Contests

 GBA Contest Schedule

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 Contest  Location  Contest Reps/Results
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2014-2015 CONTEST YEAR
ComSouth Hambone Jam
September 5-6, 2014
Cook Team Application
Judge Application
hambonelogo
Hwy 341 & Preston St
Fort Valley, GA
Lead: Greg Hoyt
Assts: TBA
Grande Creek Pig Jam
September 19-20, 2014
Cook Team Application
Judge Application 
swainsborologo
1093 Hwy 56 South
Swainsboro, GA
Contact:  Jeremy Faircloth
Cell:  478-455-0868 Fax:  912-562-4492
Lead: Harry Faircloth:
Assts: TBA
Doc Holiday BBQ Championship
September 26-27, 2014
GBA Cook Team Application
Cooking for Fun Team Application
Judge Application Opens August 17
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Griffin, GA
Contact: Will Doss
770-228-4699
Lead: Greg Sebastian
Assts: TBA
South Cobb BBQ & Blues Festival
October 10-11, 2014
GBA Cook Team Application
Judge Application Opens August 31

SC-BBQ-Blues-Logox400135 Riverside Parkway
Austell, GA
Contact:
404-514-1664 or
470-848-2109
[email protected]
www.southcobbbbq.com/
Lead: Greg Sebastian
Assts: TBA
Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest
October 17-18, 2014
Judge Application Opens Sept 7

DRF Logo105 East Hancock St
Milledgeville, GA
Contact: Carlee Shulte
478-414-4014
[email protected]
www.deeprootsfestival.com
Lead: Greg Sebastian:
Assts: TBA
Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce
October 24-25, 2014
Judge Application Opens Sept 14
Lead: Jim Sewell
Assts: TBA
Richland Pig Fest Char-Broil Challenge
November 14-15, 2014
Judge Application Opens October 5
TBA
Gwinnett Place Mall BBQ Cook-off
November 14-15, 2014
Judge Application Opens October 5

 TBA
Jekyll Island BBQ Beach Bash
January 31-31, 2015
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Great Dunes Park
Jekyll Island, GA
Contact: John A. Jones
cell: 912-258-6698
Lead: Danny Meadows
Assts: TBA
Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival
March 6-7, 2015
R&R Primary logo
Fullwood Park
Tift Avenue
Tifton, GA
Contact: Tyrone Spearman
229-386-0216
cell: 229-392-3376
Lead: Greg Hoyt
Assts: TBA
Durhamtown Moonshine & BBQ Festival
March 20-21, 2015 
Lead: Greg Sebastian
Assts: TBA
Douglas BBQ Cook-off
April 10-11, 2015
Lead: Jim Sewell
Assts: TBA
Smokin’ Pork N Butts
April 17-18, 2015 
Lead: Harry Faircloth
Assts: TBA
Three Rivers BBQ Fest
May 1-2. 2015
Lead: Harry Faircloth
Assts: TBA
Smoke on the Lake
May 8-9, 2014
smokeonlakelogoCauble Park
Acworth, GA
Contact: Jeff Bass
678-354-8363
[email protected]
Lead: Greg Sebastian
Assts: TBA
Fort Gaines 200 1st Annual BBQ Contest
May 22-23. 2015
Ft. Gaines Logo
100 Bluff Street South
Fort Gaines, GA
Contact: Sheri Baker:
334-750-7815
Lead: Greg Hoyt
Assts: TBA

2013-2014 Contest Year

ComSouth Hambone Jam
GBA State Championship
September 6-7, 2013
Fort Valley, GA
Grand Champion
Cooking with Stump

Reserve Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Sumner Egg Festival BBQ Bash
September 20-21, 2013
Sumner, GA Grand Champion
Smokin 42 BBQ

Reserve Champion
Phoebe Worth Rib Ticklers
Full Results
Tennille BBQ Blast
October 18-19, 2013
Tennille, GA  31089
Grand Champion
Cooking with Stump
Reserve Champion
Sweat’s BBQ
Full Results
Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce
Oct 25-26, 2013
Hawkinsville, GA Grand Champion
Jack’s Old South
Reserve Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Pig Fest Char-Broil Challenge
November 8-9, 2013
Main Street
Richland, GA
Grand Champion
Fiddler’s BBQ
Reserve Champion
Bethel Smokers
Full Results
Moultrie Moose Lodge 1158 Annual BBQ Cook Off
December 6-7, 2013
Moultrie, GA Grand Champion
Cooking with Stump
Reserve Champion
Bethel Smokers
Full Results
Bar-B-Q Beach Bash
January 31 -February 1, 2014
Jekyll Island, GA Grand Champion
Bethel Smokers
Reserve Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Rhythm & Ribs Festival
February 28-March 1, 2014
Tifton, GA Grand Champion
Smokin 42 BBQ
Reserve Champion
Bubba Grills
Full Results
Durhamtown Moonshine & BBQ Festival
March 21-22, 2014 
Union Point, GA Grand Champion
Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Results
Douglas Bikes, Blues & BBQ Cook-off
March 28-29, 2014
Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport
Douglas GA
Grand Champion
Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion
G.A.S. Passers
Results
Smokin’ Pork N Butts
April 18-19, 2014 
Jackson, GA Grand Champion
Smokin 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion
Fletcher’s Finest
Results
Three Rivers BBQ Fest
May 2-3, 2014
Towns Bluff RV Park
Hazlehurst, GA
Grand Champion
Bethel Smokers
Reserve Champion
Bubba Grills
Results
Smoke on the Lake
May 9-10, 2014
Acworth, GA Grand Champion
Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Champion
Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Results
Paulding Co. Stars & Stripes
BBQ Cook-off  & Festival
June 20-21, 2014
The Paulding NW Atlanta Airport,
Dallas, GA
Grand Champion
Bubba Grills
Reserve Champion
Just Blowing Smoke
Results

2012-2013 COMPLETED CONTESTS
ComSouth Hambone Jam
GBA State Championships
September 7-8, 2012
Downtown Ft Valley, GA Grand Champion – Smokin Grill BBQ
Reserve Champion – Smokin AJs
Full Results 
Sumner Egg Festival BBQ Bash
September 14-15, 2012
107 Walnut Street
Sumner, GA
Grand Champion – D.W.s Kountry Cookers
Reserve Champion – Bethel Smokers
Full Results 
3rd Annual Fall Line BBQ Contest
Oct. 5-6, 2012
304 Milledgeville Road
Gordon, GA 31031
Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
Hog Jam
October 12-13, 2012
Hog Jam Website  
The Lodge at Copperhead thelodgeatcopperhead.com
171 Copperhead Parkway
Blairsville, GA
Grand Champion – Jethro’s Cooking Crew
Reserve Grand Champion – SmokinWilly Squealers
Full Result
6th Annual Tennille BBQ Blast
Oct. 19 – 20, 2012
 
Downtown Tennille, GA Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Reserve Grand Champion – Back Yard Porkers
Full Results 
Hawkinsville Harvest Fest Pigs & Produce
Oct 26-27, 2012
Downtown Hawkinsville
Hawkinsville, Georgia 31036
Grand Champion – L J Smokin’
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results 
Richland Pig Fest
November 9-10, 2012
191 Broad Street
Richland, GA
Sponsored by Richland Better Hometown
Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results 
Pigs & Wings
February 22-23, 2013
n
 Houston Co Airport
Perry, GA
Audrey Evans 478-218-2333 [email protected]
Grand Champion – Budmeisters
Reserve Grand Champion – Dirty South BBQ
Full Results
Plains Pig Pickin’
March 1-2. 2013
Downtown
Plains, GA
Ruth Sanders 229-824-5373
or 229-938-3835
Grand Champion – Cookin’ with Stump.com
Reserve Grand Champion – Git R Smoked
Full Results
Statesboro Music Festival
March 8-9, 2013
Kiwanis Fairgrounds
Statesboro, GA
Jonathan Judy 229-347-545
Grand Champion – Butts-N-Brews
Reserve Grand Champion – TC’s BBQ
Full Results
Grande Creek Pig Jam
April 5-6, 2013
Georgia Sports Arena
Swainsboro, GA
Jeremy FairclotH
Grand Champion – Bethel Smokers
Reserve Grand Champion – Smokin AJs
Full Results
Smokin Pork N Butts
April 12-13, 2013
Fairgrounds St
Jackson, GA 30233
Scott Thurston
678-209-7593
Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion – Smokin 42 BBQ
Full Results
Smoke on the Lake
May 10-11, 2013
Acworth, GA
Jeff Bass 678-354-8363 ext 116
404-234-8271
[email protected]
Contest Website
Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results
Breanau Barbecue Championship
GBA/MBN Dual Contest
May 24-25, 2013
Gainesville, GA
Jim Barco 770-654-3600
[email protected]
Contest Website
Grand Champion – Smokin’ 42 BBQ
Reserve Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Full Results
GBA Goin’ Coastal
June 7-8. 2013
Fernandina Beach, FL
Jay Robertson
Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Reserve Grand Champion – LawDawg BBQ
Full Results
The Pig N Swig
July 12-13, 2013
Powers Pavilion
4766 W Hwy 34
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 253-2011
Grand Champion – Sauced Hogs Smoke Shack
Reserve Grand Champion – Bubba Grills
Full Results
2011-2012 Contest Results

GBA Rules

GEORGIA  BARBECUE  ASSOCIATION CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS (Teams) Download Rules   GBA Code of Conduct Georgia Barbecue Association Rules for Barbecue Contest Participants. These rules are in effect for all GBA sanctioned contests. 1. CONTESTANT: A contestant is any individual, group, restaurant, etc. hereinafter referred to as a team that will prepare and cook an entry or …

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