-9
Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons Beer Festival & Pro BBQ Competition | Huntington Beach, CA

Aug 13-16
Capital City Ribfest | Lincoln, NE

Aug 14-15
Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival | Atlanta, GA

Aug 14-16
Hudson Valley Ribfest | New Paltz, NY

Aug 15
Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival | Oakhurst, GA

Aug 16
Kansas City’s Kosher BBQ Contest | Overland Park, KS

Aug 21-22
Madison Ribberffest | Madison, IN

Aug 21-22
Smokin’ in the Park Barbecue Cook-off | Madison, IN

Aug 22
Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival | Kennesaw, GA

Aug 28-29
Music City Festival & BBQ Championship | Nashville, TN

Aug 28-29
Pennsylvania State Championship BBQ Cook-off | New Holland, PA

Pass along any festivals or competitions you know about and I’ll add it to my (growing) list. Send festival name, date (if possible) and URL.