Monthly Calendar of Southwest BBQ Comps

This website is intended to be your one-stop shop for KCBS, SCA and backyard BBQ competitions in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.

Use the filters below to select your preferred sanctioning body and find a competition near you. When you click on a date with an event, more information will appear below the calendar. Click on that event listing for registration details.

For a full list of Southwest BBQ Comps, scroll down the page. 

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Sanctioning Body

Event Location

bottles of BBQ rubs on black background

 

Full List of Southwest BBQ Comps

The below list of Southwest BBQ Comps is broken up into 3-month intervals – with a few competition BBQ recipes and tips sprinkled in between. Use the filters to select your preferred sanctioning body and find a competition near you. Red comps are KCBS. Blue comps are SCA and Black comps are backyard. 

Sanctioning Body

Event Location

January

14JanAll DaySCA - Slab-O-RamaBullhead City, AZ

14JanAll Day15KCBS - Slab-O-RamaBullhead City, AZ

21JanAll Day23KCBS - Golden State Battle (Double)Santa Barbara, CA

February

12FebAll DaySCA - Bama-Q Roll the Dice in VegasLas Vegas, NV

18FebAll Day19KCBS - BBQ & Brew FestivalYuma, AZ

26FebAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in St George (Double)St George, UT

March

10MarAll Day13SCA - World ChampionshipFort Worth, Texas

19MarAll DaySCA - Sin City Cookoff (Double)Las Vegas, NV

26MarAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in American Fork (Double)American Fork, UT

COMPETITION BBQ TIPS & RECIPES

a bite taken out of a cooked competition chicken thigh with bbq sauce
8 bbq ribs in a box on greens
sauced pork tubes, money muscle slices and pork chunks
thick slice of smoked brisket draped over finger

Sanctioning Body

Event Location

April

08AprAll Day09KCBS - BBQ, Boots & BrewPerris, CA

16AprAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in LehiLehi, UT

23AprAll DayNVBBQA - Spring TrainingLas Vegas, NV

30AprAll DaySCA - (TBD - Dixon, CA)Dixon, CA

May

06MayAll Day07SCA - (TBD - Elk Grove, CA)Elk Grove, CA

14MayAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in LaytonLayton, UT

27MayAll Day28KCBS - Best Dam BBQBoulder City, NV

27MayAll Day29KCBS - Big Bear Grill & Chill (Double)Big Bear, CA

June

03JunAll Day04KCBS - Horse Town Brew N QueNorco, CA

03JunAll Day04SCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in Morgan (Double)Morgan, UT

Sanctioning Body

Event Location

July

08JulAll Day09KCBS - Clayton BBQ CookoffClayton, CA

09JulAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in American Fork (Double)American Fork, UT

August

19AugAll Day20SCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series (Double, Triple or Quad)Richfield, UT

27AugAll DaySCA - San Diego Steak Cookoff & Beer FestivalSan Diego, CA

September

09SepAll Day10KCBS - Western LegendsKanab, UT

10SepAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in American ForkAmerican Fork, UT

16Sep(Sep 16)1:33 pm17(Sep 17)1:33 pmKCBS - America's Finest BBQ State ChampionshipSan Diego, CA

23SepAll Day24KCBS - The Great Kearney BBQ Smoke-OutFresno, CA

24SepAll DaySCA - BBQ Pit Stop Series in St. GeorgeSt George, UT

Sanctioning Body

Event Location

October

01OctAll DaySCA - Grillin in the Desert (TBD)Las Vegas, NV

November

19NovAll DayNVBBQA - Thrill of the GrillLas Vegas, NV