About the Championship

The Smokin' With Smithfield National Barbecue Championship competition will show you where you rank against other leading competition barbecue teams across the country. The Championship has two parts: a year-long points chase and a playoff between the top 24 teams from across the country to name one unified National Barbecue Champion and the chance to win up to $50,000 cash.

2019 Sponsored Competitions

WashMO BBQ, Bikes, & Blues
Friday, April 26, 2019
Washington, MO
14th Annual HANOR Smokin' Red Dirt BBQ
Friday, April 26, 2019
Enid, OK
Bishop Widlhorse Desert Roundup
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Kingsville, TX
BBQ Jamboree Double
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Jiggy with the Piggy
Friday, May 3, 2019
Kannapolis, NC
Friday, May 3, 2019
Westmont Red, White & BBQ
Friday, May 24, 2019
Westmont, IL
Big Blue BBQ Championships
Friday, May 31, 2019
Marysville, KS
Smokin in Steele
Friday, May 31, 2019
Owatonna, MN
8th Annual Valley Veterans BBQ Competition
Friday, May 31, 2019
Valley, NE
Original SD BBQ Championships
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Huron, SD
Covington Cork and Pork Festival
Friday, June 21, 2019
Covington, VA
Heritage Day?s BBQ Showdown
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Belvidere, IL
Gold Ribbin BBQ Fest
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Green Bay, WI
Gilroy Garli-que BBQ Challenge
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Gilroy, CA
Hudson Valley RibFest
Friday, August 16, 2019
New Paltz, NY
8th Annual Deaths Door BBQ
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Washington Island, WI
American Royal
Saturday, September 14, 2019
September 14th – September 15th
Kansas City, KS
Table Rock Boats & Bones
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Kimberling City, MO
Tilley Harley-Davidson Biker Blues & BBQ Rally
Friday, September 20, 2019
Salisbury, NC
Riverfest 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Decatur, AL
Tri City BBQ Fest
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Denison, IA
2019 Wildwood BBQ Bash
Friday, September 27, 2019
Wildwood, MO
Jack Daniels Invitational
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Lynchburg, TN
MS Delta State Barbecue Championship/Cleveland Octoberfest
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Cleveland, MS
Jonesboro Downtown BBQ and Music Festival
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Jonesboro, AR
Briscoe Ranch BBQ Cook-off
Friday, December 13, 2019
Uvalde, TX