Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association

The Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of barbecue in the Northwest.The PNWBA is committed to educating the public in the furtherance and development of authentic barbecue knowledge through cooking classes, judging classes, and competition barbecue cooking events. Our organization is managed by a Board of Directors who are made up completely with volunteers.

Upcoming PNWBA Events

Compete in professional BBQ competitions and win ribbons, trophies, and prize money. These are the events where you will use your Cooking and Judging class skills.
If events do not appear here please email PNWBA Events Coordinator.

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Event Name Location Date Information Payment / Results Prize Purse
7th Annual Winter Blues Rib Rally Vancouver, WA 3/31/18 Signup & Info $1,500
BBQ in April for April (lite event) Langley, BC 4/7/18 e-mail Wayne,
Washington State Spring Fair BBQ Playoffs Puyallup, WA 4/20/18 - 4/22/18 $17,500
Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ Langley, BC 5/5/18 - 5/6/18 Website $15,000
Bigfoot BBQ Libby, MT 5/26/18 - 5/27/18 $15,000
Cruzin' Chelan PNWBA Pro BBQ Classic Chelan, WA 6/1/18 - 6/2/18 TBA
Bottles, Brews & BBQs Prosser, WA 6/8/18 - 6/9/18 TBA
Oregon Crafted Swine & Spirits BBQ Festival Redmond, OR 7/28/18 - 7/29/18 TBA
Oak Harbor Pigfest Oak Harbor, WA 8/11/18 - 8/12/18 TBA
Benton-Franklin Fair BBQ Cook-off (lite event) Kennewick, WA 8/25/18 TBA
Showdown at Juarez Canyon Oregon City, OR 9/1/18 - 9/2/18 TBA
Clearwater's Grillfest 2018 Suquamish, WA 9/22/18 - 9/23/18 TBA
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Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are required at all PNWBA competitions, whether or not the local fire code for the event location requires them. At a minimum, fire extinguishers MUST be rated 2A40BC or 3A40BC.

Fire extinguishers MUST be current.
To be current, fire extinguishers must:

  1. Have been purchased within the last year with receipt proof of purchase
  2. Have been Serviced / certified within the last year with proof of service tag
  3. Have the needle in the green on the gauge.

Remember - just because it has been less than a year since the extinguisher was serviced / purchased, it still may be out of a charge.

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