The Association began in the summer of 2004, when a few guys got together and decided to have a BBQ cook-off to see who really did have the best backyard BBQ in town. From that moment on, more and more people have heard about the opportunity to show off their skills, have great food, meet new people, and have a fantastic time doing what they love to do...BBQ.


The Alaska State BBQ Competition qualifies the winner to get an invite to the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational which is the annual international competition in Tennessee. There are teams that come from all over the world to compete in the weekend event. It is an amazing sight to see- the elaborate set ups the various teams use to turn out their prize winning meats. No one can ignore the amazing aromas and mouth watering taste of the prize winning smoked items coming off the smokers and being prepped for the next turn in. 


In 2017, the Mat-Su BBQ Battle was started and, starting in 2019, the winner will receive an invitation to The American Royal World Series of Barbecue®, which is a longstanding tradition in Kansas City. Competitors from around the world join in the world’s largest barbecue competition to be crowned the grand champion in the Invitational Competition, Open Competition, Sides Competition, and Kids Que!


The Brr-B-Que and the Breakup Shakeup are smaller competitions in Alaska, but are still lots of fun. Be sure to check out their pages for more information.


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We are growing and are excited about the new events and people that are helping to make this a great group to be part of!


​A LITTLE ABOUT US

Alaska BBQ Association

Alaska BBQ Association

PO Box 72088

Fairbanks, AK 99707

(907) 460-6574