Kimberly Stanfield

Jan 312018

An email from NEBS should be arriving in your email INBOX tonight.

Watch for it! Lots of great information!!

NEBS Night Out

Membership Card Poll

Meat Cutting, Sausage Making Class

Team Of The Year Registration is OPEN

and more! 

Jan 122018

Sincere thanks to all who donated items for raffles and silent auction!

Stubb’s / McCormick –

Dizzy Pig –

Meathead –

Mr. Brisket –

Flame Boss –

Grill Grates –

Ergo Chef Knives –

Weber Stephen –

GottaQ BBQ –

Sucklebusters –

Bob’s Smokin’ Southern BBQ –

Dexter Russell –

Kansas City Barbecue Society ~ 

Head Country BBQ ~


Frank Saulle – NYC BBQ Cookoff

Jeremy Garrett – Campground BBQ

Cliff Heidinger – Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Fest

Jackie Mackey – Sun BBQ Fest

Christy Moore – Riverside Blues Brews & BBQ

Dmitry Feld – I Love Barbecue & Music Festival

Shonda Merrill – Hudson Valley Ribfest

 And HUGE THANKS TO  Majke Ellis, Owner – The Dark Horse Tavern & The Cannery Music Hall for donating the space for both the Annual Meeting and Holiday Party!

Dec 122017

Annual Meeting / Awards Banquet

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

As we noted on all the Holiday Party information the Annual Meeting / Awards Banquet will be held at the Dark Horse Tavern / The Cannery Hall in Southbridge, MA.

This year we will be having the event catered by Dark Horse Tavern and need a really good head count – please register for attending!

Click here to register and/or donate!

$10 donation per adult towards the cost of the food and staffing will be gladly accepted and the donation amount will be taken and put into a 50/50 raffle! Tickets will be handed out at the meeting. No charge for kids.

Raffles and Silent Auction items are rolling in!

Be sure to bring your checkbooks / credit cards!

(tentative plan) Meeting will start about 12:30pm with your 2017 BOD – a few announcements will be made, and break for lunch at 1pm (ish). Ballots will be counted for the 2018 BOD (online voting will be available shortly!) – your new BOD will be announced, and then AWARDS!

* Housekeeping Note – there is no ATM at the location.

Overnight accommodations are available in the area – if you choose the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sturbridge and mention you are a NEBS member, they will honor a discount for you.

Aug 072017

Team Of The Year rankings are updated as of July 31.

Take a look and if you have any concerns, please email us at 

We will continue to work on updating and adding the teams that sign up late to the lists and re-adjusting.

We thank you for your understanding that this is a constant process with variables changing – membership status, sign-ups, etc!


Apr 182017

Calling all future Grill Masters!

Kids Cook – We all WIN!

Kid’s Que Entry Contest

Do your kids want to get in on BBQ competitions?
Do your kids already participate in Kid’s Que at some of the events?
Did you know that multiple of our NEBS events feature a Kid’s Que?

We want to help your kids take center stage! In the words of Guy Fieri, “Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity.”

Judges at Brookline NH Cook-off were caught saying things like “WOW”, “those can’t be kid entries”, “that was amazing”….

Last year Ridgefield Gone Country – Ridgefield, CT; Annual Brookline Tailgate & BBQ / Grilling Cook-off – Brookline, NH; I Love BBQ & Music Festival – Lake Placid, NY; and Otter River BBQ Cook-off – Templeton, MA all offered a chance for the kids to take the stage. Available events (so far) are Brookline NH, Lake Placid NY, with Otter River MA pending…. Our sanctioning committee is also looking into a couple more opportunities with organizers.

We want to see your kids get involved. NEBS wants to see the promoting of BBQ go even further; let’s get more kids involved, let’s get the next generation of BBQ going in the early years.

Enter and “help” your kids enter to WIN the entry fee at a 2017 Kid’s Q Contest!

To enter –

Click here and fill out the survey form. Once completed, send your pictures to the email address stated on the form. Winners will be forwarded a photo release form to sign and return to NEBS.

Entry cut-off will be May 21st and winners will be announced around May 29th – winners will be a random drawing!