June 13 – Jeffersonville – Smoke on the Water
June 27 – Franklin – Smoke on the Square
August 30 – Connorsville – Thunder in the Park
June 20 – Quincy – Knights of Columbus
July 11 – St. Charles – Firin’ up the Fox
August 22 – Lincoln – Up in Smoke
July 11 – Green Bay – Gold Ribbon BBQ Festival
August 22 – Washington Island – Death’s Door
August 22 – Kenosha – Grill Games
May 16 – West Chester – Buckeye State Championship
Oct 10 – Cincinnati – River Grill BBQ
Oct 17 – Nelsonville – Ohio Smoked Meat Festival
July 26 – Grand Rapids – Taste of Grand Rapids
August 8 – Newaygo – Dam Good BBQ
Sept 12 – Mears – Silver Lake Apple & BBQ Festival
July 11 – Madelia – Madelia Blazin BBQ
August 8 – Rochester – Med City BBQ
August 22 – Albert Lea – Big Island BBQ
Our Sausage Class that was scheduled for Feb 1st has been rescheduled for March 29th,2014. Still at the Holiday Inn in Birch Run Michigan.
Cost is still $20.00 for members and $35.00 for non members.
You can pay via Paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can pay via check by mailing to:
Payable to: Great Lakes Barbecue Association
Checks can be sent to:
8893 Hahn St, Utica, Mi. 48317
The GLBBQA is proud to announce that Donny and Tracy Bray of Warren County Pork Choppers is heading north to come teach his “Tell All” BBQ Class!!! Donny will give you his all, it is more than just rubs and sauces, it is his mental fortitude on how to go for the win!! You will learn when your meat is truly done, and how to get the most out of your products that you turn in. Don’t miss the team that finished with the second highest points total in the history of the KCBS’s Team of the Year. Below is all the info you will need, also head over to GLBBQA.com and you can purchase raffle tickets at $25 each or 5 for $100 for a chance at a free seat to the class!! So if you sign up then win the raffle we will refund your money!!
Date: February 22nd and 23rd, 2014
Cost: $750 per student, an additional $100 for spouses
Class beginning at 3pm on Saturday and wrapping up around 3pm on Sunday
Location: Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 E. Cork St. Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-385-3922 discounted reservations will be available after 1/23/14
A dinner buffet will be served on Saturday night with the following: Tossed salad, rolls & butter, Chicken Marsala, Roast Beef,Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes with gravy, and Chefs choice of vegetable.
A breakfast buffet will be served on Sunday morning with the following: Bacon, sausage, eggs, toast, biscuits and gravy, and fruit.
Rooms will be discounted to $89 plus tax for Friday(if people want to come in then) and Saturday nights.
***Please go to TheBBQSuperstore.com to pay for the class
***Please go to GLBBQA.com to purchase your chance at a free seat for the class!! The drawing will be held on February 7th.
The GLBBQA is pleased to announce that we are hosting The Warren County Pork Choppers BBQ Class in Kalamazoo MI.
Donny and the Warren County team are bringing their highly recommended Comp BBQ Class to The Four Points by Sheraton Kalamazoo
3600 E. Cork St. Ct., Kalamazoo, MI 49001
on Feb 22nd and 23rd.
Warren County has generously donated a seat to the GLBBQA to raffle off to our members and friends. The cost of the raffle is $25.00 per ticket or $100.00 for 5 tickets. We will draw the winner on Feb 7th.
You can buy a raffle ticket via paypal at: email@example.com (please note on your purchase that this is for the WCPC Class) or via check/mail to:
8893 Hahn St
(please note on your purchase that this is for the WCPC Class)
If you would like to pay for the class and a raffle ticket, we will refund the price of the class if you win. The price of the class is $750.00.
More info to follow on the details of the class.
The GLBBQA is pleased to announce our Annual Meeting/Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at
Bay Valley Resort
2470 Old Bridge Rd, Bay City, Mi. 48706
The Annual Meeting will begin at 11:00 am and run until 2pm.
The Banquet which will be a 3 entree buffet style meal will begin at approximately 5pm and Awards Ceremony to follow.
There is no cost to attend the Annual Meeting.
The cost for the Banquet Dinner is $30.00 per person.
Rooms at the discounted rate of $74.00 plus tax can be obtained by calling the resort at 888-241-4653, tell them you are with the Great Lakes BBQ Association.
We have a block of 15 rooms reserved that will be released on February 15 so please make your room reservations soon.
The final head count for the Banquet Dinner is February 20, 2014
You can pay via Eventbrite at this link:
Or via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
The GLBBQA is pleased to announce that all the nominees have been confirmed and contacted.
Here are your 2014 nominees for the one open position on the BOD:
Thank you for volunteering your time.
Let the campaigning begin!!
Voting will be held Late Feb/Early Mar…
When: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 10:00 am until approximately 2:00 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Express
12150 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run, Mi. 48415
Cost: $20.00 for GLBBQA Members
$35.00 for Non-GLBBQA Members
This is a beginners class the outline includes but is not limited to:
Meats including Wild Game
Grinding info including different grinds
Types of Grinders
Types of Stuffers
Via Paypal at email@example.com
Checks can be sent to:
The Nomination Period for 1 position on the BOD is now open and will remain open until December 15th,2013. To be eligible you must be a member in good standing and you must be able to commit the required amount of time to attend meetings and work on assigned projects.
You can self-nominate or you can nominate someone who you think will make a good addition to the Board.
To nominate a person please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rules and prize list for the 2013 Beak 2 Beak Invitational are available here:
Please be advised to check over the rules very carefully. If you have any questions please send us an email at email@example.com
Here is a list of all of the teams (and the contest they qualified at) that have qualified so far for the 2013 B2B:
Current list of eligible contestants in to the 2013 Beak to Beak Invitational
2012 Beak to Beak Invitational – Rubbed Smoked & Sauced BBQ
Silver Lake Apple BBQ Festival 2012 – Big Brothers BBQ
1st Annual Parkinson’s Smoke Out – THUNDER HOG BBQ
Wabash Ribber Fest Barbecue Championship – THE FLYING BURRITOS
The Masters in May – TIPPYCANOE BBQ CREW
Smokin’ on the Water – BIG JT’S SMOKIN BBQ
Randolph County Pig Party – THE FLYING BURRITOS
Westmont Red, White & BBQ – MCFRANKENBOO BBQ
Poor Que – QUAU
Smokin’ on the River – YELLOW RIVER BBQ
Pig in the Park – BREW-B-Q
Knights of Columbus*-4 SMOKIN’ BUTTS
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – GILLY’S BBQ
5th Annual Auburn Hills Barbecue Cook-off – SMOKIN’ ACES CRAPSHOOT BBQ
Legacy BBQ Championship – DEAD PIGS TELL NO TALES
Super City Blues & Ques – RURAL ROUTE BBQ
Smoke on the Square: In Memory of David Harness – PIG PAK
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – QUAU
Grillin’ in Grafton – QU SMOKIN KREWE
Firin’ Up the Fox BBQ Contest*- BBQ SAUCE WORKS – CHURCH
Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour – MA & PA’S KETTLE
The GLBBQA is pleased to announce our 180 Bounty Program.
Here is how it works.
Goal: A cash bonanza for the first GLBBQA member to receive a score
of 180 in one of the four major meat categories at any KCBS
sanctioned event in the Great Lakes area.
Eligibility: Any member in good standing of the GLBBQA.
Members must buy in for $50 prior to the 180.
Member must be in good standing at the time of the 180.
New York Illinois
Rules: Buy in any time prior to the start of the contest in which
the 180 is scored. Be in good standing at the time of the 180
Once “in” you will remain “in” as long as dues are current.
Should your membership laps at some point simply rejoin
and as soon as your dues are paid you will again be eligible.
GLBBQA will match entry fees up to $500.
Sign up form is attached and you can utilize Paypal from our main page of the website.
Please indicate that you are making payment for the 180 Bounty Program.
- Events are coming soon, stay tuned!
February 1st Sausage Class – Birch Run
February 22-23 – Warren County Pork Choppers Comp Class. Kalamazoo,MI
March 8th – GLBBQA Annual Meeting/Awards Banquet – Bay City MI