19th Annual Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival Scheduled for October 16 – 17, 2015


The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 19th Annual “Ohio Smoked Meat and Barbecue Festival”, on October 16th and 17th 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 16th and the 17th with judging on the afternoon of the 17th. 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.

2015 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 16 & 17, 2015 and experience Ohio Barbecue at its finest.

2015 Smoked Meats Entry Form

2015 Smoked Meats Judges Form

2015 Awards Schedule

Sling your meat