2014 BBQ Contest List

Contest dates for 2014 with more information to follow about the individual contests (additional contest dates will be posted as they become available):

  1. Feb 22 is the Ryan Trumble Caveman BBQ Competition Benefit in Red Oak
  2. Feb 28 & March 1 is Fire on Ice in Isle, MN (International Ice BBQ Society sanctioned)
  3. April 18 & 19 is the Frostbuster BBQ contest in Colo
  4. April 25 & 26 is the Central Iowa Expo BBQ, Cruise and Brew in Boone (KCBS sanctioned)
  5. April 26 & 27 is the Central Iowa Expo BBQ, Cruise and Brew in Boone (KCBS sanctioned)
  6. May 3 & 4 is the BBQ Battle at the Fort contest in Fort Dodge
  7. May 9 & 10 is BBQ in the Bluffs in Council Bluffs (KCBS sanctioned)
  8. May 24 & 25 is Smokin’ in the Junction in West Des Moines (KCBS sanctioned)
  9. May 30 & 31 is the Smokin’ in Steel BBQ Competition in Owatonna, MN
  10. June 6 & 7 is Bridge City BBQ Fest in Ottumwa (KCBS sanctioned)
  11. June 7 is Smokin’ in Beebeetown
  12. June 20 & 21 is the State Center Rose Festival BBQ Championship (KCBS sanctioned)
  13. June 21 & 22 is the Mr. BBQ Barbeque Challenge in Davenport (KCBS sanctioned)
  14. June 27 & 28 is the Nevada Kiwanis Rockin’ Country BBQ Fest (KCBS sanctioned)
  15. July 3 & 4 is the “Back to Mayberry” BBQ Championship in Whiting (KCBS sanctioned)
  16. July 5 is the Sauces & Cycles BBQ Competition in Falls City, NE (KCBS sanctioned)
  17. July 11 is the Hormel BBQ Showdown in Algona
  18. July 12 is the 7th Annual Meathead BBQ Contest in Schaller
  19. July 18 & 19 is BBQ’Loo & Blues Too! in Waterloo (KCBS sanctioned)
  20. July 25 & 26 is the 5th Annual Battle of the BBQ Cook-Off in Corning
  21. July 25 & 26 is the Up in Smoke BBQ Bash in Mason City (KCBS sanctioned)
  22. August 1 & 2 is the Lynch Livestock Pig Stampede in Waucoma (KCBS sanctioned)
  23. August 2 is the the Harcourt Fire Dept BBQ contest
  24. August 15 & 16 is Smoke on the Water in Lake Okoboji
  25. August 16 & 17 is the Madison County BBQ Shootout in Winterset
  26. August 23 is Smokin’ Up Main Street in Center Point
  27. September 6 is the Third Annual Thomas Mitchell Days BBQ Competition in Mitchellville
  28. September 19 & 20 is the Tri-City BBQ Contest in Denison (KCBS sanctioned)
  29. October 17 & 18 is the Back To Back To The Park contest in Marshalltown (KCBS sanctioned)
  30. October 18 & 19 is the Back To Back To The Park contest in Marshalltown (KCBS sanctioned)

4 thoughts on “2014 BBQ Contest List

  1. Many of these are sanctioned contests. Additional contest detial will be posted when it is released by the contest organizer. This list was generated to create a summary of dates for many of the contests in Iowa. The list can be updated to indicate which contests are KCBS sanctioned.

  2. The Hog Wild BBQ Contest in EMMETSBURG is August 24-25. It should be added to this list. It apparently didnt make it over to the new format…