Brenau Barbecue Championship on ‘Hiatus’ for 2014

Brenau University has announced that the Brenau Barbecue Championship scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in Gainesville, Ga., has been placed on hiatus – at least for 2014. The university’s president, Ed Schrader, said the university at some time in the future would like to resume...

Dixie-Que took first place in the MBN Ribs category.

2013 MBN Winners Gallery

While many teams competed and in the Memphis Barbecue Network categories, the six teams listed below consistently sat at the top of the leaderboards for their fine barbecue. View all of the MBN awards results.

Smokin' 42 took first place in the GBA Pork Loin category.

2013 GBA Winners Gallery

While all the teams produced delicious barbecue, the teams below were selected by the Georgia Barbecue Association judges as exemplary. Each of the following teams were chosen to be in the top three of at least one GBA category. View the complete GBA awards results....

Chad Brooks, left, and Chris O'Neal cheer from the stage at the Brenau University Amphitheatre as the are announced the Grand Champions of the GBA competition at the Brenau Barbecue Championship. The Smokin' 42 team from Tifton, Ga. also earned first place in the GBA rib competition. By winning the Grand Championship prize, Smokin' 42 has earned a trip to Las Vegas in the fall to compete in the World Food Championships.

Macon and Tifton Teams Win Rights to Compete in Las Vegas as Grand Champions of Brenau University’s 5th Barbecue Championship

Dixie-Que of Macon, Ga., and Smokin’ 42 Barbecue from Tifton, Ga., earned rights to compete in the World Food Championships in Las Vegas after winning Grand Champion status in the Memphis Barbecue Network and Georgia Barbecue Association competitions here Saturday, May 25, at the 5th Annual...

Patrons at the Fifth Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship are encouraged to share photos and videos of the good times had at the festival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #brenaubbq.

Brenau Barbecue Championship Goes Digital With Online Community

The Fifth Annual Brenau Barbecue Championship opens at 10 a.m. Saturday to the smell of wood smoke and barbecue, sounds of local musicians including Gainesville’s Back in Time and other attractions like a classic car show, a supervised kids’ play area and other things to...