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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.

Upcoming events

    • 11/06/2020
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    • 11/07/2020
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    • Davenport PD, Market Street Davenport, FL 33837

    Organizer: Angela Iversen, 407-697-4077
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens August 9th 2020

    • 11/13/2020
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    • 11/14/2020
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    • 919 Reed Canal Rd. South Daytona, FL 32119
    • 150

    Organizer: Amy Zengotita, 386-322-3070
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: TBA
    Additional Reps: TBA
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens August 16th 2020

    • 11/13/2020
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 11/15/2020
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • 2732 Pine St. Unadilla, GA 31091

    Jack's Old South Cooking School will be held at my home in Unadilla, Georgia. There will be a meet and greet dinner on Friday at night, and the class starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, with Whole Hog. We'll then move on to beef and pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pork butts and whole pork shoulder.

    The class will end on Sunday, at 3:00 pm. My school is for the novice, the enthusiast, and the trained chef, as well as for the BBQ competitor. The recipes are the same. The difference is who you'll be feeding.

    Whether you're serving BBQ judges, customers, or just friends and family, you'll elevate your BBQ game at my class. So, come over to my house and let's cook a little Q! See you there!

    ~Myron

    • 11/14/2020
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    • 11/15/2020
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    • 3711 Century Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33811

    Pig-Chicka-Cow-Cow is the reining, and two-time back-to-back, FBA Team of the Year, with a total of 21 Grand Championships and 12 Reserve Grands.

    Sweet Smoke Q is 2 time FBA Team of the Year winner and a 4 time FBA Team of the Year runner-up, with a total of 30 Grand Championships and 30 Reserve Grands.

    Both Jim and Lee will be teaching each category separately revealing techniques and flavor profiles used to win 93 Grands and Reserves cooking chicken, ribs, pork, & brisket in a competition timeline. We will follow a competition time line and even have it judged by a panel of certified judges giving their input.

    We will highlight the following areas of cooking competition BBQ:
    Meat Selection – Trimming – Injections – Marinades – Rubs – Sauces – Cooking Temperatures – FBA & KCBS Box Building

    This class will feature cooking on Drum Smokers and Pellet Smokers

    All participants will receive a goody bag with products from our gracious sponsors, Tee Shirts, snacks and refreshments including the almost famous “Pink Drink”. Saturday evening dinner and Sunday morning breakfast.

    Class begins Saturday at 1 pm and ends at 8 pm, Sunday 6 am and finishes up at 2:30 pm

    Cost
    $850 per person
    $425 for spouses

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    • 12/04/2020
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    • 12/05/2020
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    • 33 N LakeShore Blvd Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States

    Organizer:
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: TBD
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Sign Up:


    • 12/12/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    • Cowboys BBQ & Steak Co, 202 NE 7th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974
    • 53
    Register

    On December 12th starting at 4:00 pm we’ll be holding the FBA’s 2020 Team of the Year Awards Banquet and Annual Meeting at Cowboys BBQ & Steak Co., 202 NE 7th Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974.

    The buffet menu will consist of fried catfish, fried shrimp, chicken wings, chicken strips, hush puppies and sides. Coffee, tea and sodas are included. There will also be a cash bar for adult beverages.

    Tickets are $17 per person. FBA members are allowed to register up to 4 paying guests. Due to space limitations we will have to restrict the total number of attendees to 60. Deadline for registering is December 5th 2020.

    We will also have a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going to the FBA's designated charity, The Boys & Girls Club of Polk County's George Jenkins Memorial Unit in WInter Haven.

    The agenda is as follows:

    4:30 pm - Annual Board Meeting

    5:30 pm - Hall of Fame Awards

    6:00 pm – Buffet Supper

    7:00 pm - TOTY Awards


    Your FBA Board
    fba-board@fbabbq.com

    • 01/22/2021
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    • 01/23/2021
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    • 1745 US Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL 34748
    Register

    Organizer: Brian Gamble, (352) 267-4580 
    Contest Website: bbqandchilicompetition.com
    Lead Rep: Sheilah Jones
    Additional Reps: 
    Backyard Team Sign Up Online: https://tinyurl.com/y477y579
    Backyard Team Sign Up Print & Mail: https://tinyurl.com/y3b5og58

    Judge Sign-Up Open October 25th 2020




    • 01/22/2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 01/24/2021
    • 3:30 PM (EST)
    • 2732 Pine St. Unadilla, GA 31091

    Jack's Old South Cooking School will be held at my home in Unadilla, Georgia. There will be a meet and greet dinner on Friday at night, and the class starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, with Whole Hog. We'll then move on to beef and pork ribs, chicken, beef brisket, pork butts and whole pork shoulder.

    The class will end on Sunday, at 3:00 pm. My school is for the novice, the enthusiast, and the trained chef, as well as for the BBQ competitor. The recipes are the same. The difference is who you'll be feeding.

    Whether you're serving BBQ judges, customers, or just friends and family, you'll elevate your BBQ game at my class. So, come over to my house and let's cook a little Q! See you there!

    ~Myron

    • 01/28/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
    • 1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola
    • 8
    Register

    The judges seminar will take place in Apalachicola on Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 PM at the FBA competition venue.

    We are opening 20 slots in the signup sheet for the class. Your name may move up in the slot positions if others students above you on the list cancel and remove their names. You can check the signup list at any time by going back to the seminar registration link via the Event Calendar.

    The cost for the Judge’s Seminar is $50.

    Certified BBQ Judges must be a member of FBA and their membership must be current in order to judge an FBA sanctioned contest.

    Individual membership is $40 and family membership is $60 and is not included in the seminar fee. All membership fees are non-refundable.

    Current FBA Members need only to pay the cost of $50 for the seminar unless you need to renew your membership.

    Students need to download and read the Judges Handbook from the FBA website prior to the class. The Handbook can be accessed here:

    Judges Manual.pdf
    • 01/29/2021
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    • 01/30/2021
    • (EST)
    • Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave Apalachicola, FL 32320
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: John Solomon
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Lorne Brumm
    Additional Reps: Steve Brumm, Charles Golden
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Open November 1st 2020




    • 02/05/2021
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    • 02/06/2021
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    • 5400 Havendale Blvd Winter Haven, FL 33881
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Russell Short, 863-227-2660
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps:
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens October 25th 2020




    • 02/19/2021
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    • 02/20/2021
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    • 555 Ledwith Ave. Haines City, FL 33844
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Lindsaia Johansmeyer, 863-421-5569
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski. 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps:
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Open November 11th 2020




    • 02/26/2021
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    • 02/27/2021
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    • 5200 Airport Rd Zephyrhills, FL 33542 United States
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Melonie Monson, 813-782-1913
    Contest Website: www.zephyrhillschamber.org
    Lead Rep: TBD
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens November 29th 2020


    • 03/12/2021
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    • 03/13/2021
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    • 310 Kid Ellis Rd Mulberry, FL 33860
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep:
    Additional Reps:
    Judge Sign Ups Open December 13th 2020




    • 03/26/2021
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    • 03/27/2021
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    • 595 Airport Ave E. Venice , FL 34285 United States
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Don Fisher, 941-809-5232
    Contest Website: suncoastbbqbash.com
    Lead Rep: TBD
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens December 27th 2020

    • 04/23/2021
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    • 04/24/2021
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    • Market Street Davenport , FL 33837
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Katie Fussell, 863-419-3300 x138
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: 

    Judge Sign-Up Opens January 24th 2021

    • 09/24/2021
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    • 09/25/2021
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    • 203 Forest Capital Drive, Perry, FL. 32347
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Dawn Perez
    Contest Website:  http://www.smokininthepinesbbq.com
    Lead Rep: Charles Golden, 850-209-3071
    Additional Reps: Bill Tanner, Ed Shemanski
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Ups Open June 27th 2021

    • 01/28/2022
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    • 01/29/2022
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    • Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave Apalachicola, FL 32320
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: John Solomon
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Lorne Brumm
    Additional Reps: Steve Brumm, Charles Golden
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Open October 31st 2021




    • 02/25/2022
    • (EST)
    • 02/26/2022
    • (EST)
    • 5200 Airport Rd Zephyrhills, FL 33542 United States
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Melonie Monson, 813-782-1913
    Contest Website: www.zephyrhillschamber.org
    Lead Rep: TBD
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens November 28th 2021


    • 03/11/2022
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    • 03/12/2022
    • (EST)
    • 310 Kid Ellis Rd Mulberry, FL 33860
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep:
    Additional Reps:
    Judge Sign Ups Open December 12th 2021




    • 09/23/2022
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    • 09/24/2022
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    • 203 Forest Capital Drive, Perry, FL. 32347
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Dawn Perez
    Contest Website:  http://www.smokininthepinesbbq.com
    Lead Rep: Charles Golden, 850-209-3071
    Additional Reps: Bill Tanner, Ed Shemanski
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Ups Open June 26th 2022

    • 01/27/2023
    • (EST)
    • 01/28/2023
    • (EST)
    • Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave Apalachicola, FL 32320
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: John Solomon
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Lorne Brumm
    Additional Reps: Steve Brumm, Charles Golden
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Open October 30th 2022




    • 02/24/2023
    • (EST)
    • 02/25/2023
    • (EST)
    • 5200 Airport Rd Zephyrhills, FL 33542 United States
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Melonie Monson, 813-782-1913
    Contest Website: www.zephyrhillschamber.org
    Lead Rep: TBD
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens November 27th 2022


    • 03/10/2023
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    • 03/11/2023
    • (EST)
    • 310 Kid Ellis Rd Mulberry, FL 33860
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Bonnie Titus, 863-712-0625
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep:
    Additional Reps:
    Judge Sign Ups Open December 11th 2022




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