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

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.