12-13: North Kansas City, Missouri State Championship (North Kansas City, Mo) See over 80 teams competing for $10,000 in prize money. Associated with NKC's famous Snake Saturday Parade and celebration.
2-3: Smokin' on Big Creek State Championship (Pleasant Hill, Mo) 66 teams competing for close to $10,,000 in prizes at Smokin' on Big Creek. Friday evening features a popular People's Choice event where the public can sample and vote for their favorite entry. Great chance to sample competition quality barbecue! Proceeds to benefit the March of Dimes.
23-24: VFW Post 846 BBQ Challenge (Overland Park, Ks) Around 45 teams competing for $3,050 in prize money.
23-24: Smokin' in the Creek State Championship (Sugar Creek, Mo) Head on up to Sugar Creek, Missouri and take in a contest set in a quiet park setting.