Board of Directors Meeting @ Online Meeting
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Online April ~ Board of Directors Meeting

*Agenda coming soon

As always, all members are welcome to attend.

Online Meeting Link:
Online Meeting Id: nebs


Dial Into the Conference:

Dial-In Number: (712) 451-0250 Access Code: 700781
International Dial-In Numbers:

At the scheduled date and time of the meeting, dial into the conference line. When prompted, enter the Access Code followed by the pound key. To join the online meeting, click on the online meeting link listed above and follow the prompts to join the meeting.

NEBS Cooking Class @ Maynard Rod and Gun Club
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn the art of outdoor cooking taught by the experts at  NEBS.

This will be a demo-style BBQ and Grilling Class with various instructors that will cover the basics of BBQ such as cookers, fuels, grilling & smoking meats, marinades and basic techniques used by competition teams.   This full course will cover competition meats (Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Shoulder, Brisket) and some common NEBS cooking event categories as well.

Our instructors are experienced pit masters cooking in NEBS and KCBS contests throughout the northeast.  A class agenda and instructor bios will be emailed to students in advance of the class.

The class includes lunch and other various samples.

Time: April 29th, 2017 10:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: Maynard Rod & Gun Club, 45 Old Mill Rd, Maynard, MA

Cost: $100 for NEBS Members, $135 for non-members.   The non-member price includes a one year NEBS membership.

Questions can be directed to

2017 Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival @ Ridgefield Community Center, Lounsbury House,
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – May 7 @ 5:00 pm

The 4th Annual Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival is a CT State BBQ Championship and BBQ Festival at the historic Lounsbury House in a park like setting on one the most picturesque Main Streets in New England. Walk into town and enjoy the Spring Stroll Festivities. This event is very family orientated, great food and music, rides,fun for all and again the 1st BBQ Festival of the season for New England. Each year we strive to be bigger and better. This year we are happy to announce Kids Que, with the proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund! NEBS CT State Grilling and BBQ Championship, KCBS CT State BBQ Championship. We look forward to greeting you again!

APPROVED: NEBS Classic and NEBS Ken Dakai Cup approved for NEBS Team of the Year programs.

Sun BBQ Fest @ Mohegan Sun
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm

Get fired up for some finger-lickin’ fun during Sun BBQ Fest. Savor the flavors of the best barbeque around with festivities featuring live music, Sam Adams and Tito’s Vodka draft trailers, barbeque battles and so much more you can sink your teeth into!

Look here for team applications  and here for the team FAQ.

The event will count toward the NEBS Classic Team of the Year.


Brookline Tailgate & BBQ/Grilling Cook-off @ The Brookline Ball Field
Jul 15 @ 6:00 am – Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm

The 12th annual Brookline Tailgate  & BBQ/Grilling Cook-off is back on July 15th and 16th.

Saturday July 15 features a 4-Category NEBS BBQ Contest.  On Sunday July 16 there will be a 2 category NEBS Tailgate cookoff.

Cooking teams may enter either event (or both), but need to cook all the categories for that event to be eligible for Grand Champion.

In addition to the NEBS Contests, there will be a separate People’s Choice contest, and a Kid’s Q.

See below for details:

Packets are being reviewed and will be posted shortly.

This contest counts toward the Ken Dakai and Tailgate Team of the Year race.

Smokin’ at the Ballpark BBQ Fest @ Old Orchard Beach Ballpark
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm
Great KCBS Barbecue Festival that is laid back and fun! State of Maine Championship to boot! Located at the best beach town in Maine. Lots of space and very accommodating to the BBQ Teams! Come have a little fun in Maine!

Just 40 minutes from the Maine border with New Hampshire.

Cook’s Packet

This contest counts toward the NEBS Classic Team of the Year.

Great Adirondack BBQ Festival @ Hiltebrant Recreation Center
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

For The Best Grilling and Hardwood Smoking Competition in the Upstate NY, join us at

The Great Adirondack BBQ Festival

Savor the mouthwatering taste of homemade BBQ from exclusive original recipes showcased in four categories: Pork, Pork Ribs, Brisket and Chicken. Marvel at the Finest BBQ Cooks from across the nation.

Win Over $15,000 in Cash Prizes. Our judges are certified members of the prestigious Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS).

Eligible for the NEBS Classic TOY.

Cook’s Packet

The Harpoon Brewery BBQ Festival @ Harpoon Brewery
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm

Harpoon and NEBS are pleased to announce the 17th Annual BBQ Festival at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor Vermont. This is a KCBS Sanctioned State Championship for the State of Vermont.

This event will feature a NEBS cooking contest on Saturday the 29th, and a KCBS BBQ event on the 30th. Held on site at the Harpoon Brewery, beer and BBQ will be available. Unlike most BBQ contests, almost all of the BBQ teams are selling food at this event, so it’s a great way to try a variety of food prepared by competition teams.

This event is pending NEBS approval for the NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai Cup Team-of-the-Year programs.

Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 6:12 pm

The 13th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest features a Kids’s Q, NEBS Contest, and KCBS Contest.

Find the cook’s packet here.

This contest is eligible for the NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai Cup TOY races.

The Great Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest @ Fleischmanns Village Park
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

This summer prepare to have your world and taste buds rocked at “The Catskill Mountain BBQ Fest 2017″ a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbeque Competition – a day filled with great eats, fantastic music, vendors, lots of prize money and of course…bragging rights!

There will be 3 separate competitions for everyone to enjoy…

1) The Professional Competition: Professional cook teams from all over the country will come to compete against each other for prize money and trophies. ​The Professional contest will be the standard four KCBS meats: Chicken, Ribs, Pork, Brisket at the standard turn-in times, starting at 12 Noon on Saturday, August 26th.

2) The Backyard Teams: open to locals who fancy themselves gourmets of the grill compete for prize money and trophies. ​Backyard teams will compete with two meat categories, Chicken and Ribs.

3) Fire Company Throwdown: where our local fire companies (and maybe not so local) go head on head & hose to hose! The Fire Company teams will compete for prize money and a trophy with one meat category, Chicken.

This contest counts for the NEBS Classic Team of the Year.