Green Mountain BBQ Championship @ Farr's Field, Rt. 2 West
Jun 25 – Jun 26 all-day

The Green Mountain BBQ Championship is part of the Not Quite Independence Day BBQ Festival, a two-day outdoor food and music festival with authentic barbecue, food trucks, craft brews, live music, parade and fireworks display. More than 5,000 BBQ enthusiasts from throughout New England will come to watch 35+ pit masters from across the country compete in this Vermont state BBQ championship sanctioned by both the Kansas City Barbeque Society and New England Barbecue Society. New for 2016 will be a Saturday People’s Choice competition, the opportunity to sell “competition seconds” on Sunday, and interactive grilling workshops throughout the weekend. Website:

More information to follow…

Finger Lakes Fire and Smoke BBQ Festival @ Lake Front Park (Seneca Lake)
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day

Friday September 2, Peoples Choice Wings/Live Music

Saturday September 3, Peoples choice ribs and pulled pork. NEBS. Live Music.

Sunday September 4, KCBS. Charity Rib Off. Peoples Choice Car Show. Live Music.

More than $10,000 will be awarded. The break down will not be divulged until required by KCBS but is significantly more than last year.

The new web site will be up in mid January. I encourage every team to get a temporary food service permit, take part in peoples choice, vend and make some money!

Great Maine Barbecue Challenge at Smuggler’s Den Campground
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Introducing the Great Maine Barbeque Challenge at Smuggler’s Den Campground! This NEW EVENT KCBS Sanctioned Event is poised to become one of the premier MUST ATTEND contests in the Northeast with large sites, full campground facilities, amazing team meals, great entertainment, and other surprises.
Did we mention the large prize pool? $12500.00

Join us this September for amazing food, great competition and the best lineup of blues musicians this side of Memphis. Mark your calendars now because you don’t want to miss this family friendly event in the heart of beautiful Mount Desert Island. SEE YOU THERE!

This event will count towards 2016 NEBS TOY – pending