BIG PIG JIG was born when a group of local self-professed gourmets made wagers on who among them could cook the most succulent pig! That year, 1982, those creative people recommended combining a barbeque cooking competition with an established and well-attended arts and crafts fair and the county's livestock association annual hog show. The merging of events has grown into a festival named twice as one of the "Top 100 Events in America," twice acclaimed one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast," listed by "Travel Agent" magazine as one of America's Top 500 Festivals and touted by Tom Clynes, author of "WILD PLANET!" as one of the world's 1,001 most extraordinary events.*
Florida BBQ Association - They Have a list of all Florida BBQ Contests, their Sanctioning Rules, an Application to Join the FBA, a Picture Gallery, Various BBQ Links, and, of course, a List of BBQ Joints in Florida.
Illinois BBQ Society - "Uniting BBQ Enthusiasts In Search of Excellent 'Que!" - The Illinois BBQ Society (ILBBQS) is a varied group of individuals who bring a world of experience to the barbeque scene. Whether you're a hardcore pit smoker, a die-hard WSM'er or a knock-the-dust-off-the-grill weekender, if you want to be a part of a colorful group that has come together to have fun and promote barbeque, you're headed in the right direction by visiting with the Illinois BBQ Society.*
National Barbecue Association - One need only look at the NBBQA Membership Directory to appreciate the many aspects of Barbecue represented by NBBQA Members. Just look at some of the descriptive categories and they’ll include Restaurateur, Caterer, Commercial Product, Consumer Product, Retailer, Publisher, Cookoffs, Association, Video Productions, Supplier, Manufacturer and Consultant. Just in the restaurant area, you’ll likely find second or third generation BBQ Restaurant operators along with those who might be ready to start a BBQ Restaurant business.
Buyers, Sellers, Information Seekers, Event Organizers and businesses of all sizes are represented within the NBBQA Membership. If you were to have a barbecue, regardless of whether it’s commercial or recreational, it’s likely NBBQA Members could supply everything you’d need – including the expertise, equipment and supplies. It’s the facilitating, effective networking of industry resources as well as fostering business opportunities, that provide the real benefit to NBBQA Membership.*
Old Dave's Po-Farm - This blog contains articles about stuff that interests Old Dave. Might be about bbq cooking, down home cooking and baking, bread making, recipes, maybe some old fashioned skills, bbq contests, cooker reviews, restaurant reviews, racing, shooting, mountain climbing, triathlons, marathons, body building, and other real he-man stuff.* 07/06/2012
The BBQ Grail - The BBQ Grail website was created in 2007, initially to document the authorís quest to find the perfect backyard BBQ experience.† Since that time The BBQ Grail has become one of the more popular BBQ blogs on the internet.† Including a listing on Alltop.com as one of the top BBQ blogs.* 07/06/2012
The California Barbecue Association is organized to assist needy children and their families in part bypromoting the understanding and appreciation of real, authentic barbecue. Real barbecue traces its roots to the cooking techniques of Native Americans who lived in the Southeast and Caribbean before the arrival of Columbus.*
The Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association - The Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association a recognized affiliate of the world famous Kansas City BBQ Society. It was formed in 1991 by a group of Northwestern barbecuers. Over the years it has grown from 20 members to over 400 internationally. The PNWBA publishes a news letter called Drippings from the Pit. This publication reaches it's 400 plus members informing them about the world of BBQ in our region.*
The Rocky Mountain BBQ Association was created to help promote barbeque cooking and competitions in the Rocky Mountain region. We will soon have membership information available as well as information on competitions and cooking classes for 2005. Check back often as we hope to have a lot of good information posted on our web site in the next weeks and months to come.*
BBQ Forum Blog - Expanding the BBQ Forum Community.* 06/24/2008
BBQ Junkie Blog - BBQ Junkie is a blog that focuses on what’s happening in the Southern California barbecue scene. Here you will find recipes, restaurant reviews, book reviews, and other useful information on barbecue.*
Barbeque Lovers - Barbeque
is our passion. We love to cook it, to eat it, to experience it, and
even to watch it on TV (I love those food network shows)!
Barbeque lovers is a site that is dedicated to all things barbeque. We want to provide the latest barbeque recipes, grilling tips and tricks, barbeque accessories, reviews of sauces, rubs and marinades, and more.
We also like outdoor cooking, dutch oven cooking, and tailgating before the big game so check out the information available on those topics as well.* 02/06/2009
Fat Johnny's Front Porch - Cosmic Musings Of An Ol' Kaw-Cajun Plowboy - Bonjou All Y'all Welcome To My Lil' Cabin On Da Bayou! Pull up a chair and sit yerself in the shade fer a spell ... take a load off and enjoy the view from the front porch. Me, I just brewed up a batch of sweet tea, and fixin' to fire up the grill, lickety-split. We be eatin' high on the hog t'night, cher ~ ah garrontee dat's fer tru, yeh!* Y'all wanna see some real food porn? Check out ChezJohn's blog, right now. 04/30/2009
Old Dave's Po-Farm - This blog contains articles about stuff that interests Old Dave. Might be about bbq cooking, down home cooking and baking, bread making, recipes, maybe some old fashioned skills, bbq contests, cooker reviews, restaurant reviews, racing, shooting, mountain climbing, triathlons, marathons, body building, and other real he-man stuff.* 04/30/2009
Patio Daddio BBQ - Musings of barbeque, cooking, and life -- served hot, fresh and saucy.* 04/30/2009
The BBQ Forum - BBQ is what it’s all about. The BBQ Forum was started in 1995 as an experimental feature on the first web page about BBQ. We have over 3,500 people visit it each day. There are about 100 messages posted to the forum daily about 20,000 pages are viewed each day. Some of the top people in BBQ come by here and share secrets with everyone. The Forum is a very nice place with some of the best people in the world supporting it.*
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni Barbecue Message Board - Discussing personal experiences with various BBQ related topics.
The Greater Omaha Barbeque Society (GOBS) was formed in 1992 to promote the art and science of genuine barbeque in the Omaha area and to rganize the annual Barbeque Championship of Nebraska. At the first GOBS meeting, a baker's dozen barbeque mavens only dreamed of what could be. Today, the dream is a reality, as membership has grown to over 200 individual members and 15 businesses! GOBS publishes a monthly newsletter, Drippings, and the Barbeque Championship of Nebraska is in its 11th successful year. Members meet once-a-month at varying barbeque venues to conduct club business, plan upcoming activities, and most importantly, eat some mighty fine barbeque!*
The Iowa Barbeque Society was organized in the spring of 1998 by a few BBQ starved enthusiasts devoted to barbeque and having fun.* BBQ Links, Downloads, FAQ, Topics.
Kansas City Barbecue Society - The mission of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is to celebrate, teach, preserve, and promote barbeque as a culinary technique, sport, and art-form. Our goal is to have barbeque recognized as "America's Cuisine."*
The New England Barbecue Society - Around 1991, the New England Society for Wood Cookery was formed. In 1994, the Wood Cookery Society became The New England Barbecue Society, a stable, fiscally responsible, not-for-profit, group of dedicated BBQ cooks and consumers. Along with our monthly print publication Burnt Ends, the NEBS was born to offer New England grillers the opportunity to learn Southern style barbecue techniques, whether using wood, charcoal, or even gas.*
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