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Annual BBQ Competitions in Mississippi

Event Date Location Sanctioning Network
D'Iberville BBQ Throwdown logo
12th Annual D'Iberville
BBQ Throwdown Kids Q & Festival
MS State Championship
February 23-24, 2018 Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort
9380 Central Ave.
D'Iberville, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society
Catch-a-Dream Foundation logo
7th Annual Bass Pro Shops
Barbecue Cook Off
February 24-25, 2018 Bass Pro Shops
Tracker Boat Center
100 Bass Pro Drive
Pearl, MS
Foundation Fundraiser
Jacktown Throwdown logo
Jack Town Throw Down
March 2-3, 2018 Renaissance at Colony Park
1000 Highland Colony Parkway
Ridgeland, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society
Logo and Website link to Gulf Coast BBQ and Bluegrass Festival
Gulf Coast
BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
March 9-11, 2018 Beauvoir
2244 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS
Barbecue Competitors Alliance
Spring Palooza banner
5th Annual Main Street
Rockin’ & Grillin’ Palooza
March 16-17, 2018 Downtown
Picayune, MS
Barbecue Competitors Alliance

Hog Wild BBQ Contest
State Championship
March 16-17, 2018 Corinth, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Ham Jam banner
17th Annual Philadelphia
Ham Jam Arts Festival
April 13-14, 2018 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 14-15, 2018 Gloster Community Center Sports Complex
500 Lusk Street
Gloster, MS
Local Judges
Southaven Springfest logo
38th Annual
Southaven Springfest
State Championship
April 27-28, 2018 Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society

Memphis Barbecue Network
Hog Wild Barbeque Cookoff logo
Hog Wild Barbeque Cookoff & Family Festival
May 4-5, 2018 Brookhaven, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Que on the Yazoo logo
Que on the Yazoo
May 4-5, 2018 Main Street
Greenwood, MS
Memphis Barbecue Network
Downtown Barbecue Showdown logo
Downtown BBQ Showdown
Backyard ONLY
May 4-5, 2018 Meridian, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Mississippi Springfest 2016 color run crowd photo
Mississippi Springfest BBQ Contest
May 9-12, 2018 Ashland Park
Ashland, MS
Kansas City Barbeque Society
Thunder on the Water 2018 logo
Thunder on the Water
3rd Annual Patio Barbecue Competition
June 8-9, 2018 Grenada Lake
Grenada, MS
Memphis Barbecue Network
DeSoto Shrine Club BBQ logo
DeSoto Shrine Club
BBQ Cookoff
State Championship
June 15-16, 2018 Hernando, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Barbecue Competitors Alliance logo
Parker's Landing
BBQ Cookoff
June 22-23, 2018 Parkers Landing RV Park
Biloxi, MS
Barbecue Competitors Alliance
Downtown BBQ Showdown in Hattiesburg, MS header and logo
Downtown BBQ Showdown
August 17-18, 2018 Hattiesburg, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Smokin on the REZ logo
Smokin’ on the Rez
State Championship
August 24-26, 2018 Brandon, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Roast-N-Boast logo
State Championship
September 21-22, 2018 Columbus, MS Kansas City Barbeque Society
Great Ruleville Roast & Run logo
The Great Ruleville Roast & Run
September 28-29, 2018 Ruleville, MS Memphis Barbecue Network
 Mississippi Delta State Barbecue Championship logoCleveland Octoberfest logo
MS Delta State Barbecue Championship/Cleveland Octoberfest
October 12-13, 2018 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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