Everyone wins at a barbecue cook-off competition! From the time you enter the area, your nose starts twitching with the aromas. Your mouth is ready to compare the tanginess of the vinegar sauces versus the sweeter concoctions. There’s something for every meat lover.: pork, chicken, beef and even some veggies. Most festivals also have music and many are fund raisers for a charity.
bbq-festivals.com provides a list of competitions by state. This list needs to be updated but by clicking on the provided links, you can get information about the individual events.
BBQBug not only lists events with links to events, but also has a map that shows festivals any given week.
A handy list by month is available on Slashfood‘s BBQ Festivals Around the Country. Also a bit dated, the links work and can update you on the current year.