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WFC Announces Full Field in BBQ Category
The WFC announced today that the 2014 BBQ category is now completely full with 60 champion bbq teams from around the world. MORE
WFC Announces Competition and Payout Updates
We've got some great news and important updates that we'd like to share regarding this year's World Food Championships. MORE
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Preferred Qualifying Events
  • Chilli Fiesta Slovakia
    in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia on August 23, 2014

    Chilli Fiesta is an annual event of chilli madness in Slovakia. More than 32 restaurants and chefs will compete to be crowned Slovakian champion. We lay on the entertainment, food and lots for you to do and discover, while you provide the enthusiasm for all things Hot! Hot! Hot! Come and get involved!
  • Gold Buckle Champion’s Taste of Idaho Adventures
    in Nampa, ID on September 5-6, 2014

    This is our first year for BBQ, but we have had great success with an International Chili Competition in conjunction with our nationally recognized Idaho Cutting Horse Association Futurity & Aged Event. This is a 10 day event with a little something different going on each day.
  • Culinary Fight Club
    in Chicago, IL - Monthly

    Think Top Chef meets Fight Club meets pop-up restaurant. If you can cook, then you can cook anywhere, with limited ingredients and on a time-crunch! Home chefs, students, moms, caterers, whoever you are, if you like to cook (and you think you're good at it), then step out of your kitchen and into the ring.
  • BBQ on the Bow
    in Calgary, AB, on August 31, 2014

    At Canada's oldest sanctioned BBQ competition, over 30 teams from across Western Canada will be competing this year for $10,000. The Alberta Championship is one of Canada's only Triple Crowns of Competitive BBQ! We are a KCBS-sanctioned American Royal qualifier, a Jack Daniels’ World Championship Barbecue Draw qualifying event, and now a WFC qualifying event!
  • Big Island BBQ
    in Albert Lea, MN on August 22-23, 2014

    Our Annual Event will host 50 plus teams and is one of the popular events in the Midwest. We are an Automatic Preferred Qualifier for Barbecue, Chili, and Dessert. Located in Albert Lea, Minnesota where Interstates 90 and 35 cross, the event is held at the county fairgrounds so the teams have all the necessary amenities.
  • River Grill Before the Big Chill
    in Cincinatti, OH on October 10-11, 2014

    River Grill Before the Big Chill is the first KCBS barbeque contest on the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati. This family friendly event will be an exciting experience as professionals and amateur teams vie for over $20,000 in prize money. Local BBQ restaurants, live music, and lots of fun within a beautiful, world-class Riverfront Park.
  • Saucy Mama's 2014 Food Blogger Contest
    online on April 16-23, 2014

    Saucy Mama's 2014 Recipe Contest features some of the best home cooks and food bloggers in the nation! Bloggers are given a kit of the company's favorite new products, and a $1000 grand prize is awarded for the best recipe.
  • Homer's Backyard Ball
    in Amarillo, TX on May 17, 2014

    Seventeen years ago, a history-making event took place in a backyard in Amarillo, Texas. This BBQ & music festival is a charitable event that draws around 100 cook teams and over 5,000 attendees.
  • The Bacon Bowl
    in Bentonville, AR on September 13, 2014

    The 2nd annual Bacon Bowl is a bacon-infused food competition featuring professional chefs and amateur cooks going head-to-head in Entrée and/or Dessert Divisions with all hoping to win the Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships, as well as trophies, cash and prizes. Bacon is donated to the teams for their food entry(s.)
  • Bynum School's Best of the Basin BBQ Championship
    in Midland, TX on April 26, 2014

    Best of the Basin BBQ Championship will take place at the Commemorative Air Force and will pit the area's best cookers against each other to be crowned the best in the basin. We are partnering with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) and their 15,000 members to compete for the West Texas Champion!
  • WNC Battle of the Burger
    in Asheville, NC on August 10, 2014

    In the mountains of Western North Carolina, the small town of Asheville is earning its reputation as "Foodtopia." And where there are great chefs, great burgers abound. At the WNC Battle of the Burger on August 10 at The Renaissance in Downtown Asheville, Asheville's best Chefs will compete for the title of WNC's Best Burger.
  • Michigan Apple Recipe Contest
    in Lansing, MI on January 22, 2014

    For nine years, the Michigan Apple Committee has sponsored the Michigan Apple Recipe Contest in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Amateur cooks from all over the state have participated in the event. This contest is a part of the Snowfest event at Zehnders of Frankenmuth and the contest has four categories: pies; breads/muffins; cobblers/crisps; and miscellaneous apple dishes.
  • River Falls Bacon Bash
    in River Falls, WI on September 13-14, 2014

    Come celebrate all things bacon! This free, two-day event promises to be even more “porktacular” in 2014 and features bacon-inspired food booths, cook-offs, pig-themed contests and more! “Like” us on Facebook. Sponsored by the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, Presenting Sponsor Security Financial Bank and Media Sponsor St. Paul Pioneer Press/
  • Canadian Festival of Chili and BBQ
    in Langley, B.C., Canada on June 21-22, 2014

    This family-friendly festival allows the public to sample the teams' delicious BBQ with donations going to The BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. The two-day event includes The British Columbia Chili Championship and The BC BBQ Championship has four categories: pork shoulder, brisket, chicken and ribs.
  • Barks and Burgers
    in Orlando, FL on October 11, 2014

    This will be an exciting day of gourmet burger sampling, fantastic music and fun with proceeds benefitting The Urban Pet Project. There'll be a showdown of area restaurants and chefs as they compete to be Orlando's Best Burger. Enjoy burgers from vendors catering to all palates from seafood to vegan and then cast your vote!
  • Ribs, Pigs and Watermelons
    in Huntington Beach, CA on August 8-10, 2014

    The 3rd Annual Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons Professional BBQ Competition and Beer Festival will have about 65 BBQ teams competing for $10,000.00 prize money on both Saturday and Sunday in the three-day event from August 8-10, 2014 at the Huntington State Beach in CA.
  • Tri-Cities Baconfest
    in Johnson City, TN on August 30, 2014

    The Tri-Cities Baconfest is the tastiest event in Tennessee! The festival features dozens of Pork Partners sampling delicious bacon-infused dishes. The Tri-Cities Baconfest is a celebration of America’s Favorite Meat..BACON!
  • Best-of-the-Best Burger Battle
    in Mammoth Lakes, CA on July 11, 2014

    Our 4th Annual two-day event kicks off Friday with the "Best-of-the-Best-Burger Battle." Includes wine and food seminars, Star Chef dinners, and the Saturday Grand Tasting featuring 25+ wineries pouring 100+ wines, culinary school teams competing in the “Great Outdoor Cooking Contest, auctions, and live entertainment all in support of education and the arts.
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The #BBQ competition just got hotter! Congrats to The Smokin Hills on their GC #win at Big Island BBQ
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The #dessert category just got sweeter! Congrats to Smokin Bros BBQ for their Golden Ticket win at Big Island BBQ!
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WFC Announces a Full Field of BBQ Competitors for 2014
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