11 Jan

Finding BBQ Contest Just Got Easy

One of the unfun parts of competition BBQ is the planning of your contest calendar.  How many do you want to enter? How far to travel? Are you doing back to back weekends? Where do I find the contest? The questions are endless. So in planning for some up coming contest, I came across a website that saved a ton of time and is very easy to use.  It is free,  no email required, no commericals to watch before you can use it (man I hate those).

A Master KCBS  judge by the name of Steven Trimble has a site that host a KCBS Event Finder.     Http://www.cdmiweb.com/kcbs/eventfinder.htm   You go to the site, enter the miles away from your zip code of the events to search,  your zip code  and the event begin date.  It will then display a list of KCBS BBQ Competitions in your area.  You can then click and list by date, miles away, name, state, city, zip.  You can event click the little car and it will show a map and route to get there.  Click on the event name and it takes you to the KCBS website listing of the event where for most you can click and get more information.


So, a big thanks to Mr. Trimble for creating this site.  This is a great tool for competitors, fans, vendors or anyone looking for a fun time.  Everyone enjoy and I hope to see you at a contest soon.

05 Jan

Roman Roast on the River – May 11-12

The Fat Redneck BBQ Company will be competing at Roman Roast on the River.

This is always a fun event and will be our 8th year in this competition and our 2nd time competing in the KCBS Pro Division, as the first six years we competed in the Backyard contest.

This KCBS BBQ contest is held at Ridge Ferry Park in Rome, Georgia on May 11-12.

This is an excellent place for crowds and competitors.  They will have a King of Wings contest on Friday night along with a bands and some vendors.  On Saturday, more bands and the Peoples Choice Contest is always fun.  So make your plans and stop by and say hello.  As always we hope they say our name last….

20 Dec

Sip and Swine BBQ Festival – March 2-3


The Fat Redneck BBQ Company will be competing in the Sip and Swine BBQ Festival at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  This years festival will be held on March 2-3.  This is one of the best BBQ contest in the South.  Always very well run and always a large and tough field of competitors.

Sip and Swine’s mission is two-fold: to showcase and promote the appreciation of competition BBQ in a fun-filled festival environment and to support our community by donating all of the proceeds of the event to the Home of Hope @ Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.

The third Annual “Sip & Swine” BBQ Competition is a fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). It will feature two days of Barbeque competition within a large competitor and vendor village located in the parking facilities of Coolray Field. There will be numerous options for food and refreshments, live music performances, and will provide an overall family friendly, casual and fun atmosphere.

Competition categories include Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket. The Backyard teams will compete in all categories barring Beef Brisket. Only the Professional Teams, who are competing in all of the barbecue categories, are eligible for Grand Champion or Reserve Grand champion awards.

The Sip & Swine Vendor Village opens at 3pm beginning Friday March 2nd.
Be on the lookout for a fine assortment of delicious food, as well as vendors selling everything from craft items to jewelry.  Since admission is FREE to Sip & Swine, there’s not charge for the concerts all day Friday and Saturday!  They have an incredible line-up of performers for you to enjoy.   On Saturday, March 3rd from 11:30-1:30pm, they have the People’s Choice competition.  The People’s Choice competition is judged by YOU (festival goers who purchase a People’s Choice Award Taster Kit).

So make your plans now and we hope to see you in March and we hope they say our name last….