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

Heading into the beginning of fall means crisper temps and prime time to check out some slow-cooked BBQ! As you can see, there is plenty from which to choose.

Sep 4-5
Hill Country/Texas State Championship BBQ Cookoff | New Braunfels, TX

Sep 11-12
Apple & BBQ Cook-off Festival | Silver Lake Sand Dunes, MI

Sep 11-12
Goat Days Festival and BBQ Contest | Millington, TN

Sep 11-13
Kentucky State BBQ Festival | Danville, KY

Sep 11-12
Riverfest Barbecue Competition | Decatur, AL

Sep 12
Derby BBQ Festival | Derby, KS

Sep 12
Oldies but Goodies Fest & BBQ Cook-off | West Baton Rouge, LA

Sep 18-19
Smokin’ Pig BBQ Fest | Lake City, FL

Sep 19
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival | Tysons Corner, VA
Main page (tours in the US): http://www.beerandbourbon.com/

Sep 19
Blazin Hog BBQ Competition | Mariposa, CA

Sep 19
Chicken Festival | Fair Oaks, CA

Sep 23-26
Bikes, Blues & BBQ | Fayetteville, AR

Sep 25-26
Burnet BBQ Cook-off and Music Festival | Burnet, TX

Sep 25-26
PorktoberQue | Dothan, AL

Sep 25-26
San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Bar-BeQue Cook-off and Festival | San Antonio, TX

Sep 25-27
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival | Columbia, MO


Sep 26
Ribtoberfest | Norfolk, VA

Sep 27
National Muscadine and BBQ Festival | Sweetwater, TN

Sep 28
Heritage BBQ by Cochon | Austin, TX

Oct 1-4
World Series of BBQ | Kansas City, MO

Oct 3
Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival | Gaston, SC

Oct 3-4
Great New England BBQFest | Princeton, MA

Oct 9-10
Mulberry Fine Swine at the Pit | Mulberry, FL

Oct 10-11
Riverside Blues & BBQ | Greenfield, MA

Oct 17-18
Q City, Charlotte BBQ Championship | Charlotte, NC

Oct 16-17
Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival | Nelsonville, OH

Oct 16-18
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival | New Orleans, LA

Oct 19
Gettin’ Sauced BBQ Sauce Festival | Austin, TX

Oct 24
The Barbecue Festival | Lexington, NC

Oct 24
Jack Daniels World Championship Barbecue | Lynchburg, TN

Oct 24
National Championship BBQ Cookoff | Meridian, TX

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.