Great Maine Barbecue Challenge @ Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day

Welcome to the Great Maine BBQ Challenge

“Be it known to all we, the members of the senate and the House of Representatives join in recognizing The Great Maine Barbeque Challenge at Bass Park in Bangor Maine, an annual event Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and Northeast Barbecue Society, as the official State Barbeque Championship of the State of Maine. The competition will be held at Bass Park in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by the picturesque Penobscot River with beautiful walking paths and easy access to downtown Bangor. The unique spirit of the Greater Bangor Region is evident in its charming, shops, delicious dining and world-class performing arts. The opportunity to indulge in culture and nature will beckon you at every turn and it is all within a very short drive.

This event gets bigger and better every year.  The new location in the center of the harness racing track at the Hollywood Raceway and Casino was a popular location in 2017.   For the third year in a row the prize pool is increasing.   The 2018 event features a combined $25,000 prize pool (5k NEBS, 20k KCBS), one of the largest in the region.

Competitors: this event will count towards the 2018 NEBS Classic and Ken Dakai TOY points.

Cook’s packet: 2018 Great Maine Cooks Packet-11-27-17

Hotel offer for competitors and judges

Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival Greenfield, MA @ Franklin County Fairgrounds
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Eighth Annual Riverside Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival. The event will be held at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. We are once again offering two days of competition: a NEBS Grilling/ BBQ Contest on Saturday along with a KCBS BBQ Contest on Sunday. We welcome those teams who are returning, and those who are new to our event.

Saturday, October 6, 2018
People’s Choice Contest – Chicken Wings
Festival Hours: 12:00PM-5:00PM
NEBS Grilling/ BBQ Contest

Teams wanted to Host VIP Experiences and Cooking Demos!
In order to make our event more successful and better integrate the BBQ portion of the festival
into the event, we need your help! We are looking for teams who are willing to host 8 VIPs for a
45 minute in the pit cooking experience or who are willing to lead a cooking demonstration. If
this is something of interest to you, please contact the Recreation Department. We would also
be happy to discuss further details with you if you would like to know more.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
KCBS BBQ Contest

Pending TOY NEBS 4 category and auto-approved KCBS Classic TOY