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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or
707 Clifft Street
Bolivar TN. 38009
731.609.1568
with any questions you may have or issue you want to discuss prior to
Sanctioning Request Form
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MBN Contest Calendar
   Upcoming All Past

24 Contests Found.
Apr 10 - Apr 11, 2015

Nancy Lane Park
Atoka, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Atoka BBQ Fest
Contact: Brian Peel
Phone: 901-837-5306 or 785-213-1907
Email: bpeel@townofatoka.com
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2015

Downtown Philadelphia
Philadelphia, MS

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Philadelphia Ham Jam Arts Festival
Contact: Madonna Green
Address: 12931 Rd 624 Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: 6016503664 or 6015625441
Email: green.mjean@yahoo.com
Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2015

Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Southaven Springfest
Contact: Kristi Faulkner
Phone: 662-393-6939 or 901-461-1791
Email: kfaulkner@southaven.org
Judge's Contact: Jan and Buddy Harvey
Phone: 901-634-6099
Email: springfestjudges@gmail.com

Click on contest name for more info.
May 1 - May 2, 2015

Riverside Park
Bank of the White River
Batesville, AR

Division(s):PRO
Smokin' on the White
Contact: Jim Butler
Address: PO Box 2094 Batesville, AR 72503
Phone: 8703075338
Email: ducksinbatesville@hotmail.com
Judge's Contact: Donna Turner
Address: 601 Flat Rock Rd Cave City, AR 72521
Phone: 8706131564
Email: smokinjudges@hotmail.com
MBN Reps: LORI DIXON, KYLE DIXON
May 1 - May 2, 2015

Viking Training Center
Downtown Greenwood
Greenwood, MS

Division(s):Challenger
Que on the Yazoo
Contact: Zach Luke
Address: PO Box 8236 Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: 662-822-2204
Email: zach@bankcom.com
Judge's Contact: Becky Palmer
Address: PO Box 8236 Greenwood, MS 38930
Phone: 662-902-3612
Email: beckypalmer@cableone.net
May 8 - May 9, 2015

Marion Sports Complex
Marion, AR

Division(s):Challenger
Esperanze Bonanza
Contact: Missi Norman
Address: PO Box 1327 West Memphis, AR 72303
Phone: 8707356580 or 9016473391
Email: bbq@esperanzabonanza.org
Judge's Contact: Carol Burdison
Address: 106 Evening Wind Marion, AR 72364
Phone: 9014887223 or 8707351735
Email: carol.burdison@sbcglobal.net
May 30, 2015

Williamson County AG Expo Park
4215 Long Ln
Franklin, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
The Franklin Classic
Contact: Start Your Dreams In Corey Lea
Address: PO Box 7921 Portland, TN 37148
Phone: 270-243-4129
Email: cowtownfoundation@gmail.com
Jun 4 - Jun 6, 2015

Cobb Parr Park
Covington, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
43rd Annual World's Oldest BBQ Cooking Contest
Contact: Sandra McCalla & Linda Wilson
Address: 108 Quail Creek Cove Covington , TN 38019
Phone: 901-476-6879 or 901-652-0555
Email: lwilson@covingtones.com
Judge's Contact: Sandra McCalla
Address: 108 Quail Creeek Cove Covington, TN 38019
Phone: 901-476-6879 or 901-652-0555
Email: sandramccalla@comcast.net
MBN Reps: KELLEY EVANS, HENRY EVANS

Visit the Covington Barbeque Festival Facebook page for updates.
Jun 5 - Jun 6, 2015

Coahoma County Expo Center
Clarksdale, MS

  State Championship

Division(s):Challenger
Delta Jubilee Smokin Hot BBQ Contest
Contact: Sue Griffin
Address: 914 Carr Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-902-1993
Email: buckinghamsue@gmi.net
Judge's Contact: Sue Griffin
Address: 914 Carr Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-902-1993
Email: tanapvassel@clarksdale-ms.com
Jun 5 - Jun 6, 2015

Tate County Fair
178 Norfleet Drive
Senatobia, MS
Tate County Fair Smokeout
Contact: Jack Jennings
Phone: 901-340-8966
Email: jennings.jack@yahoo.com

This is a patio contest only. To be held in conjunction with the Tate County Fair. Click on contest name for more info.
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 2015

Grenada Lake
Grenada, MS
Thunder on Water Barbecue Contest
Contact: Dr. Thomas E. Holden
Phone: 662-417-7711
Email: nbutblueskies@yahoo.com
Judge's Contact: Mark West
Phone: 901-634-5548
Email: mark@10bonesbbq.com

This is a PATIO contest.
Jun 13, 2015

Warfield Point Park
296 Warfield Point Park Rd
Greenville, MS

Division(s):Challenger
Grillin' on the River BBQ Competition/Warfield Riverfest
Contact: Clinton Pettiet
Phone: 662-822-0284
Email: pettiettesting@att.net
Judge's Contact: Jimmy Brown
Phone: 662-347-3841
Email: jimmy@dawkinsofficesupply.com
MBN Reps: ELISE JENKINS
Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2015

Downtown
Galax, VA

Division(s):PRO
Smoke on the Mountain
Contact: Ron Passmore
Phone: 276-233-0334
Email: gqems201@hotmail.com
Judge's Contact: Shannon Dalton
Phone: 276-233-4205
Aug 27 - Aug 29, 2015

near 2408 Music Valley Drive
Nashville, TN

Division(s):PRO
Music City BBQ Festival
MBN Reps: MAGGIE ADKISON, ADAM ADKISON

Click on contest name for more info.
Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2015

First Tennessee Pavillion
Chattanooga, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Pink Heals Annual BBQ Cookoff
Contact: Robert Baty
Phone: 423-400-3744
Email: Robert@pinkhealschatt.org
MBN Reps: KELLEY EVANS, HENRY EVANS, GREG SEBASTIAN, LOIS SEBASTIAN
Sep 10 - Sep 12, 2015

Shriner's Parking Lot
5770 Shelby Oaks Dr
Memphis, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Al Chymia Shrine BBQ Cookoff
Contact: Amanda Bandy
Address: 5770 Shelby Oaks Dr Memphis, Tn 38134
Phone: 901-377-7336 or 901-650-5057
Email: Al_chymia@yahoo.com
Judge's Contact: Amanda Bandy
Phone: 901-377-7336 or 901-650-5057
Email: bobo01072000@yahoo.com
MBN Reps: EDDIE FOSHEE, SHERRY FOSHEE, MAGGIE ADKISON, ADAM ADKISON
Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2015

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

Division(s):PRO
Fire & Feast BBQ Competition
Contact: Shanitra Finley
Address: 110 N Jerry Clower Blvd Ste S Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-746-1815 or 662-532-1998
Email: shanitra@visityazoo.org
Judge's Contact: Kay Mills
Address: 110 N Jerry Clower Blvd Ste S Yazoo City, MS 39194
Phone: 662-571-2210
Email: kay.mills@southernbeverage.com
MBN Reps: LORI DIXON, KYLE DIXON
Sep 24 - Sep 26, 2015

Rule Park
Downtown
Ruleville, MS

Division(s):Challenger
The Great Ruleville Roast
Contact: Elise Jenkins
Address: PO Box 191 Ruleville, MS 38771
Phone: 6627191675
Email: elise@mspolicesupply.com
Judge's Contact: Pam Maxwell
Address: 31 Caroline Cove Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-497-2575
Email: prmaxwell@yahoo.com
Sep 25 - Sep 26, 2015

17th Street & surronding area
Murphysboro, IL

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
Oct 2 - Oct 3, 2015

Douglass Road Park
Arlington, TN

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Arlington BBQ Fallfest
Contact: Paige Eavenson
Phone: 901-488-7822
Email: teams@arlingtonbbq.com
Judge's Contact: Angie Donnelly
Phone: 901-417-0359
Email: judges@arlingtonbbq.com
MBN Reps: ROLLIE WILLIAMS, MELZIE WILSON, MAGGIE ADKISON, ADAM ADKISON
Oct 8 - Oct 10, 2015

Downtown
Cleveland, MS

  State Championship

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
MS Delta State Barbecue Championship/Cleveland Octoberfest
Contact: Elise Jenkins
Address: PO Box 191 Ruleville, MS 38771
Phone: 662-719-1675
Email: elise@mspolicesupply.com
Judge's Contact: Pam Maxwell
Address: 31 Caroline Cove Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-497-2575
Email: prmaxwell@yahoo.com
Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2015

Old Trace Park
at Barnett Reservoir
Ridgeland, MS

Division(s):PRO
Challenger
Smokin' on The Rez
Contact: Bobby Cleveland
Phone: 601-506-0739
Email: bobbyc7754@yahoo.com
Judge's Contact: Pam Cleveland
Phone: 601-953-2739
Email: pam.cleveland@gmail.com
Oct 29 - Oct 31, 2015

Audbon Park
Perkins Rd near Southern Ave
Memphis, TN

Division(s):PRO
The Art of Q
Contact: Michelle O'Guin
Email: michelleoguin@gmail.com
MBN Reps: LORI DIXON, KYLE DIXON
Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2015
Butler, AL

Division(s):PRO
Butler Fest 2015
Contact: Amy Doggett
Address: PO Box 785 Butler, AL 36904
Phone: 205-459-6413 or 601-616-4666
Email: butlerfest09@yahoo.com
Judge's Contact: Amy McDonald
Address: 2811 Edna Road Ward, AL 36922
Phone: 205-604-8068
Email: Amyjames38@yahoo.com