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.

Krazy Days @ Middleborough, MA Center and Main Streets
Aug 5 all-day
Cook’s Packet: 2017.07.06 Krazy Days 2017 NEBS BBQ Contest Cooks Packet (FINAL)  2017.07.06 Krazy Days 2017 NEBS BBQ Contest Judges App
Description: Krazy BBQ returns to the heart of Cranberry Country in the historic downtown business district of Middleborough as part of the annual Krazy Days street fair and festival!

This is a one-day, two-category (chicken wings & pork ribs) tailgate contest with a limit of 20 barbecue teams vying to become Krazy Grand Champion! Grand Champion takes back twice their entrance fee!

There will also be a separate People’s Choice Contest with additional categories to be named later to win Cranberry Country bragging rights.

Brought to you by Middleborough on the Move with support from Middleborough Cultural Council.

People’s Choice Information 2017.07.06 Krazy Days 2017 People’s Choice BBQ Cookoff (FINAL)
Judge’s Application 2017.07.06 Krazy Days 2017 NEBS BBQ Contest Judges App

Middleborough Krazy Days features 100s of vendor booths showcasing arts, crafts, and food. Cultural events include hourly live entertainment by local talent. Enjoy creative, interactive and educational children’s activities. Shop local businesses for unique festival offerings! Fun for the entire family!

This contest is eligible for the NEBS Tailgate TOY

New London’s Best BBQ Chef Competition @ New London's Best BBQ Chef Competition
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm

The City of New London and the Downtown New London Assoc. are proud to host the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) championship cook-off for the seventh year in a row!
This year the event will take place on August 13, 2017 at New London Waterfront Park. Teams from all over New England will be competing.

The teams are there to compete and cannot sell their food. So, we have also brought in some food trucks who will be selling BBQ food for the event. Uncle D’s Blazin BBQ will be back to the event for the fourth year selling pulled pork, ribs, and chicken with all the fixins’.

Live music at City Pier

Competitor Application

This event counts towards the NEBS Classic TOY race

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.

Kora Shriners Kare for Kids Ride-In BBQ Grilling Competition @ Twitchell Airport, Turner, ME
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Our annual Backyard BBQ Competition is open to any group or organization to show off their BBQ skills in a fundraising competition for the overall Grand Champion and People’s Choice awards. There will be a panel of local celebrity judges to decide the Grand Champion and the public will decide the People’s Choice. The competitors will be selling samples of BBQ and side dishes to the public all day.

This event features a NEBS 4 category contest and a People’s Choice contest.  The categories are Chicken, Pork Ribs, Sausage and Chef’s Choice.

Dry camping is available Friday and Saturday night.

The cook’s packet is under review, and NEBS TOY approval for the Ken Dakai Cup is pending.

See the Shriner’s site for more details:

Otter River Tailgate BBQ Cookoff @ Otter River Sportsman’s Club
Aug 27 all-day

The 2017 Otter River Tailgate Barbecue Contest will be a two-category barbecue cooking contest to determine Grand Champion.


The Otter River Sportsman’s Club burned down several years ago and re-build was very expensive, so your participation is greatly appreciated.

This event will count toward TOY Tailgate awards

Board of Directors Meeting @ Online Meeting
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Online ~ Board of Directors Meeting

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.

Green Mountain BBQ Championship @ Abel Mountain Campground
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – Sep 10 @ 8:07 am

This is a combined KCBS and NEBS cooking contest that is also a qualifier for the World Food Championships for all four NEBS category winners, and the KCBS grand champion.   Unlike past Green Mountain events, this one is being held in a campground and not a large public space, so it’s more focused on the cook teams than the general public.

The four NEBS categories are Bacon, Recipe (chicken), Sandwich, and Dessert.

This contest counts for both the NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai cup TOY races.

Find the cook’s packet/application here.



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