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Listing of Kosher BBQ Festivals & Competitions Around the U.S. 2018

Summer is the time for barbecuing, so if you’ve got BBQ game, you may want to check out some of these kosher competitions to show off your skills or go and enjoy the festivities and fleish!

Listed below are the locations and details. Cost of admission for non-participants ranges from free to a nominal donation.

(If any information here is missing or needs updating, please comment in the comments section below)


Cincinnati, OH: River City Kosher BBQ Festival June 3rd

  • Northern Hills Synagogue
  • 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Chicago, IL: Chicago Kosher BBQ Competition, At The Greater Chicago Jewish Festival June 9-10th

  • Morton Grove, IL

Cincinnati, OH: Kosher BBQ Cook-Off & Festival August 5th

  • Adath Israel 3201 E. Galbraith Rd.
  • Supervision by Cincinnati Vaad Hoier

Columbus, OH: Buckeye Kosher BBQ Festival August 12th

  • Capital University – 1 College and Main, Columbus, Ohio 43209
  • Supervision by Buckeye Kosher



Philadelphia, PA: 2nd Annual Charity Hava Nagrila BBQ Festival August 26th

  • Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El – 1001 Remington Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096
  • $400-500 to enter competition
  • $10-20 to attend
  • Supervision by Keystone K


Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Kosher BBQ Championship September 3rd

  • Levine JCC 5007 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC 28226
  • $250-295 to enter competition
  • Mashgiach and Rabbi on site


St. Louis, MO: 3rd Annual BBQ Competition October 21st

  • 650 N. Price Rd. St. Louis, MO 63132
  • $350 to enter competition
  • Supervision by Rabbi Ze’ev Smason


Atlanta, GA: 6th Annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition October 21st

  • Pavillion @ Brook Run Park 4770 N Peachtree Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • $550 to enter competition
  • Mashgiach on site

Memphis, TN: 30th Anniversary ASBEE Kosher BBQ Contest October 21th

  • Anshei Sphard – Beth El Emeth Congregation (ASBEE) 120 East Yates Road North Memphis, Tennessee 38120
  • $150 to enter competition
  • Supervision by Rabbi Joel Finkelstein


Dallas, TX: Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship October 28th

  • Sunnyland Patio Furniture 7879 Spring Valley Road, Dallas, TX 75254
  • $375-425 to enter competition
  • Under the supervision of Dallas Kosher


San Antonio, TX: The Texas Kosher BBQ Championship November 12th

  • Congregation Agudas Achim
  • 16550 Huebner Road San Antonio, Texas 78248
  • $500 to enter competition
  • Food checked by Rabbi Abraham


Las Vegas, NV: JCC BBQ – Dates Unconfirmed



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Dani Klein

Dani Klein founded YeahThatsKosher in 2008 as a global kosher restaurant & travel resource for the Jewish community.

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