National BBQ Events List

Learn more about the latest barbecue and grilling events around the country below. This list is being updated as frequently as we can. If you want more info on your event included or to let us know about changes, please send us an email. Please be sure to subscribe if this is helpful!

July 11-14, 2024: Windy City Smokeout — Chicago, Illinois

Get ready for beer, BBQ, and country tunes because the Windy City Smokeout BBQ & Country Music Festival is returning to Chicago. The Windy City Smokeout is one of the largest barbecue festivals in the U.S. and typically features the world’s best pitmasters and more than 15 musical acts.

Saturday, September 7, 2024: Pig Island NYC BBQ Picnic 2024 — Staten Island, New York

On Saturday, September 7, 2024, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden will transform into Pig Island NYC, a culinary utopia where pork reigns supreme. Using heritage breed pigs and produce sourced from local farms like Heritage Farm, chefs and pitmasters will flex their (pork) chops with unbridled creativity.

October 30 - November 3, 2024: American Royal World Series of Barbecue — Kansas City, Kansas

The 2024 American Royal World Series of Barbecue, traditionally the world’s largest barbecue competition with over 400 teams, will be held October 30 - November 3 at the Kansas Speedway. Notably, this Royal will include Halloween, which could add some fun to the proceedings.