Events

Western PA BBQ and Steak Events

Blowfish BBQ at Grill Your Ace Off 2019
Blowfish BBQ at the 2019 Grill Your Ace Off steak cookoff.

If there’s a BBQ festival or competition within 2-3 hours’ driving distance from the Pittsburgh area, you’ll find it here. Even a few with our neighboring states! Do you have an event? Contact us with the info and we’ll get you added.


2022 Steak Cookoff Association Competition Schedule

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First time checking out a festival? Here is when we visited “Grill Your Ace Off”!

SCA World Championship2018 saw the first-ever SCA event in Western PA and as a 1st-time competitor myself, I can say it was a CRAZY GOOD TIME so I’ve decided to add them to the list. Unlike most BBQ competitions it’s a quick day and a few minutes of cooking steak can win you $1000. Interested? Keep reading!

Here are the events in PA/OH/WV and information current as of 05/15/2022.
There are several double steak competitions this year so get ready to grill your steak off! Cash prizes may change so please check with each event.

On May 15th, 2022 if you are a Google Calendar user you can view the calendar for updates or search “Western PA BBQ and Steak Cookoff Events” to subscribe!

April 2022

    • April 02 – Blonde Farm Spring (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (WV) – RESULTS
    • April 03 – Blonde Farm Spring Steak Cookoff (WV) –RESULTS
    • April 09 – Raising the Steaks – ‘The Single Double’ Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • April 23 – Spring Break (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • April 29 – Marietta River City BBQ Steak Cookoff (OH) – RESULTS

May 2022

    • May 13 – Twin Valley Fire and Smoke Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS TBA
       
    • May 22 – Turkeytown VFD Smoke Show (DOUBLE) (PA)
      • 1st place – $1,000 | 2-10th – cash prize
      • Ancillary – Chili | 1st place – $125 | 2-3rd – cash prize

June 2022

July 2022

August 2022

    • August 06 – Grill On The Hill (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA)
      • 1st place – $1,000 | 2-10th – cash prize
      • Ancillary – Tacos | 1st place – $125 | 2-5th – cash prize
      • Kids Cookoff – Grilled Cheese | 100% payout
         
    • August 28 – Grill Your Ace Off (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA)
      • 1st place – $1,000 | 2-10th – cash prize
      • Ancillaries – Baked Beans and Anything with Beer | 1st place – $100 | 2-5th – cash prize

September 2022

    • September 17 – Elk County (DOUBLE) Steak Showdown (PA)
      • 1st place – $1,000 | 2-10th – cash prize
      • Ancillary – Mountain Pie | 1st place – $125 | 2-5th – cash prize
      • Kids Cookoff – Grilled Cheese | 1st place – $100

October 2022

2022 BBQ Competition and Festival Schedule

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If you are a Google Calendar user you can view the calendar for updates or search “Western PA BBQ and Steak Cookoff Events” to subscribe!

Please check each event for admission and competition details. Information current as of 04/04/2022.

KCBS Event = KCBS sanctioned event

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2022 PA State Championship

Because this event is not in Western PA but in our state capital it is the last big event in PA for the year where you can flex your big BBQ muscles.

Keystone Classic BBQ State Championship Keystone Classic Barbeque State Championship on Facebook
KCBS Event KCBS Sanctioned Event
October 8, 2022
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
2300 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA