- Pork in the Park - Salisbury, MD
Official Maryland State Barbecue Championship, sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and held annually each April at Winterplace Park in Salisbury, MD.
- New Jersey State Barbecue Championship - North Wildwood, NJ
Annual event held in North Wildwood, NJ, features blues bands and the best barbecue from around the region.
- National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington, DC
Annual event on Pennsylvania Avenue featuring music, attractions and special exhibits, and of course barbecue.
- Summer Fest - New Holland, PA
Pennsylvania state barbecue championship and motorcycle show.
- Carolina Q Cup - Columbia, SC
Annual event in Columbia, SC, bringing together 50 of the best teams in the area.
- BBQ at the Summit - Dillon, CO
The world's highest KCBS-sanctioned barbecue contest.
- Maryland BBQ Bash - Bel Air, MD
Sanctioned KCBS event features bands, crafts, and plenty of barbecue.
- Ben Biken BBQ Bash
Annual barbecue contest held in Sparta, WI.
- Tennesse State Bar-B-Que Festival - Lenoir City, TN
Annual competition held in Lenoir City, TN.
- Barbecue on the River - Bristol, PA
KCBS sanctioned event in Bristol, PA.
- Cape Cod BBQ Challenge
Competition BBQ teams from throughout the region compete for cash and bragging rights.
- Great Camden Barbeque Cookoff - Camden, AK
Annual KCBS sanctioned event in Camden, AR.
- Greater Hickory Smoke - Hickory, NC
Barbecue competition and festival held every spring in Hickory, NC.