Otter River BBQ Cookoff @ Otter River Sportsman’s Club,
Aug 28 all-day

The 2016 Otter River Tailgate Barbecue Contest will be a two-category barbecue cooking contest to determine Grand Champion.  In addition to the NEBS Tailgate Contest, there will also be a People’s Choice Pulled Pork Contest on Sunday, August 25. People’s Choice rules are described at the end of this package.

This event counts toward NEBS Tailgate TOY

Otter River Junior-Q Cooking Contest

NEBS has added a Junior-Q Contest to the Otter River Cookoff, on August 28, 2017 at the Otter River Sportsman’s Club in Templeton, MA.

Children aged 16 and under are welcome to enter. Entry fee is $10 per person and all entry fees will go back to the kids as prizes.

This will be a single category event, and the category will be Chicken.

Any meat of the chicken will be allowed including, but not limited to: Wings, Breast, Whole Legs, Thighs, Drumsticks, or any combination thereof. Organ meats or gizzards are NOT allowed.
The winner of this contest will receive a free admission to the 2017 World Junior BBQ Championship Cooking Contest in Lake Placid, NY.

Junior-Q Application and Cook’s Packet

NEBS Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Board of Directors MEETING


The NEBS Board of Directors will be meeting ONLINE on WEDNESDAY.

The meeting will being promptly at 7:00pm.

Meeting Agenda:

How to Log Into the Meeting

1. Please join my meeting.

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended. Or, call in using
your telephone.

United States: +1 (267) 507-0007

Access Code: 986-209-221
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting

Meeting ID:986-209-221

Agenda pending


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!

Cooks Information Packet:  Finger Lakes 2016 Cooks Information Packet

This event counts for NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai TOY

Bear’s Smokehouse New England BBQ Championships – CANCELLED @ Riverside Park, Hartford, CT
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day


This event has been CANCELLED.

They hope to bring it back next year..

Great Maine Barbecue Challenge at Smuggler’s Den Campground
Sep 9 – Sep 11 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

This event features a standard 4-category KCBS contest on Saturday and a NEBS 4-category grilling contest on Sunday.  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 Classic and Ken Dakai TOY.

The KCBS turn ins are on Saturday the 10th, and the NEBS turn ins are on Sunday the 11th.

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.

$15,000 prize money, 100% certified judges, 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.