Western PA BBQ Events Page

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! If you have an event, contact us with the info and we’ll get you added.

There has been a lot of demand for local events celebrating BBQ but doesn’t fit in the “competition” or “festival” category. I will have a new section for those shortly. If you have an event, contact us with the info and we’ll make a spot for you. I appreciate all of the feedback!

2018 BBQ Festival and Competition Schedule

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

Please check each event for admission and competition details. Information current as of 6/15/2018.

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KCBS Event = KCBS sanctioned event






PA State Championship

While 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
KCBS Event KCBS Sanctioned Event
October 5-6, 2018
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
2300 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA