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Updated as of April 16, 2014
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2014
April 18-19, 2014 Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice, FL
This contest is the 2014 FBA Florida State Championship
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
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
EJ Kraus
Gail Cushing
April 19, 2014 Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships - Jacksonville, FL
Cole Pepper: click to Email
n/a
April 25-26, 2014 Martin County Fair's 4th Annual BBQ Fest - Stuart, FL
Martin County Fair Association - 2616 SE Dixie Highway - Stuart, FL 33494
Danny Culberson: (772)-220-3247 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
Gail Cushing
Bob Youngblood
April 25-26, 2014 Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival - Barnesville, GA
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
Barnesville/Lamar County Chamber of Commerce - P.O. Box 506 - Barnesville, GA 30204
Emily Rowland: (770)-358-5884 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
May 2-3, 2014 - Imperial Polk County BBQ Contest - Mulberry, FL
Note: This non-sanctioned contest is open to Polk County teams only!
Tracy Bontrager: (863)-398-8687 or click to Email
n/a
May 9-10, 2014 Smoke on the Water Barbecue Competition - Fort Myers, FL
Michael Gavla: (239)-246-3118 or click to Email
Sheilah Jones
EJ Kraus
Gail Cushing
May 23-24, 2014 Central Florida's BBQ Blowout - Oviedo, FL
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
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
June 6-7, 2014 Historic Cocoa Village's BBQ & Blues - Cocoa, FL
Emma Kirkpatrick - P.O. Box 1 - Cocoa, FL 32922
(321)-863-0851 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
Sheilah Jones
June 6-8, 2014 Jacks Old South Cooking School - Unadilla, GA
Visit Myron Mixon's website for details.
n/a
June 12-14, 2014 Baddest BBQ on the Bone - Madeira Beach, FL
Old Salt Fishing Foundation - P.O. Box 8564 - Madeira Beach, FL 33738
Alan McLeod: (727)-543-3712 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Sheilah Jones
Gail Cushing
July 18-19, 2014 Smokin On The Suwannee BBQ Festival - Live Oak, FL
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
Damon Wooley - 13944 48th Street - Live Oak, FL 32060
(386)-590-6038 or click to Email
Chuck Ray
Donna Ray
Wendy Wolfe
Tony Wolfe
July 23-24, 2014 Swamp Boys Cooking School - Holladay, UT
Visit Swamp Boys website for details.
n/a
August 8-9, 2014 Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
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 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 & Tom Pierce - 813 Princess Jeanne - Hobbs, NM 88240
(575)-390-5379 or (575)-390-8700 or click to Email
Ida Isaacs
Leon Isaacs
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
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 4, 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 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 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
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
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 7-8, 2014 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
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 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
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 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
Gail Cushing
EJ Kraus
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
April 10-11, 2015 Tri-State Barbecue Festival - Dothan, AL
Qualifier for the World Barbecue 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 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 - 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
August 7-8, 2015 Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
Rob McRae - 1514 Fairway Drive - Bainbridge, GA 39819
(706)-306-2595 or click to Email
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
Bob Youngblood
Durell Langley
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
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 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
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
August 5-6, 2016 Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
Qualifier for the World Barbecue Championship
Rob McRae - 1514 Fairway Drive - Bainbridge, GA 39819
(706)-306-2595 or click to Email
Lorne Brumm
Steve Brumm
Bob Youngblood
Durell Langley
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
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 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
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

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.

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
August 31, 2013FBA Funcook - Clermont, FL
August 10, 20131st Annual Smoke Under The Oaks BBQ Festival - Bainbridge, GA
July 27, 2013Smokin On The Suwannee BBQ Festival - Live Oak, FL
June 8, 2013Historic Cocoa Village's BBQ & Blues - Cocoa, FL
June 1, 2013Martin County Fair's 2nd Annual BBQ Fest - Stuart, FL

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