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.
“The Florida Bar B Que Association takes the safety of its members very seriously. We are suspending all COVID specific requirements at all of our sanctioned events. This is subject to change as necessary, and any guidelines set by Federal, State or Local governmental agencies will be followed. As always, individual members may still wear masks or gloves at their discretion.”
WELCOME TO THE FBA!
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
Join Us!! - BECOME A MEMBER
Members, are you looking for an outstanding local BBQ restaurant or a great caterer for you upcoming event? Are you a cook team looking for the best meats, equipment or sauces and rubs for your upcoming competitions? If so, please take a look at our Preferred Suppliers and Vendors page at www.fba.bbq.com and support our local FBA member Sponsors and Vendors.
If you are interested in supporting the FBA and having your company listed on our Preferred Suppliers and Vendors page, please go to our signup page located here, or contact Jim Douglas, at email@example.com. Your company logo will be posted in a prominent position on our website and your company will receive a plaque showing that you are a supporter of the FBA. You may feature up to three of your products per category.
We will be additionally offering opportunities for two major Sponsors to be featured as the named Sponsor for our Professional Team of the Year and the named Sponsor for our Backyard Team of the Year. Your company logo will be highlighted on our website. For more information regarding these two opportunities, please contact Jim Douglas for additional information.
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DID YOU KNOW?
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.
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.