Mar 082018

The weekend of April 14th and 15th NEBS will host:

  • A NEBS Cooking Class – 4/14 at 10AM
  • The new NEBS Certified Judge Class – 4/14 at 4:30PM
  • A KCBS Certified Judge Class – 4/15 at 10AM
  • A KCBS Certified Table Captain Class – 4/15 at 2:30PM

There are still a few spots left in the March 24th and 25th meat cutting/sausage making classes too!

Look here for details on costs and times


America’s Best Value Inn is offering a group rate to our members for that weekend.5 Heritage Rd, Putnam, CT 06260 ~ 860-928-7961 ~

2 bed room- $89 a night
1 bed room – $79 a night
There is a bar/lounge, free  Continental breakfast, and they allow pets (for a small fee).  They are less than 10 minutes from Valley Springs.
Members just need to mention they are there for the BBQ classes to get the group rate. 


Feb 152018

As discussed at the 2018 Annual Meeting, NEBS is introducing new tiers for contest listings.  In addition, all KCBS sanctioned events with 15 or more teams in New England, NY, NJ, and PA will now count towards the NEBS Classic Team of the Year race, even if the event is not listed with NEBS.

If you are an organizer and have already listed your contest, you will be given a Gold level listing for this year.

Jan 312018

An email from NEBS should be arriving in your email INBOX tonight.

Watch for it! Lots of great information!!

NEBS Night Out

Membership Card Poll

Meat Cutting, Sausage Making Class

Team Of The Year Registration is OPEN

and more! 

Dec 122017

Annual Meeting / Awards Banquet

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

As we noted on all the Holiday Party information the Annual Meeting / Awards Banquet will be held at the Dark Horse Tavern / The Cannery Hall in Southbridge, MA.

This year we will be having the event catered by Dark Horse Tavern and need a really good head count – please register for attending!

Click here to register and/or donate!

$10 donation per adult towards the cost of the food and staffing will be gladly accepted and the donation amount will be taken and put into a 50/50 raffle! Tickets will be handed out at the meeting. No charge for kids.

Raffles and Silent Auction items are rolling in!

Be sure to bring your checkbooks / credit cards!

(tentative plan) Meeting will start about 12:30pm with your 2017 BOD – a few announcements will be made, and break for lunch at 1pm (ish). Ballots will be counted for the 2018 BOD (online voting will be available shortly!) – your new BOD will be announced, and then AWARDS!

* Housekeeping Note – there is no ATM at the location.

Overnight accommodations are available in the area – if you choose the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Sturbridge and mention you are a NEBS member, they will honor a discount for you.

Sep 052017

Smoke on the Water Productions is looking for a grilling team that’s willing to do 4 demos in Atlantic City.  These would be at 1 and 3 PM Sat the 16th and Sunday the 17th.   They will provide the proteins, provide a hotel room, and compensate the team for travel expenses.   They would like the teams to provide samples, and will take care of permits and supply a crew to help hand out the samples.

If you are interested, please contact Ronnie Cates for more information here.


Aug 072017

Team Of The Year rankings are updated as of July 31.

Take a look and if you have any concerns, please email us at 

We will continue to work on updating and adding the teams that sign up late to the lists and re-adjusting.

We thank you for your understanding that this is a constant process with variables changing – membership status, sign-ups, etc!