Upcoming Events (mainly BBQ) in the Louisiana Pit:
(a contest name in red indicates a State Championship, indicates the contest points will count toward the Points Chase as long as there are at least 15 teams in attendance)

March 8-9, 2013 - Marksville, LA - 6th bi-annual TBIPAC Spring BBQ Throwdown and Trade Days (IBCA)
Website: http://www.tbipac.com/

Flyer: Click here

The contest will be held at Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA
Contest Info:
Amy Sampson
Phone: 318-240-6414
Entry Fee: $150 (Dessert, Soup/Gumbo, Margaritas, Sauce - $25 each)

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: yes

March 15-16, 2013 - Marrero, LA - 2013 Westbank BBQ Cook-off (IBCA)

Flyer: Click here
Contest Info:
Don Boyd
Phone: 504-460-4050
Email: don@cafehope.org
Entry Fee: $125

Power available at site: limited
Water available at site: limited
RV hookups: no

March 16, 2013 - Bogalusa, LA - Cassidy Park Cook-Off/BBQ (Non-Sanctioned)

Flyer: Click here
Contest Info:
Fran Harry
Phone: 985-732-2424
or
Jennifer McDow
Phone:985-750-5270
Email: info@museumsofcassidypark.org
Entry Fee: $25/category (Beef, Fowl, Pork, Seafood, Wild Game) (after February 15 $35/category)

March 22-23, 2013 - Hammond, LA - The Smokin' Blues & BBQ Challenge (KCBS)
Website: http://www.hammondbluesandbbq.com
Contest Info:
Eric Phares
Phone: 985-969-8172
Email: cityglass632@bellsouth.net
Entry Fee: $250 ($150 Backyard Boogie)

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: no

March 22-23, 2013 - New Orleans, LA - Hogs for the Cause (Non-Sanctioned)
Website: http://www.hogsforthecause.org
Contest Info:
Please see http://www.hogsforthecause.org
Entry Fee: Event full for 2013

March 29-30, 2013 - Slidell, LA - Slidell BBQ Challenge (KCBS)
Website: http://www.labbq.org/slidell/
Contest Info:
Arnold "Skinny" King
PO Box 1953
Slidell, LA 70459
Phone: 985-643-6863
Email: skinny339@yahoo.com
Entry Fee: $250

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: no

April 5-6, 2013 - Houma, LA - Chabert Medical Center Foundation Barbecue Cook-off 2013 (Non-Sanctioned)

Flyer: Click here
Contest Info:
"Little General" Alese Glynn
Phone: 985-637-1083
Email: aglynn@osf-llc.com
or
Laura Dain
Phone: 832-289-2801
Email: ldain@osf-llc.com
or
Sam Hotard
Phone: 985-688-7111
Email: samhotard1@gmail.com
Mail to:
Chabert Medical Center Foundation
P.O. Box 4337
Houma, LA 70361
Entry Fee: $25/category (Chicken, Spare Ribs, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket) Potato Salad, Beans $25 each
Must donate 20 lbs. chicken, 5 racks ribs, 2 pork butts, and 2 beef briskets

April 19-20, 2013 - Shreveport, LA - Holiday in Dixie BBQ Cook-off (Non-Sanctioned)
Website: http://holidayindixie.com/holiday-in-dixie-bbq-cook-off-2/

Flyer: Click here

Contest Info:
Holiday in Dixie - Monica
Phone: (318) 865-5555

Mail to:
220 Carrol Street Suite 2
Shreveport, LA 71105
Entry Fee: $150 20x20 site, $225 40x40 site

Power available at site: yes (15 amp only)
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: no

April 26-27, 2013 - New Roads, LA - Rockin' and Roasting on the River (IBCA)
Website: http://www.pcchamber.org/PressRoom/PressRoomDisplay.asp?p1=5686&p2=Y&E=N

Flyer: Click here
Contest Info:
Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce
225-638-3500
Email

Mail entry fees and registration form to:
Pointe Coupee Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 555
New Roads, LA 70760
Entry Fee: $125 ($25 Sauce, $25 Barbeque Beans (Navy))(Deadline to register is April 19, 2013)

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: no

July 3-4, 2013 - Marksville, LA - 2nd Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest BBQ Cook-Off (IBCA)
Flyer: Click here
Contest Info:
Bart Jones
Phone: 318-305-6000
Email

Mail entries to:
Avoyelles Arts Council
P.O. Box 956
Marksville, LA 71351
Entry Fee: $110 ($10 Sauce, $10 Hamburger)

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes (bring own container)
RV hookups: no

July 19-20, 2013 - Morgan City, LA - Bayou BBQ Bash (IBCA)

Flyer: Click here
Contest Info:
Donna
Phone: 985-384-3830

Mail application to:
Bayou BBQ Bash
c/o St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce
P O Box 2606
Morgan City, LA 70381

Entry Fee: $150/$50 meat category ($25 sauce)

Power available at site: ??
Water available at site: ??
RV hookups: no

September 6-7, 2013 - Gonzales, LA - Think Safe, Think Family BBQ Cook-off (IBCA)
Website: http://www.alliancesafetycouncil.org/
Contest Info:
Renee Barbier
Phone: 225-282-3301
Entry Fee: TBD

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: yes

September 27-28, 2013 - Vidalia, LA - Jim Bowie State Championship BBQ Throwdown (KCBS)
Website: http://www.concordiachamberofcommerce.com/bowie.htm
Contest Info:
Ann Westmoreland
Email
Phone: 318-336-8223

Mail completed application with check payable to:
Jim Bowie Festival
1401 Carter Street
Vidalia, La 71373
Entry Fee: $225 ($50 cleanup deposit refunded after event)

Power available at site: yes
Water available at site: yes
RV hookups: yes

Some more upcoming events (not necessarily BBQ contests) in Louisiana:

April 3-6, 2013 - Oak Grove, LA - North Louisiana Sweet Potato Festival

April 5-7, 2013 - New Iberia, LA - Cajun Hot Sauce Festival

April 13-14, 2013 - Lake Charles, LA - Cajun Hot Sauce Festival

April 26-27 - Arnaudville, LA - Etouffee Festival

May 3-5, 2013 (First weekend in May) - Breaux Bridge, LA - Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

May 3-5, 2013 - Chalmette, LA - Tomato Festival

May 23-26, 2013 - Gonzales, LA - Jambalaya Festival

May 23-26, 2013 - Shreveport, LA - Mudbug Madness Festival

May 31-June 1, 2013 - Natchitoches, LA - Cookin' on the Cane (IBCA)

June 14-16, 2013 - Bunkie, LA - Louisiana Corn Festival

June 21-22, 2013 - Ruston, LA - Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival

July 4-7, 2013 - Mandeville, LA - 35th Annual Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival

July 26-27, 2013 - Farmerville, LA - Louisiana Watermelon Festival

August 15-18, 2013 - Delcambre, LA - Delcambre Shrimp Festival

September 13-14, 2013 - Lydia, LA - Lydia Cajun Food Fest

September 13-14, 2013 - Port Allen, LA - Smokin' Oldies BBQ Cook Off (IBCA)

September 20-21, 2013 - Natchitoches, LA - Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival

September 25-29, 2013 - New Iberia, LA - Louisiana Sugarcane Festival

October 18-19, 2013 - Ponchatoula, LA - Ponchatoula's Party in the Pits (IBCA)

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