February 5-6, 2016 — 2nd Annual Twin City Mardi Gras Cook Off (IBCA sanctioned), Monroe, LA
Nice event! Steak cookoff on Friday night with entries for barbeque turned in on Saturday. BBQr’s Delight got an 8th place call in Brisket!
March 11-12, 2016 — Smoke on the Shores (KCBS sanctioned), Nashville, TN
Parked right by the shore, right next to Dad’s Grilling Crew! Did not have a good cook — but even if it was the best ever, the competition was incredibly stiff. 2014 and 2015 Teams of the Year were cooking! Along with lots of teams in the list of best cooks in America. Never helps when you’re tweaking recipes, trying new things and overcook your chicken. 46 out of 49 teams, but I got a wonderful comment card from a judge confirming that the taste was really good. Better luck next time!
March 25-26, 2016 — Hammond BBQ (KCBS sanctioned), Hammond, LA
One of my favorite events! I’ve cooked it every year since 2005.
April 1-2, 2016 — Blues Hog BBQ & Music Fest (KCBS sanctioned), Jackson, TN
Last year this event was July 4th weekend. BBQr’s Delight did really well last year, even winning a Gateway Drum smoker painted with the Blues Hog logo! It’s really just too pretty to cook on.
April 29-30, 2016 — Smokin’ on the Prairie BBQ Cook-off (KCBS sanctioned), Stuttgart, AR
A first year event and the first contest in the State of Arkansas. Mack’s Prairie Wings, a sporting good store, is the sponsor of this event. It’ll be the first contest that counts for the Arkansas Diamond Cup! http://www.arkansasdiamondcup.com
May 6-7, 2016 — George County Firefighters Association BBQ Challenge (KCBS sanctioned), Lucedale, MS
These folks actually issued a personal invitation to come cook their contest! How could I say no?
May 20-21, 2016 — Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour (KCBS sanctioned), Southaven, MS
May is for Mississippi for BBQr’s Delight! Skipped the Sam’s Club tournament last year. If BBQr’s Delight is one of the top 6 teams, advance forward to round 2 in Marietta, GA on July 2nd.
Going forward —
Variety Children’s Charity BBQ Bash, Memphis, TN
Delta Smoke BBQ Contest, Wynne, AR
15th Annual Bordertown Bash, Fort Smith, AR
2016 BBQ-Fest, Dyersburg, TN
Dillard Bluegrass & Barbeque Festival, Dillard, GA
The Tony Stone Cookeville Cookoff, Cookeville, TN
Bryant’s Buzzin BBQ Bash, Bryant, AR
Hog Wild BBQ Festival, Corinth, MS
Go Hog Wild Arkansas BBQ Championship, Sheridan, AR
Dickson County Smoke Fest, Dickson, TN
These are only events that BBQr’s Delight will cook competitively. Candy Sue might also be found at Memphis in May (May 13, 2016) and at the Jack in October!