What is the PNWBA?

The Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of barbecue in the Northwest. The PNWBA is committed to educating the public in the furtherance and development of authentic barbecue knowledge through cooking classes, judging classes, and competition barbecue cooking events. Our organization is managed by a Board of Directors who are made up completely with volunteers.


Been working on your BBQ skills and are ready to take it to a new level?  Events in the PNW sanction with the Pacific Northwest BBQ Association to promote organized BBQ competitions.

View more information on competition schedule, rules, pitmaster classes and more:



The PNWBA trains and certifies tasting judges on how to judge competition BBQ. To be a judge, you must have an open mind and enjoy great food. 

View more information on judging opportunities for upcoming events, rules, judging classes and more.

Event Organizers


Want to host a sanctioned BBQ competiton for your event? We can help you add some excitement and provide an opportunity for our area teams and judges.

View more information on sanctioning your competition with the PNWBA:

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