Welcome to the GBA

The Georgia Barbecue Association is the South’s newest up and coming barbecue competition sanctioning organization. Since some of the best barbecue cooks are right here in the State of Georgia, the GBA was conceived by a handful of individuals who thought it was time to let the rest of the nation know that the best barbecue comes out of the South. The Georgia Barbecue Association has quickly grown to over 600 members, 500+ certified judges and over 200 competition cook teams. Those numbers continue to grow. We invite you to join the GBA and become a part of the new wave of barbecue competitions.



Team of the Year Banquet

Team of the Year Banquet The Georgia Barbecue Association (GBA) will hold its first ever Team of the Year Banquet on August 16, 2014 at the Canongate-Healy Point Country Club in Macon. The event will begin at 6:00 pm with an Icebreaker Reception.  The banquet will be served at 7:00 pm with the Team of …

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Bikes Blues & BBQ Photos

 Bikes, Blues & BBQ Photos

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Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Bubba Grills Takes Grand at Bikes, Blues & BBQ The Georgia Barbecue Association brought competition BBQ back to Douglas, GA for the Bikes, Blues & BBQ Festival held at Douglas Gene Chambers Municipal Airport. Twenty-seven teams persevered though heavy rains and a late night wind storm to produce championship BBQ.  The GBA judges really had …

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Durhamtown 2014 Photos

Durhamtown 2014 The GBA had a great time at Durhamtown.  Below are a few pics from the event

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Back to Back Grands for Smokin’ 42 BBQ

Back to Back Grands for Smokin’ 42 BBQ   The “Black Train” from Tifton, GA is on a serious roll in the Georgia Barbecue Assocation. Fresh off a Grand Championship earlier this month in their hometown contest, Smokin’ 42 BBQ made it two Grands in a row with a win at the Durhamtown Moonshiners BBQ …

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GBA Judge Training Class Held

GBA Judge Training Class Held The Georgia Barbecue Association, in association with the North Cobb Rotary Club and the Smoke on the Water BBQ Festival, held a judge training class at the Roberts School in Acworth, GA on March 8, 2014.  Forty three new judges were trained and became eligible to judge in GBA sanctioned …

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