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Jul
23
Sat
2016 Harpoon BBQ Festival @ Harpoon Brewery
Jul 23 – Jul 24 all-day

The Harpoon BBQ Festival gives us an excuse to celebrate the summer in the best way we know how: by pairing fresh Harpoon beer with some of the world’s best barbecue. Competitive barbecue teams from all over descend upon our Windsor brewery to compete to be crowned New England champ. Bring friends – we’ll supply the beer (and the napkins).

 

 

This event counts for NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai TOY.

 

 

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Jul
29
Fri
The Great Adirondack BBQ Festival @ George T. Hiltebrant Recreation Center
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day

Our event takes place in one of  the most beautiful places in North America. The Adirondacks offer a peaceful environment to focus on your craft, BBQ.  With over $10,000 in prize monies and only 15 teams registered as of 7/5/16 you will have a good chance at some serious coin! The Great Adirondack BBQ Fest. is standard 4-category KCBS competition and a Jack Daniels and American Royal qualifier. We are also an Empire State points member. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions. 315/527-5957 -Max Cohen

This event counts toward NEBS Classic TOY.

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Aug
13
Sat
Best BBQ Chef Competition @ Waterfront Park
Aug 13 – Aug 14 all-day

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 fifth year in a row.  This year the event will take place on August 14, 2016 at New London Waterfront Park.  Teams from all over New England will be competing.

This event counts toward NEBS Classic TOY.

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Aug
19
Fri
Hudson Valley Ribfest @ Ulster County Faigrounds
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day

The Hudson Valley Ribfest features a four category NEBS grilling competition on Saturday and a standard four-category KCBS event on Sunday.  For more information, go to http://hudsonvalleyribfest.org/bbq-contest/

The event counts toward the NEBS Ken Dakai and Classic Team of the Year races.

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Sep
2
Fri
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

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Sep
9
Fri
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.

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Oct
7
Fri
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.

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