What is the PNWBA?

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.


Ready to take your BBQ skills to the next level? Join the thriving community of BBQ enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest! The Pacific Northwest BBQ Association (PNWBA) sanctions top-tier BBQ competitions, providing the perfect platform for you to showcase your talents and learn from the best.

Whether you're a seasoned pitmaster or just starting out, the PNWBA offers everything you need to elevate your BBQ game. Dive into the world of competitive BBQ with us and become part of a passionate, fun-loving community. Visit now and start your BBQ journey today!


Are you passionate about great BBQ and have an open mind for food? The Pacific Northwest BBQ Association (PNWBA) offers a unique opportunity to become a certified BBQ tasting judge. We train and certify judges to ensure fair and delicious competitions.

Join us and enjoy the best BBQ while playing a crucial role in our competitions. Visit now to learn more and start your journey as a BBQ judge with PNWBA!

Event Organizers

Looking to add excitement to your event? Host a sanctioned BBQ competition with the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association (PNWBA)! We offer support and guidance to ensure your competition is a hit, providing a fantastic opportunity for local, regional, national and International BBQ teams and judges to showcase their skills.

View more information on sanctioning your competition with the PNWBA.

Become a PNWBA member

Support the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association (PNWBA) and enjoy exclusive member benefits! As a member, you’ll receive updates on upcoming events, have the opportunity to participate in member elections, and much more.
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