Board of Directors Meeting @ Online Meeting
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Online May ~ 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.

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.


Smoke and Heat BBQ and Chili Cook Off @ VFW Post 260
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

The NYFAC Foundation presents the Smoke and Heat BBQ and Chili Cook Off!

This is our 3rd Annual BBQ and CHILI cookoff. This amateur contest is a fundraiser to benefit two causes.   The first one is to help better the lives of those with autism, the second provides benefits to our veterans.

The event includes live music, carnival rides, and special fun (and safe) activities for kids with autism.

Competitors should report by 8AM.   The BBQ cook off will have chicken, ribs, and beef categories and follow IBCA rules.

See for more information.



Brookline Tailgate & BBQ/Grilling Cookoff @ The Brookline Ball Field, Brookline, NH
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

NEBS Grilling and Tailgate contests in one weekend, plus a Junior’s Q event!

Categories for NEBS BBQ & Grilling Contest, Saturday July 15:

Pizza – Beef – Mystery – Dessert

Categories for NEBS Tailgate BBQ & Grilling Contest, Sunday July 16:

Chicken Wings and Pork Ribs

Competitor Application

Judge’s Application

Junior’s Q Application

TOY status: The grilling event counts for the NEBS Ken Dakai Cup.   The tailgate counts for the NEBS Tailgate TOY.

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.

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.