MEMbership testimonials

What do people say about NBBQA?

I want to tell everyone out there to make sure if you are not a member of NBBQA it doesn't matter if you are in the business or not and just a BBQ enthusisast, Be member join up and make your voice heard and want to see you here next year! - Myron Mixon, Myron Mixon Smokers, BBQ Pitmaster Show Food Network

"I've got to spend time with Myron Mixon, Tuffy Stone, Moe Cason and a bunch of great people. I've learned a lot, not just about bbq, but about friendship and meeting BBQ Family.

- Ty Machado,  NBBQA Member, FOOD NETWORK “Kids BBQ Championship”

I've been coming to the NBBQA conferences from the early 90's. I've been a big Green Egg Chef for 15 years. I care so much about Big Green Egg and the NBBQA organization. It's great to work for both organizations to make it all happen. This is a big time barbecue event with a large crowd. 

- Dr. BBQ, Big Green Egg Chef, NBBQA member

"I think what's amazing about the NBBQA is the whether or pitmaster, a restauranteur, whether it's product you are developing, it all converges on this weekend. For just a small entry fee, the public is allowed to come in and taste all of this bbq for the world's greatest pitmasters. There are dozens of World Championship Pitmasters cooking here at the NBBQA event."

- Tuffy Stone, Cool Smoke Team, BBQ Pitmaster Show Food Network

"I love the NBBQA because I AM BBQ."

- Diva Q, Danielle Bennett, Traeger Grills

I've got a lot resources and mentors here. If I have a question about cooking techniques to marketing techniques all the way up to the business techniques. The great thing is everyone brings in their own expertise to the organization. 

- Saffron Hodgson,

A Kind Word From Our Sponsors

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Our experience with the conference/BBQ Bash in 2016 was fantastic! We developed some significant relationships with NBBQA members at the conference-which will provide benefits for years. Our

participation in the BBQ Bash presented our brand to consumers in the most ideal way. I don’t think we have ever completed an event with such a feeling of satisfaction!

- Dan Martin, Vice-President of Cheerwine Sales

GrillgrateGrillGrate has been a proud sponsor of NBBQA for the past several years. The 2017 sponsor experience was the best yet. Having a display area in the main area allowed for continuous interaction and engagement. Grilling demos during the public day is like a huge family BBQ picnic. NBBQA is one of the highlights of our year- we’ve made lifelong friends and great business contacts. We look forward to coming back to Fort Worth for IAMBBQ2018. - Brad Barrett, CEO GrillGrate

Attending BBQ 2017 Conference was the most influential Show / Conference of the Year. - Patrick King, Owner Diamond King Smoker

“The Annual Conference could have been the year’s most impressive collection of BBQ masters this side of Memphis. Other than an EGGfest, I don’t know when I’ve had so much great food from live fire cooking in one spot. And the Big Green Egg was right at home up and down the block. -

 Bob Atkinson, Big Green Egg