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.


2021 Master Schedule

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2021 Steak Cookoff Association Competition Schedule

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, most of the events for 2021 are tentative. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest local SCA event information.

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 11/03/2021.
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.

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 2021

    • April 09 – Raising the Steaks – ‘The Single Double’ Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • April 10 – Raising the Steaks – ‘The Single Double’ (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • April 17 – Blonde Farm Spring Steak Cookoff (WV) –RESULTS
    • April 23 – Marietta River City BBQ Steak Cookoff (OH) –RESULTS
    • April 24 – Spring Break (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS

May 2021

    • May 14 – Smokin’ On The Buffalo BBQ Brawl Steak Cookoff (WV)RESULTS
    • May 14 – Twin Valley Fire and Smoke Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • May 15 – Garden Spot Fire & Rescue (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • May 22 – Turkeytown VFD Smoke Show (DOUBLE) (PA) –RESULTS

June 2021

    • June 05 – Smoke Showing (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • June 18 – Almost Heaven BBQ Bash Grill Off Steak Cookoff (WV) – RESULTS
    • June 18 – York County BBQ Festival Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS

July 2021

    • July 24 – West Alexander “Steaks A Grillin” (DOUBLE) Showdown (PA) – RESULTS
    • July 30 – Smoke in the Grove Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS

August 2021

    • August 07 – Grill On The Hill (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) –RESULTS
    • August 28 – Grill Your Ace Off (TRIPLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS

September 2021

    • September 04 – Route 6 Ribfest (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA)
    • September 18 – Elk County (DOUBLE) Steak Showdown (PA) – RESULTS

October 2021

    • October 09 – Smoke Showing (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • October 10 – Garden Spot (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS
    • October 23 – Lancaster BBQ Supply Fall (DOUBLE) Steak Cookoff (PA) – RESULTS

November 2021

December 2021

    • December 03/04 – Chill on the Hill (TRIPLE) Steak Cookoff (PA)
      Friday (SINGLE) Registration | Saturday (DOUBLE) Registration

      • Payout
        $1000 1st place / 2nd-10th cash prize each event
      • Ancillary
        Chili: $200 – 1st place / 2nd-5th cash prize event
        Christmas Cookie: $200 – 1st place / 2nd-5th cash prize event

2021 BBQ Competition and Festival Schedule

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, most of the events for 2021 are TBD. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in BBQ and event information.

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 07/27/2021.

KCBS Event = KCBS sanctioned event

April 2021

  • April 23 and 24 – Marietta River City BBQ (Marietta, OH) KCBS Event Marietta River City BBQ on Facebook

May 2021

  • TBD – Clarion BBQ Festival (Clarion, PA) Clarion BBQ Festival on Facebook

June 2021

July 2021

August 2021

September 2021

2021 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 – 9, 2021
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
2300 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA