The Best Chef Competition @ waterfront park
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day

The City of New London is proud to host the state of Connecticut’s Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) state championship for the fifth year in a row. Barbecue and grilling enthusiasts throughout the country will compete for top recognition in the State. The winner of the event will qualify to compete in the American Royal Barbecue in Kansas City.

The Best BBQ Chef Competition, where barbecue and grilling enthusiasts throughout the country will compete for top recognition in the State. Enjoy a BBQ competition where you can interact with the chefs while taking in the aromas of their grills, watch food demos from local restaurants and absorb the sounds of live entertainment.

The Best BBQ Chef Competition Contest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). KCBS 2015 contest rules will be in effect.


For more information go to the event website.

This event counts for the NEBS Classic Team of the Year

Bear’s Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships @ Riverside Park
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day

Brisket, Pork, Ribs and Chicken — the best professional BBQers in New England will battle for the title of Grand Champion and the Peoples Choice Champion in this KCBS and World Food Championships sanctioned State Championship!

Our Grand Champion winner will also receive a Golden Ticket and a $1000 travel Stipend to the World Food Championships held 11/2015 in Orlando, Florida!!!

Join us on the eve of the contest for a mouthwatering culinary adventure of savory barbecue and thirst-quenching craft brews!

The Bear’s Smokehouse New England BBQ Championship will host up to 30 teams for two days of competition with proceeds benefiting Riverfront Recapture’s continuing effort to provide public parks with free recreational activity, events, and youth programs.

This event counts toward the NEBS Classic TOY

Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival @ Greenfield, MA
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

The Franklin County Rotary Club, Lefty’s Brewing Company and the Greenfield Recreation Department will be hosting their fifth annual Riverside Blues & BBQ Festival at Beacon Field in Greenfield, MA on October 10th & 11th, 2015. The multi-day festival features a New England Barbecue SocietyGrilling Contest, a Kansas City Barbeque Society Contest (Official State Championship), as well as Beer, Blues Music, vendors, and fun and exciting competitions. The event is officially sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society with professional BBQ teams competing.

Cooks packet, Cooks Application and Judges Application can be found at:

The event is TOY pending