21st Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival Scheduled for October 20 – 21, 2017

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The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 21st Annual “Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival”, on October 20th and 21st, on the historic Nelsonville Public Square.

The “Ohio and Smoked Meat and Barbeque Festival” originated in 1996 as the first official state of Ohio championship for smoked meat and BBQ, proclaimed by the governor of Ohio. The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Professional competitive BBQ teams from around the world will be competing in the following categories; chicken, pulled pork, pork ribs and beef brisket.

Teams will be cooking on both the 20th and the 21st, with judging on the afternoon of the 21st. The teams will be competing for $10,000 in total cash prizes with the Grand Champion bringing home $2500.

Information on the festival and daily entertainment is available at the Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce’s website, http://www.nelsonvillechamber.com, or the festival’s website http://www.ohiobbq.org. You can also follow the competition on Facebook and Twitter.

2017 is a year that is sure to prove the BARBECUE SPIRIT is alive and well in Nelsonville. So, come on down to the Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio October 20 & 21, 2017 and experience Ohio Barbecue at its finest.

2017 FORMS

2017-smoked-meats-entry-form PDF
2017-smoked-meats-entry-form WORD

2017-smoked-meats-judges-form PDF
2017-smoked-meats-judges-form WORD

2017-awards-schedule PDF
2017-kcbs-rules PDF

2017-vendor-contract PDF
2017-vendor-contract WORD

 

2016 Nelsonville Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Competition Results

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Thank you to the 37 competitive BBQ teams from across the country that took part in the 2016 Ohio Smoked Meat & BBQ Festival 10/14 – 15.  It was a beautiful weekend and a great competition.

Congratulations to Grey Street BBQ from Avon, Indiana for winning grand champion.

Congratulations to Historic BBQ from Lebanon, Ohio for winning reserve grand champion and top Ohio team.

We have posted all completion results below so that they can be downloaded;

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We smell BBQ Smoke on the Nelsonville Public Square!!

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The 2016 Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival is running at full steam and filling the streets of Nelsonville aroma of slow cooking meat.  Professional BBQ from across the country are cooking in downtown Nelsonville to compete for the $10,000 in Prize money up for grabs.  The weather is great this weekend so come on down to the beautiful Hocking Hills and Nelsonville and see BBQ at its finest, SLING YOUR MEAT!!

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2016 Competition Up and Going

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The 2016 Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival is up and going.  Professional BBQ from across the country are setting up in downtown Nelsonville to compete for the $10,000 in Prize money up for grabs.  The weather is suppose to be great this weekend so come on down to the beautiful Hocking Hills and Nelsonville and see BBQ at its finest, SLING YOUR MEAT!!

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40 BBQ Teams Registered for the 2016 competition. We are ready to go for the 2016 Competition!!

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40 BBQ Teams have registered for the 2016 Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival scheduled October 14th and 15th.  We have capped the competition at 40 teams.

There are still open spaces for Certified KCBS Judges.

Come on down to Nelsonville, Ohio and “Sling Your Meat!” Do your best to win a part of the $10,000 in prize money.

18 BBQ Teams Registered for the 2016 competition, still time to get your team entered before October!!

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18 BBQ Teams have registered for the 2016 Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival scheduled October 14th and 15th, there is plenty still time to get your team entered for the October competition!  Still time to get the early registration discount if you register by the end of the day Monday, September 12th.  Come on down to Nelsonville, Ohio and “Sling Your Meat!” Do your best to win a part of the $10,000 in prize money.