The year seems to be quickly winding down, but there are still some festivals worthy of checking out. Here’s a calendar of BBQ events happening around the country involving Barbecue competitions, Blues and Brews—as well as other live music, cornhole, motorcycles……

Still finding some festivals that have been cancelled, but there are new ones in the growing lineup of events as we finish the year. [Links in festival names]

Nov 2-3
Brew & Que on the Shrine Lake | Summerville, SC

Nov 3-4
Indio BBQ Championship | Indio, CA

Nov 3-4
Texas Monthly BBQ Fest | Austin, TX

Nov 7-11
World Barbecue Championship | Orange Beach, AL

Nov 9-10
Polar Pig BBQ | Concord, NC

Nov 9-10
Smoke’em If You Got’em | Springfield, MO

Nov 16-17
Plant City Pig Jam | Plant City, FL

Nov 16-17
Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown | Mt. Pleasant, SC

Nov 17
Brew B-Q | Nashville, TN

Nov 17
When Pigs Fly All-American BBQ Festival | Fayetteville, NC

Nov 30-Dec 1
Christmas on the River | Demopolis, AL

Nov 30-Dec 1
Orange Blossom Revue BBQ Event | Lake Wales, FL

Dec 1
Smithfield King of the Smoker BBQ Competition | Indian Wells, CA

Dec 7-8
Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cookoff/Texas State Championship | Uvalde, TX

Dec 14-15
Down Town Throw Down Barbecue Championship | Las Vegas, NV

Dec 28-29
Arizona National BBQ Stampede | Phoenix, AZ

Dec 31-Jan 1, 2019
Fired Up Kosher BBQ Battle and Festival | Boca Raton, FL