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Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival @ Beacon Field
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

The Franklin County Rotary Club, Lefty’s Brewing Company and the Greenfield Recreation Department will be hosting their sixth annual Riverside Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at Beacon Field in Greenfield, MA on October 8th & 9th, 2016. The multi-day festival features a New England Barbecue Society Grilling 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.

NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai Team of the Year is pending for this event.

Jack Daniel’s Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship @ Golden Nugget, Atlantic City
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm

Grilling and barbecuing are among America’s leading culinary pastimes and Atlantic City is raising the stakes by hosting the sixth annual Jack Daniel’s Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship October 7 – 9, 2016 at the Golden Nugget.

When the flames begin, music fans, barbecue enthusiasts and championship barbecue teams will descend upon Atlantic City for an unparalleled experience at what is fast becoming known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world.

“The Jack Daniel’s New Jersey State Championship will bring the world’s best barbecue teams to Atlantic City,” said Ron Cates, event organizer. “Even though there is $15,000 up for grabs, it’s really about more than that; it’s about respect among their peers. Those that compete in this contest know the winner will be recognized as one of the best barbecue teams on the planet.”

Considered one of the east coast’s richest contests with a guaranteed purse of $15,000, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Jack Daniel’s Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship Grand Champion’s purse of $4,400 is also one the largest on the competition circuit. We’re spreading the love by paying top three overall and through five places in all four categories.

Breaking News
The Jack Daniel’s Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship is now a Preferred Qualifier for the 2016 World Barbecue Championship.  The winner of the Atlantic City contest will receive a FREE golden ticket for entry into the 2016 World Barbecue Championship, part of the World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Orange Beach, Alabama is known for sugar-white sand beaches, deep-sea fishing and countless family attractions.  The World Food Championships start on Wednesday, November 9th, with the 2016 World Barbecue Championship occurring on Saturday the 12th.  The winner of the 2016 World Barbecue Championship will go head to head with the 8 other food category winners at the World Food Championships Final Table and a chance to win $100,000.   Last year’s overall $100,000 winner was from the BBQ Category.
Jack Daniel’s Smoke on the Water New Jersey State Barbecue Championship: $15,000 prize money, 100% certified judges, a qualifier for the American Royal, the Jack Daniels Invitational draw, and the World Barbecue Championship, along with great amenities and a welcome party that is second to none. To be the best you have to beat the best. Does your team belong?

This event counts towards NEBS Classic Team of the Year.