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It is the mission of the FBA to promote the uniquely American tradition of barbecuing meat over natural wood or charcoal-fired heat and smoke through education, family-friendly fellowship, and competition.


Welcome to the Florida BBQ Association’s (FBA) official website… thanks for dropping by.  Please take a look around.  We have lots of information about who we are and what we love, BARBECUE!  If you love Barbecue (who doesn’t, right?), and you’re looking for a fun organization that sponsors all sorts of barbecue-related activities ranging from contests to barbecue classes to judging seminars for all ages, we’d love to have you.  Just follow the many links throughout the website to become a member.  Enjoy and happy barbecuing!

Professional - Backyard Bros

Backyard - Team Smoke N Ash


Check out our HISTORY page!


The Florida BBQ Association (FBA) became a registered 501 c(7) non-profit corporation in the Summer of 2000.  Hatched by a small group of central Florida barbecue enthusiasts, they endeavored to create a barbecue organization that placed greater emphasis on being “cook team” friendly.  During the early formative years of the FBA, many “cook team” rules and practices were adopted that live on to this day.  For example: no garnish is required in a FBA turn-in box, only pure barbecue; the lowest judge’s score is not dropped, every judge’s assessment of a FBA turn-in box is given equal weight; and the time between meat category turn-ins is one hour instead of 30-minutes.  These are only a few of the features of a FBA contest that sets us apart from the other barbecue sanctioning bodies.  Now, almost 19 years later, the FBA has become one of the most renowned barbecue organizations in America.  In that time, we have gone from sanctioning only a few contests a year in Florida alone to over 30 contests a year across 5 states.  Our membership is almost 800 strong!  If you’re looking for a barbecue organization to call home, we’d love to have you.


Attention Teams!!

The FBA does not directly handle sign ups for individual Competitions. Please look for links within each event that say TEAM SIGN UP (Pro or Backyard). These links will take you to the sign ups provided by each Competition. Please be sure that you are not trying to sign up as a Judge or reading that Judge sign ups are full. Team sign ups and Judge sign ups are separate.

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