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.

2016 Team of the Year: Wine Country Q
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Event Name Location Date Information Payment / Results Prize Purse
6th Annual Winter Blues Rib Rally Vancouver, WA 3/11/17 Signup & Info Results $1,500
BBQ in April for April (lite event) Langley, BC 4/15/17 Registration Website Results
Washington State Spring Fair BBQ Playoffs Puyallup, WA 4/22/17 - 4/23/17 Flyer
RV Park Info
Registration Form
Results $15,000
Canadian Festival of Chili & BBQ Langley, BC 5/6/17 - 5/7/17 Website Results $15,000
Eastern WA BBQ Championship @ Pybus Market Wenatchee, WA 5/13/17 - 5/14/17 Registration Form Extra Categories
Main Competition
Cruizin Chelan PNWBA Pro BBQ Classic Lake Chelan, WA 6/2/17 - 6/3/17 Registration Form Results $10,000
Bottles, Brews & BBQ's Prosser, WA 6/9/17 - 6/10/17 Registration Form Results $8,000
South Sound BBQ Festival Lacey, WA 7/7/17 - 7/8/17 Registration Form Results $3,000
Oregon Crafted Swine & Spirits BBQ Festival Redmond, OR 7/22/17 - 7/23/17 Registration Form Results $5,000
Canadian National Championships Whistler, BC 8/4/17 - 8/6/17 Registration/Website Side Categories
Main Categories
Smokin' in the Root Stevensville, MT 8/4/17 - 8/5/17 Website/Info
Registration Form
Results $5,000
Oak Harbor Pig Fest Oak Harbor, WA 8/12/17 - 8/13/17 Registration Form Results $7,000
Benton-Franklin Fair BBQ Cook-off (lite event) Kennewick, WA 8/26/17 Flyer
Registration Page
Results $3,250
Showdown at Juarez Canyon (26 team limit) Oregon City, OR 9/2/17 - 9/3/17 Registration Form Side Categories
Main Categories
Harvest Festival Grand Coulee, WA 9/16/17 - 9/17/17 Flyer
Registration Website
Side Categories
Main Categories
Annual Meeting Suquamish, WA 11/11/17 Flyer PayPal Link
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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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