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


2020 Steak Cookoff Association Competition Schedule

**NOTE** Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing most of the events for 2020 are being rescheduled. 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 cooking steak can win you $1000. Interested? Keep reading!

Here are the events in PA/OH as of right now. There are several double steak competitions this year so get ready to grill your steak off!

Rescheduled for 2021 

2020 BBQ Competition and Festival Schedule

**NOTE** Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing most of the events for 2020 are being canceled or rescheduled. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest in BBQ and event information.

Please check each event for admission and competition details. Information current as of 6/20/2020.

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KCBS Event = KCBS sanctioned event

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2020 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 2 – 3, 2020
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center
2300 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA