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Updated as of July 30, 2014
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2014
August 2-3, 2014 Sweet Smoke Q Cooking School - Davenport, FL
Visit Sweet Smoke Q website for details.
n/a
August 8-9, 2014 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
August 15-16, 2014 Great American Blues Festival - Panama City Beach, FL
William Buskell- 9875 South Thomas Drive - Panama City Beach, FL 32401
(850)-258-2309 or click to Email
Steve Brumm
Lorne Brumm
Ed Hartwig
August 16, 2014 - Williston Church Of God Annual Outdoor Jamboree and BBQ cook off - Williston, FL
Travis Wiygul: (352)-427-6116 or click to Email
n/a
August 29-31, 2014 FBA Funcook Clerbrook RV Resort - Clermont, FL
The 2014 Celebrate Last Year Party will be held at this contest on Saturday night.
Wendy Wolfe: click to Email

Tony Wolfe
Sheilah Jones
Bob Youngblood
September 12-13, 2014 Lea County Black Gold BBQ Blowout - Hobbs, NM
Mark Bateman - 813 Princess Jeanne - Hobbs, NM 88240
(575)-390-5379 or (575)-390-8700 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Frank Jones
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
September 13-14, 2014 Rescue Smokers Cook School - Sycamore, GA
Email Rescue Smokers for details.
n/a
September 19-20, 2014 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 3-4, 2014 KidPack Polk Project BBQ Throwdown - Lakeland, FL
Jared Hatcher - 2279 Couples Drive - Lakeland, FL 33813
(863)-255-8886 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
October 10-11, 2014 Mulberry Fine Swine At The Pit - Mulberry, FL
Fine Swine At The Pit - P.O. Box 1210 - Mulberry, FL 33860
Bonnie Titus: (863)-712-0625 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
October 11, 2014 - 6th Annual COFB Butts & Brisket Competition - Fernandina Beach, FL
Jay Robertson: (904)-310-3361 or (904)-753-0001 or click to Email
n/a
October 17-18, 2014 The Big Swamp Smoke Off - Naples, FL
Collier County Fair - 751 39th Avenue NE - Naples, FL 34120
Shannon Hubbell: (239)-455-1444 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
EJ Kraus
Gail Cushing
October 24-25, 2014 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
Gail Cushing
October 24-25, 2014 Georgia/Florida Tailgate Bar B Q Cookoff - Jesup, GA
Rotary Club of Jesup - 648 Harper Street - Jesup, GA 31546
Jeff Chandler: (912)-433-4422 or click to Email
Bob Youngblood
Vikki Leonard
Lewis Leonard
November 1, 2014 - Down Home! BBQ - Arcadia, FL
Megan McKibben: (863)-494-2020 or click to Email
n/a
November 7-8, 2014 Pioneer Day - Kissimmee, FL
Osceola County Historical Society - P.O. Box 421996 - Kissimmee, FL 34742
Rachel McIntee: (407)-702-4355 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
Canceled
November 7-8, 2014 Seventh Annual Foggy Bottom Bar-B-Que Bash - Elba, AL
Elba Chamber of Commerce - 329 Putnam Street - Elba, AL 36323
Kerry Johnson: (334)-897-3125 or click to Email
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
Bob Youngblood
November 14-15, 2014 Swamp Fest BBQ Competition - Haines City, FL
FL FFA Foundation - 5000 Firetower Rd - Haines City FL 33844
Jonathan Bartley: (863)-439-7332 or click to Email
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
Sheilah Jones
November 15, 2014 - 2nd Annual Grillers Gone Wild BBQ Festival - South Daytona, FL
Gregory Bartholomew: (386)-322-3070 or click to Email
n/a
November 21-22, 2014 2nd Annual Smokin' Flamingo BBQ Festival - Jacksonville, FL
David S Haskett - 33275 Woods Lane - Callahan, FL 32011
(904)-838-7290 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
EJ Kraus
Bob Youngblood
November 22, 2014 - Rotary Club of Panama City Beach Presents 7th Annual Grills Gone Wild - Panama City, FL
Ann Scruggs - Event Chair: (850)-258-2735 or click to Email
n/a
December 5-6, 2014 Orange Blossom Barbeque Review - Lake Wales, FL
Lora Donley: (863)-412-4121 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
Vikki Leonard
Lewis Leonard
December 5-7, 2014 Jacks Old South Cooking School - Unadilla, GA
Visit Myron Mixon's website for details.
n/a
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
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
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
Gail Cushing
EJ Kraus
Donna Ray
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
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Vikki Leonard
Lewis Leonard
February 20-21, 2015 Treasure Coast BBQ Championship - Ft. Pierce, FL
Annette Miller - Humane Society of St. Lucie County - P.O. Box 3661 - Ft. Pierce, FL 34948
(772)-696-2095 or click to Email
Bob Youngblood
EJ Kraus
Vikki Leonard
Lewis Leonard
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
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
Gail Cushing
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
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
EJ Krause
Gail Cushing
April 10-11, 2015 Tri-State Barbecue Festival - Dothan, AL
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 10-11, 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
EJ Kraus
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
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
Gail Cushing
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
Sheilah Jones
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 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
TBD
September 18-19, 2015 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 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
Gail Cushing
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
Gail Cushing
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
Gail Cushing
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
Gail Cushing
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
Gail Cushing
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
Gail Cushing
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
Gail Cushing
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
EJ Kraus
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
Gail Cushing
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.

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
December 14, 2013Southern Pines Blues & BBQ - Perry, FL
November 23, 20131st Annual Smokin' Flamingo BBQ Festival - Jacksonville, FL
November 9, 2013Sixth Annual Foggy Bottom Bar-B-Que Bash - Elba, AL
November 9, 2013Pioneer Day 2013 - Kissimmee, FL
October 26, 2013South Florida Pro BBQ Competition - Isle Casino - Pompano Beach, FL
October 26, 2013Georgia/Florida Tailgate Bar B Q Cookoff - Jesup, GA
October 19, 2013The Big Swamp Smoke Off - Naples, FL
October 12, 2013Fine Swine at the Pit - Mulberry, FL
September 21, 2013Smokin' Pig Fest - Lake City, FL
September 7, 2013KidPack Polk Project BBQ Throwdown - Lakeland, FL

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