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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.

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.


Upcoming events

    • 09/16/2022
    • 09/17/2022
    • 6915 Riverview Dr. Riverview, FL 33568
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Roni-Kay Lopez, 813-477-1340
    Contest Website: www.seizethemomentfoundation.org
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Sheilah Jones, Tim Hughes, Jim Douglas
    Team Sign Up: https://tinyurl.com/ye5wpcfm
    Judge Sign-Ups Open June 19th 2022

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

    Organizer: Dawn Perez
    Contest Website:  http://www.smokininthepinesbbq.com
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Bill Tanner, Jim Dehne, Jim Douglas
    Pro Team Sign Up: https://tinyurl.com/2p9fht4w
    Judge Sign-Ups Open June 26th 2022

    • 10/14/2022
    • 10/15/2022
    • 4250 SW 80th Way Bell, FL 32619
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Donna Creamer, 352-210-1827
    Contest Website: http://www.bbqfromthehart.com/
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Lori Frazee, Jim Dehne, Charles Golden
    Team Sign-ups: https://tinyurl.com/yacf6hc9
    Judge Sign-ups Open 7/17/22

    • 10/21/2022
    • 10/22/2022
    • 14900 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898
    • 34
    Register

    Organizer: Kevin DeNell, 954-465-3804
    Contest Website: www.RockNBrews.com 
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Sheilah Jones, Tim Hughes, Joe Theodoredis
    Team Sign Up (Online)www.RockNBrewsbbq.com
    Team Sign Up (PDF):  https://tinyurl.com/2zzr6z6d
    Judge Sign Ups Open: 7/24/22

    • 11/11/2022
    • 11/12/2022
    • 2525 Frontage Road Davenport, FL 33837
    Register

    Organizer: Angela Iversen,  407-697-4077
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Sheilah Jones, Tim Hughes, Joe Theodoredis, Jim Douglas

    Contest Website: 
    Team Sign-Ups: https://tinyurl.com/ymue95zj
    Current Judges List:
    Judge Sign Ups Open: 8/14/22 

    • 11/18/2022
    • 11/19/2022
    • 919 Reed Canal Rd, South Daytona, FL 32119
    • 150
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Amy Zengotita, 386-322-3070
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Joe Theodoredis
    Backyard Team Sign Uphttps://tinyurl.com/m3ep575y
    Judge Sign-Up Opens August 21st 2022

    • 01/06/2023
    • 01/07/2023
    • 5840 State Rd. 207 St. Augustine, FL 32033
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Tim Gause
    Contest Website: www.jimmyjambbqslam.com
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: TBD
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Backyard Team Signup:
    Judge Sign-Up Open October 9th 2022



    • 01/20/2023
    • 01/21/2023
    • Battery Park, 1 Bay Ave Apalachicola, FL 32320
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: John Solomon
    Contest Website:
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski
    Additional Reps: 
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Open October 30th 2022




    • 02/17/2023
    • 02/18/2023
    • 555 Ledwith Ave. Haines City, FL 33844
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Lindsaia Johansmeyer, 863-421-5569
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep:
    Additional Reps:
    Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens:



    • 03/10/2023
    • 03/11/2023
    • 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




    • 03/17/2023
    • 03/18/2023
    • 1745 US Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL 34748
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Brian Gamble, (352)267-4580, info@FirefighterCharity.org
    Contest Website: bbqandchilicompetition.com
    Lead Rep: Sheilah Jones, (863)289-1315
    Additional Reps: Joe Theodoredis
    Backyard Team Sign Up Online:
     
    Backyard Team Sign Up Print & Mail: 
    Current Judges List:




    • 03/31/2023
    • 04/01/2023
    • 781 Magnolia Ave Sebring, FL 33870
    Registration is closed

    Organizer:  J.C. Shoop, 863-214-8089
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: TBD
    Additional Reps: TBD

    Current Judge List: 

    • 04/28/2023
    • 04/29/2023
    • Market Street Davenport , FL 33837
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Josh Hicks

    Contest Website: 

    Team Application:

    Lead Rep:  Ed Shemanski

    Additional Reps:


    • 09/22/2023
    • 09/23/2023
    • 203 Forest Capital Drive, Perry, FL. 32347
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Dawn Perez
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep:
    Additional Reps:
    Pro Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Ups Open:

    • 10/20/2023
    • 10/21/2023
    • 4250 SW 80th Way Bell, FL 32619
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Donna Creamer, 352-210-1827
    Contest Website: http://www.bbqfromthehart.com/
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Lori Frazee, Jim Dehne
    Judge Sign-ups Open 7/23/23

    • 11/17/2023
    • 11/18/2023
    • 919 Reed Canal Rd, South Daytona, FL 32119
    • 150
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Amy Zengotita, 386-322-3070
    Contest Website: 
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Joe Theodoredis
    Backyard Team Sign Up:
    Judge Sign-Up Opens August 20th 2023

    • 10/18/2024
    • 10/19/2024
    • 4250 SW 80th Way Bell, FL 32619
    Registration is closed

    Organizer: Donna Creamer, 352-210-1827
    Contest Website: http://www.bbqfromthehart.com/
    Lead Rep: Ed Shemanski, 407-242-3425
    Additional Reps: Lori Frazee, Jim Dehne
    Judge Sign-ups Open 7/21/24

Past events

04/29/2022 Grills Gone Wild - Davenport - Pro / BY
04/08/2022 2022 Sebring 12 Hours of BBQ - BY
03/11/2022 Pig-a-Palooza! - Mulberry - Pro/BY
03/04/2022 **2022 State Championship** Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues – Zephyrhills - Pro / BY
02/18/2022 Ribs on the Ridge - Haines City - Pro / BY
02/11/2022 The 2022 Apopka Proud BBQ Showdown - Pro/BY
02/04/2022 Smoke on the Water - Winter Haven Pro
01/28/2022 Firefighter Charity BBQ & Chili Competition - Leesburg - BY
01/21/2022 Butts & Clucks On The Bay – Apalachicola - Pro
11/19/2021 South Daytona's BBQ and Blues Festival - BY
10/29/2021 **Canceled** Jimmy Jam BBQ & Brew Festival - Palm Coast - Pro/BY
10/22/2021 Rock 'N' Brews BBQ Festival - Camp Mack (Lake Wales) - Pro/BY
10/15/2021 **Canceled** Sopchoppy Classic BBQ Cook Off - BY
10/15/2021 BBQ from the Hart - Bell - Pro
09/24/2021 Smokin' in the Pines BBQ Festival **2021 FBA State Championship** - Perry - Pro
09/03/2021 Big Belly BBQ Battle - Davenport - Pro / BY
07/02/2021 Ribs on the Ridge - Haines City - Pro / BY
04/23/2021 Grills Gone Wild - Davenport - Pro / BY
04/16/2021 Sturge's 9th Annual Biker Rally and BBQ Cookoff - Pro
04/09/2021 The 2021 Apopka Proud BBQ Showdown - Pro/BY
03/26/2021 **Canceled** Suncoast BBQ & Bluegrass Bash - Venice - Pro
03/12/2021 Pig-a-Palooza! - Mulberry - Pro / BY
02/26/2021 **Canceled** Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues – Zephyrhills - Pro / BY
02/05/2021 **Canceled** Smoke on the Water - Winter Haven - Pro
01/22/2021 Butts & Clucks On The Bay – Apalachicola - Pro
01/22/2021 Lake Firefighter Charity BBQ & Chili Competition - Leesburg - BY
12/04/2020 ** Canceled** Orange Blossom Revue – Lake Wales
11/06/2020 **Canceled** Big Belly BBQ Battle – Davenport
10/23/2020 ** FULL** Rock 'N' Brews BBQ Festival - Camp Mack (Lake Wales) - Pro/BY
06/27/2020 Sweet Smoke Q / Pig-Chicka-Cow-Cow Competition Class
03/13/2020 Pigapolooza - Mulberry
02/21/2020 Ribs on the Ridge – Haines City
02/14/2020 Grills Gone Wild – Davenport
02/07/2020 Smoke on the Water – Winter Haven
01/24/2020 Butts & Clucks On The Bay – Apalachicola **State Championship**
01/24/2020 7th Annual Charity Chili Cook Off & BBQ Comp - Leesburg
01/17/2020 Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ & Blues – Zephyrhills
11/15/2019 Rock N Brews BBQ - Camp Mack

Address:
3050 Dyer Blvd, Suite 178

Kissimmee, FL 34741

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