World-Class BBQ Education, Programs and Events
Our programs and events bring experts and enthusiasts together to drive innovation—and have a good time. We’d love for you to join us!
The National Barbecue Association has been committed to supporting the needs of its members and the barbecue community for over 20 years. To help further that goal, we have developed a number of special projects. Some, like the Annual Conference, have been around from the beginning. Others, such as the Apprentice Program, have only recently been launched. However, all of them, regardless of their age, promote our mission to share and expand the diverse culture of barbecue through networking and education.
Click on an item from the Programs drop-down menu for individual project details.
Awards of ExcellenceThe annual Awards of Excellence competition recognizes the best BBQ products across 25 categories.
2014 ConferenceThe 2014 NBBQA Conference & Trade Show took place March 4-8 in San Marcos, Texas.
BBQ MarketplaceSearching for the best barbecue products and services? Whether you are just a backyarder or a BBQ restaurant tycoon, you will want to check out the BBQ Marketplace.