The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the “Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival”, on the 3rd weekend of October, 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. The teams will be competing for $10,000 in total cash prizes with the Grand Champion bringing home $2500.
The BARBECUE SPIRIT is alive and well in Nelsonville, but needs your help in continuing the quality competition and family event it has always been. All funds raised are used to directly support the event with funds for event operation and prize money.
With your support this event will be able to continue to be an outstanding autumn event in Southeast Ohio. So please make a donation and then come on down to the Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio the 3rd weekend of October and experience Ohio Barbecue at its finest.