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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

    • 08/28/2020
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    • 08/30/2020
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    • 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

    • 08/29/2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 08/30/2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Hot Wachula's 1060 Alpha Ave., Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, Florida 33830

    Want to learn how to BBQ like a professional Pitmaster? Here's your chance to learn from two of the best in the world. 

    Matthew Barber has won over 85 Grand and Reserve Grand Championships and is a 2 time Florida Barbecue Association Team of the Year winner. Most recently winning the World Championship in Brisket at the 2019 American Royal Invitational.

    Tim Maloy is the points leader in the 2020 Florida BBQ Association Team of the Year race.

    Learn Hot & Fast and Low & Slow. No secret will be left untold! This class will pay for itself in 6 months of competitions and will take years off the learning curve. Learn what Wins!

    Register here:  https://hotwachulas.com/products/competition-bbq-class

    • 09/18/2020
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    • 09/20/2020
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    • 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

    • 10/23/2020
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    • 10/24/2020
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    • 14900 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898
    • 80
    Register

    Organizer: Kevin DeNell, 954-465-3804
    Contest Website: www.RockNBrews.com 
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Sheila Jones, Jim Douglas,
    Joe Theodoredis (Trainee)

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    Backyard Team Sign Up

    Judge Sign-Up Opens July 26th 2020

    • 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
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    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
    Registration is closed

    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

    • 11/14/2020
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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

    http://www.sweetsmokeq.com/uploads/3/4/1/4/34143062/pig-chicka-cow-cow_sweet_smoke_q_application1.pdf

    • 01/29/2021
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    • 01/30/2021
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    • Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave Apalachicola, FL 32320
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: John Solomon
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Lorne Brumm
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    Judge Sign-Up Open November 1st 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
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    Judge Sign-Up Opens November 29th 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
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    Judge Sign-Up Opens December 27th 2020

    • 09/24/2021
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    • 09/25/2021
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    • 203 Forest Capital Drive

    Organizer: Dawn Perez
    Contest Website:  
    Lead Rep: Charles Golden, 850-209-3071
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    • 09/23/2022
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    • 09/24/2022
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    • 203 Forest Capital Drive

    Organizer: Dawn Perez
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: Charles Golden, 850-209-3071
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3050 Dyer Blvd, Suite 178

Kissimmee, FL 34741

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