Memphis Barbecue Network

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MBN BBQ Contests
The Memphis Barbecue Network is continuing a tradition of BBQ contests. Teams at our events not only have to be able to cook world class pork shoulder, ribs and whole hog. They also have to be prepared to interact with professional certified judges. And because they are also judged on area and personal appearance we have the best looking cooks in the world too.
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MBN Contest Calendar
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18 Contests Found.
Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2014

Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Southaven Springfest
Contact: Kristi Faulkner
Phone: 6623936939 or 9014611791
Email: kfaulkner@southaven.org
Judge's Contact: Jan and Buddy Harvey
Phone: 901-634-6099
Email: springfestjudges@gmail.com

This contest is an automatic qualifier for the World Food Championship.
May 2 - May 3, 2014

Downtown Greenwood
Greenwood, MS

Division(s):Challenger
Que' on the Yazoo
Contact: Zach Luke
Phone: 6628222204
Email: zach@bankcom.com
Judge's Contact: Becky Palmer
Phone: 6629023612
Email: beckypalmer@cableone.net

Click on contest title above for judge's application and more info.
May 9 - May 10, 2014

MARION SPORTS COMPLEX
MARION, AR

Division(s):Challenger
Esperanza Bonanza
Contact: MISSI NORMAN
Address: PO BOX 1327 West Memphis, AR 72303
Phone: 8707356580 or 9016473391
Email: mgnorman@cspermit.com
Judge's Contact: Carol Burdison
Address: 106 EVENING WIND Marion, AR 72364
Phone: 9014887223 or 8707351735
Email: carol.burdison@sbcglobal.net

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May 30 - May 31, 2014

Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church
674 Mannsdale Road
Madison, MS

Division(s):PRO
13th Annual Heavenly Hogs Championship BBQ Contest at Ques, Blues and Cruise Festival
Contact: Keith Obert
Address: 147 Woodland Hills Blvd Madison, MS 39110
Phone: 601-856-9690 or 601-209-2862
Email: obertlaw@bellsouth.net
Judge's Contact: Russty Brown
Address: 147 Woodland Hills Blvd Madison, MS 39110
Phone: 601-573-1107
Email: rbrown.law@gmail.com
Jun 13 - Jun 14, 2014

Fairgrounds
Clarksdale, MS

Division(s):Challenger
Delta Jubilee Smokin' Hot BBQ
Contact: Sue Griffin
Address: PO Box 160 Clarksdale, MS 38614
Email: buckinghamsue@gmi.net
Jun 13 - Jun 14, 2014

Warfield Point Park
296 Warfield Point Park Rd
Greenville, MS

Division(s):Challenger
Warfield RiverFest
Contact: Boris Brandon
Phone: 662-822-9904
Email: bbrandon@co.washington.ms.us

BackYard contest
Jun 20 - Jun 21, 2014

Riverside Park
Batesville, AR

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Smokin' on the White
Contact: Jim Butler
Address: PO Box 2094 Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: 870-307-5338
Email: ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com
Judge's Contact: Donna Turner
Address: PO Box 2094 Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: 870-613-1564
Email: smokinjudges@hotmail.com
MBN Reps: LORI DIXON, KYLE DIXON
Jul 17 - Jul 19, 2014

Downtown Galax
Galax, VA

Division(s):PRO
Smoke on the Mountain - VA State BBQ Championship
Contact: Ron Passmore
Address: 101 North Main Galax, VA 24333
Phone: 276-2362184 or 276-233-0334
Judge's Contact: Shannon Dalton
Email: shdalton@gmail.com
MBN Reps: GREG SEBASTIAN, LOIS SEBASTIAN

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Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2014

Fairgrounds
500 Wedgewood Ave
Nashville, TN

Division(s):PRO
Music City BBQ Festival
Contact: Brian Hamilton
Address: 718 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-202-9135
Email: brian@musiccitybbqfestival.com
Judge's Contact: Jennifer Kiermaier
Address: 718 Thompson Lane Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-812-2004
Email: jennifer.kiermaier@sth.org
MBN Reps: MAGGIE ADKISON, ADAM ADKISON

Click on contest name above for more info.
Aug 22 - Aug 23, 2014

Northwest Mississippi Coummunity College Farm
110899 Highway 4 West
Senatobia, MS

Division(s):Challenger
The Tate County Fair Smokeout benefiting 4-H & FFA
Contact: Jack Jennings
Address: 457 Waldrop Senatobia, MS 38668
Phone: 901-340-8966
Email: jennings.jack@yahoo.com
Judge's Contact: Lisa Monarch-Jennings
Phone: 901-438-7071

To be held in conjunction with the Tate County Fair
Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2014

Yazoo County Fairgrounds
203 Airport Road (Hugh McGraw Drive)
Yazoo City, MS

Division(s):PRO
Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival
Contact: Tonja Ray-Smith
Address: PO Box 186 Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-528-3171
Email: tonja@visityazoo.org
Judge's Contact: Kay Mills
Address: PO Bpx 186 Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-2402 or 662-571-2210
Email: kay.mills@southernbeverage.com
MBN Reps: LORI DIXON, KYLE DIXON

Click on contest name above for more info.
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2014

Al Chymia Shrine Temple
577 Shelby Oaks Dr.
Memphis, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Al Chymia Shrine 2nd Annual BBQ
Contact: Amanda Bandy
Address: 5770 Shelby Oaks Drive Memphis, TN 38134
Phone: 901-377-7336
Email: bobo01072000@yahoo.com
MBN Reps: EDDIE FOSHEE, SHERRY FOSHEE, MAGGIE ADKISON, ADAM ADKISON
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2014

17th Street & surronding areaMurphysboro, IL

  State Championship

Division(s):PRO
Murphysboro BBQ Cook-Off
Contact: Mike Mills
Phone: 618-684-8922 or 618-599-8000
Email: becky@17bbq.com
MBN Reps: ROLLIE WILLIAMS, MELZIE WILSON

This contest winner gets an automatic invite into the 2014 World Food Competition. Click on contest name above for more info.
Sep 26 - Sep 27, 2014

Rule Park-DowntownRulleville, MS

Division(s):Challenger
The Great Ruleville Roast
Contact: Elise Jenkins
Address: PO Box 191 Rulleville, MS 38771
Phone: 662-719-1675
Email: elise@mspolicesupply.com
Judge's Contact: Pam Maxwell
Address: 912 Ninth Avenue Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-497-2575
Email: prmaxwell@yahoo.com

In Conjunction with The Great Ruleville Run
Oct 10 - Oct 11, 2014

Downtown ClevelandCleveland, MS

  State Championship

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Mississippi Delta State Barbecue
Contact: Elise Jenkins
Address: P.O. Box 191 Ruleville, MS 38771
Phone: 662-719-1675
Email: elise@mspolicesupply.com
Judge's Contact: Pam Maxwell
Address: 912 Ninth Ave Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-497-2575
Email: prmaxwell@yahoo.com

World Food Championship Automatic Qualifier. Now paying 4th and 5th places in Challenger and Patio Divisions. Click on contest name above for more info.
Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2014

Streets of Uptown Charlotte
200 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship
Contact: Damon Phillips
Address: 200 S.Tyron St. SUite 1600 Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 704-332-9595
Email: dphillips@charlottecentercity.org
MBN Reps: KELLEY EVANS, HENRY EVANS, GARY COUNTZ, SHARON COUNTZ

This contest is an automatic World Food Challenger Contest. Click on contest name above for more info.
Nov 7 - Nov 8, 2014

Old Trace Park,Roos Barnett ReservoirRidgeland, MS

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Somkin' On The Rez
Contact: Bobby Cleveland
Address: P.O. Box 2180 Ridgeland, MS 39158
Phone: 601-506-0739
Email: bobbyc7754@yahoo.com
Judge's Contact: Pam Cleveland
Address: 305 Turtle Creek Drive Brandon, MS 39047
Phone: 601-953-2397
Email: cleveland.pam@gmail.com
MBN Reps: BARBARA YOUNG, LARRY YOUNG, EDDIE FOSHEE, SHERRY FOSHEE

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Nov 7 - Nov 8, 2014

Pig Jig Blvd
Vienna, GA

Division(s):PRO
BIG PIG JIG
Contact: Rhonda Lamb-Heath
Address: PO Box 308 Vienna, GA 31092
Phone: 229-268-8275 or 229-322-1596
Email: rhonda@bigpigjig.com
Judge's Contact: La'el Heath
Address: PO Box 308 Vienna, GA 31092
Phone: 229-322-1596
Email: rhonda@bigpigjig.com

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