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Updated as of November 22, 2014
2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / Completed Contests

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The date of any FBA State Championship is not available for any other contest in that state.
Florida - September 18-19, 2015
Alabama - April 10-11, 2015
Georgia - May 1-2, 2015

Labor Day Weekend is the FBA Funcook and General Meeting - September 4-6, 2015
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2014
December 5-6, 2014 Orange Blossom Barbeque Revue - Lake Wales, FL
Lora Donley: (863)-412-4121 or click to Email

Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
Vikki Leonard
Lewis Leonard
December 12-13, 2014 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ - Perry, FL
Dawn Taylor - P.O. Box 892 - Perry, FL 32348
(850)-584-5366 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
Kevin French
2015
January 16-17, 2015 Pigz in Z'hills BBQ & Blues and Fly-in - Zephyrhills, FL
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce - 38550 Fifth Avenue - Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Vonnie Mikkelsen: (813)-782-1913 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
January 24-25, 2015 Big Papa's Country Kitchen Pro Cooking School - Naples, FL
Visit Big Papa's website for details.
n/a
February 6-7, 2015 Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs "Smoke on the Water" BBQ - Winter Haven, FL
Frank Csomos - 1615 High Point Court SW - Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863)-287-3075 or (863)-294-5400 click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Chuck Ray
EJ Kraus
Donna Ray
Frank Jones
Gary Washam
February 13-14, 2015 The Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Apopka, FL
City of Apopka, Florida - 175 East 5th Street - Apopka, FL 32703
Chuck Carnesale: (407)-703-1756 or click to Email
Boby Youngblood
EJ Krause
Vikki Leonard
Lewis Leonard
Dennis Schmitz
Gary Washam
February 27-28, 2015 Ribs On The Ridge - Haines City, FL
City of Haines City - Leisure Services Department - 555 Ledwith Avenue - Haines City, FL 33844
Barbara Peck: (863)-421-9963 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
Tony Wolfe
Frank Jones
March 6-7, 2015 Eagle Lake BBQ Festival - Eagle Lake, FL
Eagle Lake BBQ Festival On The Tracks Inc. - 4232 Shadow Wood Drive - Winter Haven, FL 33880
Mark Stallings: (863)-412-2839 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
Frank Jones
March 20-21, 2015 Battle at the Big "O" - Okeechobee, FL
O.L. Raulerson, Jr. Scholarship Fund - 504 NW 4th Street - Okeechobee, FL 34972
Noel Stephen: (863)-634-0650 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Frank Jones
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
March 27-28, 2015 Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo - Kissimmee, FL
Kissimmee Main Street - 421 Broadway - Kissimmee, FL 32714
Brianne Stefek: (407)-846-4643 or click to Email
EJ Krause
Gary Washam
Bob Youngblood
March 27-29, 2015 Jacks Old South Cooking School - Unadilla, GA
Visit Myron Mixon's website for details.
n/a
April 3-4, 2015 8th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival - Thomaston, GA
Bobby Bickley - P.O. Box 330 - Thomaston, GA 30286
(706)-741-9317 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Lorne Brumm
April 10-11, 2015 Tri-State Barbecue Festival - Dothan, AL
This contest is the 2015 FBA Alabama State Championship
Kerry Farrell / The Main Event - 257 South Saint Andrews Street - Dothan, AL 36301
(334)-699-1475 or click to Email
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
Bob Youngblood
Gregg Snyder
April 17-18, 2015 Planes, Trains, and Barbeque Tavares, FL
Cheryl Fishel - 14146 Vista Del Lago Boulevard - Clermont, FL 34711
(407)-625-3818 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Gary Washam
April 17-18, 2015 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice, FL
Don Fisher - P O Box 1952, Nokomis, FL 34274
(941)-809-5232 or (941)-485-0804 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Frank Jones
EJ Kraus
May 1-2, 2015 11th Annual Barnesville Battle of the Bones Festival - Barnesville, GA
This contest is the 2015 FBA Georgia State Championship
Barnesville/Lamar County Chamber of Commerce - P.O. Box 506 - Barnesville, GA 30204
T.J. Imberger/Marshall Hooks: (770)-358-5884 or click to Email
Dennis Schmitz
Gregg Snyder
Charles Golden
May 15-16, 2015 Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition - Fort Myers, FL
Michael Gavla: (239)-246-3118 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
May 22-23, 2015 Central Florida's BBQ Blowout - Oviedo, FL
Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce - P.O. Box 621236 - Oviedo, FL 32762
Angela Iversen: (407)-697-4077 or click to Email
Tony Wolfe
Wendy Wolfe
EJ Kraus
Gary Washam
Chuck Ray
June 5-6, 2015 Historic Cocoa Village's BBQ & Blues - Cocoa, FL
Emma Kirkpatrick - P.O. Box 1 - Cocoa, FL 32922
(321)-863-0851 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Frank Jones
Tony Wolfe
August 7-8, 2015 Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
Rob McRae - 1514 Fairway Drive - Bainbridge, GA 39819
(706)-306-2595 or click to Email
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
Bob Youngblood
Durell Langley
September 4-6, 2015 FBA Funcook Clerbrook RV Resort - Clermont, FL
Wendy Wolfe: click to Email
TBD
September 11-12, 2015 First Responders Choo, Choos BBQ & Blues Fest - Spring Hill, FL
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad - 1605 Ridge Top Drive - Tarpon Spring, FL 34688
Bill Donati: (727)-639-7639 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
September 18-19, 2015 Smokin' Pig Fest - Lake City, FL
Wanda Jones - P.O. Box 1376 - Lake City, FL 32056
This contest is the 2015 FBA Florida State Championship
(386)-752-8822 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
Bob Youngblood
October 23-24, 2015 South Florida Pro BBQ Competition - Isle Casino - Pompano Beach, FL
Connie Davis - 777 Isle of Capri Circle - Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954)-383-2285 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
November 13-14, 2015 Pioneer Day - Kissimmee, FL
Osceola County Historical Society - P.O. Box 421996 - Kissimmee, FL 34742
Jennifer Diehl: (407)-396-8644 ext 3 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
December 11-12, 2015 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ - Perry, FL
Dawn Taylor - P.O. Box 892 - Perry, FL 32348
(850)-584-5366 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
2016
January 15-16, 2016 Pigz in Z'hills BBQ & Blues and Fly-in - Zephyrhills, FL
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce - 38550 Fifth Avenue - Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Vonnie Mikkelsen: (813)-782-1913 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
February 5-6, 2016 Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs "Smoke on the Water" BBQ - Winter Haven, FL
Frank Csomos - 1615 High Point Court SW - Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863)-287-3075 or (863)-294-5400 click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Chuck Ray
EJ Kraus
Donna Ray
February 26-27, 2016 Ribs On The Ridge - Haines City, FL
City of Haines City - Leisure Services Department - 555 Ledwith Avenue - Haines City, FL 33844
Barbara Peck: (863)-421-9963 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
March 18-19, 2016 Battle at the Big "O" - Okeechobee, FL
O.L. Raulerson, Jr. Scholarship Fund - 504 NW 4th Street - Okeechobee, FL 34972
Noel Stephen: (863)-634-0650 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
March 25-26, 2016 Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo - Kissimmee, FL
Kissimmee Main Street - 421 Broadway - Kissimmee, FL 32714
Brianne Stefek: (407)-846-4643 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
EJ Krause
April 8-9, 2016 Planes, Trains, and Barbeque Tavares, FL
Cheryl Fishel - 14146 Vista Del Lago Boulevard - Clermont, FL 34711
(407)-625-3818 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
April 15-16, 2016 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice, FL
Don Fisher - 800 Albee Farm Road North - Nokomis, FL 34275
(941)-809-5232 or (941)-485-0804 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
May 20-21, 2016 Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition - Fort Myers, FL
Michael Gavla: (239)-246-3118 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
May 27-28, 2016 Central Florida's BBQ Blowout - Oviedo, FL
Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce - P.O. Box 621236 - Oviedo, FL 32762
Angela Iversen: (407)-697-4077 or click to Email
Tony Wolfe
Wendy Wolfe
EJ Kraus
Gary Washam
Sheilah Jones
August 5-6, 2016 Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
Rob McRae - 1514 Fairway Drive - Bainbridge, GA 39819
(706)-306-2595 or click to Email
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
Bob Youngblood
Durell Langley
September 9-10, 2016 First Responders Choo, Choos BBQ & Blues Fest - Spring Hill, FL
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad - 1605 Ridge Top Drive - Tarpon Spring, FL 34688
Bill Donati: (727)-639-7639 or click to Email
TBD
September 16-17, 2016 Smokin' Pig Fest - Lake City, FL
Wanda Jones - P.O. Box 1376 - Lake City, FL 32056
(386)-752-8822 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
Bob Youngblood
October 21-22, 2016 South Florida Pro BBQ Competition - Isle Casino - Pompano Beach, FL
Connie Davis - 777 Isle of Capri Circle - Pompano Beach, FL 33069
(954)-383-2285 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
November 11-12, 2016 Pioneer Day - Kissimmee, FL
Osceola County Historical Society - P.O. Box 421996 - Kissimmee, FL 34742
Jennifer Diehl: (407)-396-8644 ext 3 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
December 9-10, 2016 Southern Pines Blues & BBQ - Perry, FL
Dawn Taylor - P.O. Box 892 - Perry, FL 32348
(850)-584-5366 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
2017
January 20-21, 2017 Pigz in Z'hills BBQ & Blues and Fly-in - Zephyrhills, FL
Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce - 38550 Fifth Avenue - Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Vonnie Mikkelsen: (813)-782-1913 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
February 3-4, 2017 Citrus Center Boys & Girls Clubs "Smoke on the Water" BBQ - Winter Haven, FL
Frank Csomos - 1615 High Point Court SW - Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863)-287-3075 or (863)-294-5400 click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Chuck Ray
EJ Kraus
Donna Ray
February 24-25, 2017 Ribs On The Ridge - Haines City, FL
City of Haines City - Leisure Services Department - 555 Ledwith Avenue - Haines City, FL 33844
Barbara Peck: (863)-421-9963 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
March 17-18, 2017 Battle at the Big "O" - Okeechobee, FL
O.L. Raulerson, Jr. Scholarship Fund - 504 NW 4th Street - Okeechobee, FL 34972
Noel Stephen: (863)-634-0650 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
March 24-25, 2017 Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo - Kissimmee, FL
Kissimmee Main Street - 421 Broadway - Kissimmee, FL 32714
Brianne Stefek: (407)-846-4643 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
EJ Krause
April 7-8, 2017 Planes, Trains, and Barbeque Tavares, FL
Cheryl Fishel - 14146 Vista Del Lago Boulevard - Clermont, FL 34711
(407)-625-3818 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
April 14-15, 2017 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice, FL
Don Fisher - 800 Albee Farm Road North - Nokomis, FL 34275
(941)-809-5232 or (941)-485-0804 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
May 19-20, 2017 Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition - Fort Myers, FL
Michael Gavla: (239)-246-3118 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
May 26-27, 2017 Central Florida's BBQ Blowout - Oviedo, FL
Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce - P.O. Box 621236 - Oviedo, FL 32762
Angela Iversen: (407)-697-4077 or click to Email
Tony Wolfe
Wendy Wolfe
EJ Kraus
Gary Washam
Sheilah Jones
September 8-9, 2017 First Responders Choo, Choos BBQ & Blues Fest - Spring Hill, FL
Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad - 1605 Ridge Top Drive - Tarpon Spring, FL 34688
Bill Donati: (727)-639-7639 or click to Email
TBD

Completed FBA Contests (by date)

Note that results are certified on Saturday at midnight following the contest.
Comments from scorecards are available until Monday at midnight.
Contest results are posted here for the past 12 months.
The FBA Triple Crown contests are available from this link.

November 22, 20142nd Annual Smokin' Flamingo BBQ Festival - Jacksonville, FL
November 15, 2014Swamp Fest BBQ Competition - Haines City, FL
October 25, 2014South Florida Pro BBQ Competition - Isle Casino - Pompano Beach, FL
October 25, 2014Georgia/Florida Tailgate Bar B Q Cookoff - Jesup, GA
October 18, 2014The Big Swamp Smoke Off - Naples, FL
October 11, 2014Mulberry Fine Swine At The Pit - Mulberry, FL
October 4, 2014KidPack Polk Project BBQ Throwdown - Lakeland, FL
September 20, 2014Smokin' Pig Fest - Lake City, FL
September 13, 2014Lea County Black Gold BBQ Blowout - Hobbs, NM
August 30, 2014FBA Funcook - Clermont, FL
August 16, 2014Great American Blues Festival - Panama City Beach, FL
August 9, 2014Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
July 19, 2014Smokin On The Suwannee BBQ Festival - Live Oak, FL
June 14, 2014Baddest BBQ on the Bone - Madeira Beach, FL
June 7, 2014Historic Cocoa Village's BBQ & Blues - Cocoa, FL
May 24, 2014Central Florida's BBQ Blowout - Oviedo, FL
May 10, 2014Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition - Fort Myers, FL
April 26, 2014Martin County Fair's 4th Annual BBQ Fest - Stuart, FL
April 26, 2014Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival - Barnesville, GA
April 19, 2014Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice, FL
April 12, 2014Tri-State Barbecue Festival - Dothan, AL
April 12, 2014Planes, Trains, and Barbeque Tavares, FL
April 5, 20147th Annual Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival - Thomaston, GA
April 5, 2014Paint n Pork Fest - Marianna, FL
March 29, 2014Kissimmee Valley Rib Rodeo - Kissimmee, FL
March 22, 2014Battle at the Big "O" - Okeechobee, FL
March 15, 2014Southeast Regional Pigfest - Tallahassee, FL
March 8, 2014Pig On The Pond "For The Kids" - Clermont, FL
February 22, 2014Treasure Coast BBQ Championship - Ft. Pierce, FL
February 15, 20142014 Ribs On The Ridge - Haines City, FL
February 8, 2014The Old Florida Outdoor Festival - Apopka, FL
February 1, 2014Smoke on the Water BBQ - Winter Haven, FL
January 18, 2014Pigz in Z'hills BBQ & Blues and Fly-in - Zephyrhills, FL
January 11, 2014Cowboys Pig Out - Ft Pierce, FL
January 4, 2014Banjos, Bikes & BBQ - Edgewater, FL

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