The Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival is CANCELED, and will not reoccur!

For 23 years, the Ohio Smoked Meat and BBQ Festival has been honored to be an annual fall event in Nelsonville, Ohio until 2020. Each year, top BBQ teams from all over the region and world have come to Nelsonville to compete.

After much careful thought and consideration, we have made the tough decision to permanently cancel the BBQ competition. The Covid-19 pandemic has made a significant economic impact on our area. Due to this impact, we have not been able to obtain sponsorship and volunteer help.

We appreciate all the competitors, attendees, community, and all those who come out every year to support this event. We share your disappointment and sorrow.