What is the FBA?

The FBA, or Florida Bar-B-Que Association is the sanctioning body for the Tri-State BBQ Festival. They train the judges and create a level playing field for all the teams, whether backyard or pro, and also provide the “reps” who oversee the contest and the judging process. We often get teams asking if they need to Read More

FBA Teams Please Take Note…

Besides being a wonderful contest with over $10,300 in prize money on the professional side, why else should teams enter the pro division of the event?

The Tri-State BBQ Festival contest is a qualifier for four big contests:

Jack Daniels Invitational – super bowl of BBQ world championships American Royal in Kansas City, MO – Read More

BBQ Teams and Cooks- Need A Refresher Class in Competition Cooking?

Forrests’s Fine Foods LLC will be hosting a Competition BBQ Class on March 29-30 2014. The class will be held near Cottondale FL and will begin with a meet and greet supper on Friday night. The class will be presented in contest format, with the exception of a Friday/Saturday structure it will be done Saturday/Sunday. Read More

Tri-State BBQ Festival Named in Statewide “TOP 10″ Events List

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The state of Alabama, through their department of travel and tourism, compiles a list of events and festivals held state-wide. The then publish a fantastic, beautifully complied booklet that is put out at tourism stations and rest areas across the state. The 96 page book has some awesome photography of area events, and is a Read More

See where in the world competition teams are coming from!

Competition teams as of 12/19/11

From our new website, www.tristatebbq.com, you can see where all the competing teams are coming from, and if they are vending, competing in the pro division or competing as a backyard team. Just click the competition tab, and then the competitors link from the drop down menu. Then, go to the bottom of the page Read More