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Annual BBQ Competitions in Mississippi

Event Date Location Sanctioning Network
D'Iberville BBQ Throwdown logo
13th Annual D'Iberville
BBQ Throwdown Kids Q & Festival
MS State Championship
February 22-23, 2019 Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort
9380 Central Ave.
D'Iberville, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society

BBQ and Music Festival
March 8-10, 2019 Beauvoir
2244 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS
Barbecue Competitors Alliance
Ham Jam banner
17th Annual Philadelphia
Ham Jam Arts Festival
April 12, 2019 Downtown
West Beacon Street
Philadelphia, MS
Memphis Barbecue Network
SW MS BBQ Cook-off logo
1st Annual Southwest Mississippi BBQ Cook-Off & Spring Fest
April 12-13, 2019 Gloster Community Center Sports Complex
500 Lusk Street
Gloster, MS
Local Judges
Southaven Springfest logo
39th Annual
Southaven Springfest
State Championship
April 26-27, 2019 Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society

Memphis Barbecue Network
Que on the Yazoo logo
Que on the Yazoo
May 3-4, 2019 Main Street
Front Street
Greenwood, MS
Memphis Barbecue Network
Downtown Barbecue Showdown logo
Downtown BBQ Showdown
Backyard ONLY
May 3-5, 2019 Meridian, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Mississippi Springfest 2016 color run crowd photo
Mississippi Springfest BBQ Contest
May 10-12, 2019 Ashland Park
Ashland, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society
Hog Wild Barbeque Cookoff logo
Hog Wild Barbeque Cookoff & Family Festival
May 24-25, 2019 Brookhaven, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Grillin N Chillin logo
Grilling N Chillin at the Fields
May 31-June 1, 2019 The Fields of Waynesboro Sports Complex
Waynesboro, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society

Thunder on the Water 2018 logo
Thunder on the Water
3rd Annual Patio Barbecue Competition
June 14-15, 2019 Grenada Lake
Grenada, MS
Memphis Barbecue Network
DeSoto Shrine Club BBQ logo
DeSoto Shrine Club
BBQ Cookoff
State Championship
June 14-15, 2019 Hernando, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Barbecue Competitors Alliance logo
2nd Annual Cooking on the Creek
BBQ Battle
June 21-22, 2019 Parkers Landing RV Park
Biloxi, MS
Barbecue Competitors Alliance
Barbecue Competitors Alliance logo
All Fired Up
BBQ Cookoff
July 5-6, 2019 Downtown Main Street
Columbia, MS
Barbecue Competitors Alliance
Downtown BBQ Showdown in Hattiesburg, MS header and logo
Downtown BBQ Showdown
July 19-20, 2019 Town Park Square
Hattiesburg, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society
Smokin on the REZ logo
Smokin’ on the Rez
State Championship
August 23-25, 2019 Brandon, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Great Ruleville Roast & Run logo
The Great Ruleville Roast & Run
September 27-28, 2019 Ruleville, MS Memphis Barbecue Network
Hernando Water Tower Festival logo
17th Annual
Hernando Water Tower Festival
September 27-28, 2019 Hernando, MS Local Judges
Buckos Bar-B-Que Challenge logo 2019
Buckos Bar-B-Que Challenge
Sports Force Parks
September 28, 2019
Vicksburg, MS Local Judges
Roast-N-Boast logo 2019
State Championship
October 4-5, 2019 Columbus, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
BBQ on the Boulevard logo 2019
BBQ on the Boulevard
October 12, 2019 Clinton Plaza Shopping Center
Clinton, MS
Local Judges
 Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship logoCleveland Octoberfest logo
MS Delta State Barbecue Championship/Cleveland Octoberfest
October 12-13, 2019 101 S. Bayou Ave.
Cleveland, MS
Memphis Barbecue Network
Jim Hatten with Rockin' & Grillin' Bar-B-Que Palooza Director Reba Beebe and Event Specialist Emily Fleming in Picayune, MS March 19, 2016

Jim Hatten with Memphis Barbecue Network Representative Maggie Adkison at the 15th Annual Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival in Philadelphia, MS April 16, 2016

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